Stealthy characters are notoriously difficult to pin down in combat. Characters with this Smart Guard defense may call “Counteract” to negate a single Weapon Strike attack that they otherwise validly block. Note that this may not be used against Strike attacks with other qualifiers like Spell or Poison, nor may it be used against a Weapon Strike that validly connects with the character. It may be used once per Logistics period per purchase.
Example: Ena is locked in battle against her arch-nemesis Vorin. Vorin swings at her with the call “Weapon Strike Shatter Sword!” Ena expertly blocks the attack and calls “Counteract!” to stop his weapon from being destroyed by the Strike.