erik542 wrote:Kudaku wrote:Path of War has a lot of problems though. The Warlord simply has too many +numbers to be remotely fair. Scarlet Throne can 1-shot the Tarrasque by level 13 or so. Silver Crane makes the party 100% immune to HP attrition. If you allow Path of War, prepare to give the character roughly a +2-4 level adjustment.
Assuming proper refluff:
Touch Of The Sea.
Force Hook Charge.
These are just some that spring to mind, there are a great many others.
Path of War's maneuver system has a lot of options that allow for uniquely capable martial characters. It's available for perusal on PFSRD and well worth a read. ☺
I really don't consider Silver Crane making the party 'immune to HP attrition' an issue - CLW wands does essentially the same by level 2, and much faster than Silver Crane. SC also requires a fair investment, whereas the cost of CLW wands quickly stop being an issue.
I can't comment on Scarlet Throne since I've yet to use it, but my 7th level warlord is sitting at +15 and the party Magus is at +12, about the gap I'd expect between a full BAB and a medium BAB class. With Encouraging Roar and Black Blade active they're neck and neck at +17/+16. The one gap we've noticed is that the warlord relies on Primal Warrior Stance for +7 average damage with no attack penalty while the magus has to use power attack for -2 TH/+6 damage, but that discrepancy comes from Primal Fury - it's not a warlord-specific issue.
Trying looking at the CHA scaling on the Warlord.