Ask Wizards04/27/2007


Q: Dear Sage,
If a martial maneuver states that it allows a save but doesn’t list the save DC, how do I calculate it?

A: If a maneuver doesn’t list a DC, it is equal to 10 + the maneuver’s level + an ability score modifier based on the discipline:

  • Desert Wind: Wisdom
  • Devoted Spirit: Charisma
  • Diamond Mind: Strength
  • Iron Heart: Strength
  • Setting Sun: Strength
  • Shadow Hand: Wisdom
  • Stone Dragon: Strength
  • Tiger Claw: Strength
  • White Raven: Intelligence

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