Benefits: 1) You can match any die roll made by your opponent to your own die roll to count as a Bind (i.e., not just a Die That Counts). So in other words, if your opponent rolled a 11 and a 17, and you rolled an 11, you can still count that as a Bind. 2) Any Bind in Active Defense counts as a successful defense (i.e. no hit). 3) Whenever you get a Bind, you gain a Free Dice for any subsequent action including but not limited to Mutierin, Winding, Bind and Strike, or Bind and Batter. This also stacks with Half-Swording or Half-Staff.