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Staff Fighting
With nothing more than a simple piece of wood, some fighters can become devastating opponents. This is due to their practice of Staff Fighting, the use of a long wooden pole to flip, trip and punch their opponent into submission. It is commonly practiced by those who prefer a less bloody solution to battle.

For anyone who has a technique rating in Staff, the following maneuvers are available to learn in addition to the basic maneuvers listed in the Contenders book.
Staff Fighting may be learned as a style also, with the practitioner only focusing on the following maneuvers (and of course, other maneuvers with a listing for "any" in their Power Point ratings).
Initial Chi: 3
Initial Willpower: 4
Preferred Weapons: Any weapon using the "rapier" technique.

Air Hurricane Strike
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: Jump athletics 1 and Hurricane Strike proper weapon technique 4, Athletics 3 must first be learned, but not necessarily in that order, then Air Hurricane Strike proper weapon technique 4, athletics 3, jump, hurricane strike
Power Points: Paired swords, sword, chain/whip, spear, flail, rapier, staff, ax, nunckaku 2
Description: The fighter leaps up, then breaks into a hurricane strike

Air Throw, Weapon
Weapon Maneuver
To learn: First, the fighter must learn Weapon Throw grab 1 and Jump athletics 1, in any order. Then the fighter may learn Weapon Air Throw proper weapon technique 2, athletics 1
Power Points: Whip/chain 3, staff 4
Description: The fighter leaps into the air and catches an aerial opponent with his weapon,smashing him downward

Back Roll Throw, Weapon
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: First the fighter must learn Throw grab 1, then he may learn Weapon Back Roll Throw proper weapon technique 2, kick 1, athletics 1, throw
Power Points: Staff 1, spear 2
Description: The fighter grabs the victim, using leverage from his weapon, and rolls over, throwing the victim behind him

Backflip Strike
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: Proper weapon technique 2, athletics 2
Power Points: Any (except archery, thrown weapons, and garrote) 3
Description: The fighter attacks and then leaps away

Dashing Strike
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: Proper weapon technique 4, athletics 1. Then the fighter may move on to learn Dashing Upper Strike proper weapon technique 4, athletics 1, dashing strike
Power Points: Staff 2
Description: The fighter runs up to an opponent and strikes him quickly and powerfully

Dashing Upper Strike
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: First, the fighter learns Dashing Strike proper weapon technique 4, athletics 1. Then the fighter may move on to learn Dashing Upper Strike proper weapon technique 4, athletics 1, dashing strike
Power Points: Paired swords, sword, knife, club, spear, flail, rapier, staff, ax 2
Description: The fighter dashes across to his opponent and delivers a powerful upper-motion strike with his weapon

Deflecting Strike
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: Weapon Defense block 2 or proper weapon technique 2, then Deflecting Strike block 3, proper weapon technique 1
Power Points: Paired swords, sword, knife (requires a weapon technique of 5), club, spear, rapier, staff, ax 2
Description: The fighter deflects an attacker's weapon attack with his own weapon attack

Double Dread Strike
Weapon Maneuver
To learn: Double Hit Strike proper weapon technique 2, then Double Dread Strike proper weapon technique 3
Power Points: Paired swords 1, sword, knife, club, thrown weapons, chain/whip, spear, flail, rapier, staff, ax, nunkaku 4
Description: A quick attack followed by a spinning, powerful attack

Double Hit Strike
Weapon Maneuver
To learn: Proper weapon technique 2. Some fighters continue on to learn Double Dread Strike proper weapon technique 3, or Lightning Strike proper weapon technique 4
Power Points: Paired swords 1, sword, knife, club, thrown weapons, chain/whip, spear, flail, rapier, staff, ax, nunkaku 2
Description: The fighter attacks twice, once high and once low

Electric Weapon
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: Proper weapon technique 1, focus 3
Power Points: Any weapon 3
Description: The fighter's weapon blazes with electricity for a brief moment, adding damage to an attack

Energy Reflection, Weapon
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: Missile Reflection, Weapon proper weapon technique 4, then Energy Reflection, Weapon proper weapon technique 4, focus 4
Description:The fighter uses mystical power to catch and return energy attacks
Power Points: Paired swords, sword, club, staff 3, nunckaku 4

Feint Weapon Attack (New Maneuver) The fighter tricks his opponent into thinking he was going to make another move
Weapon Maneuver
To learn: Proper weapon technique 1
Power Points: Any except archery, garrote 2

Flying Strike
Weapon Maneuver
To learn: First the fighter learns Jump athletics 1. Then he moves on to learn Flying Punch athletics 4, proper weapon technique 3, focus 3, jump
Power Points: Paired swords, sword, knife, club, thrown weapons, spear, flail, rapier, staff, ax, nunckaku 3
Description: The fighter leaps (flies?) up and behind, delivering a strike to the victim's back

Foot Sweep, Weapon
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: Proper weapon technique 2. Most continue on to learn spinning foot sweep proper weapon technique 2, athletics 1
Power Points: Staff 1, spear 2
Description: An attack intended to bring an opponent crashing to the ground

Heart Punch, Weapon
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: Proper weapon technique 3, focus 1
Power Points: Staff 3, club 4
Description: This dishonorable shot delivers a fast punch to the chest in order to stun the victim

Hurricane Strike
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: Proper weapon technique 4, athletics 3. Most fighters continue on to learn Jump athletics 1, then Air Hurricane Kick proper weapon technique 4, athletics 3, jump, hurricane strike, if part of their style.
Power Points: Paired swords, sword, chain/whip, spear, flail, rapier, staff, ax, nunckaku 3
Description: The fighter becomes airborne, and kicks in repeating circles

Lightning Strike
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: Double-Hit Strike proper weapon technique 2, then Lightning Strike proper weapon technique 4
Description: The fighter attacks with dozens of kicks in a flash of only a second or two
Power Points: Paired swords 1, sword, knife, club, thrown weapons, chain/whip, spear, flail, rapier, staff, ax, nunkaku 5

Missile Reflection, Weapon
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: Proper weapon technique 4. Rare fighters continue on to Energy Reflection proper weapon technique 4, focus 4
Power Points: Paired swords, sword, club, staff 2, nunckaku 3
Description: The fighter can catch knives and arrows, and similar weapons, used against him

Nerve Cluster Attack
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: First, the fighter learns Upper End Thrust proper weapon technique 2, then he moves on to Nerve Cluster Attack proper weapon technique 3, upper end thrust
Power Points: Club, staff, nunckaku 2, flail 3
Description: The fighter uses his weapon to attack nerve clusters

Overhead Strike
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: First the fighter learns Jump athletics 1, then Overhead Strike proper weapon technique 2, jump
Power Points: Sword, club, staff, ax 2, paired swords 3
Description: The fighter jumps into the air, bringing his weapon over his head and then down onto his target

Power Upper Strike
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: Proper weapon technique 1
Power Points: Sword, club, spear, staff, ax 1
Description: A powerful punch using the momentum of the entire body forced upward

Shin Smasher
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: Proper weapon technique 3
Description: The fighter strikes the victims' feoral nerve in the shin, making it difficult to use the leg
Power Points: Staff 2, nunckaku, club 3

Spinning Back Strike
Weapon Maneuver
To learn: Proper weapon technique 2
Power Points: Rapier, nunckaku, staff 1, paired swords, sword, spear, ax 2
Description: The fighter whirls around in a 180 degree spin and attacks

Spinning Foot Sweep, Weapon
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: Foot Sweep, Weapon proper weapon technique 2, then Spinning Foot Sweep, Weapon proper weapon technique 2, athletics 1
Power Points: Staff 1, spear 2
Description: The fighter spins a full 360 degrees,kicking the feet out from under nearby victims

Upper End Thrust
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: Proper weapon technique 2
Power Points: Club, staff, nunckaku, flail 3
Description: The fighter strikes with the upper end of his weapon in a thrusting motion

Weapon Combo Kick
Weapon Maneuver
To learn: Proper weapon technique 2, kick 1
Power Points: Paired swords, rapier, staff 1, sword, club, spear, flail, ax 2
Description: The fighter pulls back, then lashes out with two strikes of his weapon and a kick

Weapon Defense
Weapon Maneuver
To Learn: Proper weapon technique 2 or Block 2 - does not require both. If the fighter knows his proper weapon technique the fighter might continue on to Deflecting Strike block 3, proper weapon technique 1
Power Points: Any 1
Description: The fighter takes his chances, concentrating on parrying only weapon attacks

Weapon Throw* (sf 122) The fighter picks up the opponent or uses his momentum against him to throw him through the air
Grab Maneuver
To learn: Grab 1, proper weapon technique 1
Power Points: Staff 1, whip/chain 2

 
 
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