Grit wrote:One claw and both rakes would have hit, but since you don't have pounce yet I only considered the bite, which missed. You wouldn't have been close to grappling it.
Did any of Grit's attacks do any damage? Did any hit? Did he grab the creature. If grappled it should not be able to use its hammer, right?
Wait? Grit does have Pounce! He got that at 6th level. Its only Rake that he has to wait till 8th level for. So all three attacks, each with a chance to grab, should have happened. Otherwise Grit never would have risked his life. Trading a single attack that might not even penetrate DR for the enemies AOO and possible full attack rebuttal with the 40+ damage per hit seemed dumb. Grits only goal was to grab the thing so it could not use its hammer.