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The feat Improved Critical is picked for a lone natural attack For the purposes of of the feat Improved Critical, each natural attack seems to be a "new type of weapon." As no further text exists beyond the feat (even the FAQ is silent), examples appear to provide the only proof. Fortunately, there are plenty of examples: From Hell's Heart's addu ...


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A swordsage does have bastard sword proficiency, but not the way you mean As a swordsage, you are proficient with [...] martial melee weapons A character can use a bastard sword two-handed as a martial weapon. In effect, the swordsage has “Martial Weapon Proficiency (bastard sword),” but not “Exotic Weapon Proficiency (bastard sword).” This ...


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You have them both. You choose which one you use. In general, things that overlap are always chosen by the owner (and thus you use whichever is best for the owner).


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As the prerequisite is: Three or more natural attacks you can take it with 1 bite and 2 claws.


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No. Dragonfire Adept's breath effects do provide some options to deal status effects instead of damage (Sickening Breath, Slow Breath, Weakening Breath, Sleep Breath, Paralyzing Breath), which is compatible with Vow of Peace. But there isn't a breath effect nor feat to deal nonlethal damage. It would be reasonable to house-rule a metabreath feat based on ...


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Inspiration The Investigator class (from the Advanced Class Guide) has an ability called Inspiration, which allows them to augment skill and ability checks: An investigator has the ability to augment skill checks and ability checks through his brilliant inspiration. ... As a free action, he can expend one use of inspiration from his pool to add 1d6 to ...


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A creature that gains a feat's benefit only gains the benefit The swordsage's extraordinary ability discipline focus (weapon focus) says that a swordsage "gain[s] the benefit of the Weapon Focus feat for weapons associated with the chosen discipline" (Tome of Battle 16) (emphasis mine). The benefit of the feat Weapon Focus says, "You gain a +1 bonus on all ...


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Skirmisher explicitly requires an attack action, and Spring Attack cannot be used in conjunction with anything that requires an attack action. An Editor's Note on D20PFSRD says : Can Vital Strike be used with Spring Attack? Can Vital Strike be used on a charge? No. Vital Strike can only be used as part of an attack action, which is a specific ...


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Damage is lethal unless indicated otherwise Nothing about the feat Bleeding Attack (né Belier's Bite from Cheliax, Empire of Devils 26) indicates that the feat's benefit interacts at all with nonlethal damage. The benefit of the feat Bleeding Attack simply says, "When you damage an opponent with an unarmed strike, you deal an extra 1d4 bleed damage." That ...


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Improved critical applies to a given weapon, such claw or bite, not to a weapon group, such as natural weapons. From the text of the feat: Benefit: When using the weapon you selected, your threat range is doubled. Link to SRD: http://www.d20pfsrd.com/feats/combat-feats/improved-critical-combat- I can't find a direct rules quote which states that ...



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