Arcane Strike and Natural Attacks


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Can I use Arcane Strike with Natural Attacks?

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Sczarni

You can use Arcane Strike with any melee attack. Unarmed strikes as well.


Yes, you can use Arcane Strike with natural attacks.


Silent Saturn wrote:
You can use Arcane Strike with any melee attack. Unarmed strikes as well.

I get the impression from the wording of the feat that it is not restricted to melee attacks.


skrahen wrote:
Silent Saturn wrote:
You can use Arcane Strike with any melee attack. Unarmed strikes as well.
I get the impression from the wording of the feat that it is not restricted to melee attacks.

Correct. The wording allows it to apply to any weapon (natural, unarmed, melee, ranged).

Arcane Strike, SRD wrote:
Benefit: As a swift action, you can imbue your weapons with a fraction of your power.

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Liberty's Edge

Since Rays count as weapons. I can use arcane strike with my Scorching Ray. Do I gain the extra damage once for the spell or once for each Ray? I would assume once for each Ray since a Ranged character making multiple attacks gains the extra damage once for each shot.

EDIT: Also, would Deadly Aim work with rays? Are Ranged Touch Attacks considered Ranged Attacks?


Nipin wrote:
Since Rays count as weapons. I can use arcane strike with my Scorching Ray. Do I gain the extra damage once for the spell or once for each Ray? I would assume once for each Ray since a Ranged character making multiple attacks gains the extra damage once for each shot.

RAW, this is correct. You'd gain the bonus damage for each attack you made.

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EDIT: Also, would Deadly Aim work with rays? Are Ranged Touch Attacks considered Ranged Attacks?

Sorry, it wouldn't. A ranged touch attack is both a ranged attack (dexterity based) and a touch attack, which is explicitly forbidden in the Deadly Aim feat text.

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Sean FitzSimon wrote:


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EDIT: Also, would Deadly Aim work with rays? Are Ranged Touch Attacks considered Ranged Attacks?
Sorry, it wouldn't. A ranged touch attack is both a ranged attack (dexterity based) and a touch attack, which is explicitly forbidden in the Deadly Aim feat text.

Good catch. I am trying to build a blaster wizard and looking to focus on Scorching Ray(available early). Losing Deadly Aim hurts, but I think it is the right call considering all of this damage is on ranged touch attacks which also do not suffer iterative attack negatives to hit. I was looking at using Arcane Strike, Weapon Spec, and Deadly Aim to bump up the damage per ray. It is very feat intensive and costs a few levels of spells. Without Deadly Aim I may need to re-evaluate the build.

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