Perfect Sync Defense

Perfect Sync Defense

Cost: 4m; Mins: Martial Arts 5, Essence 4; Type: Reflexive (Step 7)
Keywords: Combo-OK, Obvious
Duration: Instant
Prerequisite Charms: Living Metal Approach, Ringing Death Kata

Presenting a united defense of weapon, armor, body, and soul, the martial artist shrugs in the face of even the most vicious onslaught. At his worst he is a juggernaut of metal and power. At his best, his defenses are proof against the wrath of the Titans themselves.

This charm increases the Hardness of a suit of armor attuned with Harmonic Alignment Technique by (Essence x 2) against a single attack, stacking with all other hardness the martial artist may possess. If his Sync value is at least equal to his Essence, he may pay a surcharge of 6m to elevate this to a perfect effect, negating all damage from the attack after all other modifiers have been applied. If his Sync value is twice his Essence or more, he may pay a surcharge of one point of Willpower to extend the duration of this charm’s extra hardness effect to one tick.

Using this charm as a perfect defense places incredible strain on the bond between the user and his armor. When the charm is used in this way, roll (Essence) and reduce the martial artist’s Sync value by the result. If this causes his Sync value to fall to zero, he must immediately end his commitment to his armor’s Harmonic Alignment Technique. This constitutes a special flaw of invulnerability.

Perfect Sync Defense

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