Short Blade

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Short Blade
Skill Tree

Short Blade


50 sp


0 Agility



You are skilled with small one-handed knives and blades.

Short Blade is the base skill for the Short Blade skill tree. All daggers and short blades use this skill. If a short blade performs a critical hit, it will inflict Bleeding on the target if they are able to bleed.

Skills in the Short Blade skill tree

Skill Cost Stat Skill Required Description
Short Blade Expertise 0 0 Agility You get +1 to hit with short blades. Also, you make primary-hand attacks with short blades as if your quickness were 25% higher.
Jab 100 17 Agility When you wield a short blade in your offhand, you make offhand attacks twice as often. This bonus applies to organic hands (natural and mutated) but not robotic hands.
Bloodletter 150 17 Agility Your short blade attacks that penetrate have a 75% chance to cause your opponent to bleed (0-1 damage per turn. toughness save; difficulty 20 + your agility modifier). The opponent saves to stop bleeding each round, and the save difficulty decreases by 1 each round. This effect can stack a number of times equal to 1 plus your agility modifier.
Hobble 150 21 Agility You make an attack with a short blade in your primary hand, looking for a weak spot in your opponent's armor. If you hit, you penetrate exactly once and hobble them (-50% movespeed for 16-20 rounds).
Pointed Circle 100 23 Agility Juke Whenever you juke an opponent while wielding a short blade in your primary hand, you make a free attack. If you have Bloodletter, the attack's chance to cause bleeding is 100%.
Rejoinder 250 25 Agility Once per turn, when an opponent misses you with a melee attack, there's a 40% chance you make a free attack with a short blade you're wielding.
Shank 250 27 Agility Activated; cooldown 10 (primary) or 20 (offhand). You make a melee attack with a short blade in your primary hand (preferred) or offhand. If you hit, the attack gets +2 penetration for each negative status effect your opponent suffers from.

Weapons That Use the Short Blade Skill