Melee involves fighting with a weapon, such as a spear, sword, staff or even a wooden stake (which is quite useful against Vampires). Likewise, this Skill covers weapons such as tonfa, sai and naginata. Some might think that Melee is a bit old-fashioned and outdated when matched against firearms, but it's always good to have a backup when the gun jams or the ammo runs out.

x Unskilled: You can swing a sword like you saw in the movies. This may or may not be a good thing.

• Novice: You've got the basics of fencing under your belt.

•• Practiced: Trophies from local competitions gather dust on your shelves.

••• Competent: You've attained skill with several different kinds of weapons.

•••• Expert: If you can grab it, you can use it as a deadly weapon.

••••• Master: You have a widespread reputation as an extremely dangerous opponent with a myriad of weapons.

  • Possessed by: Police, Thugs, Gang Members, Duelists, Warriors.
  • Expertise: Axes, Swords, Spears, Saps, Eastern Weapons, Klaives.
  • Specialties: Defensive Style, Covert/Concealed, Finesse, Brute Force.