Build critique please.


Advice


I saw the bones of this build online so I spent some time and fleshed it out more to my liking. If you are so inclined might you take a look and see if I screwed up anywhere? Thanks in advance.

Race: Half elf. Class: Fighter. Favored class: Fighter.
Traits: Ancestral arms and Missing child. Racial traits: Ancestral arms, Fey Magic and Fey thoughts.
1st level: Bonus feat: Cleave. Feat: Power attack.
2nd level: Bonus feat: Dodge.
3rd level: Armor training. Feat: Mobility.
4th level: Bonus feat: Combat expertise.
5th level: Feat: Spring attack and retrain Cleave to Whirlwind attack. Weapon training.
6th level: Bonus feat: Weapon Focus.
7th level: AAT – Armored specialization. Feat: Weapon specialization.
8th level: Bonus feat: Combat reflexes.
9th level: Feat: Lunge. AWT – Weapon mastery – Weapon material mastery (Adamantine).
10th level: Bonus feat: Critical focus.
11th level: AAT – Armored juggernaut. Feat: Bleeding critical.
12th level: Bonus feat: Greater weapon specialization.
13th level: Feat: Cornugon smash. AWT – Dazzling intimidation.
14th level: Bonus feat: Hurtful.
15th level: AAT – Armored confidence. Feat: Critical mastery.
16th level: Bonus feat: Blinding critical.
17th level: Feat: Dazzling display. AWT – Defensive weapon.
18th level: Bonus feat: Shatter defenses.
19th level: Armor mastery. Feat: Arcane strike.
20th level: Bonus feat: Riving strike. Weapon mastery.
Etc: I will upgrade the Fauchard to adamantine and keen it as soon as possible. The GM is allowing eastern armor and weapons so I will be wearing Tatami-do as armor. I may be wrong about Arcane strike, the Fey magic has spells that are listed on divine and arcane.

Sorry about the wall of text, gotta figure a better way to post it in the future.


For what it's worth, SLAs don't work any more for feat prereqs unless they're specifically named. Arcane strike therefore doesn't work regardless of which class a SLA might come from.

Spring attack doesn't seem useful with a 20' speed and nothing special about your standard action attack.

You will do decent damage and have decent defences against physical attacks. Further investment will be a good idea vs. effects which target will or reflex of course.


* Ancestral Arms is a trait that saves you the 1500gp cost of a cracked opalescent white pyramid ioun stone. With Skill Focus (Perception) and the trait Eyes and Ears of the City, you could be +7 in that skill at 1st level relative to a fighter without them.

* You'll want Combat Reflexes sooner rather than later if you're a polearm fighter; I'd swap Power Attack and Combat Reflexes locations in the build.


Thanks for the replies, will make adjustments.


So I made some changes and looked up some other feats. I think this looks better.

Race: Half elf. Class: Fighter. Favored class: Fighter.
Traits: Ancestral arms and Missing child. Racial traits: Ancestral arms, Fey Magic and Fey thoughts.
1st level: Bonus feat: Cleave. Feat: Power attack.
2nd level: Bonus feat: Dodge.
3rd level: Armor training. Feat: Combat reflexes.
4th level: Bonus feat: Iron will.
5th level: Feat: Spear dancer. Weapon training.
6th level: Bonus feat: Retrain Cleave to AWT – Armed bravery and Weapon Focus.
7th level: AAT – Armored specialization. Feat: Weapon specialization.
8th level: Bonus feat: AWT – Cut from air.
9th level: Feat: Critical focus. AWT – Weapon mastery – Weapon material mastery (Adamantine).
10th level: Bonus feat: Lunge.
11th level: AAT – Armored juggernaut. Feat: Bleeding critical.
12th level: Bonus feat: Greater weapon specialization.
13th level: Feat: Cornugon smash. AWT – Dazzling intimidation.
14th level: Bonus feat: Hurtful.
15th level: AAT – Armored confidence. Feat: Critical mastery.
16th level: Bonus feat: Blinding critical.
17th level: Feat: Dazzling display. AWT – Defensive weapon.
18th level: Bonus feat: Shatter defenses.
19th level: Armor mastery. Feat: AWT – Smash from air.
20th level: Bonus feat: Improved initiative. Weapon mastery.

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