Is there a feat like Flick of the Wrist for thrown weapons that does not involve feinting?

Benefit: If you draw a light weapon and make a melee attack with it in the same round, you catch your opponent flat-footed (for the purpose of this attack only). You can use this feat only once per round and once per opponent during any single combat encounter.

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    \$\begingroup\$ @HeyICanChan probably meant. "Can you link to a feat that is similar to what you want in pathfinder?" \$\endgroup\$
    – willuwontu
    May 10, 2019 at 18:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ You dont want it to involve feinting because of the bluff skill? Because there are ways to make feint checks with other skills. \$\endgroup\$
    – ShadowKras
    May 10, 2019 at 19:59

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I'm not aware of any that would provide this to you automatically as Flick of the Wrist does. The closest I've found is False Opening (Ultimate Combat), which can grant you ranged attacks that deny the target its dexterity bonus to AC, but it's both expensive and situational. For rogues, the rogue talents Snap Shot (Advanced Player's Guide) and Surprise Attack (Core Rulebook) can also be used, but these only work during the surprise round.


You can use sniping for hitting flat-footed from range, without using feint.

If you’ve already successfully used Stealth at least 10 feet from your target, you can make one ranged attack and then immediately use Stealth again. You take a –20 penalty on your Stealth check to maintain your obscured location.

This penalty to maintaining the stealth can be reduced by taking Expert Sniper, and eventually you can snipe twice in a turn using Master Sniper.

Alternatively, if you can make an enemy shaken as a free or swift action somehow, you could use Shatter Defenses, to make them flat-footed to you.

Any shaken, frightened, or panicked opponent hit by you this round is flat-footed to your attacks until the end of your next turn. This includes any additional attacks you make this round.


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