Can a multiclass Titan Mauler 3 and Titan Fighter 1 wield a LARGE Greatsword in one hand? If so, how would the attack be calculated?

STR 20+5, BAB +4, Masterwork Large Greatsword.

+5(STR)+4(BAB)+1(Masterwork)-4(Massive Weapons)-2(Giant Weapon Wielder) = +4

Is that correct and possible?


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Although the character's trying really hard, he still can't wield a too-big two-handed weapon in one hand

What stops the Medium titan mauler barbarian 3/titan fighter fighter 1 from wielding in one hand a Large two-handed weapon—despite his many special abilities allowing him to wield weapons of unusual sizes—is the restriction on the extraordinary ability jotungrip of the archetype titan mauler, which says

At 2nd level, a titan mauler may choose to wield a two-handed melee weapon in one hand with a –2 penalty on attack rolls while doing so. The weapon must be appropriately sized for her, and it is treated as one-handed when determining the effect of Power Attack, Strength bonus to damage, and the like.

Emphasis mine. The titan mauler archetype's extraordinary ability massive weapons allows the warrior to use 2-handed weapons that are inappropriately sized more easily, and so does the titan fighter archetype's extraordinary ability giant weapon wielder, but neither special ability changes how the special ability jotungrip functions, and that special ability functions only on appropriately sized weapons, and that's the one that would need to change for the character to use in one hand a two-handed too-big weapon.

  • \$\begingroup\$ But there is also the [Massive Weapons] from Titan Mauler 3rd level. At 3rd level, a titan mauler becomes skilled in the use of massive weapons looted from her titanic foes. She can use two-handed weapons meant for creatures one size category larger, but the penalty for doing so is increased by 4. However, the attack roll penalty for using weapons too large for her size is reduced by 1, and this reduction increases by 1 for every three levels beyond 3rd (to a minimum of 0). This ability replaces trap sense. \$\endgroup\$
    – Zarkos
    Jul 31, 2016 at 4:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ If there was a feat that said the character could now consider weapons 1 size larger than normal as "appropriately sized", I'd say that would allow it to be used with Jotungrip. But none of the feats say that, and the fact that there is still mention of a penalty (and thus the weapon must not really be appropriately sized) further supports this interpretation. +1 \$\endgroup\$
    – BrianH
    Jul 31, 2016 at 4:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Zarkos I mentioned the special ability massive weapons in my answer. Being able to use two-handed weapons meant for a creature one size category larger doesn't change them to one-handed nor does it make the inappropriately big weapon appropriately sized. The special ability massive weapons just can't change jotungrip. (I'm not trying wet-blanket. I wish it did, too, but it seems jotungrip is written ruthlessly to prevent exactly what's being attempted.) \$\endgroup\$ Jul 31, 2016 at 4:38

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