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Improved Grapple

( Deities and Demigods, p. 51)


The deity is skilled in martial arts that emphasize holds and throws.


Improved Unarmed Strike (PH) ,

Required for

Earth's Embrace (OA) ,


If the deity hits with an unarmed strike, it deals normal damage and can attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. No initial touch attack is required. The deity can deal normal damage while grappling, rather than subdual damage, without suffering a penalty on its grapple check.


Characters without this feat make a melee touch attack to grab their opponent and provoke an attack of opportunity doing so. They also suffer a -4 penalty on their grapple checks when trying to deal normal damage in a grapple.

Also appears in

  1. Oriental Adventures
  2. Player's Handbook v.3.5
  3. Unapproachable East

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