Homebrew Reference Book: New Jedi Order Campaign GuideThe Amphistaff is the chosen weapon of the Yuuzhan Vong Warrior Caste, though other Castes are known to utilise the weapon (Excluding the Shaper Caste, whom are forbidden to use them or their progeny). The following Talents allow you to improve your prowess with an Amphistaff. These Talents may only be taken by Yuuzhan Vong characters.
Amphistaff Block Edit
Prerequisite: Base Attack Bonus +2
As a Reaction, you may negate a melee attack by making a successful Initiative check. The DC of the Initiative check is equal to the result of the attack roll you wish to negate, and you take a cumulative -5 penalty on your Initiative check for every time you have used Amphistaff Block since the beginning of your last turn.
You may use this to negate melee Area Attacks. If you succeed on the Initiative check, you take half damage if the attack hits, and no damage if the attack misses. You must have an Amphistaff drawn and in the Quarterstaff or Spear Forms to use this Talent. You must be aware of the attack and not be Flat-Footed.
Amphistaff Riposte Edit
Once per encounter, as a Reaction, you may make an Amphistaff attack against a being whose attack you negated using the Amphistaff Block Talent. You cannot change the Form of the Amphistaff prior to making this attack (Meaning, the attack can only be made with the Quarterstaff or Spear Forms of the weapon). Only non-area melee attacks can be riposted in this manner; you cannot use this Talent when negating the damage from melee Area Attacks.
Spearing Accuracy Edit
You treat an Amphistaff in Spear Form as a Simple Weapon (Ranged), not a Thrown Weapon, for the purposes of determining Range. Additionally, you may recall the thrown Amphistaff as a Swift Action, but it does not return until the end of your next turn.
Spiral Shower Edit
You have learned how to extend the range of an Amphistaff's Spit Venom. The Spit Venom attack range is increased to 20 squares (Instead of 10 square), but attacks made beyond 10 squares incur a -2 penalty on the attack roll.
Venom Rake Edit
As a Reaction, if an attack you have made with the Whip Form of the Amphistaff is negated (Such as with the Block Talent) you may activate this Talent. You may reroll your attack, keeping the new result but your attack no longer causes damage. If the result equals or exceeds both the targets Reflex Defense and Fortitude Defense, the target moves -1 Persistent step along the Condition Track as the Amphistaff's fangs graze the targets skin.