Characters with the Martial Artist edge are not considered unarmed, which means that other armed characters do not get a +2 on their Fighting roll as per the Unarmed Defender rule (SWD, p76).

However, are they considered armed so that they do get that +2 bonus against other unarmed characters? Neither the Martial Artist nor the Improved Martial Artist (SWD, p36) make any mention about this.



Although it is not clear in the Savage World Deluxe writing, it was confirmed by Clint on the official forums:

[the rules say...] "He is never considered unarmed in combat" which therefore would mean the opposite, that he is considered armed is true. So yeah, he would get the bonus.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Good self answer. \$\endgroup\$ – C. Ross Aug 14 '13 at 14:43

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