Entrance Requirements: No Attribute or Alignment restrictions. Skill Cost: 8 Years (4 Years as Secondary Martial Art Form)
As with the Tiger Claw Form, Pao Pat Mei is based on the fighting prowess of one of the great hunting cats. And the difference between the two styles is like the difference between tigers and leopards. Where tigers rely on pure strength and power, the leopard must use quickness and accuracy. The tiger can afford direct contests of power, where the leopard must be more cautious and plan more carefully.
A master of Leopard Style Kung Fu will take the time to appraise an opponent before striking. However, there's not a lot of subtlety in this form. Every technique is dedicated to fast and deadly attacks.
Teaching is available only at remote monasteries in China, Vietnam, and Laos.
Costume: Silk Kung Fu outfit.
Stance: Narrow stance with feet close together, one in front of another. Fists are held tight to the center of the chest, one on top of the other, almost touching. CHARACTER BONUSES: Add 2 to M.A. Add 1 to P.S. Add 1 to P.P. Add 8 to Spd. Add 10 to S.D.C.
Attacks per Melee: 3
Escape Moves: Roll With Punch/Fall/Impact
Attack Moves: Leap
Basic Defensive Moves: Dodge, Parry, Automatic Parry. Advanced Defenses: Multiple Dodge, Combination Parry/Attack. Hand Attacks: Strike (Punch), Backhand, Claw Hand. Basic Foot Attacks: Kick Attack, Tripping/Leg Hooks, Snap Kick,
Backward Sweep. Special Attacks: Death Blow, Leap Attack, Combination Strike/ Parry.
Weapon Katas: None
Modifiers to Attacks: Pull Punch, Knock-Out/Stun, Critical Strike, Critical Strike From Rear.
Martial Art Powers: Select a total of two (2) Powers from among Arts of Invisibility, Body Hardening Exercises, and Special Katas. If desired, any number of Powers can be traded, one-for-one, for any Basic Skill Programs (excluding physical). Languages: Chinese
Survival: Fasting, Wilderness Survival, Tracking
Philosophical Training: Taoism
If this is your Primary Martial Art Form, then the following other forms can be learned in a shorter time: T'ang-Su (4 Years), Chinn-Na (5 Years), Fong Ngan (3 Years), Shao-Lin (5 Years).
1st +2 to Parry/Dodge, + 1 to Strike, + 1 to Roll with Punch/Fall/ Impact, Critical Strike on Natural 20, Critical Strike or Knockout from Behind, Death Blow on roll of Natural Twenty. 2nd + 1 Attack per Melee, + 1 to Rear Attacks (Backward Sweep,
Backhand Strike). 3rd + 1 to Leap (Add 3ft to Leap Distance), + 2 to Damage. 4th Select One (1) Additional Martial Art Power from Invisibility, or Body Hardening, or Special Katas.
5th + 1 to Roll with Punch/Fall/Impact, Critical Strike on Natural
18, 19 or 20. 6th + 1 Attack per Melee, + I to Parry/Dodge. 7th + 1 to Rear Attacks (Backward Sweep, Backhand Strike), + 1 to Strike.
8th Select One (1) Additional Martial Art Power from Invisibility, or Body Hardening, or Special Katas. 9th + 1 Attack per Melee, + 1 to Roll with Punch/Fall/Impact, 10th Knock-Out/Stun on Natural 20, + 2 to Damage. l1th + 1 to Leap (Add 3ft to Leap Distance), + 1 to Parry/Dodge. 12th Select One (1) Additional Martial Art Power from Invisibility, or Body Hardening, or Special Katas. 13th + 1 Attack per Melee, + 1 to Roll with Punch/Fall/Impact. 14 th + 2 to Damage, + 1 to strike.
15th + 1 to Leap (Add 3ft to Leap Distance), + 1 to Parry/Dodge.
Why Study PAO PAT MEI?
When it comes to quick and deadly, this is possibly the best of the martial arts. It's also relatively inflexible, offering few of the mind-oriented abilities.
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