Brutal Murder (3.5e Maneuver)
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|Shadow Hand, Tiger Claw (Strike) [Death, X-Discipline]|
|Prerequisite:||Two Shadow Hand Maneuvers, One Tiger Claw Maneuver|
|Initiation Action:||1-round action|
|Saving Throw:||Fortitude partial|
You dramatically raise your scythe above your cowering foe. Rooted to the spot in their panic, they simply crouch there as you slice their head off.
Make a melee attack against the target. You automatically roll a natural 20 on the attack roll, but must roll normally to confirm the critical hit. In addition, the target must make a Fortitude save (DC 15 + Dexterity modifier) or die.
Only the Fortitude save to avoid death is a Death effect; immunity to Death effects does not protect against the automatic hit.
Note that Brutal Murder is a 1-round action, not a full-round action: the target has an entire turn to get out of reach and make your maneuver effectively wasted.
|Descriptor||Death + and X-Discipline +|
|Discipline||Shadow Hand + and Tiger Claw +|
|Identifier||3.5e Maneuver +|
|Summary||If your enemy is stupid enough to stay within reach, they will suffer dearly. +|
|Title||Brutal Murder +|