The Inquisitive Rogue's Insightful Fighting feature says:

At 3rd level, you gain the ability to decipher an opponent’s tactics and develop a counter to them. As a bonus action, you make a Wisdom (Insight) check against a creature you can see that isn’t incapacitated, contested by the target’s Charisma (Deception) check. If you succeed, you can use your Sneak Attack against that target even if you don't have advantage on the attack roll, but not if you have disadvantage on it. This benefit lasts for 1 minute or until you successfully use this feature against a different target.

And the Tactical Assessment maneuver says:

When you make an Intelligence (Investigation), an Intelligence (History), or a Wisdom (Insight) check, you can expend one superiority die and add the superiority die to the ability check.

So I was wondering whether I could use the maneuver since Insightful Fighting makes a Wisdom (Insight) check.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Is there a reason you think these might not work together? \$\endgroup\$ Mar 26, 2022 at 2:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ Tbh, I don't think there's a reason why they shouldn't work together. It just seems like Tactical Assessment was made for roleplay purposes and not to synergize with another feature. \$\endgroup\$
    – Gabriel
    Mar 26, 2022 at 2:21

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Yes, Tactical Assessment can apply to any insight check.

As you've quoted, Insightful Fighting lets the character use a bonus action to attempt an Wisdom (Insight) ability check.

As a bonus action, you make a Wisdom (Insight) check...

and the battle master's Tactical Assessment applies to those checks.

When you make [...] a Wisdom (Insight) check...

Using this battle master maneuver doesn't require any sort of action. There is no restriction that the maneuver must be used in battle, or that an insight check must be used in a non-combat roleplay encounter. The only general restriction on maneuvers is that multiple maneuvers can't apply to one attack.

You can use only one maneuver per attack.

However, an insight check isn't an attack, it's an ability check. So everything checks out.


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