Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

15

On the d20SRD, next to the "pick up an item," there is a FAQ linked that covers this. You can pick something up within your reach (which seems to qualify in this case) and it provokes an AoO. Notice that reaching into a threatened square doesn't provoke, just reaching while someone threatens you. So you don't have to be in their square, just be able to ...


8

So this question sort of ultimately comes down to "does shove use my weapon?" the answer to which is unfortunately clouded and probably up to your DM more than it is governed by the rules. I think in my games, I'd probably not, as "shove" seems more like a body to body effect (or shield if you're using one) rather than a weapon push, but I'd be open to ...


8

Check the Tome of Battle For Dummies handbook provides: A list of maneuvers organized by prereqs and level. A list of choice maneuvers


8

The "improved" versions are feats which allow you to ignore Attacks of Opportunity. Without these, you not only become vulnerable to a free attack upon yourself when using them, but also the opportunity to be knocked out of them via this attack as well, preventing and wasting the action entirely. As such, it's best to not even consider the maneuvers as ...


6

You use your warblade initiator level. From Tome of Battle, p31-32, Martial Study: ... If you have martial adept levels, this maneuver becomes one of your maneuvers known. If you do not have martial adept levels, you can use this maneuver once per encounter as a martial adept with an initiator level equal to 1/2 your character level. If you have any ...


6

Yes, you use the +5 to hit. CMB Explained When you attempt to perform a combat maneuver, make an attack roll and add your CMB in place of your normal attack bonus. Add any bonuses you currently have on attack rolls due to spells, feats, and other effects. These bonuses must be applicable to the weapon or attack used to perform the maneuver. As the +5 ...


5

My opinion is that RAW is clear on that you can use your Attack action to a shove. Since it doesn't limit it unarmed attacks it is done with whatever you are making an attack with. Note that in other areas of rules, like the Monk attacks, the rules does limit an ability to unarmed attack. My feeling is that it is not an oversight. Remember also 5e ...


5

Rules as written, can be a bit confusing. Taking the strongest throw Comet Throw, we have the following wording: First take the rules from Mighty Throw: If you succeed in tripping your foe, you throw it up to 10 feet away from you. The target falls prone in the destination space. You choose where it lands. You must place the target in an empty ...


4

In D&D 3.5... Threatened Squares You threaten all squares into which you can make a melee attack, even when it is not your action. Generally, that means everything in all squares adjacent to your space (including diagonally). An enemy that takes certain actions while in a threatened square provokes an attack of opportunity from you. If you’re ...


4

There has been no official epic level supplement to the Book of Nine Swords. A thread on the subject was posted at enworld in 2007 and generated no interest or results.


4

Quoth ToB, p38: Initiating stances and manuvers: ... The process of initiating a maneuver is similar to that of casting a spell.. though there are some key differences ... P39: Resolving a maneuver or stance: Many maneuvers include an attack of some kind. All offensive combat actions... all maneuvers that opponents can resist with ...


4

Basically, without the feat associated with a combat maneuever, you will always provoke an Attack of opportunity when you use one of them. So, by using a combat maneuver without the feat, you are giving your enemy free attacks - there'd better be a good reason for that cost! You can avoid the AoO with some items (several polearms are both reach weapons, and ...


4

I don't think so Though you can substitute a maneuver for a melee attack, it's not a melee attack and may notably lack many features thereof (such as, say, weapon damage). But... You might have some ways to combine this anyway. The Felling Smash feat, for example, which causes your Trip to trigger after you Power Attack. If you have an option that lets ...


3

After reading this question here about maneuvers within attacks of opportunity and its chosen answer, as well as this rule from the prd: When performing a combat maneuver, you must use an action appropriate to the maneuver you are attempting to perform. While many combat maneuvers can be performed as part of an attack action, full-attack action, or ...


3

There's Homebrew For That Here, have a list. TheDementedOne creates a rules framework for Epic Disciplines, based loosely on Epic Magic. Included is the Epic discipline, Invincible Sword Princess. March of Aeons, by Bozwevial, whose entry feat is Knight of Paradox which should tell you everything you need to know about that. Nine-Petaled Lotus, by ...


2

I've been trying to figure this out for awhile, and here's my answer: Depends on who does it. Your mount acts on your initiative count as you direct it. You move at its speed, but the mount uses its action to move. ... If your mount charges, you also take the AC penalty associated with a charge. If you make an attack at the end of the charge, you ...


2

The mount would need Improved Overrun. If you (not the mount!) had the Trample feat, you'd get a bonus attack from the horse's hoof, but it still doesn't negate the Attack of Opportunity by itself.


2

The rules in regards to mounted combat are a little muddy. For Reference, here is Overrun As a standard action, taken during your move or as part of a charge, you can attempt to overrun your target, moving through its square. From the Mounted Combat Rules: Your mount acts on your initiative count as you direct it. You move at its speed, but ...


2

@Southpaw Hare covers all of the basics, but seems to have missed a couple of maneuvers. In particular, the Overrun maneuver which may be the most useful for a Barbarian. It basically allows you to move through an opponent's square and knock them down if you succeed your maneuver by 5+. Stuff this is good for: - move through front-line weaklings to attack ...


1

No If you want to deliver a touch spell you need to spend one attack to make a touch attack. Any attack that happens to involve touching your opponent is not enough to deliver the spell. This is proven by the rules explicitly talking about using natural attacks or unarmed strikes to deliver spells, but never talking about combat maneuvers being able to do ...


1

My personal resolution would be to offer the player a Sleight of Hand check. If successful they can snag the item without provoking an AoO. I would set it as DC 20 as though swiping an item from an unaware noncombatant. Conversely, I would allow them to use their next attack in line to strike at the item (AC 12 for a Tiny item). Instead of damage, the ...


1

First of all, I'll assume your player did his disarm with a weapon(and wasn't a monk/didn't have-use improved unarmed strike/a free hand) as if that was the case a successful disarm = an automatic pick up of the dropped item. Also, under the section that covers picking up an item, it doesn't actually specify that you must be in the space of the item. The ...


1

Tackling question #2. Eldritch Heritage is a really tantalizing, but tricky Feat. First, I'm concerned that you might be expecting more from it than is really there. You have to wait until you are L3 (and your effective Sorc level is Oracle - 2) to get the L1 power. You have to have Skill Focus in the skill granted by the bloodline, but you don't get ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible