Vigor

Vigor

Type: Physical Discipline
Attribute: Strength
Clan Favored: Daeva, Nosferatu

Vigor is the measure of the vampire’s supernatural strength. Vampires that practice the Vigor discipline are capable of legendary feats of strength such as hurling a car or kicking through a solid stone wall.

Crushing Blow
Cost: 1 Vitae
Activation: Instant
Duration: Instant
Trigger: Striking a target with a melee attack
This technique accompanies a single melee attack by the vampire. After the targets Defense and armor are taken into account, the vampire may convert the remaining dice to successes on a one for one basis up to a maximum of the vampire’s Vigor rating.

Heavy Handed
Cost: 1 Vitae
Activation: Reflexive
Duration: One Scene
Trigger: Any
With a single crushing blow, the vampire making a melee attack augmented by this ability ignores a number of points of armor equal to his Vigor rating. In addition, unarmed attacks deal lethal damage.

Splintering Force
Cost: 1 Vitae
Activation: Reflexive
Duration: One Scene
Trigger: Breaking an object (WoD p.136)
This technique augments all actions to break an object with direct physical force. When activated, the vampire adds his Vigor rating in successes to the attempt.

Fists of Iron
Cost: 1 Vitae
Activation: Reflexive
Duration: One Scene
Trigger: Unarmed Strike
This Technique augments the vampires unarmed attack such that his unarmed attacks are treated as bashing weapons with a damage rating equal to his Vigor score. This bonus cannot be used in conjunction with weaponry though it can be used with unarmed combat merits as normal.

Flying Leap
Cost: 1 Vitae
Activation: Reflexive
Duration: One Scene
Trigger: Any
A vampire with this technique can literally leap across streets and up buildings in a single bound. Using this technique multiplies the distance leapt horizontally or vertically by the vampires Vigor rating + 1. In addition, all leaps performed while this Technique is active are considered Rote actions.

Impossible Feat
Cost: 1 Vitae
Activation: Reflexive
Duration: One Scene
Trigger: Lifting an object
When attempted to lift an object, the vampire adds his Vigor rating to his Strength for purposes of determining what he can lift and carry. The benefit provided by this Technique stacks with Vitae spent to augment Strength and any dice added to Strength from having Vigor activated for the scene.

Strength Surge
Cost: 1 Vitae
Activation: Reflexive
Duration: Vigor Rating Turns
Trigger: Any
When this technique is active, the vampire gains the 9 again rule on all Strength-based rolls. This bonus does not apply on Discipline activation rolls.

Unique Clan Ability
The vampire that favors Vigor as a Clan Discipline chooses a single Technique to augment. Henceforth that Technique is activated as though the Vampire had an effective Vigor rating one higher than his actual rating. The vampire can change what Technique receives this benefit for a single experience point.

Vigor

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