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Overview[]

Martial Arts is one of the powersets. It is a Scrapper primary power set in City of Heroes and a Stalker primary power set in City of Villains.

A compilation of various fighting techniques from around the world, Martial Arts makes you a master in the art of hand to hand combat. Martial Artists tend to be very accurate with their strikes.

Power Tables[]

Scrapper[]

The Martial Arts powerset is available as a primary powerset for Scrappers. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level Effect
MartialArts ThunderKick.png Thunder Kick 1 Melee, Minor Damage (Smash), Minor Disorient
MartialArts StormKick.png Storm Kick 1 Melee, Moderate Damage (Smash)
MartialArts CobraStrike.png Cobra Strike 2 Melee, Minor Damage (Smash), Foe Disorient
MartialArts FocusChi.png Focus Chi 6 Self +Damage, +Accuracy
MartialArts CraneKick.png Crane Kick 8 Melee, High Damage (Smash), Knockback
MartialArts WarriorsChallenge.png Warrior's Challenge 12 Ranged, Foe Taunt
MartialArts CripplingHookKick.png Crippling Axe Kick 18 Melee, Moderate Damage (Smash), Foe Immobilize, -Speed, -Fly
MartialArts MonkeySweep.png Dragon's Tail 26 Point Blank Area of Effect, Moderate Damage (Smash), Foe Knockback
MartialArts EaglesClaw.png Eagle's Claw 32 Melee, Superior Damage (Smash), Foe Minor Disorient, +Special

Stalker[]

The Martial Arts powerset is available as a primary powerset for Stalkers. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level Effect
MartialArts ThunderKick.png Thunder Kick 1 Melee, Minor Damage (Smash), Minor Disorient
MartialArts StormKick.png Storm Kick 1 Melee, Moderate Damage (Smash)
MartialArts CripplingHookKick.png Crippling Axe Kick 2 Melee, Moderate Damage (Smash), Foe Immobilize, -Speed, -Fly
MartialArts AssassinStrike.png Assassin's Blow 6 Melee, Special Damage (Smash)
MartialArts FocusChi.png Focus Chi 8 Self +Damage, +Accuracy
MartialArts Placate.png Placate 12 Ranged, Foe Placate, Self Stealth/Hide
MartialArts CobraStrike.png Cobra Strike 18 Melee, Minor Damage (Smash), Foe Disorient
MartialArts CraneKick.png Crane Kick 26 Melee, High Damage (Smash), Knockback
MartialArts EaglesClaw.png Eagle's Claw 32 Melee, Superior Damage (Smash), Foe Minor Disorient, +Special

Powers[]

The following are powers in the Martial Arts powerset.

MartialArts AssassinStrike.png Assassin's Blow[]

A signature Stalker attack. This attack does moderate smashing damage on its own as a frontal attack. However, if it is executed while you are hidden, this attack will do tremendous damage, as you waylay your unsuspecting foe. This attack may be interrupted if you move or are attacked while executing this power.

Damage Special
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon stalker.png 6 (Stalker)
Effects Melee, Special Damage(Smashing)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy

MartialArts CobraStrike.png Cobra Strike[]

Using intense martial arts focus, you can perform a Cobra Strike that deals minor damage, but has a great chance of disorienting your target

Damage Minor Damage(Smashing)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 2 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 18 (Stalker)
Effects Melee
Foe: Disorient
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Disorient Duration.png Enhance Disorient Duration
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy

MartialArts CraneKick.png Crane Kick[]

You can perform a slow, high damage kick that will likely knock your target back.

Damage High Damage(Smashing)
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 8 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 26 (Stalker)
Effects Melee
Foe: Knockback
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy

MartialArts CripplingHookKick.png Crippling Axe Kick[]

You can perform a Crippling Axe Kick that deals minor smashing damage, but has a chance to immobilize your target, as well as slowing their run speed. Crippling Axe Kick may also knock some flying entities out of the sky.

Damage Moderate Damage(Smashing)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 18 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 2 (Stalker)
Effects Melee
Foe: Immobilize
Foe: -Speed
Foe: -Fly
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Slow powers.png Enhance Slow
TO Training Immobilization Duration.png Enhance Immobilization Duration
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy

MartialArts MonkeySweep.png Dragon's Tail[]

This low spinning kick deals the same damage as Thunder Kick, but has a chance to hit all enemies in melee range. Successful hits will trip and knock down your opponents.

Damage Moderate Damage(Smashing)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 26 (Scrapper)
Effects Point Blank Area of Effect, Melee
Foe: Knockback
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy

MartialArts EaglesClaw.png Eagle's Claw[]

You can perform a devastating kick that can severaly disorient most opponents. Eagle's Claw has an exceptionally good critical hit capability, better than other Martial Arts attacks, that can sometimes deal double damage.

Damage Superior Damage(Smashing)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 32 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 32 (Stalker)
Effects Melee
Foe: Minor Disorient
+Special
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Disorient Duration.png Enhance Disorient Duration
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy

MartialArts FocusChi.png Focus Chi[]

Tapping into your inner Chi greatly increases the amount of damage you deal for a few seconds, as well as slightly increases your accuracy.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 6 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 8 (Stalker)
Effects Self: +Damage, +Accuracy
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit Buffs.png Enhance ToHit Buff

MartialArts Placate.png Placate[]

Allow you to trick a foe to no longer attack you. A successful Placate will also hide you. This hide is very brief, and offers no defense bonus, but it will allow you to deliver a critical hit or an Assassin's Blow. However, if you attack a Placated foe, he will be able to attack you back.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon stalker.png 12 (Stalker)
Effects Ranged
Foe: Placate
Self: Stealth/Hide
Enhancements TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range

MartialArts StormKick.png Storm Kick[]

You can unleash a roundhouse kick that pummels your foe for moderate damage.

Damage Moderate Damage(Smash)
Recharge Medium
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 1 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 1 (Stalker)
Effects Melee
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy

MartialArts ThunderKick.png Thunder Kick[]

You can perform a strong Thunder Kick that hits so hard it can disorient your target.

Damage Minor Damage(Smashing)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 1 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 1 (Stalker)
Effects Melee
Foe: Minor Disorient
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Disorient Duration.png Enhance Disorient Duration
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy

MartialArts WarriorsChallenge.png Warrior's Challenge[]

Challenges a foe to attack you. Useful to pull a villain off an ally who finds himself in over his head.

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 12 (Scrapper)
Effects Ranged
Foe: Taunt
Enhancements TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy

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