Type of feat
General (Tactical)
BAB +6, Str 13+, Power Attack
Required for

A character with this feat can make powerful but ungainly attacks. When Improved Power Attack is selected, it grants a +6 bonus to the damage roll, but at the cost of −6 to the attack roll. It is very useful when fighting tough, easy-to-hit opponents.

If you attack with a two-handed weapon, or with a one-handed weapon wielded in two hands, instead add +12 to damage. You can’t add the bonus from Improved Power Attack to the damage dealt with a light weapon (except with unarmed strikes or natural weapon attacks), even though the penalty on attack rolls still applies. Certain classes like the Frenzied Berserker enjoy a more favorable bonus to damage.

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3.5E Rules Comparison[]

  • D20 System Power Attack allows the character to select any value up to their BAB as a to-hit penalty and damage bonus.