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Dueling Mastery (Combat)

Prerequisites: Weapon Proficiency (dueling sword), Quick Draw, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (dueling sword).

Benefit: You gain a +2 bonus on Initiative checks as long as you start combat with a dueling sword in your hand. As long as you wield only a single dueling sword in one hand, you gain a +2 shield bonus to your AC—if you wield the sword in two hands, this bonus drops to a +1 shield bonus to AC.

Although the dueling sword inflicts slashing damage, you treat it as if it were also a piercing weapon when determining the effects of weapons used by a duelist.

Combat Trick

Source PPC:WMH

Note If using the optional Stamina Pool rules, the following trick may be used with this feat.

Combat Trick: You can spend up to 6 stamina points at the start of your turn to increase the shield bonus that you gain from the Dueling Mastery feat by 1 per 2 stamina points spent until the start of your next turn.