The Universal Monster Rule Gaze indicates:

A creature with a gaze attack can actively gaze as an attack action by choosing a target within range.

Being an 'attack action' (not a Standard Action), can this be used with a creature's Natural Attacks as part of a Full Attack?


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No, the attack action and an attack are different things.

From the combat rules:

Attack Action: An attack action is a type of standard action. Some combat options can modify only this specific sort of action.

This means that directing the Gaze ability is a standard action. And that such creature could effectively attempt to affect a target with their gaze twice in a single round, as illustrated on this answer from 3.5 regarding gaze attacks.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Good reference. I'm going to see if there's a contending answer before accepting. \$\endgroup\$
    – Ifusaso
    Jul 20, 2017 at 2:14

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