‎Core Classes‎ > ‎Fighter‎ > ‎Archetypes‎ > ‎Paizo - Fighter Archetypes‎ > ‎ Martial Master There are those who learn the fighting arts though countless hours of repetition and training, while others seem to pick up new stances and forms as if they were born to them. Craven Combatant: You're going to have Combat Expertise for your combat maneuver feats, and you will likely be using it to compensate for your lack of medium and heavy armor. No Escape (Ex): Combined with Step Up, this ability is absolutely fantastic. Because of the timing of the Discoveries, you will have trouble getting Greater/Grand Mutagen at their earliest possible levels (12 and 16, respectively), so you may want to take Extra Discovery to get them early. The Martial Master addresses this issue by allowing the Fighter to gain some new Feats on the fly, allowing some small amount of ability to adapt the Fighter's abilities to whatever challenges present themselves. Otherwise, the Gladiator is totally uninteresting. When you get this ability, it nets +4 damage. 1: Races of Nature Unleashed (PF1), Aegis of Empires 5: Race for Shataakh-Uulm (Pathfinder RPG), Aegis of Empires 4: Legend of the Burning Star (PF1). Leaping Attack (Ex): Use your 5 foot step, and get weapon training with any weapon. I support a limited subset of Pathfinder's rules content. The +4 DC is pretty great, but very little in the archetype has led up to this ability. Greater Savage Charge (Ex): Now that you're dropping your AC proportionately less, charging becomes less risky for you. If everyone is ignoring you, you're not much of a tank. Your CMD should be insane by level 20, so being disarmed really shouldn't be a problem. Grab a level 1 commoner with a bow, have him shoot at you, and you get a free attack. Replaced Features: Armor Training (2, 3, 4), Bravery, Weapon Mastery, Weapon Training (1, 2, 3, 4). At this point you should have all of the Dirty Trick feats, which is great because Deadly Surprise is probably the best thing that has ever happened to the Dirty Trick maneuver. Deft Doublestrike (Ex): A free disarm, sunder, or trip attempt is nice, but you're probably not built for it. Class Features. I would reasonably assume that this also applies to the tower shield max dex, but check with your DM to be sure. The base idea behind the Thunderstriker is an abusive use of the rules. In theory, you could do this so many times that the friction of your repeated motion causes the atmosphere to combust. With some effort, you can use these skills to turn the fighter into the party's Face. The whole of the archetype works well together, and synergizes well with obvious feat choices like Step Up and Combat Reflexes. Ride Them Down (Ex): If your mount is better at doing damage than you (it shouldn't be), this is a great ability. Knockback Smash (Ex): This appears to stack with Shield Master, which is pretty incredible. Menacing Stance (Ex): This is the first signature ability for the brawler. Skills: Fighters get 2+ skills, and have a very short skill list. The TWF Fighter depends very heavily on full attacking, and lacks built-in options to get him into place to full attack. Is this using an archetype? Mounted Mettle (Ex): Weapon training bonuses for you and your mount as long as you're mounted or adjacent to your mount, which should be all of the time. So basically, you take a -5 to your attack rolls, and most likely do x4 damage. It's a neat idea, but using an animated shield so that you can use your polearm two-handed is a much better strategy. Razor-Sharp Chair Leg: Changing the damage type for your improvised weapons is cute, but rarely necessary. Bonus Feats: There aren't a lot of performance feats, but this gives you a little more versatility. Basically anything but this. If payback comes into play frequently, the fight likely isn't going well for you. Careful Claw (Ex): There aren't a lot of enemies which this ability will cover. Fighter Resiliency Feat 4. You have feats listed at 5, 7 and 11. Weapon and Armor Proficiency: This allows you to use a much wider variety of weapons while still benefiting form the Performance quality. The extra Weapon Training damage with spears is nice, but none of the other class abilities are particularly useful or interesting. They are fairly difficult to play, but when paired with a decent striker the Cad is a brutally effective option. Rapid Attack (Ex): Like a beautiful combination of pounce and spring attack. If you don't want another Fighter Archetype, you would be a fool not to take this. This is particularly useful against NPC wizards/sorcerers who don't typically need weapons. These fit the flavor of the Cad well, but the fighter's limited skill points don't give him a lot of room to enjoy these bonuses. Two-handed fighters give up all pretence of being a tank in favor of hitting things with a really big weapon. Weapon and Armor Proficiency: A fighter is proficient with all simple and martial weapons and with all armor (heavy, light, and medium) and shields (including tower shields).. So basically it's just the normal fighter class feature. Weapon Mastery (Ex): Decent, but considering no close weapon has a threat range greater than 20, it's not going to see a lot of use. Keep in mind that some of the style feats rely on the abilities provided by earlier abilities, so take care to select a feat which will function. Steadfast Pike (Ex): A bonus to attacks of opportunity and readied attacks really addresses the purpose of the archetype: Stand between the bad guys and your friends, and kill anyone who tries to get past you. Deadly Defense (Ex): I hope you brought combat expertise. Miraculous Recovery (Ex): At high levels, poison becomes more common on many monsters. Unlimited Endurance (Ex): When are you ever exhausted? Skills: The Cad add Acrobatics, Bluff, Escape Artist, Sleight of Hand, and Stealth to their skill list. The 10 minutes/level duration is annoying for Fighters who can usually spend all day fighting as long as their hit points stick around, but since most of your party members will likely also need to take breaks between encounters you should have time to prepare additional mutagens periodically throughout the day. Stand Firm (Ex): Bonuses to defend against some fairly rare combat maneuvers. Brawlers specialize in uding the Close weapon group, which doesn't feature a lot of good options. Witch Blade (A fighter archetype for Pathfinder) Dec 1. Safe Shot (Ex): Saves you the trouble of taking Point Blank Master. Tactician (Ex): Tactician is a cool way to take advantage of a teamwork feat. Weapon Mastery (Ex): crits with unarmed strikes are pretty boring. Oh, and it stacks with adamantine, which can bring you up to 15/-. Some of your abilities also expect that you wear light armor, which is dangerous since you can't use a shield. Cooperative Combatant (Ex): If you're using Aid Another, you're not doing something more helpful. However, when you're sundering you're not killing someone. So you need to go to the dedicated archetype page just to brows them all, which kinda' … Replaced Features: Armor Training (3, 4), Bonus Feat (1st), Bravery, Skills, Weapon and Armor Proficiency, Weapon Training (2, 3, 4). | 5th Edition SRD With no damage output, you must depend entirely on your feats to make you a meaningful threat. Get shield bash and two-weapon fighting, and be a sword-and-board fighter while using your sword in two hands. Still, most attacks against you will be melee attacks, and you will (hopefully) be full attacking most of the time. Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Monk weapons are weird and unique, but they do have a good selection of weapons which give bonuses to combat maneuvers, including Grapple. Giving up all but light armor is dissappointing. Once 10 minutes per level run out, the Mutation Warrior may have trouble keeping up with everyone else. The unarmed fighter picks up a weapon only rarely, and when he does, he prefers the weapons of the monk. Buckler Defense (Ex): This is essentially the Two-Weapon Shield feat, which is awful. Natural Weapon Mastery (Ex): Natural weapons typically have 20/x2 critical threat, and bumping it to 20/x3 isn't going to be very exciting. When going fighter/rogue, I prefer fighter 14/rogue 6, but you are maybe happier the other way round or going 50:50. So you're a very durable road block with no damage output. Archetypes allow you to expand the scope of your character’s class. Free Hand Fighters give up the sheer power of using both of your hands at once for the excitement of having one of your hands empty and useless. Mutagen Discovery (Su): Discoveries are a fantastic way to supplement your Mutagen, but you only get 4 (7, 11, 15, 19), so choose wisely. Equal Opportunity (Ex): You effectively get two attacks on an attack of opportunity, which is absolutely fantastic. On top of that, it requires that you use a shield, which limits your options. With some careful feat selection, this might be a workable build, but you likely won't match the Archer archetype's damage output. Archetypes The fighter's job is simple: Hurt the other guys (Striker), and keep them from getting to the squishy people behind the fighter (Defender). The close weapon group has very few fantasic options, which is unfortunate. Mutagen (Su): Fighters are all about their physical ability scores, and mutagens are a great way to enhance them. You get 3 + 1/2 level uses per day, and the duration is only one minute, but that's likely 3 + 1/2 level fights per day if you do things right. Treacherous Blow: Because you're limited to a single immediate action per round, this won't let you use Dirty Trick more often, it simply provides a way to use it when your target isn't denied their attack bonus. 22 Whenever a particularly imposing intelligent weapon controls the mind of its wielder for long enough, spiritual echoes of this dominance can have strange resonances throughout that wielder’s bloodline for generations to come. However, you don't have the Barbarian's hit points to fall back on when you drop your AC, so don't plan to spend all of your time charging. Shattering Strike (Ex): If you like to sunder things, this is nice. Shield Mastery (Ex): DR 5/- is great, and you basically don't exist without a shield. You can armor your mount much better than other classes, which seems like it would make the roughrider a good tank. Flexible Flanker (Ex): Not terribly important for you, but your rogues will be very happy. Each base class in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game draws upon a central idea—a basic concept representing a commonly held understanding of what a character of a certain class should be—and is designed to be a foundation for a wide array of characters. Still others learn the ways of weaponcraft to hone their bodies in battle and prove their mettle in the forge of war. For most groups, the fighter forms a cornerstone of the party—indeed, for the earliest editions of the game, the fighter was a quarter of the available classes. It may be worth spending a feat on medium armor proficiency so that you can use mithral breastplate, but without Armor Training, you won't be able to move at full normal speed in medium and heavy armor. Hawkeye (Ex): The bonus on perception checks is nice since Perception is so important, but the range increment bonus doesn't matter much since bows already have extremely good range. Traveller SRD The additional skill selections change the fighter from a big dumb brute into a cunning tactician, or potentially an officer. Many still consider the archetypal party to be one of a fighter, a cleric, a rogue, and a wizard. At 17th level you can use this ability against 2+dex modifier targets. Plus, it adds some value to a Ring of Evasion. | 3.5e SRD Strategic Training (Ex): Even with these skills, most players wiull probably dump intelligence. Leaping Lance (Ex): Aside from the extra +2 to hit, there is very little reason to use this ability. Archetype. Versatility is good, but because most fighters will use one weapon for their whole career this ability functionally identical to weapon training. If you want to use natural attacks, Barbarian is likely a better choice. Deft Shield (Ex): A neat trick, but using an animated shield is still a better idea. Replaced Features: Bravery, Weapon and Armor Proficiencies, Compatible Archetypes: Brawler, Crossbowman, Shielded Fighter, Thunderstriker, Two-Weapon Warrior. Tower Shield Training (Ex): The wording only mentions the maximum dexterity bonus on armor. With your insane strength and Power Attack, that is a truly scary chunk of numbers. For example, a fightercould not be both an armor master and a brawler, since both archetypes replace the weapon training 1 class feature with something different. Witches can pick up bonuses hexes with a feat. By this point your Dexterity should be fairly impressive. This lets you freely charge through your allies. These abilities also make Brawlers an incredible mage hunter. Hammer and Anvil (Ex): Effectively a +1 to attacking while using two-weapon fighting. | PF2 SRD. It is a free action to switch from holding a weapon one handed to holding it two handed, and there is no limitation on how often your can do this in a turn. 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Because of the timing of the Discoveries, you will have trouble getting Greater/Grand Mutagen at their earliest possible levels (12 and 16, respectively), so you may want to take Extra Discovery to get them early. The Martial Master addresses this issue by allowing the Fighter to gain some new Feats on the fly, allowing some small amount of ability to adapt the Fighter's abilities to whatever challenges present themselves. Otherwise, the Gladiator is totally uninteresting. When you get this ability, it nets +4 damage. 1: Races of Nature Unleashed (PF1), Aegis of Empires 5: Race for Shataakh-Uulm (Pathfinder RPG), Aegis of Empires 4: Legend of the Burning Star (PF1). Leaping Attack (Ex): Use your 5 foot step, and get weapon training with any weapon. I support a limited subset of Pathfinder's rules content. The +4 DC is pretty great, but very little in the archetype has led up to this ability. Greater Savage Charge (Ex): Now that you're dropping your AC proportionately less, charging becomes less risky for you. If everyone is ignoring you, you're not much of a tank. Your CMD should be insane by level 20, so being disarmed really shouldn't be a problem. Grab a level 1 commoner with a bow, have him shoot at you, and you get a free attack. Replaced Features: Armor Training (2, 3, 4), Bravery, Weapon Mastery, Weapon Training (1, 2, 3, 4). At this point you should have all of the Dirty Trick feats, which is great because Deadly Surprise is probably the best thing that has ever happened to the Dirty Trick maneuver. Deft Doublestrike (Ex): A free disarm, sunder, or trip attempt is nice, but you're probably not built for it. Class Features. I would reasonably assume that this also applies to the tower shield max dex, but check with your DM to be sure. The base idea behind the Thunderstriker is an abusive use of the rules. In theory, you could do this so many times that the friction of your repeated motion causes the atmosphere to combust. With some effort, you can use these skills to turn the fighter into the party's Face. The whole of the archetype works well together, and synergizes well with obvious feat choices like Step Up and Combat Reflexes. Ride Them Down (Ex): If your mount is better at doing damage than you (it shouldn't be), this is a great ability. Knockback Smash (Ex): This appears to stack with Shield Master, which is pretty incredible. Menacing Stance (Ex): This is the first signature ability for the brawler. Skills: Fighters get 2+ skills, and have a very short skill list. The TWF Fighter depends very heavily on full attacking, and lacks built-in options to get him into place to full attack. Is this using an archetype? Mounted Mettle (Ex): Weapon training bonuses for you and your mount as long as you're mounted or adjacent to your mount, which should be all of the time. So basically, you take a -5 to your attack rolls, and most likely do x4 damage. It's a neat idea, but using an animated shield so that you can use your polearm two-handed is a much better strategy. Razor-Sharp Chair Leg: Changing the damage type for your improvised weapons is cute, but rarely necessary. Bonus Feats: There aren't a lot of performance feats, but this gives you a little more versatility. Basically anything but this. If payback comes into play frequently, the fight likely isn't going well for you. Careful Claw (Ex): There aren't a lot of enemies which this ability will cover. Fighter Resiliency Feat 4. You have feats listed at 5, 7 and 11. Weapon and Armor Proficiency: This allows you to use a much wider variety of weapons while still benefiting form the Performance quality. The extra Weapon Training damage with spears is nice, but none of the other class abilities are particularly useful or interesting. They are fairly difficult to play, but when paired with a decent striker the Cad is a brutally effective option. Rapid Attack (Ex): Like a beautiful combination of pounce and spring attack. If you don't want another Fighter Archetype, you would be a fool not to take this. This is particularly useful against NPC wizards/sorcerers who don't typically need weapons. These fit the flavor of the Cad well, but the fighter's limited skill points don't give him a lot of room to enjoy these bonuses. Two-handed fighters give up all pretence of being a tank in favor of hitting things with a really big weapon. Weapon and Armor Proficiency: A fighter is proficient with all simple and martial weapons and with all armor (heavy, light, and medium) and shields (including tower shields).. So basically it's just the normal fighter class feature. Weapon Mastery (Ex): Decent, but considering no close weapon has a threat range greater than 20, it's not going to see a lot of use. Keep in mind that some of the style feats rely on the abilities provided by earlier abilities, so take care to select a feat which will function. Steadfast Pike (Ex): A bonus to attacks of opportunity and readied attacks really addresses the purpose of the archetype: Stand between the bad guys and your friends, and kill anyone who tries to get past you. Deadly Defense (Ex): I hope you brought combat expertise. Miraculous Recovery (Ex): At high levels, poison becomes more common on many monsters. Unlimited Endurance (Ex): When are you ever exhausted? Skills: The Cad add Acrobatics, Bluff, Escape Artist, Sleight of Hand, and Stealth to their skill list. The 10 minutes/level duration is annoying for Fighters who can usually spend all day fighting as long as their hit points stick around, but since most of your party members will likely also need to take breaks between encounters you should have time to prepare additional mutagens periodically throughout the day. Stand Firm (Ex): Bonuses to defend against some fairly rare combat maneuvers. Brawlers specialize in uding the Close weapon group, which doesn't feature a lot of good options. Witch Blade (A fighter archetype for Pathfinder) Dec 1. Safe Shot (Ex): Saves you the trouble of taking Point Blank Master. Tactician (Ex): Tactician is a cool way to take advantage of a teamwork feat. Weapon Mastery (Ex): crits with unarmed strikes are pretty boring. Oh, and it stacks with adamantine, which can bring you up to 15/-. Some of your abilities also expect that you wear light armor, which is dangerous since you can't use a shield. Cooperative Combatant (Ex): If you're using Aid Another, you're not doing something more helpful. However, when you're sundering you're not killing someone. So you need to go to the dedicated archetype page just to brows them all, which kinda' … Replaced Features: Armor Training (3, 4), Bonus Feat (1st), Bravery, Skills, Weapon and Armor Proficiency, Weapon Training (2, 3, 4). | 5th Edition SRD With no damage output, you must depend entirely on your feats to make you a meaningful threat. Get shield bash and two-weapon fighting, and be a sword-and-board fighter while using your sword in two hands. Still, most attacks against you will be melee attacks, and you will (hopefully) be full attacking most of the time. Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Monk weapons are weird and unique, but they do have a good selection of weapons which give bonuses to combat maneuvers, including Grapple. Giving up all but light armor is dissappointing. Once 10 minutes per level run out, the Mutation Warrior may have trouble keeping up with everyone else. The unarmed fighter picks up a weapon only rarely, and when he does, he prefers the weapons of the monk. Buckler Defense (Ex): This is essentially the Two-Weapon Shield feat, which is awful. Natural Weapon Mastery (Ex): Natural weapons typically have 20/x2 critical threat, and bumping it to 20/x3 isn't going to be very exciting. When going fighter/rogue, I prefer fighter 14/rogue 6, but you are maybe happier the other way round or going 50:50. So you're a very durable road block with no damage output. Archetypes allow you to expand the scope of your character’s class. Free Hand Fighters give up the sheer power of using both of your hands at once for the excitement of having one of your hands empty and useless. Mutagen Discovery (Su): Discoveries are a fantastic way to supplement your Mutagen, but you only get 4 (7, 11, 15, 19), so choose wisely. Equal Opportunity (Ex): You effectively get two attacks on an attack of opportunity, which is absolutely fantastic. On top of that, it requires that you use a shield, which limits your options. With some careful feat selection, this might be a workable build, but you likely won't match the Archer archetype's damage output. Archetypes The fighter's job is simple: Hurt the other guys (Striker), and keep them from getting to the squishy people behind the fighter (Defender). The close weapon group has very few fantasic options, which is unfortunate. Mutagen (Su): Fighters are all about their physical ability scores, and mutagens are a great way to enhance them. You get 3 + 1/2 level uses per day, and the duration is only one minute, but that's likely 3 + 1/2 level fights per day if you do things right. Treacherous Blow: Because you're limited to a single immediate action per round, this won't let you use Dirty Trick more often, it simply provides a way to use it when your target isn't denied their attack bonus. 22 Whenever a particularly imposing intelligent weapon controls the mind of its wielder for long enough, spiritual echoes of this dominance can have strange resonances throughout that wielder’s bloodline for generations to come. However, you don't have the Barbarian's hit points to fall back on when you drop your AC, so don't plan to spend all of your time charging. Shattering Strike (Ex): If you like to sunder things, this is nice. Shield Mastery (Ex): DR 5/- is great, and you basically don't exist without a shield. You can armor your mount much better than other classes, which seems like it would make the roughrider a good tank. Flexible Flanker (Ex): Not terribly important for you, but your rogues will be very happy. Each base class in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game draws upon a central idea—a basic concept representing a commonly held understanding of what a character of a certain class should be—and is designed to be a foundation for a wide array of characters. Still others learn the ways of weaponcraft to hone their bodies in battle and prove their mettle in the forge of war. For most groups, the fighter forms a cornerstone of the party—indeed, for the earliest editions of the game, the fighter was a quarter of the available classes. It may be worth spending a feat on medium armor proficiency so that you can use mithral breastplate, but without Armor Training, you won't be able to move at full normal speed in medium and heavy armor. Hawkeye (Ex): The bonus on perception checks is nice since Perception is so important, but the range increment bonus doesn't matter much since bows already have extremely good range. Traveller SRD The additional skill selections change the fighter from a big dumb brute into a cunning tactician, or potentially an officer. Many still consider the archetypal party to be one of a fighter, a cleric, a rogue, and a wizard. At 17th level you can use this ability against 2+dex modifier targets. Plus, it adds some value to a Ring of Evasion. | 3.5e SRD Strategic Training (Ex): Even with these skills, most players wiull probably dump intelligence. Leaping Lance (Ex): Aside from the extra +2 to hit, there is very little reason to use this ability. Archetype. Versatility is good, but because most fighters will use one weapon for their whole career this ability functionally identical to weapon training. If you want to use natural attacks, Barbarian is likely a better choice. Deft Shield (Ex): A neat trick, but using an animated shield is still a better idea. Replaced Features: Bravery, Weapon and Armor Proficiencies, Compatible Archetypes: Brawler, Crossbowman, Shielded Fighter, Thunderstriker, Two-Weapon Warrior. Tower Shield Training (Ex): The wording only mentions the maximum dexterity bonus on armor. With your insane strength and Power Attack, that is a truly scary chunk of numbers. For example, a fightercould not be both an armor master and a brawler, since both archetypes replace the weapon training 1 class feature with something different. Witches can pick up bonuses hexes with a feat. By this point your Dexterity should be fairly impressive. This lets you freely charge through your allies. These abilities also make Brawlers an incredible mage hunter. Hammer and Anvil (Ex): Effectively a +1 to attacking while using two-weapon fighting. | PF2 SRD. It is a free action to switch from holding a weapon one handed to holding it two handed, and there is no limitation on how often your can do this in a turn. 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| d20PFSRD However, be wary of the Mutagen's limited duration. If you are planning to multiclass into other classes, now is the time to do it. Lords of the battlefield, fightersare a disparate lot, training with many weapons or just one, perfecting the uses of armor, learning the fighting techniques of exotic masters, and studying the art of combat, all to shape themselves into living weapons. The problem with the tower shield specialist is that it doesn't actually do anything. Shield Fighter (Ex): Weapon training with shields. Steadfast Mount (Ex): Since you don't get an actual mount ability, it's important to keep your mount alive. Deceptive Strike (Ex): The bonus to disarm is nice, but why would you ever want to feint instead of attacking? The Mutation Warrior is a really fun concept, and the statistical bonuses provided by Mutagen are really fantastic for a martial class like the Fighter. The gladiator is a relatively simple archetype that lets you take performance feats as fighter bonus feats, grants Perform as a class skill, and provides extra victory points for use with performance combat. | d20 Anime SRD Since you're level 5, you have more feats to choose from than the Cavalier does at level 1. Removing the armor check penalty not only makes it easier for you to ride, but it increases your bonus for mounted combat, which makes you better able to protect your mount. Others do battle to prove themselves, to protect others, or because they know nothing else. As you continue selecting fighter archetype class feats, you continue to gain additional Hit Points in this way. At level 16, it nets +5. Shop the Open Gaming Store! Armor Master makes you very durable, but really the only meaningful contributions are the DR and Fortification. 5 and 11 can be the extra feats at 6 and 12, but I can’t place the 7) feat. Allowing you to do it as an immediate action is useful if you're low in initative order. The combination of abilities makes the Tactician dependant on all 6 ability scores, which makes it very difficult to be good at anything. Just looking at Fighter, and PFSRDS Paizo Fighter Archetype page, you'll notice a number of archetypes, such as the Aerial Assaaulter, are missing from the archetype table entirely. Not only can people not get away from you, you get an attack of opportunity when they try. Weapon Guard (Ex): Not a lot of enemies are going to use disarm or sunder against you. Sweeping Fend (Ex): Bull rush is situational, and if you want to trip you have plenty of options. In 3.5, this was actually the best way to be a Monk since the Monk class was fairly horrible. Steal can be situationally useful, but I find that there are generally more important things to do in combat than pick people's pockets. Weapon Training (Ex): It works just like the normal class feature, but you have to use two-handed weapons. Dirty trick is, by default, a Standard Action. Make sure to take traits to get Acrobatics as a class skill, and take the Dodge and Mobility feats so that you can move around the battlefield safely. Penetrating Shot (Ex): I certainly hope you took Improved Critical. Close Control (Ex): Bull Rush, Drag, and Reposition are only situationally useful, and all do effectively the same thing: move the enemy from point A to point B. With some decent feat choices, you can really fill the fighter's key role as Tank and still have some reasonable damage output. Overhand Chop (Ex): Your strength bonus should be huge (20 at first level is a good starting point), so this makes your charges and single attacks a bit more powerful. Improved Buckler Defense (Ex): This allows you to keep your shield bonus to ac from your buckler while still using your weapon two-handed. I strongly recommend reading my Practical Guide to Vital Strike if you plan to play a Crossbowman. The Crossbowman is a very difficult build. Tower Shield Evasion (Ex): Evasion at level 16 isn't great since you probably should have evasion on a ring by then. You gain a 1st- or 2nd-level fighter feat. You need to get into combat quickly, so your movement speed is important. Trench Fighter: Armor Training 1-4: Advances in technology have made archaic armors … | GumshoeSRD Many players may find this boring due to the lack of mechanical complexity, but it's hard to argue with this archetype's sheer damage output. Acrobatics isn't a class skill, which is annoying, but you can fix that with a trait. Tough Guy (Ex): The DR against non-lethal damage is irrelevant, but the DR against grapple damage is pretty fantastic. Now, the Unarmed Fighter is a master of grappling, and gets to use the Dirty Trick maneuver for free several times at high levels. You can also bull rush, which can prevent the enemy from full attacking. Spinning Lance (Ex): This allows you to threaten adjacent squares without a weird gimick. | Swords and Wizardry SRD Alchemist - Chiurgeon, Grenadier, Vivisectionist Barbarian - Armored Hulk, Mad Dog, Invulnerable Rager Bard - Archaeologist, Flame Dancer, Thunder Caller Cleric - Herald Caller, Ecclesitheurge, Crusader Druid - Blight Druid, Defender of the True World, Feyspeaker Fighter - Aldori … Proficiencies: Fighters are proficient with basically everything except exotic weapons. The Fighter Basics in Pathfinder: Kingmaker The classic Fighter in action. Critical Specialist (Ex): Suddenly you need to be good at critical hits. While these abilities are tempting, the archetype doesn't offer any offensive abilities or area control abilities. This makes critical hits with crossbows really exciting, but it's fairly difficult to set up, and it's certainly not reliable until you get Weapon Mastery. It's a weird trade-off, and it's difficult to introduce this late in the game because of its implications for your build and tactics. Despite an impressively generic name ("Good Fighter" is basically a synonym), the Martial Master may be the best thing that has happened to Fighters since Pathfinder was published. Unarmed Style: Unarmed strike is basically a given, but the free style feat is fantastic since "he unarmed fighter need not meet all the prerequisites of the style feat he chooses". The use of magic is a popular mechanical choice in the Pathfinder RPG. The abilities are almost purely numerical bonuses, so the Two-Handed Fighter is essentially just a very scary ball of numbers. This makes Unflinching totally irrelevant, but I don't think anyone minds. It's marginally more important when you get Treacherous Blow later, but still not a huge bonus. Archetypes. Quick Sniper (Ex): The bonus to sniping is nice, but Stealth isn't a class skill for you, and the archetype doesn't add it. Eye Gouge (Ex): Conveniently, you begin your turn grappled even if you started the grapple. Trying to recreate it at level 8, and I see an extra feat. Most enemies won't need flanking to be scary, but this can be great if you fight a lot of rogues. You can take an attack opportunity as someone enters your reach, shorten your grip as an immediate action, then take more attacks of opportunity as they attempt to move past you. Singleton (Ex): Weapon training with anything you use in one hand. Indomitable Steed (Ex): DR 5/- is amazing at any level. Weapon Training (Ex): Weapon training with only one weapon. Shield Buffet (Ex): The initial version of this ability is totally useless. I'm still confused why Daggers aren't a Close weapon. In all seriousness, the Thunderstriker's key mechanic is to shield bash with a buckler, then use a free action to use their primary weapon two-handed, then return to holding their weapon one handed in order to use their buckler as a shield. Step Aside (Ex): Basically the opposite of Step Up, this ensures that you can always keep enemies in your weapon reach, but out of theirs. The Two-Weapon Warrior adds abilities which allow the Fighter to make additional attacks after moving, dramatically improving the Fighter's mobility. The Dragoon is really bad past a level 1 class dip. Recent Changes Immediate Repositioning (Ex): You can't use it to interrupt an attack, but you can use it to interrupt blast effects, giving you total cover. Giving up Weapon Mastery and Armor Mastery is somewhat disappointing, but a clever player can make excellent use of Martial Flexibility. Posted by okcstephens. It's unfortunate that it doesn't apply to attacks of opportunity, charges, or Doublestrike, but it works when you need it most. However, it only works with the feat which you receive as part of the ability. However, you give up full attacks to use it, so to do meaningful damage you need to find ways to add a ton of damage to single attacks. Complete information for all 22 Pathfinder 2 archetypes published to date including their descriptions and archetype feats. Keep in mind that natural weapons count, so this isn't particularly useful against most monsters. As it stands, this is absolutely awful. If you are using combat expertise, this effectively becomes Improved Uncanny Dodge. With Quick Dirty Trick, you can make a single dirty trick attempt per turn in place of your attack with highest base attack bonus, a limitation which isn't placed on other combat maneuvers like Trip and Disarm. These are not archetype class feats (for instance, to determine the number of Hit Points you gain from the Fighter Resiliency archetype feat). Assuming your DM is a reasonable person, this means that the max dexterity on a tower shield goes up to +4, and scales with level. Unflinching (Ex): Mind-affecting effects make up most will save effects, so this will get a lot of mileage. This is the fighter trying to be a Monk. Payback: While certainly in keeping with the flavor of the archetype, this is strictly worse than Weapon Training. Some take up arms for glory, wealth, or revenge. | OGN Articles The +3 damage is two points higher than the normal weapon training bonus, which makes Close weapons roughly equivalent to most one-handed weapons in terms of damage. Wee. Unbreakable Fighters are very good at saving throws and resisting mind-affecting effects. The fighter archetype grants access to great feats for characters focusing on any combat style, and it’s particularly helpful for characters looking to diversify their offensive abilities or … However, you give up heavy armor proficiency. So for the purposes of this guide, it is going to presume that the player wants to make a pure Fighter and will not be doing any multiclassing. Combined with the Step Up and Disruptive feats, you are going to be very problematic for spellcasters. Tyler's Pathfinder Guides. Archetypes Source Core Rulebook pg. Feinting much less so. This guide shows class tier ranked in Pathfinder: Kingmaker. If you spend a feat to gain exotic weapon proficiency with the madu, this moves up into green territory. Allowing your mount to wear medium barding without losing speed is also a great benefit, but your horse likely isn't proficient with medium armor, so you need to maker a concious trade between defense or offense. About as useful as Bravery. Skills: Perform is cute, but it doesn't get you much. Defensive Flurry (Ex): It's a bit cruel that this isn't just a normal dodge bonus to AC when you full attack. Races of Pathfinder: An Optimization Guide. By using your feats, you can get away with a wide range of fighting styles. The Roughrider archetype is a weird idea. If you actually want to disarm, you should have improved and greater disarm by now, so you can just disarm in place of an attack instead of using a move action. Combined with Penetrating Shot, this might see a fair bit of action. | The Modern Path SRD This makes it even better. As you enhance it, this gets progressively better. Immunity to staggered is considerably better, but still situational. Close Combatant (Ex): The bonus to attacks is basically the same as weapon training. In addition, you need to be Fighting Defensively, using Combat Expertise, or using Full Defense to get the benefit. They have spent long years mastering the Aldori dueling sword, pitting themselves against other dueling swords and all manner of weaponry besides. In addition, you're much better at using piecemeal armor. Armored Charger (Ex): Protecting yourself and your mount is a crucial part of fighting while mounted, but armor check penalties add up quickly. Replaced Features: Bonus Feats (1st), Armor Training (2, 3, 4) Tower Shield Proficiency, Weapon Training. Phalanx Fighting is the archetype's signature trick, but an animated shield makes much of the archetype pointless. This is marginally better, but still only situationally useful. Interference (Ex): It's better than feinting, but you still have no real reason to feint. Classes‎ > ‎Core Classes‎ > ‎Fighter‎ > ‎Archetypes‎ > ‎Paizo - Fighter Archetypes‎ > ‎ Martial Master There are those who learn the fighting arts though countless hours of repetition and training, while others seem to pick up new stances and forms as if they were born to them. Craven Combatant: You're going to have Combat Expertise for your combat maneuver feats, and you will likely be using it to compensate for your lack of medium and heavy armor. No Escape (Ex): Combined with Step Up, this ability is absolutely fantastic. Because of the timing of the Discoveries, you will have trouble getting Greater/Grand Mutagen at their earliest possible levels (12 and 16, respectively), so you may want to take Extra Discovery to get them early. The Martial Master addresses this issue by allowing the Fighter to gain some new Feats on the fly, allowing some small amount of ability to adapt the Fighter's abilities to whatever challenges present themselves. Otherwise, the Gladiator is totally uninteresting. When you get this ability, it nets +4 damage. 1: Races of Nature Unleashed (PF1), Aegis of Empires 5: Race for Shataakh-Uulm (Pathfinder RPG), Aegis of Empires 4: Legend of the Burning Star (PF1). Leaping Attack (Ex): Use your 5 foot step, and get weapon training with any weapon. I support a limited subset of Pathfinder's rules content. The +4 DC is pretty great, but very little in the archetype has led up to this ability. Greater Savage Charge (Ex): Now that you're dropping your AC proportionately less, charging becomes less risky for you. If everyone is ignoring you, you're not much of a tank. Your CMD should be insane by level 20, so being disarmed really shouldn't be a problem. Grab a level 1 commoner with a bow, have him shoot at you, and you get a free attack. Replaced Features: Armor Training (2, 3, 4), Bravery, Weapon Mastery, Weapon Training (1, 2, 3, 4). At this point you should have all of the Dirty Trick feats, which is great because Deadly Surprise is probably the best thing that has ever happened to the Dirty Trick maneuver. Deft Doublestrike (Ex): A free disarm, sunder, or trip attempt is nice, but you're probably not built for it. Class Features. I would reasonably assume that this also applies to the tower shield max dex, but check with your DM to be sure. The base idea behind the Thunderstriker is an abusive use of the rules. In theory, you could do this so many times that the friction of your repeated motion causes the atmosphere to combust. With some effort, you can use these skills to turn the fighter into the party's Face. The whole of the archetype works well together, and synergizes well with obvious feat choices like Step Up and Combat Reflexes. Ride Them Down (Ex): If your mount is better at doing damage than you (it shouldn't be), this is a great ability. Knockback Smash (Ex): This appears to stack with Shield Master, which is pretty incredible. Menacing Stance (Ex): This is the first signature ability for the brawler. Skills: Fighters get 2+ skills, and have a very short skill list. The TWF Fighter depends very heavily on full attacking, and lacks built-in options to get him into place to full attack. Is this using an archetype? Mounted Mettle (Ex): Weapon training bonuses for you and your mount as long as you're mounted or adjacent to your mount, which should be all of the time. So basically, you take a -5 to your attack rolls, and most likely do x4 damage. It's a neat idea, but using an animated shield so that you can use your polearm two-handed is a much better strategy. Razor-Sharp Chair Leg: Changing the damage type for your improvised weapons is cute, but rarely necessary. Bonus Feats: There aren't a lot of performance feats, but this gives you a little more versatility. Basically anything but this. If payback comes into play frequently, the fight likely isn't going well for you. Careful Claw (Ex): There aren't a lot of enemies which this ability will cover. Fighter Resiliency Feat 4. You have feats listed at 5, 7 and 11. Weapon and Armor Proficiency: This allows you to use a much wider variety of weapons while still benefiting form the Performance quality. The extra Weapon Training damage with spears is nice, but none of the other class abilities are particularly useful or interesting. They are fairly difficult to play, but when paired with a decent striker the Cad is a brutally effective option. Rapid Attack (Ex): Like a beautiful combination of pounce and spring attack. If you don't want another Fighter Archetype, you would be a fool not to take this. This is particularly useful against NPC wizards/sorcerers who don't typically need weapons. These fit the flavor of the Cad well, but the fighter's limited skill points don't give him a lot of room to enjoy these bonuses. Two-handed fighters give up all pretence of being a tank in favor of hitting things with a really big weapon. Weapon and Armor Proficiency: A fighter is proficient with all simple and martial weapons and with all armor (heavy, light, and medium) and shields (including tower shields).. So basically it's just the normal fighter class feature. Weapon Mastery (Ex): Decent, but considering no close weapon has a threat range greater than 20, it's not going to see a lot of use. Keep in mind that some of the style feats rely on the abilities provided by earlier abilities, so take care to select a feat which will function. Steadfast Pike (Ex): A bonus to attacks of opportunity and readied attacks really addresses the purpose of the archetype: Stand between the bad guys and your friends, and kill anyone who tries to get past you. Deadly Defense (Ex): I hope you brought combat expertise. Miraculous Recovery (Ex): At high levels, poison becomes more common on many monsters. Unlimited Endurance (Ex): When are you ever exhausted? Skills: The Cad add Acrobatics, Bluff, Escape Artist, Sleight of Hand, and Stealth to their skill list. The 10 minutes/level duration is annoying for Fighters who can usually spend all day fighting as long as their hit points stick around, but since most of your party members will likely also need to take breaks between encounters you should have time to prepare additional mutagens periodically throughout the day. Stand Firm (Ex): Bonuses to defend against some fairly rare combat maneuvers. Brawlers specialize in uding the Close weapon group, which doesn't feature a lot of good options. Witch Blade (A fighter archetype for Pathfinder) Dec 1. Safe Shot (Ex): Saves you the trouble of taking Point Blank Master. Tactician (Ex): Tactician is a cool way to take advantage of a teamwork feat. Weapon Mastery (Ex): crits with unarmed strikes are pretty boring. Oh, and it stacks with adamantine, which can bring you up to 15/-. Some of your abilities also expect that you wear light armor, which is dangerous since you can't use a shield. Cooperative Combatant (Ex): If you're using Aid Another, you're not doing something more helpful. However, when you're sundering you're not killing someone. So you need to go to the dedicated archetype page just to brows them all, which kinda' … Replaced Features: Armor Training (3, 4), Bonus Feat (1st), Bravery, Skills, Weapon and Armor Proficiency, Weapon Training (2, 3, 4). | 5th Edition SRD With no damage output, you must depend entirely on your feats to make you a meaningful threat. Get shield bash and two-weapon fighting, and be a sword-and-board fighter while using your sword in two hands. Still, most attacks against you will be melee attacks, and you will (hopefully) be full attacking most of the time. Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Monk weapons are weird and unique, but they do have a good selection of weapons which give bonuses to combat maneuvers, including Grapple. Giving up all but light armor is dissappointing. Once 10 minutes per level run out, the Mutation Warrior may have trouble keeping up with everyone else. The unarmed fighter picks up a weapon only rarely, and when he does, he prefers the weapons of the monk. Buckler Defense (Ex): This is essentially the Two-Weapon Shield feat, which is awful. Natural Weapon Mastery (Ex): Natural weapons typically have 20/x2 critical threat, and bumping it to 20/x3 isn't going to be very exciting. When going fighter/rogue, I prefer fighter 14/rogue 6, but you are maybe happier the other way round or going 50:50. So you're a very durable road block with no damage output. Archetypes allow you to expand the scope of your character’s class. Free Hand Fighters give up the sheer power of using both of your hands at once for the excitement of having one of your hands empty and useless. Mutagen Discovery (Su): Discoveries are a fantastic way to supplement your Mutagen, but you only get 4 (7, 11, 15, 19), so choose wisely. Equal Opportunity (Ex): You effectively get two attacks on an attack of opportunity, which is absolutely fantastic. On top of that, it requires that you use a shield, which limits your options. With some careful feat selection, this might be a workable build, but you likely won't match the Archer archetype's damage output. Archetypes The fighter's job is simple: Hurt the other guys (Striker), and keep them from getting to the squishy people behind the fighter (Defender). The close weapon group has very few fantasic options, which is unfortunate. Mutagen (Su): Fighters are all about their physical ability scores, and mutagens are a great way to enhance them. You get 3 + 1/2 level uses per day, and the duration is only one minute, but that's likely 3 + 1/2 level fights per day if you do things right. Treacherous Blow: Because you're limited to a single immediate action per round, this won't let you use Dirty Trick more often, it simply provides a way to use it when your target isn't denied their attack bonus. 22 Whenever a particularly imposing intelligent weapon controls the mind of its wielder for long enough, spiritual echoes of this dominance can have strange resonances throughout that wielder’s bloodline for generations to come. However, you don't have the Barbarian's hit points to fall back on when you drop your AC, so don't plan to spend all of your time charging. Shattering Strike (Ex): If you like to sunder things, this is nice. Shield Mastery (Ex): DR 5/- is great, and you basically don't exist without a shield. You can armor your mount much better than other classes, which seems like it would make the roughrider a good tank. Flexible Flanker (Ex): Not terribly important for you, but your rogues will be very happy. Each base class in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game draws upon a central idea—a basic concept representing a commonly held understanding of what a character of a certain class should be—and is designed to be a foundation for a wide array of characters. Still others learn the ways of weaponcraft to hone their bodies in battle and prove their mettle in the forge of war. For most groups, the fighter forms a cornerstone of the party—indeed, for the earliest editions of the game, the fighter was a quarter of the available classes. It may be worth spending a feat on medium armor proficiency so that you can use mithral breastplate, but without Armor Training, you won't be able to move at full normal speed in medium and heavy armor. Hawkeye (Ex): The bonus on perception checks is nice since Perception is so important, but the range increment bonus doesn't matter much since bows already have extremely good range. Traveller SRD The additional skill selections change the fighter from a big dumb brute into a cunning tactician, or potentially an officer. Many still consider the archetypal party to be one of a fighter, a cleric, a rogue, and a wizard. At 17th level you can use this ability against 2+dex modifier targets. Plus, it adds some value to a Ring of Evasion. | 3.5e SRD Strategic Training (Ex): Even with these skills, most players wiull probably dump intelligence. Leaping Lance (Ex): Aside from the extra +2 to hit, there is very little reason to use this ability. Archetype. Versatility is good, but because most fighters will use one weapon for their whole career this ability functionally identical to weapon training. If you want to use natural attacks, Barbarian is likely a better choice. Deft Shield (Ex): A neat trick, but using an animated shield is still a better idea. Replaced Features: Bravery, Weapon and Armor Proficiencies, Compatible Archetypes: Brawler, Crossbowman, Shielded Fighter, Thunderstriker, Two-Weapon Warrior. Tower Shield Training (Ex): The wording only mentions the maximum dexterity bonus on armor. With your insane strength and Power Attack, that is a truly scary chunk of numbers. For example, a fightercould not be both an armor master and a brawler, since both archetypes replace the weapon training 1 class feature with something different. Witches can pick up bonuses hexes with a feat. By this point your Dexterity should be fairly impressive. This lets you freely charge through your allies. These abilities also make Brawlers an incredible mage hunter. Hammer and Anvil (Ex): Effectively a +1 to attacking while using two-weapon fighting. | PF2 SRD. It is a free action to switch from holding a weapon one handed to holding it two handed, and there is no limitation on how often your can do this in a turn. 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