See also: Character Combat
Various Attacks, Talents, Feats, and Force Powers can knock a character Prone. A Prone character takes a -5 penalty on Melee Attack Rolls. Melee Attacks made against a Prone character gain a +5 bonus, while Ranged Attacks against a Prone character take a -5 penalty. Being Prone may also give a character Total Cover instead of normal Cover (For example, being Prone behind a low wall), subject to the GM's discretion.