Originally posted by The Wizard of Oz
Searing Edge Attack does Essence extra Initiative damage (which you don't gain) if you roll any successes on your Withering damage. It doesn't say you actually have to do damage, just roll successes.
The essence 3 version of Spirit Strengthens the Skin lets you remove successful dice of Withering damage after they're rolled.
If you use Spirit Strengthens the Skin to ignore all Withering damage you take from a Fire Dragon monk's punch, does Searing Edge Attack work or not?
If all your successes get taken away, it doesn't proc.