Yeah I was gonna do that, but when I was making my character I was looking at approved characters for examples. I noticed a lot of characters have the One-handed Hand Seals SA with different variations for their flaws. So I went back and looked and there are a lot of characters who are approved with the flaw that it only reduces hand seal speed by a Tier such as Mimorisa Kasanaga
, Kara Uzamaki
, and Sayaka Uchiha
. Not to argue though, I'll accept the full penalty if you still think it's unbalanced, just wanted to point out the other cases where characters were approved with only the hand seal speed penalty.
For the second one please bear with me, I'll only try for this SA one more time. I apologize for being so adamant it's just that I included this SA in my backstory for story's sake but ultimately if I have to change things around then I will. My reasoning for it costing 5 SP was the mechanics of jutsu. A C-rank booster technique can raise a sole attribute by a Tier, which costs 5 SP. Although SA's are not jutsu so I can understand how that wouldn't apply here so if you still feel it should cost more, would 10 SP be appropriate? As for the bit about melee weapons in the flaw, I included that because on the Kaguya Clan
page, under a couple of the Hiden it states that the bones can resist weapons of basic and apprentice quality, so I wanted to nerf it since it's a SA but I understand how resisting basic weapons can be unbalanced so I've omitted that part. I've changed the wording for better clarity, removed the ability for it to trigger against ninjutsu (so weapons and taijutsu only), and added that it can be only be used once per topic as I can see how one could see the potential for abuse otherwise. I've also changed the Ijutsu aspect of the flaw from only costing a rank higher in chakra to double the chakra.
- Reactive Defense: Ken's Shikotsumyaku kekkei genkai primarily comes out during life or death moments in the form of a subconscious defense such as rib-like bones that protrude to block incoming weapons, or plates of bone to mitigate damage from taijutsu. Once per Topic, Reactive Defense grants a Tier Advantage to Constitution for purposes of defending against the attack.
- Body's Own Volition: When the reactive defense takes place it consumes 5 points of Stamina, and since it acts upon its own accord it could deplete the last of Ken's chakra and send him into a critical state. Ken must be aware of the attack and it only defends against life-threatening attacks that he is unable to defend against himself. If Ken's natural Constitution drops below Proficient, the Reactive Defense SA cannot trigger. Also due to the odd nature of his body, Iijutsu requires double the chakra to be used on Ken (an S-rank Ijutsu technique would cost 40 SP).