If the adept has a higher Initiative Test result, he anticipates attacks made against him by making an Anticipate Blow Test against his opponent’s Spell Defense. If successful, he adds his Anticipate Blow Rank to his Physical Defense against that opponent’s attacks until the end of the round. The adept can use this talent against a number of different opponents equal to his Anticipate Blow Rank each round.After one or more successful Anticipate Blow Tests, the adept may announce a Reserved Action (p. 217) for later that round to interrupt the attack of an opponent Anticipate Blow was successfully used against with a counter-attack. When doing so, he does not add +2 to the Difficulty Number for physical attacks against that opponent (but still adds it to other Difficulty Numbers). Instead, he adds his Anticipate Blow Rank as a bonus to the first Attack Test made against the opponent that round. Anticipate Blow does not convey any additional attacks—the attacks used on the counter-attack must be saved up.