The Scout archetype for the Rogue grants the skirmisher ability at 8th level:

At 8th level, whenever a scout moves more than 10 feet in a round and makes an attack action, the attack deals sneak attack damage as if the target was flat-footed. If the scout makes more than one attack this turn, this ability only applies to the first attack. Foes with uncanny dodge are immune to this ability.

Does this work if I'm using the spring attack feat, which in Pathfinder is a special full round action?


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Skirmisher explicitly requires an attack action, and Spring Attack cannot be used in conjunction with anything that requires an attack action.

An Editor's Note on D20PFSRD says :

Can Vital Strike be used with Spring Attack? Can Vital Strike be used on a charge?

No. Vital Strike can only be used as part of an attack action, which is a specific kind of standard action. Spring Attack is a special kind of full-round action that includes the ability to make one melee attack, not one attack action. Charging uses similar language and can also not be used in combination with Vital Strike.

Then Skirmisher cannot be used in conjunction with Spring Attack.


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