Archon Style

Archon Style (Style)
You protect your allies from harm, even at the cost of your own safety.
Prerequisites: Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, base attack bonus +2
Benefit: While using this style, as a move action, you can protect adjacent allies from a single opponent that you currently threaten. This grants adjacent allies a +2 dodge bonus to AC against that opponent’s next melee attack (as long as that attack comes before the beginning of your next turn), but causes you to take a –2 penalty to AC against that opponent until your next turn. The dodge bonus against the designated opponent’s attacks persists even if your allies move away from you.


(BAB +4): The penalty to AC for using Archon Style to grant nearby allies a bonus to AC against a single opponent decreases to –1. Once per round as a free action, you can divert one melee weapon attack you are aware of that targets an adjacent ally to yourself before the roll is made. After resolving the attack, the ally you protected can make an attack of opportunity against the diverted opponent.


(BAB +8): You no longer take a penalty to AC for using Archon Style to grant nearby allies a bonus to AC, and you can activate this effect as a swift action or a move action. Whenever you take damage from an attack you diverted to yourself, each ally threatening the attacking creature can make an attack of opportunity against that creature.

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