Your mastery over the whip allows you to reposition foes within striking range.
Benefit: Whenever you grapple an opponent using a whip, you do not gain the grappled condition. If you successfully grapple an opponent with a whip and pull them adjacent to you, you can make an attack with your main-hand weapon against that creature as a free action with a +2 bonus to the attack roll.
In addition, so long as you maintain a grapple with your whip, you can maintain the grapple on your opponent as a swift action. This only lets you maintain the grapple; you cannot damage, move, pin, or tie-up your opponent without using a standard action to maintain as normal.
Path of Iron, © 2015, Ascension Games, LLC; Author Christopher Moore