Here's a recent cover for Pathfinder's Dragon Empires Primer. A clean Asian-inspired aesthetic seemed appropriate for the project, so that meant no fog, no explosions, and no flying debris. There went three of my favorite usual staples. Inspired by the dojo scene in The Matrix, I went for a "bullet time" still frame.
The two combatants don't appear to like each other very much, and several subtitles come to mind: "Come At Me Bro," or "Stop Trying to Hit Me and Hit Me," or "You Got Some Wasabi on Your Chin, Here... Let Me Wipe That Off."
Many thanks to Sarah Robinson at Paizo for leading me out of my comfort zone.