Perforating Piston Offensive

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Kind: Celestial Martial Arts
Cost: 7 motes
Duration: One scene
Type: Simple
Min. Martial Arts: 5
Min. Essence: 3
Source: Pertinacious Automaton style inspired by Argent
Prerequisite Charms: Merciless Iron Assault
Summary: All unarmed attacks to piercing damage. Spend 1wp for an attack to ignore all armor.

The martial artist's synchronicity with the Great Maker grants him deep insight into the armor of his target. If he has Pertinacious Automaton Form activated, his fingers seem to end in pinpoints of light, like brightly burning embers. His punches and kicks slam through armor as if it were not there. All unarmed Martial Arts attacks made while this charm is active deal piercing damage. Further, any soak reduction done by other charms of this style are applied after this charm divides the soak in half.

In addition, the martial artist can reflexively spend a point of Willpower when making an unarmed Martial Arts attack to have that attack completely ignore all of the soak provided by armor, forcing the target to soak the attack only with their Stamina and charms that enhance natural soak.

Alchemical exalts activating this charm gain a point of temporary Clarity.


Knowledge of this charm can be gained from the following sources: