Imbuement Reference Table

Enhancement Skills | Page | Imbue | Type | Modifiers |
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Annihilating Weapon | 6 | 2 | Melee | |

Arching Shot | 6 | 2 | Ranged | |

Bank Shot | 6 | 2 | Ranged | |

Conic Blast | 6 | 3 | Ranged | You can spread the attack further at -1 per extra yard of maximum width. |

Continuing Attack | 7 | 3 | General | For a shorter interval, roll at -2 for 1 hour, -4 for 1 minute, -6 for 10 seconds, or -8 for 1 second. Repeated cycles are possible: for standard 1 day intervals, roll at -1 per cycle after the first; for other intervals, multiply the time penalty by the total number of intervals (e.g., -24 for three cycles 1 second apart). |

Crippling Blow | 7 | 3 | General | -1 per -2 to ST or HT; -1 per -1 to DX; -1 per -10 points of physical disadvantages (but never exotic or racial effects); -2 for Coughing or Moderate Pain; -3 for Nauseated; -4 for Severe Pain; -5 for Retching; -6 for Terrible Pain; -10 for Agony or Choking; and -15 for total Paralysis. You can combine several effects. |

Dancing Weapon | 7 | 3 | General | |

Drugged Weapon | 7 | 3 | General | Higher fatigue damage gives a penalty of -1 for 1d-2, -2 for 1d-1, -3 for 1d, -4 for 1d+1, -5 for 1d+2, -6 for 2d-1, -7 for 2d, -8 for 2d+1, -9 for 2d+2, or -10 for 3d; minimum damage is 1 point in all cases. |

Electric Weapon | 7 | 3 | General | To add follow-up electrical burning damage, roll at -1 for 1d-4, -2 for 1d-3, -3 for 1d-2, -4 for 1d-1, -5 for 1d, -6 for 1d+1, -7 for 1d+2, -8 for 2d-1, -9 for 2d, or -10 for 2d+1. In all cases, minimum damage is 1 point and metal armor is treated as DR 1 vs. the follow-up if the carrier attack doesn’t penetrate. |

Envenomed Weapon | 8 | 3 | General | Higher toxic damage gives a penalty of -1 for 1d-2, -2 for 1d-1, -3 for 1d, -4 for 1d+1, -5 for 1d+2, -6 for 2d-1, -7 for 2d, -8 for 2d+1, -9 for 2d+2, or -10 for 3d; minimum damage is 1 point in all cases. |

Far Shot | 8 | 2 | Ranged | -2 to multiply 1/2D and Max by 5, -4 to multiply by 10, -6 to multiply by 20, -8 to multiply by 50, -10 to multiply by 100, and so on. |

Forceful Blow | 8 | 1 | General | |

Ghostly Weapon | 8 | 1 | General | |

Guided Weapon | 8 | 2 | Ranged | -1 if you can turn the projectile around for a second attack next turn, at the original effective skill level, in the event that your target dodges the first one; -2 to get a third pass; and so on. |

Homing Weapon | 9 | 3 | Ranged | -1 to enable the projectile to try a second attack next turn, at the original effective skill level, should the target dodge the first one; -2 for a third pass; and so on. |

Incendiary Weapon | 9 | 3 | General | -2 per additional flammability class shift (maximum five shifts – or four for a burning attack, which already gets one free shift). Higher burning damage gives a penalty of -1 for 1d-3, -2 for 1d-2, -3 for 1d-1, -4 for 1d, -5 for 1d+1, -6 for 1d+2, -7 for 2d-1, -8 for 2d, -9 for 2d+1, or -10 for 2d+2; minimum damage is 1 point in all cases. |

Multi-Shot | 9 | 3 | Ranged | -1 per additional +1 to RoF, with no limit. If your skill is high enough to deal with -18, you’re certainly welcome to try for a RoF 20 bowshot! |

Penetrating Strike | 9 | 3 | General | |

Project Blow | 9 | 3 | Melee | -10 if used again immediately on the same turn, -9 the next turn, -8 in two turns, -7 in three, -6 in four, -5 in five, -4 in six, -3 in seven, -2 in eight, -1 in nine, and no penalty after 10 turns. Restart the counter after each use. |

Shattershot | 9 | 2 | Ranged | -2 for 2d damage attacking everyone within 10 yards, -4 for 3d damage and 15 yards, -6 for 4d damage and 20 yards, -8 for 5d damage and 25 yards, or -10 for 6d damage and 30 yards. However, fragment damage can never exceed the underlying attack’s basic damage. |

Shockwave | 10 | 3 | General | -5 to divide by twice the distance in yards or -10 to divide by the distance in yards. |

Stealthy Attack | 10 | 1 | General | -1 per additional -2 to Perception rolls, to a limit of -4 to skill giving -10 to Per. |

Stupefying Blow | 10 | 3 | General | -1 per -1 to DX or IQ; -1 per -10 points of mental disadvantages (but never self-imposed ones; see p. B121); -1 for Tipsy; -2 for Drunk; -3 for Euphoria; -5 for Daze or Hallucinating; -10 for Ecstasy or Seizure; and -15 for Sleep. You can combine several effects. |

Sudden Death | 10 | 2 | General | -5 if the damage occurs when a certain condition is met, such as “when the victim next sleeps,” rather than when you actively choose to trigger it. |

Supreme Control | 10 | 1 | General | -2 per additional feature switched off after the first. |

Telescoping Weapon | 10 | 1 | Melee | -2 for ±2 yards, -4 for ±3 yards, or -6 for ±4 yards. Final Reach must fall within the C-4 range. |

Traumatic Blow | 11 | 1 | General |

Transformation Skills | Page | Imbue | Type | Modifiers |
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Binding Shot | 11 | 3 | Ranged | You can add certain Binding modifiers by rolling at a penalty: -2 for Sticky, -6 for Engulfing, and/or -8 for Constricting or Suffocating. |

Burning Strike | 11 | 2 | General | |

Chilling Strike | 11 | 3 | General | |

Corrosive Strike | 11 | 3 | General | -2 for 60% damage instead of 50% damage; -4 for 70% damage; -6 for 80% damage; -8 for 90% damage; or -10 for full damage. |

Crushing Strike | 11 | 1 | General | |

Cutting Strike | 12 | 2 | General | |

Dazzling Display | 12 | 2 | General | You can add the Defensive modifier (the Vision penalty doesn’t affect you) by rolling at -5. |

Deafening Display | 12 | 1 | General | You can add the Defensive modifier (the Hearing penalty doesn’t affect you) by rolling at -5. |

Fatiguing Strike | 12 | 2 | General | |

Impaling Strike | 12 | 3 | General | -5 for full damage. |

Piercing Strike | 13 | 2 | General | +2 for small piercing, -2 for large piercing, or -5 for huge piercing. |

Strike of Negation | 13 | 3 | Melee | -4 to target one specific ongoing effect on the target. |

Toxic Attack | 13 | 1 | General | |

Vampiric Weapon | 13 | 3 | Melee | -5 to heal 1 HP per full 2 HP of injury, or -10 to heal 1 HP per HP of injury; -5 to “heal” an Energy Reserve instead of HP at the same rate, if your Imbue advantage has a power modifier and you have an ER for that power. |

Withering Strike | 13 | 3 | General |

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