Swift Action

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Swift Action

A swift action consumes a very small amount of time, but represents a larger expenditure of effort and energy than a free action. Swift actions can only be taken during your turn.

You can normally perform only a single swift action per turn. However, you may degrade either your standard action or your move action to swift actions, potentially performing as many as 3 swift actions in your turn (by degrading both your standard and move actions each to swift actions, plus the one you normally get each turn). A swift action cannot be converted up to a move action or a standard action.

Common uses for swift actions include:

  • Cast a Quickened Spell
  • Castigate (Cleric class ability)
  • Wolf Pack Tactics (Ranger class ability)
  • Smite Enemy (Paladin class ability)
  • Rage (Barbarian class ability)
  • Enter a stance