I just want some clarity on a few questions for Rend when it comes to Eidolons. Lots of research is showing me conflicting, old, or outdated answers.
I think these all belong in one question but I can break them out into separate ones if I'm supposed to.
Does rend only apply when 2 of claws from the same pair of the claw evolution hit or when any 2 claws hit, regardless of pairing? I can't find anywhere that it needs to be from the same pair but a player(who is normally right when it comes to rules) in my game swears that's the case.
Do I get additional rends if 4 or 6 claw attacks hit? My Eidolon has 6 claw attacks and all of them hit pretty regularly. Do I get
no more than once per round
(per the Rend Ability description) Rend Ability or
Whenever the Eidolon makes two successful claw attacks against the same target in 1 round
per the rend evolution Unchained Eidolon? Normally I would say the word "Whenever" in the evolution description modifies the Rend Ability description to remove the limitation, but then the Universal Monster Rules state:
The following rules are standard and are referenced (but not repeated) in monster stat blocks
That, to me, says that the "no more than once per round" would not be repeated and, unless EXPLICITLY said otherwise, still applies. If this is the case though the unchained version of Rend should just say "it's claws latch on to the flesh and deal extra damage once per round." to easily put this to rest. (Emphasis mine)
Is power attack added to the rend damage? I read it to say it is only the Claw's die roll plus 1.5 Str but I see no reason that PA wouldn't also apply. Also, this FAQ says as much. However there is also no attack roll for the penalty of PA to apply to so should it really get the benefit?
Is Energy Damage from either the evolution "Energy Attacks" or an item like Gloves, Deliquescent Gloves, Deliquescent added to Rend as well?
If, using Combat Reflexes, my Eidolon makes 2 AoO's against the same opponent in the same round (running through a huge Eidolon's 15 ft reach for instance) would rend damage apply(assuming no other rends have occurred this round)