+1 arcana to spellstrike/spell combat (Su)? It doesn't seem to be particularly overpowered and it makes sense thematically. It should definitely cost an Arcana to do so, though. And he uses it in place of a spell for this purpose. So. But honestly don't listen to me too much, I tend not to have any idea what I'm talking about. Just my two coppers.
To answer the original question, yes, he can, if it's for the sake of his friends and such. Lying is a chaotic act, which will NOT immediately cause him to lose his powers, whereas choosing to give it away probably would. A paladin should be able to resist either way, but if he should HAVE to act, then he should lie- a paladin should always choose the more Good course.
pfft. the people I game with have a tendency to overlook combat manuvers entirely. the entire purpose of this character is reminding them of the usefulness of trip. And also to be a decent party member without a focus on dealing damage. And when I say "abuse" I tend to mean "be good at"... noted, I forget often to speak plainly with people I don't know.
'lo there, forum lurker here.
I'm not exactly good at this sort of thing, so I was wondering if I could get a bit of help. I'm trying to make a fighter based around the idea of abusing AoOs, reach, and tripping. Lots of tripping. Was wondering if I could get a bit of help with a build. Also, I don't especially like dumping stats.
All I have figured out (I think) is a half-elf fighter (Polearm Master) with Ancestral Arms (Fauchard). 25-point buy, 2 traits (as usual.)