# Can you mix Spellblast and Hideous blow?

My group's interpretation of hideous blow is that it always requires a standard action (since it says on the text you need to use a standard action to attack, and it's not the casting time) so even if you quickened it it would always require a standard action for the attack. I'm not sure if this is the correct one, if it's not i'd be glad to read official material on the issue.

But as it stands now, with the way we use hideous blow, we are not sure how to mix spellblast (which requires a full round action) and hideous blow (which requires that standard action to attack) or even if it's possible (in theory it should be possible since one is a shape modification and the other an essence), and if it's possible what kind of action it would require.

• I figure most folks wouldn't want to do this in the first place because the spell tucked into the spellblast must have an area… hence usually also affecting the warlock who hideously blew. So that examples can be clear as to the order of operations, what spell does the warlock want to tuck into his spellblast-augmented hideous blow? – Hey I Can Chan Feb 3 at 13:42