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Looking for some agreement on my interpretation of a Swashbuckler with the Cape of Feinting being able to spend an entire combat daze-locking a target.
Three times per day, the wearer can spend a standard action to purposely miss an opponent, performing a dramatic feint that causes that opponent to lose its Dexterity bonus to AC until the wearer's next turn. If a swashbuckler wearing the cloak of feinting performs the superior feint deed or uses this cape's ability, the opponent is also dazed until the start of the swashbuckler's next turn.
Superior Feint (Ex) : At 7th level, a swashbuckler with at least 1 panache point can, as a standard action, purposefully miss a creature she could make a melee attack against with a wielded light or one-handed piercing weapon. When she does, the creature is denied its Dexterity bonus to AC until the start of the swashbuckler's next turn.
The way I read it: the swashbuckler with the cape can daze-lock a target, trading their standard action to make the monster unable to act. There is no usage limit and no cost associated to this; they can literally spend the entire combat standing next to the Boss Monster and keep it from acting (no saves allowed) while the party murders it?
My reasoning: I see the cape has describing two separate points. First is that you can, 3/day, force an opponent to lose their dex for a round. Second is that a swashbuckler with the cape gets an upgraded effect with their superior feint deed, unrelated to the 3/day ability.
It really isn't much different than a witch with slumber/cackle, but it seems a bit powerful. There's also the fact that daze doesn't work on a fair number of creatures. And the item is a solid 14k, which isn't exactly chump change. Is my interpretation correct?