Combat Feats

These feats can be taken as Fighter bonus feats.

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Agile Maneuvers

None

You've learned to use your quickness in place of brute force when performing combat maneuvers.

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Aracane Armor Mastery

Arcane Armor Training, Armor Proficiency (Medium), caster level 7th.

You have mastered the ability to cast spells while wearing armor.

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Arcane Armor Training

Armor Proficiency (Light), caster level 3rd.

You have learned how to cast spells while wearing armor.

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Arcane Strike

Ability to cast arcane spells.

You draw upon your arcane power to enhance your weapons with magical energy.

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Armor Proficiency (Heavy)

Armor Proficiency (Light), Armor Proficiency (Medium)

You are skilled at wearing heavy armor.

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Armor Proficiency (Light)

None

You are skilled at wearing light armor.

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Armor Proficiency (Medium)

Armor Proficiency (Light)

You are skilled at wearing medium armor.

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Awesome Blow

Str 25, Power Attack, Improved Bull Rush, size Large or larger.

This creature can send opponents flying.

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Bashing Finish

Improved Shield Bash, Shield Master, Two-Weapon Fighting, base attack bonus +11.

You follow a powerful blow from your weapon with an opportunistic bash from your shield.

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Bleeding Critical

Critical Focus, base attack bonus +11.

Your critical hits cause opponents to bleed profusely.

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Blind-Fight

None

You are skilled at attacking opponents that you cannot clearly perceive.

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Blinding Critical

Critical Focus, base attack bonus +15.

Your critical hits blind your opponents.

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Bloody Assault

Str 13, Power Attack, base attack bonus +6.

Sacrificing accuracy, you can inflict bloody wounds that are slow to heal.

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Bodyguard

Combat reflexes.

Your swift strikes ward off enemies attacking nearby allies.

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Bull Rush Strike

Str 13, Improved Bull Rush, Power Attack, base attack bonus +9.

Your critical hits can push back your foes.

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Bullseye Shot

Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, BAB +5

You slow your breath, calm yourself, and hit the bullseye, just as you were trained to.

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Catch Off-Guard

None

Foes are surprised by your skilled use of unorthodox and improvised weapons.

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Channel Smite

Channel energy class feature.

You can channel your divine energy through a melee weapon you wield.

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Charge Through

Str 13, Improved Overrun, Power Attack, base attack bonus +1.

You can overrun enemies when charging.

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Cleave

Str 13, Power Attack, BAB +1

You can strike two adjacent foes with a single swing.

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Cockatrice Strike

Improved Unarmed Strike, Gorgon’s Fist, Medusa’s Wrath, base attack bonus +14.

With a single strike, you transmute flesh to stone.

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Combat Expertise

Int 13

You can increase your defense at the expense of your accuracy.

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Combat Patrol

Combat reflexes, Mobility, base attack bonus +5.

You range across the battlefield, dealing with threats wherever they arise.

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Combat Reflexes

None

You can make additional attacks of opportunity.

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Coordinated Defense

None

You are adept at working with allies to avoid being tripped, grappled, and subjected to other maneuvers.

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Coordinated Maneuvers

None

You are skilled at working with your allies to perform dangerous combat maneuvers.

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Covering Defense

Shield Focus, base attack bonus +6.

You are skilled at protecting yourself and your allies with your shield.

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Crippling Critical

Critical Focus, base attack bonus +13.

You are able to maim a target and hinder its movement.

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Critical Focus

Base attack bonus +9.

You are trained in the art of causing pain.

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Critical Mastery

Critical Focus, any two critical feats, 14th-level fighter.

Your critical hits cause two additional effects.

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Crossbow Mastery

Dex 15, Point-Blank Shot, Rapid Reload, Rapid Shot.

You can load crossbows with blinding speed and even fire them in melee with little fear of reprisal.

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Dastardly Finish

Sneak attack +5d6.

You can take advantage of an enemy’s debilitated state to attempt a coup de grace.

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Dazing Assault

NoneStr 13, Power Attack, base attack bonus +11.

You can daze foes with wild attacks.

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Dazzling Display

Weapon Focus, proficiency with the selected weapon.

Your skill with your favored weapon can frighten enemies.

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Deadly Aim

Dex 13, base attack bonus +1.

You can make exceptionally deadly ranged attacks by pinpointing a foe's weak spot, at the expense of making the attack less likely to succeed.

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Deafening Critical

Critical Focus, base attack bonus +13.

Your critical hits cause enemies to lose their hearing.

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Defensive Combat Training

None

You excel at defending yourself from all manner of combat maneuvers.

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Deflect Arrows

Dex 13, Improved Unarmed Strike

You can knock arrows and other projectiles off course, preventing them from hitting you.

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Disarming Strike

Int 13, Combat Expertise, Improved Disarm, base attack bonus +9.

Your critical hits can disarm your foes.

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Disrupting Shot

Dex 13, Point-Blank Shot, fighter level 6th.

With a well-placed shot, you make it harder for a nearby opponent to cast spells.

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Disruptive

6th-level fighter.

Your training makes it difficult for enemy spellcasters to safely cast spells near you.

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Dodge

Dex 13

Your training and reflexes allow you to react swiftly to avoid an opponents' attacks.

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Double Slice

Dex 15, Two-Weapon Fighting.

Your off-hand weapon while dual-wielding strikes with greater power.

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Dreadful Charge

Str 15, Power Attack, Furious Focus, base attack bonus +11.

Slaying an enemy demoralizes your other nearby foes.

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Eldritch Claws

Str 15, natural weapons, base attack bonus +6.

Who needs magic weapons? Eldritch tricks are no match for your bestial ferocity.

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Elemental Fist

Con 13, Wis 13, Improved Unarmed Strike, BAB +8.

You empower your strike with elemental energy.

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Elven Accuracy

Elf.

Your sharp eyesight makes difficult shots easier.

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Enforcer

Intimidate 1 rank.

You are skilled at causing fear in those you brutalize.

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Exhausting Critical

Critical Focus, Tiring Critical, base attack bonus +15.

Your critical hits cause opponents to become exhausted.

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Exotic Weapon Proficiency

BAB +1

You understand how to use one type of exotic weapon in combat, and can utilize any special tricks or qualities that exotic weapon might allow.

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Far Shot

Point Blank Shot

You are more accurate at longer ranges.

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Focused Shot

Int 13, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot.

Your anatomical insight adds deadliness to your shots.

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Following Step

Dex 13, Step Up.

You can repeatedly close the distance when foes try to move away, without impeding your normal movement.

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Furious Focus

Str 13, Power Attack, base attack bonus +1.

Even in the midst of fierce and furious blows, you can find focus in the carnage and your seemingly wild blows strike home.

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Gang Up

Int 13, Combat Expertise.

You are adept at using greater numbers against foes.

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Gorgon's Fist

Improved Unarmed Strike, Scorpion Style, base attack bonus +6.

With one well-placed blow, you leave your target reeling.

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Great Cleave

Str 13, Cleave, Power Attack, BAB +4

You can strike many adjacent foes with a single blow.

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Greater Blind-Fight

Perception 15 ranks, Improved Blind-Fight

Your enemies cannot hide from you.

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Greater Bull Rush

Improved Bull Rush, Power Attack, base attack bonus +6, Str 13.

Your bull rush attacks throw enemies off balance.

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Greater Dirty Trick

Int 13, Combat Expertise, Improved Dirty Trick, base attack bonus +6.

When you pull a dirty trick, your foe is truly hindered.

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Greater Disarm

Combat Expertise, Improved Disarm, base attack bonus +6, Int 13.

You can knock weapons far from an enemy's grasp.

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Greater Drag

Str 13, Improved Drag, Power Attack, base attack bonus +6.

Foes that you drag are thrown out of balance.

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Greater Feint

Combat Expertise, Improved Feint, base attack bonus +6, Int 13.

You are skilled at making foes overreact to your attacks.

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Greater Grapple

Improved Grapple, Improved Unarmed Strike, base attack bonus +6, Dex 13.

Maintaining a grapple is second nature to you.

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Greater Overrun

Improved Overrun, Power Attack, base attack bonus +6, Str 13.

Enemies must dive to avoid your dangerous move.

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Greater Penetrating Strike

Penetrating Strike, Weapon Focus, 16th-level fighter.

Your attacks penetrate the defenses of most foes.

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Greater Reposition

Int 13, Combat Expertise, Improved Reposition, base attack bonus +6.

When you reposition foes, they are left vulnerable to the attacks of your allies.

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Greater Shield Focus

Shield Focus, Shield Proficiency, base attack bonus +1, 8th-level fighter.

You are skilled at deflecting blows with your shield.

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Greater Shield Specialization

Proficiency with selected shield, Greater Shield Focus, Shield Focus, Shield Specialization with selected shield, fighter level 12th.

Your masterful shieldwork provides even greater protection to your vital areas.

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Greater Steal

Int 13, Combat Expertise, Improved Steal, base attack bonus +6.

You have a knack for snatching items from your opponents in combat.

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Greater Sunder

Improved Sunder, Power Attack, base attack bonus +6, Str 13.

Your devastating strikes cleave through weapons and armor and into their wielders, damaging both item and wielder alike in a single terrific strike.

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Greater Trip

Combat Expertise, Improved Trip, base attack bonus +6, Int 13.

You can make free attacks on foes that you knock down.

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Greater Two-Weapon Fighting

Dex 19, Improved Two-Weapon Fighting, Two-Weapon Fighting, BAB +11

You are incredibly skilled at fighting with two weapons at the same time.

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Greater Vital Strike

Improved Vital Strike, Vital Strike, base attack bonus +16.

You can make a single attack that deals incredible damage.

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Greater Weapon Focus

Proficient with weapon, Weapon Focus with weapon, BAB +1, 8th-level Fighter

Choose one type of weapon (including unarmed strike or grapple) for which you have already selected Weapon Focus. You are a master at your chosen weapon.

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Greater Weapon Specialization

Proficient with weapon, Greater Weapon Focus with weapon, Weapon Focus with weapon, Weapon Specialization with weapon, 12th-level Fighter

Choose one type of weapon (including unarmed strike or grapple) for which you possess the Weapon Specialization feat. Your attacks with the chosen weapon are more devastating than normal.

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Improved Blind-Fight

Perception 10 ranks, Blind-Fight.

Your keen senses guide your hand against hidden foes.

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Improved Bull Rush

Str 13, Power Attack, BAB +1

You are skilled at pushing your foes around.

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Improved Critical

Proficient with weapon, BAB +8

Attacks made with your chosen weapon are quite deadly.

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Improved Dirty Trick

Int 13, Combat Expertise.

You are skilled at pulling dirty tricks on your foes.

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Improved Disarm

Int 13, Combat Expertise

You are skilled at knocking weapons from a foe's grasp.

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Improved Drag

Str 13, Power Attack, base attack bonus +1.

You are skilled at dragging foes around the battlefield.

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Improved Feint

Int 13, Combat Expertise

You are skilled at fooling your opponents in combat.

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Improved Grapple

Dex 13, Improved Unarmed Strike.

You are skilled at grappling opponents.

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Improved Initiative

None

Your quick reflexes allow you to react rapidly to danger.

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Improved Ki Throw

Improved Bull Rush, Ki Throw.

Your enemies are living weapons in your hands.

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Improved Overrun

Str 13, Power Attack, BAB +1

You are skilled at running down your foes.

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Improved Precise Shot

Dex 19, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, BAB +11

Your ranged attacks ignore anything but total concealment and cover.

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Improved Reposition

Int 13, Combat Expertise.

You have learned how to force your enemies to move around the battlefield.

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Improved Second Chance

Int 13, Combat Expertise, Second Chance, base attack bonus +11.

You can turn a missed strike into a second chance without sacrificing later attacks.

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Improved Shield Bash

Shield Proficiency

You can protect yourself with your shield, even if you use it to attack.

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Improved Sidestep

Dex 15, Dodge, Mobility, Sidestep.

You are adept at sidestepping your opponent’s melee attacks without compromising your mobility.

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Improved Steal

Int 13, Combat Expertise.

You have a knack for snatching items from your opponents.

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Improved Sunder

Str 13, Power Attack, BAB +1

You are skilled at damaging your foes' weapons and armor.

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Improved Trip

Int 13, Combat Expertise.

You are skilled at sending your opponents to the ground.

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Improved Two-Weapon Fighting

Dex 17, Two-Weapon Fighting, BAB +6

You are skilled at fighting with two weapons.

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Improved Unarmed Strike

None

You are skilled at fighting while unarmed.

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Improved Vital Strike

Vital Strike, base attack bonus +11.

You can make a single attack that deals a large amount of damage.

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Improvised Weapon Mastery

Catch Off-Guard or Throw Anything, base attack bonus +8.

You can turn nearly any object into a deadly weapon, from a razor-sharp chair leg to a sack of flour.

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In Harms Way

Bodyguard.

You put yourself in danger’s path to save your allies.

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Intimidating Prowess

None

Your physical might is intimidating to others.

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Ki Throw

Improved Trip, Improved Unarmed Strike.

Your physical control and mastery of momentum allows you to throw enemies.

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Lightning Stance

Dex 17, Dodge, Wind Stance, base attack bonus +11.

The speed at which you move makes it nearly impossible for opponents to strike you.

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Lookout

None

Your allies help you avoid being surprised.

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Low Profile

Dex 13, Small size or smaller.

Yours small stature helps you avoid ranged attacks.

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Lunge

BAB +6

You can strike foes that would normally be out of reach.

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Manyshot

Dex 17, Point Blank Shot, Rapid Shot, BAB +6

You can fire multiple arrows at a single target.

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Martial Weapon Proficiency

None

Choose a type of martial weapon. You understand how to use that type of martial weapon in combat.

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Medusa's Wrath

Improved Unarmed Strike, Gorgons Fist, Scorpion Style, base attack bonus +11.

You can take advantage of your opponent's confusion, delivering multiple blows.

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Missile Shield

Dex 13, Shield Focus

You are skilled at deflecting ranged attacks with your shield.

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Mobility

Dex 13, Dodge

You can easily move through a dangerous melee.

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Mounted Archery

Ride 1 rank, Mounted Combat

You are skilled at making ranged attacks while mounted.

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Mounted Combat

Ride 1 rank

You are adept at guiding your mount through combat.

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Mounted Shield

Mounted Combat, Shield Focus, Ride.

Your defensive tactics defend both you and your mount.

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Multiattack

Three or more natural attacks.

This creature is particularly skilled at making attacks with its natural weapons.

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Multiweapon Fighting

Dex 13, three or more hands.

This multi-armed creature is skilled at making attacks with multiple weapons.

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Outflank

Base attack bonus +4.

You look for every edge when flanking an enemy.

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Paired Opportunists

None

You know how to make an enemy pay for lax defenses.

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Parting Shot

Dex 13, Dodge, Mobility, Point Blank Shot, Shot on the Run, base attack bonus +6.

You are an expert skirmisher, able to rain missiles upon your enemies whether advancing or retreating.

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Penetrating Strike

Weapon Focus, base attack bonus +1, 12th-level fighter, proficiency with weapon.

Your attacks are capable of penetrating the defenses of some creatures.

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Perfect Strike

Dex 13, Wis 13, Improved Unarmed Strike, base attack bonus +8.

Roll twice when making an attack, if one is a critical threat, the other is used as the confirmation roll.

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Pinpoint Targeting

Dex 19, Precise Shot, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, base attack bonus +16.

You can target the weak points in your opponent's armor.

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Point Blank Master

Weapon Specialization with selected ranged weapon.

You are adept at firing ranged weapons in close quarters.

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Point Blank Shot

None

You are especially accurate when making ranged attacks against close targets.

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Power Attack

Str 13, BAB +1

You can make exceptionally deadly melee attacks by sacrificing accuracy for strength.

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Precise Shot

Point Blank Shot

You are adept at firing ranged attacks into melee.

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Precise Strike

Dex 13, base attack bonus +1.

You are skilled at striking where it counts, as long as an ally distracts your foe.

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Punishing Kick

Con 13, Wis 13, Improved Unarmed Strike, base attack bonus +8.

Your kicks are so powerful you use them to push or knock back your foes.

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Pushing Assault

Str 15, Power Attack, base attack bonus +1.

A strike made with a two-handed weapon can push a similar sized opponent backward.

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Quick Draw

BAB +1

You can draw weapons faster than most.

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Rapid Reload

Proficient with weapon

Choose a type of crossbow (hand, light, heavy). You can reload such a weapon quickly.

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Rapid Shot

Dex 13, Point Blank Shot

You can make an additional ranged attack.

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Ray Shield

Dex 15, Missile Shield. Spellbreaker.

You can even deflect rays with your shield.

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Reckless Offense

BAB +1

You can shift your focus from defense to offense.

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Rending Claws

Str 13, two claw natural weapon attacks, base attack bonus +6.

Your claw attacks do greater harm to your enemy.

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Repositioning Strike

Improved Reposition, base attack bonus +9.

Your critical hits can move your foes where you wish.

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Ride-By Attack

Ride 1 rank, Mounted Combat

While mounted and charging, you can move, strike at a foe, and then continue moving.

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Saving Shield

Shield Proficiency.

You deflect attacks that could mean your ally’s death.

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Scorpion Style

Improved Unarmed Strike

You can perform an unarmed strike that greatly hampers your target's movement.

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Second Chance

Int 13, Combat Expertise, base attack bonus +6.

Quick reflexes turn missed strikes into second chances.

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Shadow Strike

Base attack bonus +1

You accurately strike even those you cannot clearly see.

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Shatter Defenses

Weapon Focus, Dazzling Display, base attack bonus +6, proficiency with weapon.

Your skill with your chosen weapon leaves opponents unable to defend themselves if you strike them when their defenses are already compromised.

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Shield Focus

Shield Proficiency, base attack bonus +1.

You are skilled at deflecting blows with your shield.

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Shield Master

Improved Shield Bash, Shield Proficiency, Shield Slam, Two-Weapon Fighting, base attack bonus +11.

Your mastery of the shield allows you to fight with it without hindrance.

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Shield of Swings

Str 13, Power Attack, base attack bonus +1.

A wild frenzy of attacks serves to bolster your defenses.

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Shield Proficiency

None

You are trained in how to properly use a shield.

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Shield Slam

Improved Shield Bash, Shield Proficiency, Two-Weapon Fighting, base attack bonus +6.

In the right position, your shield can be used to send opponents flying.

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Shield Specialization

Proficiency with shield, Shield Focus, Fighter level 4th.

You have mastered the use of one type of shield.

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Shield Wall

Shield Proficiency

You form a unified defense with those around you.

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Shot on the Run

Dex 13, Dodge, Mobility, Point Blank Shot, BAB +4

You can move, fire a ranged weapon, and move again before your foes can react.

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Sickening Critical

Critical Focus, base attack bonus +11.

Your critical hits cause opponents to become sickened.

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Sidestep

Dex 13, Dodge, Mobility.

You can reposition yourself after a foe’s missed swing.

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Simple Weapon Proficiency

None

You are trained in the use of basic weapons.

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Snatch Arrows

Dex 15, Deflect Arrows, Improved Unarmed Strike.

Instead of knocking an arrow or ranged attack aside, you can catch it in mid-flight.

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Spellbreaker

Disruptive, 10th-level fighter.

You can strike at enemy spellcasters who fail to cast defensively when you threaten them.

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Spirited Charge

Ride 1 rank, Mounted Combat, Ride-By Attack

Your mounted charge attacks deal a tremendous amount of damage.

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Spring Attack

Dex 13, Dodge, Mobility, BAB +4

You can deftly move up to a foe, strike, and withdraw before he can react.

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Stabbing Shot

Rapid Shot, elf.

You can clear the way to continue using your bow.

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Staggering Critical

Critical Focus, base attack bonus +13.

Your critical hits cause opponents to slow down.

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Stand Still

Combat Reflexes

You can stop foes that try to move past you.

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Step Up

Base attack bonus +1.

You can close the distance when a foe tries to move away.

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Step Up and Strike

Dex 13, Following Step, Step Up, base attack bonus +6.

When a foe tries to move away, you can follow and make an attack.

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Strike Back

Base attack bonus +11.

You can strike at foes that attack you using their superior reach, by targeting their limbs or weapons as they come at you.

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Stunning Assault

Str 13, Power Attack, base attack bonus +16.

You powerful but imprecise attacks can stun your enemies.

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Stunning Critical

Critical Focus, Staggering Critical, base attack bonus +17.

Your critical hits cause opponents to become stunned.

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Stunning Fist

Dex 13, Wis 13, Improved Unarmed Strike, BAB +8

You know just where to strike to temporarily stun a foe.

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Sundering Strike

Str 13, Improved Sunder, Power Attack, base attack bonus +9.

Your critical hits can sunder your foes’ weapons.

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Swap Places

None

You are skilled at changing places with your ally during a chaotic melee.

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Team Up

Int 13, Combat Expertise, Gang Up, base attack bonus +6.

When you are ganging up against an enemy, you can aid an ally with a quick feint.

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Teleport Tactician

Combat reflexes, Disruptive, Spellbreaker.

You are highly alert for enemies using teleportation to approach you or flee from you.

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Throw Anything

None

You are used to throwing things you have on hand.

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Tiring Critical

Critical Focus, base attack bonus +13.

Your critical hits cause opponents to become fatigued.

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Touch of Serenity

Wis 18, Improved Unarmed Strike, base attack bonus +8.

With a single touch you can reduce the threat of even the most savage of foes.

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Tower Shield Proficiency

Shield Proficiency

You are trained in how to properly use a tower shield.

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Trample

Ride 1 rank, Mounted Combat

While mounted, you can ride down opponents and trample them under your mount.

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Trick Riding

Ride 9 ranks, Mounted Combat.

You are not only skilled at controlling a horse in combat; you can make it look like art.

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Tripping Strike

Int 13, Combat Expertise, Improved Trip, base attack bonus +9.

The force intrinsic to your critical hits can knock your foes down.

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Two-Weapon Defense

Dex 15, Two-Weapon Fighting

You are skilled at defending yourself while dual-wielding.

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Two-Weapon Feint

Dex 15, Int 13, Combat Expertise, Two-Weapon Fighting.

You use one weapon to distract your enemy while slipping another past his defenses.

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Two-Weapon Fighting

Dex 15

You can fight with a weapon wielded in each of your hands. You can make one extra attack each round with the secondary weapon.

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Two-Weapon Rend

Dex 17, Double Slice, Improved Two-Weapon Fighting, Two-Weapon Fighting, BAB +11

Striking with both of your weapons simultaneously, you can use them to deliver devastating wounds.

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Under and Over

Agile Maneuvers, Small size or smaller.

You can slip under a foe trying to grab you, knocking him off balance.

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Unseat

Str 13, Ride 1 rank, Mounted Combat, Power Attack, Improved Bull Rush, base attack bonus +1.

You are skilled at unseating your mounted opponents.

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Vital Strike

Base attack bonus +6.

You make a single attack that deals significantly more damage than normal.

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Weapon Finesse

None

You are trained in using your agility in melee combat, as opposed to brute strength.

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Weapon Focus

Proficient with weapon, BAB +1.

Choose one type of weapon. You can also choose unarmed strike or grapple (or ray, if you are a spellcaster) as your weapon for the purposes of this feat.

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Weapon Specialization

Proficient with weapon, Weapon Focus with weapon, Fighter level 4th.

You are skilled at dealing damage with one weapon. Choose one type of weapon (including unarmed strike or grapple) for which you have already selected the Weapon Focus feat. You deal extra damage when using this weapon.

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Whirlwind Attack

Dex 13, Int 13, Combat Expertise, Dodge, Mobility, Spring Attack, base attack bonus +4.

You can strike out at every foe within reach.

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Wind Stance

Dex 15, Dodge, base attack bonus +6.

Your erratic movements make it difficult for enemies to pinpoint your location.

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