Name: kiai! The yell of the spirit
Spec Type: taijutsu
Backstory: the martial arts have always pressed for one to grow and gain strength through discipline and vigerous study. In every art the kiai or yell of the spirit is a universal concept throughout the arts.
The kiai is not merely a simple shout. It is a shout of effort and empowerment. It is a shout of difiance at its greatest. The kiai is a shout of full strength and power. Legends say a shout strong enough can stop mountains or shake a mans heart and soul. But this is often speculation.
The various accounts of what occurs when the kiai is used varies. Some state By adding the shout while attacking it is belived to posess the power to increase its power. To use the kiai when taking an attack allowed one to endure more damage. Some even used their kiai to startle or stun the opponent. Even the average shinobi can use the kiai as well as a normal citizen.
But the secrets lie in long strenuious studies as a expert in hand to hand combat. Where some consider it a tool. Taijutsu specialist use this as one of their greatest weapons.
Appearance: a powerful shout.
Duration: 1 post
Cooldown: 2 posts +1 per use
Range: 10 meters
Speed: equal to reaction time
Stat Boosts: see below
What it does:
The user upon learning this chooses a specific short sound, or short word They yell. (Can be words like "no" or "stop") the user must specify in their post which word they are using. (The word is placed next to the jutsu in the user's stat page.)
The user then also chooses one effect that applies to their own kiai. (This is placed on the users stat page) Fot each rank of this jutsu trained the user can add another effect to their kiai. At A rank the user can apply two effects at the same time in a single post.
The user upon using this must rp out using the kiai.
Increases next taijutsu technique power by: 10/20/30/40/50
Grants Damage reduction fot 1 post by: 10/20/30/40/50(does not count as an active booster,)
Increases speed stat for 1 post by: 10/20/30/40/50 (does not count as an active booster)
Increases health stat for 1 post by: 10/20/30/40/50 (Does not count as a active stat booster)
Thoes within hearing range are stunned if their health stat is lower then the power of the shout. (Stunned opponents cannot make any actions for 1 post.
Thoes within hearing range Become dazed if the shout power is greater then their health stat. Dazed opponents lose reaction time equal to the power of this technique.
Only thoes with taijutsu as a specialty can get up to A rank.
The kiai can at first only be used at a limit of 2 times in a single topic. After reaching C ranked the user can use it 3 times. At B ranked 4 times. At A ranked the user can use it 5 times.
Each rank trained increases the action cost of the technique respectively by the appropriate action cost.
One cannot use a lower ranked kiai. The kiai is the full force of a person.
Shout power increases by +5 for every 10 points the users strength stat is above the power. This caps at double the stated power.
The kiai does not discriminate between allies and enemies. Meaning allies suffer the same drawbacks as the enemy.
Character Specific: nope
Wordcount to learn: 500, 1,000,2000,3000,4000
Action Cost: 5/10/20/30/40/50
Mastery: no one can master this period.
Bonus Requirements: above C rank requires taijutsu spec.
Canon or Custom: site canon