Ask Wizards03/13/2007


Q: Dear Sage,
If a knight (Player’s Handbook II, 24) gains the sneak attack class feature by multiclassing, is there any way he can use it without breaking the knight's code?

A: A knight may deliver sneak attack damage when flanking an enemy without breaking the knight’s code. (Even though the knight doesn’t gain the normal bonus on attack rolls due to flanking, he’s still considered flanking for all other purposes.)

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