Best Defense (••, Tempesta •)Edit

Action: Permanent

The best defense is a good offense. When the Noble transforms, she may add power to her muscles, striking harder and moving more swiftly; she applies Tempesta during her transformation to add her dots in it to her Strength, and recalculates all derived traits.

Best Defense is not compatible with Barrier Jacket, or any other supernatural effect that gives Armor; it is also not compatible with any other supernatural effect that increases Strength. The Noble may dismiss or restore her augmented Strength during a transformation action, as she does with Regalia; she need not apply Tempesta to dismiss her Strength, but must do so to restore it.