I currently have a level 12 character (5monk, 5rogue, 2fighter) who specializes in disarming (ranged and melee) and improvised weapon fighting. I am curious if there is any equipment that would help a character increase their CMB when using disarm combat maneuvers.

For those who are curious I currently sitting at a +18(+10BAB, +3Dex, +4 Improved+Greater Disarm, +1 Free hand Fighter) bonus for disarm attempts. My goal is to get the bonus around 22 to ensure that boss fights and larger opponents will leave me with around a 50/50 chance. I am looking for any equipment with the exception of Weapons and Armor.


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Improving Disarm

The items below could give you a +9 bonus to disarm attempts. If you have panache points, then it would be +14. On top of your +18, it could be +27 or +32 respectively.

Magic Items

Cloak of Disarming

This cloak is well crafted and stylish. As a swift action, the wearer can direct the cloak to attempt a combat maneuver check to disarm a creature within 5 feet, using the wearer's CMB. This disarm combat maneuver does not provoke attacks of opportunity. If the attempt fails, the wearer doesn't risk losing the cloak. The wearer can spend 1 panache point before making the disarm attempt to gain a +5 competence bonus on the combat maneuver check.

Gauntlets of Skilled Maneuvers

The wearer of these gauntlets gains a +2 bonus on one type of combat maneuver check (such as bull rush, disarm, or steal) chosen by the creator when the item is created.

Amulet of Mighty Fists

This is important for Weapon Special Abilities.

This amulet grants an enhancement bonus of +1 to +5 on attack and damage rolls with unarmed attacks and natural weapons.

Alternatively, this amulet can grant melee weapon special abilities, so long as they can be applied to unarmed attacks. See Table: Melee Weapon Special Abilities for a list of abilities. Special abilities count as additional bonuses for determining the market value of the item, but do not modify attack or damage bonuses. An amulet of mighty fists cannot have a modified bonus (enhancement bonus plus special ability bonus equivalents) higher than +5. An amulet of mighty fists does not need to have a +1 enhancement bonus to grant a melee weapon special ability.

Weapon Special Abilities

This would be important for your Monk levels:

A monk's unarmed strike is treated as both a manufactured weapon and a natural weapon for the purpose of spells and effects that enhance or improve either manufactured weapons or natural weapons.


This special ability can only be placed on melee weapons. A dueling weapon (which must be a weapon that can be used with the Weapon Finesse feat) gives the wielder a +4 enhancement bonus on initiative checks, provided the weapon is drawn and in hand when the Initiative check is made. It provides a +2 bonus on disarm checks and feint checks, a +2 bonus to CMD to resist disarm attempts, and a +2 to the DC to perform a feint against the wielder.



You gain a +1 trait bonus on combat maneuver checks to perform disarm and steal combat maneuvers.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Oh, does that mean that as a monk I would not need Steelhand Circle? d20pfsrd.com/magic-items/rings/steelhand-circle \$\endgroup\$
    – DanceSC
    Commented Jun 4, 2015 at 22:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ @DanceSC It would be great to have for the other effects. But monks wouldn't have that penalty to disarm. \$\endgroup\$
    – Ruut
    Commented Jun 5, 2015 at 15:28

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