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Fencing icon.png Fencing
"Allows you to wield Swords and Rapiers"
Skill(s) required:
Proficiencies required:
4500 Cloak & Dagger icon.png Cloak & Dagger
2500 Law & Lore icon.png Law & Lore
1500 Sparks & Embers icon.png Sparks & Embers
Skills Unlocked:
Crafts Unlocked:
Builds Unlocked:
Others Unlocked:

In-Game Text

"Fencing (Right honorable) in this new fangled age, is like our fashions, every day a change, resembling the chameleon, who alters himself into all colors save white."

– George Silver, Paradoxes of Defence

Not all minds are noble that wield the noblest of weapons, and not only to noble designs do such weapons lend their employ. Fencing allows you to wield Swords and Rapiers.

Thrust Attack Move

With the Fencing Skill learned and a Sword type Weapon equipped, pilgrims can use the Thrust icon.png Thrust Combat Move. Thrust is a Piercing Attack which if it connects will deal a high amount of Blood damage. Thrust has a relatively long animation so it is often pair with other Combat Moves which apply the Stunned icon.png Stunned affect. Using Thrust consumes Yellow Bile and does Blood damage based on your current Yellow Bile, the Purity of your Sword, and your combined Piercing Power and Common Combat Power Artifact Bonus. Piercing Defense and Common Combat Defense Artifacts will reduce the damage you take from the Thrust Attack.

Parry Combat Move

With the Fencing Skill learned and a Sword type Weapon equipped, pilgrims can toggle on the En Garde! icon.png En Garde! Combat Maneuver. Toggling on En Garde! allows you to use the Parry icon.png Parry Combat Move. A successful Parry will block any Thrust icon.png Thrust coming from the direction you are facing and cause your Attacker to be Stunned icon.png Stunned. An unsuccessful Parry will instead cause you to become briefly Stunned. En Garde! is mutually exclusive with Run icon.png Run which means that you will sacrifice maneuverability to use this Move.


Sword Notes
Adventurer's Rapier icon.png Adventurer's Rapier Store bought.
Claymore icon.png Claymore Store bought.
Nobleman's Rapier icon.png Nobleman's Rapier Store bought.
Pirate Captain's Sword icon.png Pirate Captain's Sword Store bought.
Spanish Sabre icon.png Spanish Sabre Can be crafted.
Toy Sword icon.png Toy Sword Cannot be used to attack.

Combat Skills

Skill Moves Unlocked
Survival Skills icon.png Survival Skills Jump icon.png Jump
Self-Defense icon.png Self-Defense
Bug Hunting icon.png Bug Hunting
Backalley Pugilism icon.png Backalley Pugilism
Clubbing icon.png Clubbing Club icon.png Club
Fast Moves icon.png Fast Moves
Fencing icon.png Fencing
Firearms icon.png Firearms At the Ready icon.png At the Ready
Polearms icon.png Polearms Cleave icon.png Cleave
The Story of Cain & Abel icon.png The Story of Cain & Abel Killing Blow icon.png Killing Blow