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It's the optimistic version Let's name our Improved Grab character Alice of the Crab People and her target Bob. Alice uses Improved Grab and selects the option of taking -20 to Grapple checks and succeeds. This answer establishes that Alice is now grappling but not affected by penalties associated with grappling, and retains normal movement, Dex bonus to ...


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The owlbear itself is grappling, but more specifically, the body part that has a hold of the grappled creature is doing the grappling. This means that the body part can do any of the actions that a grappling creature can do. In addition, using this option of improved grab doesn't make the owlbear grappled. Because of this, the owlbear would be able to do ...


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I think it's Option 2 but not because it supercedes but because the grappler chooses. From your first quote block: "The creature has the option to conduct the grapple normally, or simply use the part of its body it used in the improved grab to hold the opponent." Thus: Any natural damage is because they chose to hold (+damage/constrict) the opponent. Any ...


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If a flame sphere is moved on top of both characters, they both take damage. As damaging area spells don't make a difference between friend or foe (unless said so on the text). The rule about a grapple trying to force the grappled target into a dangerous area doesn't apply here because the spell was moved by someone outside the grapple. If a flaming sphere ...


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Rules as Written It may seem that way, but the ability further clarifies how it works: Cold (Ex) An ice golem's body generates intense cold, dealing 1d6 points of damage with its touch. Creatures attacking an ice golem with unarmed strikes or natural weapons take this same cold damage each time one of their attacks hits. So two things happen ...


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The Improved Grab description is making the distinction between "normal" grappling and the special case with "Improved Grab" where the grabber is not grappling, but the grabbed opponent is. Normally, after an opponent succesfully starts a grapple, If you succeed, you and your target are now grappling But with Improved Grab, The creature has the ...


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Yes According to the Chokehold Combat Feat: While you have an opponent up to one size category larger than you grappled, you can attempt a grapple combat maneuver with a –5 penalty on the check. If you succeed, you have pinned your opponent and hold the opponent in a chokehold. The Pinned status states: Pinned is a more severe version of ...


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Despite what the article says, a creature with the special ability improved grab does not also have the unique ability to simultaneously drag away a grappled foe As mentioned, the Monster Manual (even the most recent 2012 premium edition) includes in the special ability improved grab a section saying that When a creature gets a hold after an improved ...


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When an ability states that it supersedes a rule, its normally a good indication that said creature is meant to function as written. Enemies off hand that have the ability normally do it as part of their primary attack pattern. The improved grab rules on the SRD can be found here they state: If a creature with this special attack hits with a melee ...


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Q1 : If you have the improved grab special ability, you don't have to make the grapple check to move the opponent, but you do need the check if you don't have the SA. Improved Grab [...] When a creature gets a hold after an improved grab attack, it pulls the opponent into its space. This act does not provoke attacks of opportunity. It can ...


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Pinning someone grants the following penalties: Pinned Creature is unable to move. Is denied their Dexterity bonus to AC ( but is not considered flat footed ) Takes an additional -4 to AC Can use its actions as an attempt to free itself ( Grappler gets +5 CMD to continue a grapple ) Can take Verbal or Mental actions, but is unable to cast spells which ...


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You seem to have missed a critical part of sneak attack, and you seem to not understand the mechanics of grappling in much detail. I'll deal with Sneak Attack first. I DM for a group that includes a rogue. He has been able to sneak attack about 95 % of his turns in combat so far, for one simple reason: the group has a tank that stands next to the enemies. ...


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The Setup Abe, a human Clr4 of Nobanion, has been tasked by his superiors to apprehend a man-eating tiger. He expended his spells traveling to the tiger's lair. The tiger, smelling the meat juice Abe bathed in before his trip, thinks Abe a potentially tasty snack. (Note: The tiger is correct.) Round 1 Abe is between 10 ft. and 80 ft. from the tiger, which ...


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Yes, of course. That's exactly what it's saying.



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