One of my players (Cutter) is a duelist. He recently found this special ability in a homebrew playbook for a Duelist. It reads…
You are not affected by the quality or tier of your opponent’s equipment or training in combat.
This ability lets you contend with higher-Tier enemies on equal footing. Whether you’re
brawling with a back-alley cutthroat, locking blades with a trained assassin or trading
shots with a military sharpshooter your effect level is never reduced due to the superior Tier
or Quality of your opponent’s weapons or training. However, other dominant factors such
as scale and potency can still work against you. This ability does not help you comfortably
fight twenty opponents, wrestle a demon, or have a shootout with a battleship."
I’m wary of dipping outside the book, but I also don’t like saying no, especially when I know how difficult it is to actually break Blades in the Dark.
However, I can’t help but imagine what this looks like when paired with Not To Be Trifled With (which this player has).
What do you think?