Eschalon Book II: New Combat Abilities
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story
In a recent forum post Basilisk Games revealed a new collection of feats available in the upcoming Eschalon: Book II. Based on weapon skill levels the feats add more depth to the game's combat system. Book II will continue the storyline from the previous game and feature a variety of new skills, new creatures, and a larger world to explore.
We've been working in new combat abilities in Book II. These are automatic feats based on your skill level in the following categories:Head over to the page linked below to read more.
Basilisk Games Forums: Book II Combat Abilities
Swords: Chance for "Automatic Parry" directly following any missed attack.
Cleaving: Chance for "Great Cleave" - strikes targets adjacent to your primary target.
Bludgeoning: Chance for "Critical Pummel" - Maximum weapon damage x3
Piercing: Chance for "Rapid Strike" - delivering two separate attacks in one attack round.
Bows and Thrown: Chance for "Intense Focus", a precision attack on a vital spot delivering 3x damage
These automatic feats are granted once the player reaches skill level 10, and scaled up a bit every level thereafter. For example, at level 10 Cleaving I only saw a "Great Cleave" about 1 out of every 20 strikes, but at leave 17 I was seeing it more like every 8-10 strikes. It really encourages players to stick with a particular weapon group and master it. We'll talk more about this when it gets balanced out.
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