Diamond Mind

True quickness lies in the mind, not the body. A student of the Diamond Mind discipline seeks to hone his perceptions and discipline his thoughts so that he can act in slivers of time so narrow that others cannot even perceive them. A corollary of this speed of thought and action is the concept of the mind as the battleground. An enemy defeated in his mind must inevitably be defeated in the realm of the physical as well.

Key Skill: Perception

Associated Weapons: Light Blades, Spears, Heavy Blades

Level 1 Maneuvers

Maneuver Type Description
Moment of Perfect Mind Counter Use Perception check instead of Will Save
Sapphire Nightmare Blade Strike Opponent Flat-footed, +1d6 damage with Perception Check
Stance of Clarity Stance Gain +2 AC against one foe, -2 to all others

Level 2 Maneuvers

*Requires level 3

Maneuver Type Description
Action Before Thought Counter Use Perception check instead of Reflex save
Emerald Razor Strike Turn melee strike into touch attack

Level 3 Maneuvers

*Requires level 5

Maneuver Type Description
Insightful Strike Strike Use Perception check to determine damage
Mind over Body Counter Use Perception check instead of Fort save
Pearl of Black Doubt Stance Gain +2 AC each time an opponent misses you

Level 4 Maneuvers

*Requires level 7

Maneuver Type Description
Bounding Assault Strike Double move and attack
Mind Strike Strike Attack deals 1d4 Wisdom damage
Ruby Nightmare Blade Strike Attack deals double damage with successful Perception check

Level 5 Maneuvers

*Requires level 9

Maneuver Type Description
Disrupting Blow Strike Successful attack causes foe to be unable to act for 1 round
Hearing the Air Stance Gain blindsense 30' and +5 bonus to Perception Checks
Rapid Counter Counter Strike foe who provokes attack from you

Level 6 Maneuvers

*Requires level 11

Maneuver Type Description
Greater Insightful Strike Strike Use double Perception check to determine damage
Moment of Alacrity Boost Gain +20 bonus to initiative

Level 7 Maneuvers

*Requires level 13

Maneuver Type Description
Avalanche of Blades Strike With each attack that hits, make another attack with increasing penalty
Quicksilver Motion Boost Use swift action to complete move action

Level 8 Maneuvers

*Requires level 15

Maneuver Type Description
Diamond Defense Counter Gain bonus to saves equal to your level
Diamond Nightmare Blade Strike Attack deals quadruple damage with successful Perception check

Level 9 Maneuvers

*Requires level 17

Maneuver Type Description
Time Stands Still Strike Take full attack action two times
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