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Old 02-13-2023, 05:40 AM   #7
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Default Re: Scratching with a poisoned needle

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Originally Posted by Lovewyrm View Post
Sleight of hand as a combat skill :P
This was actually my immediate thought if you were doing this as a stealth attack - whether for assassination or more modern purposes. Given that almost all poisons take time to act, being able to disguise the attack as a bump or brush pass gives you time to spike the target and then make your distance before the symptoms start.
Otherwise, go with brawl or karate to land an otherwise unarmed attack that happens to deliver a needle strike. Expect armour to render such a strike irrelevant without some serious penalties.
Or just make like Ananais from The King Beyond the Gate and have the needles built into a set of cesti - again, using brawl but making it much less obvious what you've just done.
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