Warfare measures your ability to fight with weapons, and your strategic,
tactical, and organizational skills. You use it for everything from
playing chess to managing a business to leading armies to sword fighting.
It does not, however, cover unarmed combat, which is the realm of Strength.
High Warfare helps you to:
- Win any sort of fight with weapons
- Anticipate ambushes
- Sense imminent attacks
- Watch someone fight and assess how good they are and who trained them.
- Quickly deduce the best uses of any weapon
- Win games of strategy
- Lead armies
- Increase the morale of armies under your command
- Recruit troops
- Organize armies
- Use terrain to your advantage
- Avoid getting shot
- Assess military intelligence information more accurately
Levels of Warfare
You have the fighting skills of an average person.
You can pick up a sword by the right end, and if you're from a tech shadow,
you know how to fire a gun, although you may or may not be sure how to
load it. But anyone of higher rank will cut through you like a hot
knife through butter.
You have the fighting skills of a well-trained commando.
This is the average rank in Chaos, while in Amber someone at this rank
is considered somewhat poorly skilled. You're still going to get
crushed by anyone ranked, but they might not kill you with one shot while
You're ready to go toe to toe with Napoleon. However,
in Amber, this just makes you an average joe on the street. Only those of the most consummate skill can kill you with one blow unless you're
extremely distracted or already unconscious.
Bottom Ranked (1-10)
Average Amberites specializing in Warfare, such as soldiers
will generally be found in this range of points.
Low Ranked (11-20)
People at this level are considered skillful fighters
Middle Ranked (21-50)
This is the realm of the consumate professional.
Famous generals and mercenary captains of reknown have this level of skill
High Ranked (51-75)
Even Amberites consider those of this level of skill
to be exceptionally good.
Best Ranked (76-125)
You are a legendary warrior of your time. At
this level, you could pull stunts like fighting an army of hundreds or
thousands of human level Warfare people by yourself, if your Endurance
held out. You begin to anticipate things like how this would be the
best time for someone invisible to attack, or get a feeling of danger from
weapons disguised as something innocuous. You can one-blow slay anyone
of Amber warfare or less, unless they have goatloads of Endurance.
You could probably give Benedict a few tips on how to
improve his skills. You can one-blow slay anyone with
10 or less points of warfare, unless they have goatloads of Endurance.