You protect and avenge your allies with ferocious strikes and fending blows.
Benefit: When an opponent tries to attack the ally you are defending with Angel Technique, you can choose to either defend or avenge your ally.
If you defend your ally, you can use an attack of opportunity to make an attack roll against the attacking creature. If your attack roll beats the attacker’s attack roll, you deal no damage, but the attacker’s attack fails.
If you choose to avenge your ally, you get an attack of opportunity against the attacking opponent. You do not take the normal penalty to attack rolls from Combat Expertise when making this attack, and the attack deals an additional 1d8 damage. This damage is the same type as the weapon used and is not multiplied on a critical hit. The opponent must be in your threatened area to make this attack of opportunity, and your attack must be made after the opponent’s attack resolves.
Path of Iron, © 2015, Ascension Games, LLC; Author Christopher Moore