Category: Sneak Attack
The Eviscerate skill is a special attack skill, which allows the character to call a damaging attack which unless properly defended against will cause the defender to take quadruple (x4) the attackers sneak attack damage. This attack is an exception to the sneak attack targeting rules and can be called from any position.
To launch this, attack the character must say at minimum “Eviscerate” plus the weapon damage and type. This attack is only good for the one (1) swing in which it is made and is used whether it is successful or not.
For example, it would be feasible to hear, “Eviscerate 24 Magic” from a player using a magical weapon for the attack.
The strike must land on the player and make contact with their person. If physically blocked by a weapon or shield the attack is used up. Also, any of the Parry, Block or Dodge skills, will defend against this attack, if the target is aware of the attacker’s presence.
There are certain limitations to the damage that can be caused by this attack. The first is obviously the damage which the player would normally call, such that if a player would normally call “5 normal” they would be able to call up to “Eviscerate 20 normal” when using this skill. The skill is used up whether it is successful or not at that time.
The second would the maximum potential of the weapon. The damage from this skill can never exceed a weapon’s maximum potential damage regardless of the combination used with this weapon, such that a player who calls 40s from behind with a dagger would still be limited to 150 points of damage with this skill.
Even if the player had a magical weapon which allows double (x2) damage against certain creatures, this skill is still limited to the weapon’s maximum potential damage.
Some creatures and even some characters can develop a natural defense against certain attacks such as Lethal Strike, where in they only take a limited amount of damage. As the Eviscerate skill is a straight damaging skill the creature would take whatever the damage called against them would be, so long as the attack is successful. There is no form of personal spell shield which can be used against an Eviscerate.
The player may purchase this skill once after gaining five (5) levels of the Backstab Damage skill and other prerequisites. They may then purchase this skill each time they gain an additional five (5) levels of the Backstab Damage skill. Thus, it is possible for a player with Backstab Damage +13 to have 2.
Purchase Limit: Based on profession