|Learnt At||15 or 20 fighting.special.weapon or fighting.special.tactics|
Fighting.melee.* as appropriate.
|Guild||Available to all|
Riposte may be only be performed when armed, and when the player's tactics-response is set to either 'parry' or 'neutral'. Command help describes riposte as a thrust attack and it seems to only work with weapons that can either Stab or Pierce. You need sufficient Strength relative to the weight of the weapon (see Research:Riposte).
Riposting is a three-stage process:
- The player must pass a fighting.special.weapon skillcheck in order to prepare the command.
- They must then successfully parry an incoming attack against the opponent on whom they are executing the riposte.
- They then perform a normal skillcheck of their appropriate fighting.melee weapon skill for an extra attack.
Riposte gives the player a single extra attack that has a very low action point cost. Note that a riposte attack is essentially a normal attack - it doesn't do significantly more damage than normal, and it can be defended against just like any other attack.