Pyrotechnic Savant Form

Pyrotechnic Savant Form

Cost: 5m; Mins: Martial Arts 4, Essence 3; Type: Simple (Speed 3, DV -1)
Keywords: Form-type, Obvious
Duration: One Scene
Prerequisite Charms: Searing Coal’s Embrace, Brilliant Starburst Attack

As the Savant learns to harness the fire of his weapons, so too does he master his inner flame. Glowing with smoldering radiance, he stokes the fires of his soul until they blossom into a towering inferno of blazing essence that shines brightly from his flesh. Upon adopting this stance, the Pyrotechnic Savant gains several ongoing benefits:

  • If the martial artist’s form weapon normally requires reloading, this is no longer necessary. If the weapon does not require reloading, this effect provides no benefit.
  • The martial artist accepts the energy of his enemies’ attacks, drawing it into the inferno within. Reduce all damage taken by the martial artist’s Essence in step ten after all other calculations.
  • The martial artist’s attacks with his form weapon are augmented, blazing to new heights of brilliance. Increase the damage of any attack with the form weapon by the user’s Essence.

Design Commentary

The defensive benefit is great for avoiding minimum damage, but doesn’t prevent non-damage attacks like dodge or parry would. This is balanced against the simple potency of the bonus to damage dealt. The benefit of removing the need to reload is likely to be moot for most users of the style, but has potential value and utility.

Pyrotechnic Savant Form

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