Campaign of the Month: September 2013
Step: Rank + DEX
The adept uses his melee weapon to block an opponent’s melee attack, possibly turning it back on his erstwhile attacker, by making a Riposte Test against his opponent’s Attack Test result. If successful, the adept parries or blocks the attack and may immediately counterattack, comparing his Test Result against his opponent’s Physical Defense. On a Good Result, the riposting attack hits and the adept makes a Damage Test, as normal. Riposte Tests can result in Armor- Defeating Hits, but only if one level higher than normal (usually on an Extraordinary Result). Only attacks that he is aware of can be riposted by the adept. If he is Blindsided or Surprised, he cannot riposte the blow. The adept can use this talent a number of times each round equal to his Riposte Rank, but may only make a single counterattack per round. Riposte Tests can only be made against melee Attack Tests directed against the adept, including an opponent’s Riposte Test, if he also knows the talent or skill. An adept may not use both Riposte and another talent that negates being hit, such as Avoid Blow, against the same attack.