Tactical Strike

(Tome of Battle: The Book of Nine Swords, p. 93)

White Raven (Strike)
Level: Crusader 2 (One White Raven maneuver), Warblade 2 (One White Raven maneuver),
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Melee attack
Target: One creature

Your skill at arms and overwhelming power force your opponent to falter at a fatal moment. As the foe attempts to recover from your devastating strike, your allies rush in to finish what you have started.

You make a mighty attack that knocks your opponent into a defenseless position, granting your allies a moment to move into a better position. If your attack lands true, it leaves your enemy momentarily shaken by its tremendous impact.

As part of this maneuver, you make a single melee attack. If your attack hits, you deal an extra 2d6 points of damage. In addition, each ally adjacent to the target can take an immediate 5-foot step that does not provoke attacks of opportunity.