Their speed and reflexes weave a net of impenetrable steel around them, from which they strike and harry their unfortunate opponents. I'm routinely doing 12+ pts damage and I don't have to carry a shield. If you have the feat you are proficient with it. They will have different strengths and weaknesses because they are different builds but they are totally fine. Feats: Dazzling Display, Exotic Weapon Proficiency Aldori dueling sword , Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus Aldori dueling sword.
I've been looking into a way to build him effectively, but I'm having some trouble. This website is not published, endorsed, or specifically approved by Paizo Inc. Skills: Acrobatics 3 ranks, Intimidate 5 ranks, Knowledge nobility 3 ranks, Sense Motive 3 ranks. It's only cosmetic I guess since the Aldori Duel Mastery Feat is working but it looks so bad. These tricks can also be of great help in countering an enemy during a duel, granting him a bonus equal to half his class level on rolls to attempt a dueling parry or to use dueling resolve Ultimate Combat 152.
When one hears of an Aldori swordlord traveling the back roads, confronting bandits and defeating braggarts by challenging them to single combat, that swordlord has very likely pursued this path. Stephens, Todd Stewart, James L. Through the generations that followed, his pupils became known as the Aldori swordlords, a force feared throughout the continent. The Aldori swordlord must meet all prerequisites of the selected combat feat. He disappeared for several years, only to return several years later a changed man, and a master swordsman. That is what annoys me.
A wielder of the Aldori dueling sword relies more on speed than strength to injure their opponents. Str magus is perfectly viable, yes more weaknesses lower level but slightly better at high level. For example, when a fighter reaches 6th level, he receives a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls with one weapon group and a +2 bonus on attack and damage rolls with the weapons group selected at 5th level. . Doesn't seem like there'd be balance issues. Hi Reddit, since Kensai's get a free proficiency with a martial or exotic sword as part of their class features, does this count as having the Exotic Weapon Proficiency feat, specifically for the purposes of enabling Weapon Finesse with the Aldori Dueling Sword? Edit: Maybe this analogy helps clarify; a cow is an animal. It's totally fine to play the build you want to play, I said as much in my first reply to you, but one build is mechanically stronger, and I said that in the same sentence.
That is what annoys me. The Pathfinder Chronicles Campaign Setting Copyright 2008, Paizo Publishing; Author: Stan! Oh that's awesome, thanks so much both of you. Aldori swordlords Organization Type Martial school Leader Alignment Headquarters , , Goals Promoting Aldori dueling as the premiere swordplay style, maintain independence from Brevoy, protect the interests of Scope National Brevoy Structure Academy Members Trained Aldori swordlords Source: , pg s. Aldori swordlords are highly talented melee combatants, and while their true mastery shows itself in dueling situations or whenever flashy combat is called for, they can still carry their weight in more conventional battles. Display Weapon Prowess Ex : At 2nd level, an Aldori swordlord adds a bonus equal to half his class level on Intimidate checks while using Dazzling Display with an Aldori dueling sword. If a character has the same feat more than once, its benefits do not stack unless indicated otherwise in the description.
Difference: Benefit: A dueling sword may be used as a Martial Weapon in which case it functions as a longsword , but if you have the feat Exotic Weapon Proficiency dueling sword , you can use the Weapon Finesse feat to apply your Dexterity modifier instead of your Strength modifier on attack rolls with a dueling sword sized for you, even though it isn't a light weapon. And unlike the Dueling Mastery feat, there's no question whether or not it works and you can get it at first level if you're human. A Duelling Sword can be used with Weapon Finess, used to sneak attack, etc. Posts not related to Pathfinder are subject to removal at the mods' discretion. If you wield the sword in two hands, this bonus drops to a +1 shield bonus to.
Members An Aldori swordlord is a swordfighter practised in the art of dueling who has been taught in the ways of the Aldori school of swordplay established by Baron Aldori. In addition, he cannot be disarmed while wielding a weapon of this type. Suppressed effects are not dispelled, and resume after this time elapses if their duration has not expired. An Aldori swordlord reduces the attack roll penalty for fighting defensively or using Combat Expertise by 1 at 4th level and by 2 at 8th level. We'll compare the numbers and then we'll know the relative value of each decision and can put this discussion to bed. This prestige class also works well in conjunction with the Aldori defender archetype presented on page 22, though neither the archetype nor the prestige class require the other. They will have different strengths and weaknesses because they are different builds but they are totally fine.
Although the dueling sword deals slashing damage, you treat it as if it were also a piercing weapon when determining the effects of weapons used by a. But the fighter archetype lacks class skill status for crucial swordlord skills such as Bluff and Acrobatics, not to mention it doesn't make sense to not have good Reflex saves for a swordlord. Those are mechanically different, including but not limited how proficiency works. Is the dislike of feats for a specific weapon type from the mechanical optimal side of things? So you always have an easy point to go back to if something isnt working out for you. Therefore greataxes are 3x, longswords are 19-20, and scimitars are 18-20.