Contra Tempo

Benefits: Any time you are attacked in onset range, once per round you may expend a single Martial Pool die (only) to make a special Opportunity Attack. This is considered a ‘spoiling attack’ which takes place before their attack is executed, but stepped down one die in damage, (so that D8 becomes D6 etc.) If your opponent chooses to they can change their attack die-roll to an Active Defense die-roll on the spot, or they can opt to just continue with their attack anyway in which case your ‘spoiling attack’ is rolled against their Passive Defense. If they have announced a multi-die attack they must switch all committed dice to Active Defense or keep all of them in the Attack. (See also Mezzo Tempo)