Armor Pierce is primarily an archer's Special Move that was added by the Samurai Empire. Upon landing an Armor Pierce, 50% of the damage dealt is added as direct damage, with a possibility to damage the target's armor. It is very much like the Special Move Crushing Blow. By way of example, if one attacks a creature and averages 14 points of damage per hit, then the Armor Pierce attack will inflict 21 points of damage, i.e., fourteen plus half again, which is seven. This special move can be activated by setting a key macro for the appropriate primary or secondary weapon ability or double-clicking the icon in 2D. The icon will highlight red when activated.
- Mana Cost: 30
- Requires 50+ Bushido or Ninjitsu skill to use
Weapons with a primary ability of Armor Pierce require 70 or higher in the appropriate fighting skill.
Weapons with a secondary ability of Armor Pierce require 90 or higher in the appropriate fighting skill.