Inner Flame Understanding

Inner Flame Understanding

Cost: 10m, 1wp; Mins: Martial Arts 5, Essence 5; Type: Supplemental
Keywords: Obvious
Duration: Instant
Prerequisite Charms: Flame Tongue Insight

A flame exists within every creature – the spark of life, un-life, sorcery, or whatever it is that animates an entity’s essence. To the grand master of the Pyrotechnic Savant style, this inner flame is as evident as a beacon in the night, and as easily snuffed out. This charm supplements an attack with an appropriate form weapon, which must not be part of a flurry. The attack ignores soak completely, and if the damage dealt exceeds the target’s (Essence + Resistance) x 2, the target is instantly slain. Its spark snuffed out.

Design Commentary

This charm is simple and powerful, as you would expect from the capstone charm of a celestial martial art. At first blush it may seem too powerful, but because it cannot be included in combos, the odds of hitting the target number against opponents of any merit are reasonably low, considering its cost. Of course, it still has the benefit of bypassing soak with its normal damage, but that will often prove to be a tossup beside the sheer damage output available through the use of other charms.

Inner Flame Understanding

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