- "Allows the use of Blade weapons. These weapons are amazingly deadly, but suffer the limitation that they can only attack targets in melee range. Each skill level above Novice grants a 10% damage bonus. At Expert skill, gain massive damage bonuses when striking at a target's back.
- The Blade's alternate attack hits the target with the weapon's hilt and uses damage bonuses and Knockback effects from the Hand to Hand Combat skill instead of those from the Blades skill. Blade weapons are tougher and do not suffer from accelerated degradation from their alternate attack."
|Name|| Novice Training:|
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|Weapon Damage Bonus||None||+10%||+20%||+30%||+40%|
Blades are only usable at melee range. Always try to attack from behind if your character's blade skill is level 3 or more. Works amazingly together with Level 5 Stealth Body Armor. However, Motor Assist Body Armor is an increasingly popular choice -- spies need to close with the target and get behind them quickly to maximize damage, and the increased speed from Motor Assist can more than make up for the lack of stealth if such an approach is possible. (Such 'Speed Demon' spies may rely on Polymorph to avoid enemy attention at a distance or in confined spaces, or simply switch to a different armor type).