All right, two changes. First off, the Profession skill is now officially removed from my game. If you want benefits from something like it, you can essentially just take it for free as part of your background; if it's reasonable for you to be able to do something Profession-y, you can, no skill points required.
The second, and much larger: I mentioned in Other Journies that I was going to be tweaking the Fighter class to make it more interesting, and give it a bit more to help it keep up. This isn't a complete
fix, and more may come in the future, but for now this is what the Fighter class will look like in Planewalkers. This change will apply to everyone with Fighter levels, and anyone with levels in Fighter that wishes to reselect skills or feats with the new changes is free to do so. Credit goes to The Gaming Den
for the majority of the changes.
Every alignment has its share of Fighters, however more Fighters are of Lawful alignment than of Chaotic Alignment.Races:
Every humanoid race has warriors, but actual Fighters
are rarer in societies that don't value logistics and planning. So while there are many Fighters among the Hobgoblins, Dwarves, and Fire Giants, a Fighter is rarely seen among the ranks of the Orcs, Gnomes, or Ogres.Starting Gold:
6d6x10 gp (210 gold)Starting Age:
As Fighter.Hit Die:
The Fighter's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Acrobatics (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Handle Animal (Cha), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (all skills individually) (Int), Perception (Wis) Ride (Dex), Sense Motive (Wis), Stealth (Dex), Survival (Wis), and Swim (Str).Skills/Level:
6 + Intelligence BonusBAB:
Fort: Good; Reflex: Good; Will: GoodLevel, Benefit1
Bonus Feat, Combat Focus, Weapons Experience2
Bonus Feat, Bravery +13
Armor Training 1, Problem Solver, Pack Mule4
Active Assault, Weapon Training 16
Bonus Feat, Bravery +27
Armor Training 2, Forge Lore, Improved Delay8
Foil Action, Weapon Training 210
Bonus Feat, Bravery +311
Armor Training 3, Lunging Attacks12
Array of Stunts, Weapon Training 314
Bonus Feat, Bravery +415
Armor Training 4, Greater Combat Focus16
Improved Foil Action, Weapon Training 418
Bonus Feat, Bravery +519
Armor Mastery, Intense Focus, Supreme Combat Focus20
Bonus Feat, Weapon Mastery
All of the following are Class Features of the Fighter class:Weapon and Armor Proficiency:
Fighters are proficient with all simple and Martial Weapons. Fighters are proficient with Light, Medium, and Heavy Armor and with Shields and Great Shields.Weapons Experience (Ex):
Fighters train obsessively with armor and weapons of all kinds, and using a new weapon is easy and fun. By practicing with a weapon he is not proficient with for a day, a Fighter may permanently gain proficiency with that weapon by succeeding at an Intelligence check DC 10 (you may not take 10 on this check).Combat Focus (Ex):
A Fighter is at his best when the chips are down and everything is going to Baator in a handbasket. When the world is on fire, a Fighter keeps his head better than anyone. If the Fighter is in a situation that is stressful and/or dangerous enough that he would normally be unable to "take 10" on skill checks, he may spend a Swift Action to gain Combat Focus. A Fighter may end his Combat Focus at any time to reroll any die roll he makes, and if not used it ends on its own after a number of rounds equal to his Base Attack Bonus.Bravery (Ex):
Starting at 2nd level, a Fighter gains a +1 bonus on Will saves against fear. This bonus increases by +1 for every four levels beyond 2nd.Armor Training (Ex):
Starting at 3rd level, a Fighter learns to be more maneuverable while wearing armor. Whenever he is wearing armor, he reduces the armor check penalty by 1 (to a minimum of 0) and increases the maximum Dexterity bonus allowed by his armor by 1. Every four levels thereafter (7th, 11th, and 15th), these bonuses increase by +1 each time, to a maximum –4 reduction of the armor check penalty and a +4 increase of the maximum Dexterity bonus allowed.
In addition, a fighter can also move at his normal speed while wearing medium armor. At 7th level, a fighter can move at his normal speed while wearing heavy armor.Problem Solver (Ex):
A Fighter of 3rd level can draw upon his intense and diverse training to respond to almost any situation. As a Swift action, he may choose any [Combat] feat he meets the prerequisites for and use it for a number of rounds equal to his base attack bonus. This ability may be used once per hour.Pack Mule (Ex):
Fighters are used to long journeys with a heavy pack and the use of a wide variety of weaponry and equipment. A 3rd level Fighter suffers no penalties for carrying a medium load, and may retrieve stored items from his person without provoking an attack of opportunity.Active Assault (Ex):
A 5th level Fighter can flawlessly place himself where he is most needed in combat. He may take a 5 foot step as an immediate action. This is in addition to any other movement he takes during his turn, even another 5 foot step.Weapon Training (Ex):
Starting at 5th level, a fighter can select one group of weapons, as noted below. Whenever he attacks with a weapon from this group, he gains a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls. Further, should the fighter possess any weapon-specific feats for a weapon in this group, it applies to all weapons in the group.
Every four levels thereafter (9th, 13th, and 17th), a fighter becomes further trained in another group of weapons. He gains a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls when using a weapon from this group. In addition, the bonuses granted by previous weapon groups increase by +1 each. For example, when a fighter reaches 9th level, he receives a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls with one weapon group and a +2 bonus on attack and damage rolls with the weapon group selected at 5th level. Bonuses granted from overlapping groups do not stack. Take the highest bonus granted for a weapon if it resides in two or more groups.
A fighter also adds this bonus to any combat maneuver checks made with weapons from this group. This bonus also applies to the fighter’s Combat Maneuver Defense when defending against disarm and sunder attempts made against weapons from this group.Forge Lore:
A 7th level Fighter can produce magical weapons and equipment as if he had a Caster Level equal to his ranks in Craft.Improved Delay (Ex):
A Fighter of 7th level may delay his action in one round without compromising his Initiative in the next round. In addition, a Fighter may interrupt another action with his delayed action like it was a readied action (though he does not have to announce his intentions before hand).Foil Action (Ex):
A 9th level Fighter may attempt to monkeywrench any action an opponent is taking. The Fighter may throw sand into a beholder's eye, bat aside a key spell component, or strike a weapon hand with a thrown object, but the result is the same: the opponent's action is wasted, and any spell slots, limited ability uses, or the like used to power it are expended. A Fighter must be within 30 feet of his opponent to use this ability, and must hit with a touch attack or ranged touch attack. On a successful attack, the target must succeed on a reflex save of DC 10 + the fighter's class levels or the action is lost. Using Foil Action is an Immediate action. A Fighter may not wait until an action is partially completed before deciding to attempt to foil the action, but must instead attempt to foil an action as it is declared. Note that this means that a Fighter may not foil a Full Attack (because it is not declared until after it has already begun), nor may he foil a move or charge action that began out of range.
At 17th level, Foil Action may be used at up to 60 feet.Lunging Attacks (Ex):
The battlefield is an extremely dangerous place, and 11th level Fighters are expected to hold off Elder Elementals, Hezrous, and Hamatulas. Fighters of this level may add 5 feet to the reach of any of their weapons.Array of Stunts (Ex):
A 13th level Fighter may take one extra Immediate Action between his turns without sacrificing a Swift action during his next turn.Greater Combat Focus (Ex):
At 15th level, a Fighter may voluntarily expend his Combat Focus as a non-action to suppress any status effect or ongoing spell effect on himself for his Base Attack Bonus in rounds.Armor Mastery (Ex):
At 19th level, a fighter gains DR 10/— whenever he is wearing armor or using a shield.Intense Focus (Ex):
A 19th level Fighter may take an extra Swift Action each round (in addition to the extra Immediate Action he can take from Array of Stunts).Supreme Combat Focus (Ex):
A 19th level Fighter may expend his Combat Focus as a non-action to take 20 on any die roll. He must elect to use Supreme Combat Focus before rolling the die.Weapon Mastery (Ex):
At 20th level, a fighter chooses one weapon, such as the longsword, greataxe, or longbow. Any attacks made with that weapon automatically confirm all critical threats and have their damage multiplier increased by 1 (×2 becomes ×3, for example). In addition, he cannot be disarmed while wielding a weapon of this type.