So, the Book of Nine Swords gives us the opportunity to become the %race% of steel and pure awesomeness, it gives us maneuvers that make the character into one-man-army and stuff, and that's really great. However, there is one thing that keeps bothering me

I found NO maneuvers for epic martial adepts-at least, as far as I looked. There are no epic maneuvers for 20+ levels in the existing 9 schools, nor there are any additional schools to get that swordsage something equal to 10th level spells.

So, the question is-where can one find anything about "what to do next"? If some swordsage just creates his own 10th level maneuvers like a mage would do, the fact that he can perform it repeatedly and after he ran out of his maneuvers he can replenish them with just one turn of being passive, it kind of breaks the balance-so, I guess, there should be something else, right?


There has been no official epic level supplement to the Book of Nine Swords. A thread on the subject was posted at enworld in 2007 and generated no interest or results.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Oh, snaps.I thought that maybe, just maybe, there was something in Dragon Magazine or similiar resource and I just missed it... Well, I guess I'll just either expand the nine schools with some epic stuff, or make an epic martial school, or something. Anyway, thanks 8) \$\endgroup\$ – Baka-Mastermind Sep 23 '12 at 8:35

There's Homebrew For That

Here, have a list.

Additionally, there are some regular homebrew disciplines that are head and shoulders above the rest, so here you are.

Sirpercival maintains a Martial Discipline Compendium with all the known usable Disciplines homebrewed to date.

Source(s): GitP, Minmaxboards, mmx, 339, Sirpercival's Martial Discipline compendium, I have used these in games.

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    \$\begingroup\$ There are a lot more homebrew disciplines than those, and a surprising number of them are high quality. I suspect the quality of the book (and the effort necessary to do a whole discipline) serve to encourage higher quality. Anyway, sirpercival maintains a comprehensive list (comprehensive does mean there’s not necessarily quality control though, but most of them are pretty solid). \$\endgroup\$ – KRyan Apr 14 '14 at 12:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ Having just parsed that list in creating a ToB character in a homebrew-approved game, I can say it is a hell of a chore. Those are the ones that stuck out at me, so i've included them here. I'll put a link into the actual answer to percy's compendium. Only just realized this is 2 years old. \$\endgroup\$ – user2754 Apr 14 '14 at 12:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ @JackLesnie The age of the question doesn't matter on this site. If you feel your answer adds something that existing answers don't, that's all that matters \$\endgroup\$ – Wibbs Apr 14 '14 at 12:08

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