Combat Expertise

You can increase your defense at the expense of your accuracy.

Prerequisite: Int 13.

Benefit: You can choose to take a –1 penalty on melee attack rolls and combat maneuver checks to gain a +1 dodge bonus to your Armor Class. When your base attack bonus reaches +4, and every +4 thereafter, the penalty increases by –1 and the dodge bonus increases by +1. You can only choose to use this feat when you declare that you are making an attack or a full-attack action with a melee weapon. The effects of this feat last until your next turn.

DMs note: Power Attack and Combat Expertise can be stacked, provided you are doing a full-attack that round.

DMs note: Combat Expertise and fighting defensively do not stack.

You cannot use Combat Expertise for casting spells.

Power Attack chart

BAB Penalty to hit Bonus to dodge AC
+1 -1 +1
+4 -2 +2
+8 -3 +3
+12 -4 +4
+16 -5 +5
+20 -6 +6
+24 -7 +7
+28 -8 +8
Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License