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0000657Dwarf FortressAdventure Mode -- Combatpublic2010-04-06 14:032014-01-20 17:23
Toady One 
0000657: Weapon skills don't increase when attacking prone (conscious) targets
When punching a skeletal bear several times I never got any skill increases in striking or other skills. I got skill as normal for picking up rocks and throwing them (both archery and throwing) but none for unarmed, non-wrestling attacks.
Play an adventurer and drop any weapons and proceed to attack a foe. Notice no increase in offensive skills.
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has duplicate 0001531closed Footkerchief Adv mode stats stopped increasing 
has duplicate 0003492resolved Logical2u Very slow skillups when using a crossbow as a melee weapon 
Issue History
2010-04-06 14:03MylonNew Issue
2010-04-06 14:12MylonNote Added: 0001576
2010-04-06 14:23FootkerchiefNote Added: 0001580
2010-04-08 15:10KagusNote Added: 0002167
2010-04-25 13:05FootkerchiefSummaryStriking skill does not increase => Striker skill does not increase
2010-04-25 15:14FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001531
2010-04-25 15:14FootkerchiefIssue Monitored: Footkerchief
2010-04-25 15:15FootkerchiefSummaryStriker skill does not increase => Weapon skills don't increase when attacking prone (conscious) targets
2010-11-02 22:09Logical2uRelationship addedhas duplicate 0003492
2010-11-02 22:09Logical2uIssue Monitored: Hieronymous Alloy
2011-03-29 08:22Knight OtuNote Added: 0016762
2011-03-29 08:39FootkerchiefTag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2014-01-20 17:23FootkerchiefNote Added: 0024286
2014-01-20 17:23FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2014-01-20 17:23FootkerchiefFixed in Version => 0.31.23
2014-01-20 17:23FootkerchiefResolutionopen => fixed
2014-01-20 17:23FootkerchiefAssigned To => Toady One
2014-01-20 17:23FootkerchiefTag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE

2010-04-06 14:12   
Additionally, after picking up my spear, I am unable to train spear-use on the same foe. If I strike another foe, then spear use is trained normally, even against the first foe.
2010-04-06 14:23   
I tested this a little. It seems like striker skill doesn't go up from punching prone targets, but there may be other factors.
2010-04-08 15:10   
No skill other than wrestling seems to go up when attacking a prone target, at least that's the way it was in the old version. If someone goes down, you have to either wait for them to get back up or just start wrasslin' with the suckers if you want a skill increase.

One of the reasons why I very rarely, if ever, use "charge" attacks.
Knight Otu   
2011-03-29 08:22   
It seems this has changed, presumably with the recent adventure skill rewrite. I've been getting skill increases from attacking prone targets. Can anyone else verify?
2014-01-20 17:23   
Please reopen this issue or PM me on the forums if this hasn't actually been fixed.