Focused Attack (Combat)
You can concentrate on a single attack to improve your chance of scoring a critical hit.
Prerequisite: Base attack bonus +6.
Benefit: When you take a full attack action, you can choose to make only one attack. This decision must be made before making your first attack. For every attack you could make but don’t, the critical threat range for the one attack you make increases by 1. This increase happens after all other adjustments to your critical threat range. Thus if you could make three melee attacks with a keen scimitar as a full attack, when you use Focused Attack you take a full attack action to make a single attack with a threat range of 13–20 (18–20 for a scimitar, 15–20 for a keen scimitar, 13–20 for giving up two attacks with Focused Attack and a keen scimitar).
The disciple of the Broken Blade has learned the flows of combat to a
degree and has the insight necessary to see the path to victory
through the patterns of steel his opponents weave before his eyes.
While in this stance, the initiator gains a competence bonus equal to
his initiator level to Acrobatics checks to avoid attacks of
opportunity, and may make an additional attack when making a full
attack action. If the initiator is two weapon fighting, he gains this
extra attack for both hands. The attack(s) uses the initiator’s full
base attack bonus, plus any modifiers appropriate to the situation.
- Reading Broken Blade Stance, my Level 9 Aegis should have a full
attack bonus of +9/+9/+9/+9/+4
- Focus Attack says make one attack, any sacrificed attacks add +1 to
critical threat range for the one attack. I my Aegis has a single
attack of +9 and threatens on 16 out of 20.
How does Improved Critical factor in? Does the "doubling" of a
weapon's critical threat range? Is it just double the weapon's
critical threat range then factor in Focus Attack and the stance?
EX: Greater Unarmed Attack 1d8 TR 20×2 = +9/+9/+9/+9/+4 to hit 1d8 damage TR19 with Focused Attack and Broken Blade Stance = +9 1d8 damage TR15x2
And, most important, is this legal and or broken?