[Skills help] parry


The first line of defense for the well-trained swordsmen is the parry.  A
parry is used to block an opponent's weapon with your own weapon.  If either
you or your opponent are not using a weapon, you will not be able to parry.
The accuracy of both weapons modifies the chances of a successful parry.

Some types of weapons are unparryable.  These include any kind of hand-to-hand
combat style, natural weapon attacks from many non-humanoids, any kind of flail
or whip and certain other exotic weapons.  While this is advantageous to the
attacker, these weapons are also impossible to use to parry incoming attacks.

See also: brawling 'enhanced parry' 'self defense' 'wild fighting'