So I really like the shielded gauntlet style feats for a character I'm developing and I would like some help getting it online in fairly short order.
I don't need high end DPR but the character needs to offer competent damage.
So far what I have is defense with the occasional slap from shielded gauntlet and the actual primary weapon being either a starknife or a rapier (I'm flexible as to which), dexterity should be the offensive driving force.
Mixing styles is not required, but I would like to.
Two weapon fighting is also acceptable but not required or even sought.
The paths I'm thinking are:
Use swashbuckler. Either Inspiring Blade or Flying Blade archetypes would fit the flavor. Problems are getting enough feats.
Use Magus for offense (going black blade and kensai). The black blade would be a rapier in all likelihood and the kensai focus would be for the gauntlet. Problems include getting shield proficiency.
Some flavor of bard. Feats are the primary issue here as well.
Other styles I'm looking at:
Outslug -- Gives 10 foot steps, improves defenses even more and offers a bit of bonus damage.
Startoss Style -- offers good bonus damage and extra hits when I make ranged attacks, however gets very feat expensive.
Upsetting Shield style -- Using the gauntlet as a buckler, and using the gauntlet(buckler) as a light shield in order to get missile and ray shield. Very feat expensive, and likely to be discarded.
I really like the idea of going startoss using a starknife.