The background: my current warblade is too powerful compared to the rest of my party. I am aware, that the issue might be inefficient builds of other characters, but I wanted to focus on this individual mechanical switch. You can find details of the conversation here: https://rpg.stackexchange.com/a/82575/28926
The goal: reduce the power of my class
The hypothesis: replacing the maneuver mechanics of a Warblade with a Swordsage.
Keep access to the same five warblade schools. Everything else (HD, skills, features, saves, etc.) stays the same as a warblade, except the following:
The number of warblade maneuvers known, and maneuvers readied are replaced with the numbers of the sword sage. Keep the number of warblade stances the same.
The maneuver recovery mechanic of the warblade is replaced by the recovery mechanic of the swordsage.
It will be much harder to recover maneuvers without the Adaptive Style feat, but even so it still will take a full-round action doing nothing else.
The class will have access to a greater selection of maneuvers then a warblade.
The question: Will these changes in fact make this new hybrid class mechanically weaker than a regular warblade?