What is the difference betweens the Rogue Talent Lethal Acrobatics and the "Scout" Rogue Archetype's Scout's Charge?

Lethal Acrobatics (Ex): When a rogue with this talent successfully uses Acrobatics to move through an opponent’s square without provoking an attack of opportunity, that opponent is considered flat-footed to the rogue’s next attack until the end of the rogue’s turn.

Scout’s Charge (Ex): At 4th level, whenever a scout makes a charge, her attack deals sneak attack damage as if the target were flat-footed. Foes with uncanny dodge are immune to this ability.

Aren't these moves similar and achieve the same result or am I missing something?

  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm not seeing any similarity between these two abilities, what makes you think they are similar? \$\endgroup\$ – Erik May 27 '19 at 7:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ I am unclear as to why this question is downvoted. While the difference may be clear to me and someone with knowledge of the system, a brand new player who doesn't understand mechanics may ask what seems to us as a simple question.. \$\endgroup\$ – Connor Clarke May 28 '19 at 18:39

The difference between these two abilities is quite simple, and quite fundamental. While they both result in allowing you to sneak attack, the action that proceeds that attack is different.

Lethal Acrobatics requires an acrobatics check made as part of a move action. Theoretically, this can be done if the rogue is already next to that opponent.

The Scout's Charge requires a charge. Meaning the rogue must be at least 10 feet away from the enemy you are charging.


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