I just read this in the FAQ: Swords Special attack:Concussion blow, victim’s intelligence is halved for 30 seconds. Note the effects of a concussion blow are not cumulative, once a target is the victim of a concussion blow, they cannot be hit in that manner again for 30 seconds Fencing Special attack: Paralyzing blow, victim is paralyzed for 4 seconds. Once paralyzed, the victim cannot fight back (s/he wont auto-defend) or cast spells, however s/he can still use potions and bandages. The paralysis will not break by any means, even if the victim takes damage. Once paralyzed, the victim cannot be paralyzed again with another special attack until the paralysis wears off. Macing Special attack: Crushing blow, damage bonus of 50% (max 60 hp’s). Only applies to true maces, not staves. Note, looks like this part of the FAQ is about 8 years out of date.