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Old 02-14-2011, 02:30 PM   #41
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Default Re: Viable fighter using only claws and teeth?

Special Setup will help a lot. Karate parry > Wrench Limb is probably more appropriate to the character, however.

A few points in Karate for the Parry, and then Brawling and Wrestling, are the best options. However, the standard "animal-like" attacks do not parry all that often.

There was a thread somewhere they discuss the benefits of Karate vs Wrestling, vs Judo, etc.

Also, I'll reiterate: Fighting styles are not just about Techniques but combat choices. A two styles can have the same techniques, but one relies on Rapid All-Out Attacks to overwhelm the opponent. The other relies on defensive attacks and deceptive strikes to slip inside their defenses.

I imagine a beastman's fighting style would resemble the former.
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:36 PM   #42
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A question though. If I take Wrestling...
What does Judo give you that Wrestling doesn't?

First, it lets you parry like Karate. If you already have Karate, this is no big deal.

Second, it let's you throw right away, either parry+throw or grab+throw. The wrestling way to do it takes an extra attack: parry+lock+throw, or grab+lock+throw. Judo is the finesse or I would have thought "fancy" way to do it, but remember that the lock itself is bad news for the victim; it's hardly a wasted attack.

That's it. If you don't need mind locking before throwing, no need for Judo, and Wrestling has some other bennies already addressed. Of course, you can also use the technique Sweep with Karate (a sweeping kick), which is as good as a non-damaging throw.

If you take my suggestion for sumo instead of wrestling, you can't lock or throw from locks, but you can still wrench and sweep.

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Old 02-14-2011, 03:39 PM   #43
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If you take my suggestion for sumo instead of wrestling, you can't lock or throw from locks, but you can still wrench and sweep.

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That might be the best way to go when representing brutal, unconventional, and primitive fighting styles.
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