Swordmaster


  • Craft removed from class skills. [f, b]
  • Intimidate added to class skills. [f, b]
  • Perform added to class skills. [f, b]
  • Compound defined. [s]
  • Strength and Dexterity damage made independent to enable Dexterity damage during tactful sword arts. [b, s]
  • Power Attack made inapplicable to sword arts. [f, b]
  • Half Strength penalty added to sword art damage results. [f, b]
  • Window for refusing a partner’s intent extended from instantaneous to 3 rounds. [f, b]
  • Half Strength penalty added to Tactful Strikes attack results. [f, b]
  • Ability to retrain sword arts added. [f, b]
  • Intelligent Item Value adjusted. [b]
  • Magic Value adjusted and rounded to basic bonus values. [b, s]
  • Devouring Blade gained hardness bonus. [f, b]
  • Redouble added. [b]
  • Advanced Sword Arts moved to level 8 from level 11. [b]
  • Noted that sword arts that do not deal damage cannot deal any type of damage on a hit. [b, s]
  • Moved melee restriction to introduction from individual entries. [s]
  • Moved 5-foot steps’ independence from terrain and limits to introduction from individual entries. [s]
  • Added +1 bonus to attack rolls and Bluff checks while wielding a piercing-only sword. [f, b]
  • Changed Beat to within 1 size category from within 2 size categories. [f, b]
  • Changed Beat to target touch AC. [f, b]
  • Measure Failings’ damage bonus capped at target’s DR. [f, b]
  • Tactical Repartee changed to 2 rounds of speech from 3 rounds of speech. [b]
  • Throw Sword changed to opener from sequitur. [b]
  • Throw Sword gained ability to return a sword after the swordmaster moves. [f, b]
  • Whirling Defense noted as identical to total defense for feats and class features. [b]
  • Disruptive Strike changed to penalize attack roll instead of damage roll. [f, b]
  • Seamless Engagement changed to 3 steps from 1 step. [f, b]
  • Seamless Engagement changed to 1x damage from 2x damage.
  • Sliding Thrust gained specific mention that it overrides normal compound rules. [s]
  • Forceful Slash rewritten for clarity. [s]
  • Appel added. [f, b]
  • Deathless Resolve added. [f, b]
  • Eldritch Beat added. [f, b]
  • Impale added. [f, b]
  • Keen Strike bonus to critical threat range capped at 5. [b]
  • Remise gained specific mention that it overrides normal compound rules. [s]
  • Yield Ground gained mention that the attacker’s action is not lost. [b, s]
  • Dance of Storms added. [f, b]
  • Devouring Strike added. [f, b]
  • Eldritch Strike added. [f, b]
[f]=flavor change [b]=balance change [s]=streamlined-play change

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Swordmaster

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