Martial skills are those which pertain to physical combat, especially nonmagical. Connotes expertise with a variety of weapons, fighting techniques, etc.

Martial refers to skill and proficiency with physical combat (generally above all else). Often refers to weapons that a character trained in a common military setting would normally have knowledge/proficiency of or focused practical skill in physical altercations. Examples would include Fighters, Barbarians and Rangers in most game systems.

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