I’m confused what “strike” in the maneuver description means. Is “strike” used as a hypernym for all kinds of attacks like cuts, thrusts and bashes? Or does “strike” mean trying to deal blunt damage?
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Strike = Blunt attack or hypernym for cuts, thrusts and bashes? 3 years 8 months ago #4045
Is “strike” used as a hypernym for all kinds of attacks like cuts, thrusts and bashes?
In short, yes, otherwise a lot of the maneuvers wouldn’t see a lot of action.
You can nearly always exchange all iterations of ‘strike’ for ‘attack’ in the book. Exclusions will be detailed in the title or in the descriptions for each maneuver. For example, ‘bash’ explicitly says its meant to be used for blunt attacks whereas cut states its “the standard mode of attack conducted with edged weapons”. Feint & Swing and Feint & Thrust aren’t called Feint & Strike/attack because its exclusively used to be used with a swing or thrust attack. Of course, always bearing in mind there’s a difference between mode of attack (swing, thrust, etc) and type of attack (cleaving, piercing & blunt).