When you get hit by an attack you first use parry as passive defensse and if you fail you use active defense in the same knack, correct? For active defense you use an action.
But isn't an active defense roll always lower than passive defense? Example: red has finesse 3 + attack 3 and green wits 2 + parry 3 Red hits with 22 which is above passive defense of green ((parry 3 + 1)*5 = 20)
Now green uses an action and rolls 9 9 6 5 2 and keeps 9 9 which gives him 18. So he already rolled high in his roll but is lower than the 20.
In my opinion will beginner characters have a fighting / parrying skill of 3 and wits mostly on 2.
Do I miss something about active defense?