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Skill: flourish Lvl 11 Thie (21%)
(helpful) Requires: feint
Speed: very slow
To flourish is to make a rapid series of swings, stabs and spins with your
weapon, displaying your prowess before finishing with an attack. While the
swift movements involved can lend extra damage to your strike, a
well-executed flourish can also awe an opponent. Both one and two-handed
weapons can be flourished, however one-handed weapons tend to be most
effective. High impact weapons like axes and hammers are more difficult to
flourish. Demoralized enemies will take more damage from a flourishing strike.
Due to the nature of such a display, it may be possible to land several
incidental blows against a foe before the final flourishing strike. Enemies
will begin to anticipate flourishes if they are overused, so it is best to
intersperse them with other attacks.
High dexterity helps in the execution of a more successful, damaging
flourish. A higher charisma helps demoralize a foe. Even creatures of
lesser intellect, such as wild animals and plant monsters, can be cowed
by a sufficiently impressive flourish.