Afternoon everyone. I have a query about a fighter build I am working on. So at lvl 20 a fighter gains the class ability Weapon Mastery that makes all critical threat automatically confirmed with one chosen weapon.
With the advanced feats you can apply a CMB based strike like bull rush strike (perform a bull rush if your confirmation roll exceeds your opponents CMD), tripping strike (perform a trip maneuver if your confirmation roll exceeds your opponents CMD), disarming strike (perform a disarm if your confirmation roll exceeds your opponents CMD)..
What I would like to know is how they interact. Does the fighter ability basically give me a nat 20 roll on confirmation and it applies the strike? Do I just roll confirmation for the strike effect and still confirm the crit no matter what I roll, or do I have risk missing the crit in order to apply the strike effect?
Edited: Also with Weapon Mastery, there is no may in whether or not you can take the auto-confirmation. So I don't think the 3rd option is even available.