Category: Sneak Attack
Prerequisites: Any weapon skill
This skill may be limited only by the character’s profession.
When this skill is purchased it allows the player to stun a target with a weapon skill it is being coupled with. The Attacker must be striking the target from behind. An Ambush must also strike the back of the target from below the neck to above the waistline.
This skill may be coupled with the Enhanced Strength skill to help aid it in by-passing a targets Damage Reduction (DR) by being equal to or higher than the target’s DR.
The Attacker must strike the target from behind while stating “Ambush” plus any Enhanced Strength modifiers the attacker may have. Thus, an Orc Blood Rogue with a +5 Enhanced Strength score would state “Ambush +5 Strength”
A stunned target cannot move and is unconscious for a duration of one (1) minute. Any harm inflicted on the target during that time will awaken the target normally. In addition, if the target is subjected to a Killing blow, the target will awaken on “Killing One” and be considered defending themselves from the Killing attack.
This Skill does no actual damage to the target it only incapacitates them.
Some creatures and even some characters can develop a natural defense against this attack. These creatures will be unaffected by an Ambush unless their defenses can somehow be overcome.
Purchase Limit: Single Purchase