Kata Master / Swashbuckler


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Ok I am eager to add Deeds to the Monk to see if that would allow the monk to be a little better and the idea of a Swashbuckler who can fight disarmed as well as armed is just totally awesome.

So if I took 1 level of Kata Master Monk and then multiclassed into Swashbuckler. Could I use my Unarmed Strike for those deeds I get as a Swashbuckler?

Or would I need to take Boar Style to have my unarmed strike count as piercing to qualify?

Because I really dont want to burn a feat on something like that.
Now if I did, would Fencer's Grace stack with it to make Unarmed Strikes deal Dex to Damage (Especially if you Finesse Unarmed Strike?)

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The Genie wrote:
So if I took 1 level of Kata Master Monk and then multiclassed into Swashbuckler. Could I use my Unarmed Strike for those deeds I get as a Swashbuckler?

Yes, because your deeds from monk and swashbuckler are effectively the same. Panache, grit, and luck pools from multiple sources stack into a super pool. The monk's panache ability also specifically allows you to treat unarmed strikes and monk weapons as one-handed piercing weapons, so it is fair game.

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Now if I did, would Fencer's Grace stack with it to make Unarmed Strikes deal Dex to Damage (Especially if you Finesse Unarmed Strike?)

No. Fencing Grace only modifies the rapier. Your monk class feature does not allow you to treat your monk weapons or unarmed strikes as rapiers.


So Tiger Style (MoMS) plus Slashing Grace gets yout Dex to damage with a Kata Master MoMS Monk right?


Slashing Grace gets you Dex to damage with the *One Handed, Slashing* weapon you chose when you selected the feat. Unarmed Strike isn't a *One Handed, Slashing* weapon, so you can't choose it for Slashing Grace.


Only way I've found to blend Monk and Swashbuckler into a decent Dex to damage build that doesn't use Agile is to go Temple Sword.


So basically.. pretend to be a monk and use a monk like sword.

Dark Archive

Well you could use a large rope gauntlet(it would be a one-handed slashing weapon) but that's kinda silly.


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The Genie wrote:
So basically.. pretend to be a monk and use a monk like a sword.

Although you should probably ask the monk if they're okay with that first...


Oh and require them to take the penalty for using items of a different size.


If human, you can use slashing grace on the temple sword, then use martial versatility on slashing grace to get dex to damage with all monk weapon group weapons (which included unarmed strikes).

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