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RPG Superstar 6 Season Marathon Voter, 7 Season Marathon Voter, 8 Season Marathon Voter, 9 Season Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 1,491 posts. No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 4 Pathfinder Society characters.


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Durable arrows don't break.

I would say start describing the arrows...but that would get boring fast. It bounces off, or sticks into some armor, grazes an unprotected spot, misses, cuts an ear off. That's just one full attack.

Deflects off a cliff, washes away in the water,the wind carries it off to who knows where, a surprise eagle grabs it for it's nest....

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My opinion, which might be worth nothing,

Errata on items should be admit it was a bad concept and remove it or fix the price, feats should be similar, add a "special: all prerequisites must be met" line if needed.

Changing what an item is seems strange,

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GeneticDrift wrote:

I don't think any full caster needs to be unchained (for a buff). They have way more class options than every one else, spells.

Sorcerer has a better spell list than Oracle. Maybe more options as feats or prestige classes to focus on their bloodline.

With sorcerers I suppose it depends on how you look at them - are you comparing them to all classes, or to other 9 level arcane casters? You get different answers based on what the question is.

Yeah, prepared casters have an edge. But spontaneous are still top dogs.

To someone else's post, I almost said cavalier could use unchained treatment too.

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I don't think any full caster needs to be unchained (for a buff). They have way more class options than every one else, spells.

Fighter need: combat stamina, 6+ skills per level and a few more class skills. The recent hand books help high level fighters decently, which is where they need it most. More neat options from lvl 1 would be nice though.

Sorcerer has a better spell list than Oracle. Maybe more options as feats or prestige classes to focus on their bloodline.

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I also use good reader. My ipad2 is slow to download the file but after that all is good.

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Quicken magic is for this. Or the leadership feat (caster cohort)

Take the meta magic feat and/or the meta magic rods (expensive).

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ghosts, illusionary walls, real walls and illusionary monsters make pcs crazy. Mix and match! Its hard to have proof in a crazy magical world.

Spellcraft can be foiled, be careful.

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Are you sure this is a problem? It seems like the player isnt manipulating anything, random is random.

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Pick spells without somatic components. Divination is a great choice with illusion coming next.

Get spell storing armor, weapon, and rings. Cast somatc spells into them.

Just get still spell, you have a ton of bonus feats and it will help fill your specialist spell slots.

Use an armored coat at low levels, move action to take off/put on.

Skip the Prof feats if you don't plan on making attacks.

This is still a wizard, so it will be awesome.

Edit:if you change your mind on still spell, there are two traits to off set the penalty for a spell each.

there is an advanced spell search option on pfsrd.

list:
Flare (Lvl 0); Light (Lvl 0); Sotto Voce (Lvl 0*); Chastise (Lvl 1); Feather Fall (Lvl 1); Flare Burst (Lvl 1); Heightened Awareness (Lvl 1); Hold Portal (Lvl 1); Liberating Comand (Lvl 1); Liberating Command (Lvl 1); Lighten Object (Lvl 1*); Lighten Object (Lvl 1); Sundering Shards (Lvl 1); Sure Casting (Lvl 1); True Strike (Lvl 1); Ventriloquism (Lvl 1); Wave Shield (Lvl 1); Anti-Summoning Shield (Lvl 2*); Blindness/Deafness (Lvl 2*); Blur (Lvl 2); Buoyancy (Lvl 2); Buoyancy (Lvl 2); Darkness (Lvl 2); Knock (Lvl 2); Silent Table (Lvl 2); Steal Voice (Lvl 2); Displacement (Lvl 3); Dweomer Retaliation (Lvl 3); Lover's Vengeance (Lvl 3); Storm Step (Lvl 3); Suggestion (Lvl 3*); Tongues (Lvl 3*); Vision of Hell (Lvl 3); Baphomet's Blessing (Lvl 4); Dimension Door (Lvl 4*); Emergency Force Sphere (Lvl 4); Geas, Lesser (Lvl 4*); Imbue With Flight (Lvl 4); Shout (Lvl 4); Tongues, Communal (Lvl 4*); Triggered Suggestion (Lvl 4*); Contact Other Plane (Lvl 5*); Damnation Stride (Lvl 5*); Echolocation (Lvl 5*); Lighten Object, Mass (Lvl 5*); Lighten Object, Mass (Lvl 5); Planar Adaptation (Lvl 5*); Planetary Adaptation (Lvl 5*); Planetary Adaptation (Lvl 5*); Teleport (Lvl 5*); Truespeak (Lvl 5*); Geas/Quest (Lvl 6*); Ice Crystal Teleport (Lvl 6*); Suggestion, Mass (Lvl 6*); Teleport Structure (Lvl 6); Unconscious Agenda (Lvl 6); Phase Door (Lvl 7); Power Word Blind (Lvl 7); Resonating Word (Lvl 7*); Teleport Object (Lvl 7); Teleport, Greater (Lvl 7*); Charm Monster, Mass (Lvl 8*); Irresistible Dance (Lvl 8*); Power Word Stun (Lvl 8); Fiery Body (Lvl 9); Interplanetary Teleport (Lvl 9); Mage's Disjunction (Lvl 9); Power Word Kill (Lvl 9); Prismatic Sphere (Lvl 9); Teleportation Circle (Lvl 9*); Time Stop (Lvl 9); Wail of the Banshee (Lvl 9)

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If you want no magic, the tech guide has some healing items worth looking at.

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I've used the heal skill along with delay pain and (later) regerate to remove my (PC) organs to entertain a demon and gain her favor.

I've saved a fresh lvl 1 pfs group with having a good heal skill to keep our hps up.

My current cleric is antagonistic with his diety. He chooses to be a pawn of abadar for the greater good. He was chosen and barely knows anything about religion, prefering to continue his passion, healing (the skill) and saving people as best he can.

Idk, play the character you want. Class barely matters.

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If mr rogue walks up to the door and immedietly says "its safe". I wont believe him. My character will tell him to take a minute and check it out more carefully. Now if he then says its safe, ill believe him...which knowing many mr rogues might be a bad idea.

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Do the new combat feats have combat tricks already ?

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Books are not food and not listed on any food/drink tables.

No idea who corso is. Make Dean Winchester instead and eat lots of pie. ;) make some spell books out of pie.

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Same level with wealth by level and purchase cap restructions. Old char's loot is returned to family, sold to donate to charity or loaned out to make enough interest to ressurect the dead pc eventually. PCs should have a death plan.

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How are the combat tricks (stamina) options?

Any new mobility options for heavy armor wearers? (Doesn't have to be exclusive).

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Also AM can be invsible and poor Vigilante wont even know that he got marked until its tooo late

-player : i Cast AM and punch this masked dude in face !
then i go around town with See invisibility spell ON so i can easy see the person with mark if he's somewhere here

Called shots are up to the GM. Assuming his face isnt covered.

Edit: also assuming the caster's behavior is acceptable where they are it will probably be noticed.

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A fighter can improve the damage dice with Focused training from the weapon masters handbook.

My build is mainly armor spikes, holding a reach weapon for AoO. A fighter can spend a ton of feats on doing better damage with armor spikes and still have room for others. You should take the outslug feats and aim for a 3rd thing. Maybe power attack, cornugon smash, and hurtful.

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More spells without somatic components for wizards. We have some good options and maybe I missed a few (haven't done a search in a while).

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There is always another skill you want. Much less book keeping than giving skill points. Found headbands probably wont have your preference. If you get the ideal one just retrain the skills, but watch out for anti magic, dispel, other tricks that make the headband turn off. I would take it for secondary skills not my main ones.

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I am working on something like this:

Rusty In Progress
Human (Ulfen) fighter 12
LN Medium humanoid (human)
Init +2; Senses Perception +12
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Defense
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AC 27, touch 16, flat-footed 24 (+11 armor, +1 deflection, +2 Dex, +1 dodge, +1 insight, +1 luck)
hp 124 (12d10+48)
Fort +14, Ref +9, Will +14 (+2 competence bonus on saves against fear, +5 vs. fear); +4 vs. effects that cause you to lose your grip on weapons
DR 3/—
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Offense
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Speed 40 ft.
Melee +1 bardiche +17/+12/+7 (1d10+7/19-20) or
+2 aberant-bane adamantine armor spikes +24/+19/+14 (1d6+14 plus 2d6 vs. Aberant)
Special Attacks weapon trainings (armed bravery, close +4)
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Statistics
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Str 18, Dex 14, Con 16, Int 14, Wis 11, Cha 7
Base Atk +12; CMB +16; CMD 32 (36 vs. disarm, 36 vs. sunder)
Feats Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, Combat Stamina, Dodge, Greater Weapon Focus (armor spikes), Greater Weapon Specialization (armor spikes), Lunge, Mobility, Outslug Sprint, Outslug Style, Outslug Weave, Spring Attack, Weapon Focus (armor spikes), Weapon Specialization (armor spikes), Whirlwind Attack
Traits threatening defender, vexing defender
Skills Acrobatics +17 (+21 to jump, +21 to move through enemy's space without provoking an attack of opportunity if the enemy is larger than you), Climb +18, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +17, Perception +12, Swim +18
Languages Abyssal, Common, Dwarven, Skald
SQ armor training 4, combat expertise, combat reflexes, dodge, greater weapon focus, greater weapon specialization, lunge, mobility, spring attack, weapon focus, weapon specialization, whirlwind attack
Combat Gear band of the stalwart warrior[UE], jingasa of the fortunate soldier[UE], potion of fly (2); Other Gear +2 armor spikes adamantine full plate, +1 bardiche[APG], dusty rose prism ioun stone, boots of striding and springing, cloak of resistance +3, gloves of dueling[APG], ring of protection +1, sash of the war champion[APG], swarmbane clasp[UE], bedroll, belt pouch, flint and steel, masterwork backpack[APG], mess kit[UE], soap, trail rations (5), waterskin, 81 gp, 9 sp
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Special Abilities
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Armed Bravery (+7/+14) (Ex) Add bravery bonus to will save, Intim. DC to demoralize you increases by amount shown.
Armor Training 4 (Ex) Worn armor -4 check penalty, +4 max DEX.
Combat Expertise -3/+4 Bonus to AC in exchange for an equal penalty to attack.
Combat Expertise [Combat Trick] Ignore penalty from Combat Expertise for stamina spent.
Combat Reflexes (3 AoO/round) Can make extra attacks of opportunity/rd, and even when flat-footed.
Combat Reflexes [Combat Trick] 5 stamina points to make a second attack of opportunity at -5 for the same provoking action after missing.
Damage Reduction (3/-) You have Damage Reduction against all attacks.
Dodge [Combat Trick] Up to double Dex bonus in stamina points, increase dodge bonus from Dodge by stamina spent.
Greater Weapon Focus [Combat Trick] 2 stamina points to gain Greater Weapon Focus bonus on another weapon until next turn.
Greater Weapon Specialization [Combat Trick] 2 stamina points to gain Greater Weapon Specialization bonus with another weapon until next turn.
Lunge Can increase reach by 5 ft, but take -2 to AC for 1 rd.
Lunge [Combat Trick] 2 stamina points to apply poison to a man. weapon as a swift action.
Mobility +4 to AC vs. AoO provoked by moving out of or through a threatened area.
Mobility [Combat Trick] Double bonus of Dodge combat trick vs. Attacks of Opportunity provoked by movement.
Outslug Sprint (Armor spikes) Outslug Style: move 5 additional feet during 5' step.
Outslug Style +2 (Any Close Weapon, Armor spikes) +1 dodge bonus to AC/dmg with chosen weapon.
Outslug Weave (Armor spikes) Outslug Style: no -2 AC penalty to use Lunge.
Spring Attack You can move - attack - move when attacking with a melee weapon.
Spring Attack [Combat Trick] 5 stamina points to use Spring Attack as a standard action.
Weapon Focus [Combat Trick] 2 stamina points to gain Weapon Focus bonus on another weapon for 1 rd.
Weapon Specialization [Combat Trick] 2 stamina points to apply Weapon Specialization to another weapon.
Weapon Training (Close) +4 (Ex) +4 Attack, Damage, CMB, CMD with Close-in weapons
Whirlwind Attack Instead of making a full attack, you attack all foes in reach.
Whirlwind Attack [Combat Trick] 5 stamina points per extra attack to be able to use abilities that grant extra attacks.

Not 100% happy but using heavy armor is important to me. I wish i had the cash for +2 silver gauntlets and feats to share the weapon focus and spec.

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You might be judged before being resurected and unable to come back. So it is a risk most people who can would avoid.

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Great ideas, i have a cleric with the mythic ability to cast touch spells out to 30'.... for non mythic try the reachspell metamagic feat?

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Um just reading the spells tells you how significantly different they are. Truely improved versions at each tier. Why waste heal when cure light wounds would work.

raise dead: you have an intact body and it was not killed by a death effect or made into undead. Also does not work on elementals or outsiders.

Resurrection: you found some of the body, or it was killed by a death effect or was an undead. Also does not work on elementals or outsiders. if able to cast quickly, then useful in combat.

True resurrection: there is no body. It can bring back elementals and outsiders. if able to quickly cast then useful in combat.

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Their glowing sword turns off, they feel weaker and dumber, their ioun stones fall to the ground. Kinda obvious for geared out pcs.

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Halfling have alt racial for ride and have feats to help damage. Seem solid.

Samurai are fun, does the hunter class work for you?

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Ideas for scarier death.
% chance it doesnt work. Start at 25 and add 10 per resurection.

Chance to comeback different. Secretly Curse, madness, possessed. Uncurable until triggered.

Chance for the caster to be harmed. Losing limbs, death, neg levels, madness, cursed...

Future healing magic is less effective. Reduce caster level of healing effects by 1 per resurection. Making low level cure wands useless and some high level spells not work immedietly.

death in some areas are perminate. Other planes, occult sites.

Plan for monsters to eat bodies, perform coup de grace, use death effects

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Nothing is attacking you in these examples. Although some might give an intimidate bonus, which has rules in the skill section, but it's a GM call on the bonus. Otherwise it is an RP opportunity.

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Temp HP helps, unchained barbarian for example. I think some 3rd party stuff gives easy temp hp too like with combat expertise or something (seems neat).

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Physical blasts are considered a magic weapon (like a magic sword) and bypass dr/magic.

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Many of these are way to good, fake drawbacks. Some should be +0 or +1 instead of -x.

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Combat reflexes allows you to make more AoO a round. Each AoO trigger still only allows one attack, Some actions trigger more than one AoO, like casting a ranged touch spell next to an enemy, which allows 2 AoO, one for casting a spell and then another for making a ranged attack.

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You can see what other characters are wearing. If they have a pouch they pull wierd stuff out of while casting spells it is obvious. If they have multiple pouches visible maybe it is a wasted effort. Maybe it tells you somehing when she switches to a different pouch or pulls one out of a seemingly to small bag. Maybe breaking their stuff makes them more afraid than death. If you waste their action or more it is great.

When characters use magic there is an appropriate effect you can percieve. You might not know what it is but it should hint at it.

Anyway, attacking a bag hoping to hit something inside is a desparate action, likely to fail in killing a familiar even if there is one. But some things might enjoy doing it.

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Mobility, just out of reach, spring attack, improved sunder...All good feats for this.

Also the total defense standard action, but you lose the ability to take AoO.

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Are you casting in armor? Are you planing on silent and stilled for removing your own paralization or similar effects?

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Training rules can be used to add HP up to max.

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I am not familiar with the fallout games, so i hope these dont come to close.

Vault 164
This shelter was filled with cats. If any serious harm was done to a cat 1 human was executed by an AI. Narrow tunnels and walk ways allow cats to wander anywhere in the vault. Extensive living space was provided to the cats while the dwelers were forced to live in cramped confines. When food ran out the people turned to canabalism. Perhaps a few cats remain?

Vault 116
Reality tv. The vault is separated into 16 different cells wach monitored and broadcast in real time. Vault tech managed to keep thepis vault going for a long time before the workers died in some accident. Leaving the 'actors' with no way to win food through contests. The last few recorded weeks show the inhabtants trying to figure out what game they were playing so they could eat, getting more panicked,desperate, and crazy.

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A thread on finding invisible people will give a ton of advice on how even the dumbest monster can fight back against an invisible foe. Its not like he could solo it, rounds per level is not long and he had team buffs.

I would use a ring of invisibility as the base cost. Now as a GM you might know most higher level enemies in your game will have resistance or immunity and modify the cost. But seeing as sneak attack, other players, and shenanigans are likely i would increase it.

A ring or 2 of forcefangs might be more fun for the character, preload one during down time.

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Comes out this march.

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About to read the thread. Here is hoping for shadow dancer options are similar stuff useable by a fighter.

Edit: looks like i get some of my wishes. Cloak and dagger sounds cool too.

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Block line of sight/effect with a wall or emergency force sphere. Use earthglide and hit and run tactics. Make the area around you unpleasent for melee.

That ring is also great.

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Slayer seems nice, studied target is a nice way to show how you need to find your opponent. In a fluff sense at least. It provides bonus feats that skip prerequisites. Allowing you to focus on less attributes.

Swashbuckler is asking to spread you to thin. Chr, con, dex, str, and wis (assuming you need a good perception skill). It has good stuff though.

Magus is simlar in that it adds int instead of chr. It also has nice stuff.

I cannot find the blinded blade style feats anywhere. The internet has failed me.

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Fighters should be seen as weapon masters. The character concept of being the best at a weapon should be filled by a fighter.

To be fair most classes get a large number of bonus feats, rangers and slayers both get this and more. They can easily move in on the fighters turf. That feat is the gateway and it adds damage.

Rogues can pick up a few combat feats as talents, gain sneack attack and other tricks. They are great dex characters and can afford the feat. Their bab is the only down side.

Barbarians, are not feat heavy, have no neccisary feats and are possibly the best spelless combat character.

Paladins have amazing class abilities, smite is great. Any non archer build has enough feats to do their job from level 1. They might be frustrated as they have the bab before the feat slots.

Many spell casters get bonus combat feats and abilities (magus, war priest, hunter). they are good classes with unlimited potential. Again these just are behind on bab, but otherwise have feats available.

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Blind oracle 1 (battle mystery) + anything.
Weapon master fighter is good, the new AWT lets you finess anything and and other adds damage(not dex thought).

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My highish level caster experience is a pc with mythic tiers. So 24 hr FoM, often has true seeing (no cost), heightened sanctuary, life bubble, deathless, circle of protection from evil, stone skin, a few other buffs, a druid cohort often in tiny bird or small elemental form wth more buffs.

Mythic blade barrier is nice. (It can move)

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An intimidation build should look into have cornugon smash and hurtful. Not required but really nice.

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Spring attack as a standard action, whirlwind attack plus bonus attacks (such as from haste) both seem nice,

Combat expertise has a decent one, spending stamina increases your to hit and reduces the penelty from combat expertise.

Improved crit, to do double damage if you are within 3 of a crit.

Most are bad, or help a little with the penalty the feat shouldnt of even had to start with (step up). I think it was because good feats did not need to become better and bad feats are still bad.

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Halflings also have feats to improve their damage, stacks with power attack.

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Only combat feats have stamina options.
Honestly if just every new combat feat had combat tricks I would be happy.

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I like stamina, it sucks that it ends up being a list with no context, especially for feats ive never heard of. But the internet really picks up the slack there.

The weapon master's hand book has no staminina options for new feats they added. Which is really lame, no combat feat should be printed with out it (doubly so for the melee focused players guides) They didnt even have a stamina based AWT option.

We are running out of class features to replace. Maybe we can drop all but ~5 weapon proficiencies for a few fighter talents as we level, maybe one at level 3 and every 4 levels after?

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