Scars of Suldairia
You are learned in the ways of battle.
Check: You can make a Battle check whenever you are
in a battle or are planning for one, on any scale. You may
assess your opponent’s battle prowess as a swift action,
allowing you to discern whether your opponent is stronger
or weaker, if they are damaged, and what the best tactical
move might be. Using this skill in combat does not provoke
an attack of opportunity, and can be used for continuous or
repeated assessment. The success level of Battle check
determines how much information you can gain from your
opponent’s condition, stance, and movement.
DC Type of Knowledge Examples
10 Common, easily discerned. My opponent is healthy, or not.
20 Uncommon but available. My opponent has a wound or illness that will interfere with his combat abilities in a specific fashion.
25 Obscure My opponent’s stance suggest that he is more or less powerful than I am.
30 Extremely obscure. You can see the advantages and disadvantages of this battle.
Action: Varies. The Battle skill functions not unlike the Spot skill. In combat, it is a swift action. With the Quick Reconnoiter feat, it can be used as a free action.
Try Again: Yes.
Special: It is possible to deceive a Battle check with a high enough bluff.
Synergy: If you have 5 or more ranks in Sense Motive, you get a
+2 bonus on Battle checks.