The Savage Night
DEFENSIVE COMBAT (1 Dot)
Prerequisites: Brawl 2, Weaponry 2
Effect: You are trained in the art of unarmed avoidance against melee weapons in combat. This martial technique involves familiarity with melee weapons along with timed maneuvers and blocks to prevent an opponent’s weapon from landing their desired hit. When unarmed, use your Brawl + Defense instead of merely having only your base defense for defending against a melee weapon attack. As well with the Defensive Combat Merit, you need only have a normal success for you to gain control of an opponents weapon during a Disarm attempt, instead of the traditional exceptional success. Normal rules for Dramatic failure still apply.