optimal stat: Body
levels, 2 points per level
The ability to defend well with a melee weapon. By acquiring different levels of the Melee Attack and Melee Defense skills, a character's personal style can be simulated. For example, a conservative fighter would have high levels of Defense, while an aggressive attacker would specialize in Attack. This skill does aid in taking evasive maneuvers against unarmed combatants and firearms.
specializations: Ax, Baton/Club, Knife, Improvised Weapons, Polearms, Sword, Whip/Chain