This skill may be purchased multiple times.

Requires 10 XP spent in the skill group "Stealth" per purchase

Fighter Scout Rogue Adept Scholar Spellsword Artisan
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Daily. Stealthy characters are notoriously difficult to pin down in combat. Characters with this Smart Guard defense may call “Counteract” to negate a single Weapon Strike attack that they otherwise validly block. Note that this may not be used against Strike attacks with other qualifiers like Spell or Poison, nor may it be used against a Weapon Strike that validly connects with the character. It may be used once per Logistics period per purchase.

Example: Anri is locked in battle against their arch-nemesis, the baleful Lord of Lux. Their foe swings at them with the call “Weapon Strike Shatter Sword!” Anri expertly blocks the attack and calls “Counteract!” to stop their weapon from behing destroyed by the Strike!