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One of my players decided to whip a character non-lethally, and one of my NPCs tried to intervene by catching the whip in mid-air.

Is it possible to do this without special features (feats, class abilities, special items, etc)? If not, are there special features or builds that would allow it?

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You could treat it as a readied action to make an unarmed disarm on the attacking opponent as he makes his attack. This would mean though that if your disarm failed you would still be hit.

That's the only thing I can think of.

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The rules don't specifically allow this use of disarm, but this strikes me as a very good re-use of the disarm rules: the attack roll is appropriate, and anything that makes you good at disarming will probably also help with this. So this is probably the best answer we'll get. –  KRyan Aug 15 '13 at 2:57

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