Can you make an unarmed strike and still gain the +2 AC from Dueling Mastery?
Dueling Mastery wrote:
Benefit: You gain a +2 bonus on Initiative checks as long as you start combat with a dueling sword in your hand. As long as you wield only a single dueling sword in one hand, you gain a +2 shield bonus to your AC—if you wield the sword in two hands, this bonus drops to a +1 shield bonus to AC.
Mostly I'm thinking as an AoO.
If I have the Improved Shield Bash and Shield Master feats and my shield has Defending can I sacrifice all of it's weapon +1s to gain AC and still add the shield +1s to attack and damage using Shield Master?
Assuming it's a +5 Defending/+5 Heavy shield it could give me +12 AC for no loss of attack right?
I'm trying to make a zombie or zombie infected Alligator but the zombie template makes it undead which would use the gator's charisma 2 instead of constitution 17 which gives it about 1 HP per hit die.
Should I just ignore the swap saying it's half zombiefied and still has a constitution score or bump it's charisma up a bit?
This may sound odd and pointless, but if possible could be quite powerful and cheesy.
Collegiate Arcanist wrote:
How does this ability work with with the Arcainist's special casting?Do you lose a prepared spell to cast a Mastery spell effectively gaining a free spell? Would it have to expend a spell/day, or simply be a dud ability?
Accurate Strike (Ex)
Prerequisite: Magus 9
Benefit: The magus can expend 2 points from his arcane pool as a swift action to resolve all of his melee weapon attacks until the end of his turn as melee touch attacks.
Some combat maneuvers require attack roles and can use melee weapons.
Wild Shape has you take the form of an animal. Is that considered a size increasing magical effect?
Wild Shape (Su)
At 6th level, a lion shaman’s wild shape ability functions at her druid level – 2. If she takes on the form of a feline, she instead uses her druid level + 2.
What level is used to determine the number of times per day you can use wild shape as a _____ Shaman? Is it Druid level, Druid -2 because it functions at -2 unless changing to a specific shape, or as I highly doubt +2?
Intensified Spell (Metamagic)
Your spells can go beyond several normal limitations.
Benefit: An intensified spell increases the maximum number of damage dice by 5 levels. You must actually have sufficient caster levels to surpass the maximum in order to benefit from this feat. No other variables of the spell are affected, and spells that inflict damage that is not modified by caster level are not affected by this feat.
Level Increase: +1 (an intensified spell uses up a spell slot one level higher than the spell’s actual level.)
Cure is described as healing but can damage undead. Inflict is damage but can heal undead.
Can cure be intensified as it can deal damage with dice? If not can Inflict? Is the effect situational to when the spell actually deals damage? Because the two spells are more or less identical.
Also can you apply it to any old spell and not have it do anything?
At 1st level, 2nd level, and every four levels thereafter, a master of many styles may select a bonus style feat or the Elemental Fist feat. He does not have to meet the prerequisites of that feat, except the Elemental Fist feat. Alternatively, a master of many styles may choose a feat in that style’s feat path (such as Earth Child Topple) as one of these bonus feats if he already has the appropriate style feat (such as Earth Child Style). The master of many styles does not need to meet any other prerequisite of the feat in the style’s feat path.
The way I read this it seems like you can skip the middle feat in a style chain.
What is the exact definition of wielding?
Dueling Mastery says " As long as you wield only a single dueling sword in one hand, you gain a +2 shield bonus to your AC"
If you are just holding an item(or weapon) in your off hand do you count as wielding it. For instance an archery Ranger holds his bow to draw a dueling sword for melee. Does he count as wielding a single dueling sword?
Two Weapon Defense says "When wielding a double weapon or two weapons (not including natural weapons or unarmed strikes), you gain a +1 shield bonus to your AC." If you merely hold a weapon and single attack, or full attack with one hand, or full attack with both weapons with just BAB do you benefit from TWD?