Combat skills can be utilized by all classes and all races. They enhance a characters natural abilities with hand to hand weapons, as well as punching. For every point of damage dealt, one gains a point of experience. If a animal/NPC/another player is killed, a bonus amount of XP is given based on the challenge of that kill. A rat will give 4XP while another player will give 43XP. The Warrior and the Soldier have other skills that boost their proficiencies with the blowpipe and the rifle.
Close Quarter Combat
Gain 10% to hit with a melee attack - Melee attacks consist of attacks with any sort of hand to hand weapon, which includes but not limited too punching, dagger, knife, shovel, machete, cutlass and a heavy sword.
After several stabs at the mango tree, Aphetto Kabal realized that if he held the machete in a different way, his strikes became closer together, and therefore, would be more effective in a fight. The soldier grinned at this little tidbit of knowledge.
Advanced Close Quarter Combat
Gain 15% to hit with melee attacks - Melee attacks consist of attacks with any sort of hand to hand weapon, which includes but not limited too punching, dagger, knife, shovel, machete, cutlass, wooden club and a heavy sword. Requires Close Quarter Combat to learn.
Suddenly sprinting to his left, Alzado dodged the gunshot from the York outsider. Shifting his feet into a distinct fighter stance, Alzado closed the distance rapidly, shoving his machete into the gut of the outsider, causing him to cough up blood. "That's what you get for trying to slaughter my tribesman," said Alzado, twisting the machete in a certain way that made the man scream with pain. "Now, tell me where your compatriots are hiding..."
Sometimes turn a miss into a glancing blow - Only works with a weapon that has an edge, like a dagger, knife, machete, cutlass and a heavy sword. Requires Advanced Close Quarter Combat to learn. Has about a 40% chance to activate on a miss.
The tiger came out of the brush from nowhere, taking Neil Tathers by surprise. He twisted away from the outstretched paw, unslinging his backpack from his shoulder, and unsheathing his signature kukri, Neil slashed at an awkward angle, narrowly hitting the tiger, forcing it back. As the tiger circled, Neil grinned. "Another pelt to add to my collection." The tiger pounced just as Neil surged forward.