Blade Meditation

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


You have learned a meditation that grants you insight into the martial disciplines you have studied.


Concentration 1 ranks, Base attack bonus +4, one maneuver from any discipline,


When you take this feat, choose a discipline. You gain a +1 bonus on damage rolls with all the preferred weapons of your chosen discipline when using a strike combat maneuver, as well as a +2 bonus on checks involving the discipline's key skill. The save DCs of any maneuvers that you perform from the chosen discipline are increased by I, if they have a save DC.

The weapons and skills associated with each discipline are given below.

Desert Wind: Scimitar, light mace, light pick, spear, falchion; Tumble.

Devoted Spirit: Falchion, greatclub, maul*, longsword; Intimidate.

Diamond Mind: Rapier, shortspear, trident, bastard sword (katana); Concentration.

Iron Heart: Bastard sword, dwarven waraxe, longsword, two-bladed sword; Balance.

Setting Sun: Short sword, Nunchaku, unarmed strike, quarterstaff; Sense Motive.

Shadow Hand: Dagger, sai, Siangham, short sword, spiked chain, unarmed strike; Hide.

Stone Dragon: Greatsword, greataxe, heavy mace, unarmed strike; Balance.

Tiger Claw: Kama, kukri, handaxe, claw, greataxe, unarmed strike; Jump.

While Raven: Longsword, battleaxe, Warhammer, greatsword, halberd; Diplomacy.


A fighter can select Blade Meditation as a bonus feat.

*Described in the Complete Warrior supplement