Quote Originally Posted by Ziegander View Post
This is just a small thing, but it's been bugging me. When you mention that certain skills are "key skills" for your Fighting style, what the heck does that mean, if anything?
The higher level versions of the styles give bonuses to all key skills. For example, a Barbarian has Jump, Knowledge (nature), Listen, and Survival as their key skills. By level 17, they have +20 to those 4 skills, and can take 20 on them without increasing time.

What's stumping me is how does the extra style work? It says that you can only take feats as if they are X levels lower, but how does that apply to the style itself?

For example, say at level one you have Weapon Master Style. At level 9 you pick up second style, say Commanding.

Now you would qualify for feats as a 1st level Commanding Fighter, that much is clear. But what about the second style itself? Do you get the benefits of Style 1 (ie just commanding aura and some class skills), or do you get Commanding Style IV?

Which of these it is impacts hugely how effective this class will be.