Ask Wizards04/20/2007


Q: Dear Sage,
Can my swordsage attack while using ring of fire maneuver (Tome of Battle p55)? What if I have the dervish dance class feature (Complete Warrior p26)?

A: Almost certainly not.

The ring of fire maneuver requires a full-round action, so the only other actions you could take in conjunction would be free actions and up to one swift action.

Thus, making any kind of attack while using the ring of fire maneuver would be extremely difficult.

The dervish dance also requires a full-round action (because that’s what a full attack action requires), so you can’t use both simultaneously.

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