Is there any way (fear, class, etc) to substitute a skill check w an attack roll?


Pathfinder First Edition General Discussion


Looking to see if there was any rules, feats, class abilities that replace an attack roll (BAB + Strength or Dexterity) with a skill roll instead? Something such as using your Stealth skill check to make a melee attack (as an example).

In 3.5 the Oriental Adventures rules had Iajitsu Focus which was a skill check Samurai class could make (in certain conditions) in place of their usual BAB melee attack.


I am not aware of one. Seems something like that would have a huge potential of being exploitable with how easy it is to massively pump up skill checks.

Dark Archive

1 person marked this as a favorite.
RigaMortus wrote:

Looking to see if there was any rules, feats, class abilities that replace an attack roll (BAB + Strength or Dexterity) with a skill roll instead? Something such as using your Stealth skill check to make a melee attack (as an example).

In 3.5 the Oriental Adventures rules had Iajitsu Focus which was a skill check Samurai class could make (in certain conditions) in place of their usual BAB melee attack.

Dance of Disorienting Shadows: A rogue with this talent can attempt a Perform (dance) check in place of a combat maneuver check when attempting a reposition combat maneuver.

Weapon Snatcher: A rogue with this talent can make a Sleight of Hand check in place of a combat maneuver check when attempting to disarm an opponent.

Community / Forums / Pathfinder / Pathfinder First Edition / General Discussion / Is there any way (fear, class, etc) to substitute a skill check w an attack roll? All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.