Attack of Opportunity question


Rules Questions


So I'm trying to solve a dilemma, I'm not a rules heavy DM but I'm going to be starting a campaign where I'm going to have to be, so it's time to buckle down and harass you guys with my questions!

First up: Attacks of opportunity and Vital strike.

Do they work together? I guess that would hinge on the tougher question of: are AoO's considered attack actions?


Attack action is a specific type of action. AoO's allow 1 move or 1 standard action. While you can't do a spring attack and vital strike...you can AoO and vital strike.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

No.

Using Vital Strike is a Standard Action.

Dark Archive

blackbloodtroll wrote:

No.

Using Vital Strike is a Standard Action.

As he said. Vital strike is only usable when you make a single attack during your own turn. Attacks of Opportunity are their own unique close-set type of attack.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

I was just answering the OP.

By the way, you can Disarm, Sunder, or Trip as an AoO.

Liberty's Edge

Pendin Fust wrote:
AoO's allow 1 move or 1 standard action.

No. They don't. "An attack of opportunity is a single melee attack.." Not a standard action. Not a move action. A single melee attack.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

An AoO is not a Standard Action, Move Action, Free Action, Swift Action or Immediate Action.

It is it's own thing.


Whoops...somehow I translated AoO to Surprise Round in my head. Even while typing AoO. They are right, AoO does NOT allow for Vital Strike. A surprise round does. Sorry for the confusion!


Thanks for the fast and helpful responses guys! I'll be sure to harass you in the future.

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