How many shots per round? I count approx. four knocked and loosed in six
seconds, though no doubt with fairly hefty accuracy penalties that would make it
impractical at anything but short range.
The skill is known as “Kinzhalka”
or “Dagger Technique”.
of the Mighty – Rapid Fire Technique
bowman may fire off several arrows in a single round, though her Attack score is
halved for each shot, and defence is considered zero such is the concentration
required to loose so many arrows so swiftly.
The first shot is at full reflexes. D8 is rolled and deducted from
reflexes to determine if and when the next shot occurs. Each subsequent shot
reduces reflexes by a further D8, until it drops below 1, at which point no more
shots can be taken.
hits are also ignored using this technique, so a 1 does not automatically hit or
bypass armour. Being interrupted at all during the round (such as being attacked
or taking a wound) also stops the sequence.
reflexes of 13.
shot at REF:13
roll of 3)
shot at REF: 10
roll of 6)
shot at REF: 4
roll of 2)
shot at REF: 2
roll of 4)
brings REF lower than 1, so no more shots can be
archer with a reflexes score of 11 will average about 3 shots per round using
this technique. An archer with very high reflexes (18) will average around 4 or
5 shots per round.
lucky run on the dice might allow an entire quiver to be loosed in a single
round, but this will be rare, and no doubt become the stuff of