(1 point Merit)
You have the ability to focus your mind and shut out any distractions or annoyances, above and beyond the norm. Any penalty to a difficulty or Dice Pool arising from a distraction or other inauspicious circumstance is limited to two dice, though no extra benefits are gained if only one penalty die is imposed.
- Note: This merit does indeed apply to pain penalties, though this clause may be overridden in the case of excruciating/extreme pain (or whenever a GM says so). A suggestion is that the GM have a player roll Willpower or Wits + Integrity or something similar to determine if the benefits of this merit remain.