Riposte (Combat)

 

Prerequisites: Base attack bonus +1

Benefit: You may ready an action to counterattack a foe that attacks you. If you do, then the first time that you are attacked in melee before the beginning of your next turn, you strike first: as an immediate action, you may make an attack roll against your attacker with a single melee weapon you are holding that deals piercing or slashing damage. This attack is made before the target's attack resolves, and if your counterattack is successful, in addition to dealing normal damage, the target suffers a -2 penalty on the attack roll.