Ultimate Cleave (3.5e Feat)
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Ultimate Cleave [General, Fighter]
You can transfer some of the damage you inflict on a powerful blow to your next cleave attack.
Once per round when using your Cleave or Great Cleave feats, all damage inflicted beyond that needed to drop your opponent is gained as a damage bonus on your extra cleave attack. This damage bonus only applies against the opponent targeted by your extra cleave attack and is lost if this attack misses.
Bron, a 6th level dwarven fighter with Cleave, Great Cleave and Ultimate Cleave, is in combat with 3 goblins (each with 6 hit points). Bron hits on his first attack, inflicts 12 points of damage and reduces the first goblin to -6 hit points, triggering a cleave attack. Since he has Ultimate Cleave, he disembowels the first goblin and gains a +5 damage bonus on his cleave attack (6-1 = 5). He slays the second goblin with this attack, triggering another cleave attack, but does not gain an additional damage bonus because he's already used Ultimate Cleave that round.
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