Reflexive Parry (General)
Though you may not have time to dodge a surprise attack, you will at least have a chance to bring up your weapon or shield in a desperate, instinctive parry.
Prerequisites: Dex 15, Combat Reﬂexes, Parry, base parry bonus +8.
Beneﬁt: You can still parry if caught ﬂat-footed or struck by an invisible attacker. You are not able to parry when grappled or helpless, however.