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Dueling Mastery (Combat)

You have mastered the impenetrable fighting style.

Prerequisite(s): Exotic Weapon Proficiency (dueling sword), Quick Draw, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (dueling sword).

Benefit(s): You gain a +2 bonus on initiative checks as long as you start combat with a dueling sword in your hand. As long as you wield only a single dueling sword in one hand (not using a shield, an off-hand weapon, armor spikes, unarmed strikes, or natural weapons), you gain a +2 shield bonus to your AC. If you wield the sword in two hands, this bonus drops to a +1 shield bonus to AC. Although the dueling sword deals slashing damage, you treat it as if it were also a piercing weapon when determining the effects of weapons used by a duelist or swashbuckler.

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