Might

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Description

Ability Score Used: Strength
Armor Check Penalty Applies? Yes


Might is a general skill, allowing characters to perform acts of strength, such as the classic "bend bars and lift gates" from 1st edition AD&D. In addition, Might is the skill used for climbing up ropes and vertical surfaces, such as city walls and cliff-faces.

Creatures with a natural burrow speed frequently gain a racial bonus to Might checks.

As with all skills, the uses below are merely suggestions, and by no means the full gamut of possible ways a skill can be used. Players and GM's are encouraged to find additional ways to use each skill.


Bull Rush

Bull Rush is a combat maneuver. You can never perform more than one combat maneuver per round, even if you have sufficient actions to do so. The only exception to this is spending an action point, where that action point grants you an action sufficient to perform another maneuver, in which case a second maneuver in the same round is permitted.

You attempt to shove an enemy creature back, moving into its recently-vacated space. Bull rush is excellent for breaking up defensive lines of enemies, or forcing an enemy into a better position for your allies to exploit.

A Bull Rush may only be attempted against an adjacent target. If you have a reach weapon or any other method of extending your combat reach, this does not extend the range of Bull Rush.

You can only bull rush an opponent who is no more than one size category larger than you.

A bull rush maneuver can only push an opponent straight back from the square of the attacker.

You cannot bull rush a creature into a square that is occupied by a solid object or obstacle.

Action Required:

Attack Action (i.e. as a standard action, or in place of any attack during a full attack action)

DC of Check:

Target creature's Maneuver Defense

Modifiers to Check

If there is another creature in the way of your bull rush, and you wish to bull rush both of them, you must immediately make a Might check to bull rush that creature as well. You take a -4 penalty on this check for each creature being pushed beyond the first. Note that you cannot damage ANY creature except the first one you Bull Rush. If you are successful on all rolls to bull rush multiple creatures in a line, you can continue to push the creatures a distance equal to the smallest result.

Example: A fighter bull rushes a goblin for a total of 15 feet, but there is another goblin in a straight line 5 feet behind the first. He may stop the bull rush after five feet, or he may make another Might check against the second goblin (at -4) after having pushed the first 5 feet. If this check reveals that he can push the second goblin a total of 20 feet, he can continue to push both goblins another 10 feet (since the first goblin will have moved a total of 15 feet, which is the lesser result). If the second roll showed he could push the second goblin only five feet, he can push both goblins another five feet (the lesser result) and then both stop.
Take 10? / Take 20?

No

Allows Assists?

No

Results of Success

If your Combat Maneuver attack is successful, your target is pushed back 5 feet, and you deal basic combat maneuver damage to it. For every 5 by which your Maneuver Offense check exceeds your opponent's Maneuver Defense you can push the target back an additional 5 feet.

You can follow the target if you wish, moving into the space you pushed the creature out of. If the creature took up more space than you do, you may choose to occupy any of its recently vacated squares as long as they are available for normal movement, and you fit into them.

The movement caused by Bull Rush is considered forced movement. An enemy being pushed by a bull rush does not provoke attacks of opportunity for leaving a threatened square. Similarly, if you follow the pushed enemy, you do not provoke attacks of opportunity from threatening enemies. Finally, because it is forced movement, and not regular movement, moving during a Bull Rush does not prevent the use of 5-foot steps.

In addition to the special effects of the chosen maneuver, you may also deal damage to the creature equal to the base weapon damage of the weapon you are wielding, not including any adders (such as enhancement bonuses, STR modifiers, feats, spell effects, precision damage, bonus damage, etc). Note that base weapon damage increases at 6th, 11th, 16th, 21st, 26th, and 31st levels, which also improves the damage done by maneuvers. If you want to do more damage with a combat maneuver, you can take feats to improve your combat maneuvers, or use weapons which are good at certain combat maneuvers.

The type of damage dealt is the same type as is dealt by the weapon you are wielding. If your weapon deals more than one type of damage, you can choose which type of damage (from among those types) is inflicted by the maneuver.

If you have natural or class-based non-weapon attacks, you may roll just the dice you would normally roll for an attack you are allowed to make during an attack of opportunity, not including any adders (such as enhancement bonuses, STR modifiers, feats, spell effects, precision damage, bonus damage, etc).

You may always choose not to deal any damage with a combat maneuver, if you prefer.

Example: a 3rd level fighter would roll just the dice from their +1 longsword (1d8), while a 3rd level Monk would roll just the dice of their Echoing Strike attack (2d8), and a 3rd level Brawler would roll just the dice of their Cross attack (also 2d8).
Consequences of Failure

If your check fails, the target is not budged from its space, and you are unable to move (you cannot move into the space it left, since it didn't leave). You may continue your turn if you have actions remaining.

Retry Allowed?

Yes

Provokes AOO?

No

Cleave

Cleave is a combat maneuver. You can never perform more than one combat maneuver per round, even if you have sufficient actions to do so. The only exception to this is spending an action point, where that action point grants you an action sufficient to perform another maneuver, in which case a second maneuver in the same round is permitted.

You attempt to carry a melee attack through one enemy and into a second enemy nearby.

In order to perform a cleave, you must have at least two enemy creatures within your melee reach (which can include anything that increases your reach, such as reach weapons, class features, or feats), and two of those creatures must be adjacent to each other. You must perform a regular melee attack against one of the creatures, and, hit or miss, you may then attempt a cleave maneuver against its adjacent fellow. If you succeed on the maneuver, you deal your normal melee damage against that creature.

Action Required:

Attack Action (i.e. as a standard action, or in place of any attack during a full attack action)

DC of Check:

Target creature's Maneuver Defense

Modifiers to Check

-

Take 10? / Take 20?

No

Allows Assists?

No

Results of Success

If your roll exceeds the target's maneuver defense, you inflict the same as the damage you deal with your normal melee attacks (i.e. it includes your ability modifiers, feat bonuses, weapon enhancement bonuses, bonus damage from magic weapon properties, etc.). This is instead of the damage normally dealt by combat maneuvers (not in addition to it). However, you may not add any types of precision damage, such as a rogue's Sneak Attack, ranger's Quarry, etc., nor may you apply any effects that rely upon an attack, like a paladin's Smite Enemy, a prowler's Imperiling Jolt, or a fighter's Challenge.

The type of damage dealt is the same type as is dealt by the weapon you are wielding. If your weapon deals more than one type of damage, you can choose which type of damage (from among those types) is inflicted by the maneuver.

You may always choose not to deal any damage with a combat maneuver, if you prefer.

Consequences of Failure

If your check fails, the target takes no damage.

Retry Allowed?

Yes

Provokes AOO?

No

Drag

Drag is a combat maneuver. You can never perform more than one combat maneuver per round, even if you have sufficient actions to do so. The only exception to this is spending an action point, where that action point grants you an action sufficient to perform another maneuver, in which case a second maneuver in the same round is permitted.

In many ways, a Drag combat maneuver is a Bull Rush maneuver in reverse. The aim of this maneuver is to drag a foe in a straight line from its space along a path behind the movement of the attacker. If your Drag is successful, you may move one or more squares (depending on the degree of success; see below) as part of the Attack Action used to perform the Drag. The foe is moved along with you. If the creature takes up more space than you do, it must fit without squeezing into every square of the path your choose to drag it through. You cannot move a creature into a square that is occupied by a solid object or obstacle. If there is another creature in the way of your movement, the drag ends adjacent to that creature.

A Drag may only be attempted against an adjacent creature that you threaten. If you have a reach weapon or any other method of extending your combat reach, this does not extend the range of Drag. You can only drag an opponent who is one size category larger than you or smaller.

Drags are considered forced movement, both for the affected enemy and for yourself. The movement caused by a drag does not provoke attacks of opportunity. Since forced movement is not normal movement, the movement caused by a drag does not prevent the use of 5-foot steps.

Action Required:

Attack Action (i.e. as a standard action, or in place of any attack during a full attack action).

DC of Check:

The target creature's Maneuver Defense

Modifiers to Check

Stability (racial trait): Some characters or types of creatures prove particularly sure-footed, making them more difficult to overthrow and move around the battlefield. Any racial ability that grants a bonus to Maneuver Defense versus bull rush attempts grants the same bonus against drag combat maneuvers.

Take 10? / Take 20?

No

Allows Assists?

No

Results of Success

If your skill check is successful, both you and your target are moved 5 feet back, with your opponent occupying your original space and you in the space behind that in a straight line.

For every 5 by which your attack exceeds your opponent's Maneuver Defense, you can drag the target back an additional 5 feet. You must be able to move with the target to perform this maneuver, though neither your movement nor your target's movement is subtracted from any other move actions either of you may perform.

In addition to the special effects of the chosen maneuver, you may also deal damage to the creature equal to the base weapon damage of the weapon you are wielding, not including any adders (such as enhancement bonuses, STR modifiers, feats, spell effects, precision damage, bonus damage, etc). Note that base weapon damage increases at 6th, 11th, 16th, 21st, 26th, and 31st levels, which also improves the damage done by maneuvers. If you want to do more damage with a combat maneuver, you can take feats to improve your combat maneuvers, or use weapons which are good at certain combat maneuvers.

The type of damage dealt is the same type as is dealt by the weapon you are wielding. If your weapon deals more than one type of damage, you can choose which type of damage (from among those types) is inflicted by the maneuver.

If you have natural or class-based non-weapon attacks, you may roll just the dice you would normally roll for an attack you are allowed to make during an attack of opportunity, not including any adders (such as enhancement bonuses, STR modifiers, feats, spell effects, precision damage, bonus damage, etc).

You may always choose not to deal any damage with a combat maneuver, if you prefer.

Example: a 3rd level fighter would roll just the dice from their +1 longsword (1d8), while a 3rd level Monk would roll just the dice of their Echoing Strike attack (2d8), and a 3rd level Brawler would roll just the dice of their Cross attack (also 2d8).
Consequences of Failure

If your check fails, the target is not budged from its space, and you do not move. You may continue your turn if you have actions remaining.

Retry Allowed?

Yes

Provokes AOO?

No

Grapple

Grapple is a combat maneuver. You can never perform more than one combat maneuver per round, even if you have sufficient actions to do so. The only exception to this is spending an action point, where that action point grants you an action sufficient to perform another maneuver, in which case a second maneuver in the same round is permitted.

You can initiate a grapple with an opponent, wrapping your limbs around it in order to hinder its movement, pin it into place (to potentially tie it up), or even cut off its ability to breathe, eventually suffocating it. A Grapple must be used against an adjacent foe or a foe within your natural reach. Increased reach from weapons does not extend this distance.

Action Required:

Standard Action, or in place of the first attack of a full attack action.

DC of Check:

The target's Maneuver Defense

Modifiers to Check
  • Both Hands Occupied: Humanoid creatures that are holding or wielding something in both hands who are attempting to initiate or sustain a grapple with a foe take a -4 penalty on the check. Note that a two-handed weapon only requires one hand to hold (but both hands to attack).
  • One Hand Occupied: Humanoid creatures that have one hand completely free of objects, weapons, or shields, suffer a -2 penalty on the check.
Take 10? / Take 20?

No

Allows Assists?

Multiple creatures can use an Assist action to attempt to grapple one target, assisting one primary creature. Assisting creatures must be adjacent to (or able to reach via natural (non-weapon) reach) both the primary grappler and the target to be grappled. The primary grappler gains a +2 bonus for each creature that successfully assists in the grapple (using the Assist action).

Multiple creatures can also assist an allied creature in breaking free from a grapple, with each creature that assists (using the Assist action) granting a +2 bonus on the grappled creature's Might check and/or Escape Artist checks to break free. Assisting creatures must be adjacent to (or able to reach via natural (non-weapon) reach) both the primary grappler and the target to be grappled.

Results of Success

If your Grapple check equals or exceeds your target's Maneuver Defense, you inflict the Grabbed condition on your target.

If you beat your target's Maneuver Defense by 5 or more, the target is instead Grappled.

If you successfully grapple a creature that is not adjacent to you, move that creature to an adjacent open space (if no space is available, your grapple fails).

Once you have an opponent Grabbed, you can take actions as described in the Grabbed condition, which also describes how to escalate the condition to Grappled and Pinned.

In addition to the special effects of the chosen maneuver, you may also deal damage to the creature equal to the base weapon damage of the weapon you are wielding, not including any adders (such as enhancement bonuses, STR modifiers, feats, spell effects, precision damage, bonus damage, etc). Note that base weapon damage increases at 6th, 11th, 16th, 21st, 26th, and 31st levels, which also improves the damage done by maneuvers. If you want to do more damage with a combat maneuver, you can take feats to improve your combat maneuvers, or use weapons which are good at certain combat maneuvers.

The type of damage dealt is the same type as is dealt by the weapon you are wielding. If your weapon deals more than one type of damage, you can choose which type of damage (from among those types) is inflicted by the maneuver.

If you have natural or class-based non-weapon attacks, you may roll just the dice you would normally roll for an attack you are allowed to make during an attack of opportunity, not including any adders (such as enhancement bonuses, STR modifiers, feats, spell effects, precision damage, bonus damage, etc).

You may always choose not to deal any damage with a combat maneuver, if you prefer.

Example: a 3rd level fighter would roll just the dice from their +1 longsword (1d8), while a 3rd level Monk would roll just the dice of their Echoing Strike attack (2d8), and a 3rd level Brawler would roll just the dice of their Cross attack (also 2d8).
Consequences of Failure

You fail to grapple the target creature.

Retry Allowed?

Yes

Provokes AOO?

No

Shield Bash

You must be proficiently wielding a light shield, heavy shield, or war shield in order to use this combat maneuver.

Shield Bash is a combat maneuver. You can never perform more than one combat maneuver per round, even if you have sufficient actions to do so. The only exception to this is spending an action point, where that action point grants you an action sufficient to perform another maneuver, in which case a second maneuver in the same round is permitted.

You bludgeon your foe with the flat or edge of your shield, in an attempt to disrupt their ability to react, potentially inflicting the Rattled condition, if successful. Shield bash is rarely expected by foes, making it a good tool in a melee fighter's tool kit. A shield bash may only be used against an adjacent target, unless you have some form of reach that affects all of your attacks (and therefore would affect your shield). You can only shield bash an opponent who is no more than one size category larger than you.

You cannot perform a shield bash with a Buckler or a Tower Shield, unless you have some feat or ability that specifically permits otherwise. Only Light Shields, Heavy Shields and War Shields may perform shield bashes. Wooden or steel construction of the shield does not matter for purposes of shield bash.

Action Required:

Attack Action (i.e. as a standard action, or in place of any attack during a full attack action).

DC of Check:

Target creature's Maneuver Defense

Modifiers to Check

-

Take 10? / Take 20?

No

Allows Assists?

No

Results of Success

If your Combat Maneuver attack is successful, your target becomes Jostled, and you deal basic combat maneuver damage to it. If your Maneuver Offense check exceeds your opponent's Maneuver Defense by 5 or more, the target becomes Rattled instead (and still suffers basic combat maneuver damage).

In addition to the special effects of the chosen maneuver, you may also deal damage to the creature equal to the base weapon damage of the weapon you are wielding, not including any adders (such as enhancement bonuses, STR modifiers, feats, spell effects, precision damage, bonus damage, etc). The maneuver damage inflicted by a successful shield bash is completely unaffected by the type or size of shield you are using; it is based on the weapon are you wielding, just like all other combat maneuvers. Remember that base weapon damage increases at 6th, 11th, 16th, 21st, 26th, and 31st levels, which also improves the damage done by maneuvers. If you want to do more damage with a combat maneuver, you can take feats to improve your combat maneuvers, or use weapons that specifically complement certain combat maneuvers.

The type of damage dealt is the same type as is dealt by the weapon you are wielding. If your weapon deals more than one type of damage, you can choose which type of damage (from among those types) is inflicted by the maneuver.

If you have natural or class-based non-weapon attacks, you may roll just the dice you would normally roll for an attack you are allowed to make during an attack of opportunity, not including any adders (such as enhancement bonuses, STR modifiers, feats, spell effects, precision damage, bonus damage, etc).

You may always choose not to deal any damage with a combat maneuver, if you prefer.

Example: a 3rd level fighter would roll just the dice from their +1 longsword (1d8), while a 3rd level Monk would roll just the dice of their Echoing Strike attack (2d8), and a 3rd level Brawler would roll just the dice of their Cross attack (also 2d8).
Consequences of Failure

If your check fails, the target is not rattled, and you deal no damage. You may continue your turn if you have actions remaining.

Retry Allowed?

Yes

Provokes AOO?

No

Sunder

Sunder is a combat maneuver. You can never perform more than one combat maneuver per round, even if you have sufficient actions to do so. The only exception to this is spending an action point, where that action point grants you an action sufficient to perform another maneuver, in which case a second maneuver in the same round is permitted.

The Sunder combat maneuver can be used for two purposes: to attempt to sunder an item held or worn by an opponent, or to attempt to break or destroy an unattended object, fortification or structure.

Sundering an item held, wielded, or worn by your opponent:

A Sunder must be made against an opponent within the range of your melee reach, which can include any reach provided by your wielded weapon. Note that unarmed attacks may sometimes also be used, and the reach requirement is the same. Ranged weapons which have a threatened area may only be used to perform a Sunder if they are wielded as melee weapons (factoring in any penalties for doing so, such as the Poor Melee quality).
Where normally all items worn or wielded have a Durability of 1 (meaning they require only a single successful Sunder attempt to inflict the Broken condition), armor and shields are exceptions to this. Armor and shields have durability scores depending on the type of armor and shields in question. Refer to the Sunders Against Armor and Sunders Against Shields entries for details.
A creature wielding a shield who is targeted with a Sunder combat maneuver may always elect to have its shield be the target of the sunder attempt, instead of the object being targeted, as long as the shield is not already Broken.
Sunder order: If you are subject to an un-aimed Sunder attempt, such as from a spray of acid or being scraped across jagged diamond shards, then your items are sorted for damage in the following order:
  • Shield
  • Armor
  • Weapon/Item held in main hand
  • Weapon/Item held in off-hand
  • Gloves
  • Bracers
  • Boots
  • Helmet
  • Belt
If none of the above items are present, or all of them are broken, such an untargeted Sunder maneuver has no effect.

Sundering an unattended object, fortification, or structure:

You can attempt to smash an unattended object, fortification, or structure with the Sunder maneuver. To do so, you must be adjacent to the object you are attempting to sunder, even if you are wielding a reach weapon, or some feat, ability, or size modifier that grants you reach. In the case of traps, you must be adjacent to the trap's origin space, or adjacent to its emitting space, if different, in order to attempt to sunder it (i.e., you can't just attack some random part of the room, because the room is trapped; you have to attack the actual mechanism of the trap to try to break it).
The sunder attempt is typically performed outside of combat, or as an attack by a Vehicle, Bogey, or Siege Weapon, though it can be done as an attack action, just like a Sunder against a worn, wielded, or held item.
If the weapon you are wielding to perform the Sunder combat maneuver does not have the Sunder weapon quality, it cannot be used to sunder an object, structure or fortification made from, or reinforced with, metal or stone. Any weapon (even fists) can be used to make sunder attempts against softer objects, such as un-reinforced wood or glass.

Sunders Against Armor

Armor is more difficult to Sunder than most worn or wielded objects, since its primary purpose is to protect the wearer. Armor has a durability score akin to unattended objects, meaning it has a number of points of Siege Points equal to its Durability score. As a result, it often requires more than one successful Sunder attempt to inflict the Broken condition upon the armor, and it is possible for extremely durable armors to even withstand hits from some smaller siege weapons.
  • Light armor has a durability of 2 (requires 2 points of Siege damage to inflict Broken)
  • Medium armor has a durability of 3 (requires 3 points of Siege Damage to inflict Broken)
  • Heavy armor has a durability of 4 (requires 4 points of Siege Damage to inflict Broken)
  • The durability of armor is increased by 1 if the armor is made entirely of metal.

Sunders Against Shields

Shields, like armor, are designed to protect the wearer, and are therefore more difficult to Sunder. Shields have a durability akin to unattended objects, requiring more than one successful Sunder attempt to inflict the Broken condition upon the shield. In addition, if an enemy attempts to sunder any of your worn or wielded items, and you are proficiently wielding a shield, you may ALWAYS elect to have that sunder check apply to your shield instead, as long as your shield does not already have the Broken condition.

  • Bucklers have a durability of 1 (requires only 1 point of Siege Damage to inflict Broken)
  • Light Shields have a durability of 2 (requires 2 points of Siege Damage to inflict Broken)
  • Heavy Shields have a durability of 3 (requires 3 points of Siege Damage to inflict Broken)
  • War Shields have a durability of 4 (requires 4 points of Siege Damage to inflict Broken)
  • Tower Shields have a durability of 5 (requires 5 points of Siege Damage to inflict Broken)
  • The durability of shields is increased by 1 if the shield is made of steel

In addition, some dweomermetals, and some magic properties can alter the durability of a shield.

Sunders Against Monsters

Most monsters have no defined equipment or armor. As such, it isn't immediately clear what a sunder would do to such a creature. When a Sunder is performed against a monster with no defined equipment, it suffers a -2 penalty to its Armor Class until the end of the encounter.

Any monster which is immune, or partially immune to conditions is also immune (or partially immune) to this, even though a successful sunder doesn't technically lay a condition. Creatures that might know a Make Whole spell, or similar ability, are presumably able to fix this condition outside of combat, but a Sundered monster is not normally able to fix it during combat.

Sunders against monsters do not stack; only one such penalty can be applied per monster.

Action Required:

Attack Action (i.e. as a standard action, or in place of any attack during a full attack action).

DC of Check:
  • Sundering an unattended object, fortification or structure: The DC of the Sunder combat maneuver for most objects, structures and fortifications can be found on the Breaking Objects page.
Modifiers to Check

-

Take 10? / Take 20?

No

Allows Assists?

No

Results of Success

A successful Sunder attempt inflicts 2 points of base siege damage, which is subtracted from an object's Durability score. When an object's durability score is reduced to 0 or less, it becomes broken. Like base weapon damage, base siege damage increases at 6th, 11th, 16th, 21st, 26th, and 31st levels, as described in the tables below:

Character Level Siege Damage
1 - 5 2
6 - 10 4
11 - 15 6
Character Level Siege Damage
16 - 20 8
21 - 25 10
26 - 30 12
Character Level Siege Damage
31+ 14
- -
- -

Unlike weapon damage inflicted by combat maneuvers, siege damage has access to very few modifiers. Very few feats, weapon qualities, or magic weapon properties exist that increase the amount of siege damage a character can inflict. As a general rule, damage increases never apply to siege damage, unless the ability explicitly states it increases siege damage.

Critical Success: If the target's Maneuver Defense or Sunder DC is exceeded by 5 or more, all siege damage dealt to the object is doubled, including any siege damage adders (if any) you are able to apply.

Most wielded and common objects have a Durability score of 1, so a successful Sunder inflicts the Broken status immediately. Vehicles, fortifications, and very durable items such as armor and shields will have a higher Durability score (frequently MUCH higher).

  • Sundered held, wielded, or worn items: If your check is successful, and removes all of the Durability of the item, the item you are sundering gains the Broken condition.
  • Broken weapons inflict a -2 penalty to attack and damage rolls on the wielder until repaired.
  • Broken armor inflicts a -2 penalty to the wearer's armor class.
  • Rods and Staves which are broken require twice as many charges to activate their abilities.
  • Any other item which is broken stops providing any benefit until repaired.
In addition to the special effects of the chosen maneuver, you may also deal damage to the creature equal to the base weapon damage of the weapon you are wielding, not including any adders (such as enhancement bonuses, STR modifiers, feats, spell effects, precision damage, bonus damage, etc). Note that base weapon damage increases at 6th, 11th, 16th, 21st, 26th, and 31st levels, which also improves the damage done by maneuvers. If you want to do more damage with a combat maneuver, you can take feats to improve your combat maneuvers, or use weapons which are good at certain combat maneuvers.
The type of damage dealt is the same type as is dealt by the weapon you are wielding. If your weapon deals more than one type of damage, you can choose which type of damage (from among those types) is inflicted by the maneuver.
If you have natural or class-based non-weapon attacks, you may roll just the dice you would normally roll for an attack you are allowed to make during an attack of opportunity, not including any adders (such as enhancement bonuses, ability score modifiers, feats, spell effects, precision damage, bonus damage, etc.).
You may always choose not to deal any damage with a combat maneuver, if you prefer.
Example: a 3rd level fighter would roll just the dice from their +1 longsword (1d8), while a 3rd level Monk would roll just the dice of their Echoing Strike attack (2d8), and a 3rd level Brawler would roll just the dice of their Cross attack (also 2d8).
  • Sundered unattended object, fortification or structure: Most unattended objects can be sundered with a single successful Sunder combat maneuver, but most structures and fortifications require multiple successful Sunder checks (this is denoted as the object's "Durability", listed on the Breaking Objects page).
  • If you exceed the target DC of the object (or its maneuver defense if it is a trap) by 5 or more, you inflict double your normal amount of siege damage to the object. This doubling includes any bonus siege damage you are able to inflict from feats, class features, etc. that explicitly increase your siege damage.
  • Once the Siege Damage inflicted equals or exceeds the object's listed Durability, the object becomes Broken.
  • Broken objects cease doing what they were designed to do. In the case of a broken chest, it is destroyed enough to allow its contents to be removed.
  • Broken structures, such as doors and gates, are broken enough to allow a character to pass through its shattered remains. The square or squares that used to contain the door or gate is now treated as difficult terrain (instead of blocked terrain).
  • Broken fortifications, like walls or the ground, have been penetrated 5 feet in depth, such that a character may enter the square that was broken. In some cases, such as the ground, there's often more material behind that first 5 feet. This is how acts like tunneling under a wall (or smashing through a wall) can be performed. The square or squares that used to contain the wall or shattered earth are now treated as difficult terrain (instead of blocked terrain).
  • Objects are rarely so destroyed that they cannot be repaired with magic or by the appropriate craftsman. Magic items can only be permanently destroyed via spells such as Mage's Disjunction (Sorcerer/Wizard Spell)), while mundane objects must be pretty thoroughly obliterated (as with Disintegrate (Sorcerer/Wizard Spell)) before they are too destroyed to be repaired by Mending (Sorcerer/Wizard Spell) (for non-magical items), or Make Whole (for magical items). No amount of Sundering something can render an object or item into a worse condition than Broken.
Consequences of Failure

The targeted object, fortification, or structure is unharmed.

Retry Allowed?

Yes

Provokes AOO?

No

Feat of Strength

You can perform a feat of strength, such as tearing the bars out of a barred window, bending the bars of a portcullis, punching a camel and knocking it out cold, or even knocking over large, heavy objects. This use of the Might skill is broad in application, and GM's are the final arbiters of how it can be used.

As a general rule of thumb, Might should not be used in place of an existing combat maneuver, such as sunder, to replicate its effects. In such a case, the creature needs to use Maneuver Offense to determine the outcome. This means that actually breaking an object cannot be achieved with the Might skill, though deforming the object is very frequently possible. However, GM's may decide that a raging barbarian who wants to smash in the gates of the keep with his bare fists is just so cinematic that it should have a chance to work, even though smashing gates is usually so hard it requires siege weapons and hours or days of pounding on the gates to smash them in. Sometimes, it's important to let the players be superheroes, so again, GM's are the final arbiters of what is possible here.

GM's may also want to grant a free Intimidate check to anyone who successfully pulls off a particularly showy Feat of Strength.

By their very nature, feats of strength are showy things, and any attempt, even unsuccessful, is going to bring attention to the person doing it. You cannot attempt to brute-force your way out of a jail cell without making any noise.

Action Required:

Standard action

DC of Check:

Depending on the action, typically a Challenging DC vs. the level of the owner of the thing being acted upon, or the campaign level.

Modifiers to Check
  • A creature cannot affect any object that weighs more than their maximum Heavy Load for their Strength score.
  • Feats of Strength cannot be used on a creature (that's what combat is for!)
  • Some feats of strength are so absurd that they require an Impossible DC check for the level of the owner of the thing being acted upon, or the campaign level. However, GM's should use this sparingly, as impossible checks are aptly named.
Take 10? / Take 20?

Yes

Allows Assists?

Yes (up to 5 allies), but it is not nearly as impressive. Allies must be able to reach the object you are mighting against. If there is not enough room, they cannot assist.

Results of Success

You are able to perform the feat of strength.

Consequences of Failure

A failure means you are unable to pull off the attempt. A failure by less than 5 might mean partial success, if the GM decrees it so.

Retry Allowed?

Yes

Provokes AOO?

Yes

Halt a Fall / Catch a Falling Creature

You can catch yourself while falling, by grabbing onto some piece of passing terrain, such as a tree branch, a cliff's edge, an abutment, etc. Similarly, you can grab onto a creature which is falling past you, to attempt to arrest their fall.

You must have at least one hand free to attempt this.

Action Required:

Immediate action

DC of Check:

10 + 10 per 10 feet you or the falling creature have fallen at the point you attempt to halt the fall (minimum 20).

Modifiers to Check

If you have both hands free, the DC is reduced by -5.

Take 10? / Take 20?

No

Allows Assists?

Yes (up to 5 allies). Assisting allies must be adjacent to you. If there is not enough room, they cannot assist.

Results of Success

You are able to latch onto the nearby terrain, halting your fall (or catching the falling creature) and taking no falling damage.

If you halted your own fall, you must still climb back up to a horizontal surface (using the Movement skill to climb). While climbing, most creatures are flat-footed (unless they have Lesser Climb or Greater Climb speeds).

Consequences of Failure

If you fail the check, you do not stop the fall of yourself or the falling creature. The fall continues the remaining distance to the ground, and all falling damage is added together before any defenses, such as DR, are applied.

Retry Allowed?

No

Provokes AOO?

Yes

Carry Heavier Loads

If you have ranks in Might, you work out! For every rank you possess in might, you can increase your carrying capacity, as detailed on the table below. This is automatic and always on, simply for possessing ranks in might. You can never more than double your base encumbrance numbers with this skill use of might. This does not affect any movement reduction or encumbrance penalties for wearing medium or heavy armor, or some shields.

The table below shows how many pounds of additional carrying capacity are granted at each rank of might. These values are not additive with prior ranks – they are the total bonus you receive for having the listed number of ranks.

Ranks in Might Additional Carrying Capacity
Light Load Medium Load Heavy Load Max Drag
1 +1 lbs +2 lbs +3 lbs +15 lbs
2 +2 lbs +4 lbs +6 lbs +30 lbs
3 +3 lbs +6 lbs +9 lbs +45 lbs
4 +4 lbs +8 lbs +12 lbs +60 lbs
5 +5 lbs +10 lbs +15 lbs +75 lbs
6 +12 lbs +24 lbs +36 lbs +180 lbs
7 +14 lbs +28 lbs +42 lbs +210 lbs
8 +16 lbs +32 lbs +48 lbs +240 lbs
9 +18 lbs +36 lbs +54 lbs +270 lbs
10 +20 lbs +40 lbs +60 lbs +300 lbs
11 +33 lbs +66 lbs +99 lbs +495 lbs
12 +36 lbs +72 lbs +108 lbs +540 lbs
13 +39 lbs +78 lbs +117 lbs +585 lbs
14 +42 lbs +84 lbs +126 lbs +630 lbs
15 +45 lbs +90 lbs +135 lbs +675 lbs
16 +64 lbs +128 lbs +192 lbs +960 lbs
17 +68 lbs +136 lbs +204 lbs +1020 lbs
18 +72 lbs +144 lbs +216 lbs +1080 lbs
19 +76 lbs +152 lbs +228 lbs +1140 lbs
20 +80 lbs +160 lbs +240 lbs +1200 lbs
21 +105 lbs +210 lbs +315 lbs +1,575 lbs
22 +110 lbs +220 lbs +330 lbs +1,650 lbs
23 +115 lbs +230 lbs +345 lbs +1,725 lbs
24 +120 lbs +240 lbs +360 lbs +1,800 lbs
25 +125 lbs +250 lbs +375 lbs +1,875 lbs
26 +156 lbs +312 lbs +468 lbs +2,340 lbs
27 +162 lbs +324 lbs +486 lbs +2,430 lbs
28 +168 lbs +336 lbs +504 lbs +2,520 lbs
29 +174 lbs +348 lbs +522 lbs +2,610 lbs
30 +180 lbs +360 lbs +540 lbs +2,700 lbs
31 +217 lbs +434 lbs +651 lbs +3,255 lbs
32 +224 lbs +448 lbs +672 lbs +3,360 lbs
33 +231 lbs +462 lbs +693 lbs +3,465 lbs
34 +238 lbs +476 lbs +714 lbs +3,570 lbs
35 +245 lbs +490 lbs +735 lbs +3,675 lbs

Delay Condition (Epic)

You can attempt to shrug off the effects of a status condition for 1 round. Delay condition cannot be used more than once on the same condition, so a particular condition's effects can never be delayed for more than 1 round. While the condition is delayed, you do not suffer any of its effects, but its duration, if of a set period of time (e.g. 2 rounds), doesn't begin to decrease until after the delay condition effect ends.

This is an epic skill use, and requires at least 21 ranks in the skill before it may be attempted.

Action Required:

Immediate action

DC of Check:
  • To delay the effects of a weak status condition, you must make an Average check for the CR/lvl of the creature which inflicted the condition.
  • To delay the effects of a moderate status condition, you must make a Hard check for the CR/lvl of the creature which inflicted the condition.
  • To delay the effects of a strong status condition, you must have at least 21 ranks in Might, and you must make an Impossible check for the CR/lvl of the creature which inflicted the condition.
Modifiers to Check

-

Take 10? / Take 20?

No

Allows Assists?

No

Results of Success

You are able to power your way through the condition's effects until the end of your next turn. Its duration (if any) does not get reduced by this delay, and only starts decreasing when it begins to affect you.

Consequences of Failure

You fail to delay the effects of the condition, suffering its effects as normal.

Retry Allowed?

You may never attempt to delay the effects of a condition more than once, regardless of whether you succeed or fail on your first attempt.

Provokes AOO?

No