Can I get some help with the interaction between the two? From how I understand it, I still count as only having the grappled condition while I'm pinning someone. Does this class feature also protect me from losing my dex bonus?
Practiced Strangler (Ex):At 2nd level, when a strangler has the grappled condition, she does not take a –4 penalty to Dexterity and does not lose her Dexterity bonus to AC.
Pin:You can give your opponent the pinned condition (see Conditions). Despite pinning your opponent, you still only have the grappled condition, but you lose your Dexterity bonus to AC.