Speed

Feat Descriptions

Combat Reflexes [Speed]

Benefit You gain one additional immediate action per round. You may use immediate actions while flat-footed unless otherwise indicated.

Normal A character without this feat can take only one immediate action per round and can’t take immediate actions while flat-footed.

Special The Combat Reflexes feat does not allow a rogue to use her opportunist ability more than once per round.

A fighter may select Combat Reflexes as one of his fighter bonus feats.

A monk may select Combat Reflexes as a bonus feat at 2nd level.

Greater Improved Initiative [Speed]

Prereqs Dex 15, Reflex +4, Improved Initiative

Benefit You get a +4 bonus on initiative checks. This bonus stacks with the bonus from Improved Initiative.

Improved Initiative [Speed]

Benefit You get a +4 bonus on initiative checks.

Special A fighter may select Improved Initiative as one of his fighter bonus feats.

Quick Draw [Speed]

Prereqs BAB +1

Benefit You can draw a weapon as a free action instead of as a move action. You can draw a hidden weapon (see the Sleight of Hand skill) as a move action.

A character who has selected this feat may throw weapons at his full normal rate of attacks (much like a character with a bow).

Normal Without this feat, you may draw a weapon as a move action, or (if your base attack bonus is +1 or higher) as a free action as part of movement. Without this feat, you can draw a hidden weapon as a standard action.

Special A fighter may select Quick Draw as one of his fighter bonus feats.

Rapid Reload [Speed, Weapon Proficiency]

You reload crossbows faster.

Prereqs BAB +1, Weapon Group (Crossbows)

Benefit The time required for you to reload crossbows is reduced to a free action (for a hand or light crossbow) or a move action (for a heavy crossbow). Reloading a crossbow still provokes an attack of opportunity.

If you use this feat with a hand crossbow or a light crossbow, you may take your full iterative attacks. You may also use Rapid Shot.

Normal A character without this feat needs a move action to reload a hand or light crossbow, or a full-round action to reload a heavy crossbow.

Reflexive Strike [Speed]

Prereqs BAB +6, Reflex +4, Combat Reflexes, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes

Benefit You can make an attack of opportunity on a target that enters a space you threaten. The attack is resolved after the target enters that space, but before it continues movement or takes other actions. This counts as an attack of opportunity due to movement, so (for example) you cannot make two attacks of opportunity on someone who enters and then leaves a space you threaten. You do not gain this attack if the only movement your target makes is a five-foot-step.

Note This was originally ‘First Strike’ at Hong’s website, on the Combat feats page.

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