Active Skills

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Active skills represent groupings of actions that produce some tangible effect or product. These skills also function like knowledge skills concerning topics that fall under the active skill’s normal functions.
     Below are tables listing all active skills by sub-type (these are not skill groups). Additionally, each skill has a brief description of its functions.

Skill Name Attribute Group Description
Combat Active Skills
Archery Agility Archaic Arms Covers the use of bows, crossbows, and spring-based projectile launchers.
Artillery Intuition Heavy Weapons Used to fire mortars, drop bombs, and other projectiles fired on an arc trajectory.
Automatics Agility Firearms Covers solid ammo handguns that fire multiple rounds when triggered once.
Bludgers Strength Close Combat Used to attack with swung, bludgeoning weapons.
Chem Guns Intuition Heavy Weapons Covers use and knowledge of flamethrowers, liquid launchers, and other chemical-based ranged weapons.
Dodge Reaction Elusion Used to evade attacks, traps, hazards, and avoid injury.
Energy Cannons Agility Blasters Required for large-scale energy-beam generators.
Energy Longarms Agility Blasters Covers portable energy-beam rifles and gear-mounted cannons.
Energy Pistols Agility Blasters Used to attack with small-scale, hand-held energy-beam weapons.
Heavy Blades Strength Close Combat Used to attack with edged weapons that utilize inertial force to inflict damage.
Light Blades Agility Close Combat Used to attack with edged weapons that inflict damage through slashing and thrusts.
Machine Guns Strength Heavy Weapons Required to properly attack with extreme high-fire-rate weaponry.
Missiles Intuition Heavy Weapons Used to fire rockets, RPGs, and other direct-vector explosive ordinance.
Thrown Weapons Agility Archaic Arms Used to accurately throw darts, stars, daggers, grenades, or utilize slings.
Siege Weapons Intuition Archaic Arms Required to operate and accurately fire catapults, trebuchets, and other archaic siege engines.
Solid Longarms Agility Firearms Covers portable semi-automatic solid ammo rifles.
Solid Pistols Agility Firearms Covers use of hand-held small solid ammo firearms.
Unarmed Combat Agility Close Combat Represents your skill at martial techniques to inflict damage without the aid of a weapon.
Magical Active Skill
Astral Combat Willpower Sorcery The key skill to engage spirits and astral beings in magic combat.
Banishing Magic Conjuring Used to force spirits away and to the Astral Plane.
Binding Magic Conjuring Used to compel spirits to serve or aid you.
Counterspelling Magic Sorcery Prevents or ends spell effects prematurely.
Spellcasting Magic Sorcery Used to execute spell effects.
Summoning Magic Conjuring Calls spirits to your location.
Physical Active Skills
Aircraft Reaction Pilot Represents your proficiency at operating aircraft and spacecraft.
Anthroform Reaction Pilot Operates robotic vehicles relying on legs or unconventional means of locomotion.
Climbing Strength Athletics Used to scale vertical surfaces, traverse obstacles, or prevent falling.
Concealment Agility Stealth Represents your ability to avoid detection.
Groundcraft Reaction Pilot Used to operate wheeled and hovercraft capable of land-surface travel.
Gymnastics Agility Athletics Allows acrobatic stunts and the ability to bypass obstacles or evade attack.
Legerdemain Agility Stealth Fine motor skills capable of deceiving the eye and tricking the mind.
Navigation Intuition Hunting Represents your proficiency with maps and using the environment to identify your location and destination.
Perception Intuition Hunting Covers observational skills, attention to detail, and accurate interpretation of the senses.
Shadowing Intuition Stealth Covers covert pursuit, surveillance, and avoiding notice in plain sight.
Survival Logic Hunting Represents your ability to scavenge supplies and avoid hazards.
Swimming Strength Athletics Used to maneuver through water.
Tracking Intuition Hunting Locates specific persons, creatures, or items through tangible evidence and clues.
Watercraft Reaction Pilot Represents your proficiency at operating water surface craft, submarines, and subterranian vehicles.
Resonance Active Skills
Compiling Resonance Tasking Creates or summons sprites to serve or assist you.
Decompiling Resonance Tasking Dismisses or destroys sprites.
Registering Resonance Tasking Compels a sprite to serve or assist you over extended periods of time.
Social Active Skills
Deception Charisma Influence Influences others through convincing lies, misleading, or compelling acting.
Discipline Willpower Comprehension Prevents distraction or the effects of negative morale from influencing your behavior.
Etiquette Charisma Influence Covers diplomacy, negotiation, social traditions, and influence through positive reinforcement.
Insight Intuition Comprehension Used to discern truth amidst confusion, deceit, or insufficient information.
Intimidation Charisma Influence Influences others through insults, fear, interrogation, and demoralization.
Investigation Intuition Comprehension Uncovers fact through queries, conversation, questioning, and analysis of information.
Leadership Charisma Influence Compels others to aid or serve you, boosts morale, or diminishes the authority of others.
Technical Skills
Architecture Logic Infiltration Represents proficiency at fixed-structure construction, including fortifications, repair, and utilities.
Armorer Logic Crafting Used to manufacture or repair weapons, ammunition, and armor.
Assensing Intuition Arcana Interprets auras, analyzes astral beings, and represents knowledge of the Astral Plane and astral entities.
Chemistry Logic Crafting Creates explosives, acids, toxins, and various other chemical compounds.
Combustion Engines Logic Machinery Crafts, diagnoses, and repairs piston-crank engines powered by the combustion of fuels.
Culinary Intuition Art Creates food, drink, and other objects of sustenance.
Cybercombat Logic Cracking The key skill to engage sprites, nodes, and IC in matrix combat.
Digital Data Logic Electronics Used to locate, encrypt/decrypt, or modify data stored in a digital format.
Electric Motors Logic Machinery Crafts, diagnoses, and repairs rotary motors powered by electromagnetic force.
Electronic Warfare Logic Cracking Used to jam, encode, decode, or redirect communication signals.
Enchanting Magic Arcana Draws out inherent magical energy in objects and produces magic weapons.
Fashion Intuition Crafting Creates clothing, jewelry, and other worn utilities such as packs and concealed devices.
First Aid Intuition Biotech Restores health to injured characters and stabilizes the dying.
Framework Logic Machinery Builds, modifies, or repairs casts, molds, panels, and other structural forms of vehicles, structures, and devices.
Graphics Intuition Art Creates visual graphics, displays, and other visibly stimulating works.
Hacking Logic Cracking Exploits and subverts programs, sprites, and protocols in the matrix.
Hardware Logic Electronics Creates, diagnoses, and repairs electronic devices.
Literature Intuition Art Interprets and produces texts and documents from fiction to contracts.
Locksmith Intuition Infiltration Exploits and subverts physical locking mechanisms from deadbolts to maglocks.
Medicine Logic Biotech Used to provide long-term care, expedite healing, and produce both helpful and harmful drugs.
Music Intuition Art Creates audible works, including speech and song.
Prosthetics Logic Biotech Used to calibrate, modify, install, and repair cyberware and bioware.
Ritual Spellcasting Magic Arcana Produces spell-like effects that are permanent, empowered, and or modified to serve unique purposes.
Robotics Logic Machinery Creates, diagnoses, and repairs drones, cyberware, and other mechanical devices that operate by mechanical or electromotive forces.
Security Logic Infiltration Represents knowledge of and proficiency in creating and circumventing security sensors, defenses, and systems.
Smithing Logic Crafting Used to produce custom trinkets, tools, and simple devices that function independently of electricity or fuel.
Software Logic Electronics Represents proficiency at creating, repairing, and using operating systems and electronic software.
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Active Skills

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