Soaring Raptor Strike

(Tome of Battle: The Book of Nine Swords, p. 89)

Tiger Claw (Strike)
Level: Swordsage 3 (One Tiger Claw maneuver), Warblade 3 (One Tiger Claw maneuver),
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Melee attack
Target: One creature

You leap into the air, catching a larger opponent by surprise as you jump over its defenses to plunge your weapon into the crown of its head.

With a carefully timed leap, you jump over the target?s defenses and attack it from an unexpected angle. You can use this maneuver only against a foe of a larger size category than yours. As part of this maneuver, you make a Jump check with a DC equal to your foe?s AC. If this check succeeds, you also make a melee attack as part of this maneuver. If the check fails, you cannot make this attack and the maneuver is still considered expended. You gain a +4 bonus on the attack roll and deal an extra 6d6 points of damage if your attack hits.