Ok, I have a ninja that is about to be 7th lvl in PFS play (I can burn a GM chronicle or wait and play in another scenario). But my problem is - which way to go now?
He has all ninja levels with the trick vanishing step, flurry of stars, and offensive defense.
His feats are extra ki, imp intiative, iron will
He carries a katana and a lot of shurikens.
This was my first PFS character and I did not put a lot of thought in it when I built him. This was the first time I played the ninja and realized some of the drawbacks to the class, afterwards. However, If anything - he is a survivalist. I have noticed that between skills, capabilities, gear he usually has, and my style of play that he has gotten out of every tough scrape or encounter, and has successfully contributed to the end of several scenarios. He was only taken into uncouncious once - due to some horrid reflex saves vs AoE spells. I am a very tactical and patient player and would spend a few rounds waiting to get into position to spend ki and attack, if there was an opportunity to exploit a dual stike or flurry for more damage.
But I am not thrilled with staying on a straight ninja path for him. Currently I am thinking of rolling into fighter. It offers more feats (two weapon fighting katana & wakizashi), better armor (mithril breastplate or elven chain), more HP, better BAB advance, and a better fort save advance(currently at a incredibly low +2 fort save). Only downside is the skill point hit.
But do any of y'all have some input or suggestions for something different - or staying purestrain ninja. It is too late to think of a prestige class.