Combat Skills List

Archery

Relevant Stat: none (uses attack combat value)
Specializations: bow, crossbow
The ability to accurately shoot with a bow or crossbow. This is an attack combat skill.

Gun Combat

Relevant Stat: none (uses attack combat value)
Specializations: auto-fire, pistol, rifle
The ability to accurately shoot with a hand-held firearm and to keep it properly maintained. Auto-fire applies to firing bursts of fully automatic fire from any gun, whether it is a small submachine gun, a big assault rifle, or a heavy machine gun. Pistol applies to firing single shots from a handgun. Rifle covers firing single shots from guns with a shoulder stock including rifles and shotguns. This is an attack combat skill.

Melee Attack

Relevant Stat: none (uses attack combat value)
Specializations: axe, baton/club, knife, improvised weapons (chairs, lamps, ladders, etc.), whips/chains
The ability to attack effectively with a hand-to-hand melee weapon. This is an attack combat skill.

Melee Defense

Relevant Stat: none (uses defense combat value)
Specializations: axe, baton/club, knife, improvised weapons, whips/chains
The ability to defend well with a hand-to-hand melee weapon. This is a defense combat skill.

Ranged Defense

Relevant Stat: none (uses defense combat value)
Specializations: personal, ground vehicle, water vehicle
The ability to avoid ranged attacks, but this does not enable a character to actually dodge bullets. Rather, it is a combination of situational awareness and tactical movement as well as knowing when to keep moving (to present a more difficult target) and when to drop for cover. This is a defense combat skill.

Thrown Weapons

Relevant Stat: none (uses attack combat value)
Specializations: blades, rocks, etc.
The ability to accurately throw weapons or objects at a target. This is an attack combat skill.

Unarmed Attack

Relevant Stat: none (uses attack combat value)
Specializations: strikes, holds, throws, grappling
The ability to attack without weapons. This is an attack combat skill.

Unarmed Defense

Relevant Stat: none (uses defense combat value)
Specializations: strikes, holds, throws, grappling
The ability to block armed or unarmed melee attacks without using a weapon. This is a defense combat skill.

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