Not getting all weapon attack bonuses


I have a character: Rogue 5 Red Mantis Assassin 5 Swashbuckler 1
Str 12 (+1) Dex 18 (+4)
Swashbuckler Finesse (all pointy things plus whatever)
Exotic Weapon Prof (Sawtooth Sabre)
Weapon Focus (sawtooth sabre) +1 to hit
Greater Weapon focus (sawtooth sabre - bonus) +1 to hit
Weapon Specialization (sawtooth sabre - bonus) +2 damage
Slashing Grace (sawtooth sabre) - counts as pointy things, and add Dex To Damage

BAB 7/
longsword correct as +8/+3 (Str +1), 1D8+1 dam
rapier correct as +11/+6 (finesse, Dex +4), 1D6+1 dam

sawtooth sabre is not right... I see
+10/+5, dam 1d8+6

damage looks right: specialization +2, dex +4.
attack bonus should be, I calculate
+7 BAB, +4 Dex (slashing grace and swashbuckler finesse), +2 (weapon focus and greater WF) = +13
looks like it's lost the finesse boost? +7, Str +1, WF/GWF+2 = 10?

Exotic WP Sawtooth Sabre Sawtooth Sabre is "light" only for the purposes of 2WF, but it's a plain 1H slashing melee weapon otherwise. Slashing Grace then pulls it under Swashbuckler Finesse.

Swashbuckler Finesse

A swashbuckler gains the benefits of the Weapon Finesse feat with light or one-handed piercing melee weapons, and she can use her Charisma score in place of Intelligence as a prerequisite for combat feats. This ability counts as having the Weapon Finesse feat for purposes of meeting feat prerequisites.

Slashing Grace

"When wielding your Sawtooth Sabre one-handed, you can treat it as a one-handed piercing melee weapon for all feats and class abilities that require such a weapon and you can add your Dexterity modifier instead of your Strength modifier to that weapon's damage."

... is printed as a Conditional Modifier, which isn't very helpful with all the real interaction going on. In particular it's a struggle to spot that it is incomplete and lacking the conditional benefit when it's the single weapon used. (I had to add rapier and longsword to make sense of it!)


pathfinder core ruleset + inner sea world guide


Ryan Capehart
June 8, 2017, 3:33 PM

issue appeared to be with swashbuckler's finesse not applying to sawtooth sabre correctly. applied fix, submitted PR

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