Melee

Starting Notes

Notation
(S) denotes a Starter Skill/Talent; everyone possess it at the start.
(ST) means the Skill/Talent can only be learned via Study.
(C) means the Skill/Talent contains a skill category; when purchasing the skill, select one category.
(GM) means the Skill/Talent must be run by the GM with justification before being taken. It may be inexplicable for your character or require a special challenge.

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Talent and Skill Cost Tables

Talent Tier Costs

Matching Aptitudes Tier One Tier Two Tier Three Tier Four
Two Aptitudes 200 300 400 500
One Aptitudes 300 450 600 750
No Aptitudes 600 900 1200 1500

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Skill Advances Costs

Matching Aptitudes Known Trained Experienced Veteran
Two Aptitudes 100 200 300 400
One Aptitudes 200 400 600 800
No Aptitudes 300 600 900 1200

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Melee Skills

MELEE SKILLS
WS Skills
Name Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Parry Weapon Skill Defense

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Tier One Talents

MELEE TALENTS
Generic Melee Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Ambidextrous 1 Agility 30 Weapon Skill Ballistic Skill
Berserk Charge 1 - Strength Offense
Disarm 1 Agility 30 Weapon Skill Defense
Street Fighting 1 WS 30 Weapon Skill Offense
Sure Strike 1 WS 30 Weapon Skill Finesse
Takedown 1 - Weapon Skill Offense
Crushing Weapon Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Crushing Weapon Proficiency 1 - Weapon Skill Strength
Anvil Blow 1 Crushing Weapon Proficiency, Strength 35 Weapon Skill Strength
Forceful Strike 1 Crushing Weapon Proficiency, Strength 35 Weapon Skill Strength
Shaking Blow 1 Crushing Weapon Proficiency, Strength 35 Weapon Skill Strength
Defensive Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Defensive Training 1 - Weapon Skill Defense
Guardian 1 Defensive Training, WS 35 Weapon Skill Defense
Maneuver Mastery 1 Defensive Training, WS 35 Weapon Skill Defense
Shield Bash 1 Defensive Training, WS 35 Weapon Skill Defense
Weapon Defense 1 Defensive Training, WS 35 Weapon Skill Defense
Heavy Blade Weapon Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Heavy Blade Weapon Proficiency 1 - Weapon Skill Offense
Assault Strike 1 Heavy Blade Weapon Proficiency, WS 35 Weapon Skill Offense
Crashing Charge 1 Heavy Blade Weapon Proficiency, WS 35 Weapon Skill Offense
Power Strike 1 Heavy Blade Weapon Proficiency, WS 35 Weapon Skill Offense
Light Blade Weapon Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Light Blade Weapon Proficiency 1 - Weapon Skill Finesse
Critical Seeker 1 Light Blade Weapon Proficiency, WS 35 Weapon Skill Finesse
Skilled Feint 1 Light Blade Weapon Proficiency, WS 35 Weapon Skill Finesse
Speed Strike 1 Light Blade Weapon Proficiency, WS 35 Weapon Skill Finesse
Polearm Weapon Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Polearm Weapon Proficiency 1 - Weapon Skill Defense
Brace 1 Polearm Weapon Proficiency, WS 35 Weapon Skill Defense
Pike Formation 1 Brace, WS 35 Weapon Skill Defense
Pole Warrior 1 Polearm Weapon Proficiency, WS 35 Weapon Skill Defense
Unarmed Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Unarmed Proficiency 1 - Weapon Skill Offense
Battle Stance 1 Unarmed Proficiency, WS 35 Weapon Skill Offense
Basic Style 4 Battle Stance, WS 40 Weapon Skill General
Enhanced Stance 1 Battle Stance, WS 40 Weapon Skill Offense

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Tier Two Talents

MELEE TALENTS
Generic Melee Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Combat Master 1 WS 45 Weapon Skill Defense
Counter Attack 1 WS 45, Parry+20 Weapon Skill Finesse
Crippling Strike 1 WS 50 Weapon Skill Finesse
Furious Assault 1 WS 40 Weapon Skill Offense
Precise Blow 1 WS 40, Sure Strike Weapon Skill Finesse
Swift Attack 1 WS 40 Weapon Skill Finesse
Two Weapon Wielder(C) 1 - Weapon Skill Finesse
Crushing Weapon Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Crushing Specialist 1 Crushing Weapon Proficiency, WS 40, Strength 45 Weapon Skill Strength
Dazing Blow 1 Anvil Blow, WS 35, Strength 45 Weapon Skill Strength
Disruption Blow 1 Forceful Strike, WS 35, Strength 45 Weapon Skill Strength
Reeling Blow 1 Shaking Blow, WS 35, Strength 45 Weapon Skill Strength
Defensive Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Armour Master 1 Defensive Training Toughness Defense
Forceful Push 1 Maneuver Mastery Weapon Skill Defense
Halt Advance 1 Weapon Defense Weapon Skill Defense
Sacrifice 1 Guardian Weapon Skill Defense
Shield Specialist 1 Weapon Defense Weapon Skill Defense
Heavy Blade Weapon Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Heavy Blade Specialist 1 Heavy Blade Weapon Proficiency, WS 45, Strength 40 Weapon Skill Offense
Monster Slayer 1 Power Strike, WS 45, Strength 35 Weapon Skill Offense
Vicious Assault 1 Assault Strike, WS 45, Strength 35 Weapon Skill Offense
Vendetta 1 Power Strike, WS 45, Strength 35 Weapon Skill Offense
Light Blade Weapon Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Light Blade Specialist 1 Light Blade Weapon Proficiency, WS 45, Agility 40 Weapon Skill Finesse
Deadly Cut 1 Speed Strike, WS 45, Agility 35 Weapon Skill Finesse
Exploited Opening 1 Skilled Feint, WS 45, Agility 35 Weapon Skill Finesse
Rapid Precision 1 Critical Seeker, WS 45, Agility 35 Weapon Skill Finesse
Polearm Weapon Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Polearm Specialist 1 Polearm Weapon Proficiency, WS 45 Weapon Skill Defense
Clear Out 1 Pike Fighter, WS 45 Weapon Skill Defense
Extended Reach 1 Pike Formation, WS 45 Weapon Skill Defense
Superior Brace 1 Brace, WS 45 Weapon Skill Defense
Unarmed Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Unarmed Specialist 1 Unarmed Proficiency, WS 45 Weapon Skill Offense
Improved Style 3 Basic Style, WS 45 Weapon Skill Offense
Superior Stance 1 Enhanced Stance, WS 45 Weapon Skill Offense

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Tier Three Talents

MELEE TALENTS
Generic Melee Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Arms Master 1 WS 45, BS 45 Weapon Skill Ballistic Skill
Assassin Strike 1 Agility 40, Acrobatics Weapon Skill Fieldcraft
Blade Dancer 1 WS 50, Two Weapon Wielder Weapon Skill Finesse
Crushing Blow 1 WS 45 Weapon Skill Offense
Killing Strike 1 WS 50 Weapon Skill Offense
Lightning Attack 1 Swift Attack Weapon Skill Finesse
Mastery (Parry) 1 Parry+30 Weapon Skill Defense
Thunder Charge 1 Strength 50 Strength Offense
Whirlwind of Death 1 WS 45 Weapon Skill Finesse
Crushing Weapon Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Crushing Master 1 Crushing Specialist, WS 45, Strength 50 Weapon Skill Strength
Brute Force 1 Crushing Specialist, WS 45, Strength 50 Weapon Skill Strength
Bone Breaker 1 Disruptive Blow, Strength 50, WS 40 Weapon Skill Strength
Concussive Bash 1 Dazing Blow, Strength 50, WS 40 Weapon Skill Strength
Defensive Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Defiant Defender 1 Shield Specialist Weapon Skill Defense
Fated Deflection 1 Shield Specialist Weapon Skill Defense
Immovable Object 1 Armour Master Weapon Skill Defense
Heavy Blade Weapon Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Heavy Blade Master 1 Heavy Blade Specialist, WS 50, Strength 45 Weapon Skill Offense
Bloody Slash 1 Thunder Charge, Vicious Assault, WS 50, Strength 40 Weapon Skill Offense
Hero's Blade 1 Bloody Slash, Vicious Assault, WS 50, Strength 40 Weapon Skill Offense
Trusted Arm 1 Heavy Blade Specialist, WS 50, Strength 40 Weapon Skill Offense
Light Blade Weapon Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Light Blade Master 1 Light Blade Specialist, WS 50, Agility 45 Weapon Skill Finesse
Executions! 1 Exploited Opening, WS 50, Agility 40 Weapon Skill Finesse
Frenetic Charge 1 Rapid Precision, WS 50, Agility 40 Weapon Skill Finesse
Serpent Strike 1 Deadly Cut, WS 50, Agility 40 Weapon Skill Finesse
Polearm Weapon Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Polearm Master 1 Polearm Specialist, WS 50 Weapon Skill Defense
Black Dragon 1 Clear Out, Lightning Attack, WS 50 Weapon Skill Defense
Phalanx 1 Extended Reach, WS 50 Weapon Skill Defense
Tercio 1 Superior Brace, WS 50 Weapon Skill Defense
Unarmed Talents
Name Frequency Prerequisites Aptitude 1 Aptitude 2
Unarmed Master 1 Unarmed Specialist, WS 50 Weapon Skill Offense
Elite Style 3 Improved Style, WS 50 Weapon Skill Offense
Legendary Stance 1 Superior Stance, WS 50 Weapon Skill Offense

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