Martial Lore (INT; Trained only)

(Tome of Battle: The Book of Nine Swords variant, p. 28)


You can use this skill to identify martial maneuvers as soon as they are initiated.


You can identify maneuvers and disciplines used by a combatant. The DCs for Martial Lore checks relating to various tasks are summarized below.

DC Task
10 + maneuver level Identify a maneuver being initiated by someone you can see. No action required. No retry.
10 + maneuver level Identify a maneuver recorded on a martial script. One try per day. Requires a full-round action.
20 + target's initiator level Determine all disciplines known by a particular creature by watching it initiate at least one maneuver. No action required. Retry only if the subject initiates another maneuver.


Varies, as noted above.

Try again

See above.


A swordsage gains a +2 bonus on a Martial Lore check involving a maneuver in a discipline in which he has discipline focus.

Required for feats

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