Brutal Murder (3.5e Maneuver)

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Date Created: 4/4/11
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Brutal Murder
Shadow Hand, Tiger Claw (Strike) [Death, X-Discipline]
Level: 5
Prerequisite: Two Shadow Hand Maneuvers, One Tiger Claw Maneuver
Initiation Action: 1-round action
Range: Melee attack
Target: One creature
Duration: Instantaneous
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.

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AuthorFoxwarrior +
DescriptorDeath + and X-Discipline +
DisciplineShadow Hand + and Tiger Claw +
Identifier3.5e Maneuver +
Level5 +
RatingUndiscussed +
SummaryIf your enemy is stupid enough to stay within reach, they will suffer dearly. +
TitleBrutal Murder +
TypeStrike +