Feat Friday: Arrow at The Ready | Pathfinder RPG Design

Arrow at The Ready (combat)

You are never caught with your weapon idle.

Benefit: You can nonchalantly walk around with your bow or crossbow loaded at all times. If you also have the Quick Draw feat, you can make a full attack with a bow during a surprise round.

 

Notes

A boon for bows and crossbow users alike, this feat lets you be prepared for a serious ambush! Something my friend Paul has been bugging about for ages.

Enjoy!

-Max Porter-Zasada

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Feat Friday: Stand Your Ground

Stand Your Ground (combat)
You can defend yourself from a flurry of attacks.
Prerequisite: Combat Expertise, BaB +4
Benefit: When you use the Combat Expertise feat and an opponent makes a full attack on you, you double your AC bonus from Combat Expertise against each attack after the first.  You can only use Stand Your Ground against a particular opponent once per minute.

Notes

Sometimes, Pathfinder is all about avoiding full attacks. And nothing else. Once you get to 8th level or so, the full attacks of monsters can instantly kill most members of the party, while your two-weapon fighter’s full attack does the same to the enemy. This feat lets you avoid the unavoidable when you need it.

I feel that the “once per opponent per minute” restriction is necessary, but it’s also very clunky. Anyone have a better suggestion to balance this feat?

-Max Porter-Zasada

Feat Friday: Set Shield

Set Shield (combat)
You can use your shield to stop a charging opponent in his tracks.
Prerequisites: Shield Focus, Dex 13
Benefit: You can ready your shield against a charge, much like a spear or trident. If you do, double your shield bonus against a single opponent who charges you before your next turn (you must declare which opponent when you ready the action). You may add your shield bonus (before doubling) to your CMD for overrun or bull rush attacks that opponent makes while charging.

Notes

Something about the dramatic movement makes this feat work for me. The classic warrior setting his shield against a terrible blow increases the tension of the moment enormously as one wonders if he can withstand the attack with all his strength and the protection of his shield.

Enjoy!

Max Porter-Zasada