Stance of Clarity

(Tome of Battle: The Book of Nine Swords, p. 66)

Diamond Mind (Stance)
Level: Swordsage 1, Warblade 1,
Casting Time: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: Stance

You focus your efforts on a single opponent, studying his moves and preparing an attack. Your other opponents fade from sight as your mind locks onto your target.

This stance allows you to focus on a single opponent to the exclusion of all others. You read your foe’s fighting stance, his favored attacks, and the methods he used to train. By combining these factors into a single analysis of his abilities, you see how to foil his attacks.

While you are in this stance, you must choose a single opponent as your target at the start of your turn. You gain a +2 insight bonus to AC against that foe until you change the target of this stance. You take a –2 penalty to AC against all other opponents while using stance of clarity.

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