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Usually in 3.5e the language used is specific - 'May' means you can choose, and 'you use' or 'you must' or 'use your Strength modifier to' etc means you have no choice in the matter. If the wording said 'may', such as in Intuitive Attack, you can even switch it up with different attacks in your attack routine, if for some reason you felt that was relevant. ...
Either the text will say that the feat/ability uses a certain ability score, or it will say that you 'may' substitute your normal score with a different one. Therefore, some feats/abilities will only allow one score, while others let you decide. This is because the 'standard' score is the one you use when you make a 'standard' attack - different feats use a ...
It depends on how the feat/ability is written. "Intuitive Attack" from the Book of Exalted Deeds states that you "may" substitute your Wisdom modifier, which means you don't have to.
Personally I would imagine something physically impossible but cinematically fitting, i.e. kicking that mook hard enough to send him flying into another mook and ricochet off into another one, dealing damage to all of them.
From the SRD (italics mine) Making an Attack of Opportunity An attack of opportunity is a single melee attack, and a character can only make one per round. The character does not have to make an attack of opportunity if the character doesn't want to. The character makes the attack of opportunity at the character's normal base attack bonus. An ...
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