Refutation in Arms (•••, Acqua ••)Edit

Requires Empty Hands, Kensai or Palladion
Action: Instant and resisted
Dice pool: Wits + (Brawl or Weaponry) - target’s Defense
Cost: 1 Wisp
Duration: 1 scene

The attacks of a fighter fall into patterns, and the Noble can read those patterns. When she wields her Regalia weapon and faces another in close combat, she may activate this Charm.

Dramatic Failure: The Noble misreads her foe. For the rest of the scene, she takes a -1 penalty to all attacks against him, and she cannot use Refutation in Arms again.
Failure: The Noble learns nothing from her foe’s movements.
Success: The Noble understands her foe’s style of combat. She gains the Studied Fighting Tilt against him.
Exceptional Success: The Noble understands her foe completely. Her bonus from the Studied Fighting Tilt begins at +2.

The Noble can gain a bonus from this Charm against only one target at a time; if she uses it again before the scene ends, the first use of the Charm ends immediately.