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Over thirty prestige classes and 300 special maneuvers devoted to the use of weapons whose names you can't pronounce! Special maneuvers such as the "Three-fold Strike" and "Stick a Fork in Him, He's Done" help distinguish the glaive from the ranseur.

Masters of Arms focuses on unusual weapons and those who master them. Combination maneuvers give you lots of different ways to devastate things while defensive maneuvers give you something to do while the monsters try to eat you. All the classes are designed with maximum flexibility and customizability in mind and most of their special abilities can double as new feats, so that those who don't wish to specialize in a prestige class can still expand their library of actions. For gamemasters the Alpha Beast provides a convenient way to upgrade a monster for close in fighting, whether using claws or teeth or tentacles. And the telekinesis master can make fighting demons a very different experience.

This edition has been updated to the 3.5 rules and the layout re-done to make it easier to print at home. The book has numerous reviews available online -- please visit the homepage for a full list of links.

ENWorld Staff Review by Simon Collins (4/5)

ENWorld Staff Review by Alan "Psion" Kohler (5/5)

ENWorld Staff Review by Joe G. Kushner (4/5)

Alter Ego Software is also supporting this book with a datasheet for their Metacreator character construction software. You can purchase this through RPGNow at the Masters of Arms for Metacreator page.

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Nathan C. [Featured Reviewer]
March 11th, 2007
Dig up those old Saturday morning martial arts movies and start making characters. Masters of Arms, by Second World Simulations, us a creative piece that allows one to build a weapons master of any type imaginable and unimaginable. From your [...]
February 27th, 2006
I bought this mostly to tear apart and use for alternate Weapon Master class abilities in Iron Heroes.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: It is very cool, and lends itself to making combat more flavorful<br><br><b>DISLIKED& [...]
May 13th, 2005
Still the best "weapon specialist" book... now available for 3.5. If you ever felt that the weapon specialist prestige classes or feats out their were a little bland, this book is just the ticket. If you dislike prestige classes, most of the [...]
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