Campaign of the Month: June 2012
You can attempt to bind your opponent’s weapon or shield as a standard action. If your attack is successful, the targeted weapon or shield becomes bound, and the opponent may not use it until it is broken free. In addition, a shield or weapon wielded by you are likewise bound. Attempting to bind provokes an attack of opportunity from your target. While in a bind, neither of your respective bound weapons may be used to attack or deal damage. Bound shields provide no armor bonus while bound. The instigator of the bind may break it at any time as a free action. During the opponent’s turn he may attempt to break the bind (vs. your CMD) instead of attacking with one of his attacks. If the opponent succeeds the bind is broken and he may use his weapon with any remaining attacks. This maneuver is not as effective as the Grapple maneuver, but if you have the Improved Grapple Feat, you do not provoke attacks of opportunity.
Note it is possible to bind an opponent’s weapon and shield, by making multiple bind attacks. You may not bind more than one opponent using this maneuver.