Fighter is a class in Pathfinder: Kingmaker. SHORT introduction.
"Some take up arms for glory, wealth, or revenge. Others do battle to prove themselves, to protect others, or because they know nothing else. Still others learn the ways of weaponcraft to hone their bodies in battle and prove their mettle in the forge of war. Lords of the battlefield, fighters are 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. Far more than mere thugs, these skilled warriors reveal the true deadliness of their weapons, turning hunks of metal into arms capable of taming kingdoms, slaughtering monsters, and rousing the hearts of armies. Soldiers, knights, hunters, and artists of war, fighters are unparalleled champions, and woe to those who dare stand against them."
Fighter Tips & Builds
Role: Fighters excel at combat—defeating their enemies, controlling the flow of battle, and surviving such sorties themselves. While their specific weapons and methods grant them a wide variety of tactics, few can match fighters for sheer battle prowess.
Hit Die: d10.
Skill Ranks Per Level: 2 + Int modifier.
Base Attack Bonus
|Level 1||+1||+2||0||0||Bonus feat|
|Level 2||+2||+3||0||0||Bonus feat, bravery +1|
|Level 3||+3||+3||+1||+1||Armor training|
|Level 4||+4||+4||+1||+1||Bonus feat|
|Level 5||+5||+4||+1||+1||Weapon training|
|Level 6||+6/+1||+5||+2||+2||Bonus feat, bravery +2|
|Level 7||+7/+2||+5||+2||+2||Armor training|
|Level 8||+8/+3||+6||+2||+2||Bonus feat|
|Level 9||+9/+4||+6||+3||+3||Weapon training|
|Level 10||+10/+5||+7||+3||+3||Bonus feat, bravery +3|
|Level 11||+11/+6/+1||+7||+3||+3||Armor training|
|Level 12||+12/+7/+2||+8||+4||+4||Bonus feat|
|Level 13||+13/+8/+3||+8||+4||+4||Weapon training|
|Level 14||+14/+9/+4||+9||+4||+4||Bonus feat, bravery +4|
|Level 15||+15/+10/+5||+9||+5||+5||Armor training|
|Level 16||+16/+11/+6/+1||+10||+5||+5||Bonus feat|
|Level 17||+17/+12/+7/+2||+10||+5||+5||Weapon training|
|Level 18||+18/+13/+8/+3||+11||+6||+6||Bonus feat, bravery +5|
|Level 19||+19/+14/+9/+4||+11||+6||+6||Armor mastery|
|Level 20||+20/+15/+10/+5||+12||+6||+6||Bonus feat, Weapon mastery|
At 1st level, and at every even level thereafter, a fighter gains a bonus feat in addition to those gained from normal advancement (meaning that the fighter gains a feat at every level). These bonus feats must be selected from those listed as Combat Feats, sometimes also called “fighter bonus feats.”
Upon reaching 4th level, and every four levels thereafter (8th,12th. and so on), a fighter can choose to learn a new bonus feat in place of a bonus feat he has already learned. In effect, the fighter loses the bonus feat in exchange for the new one. The old feat cannot be one that was used as prerequisite for another feat, prestige class, or other ability. A fighter can only change one feat at my given level and must choose whether or not to swap the feat at the time he gains a new bonus feat for the level.
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.
Advanced Armor Training: Beginning at 7th level, instead of increasing the benefits provided by armor training (reducing his armor’s check penalty by 1 and increasing its maximum Dexterity bonus by 1), a fighter can choose an advanced armor training option (see Advanced Armor Training below) . If the fighter does so, he still gains the ability to move at his normal speed while wearing medium armor at 3rd level, and while wearing heavy armor at 7th level.
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.
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 his 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. Advanced weapons trainning begins at 9th.
Armor Mastery (Ex)
At 19th level, a fighter gains Damage Reduction 5/— whenever he is wearing armor or using a shield.
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.