EZG reviews Feats of Battle
This pdf is 3 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 1 page of content with 10 battle-centric feats, so what do we get?
-Deadly Opportunist: When hitting foes with an AoO, you may forgo any number of remaining AoOs to get 2 points of additional damage per foregone attack, three when using light weapons.
-Defensive Aid: Gain +2 to AC when using aid another to help allies.
-Defensive Battler: Increase the aid another DC to protect versus your attack by your BAB. That one’s a bit too specific for my tastes.
-False Strike: As a full-round action, make an attack versus a foe. You deal normal damage versus that foe when you hit – if you miss, though, you count as having helped an ally within range with aid another to increase atk or AC versus the target of your attack. Nothing to complain here!
-Improved Takedown: When using takedown to grapple foes at the end of your charge, you pin successfully hit foes automatically. Iconic!
-Opportune Aid: +2 to atk and damage with AoOs until the start of your next turn when successfully using aid another.
-Shield Mount: As a swift action, share your shield bonus with your mount, but at the cost of twice the armor check penalty. Awesome one!
-Strategic Defenses: As a full-round action, grant all allies holding readied actions within 30 ft. of you +2 to dodge AC until the start of your next turn Cool one, though I would have preferred its range to scale .
-Takedown: When charging and successfully tripping (or otherwise knocking prone) foes hit by your charge, you can initiate a grapple with said target as a free action. Nice!
-Tireless Tenacity: 1/minute, ignore fatigue (or reduce exhausted to fatigued) for 1 round at the cost of 1d6 nonlethal damage. I really like this one – it should imho be codified as a default option for characters.
Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn’t notice any glitches. Layout adheres to Abandoned Art’s two-column no-frills standard and the pdf has no bookmarks, but needs none at this length.
Per se I like feats expanding options for aiding others – but many herein are a tad bit too specific for my tastes and feel a bit like they’re on the weak side. However, there also are the takedown-feats, the cool “shield mount”-feat and the damn cool “Tireless Tenacity”-feat. All in all, a solid collection of feats for a fair price that has some neat gems and while not universally hitting home, it still is a worthy purchase at a final verdict of 4.5 stars, rounded down to 4 for the purpose of this platform.