You have embraced a method of swordplay known for its elegant, sweeping strikes.
Benefit(s): When you use a dueling sword to deal damage to a shaken, frightened, or panicked foe, you can add your Dexterity bonus to damage rolls instead of your Strength bonus. If you can already add your Dexterity bonus to damage rolls, you instead gain a +1 competence bonus on damage rolls made with a dueling sword.
When you attempt a dueling parry during a duel, the penalty on your attack roll to parry is reduced from -5 to -3. To gain these benefits, you must be wielding only a dueling sword (not using a shield, an off-hand weapon, armor spikes, unarmed strikes, or natural weapons).
Note If using the optional Stamina Pool rules, the following trick may be used with this feat.
Combat Trick: When you hit a foe with a melee attack made using a dueling sword, you can spend 4 stamina points to treat that foe as being shaken for the purpose of gaining a bonus from Duelist of the Roaring Falls until the start of your next turn.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Adventurer’s Guide © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Benjamin Bruck, John Compton, Crystal Frasier, Tim Hitchcock, Jenny Jarzabski, Isabelle Lee, Joe Pasini, Jessica Price, David Schwartz, and Josh Vogt.