I like the feat Dervish Dance, but it requires a scimitar. Although an Elven Curve Blade's flavor text says it is "essentially a longer version of a scimitar", I don't believe that's enough of a justification for allowing that feat with this weapon.

I am building a level 1 magus and am looking ahead at feat options. I expect I will take a high dex build and get into weapon finesse. I definitely intend to stay in the magus class, so I'm looking for a feat (or trait) to accomplish this goal.

Is there another way to gain a Dex bonus to attack damage via feats and the like?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Are you sure you want to deal with the difficulties of playing a 2-handed weapon Magus? It removed access to their Spell Combat feature. \$\endgroup\$ – Ifusaso Feb 6 at 18:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ Thank you, and no, I completely missed that it was a 2-handed weapon. Thank you for pointing that out. \$\endgroup\$ – JoshuaD Feb 6 at 19:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ In that case, you'll be interested in the Slashing Grace feat for other weapons you might look at. Any one-handed slashing weapon can get Dex to damage. \$\endgroup\$ – Ifusaso Feb 7 at 13:26

The 'best' method (subject to specific games)

If your game has Mythic rules in play, Mythic Weapon Finesse does what you want at Mythic Tier 1.

The easiest method

Elven Curve Blades come stock with Weapon Finesse compatability, and are therefore a valid choice for the Agile weapon Special Ability. This does exactly what you want for a +1 enhancement bonus (minimum +2, so 8,000g).

The cheaper method worth mentioning

Unchained Rogues are able to select Elven Curve Blade with their Finesse Training ability, which allows you to deal damage with your DEX. However, this requires a 3 level dip for a partial spellcaster.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Useful reddit post about this subject. \$\endgroup\$ – Ifusaso Feb 6 at 19:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ I also found this forum post interesting, although not directly applicable. \$\endgroup\$ – Ifusaso Feb 6 at 19:06

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