OGC:Improved Defensive Stance (3.5e Feat)
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Improved Defensive Stance [Fighter Bonus, Class, Defensive, Stance]
You can divert more of your strength and dexterity to your defense.
Benefit: In melee combat, you may adopt a special defensive stance allowing you to add your Strength or Dexterity bonus to your AC (minimum of 1). Your Strength and Dexterity modifier for your own melee attacks, however, is then reduced by half (and by one quarter for your off-hand weapon).
Special: You may only use improved defensive stance while fighting defensively. In addition to the normal feat slot, a fighter must spend 250 XP and 2 weeks in training in order to learn this feat. A fighter who spends 500 XP and 4 weeks in training, does not suffer the Strength and Dexterity penalty to melee attacks.