I am using Pathbuilder 2e and it tells me that you get Skill Training at 2nd level, but I cannot find that anywhere in the book. It is not listed on the Fighter class (my current character is a Fighter) and I cannot find it in the Introduction (under Leveling Up), nor in the Skills chapter.
Is this a mistake? I am currently looking in the 4th printing PDF of the Core Rulebook.
Thanks for any help!
No, a fighter does not get training in a skill at 2nd level.
Instead, the fighter's proficiency bonus in skills that the character trained at 1st level increase by 1, because the proficiency bonus in a trained skill equals 2+level, and level increased from 1 to 2. The fighter does not gain any increase in proficiency in untrained skills. That proficiency bonus is stuck at +0 until the proficiency becomes trained.
Also, the fighter gains a skill feat at 2nd level. A skill feat is a feat rather than training. Most skill feats require being trained in the associated skill, so the fighter's choices are limited. However, one of those skill feats is called Skill Training, and it trains the character in a skill. This is probably what Pathbuilder 2e is referring to.
Most players don't take the Skill Training feat, because at 3rd level the fighter gains a skill increase. That can be used to train an untrained skill or it can improve a trained skill to expert.
So any idea why both Pathbuilder and Wanderer's Guide offer training in a skill at 2nd level? Was this something in the Playtest that they forgot to remove?
I have not used Pathbuilder nor Wanderer's Guide. What they are supposed to offer a fighter character at 2nd level is a fighter and a skill feat. I presume that the software should offer a list of feats to choose from. One item in the list of skill feats ought to say "Skill Training," because that is the name of one skill feat. If it offers anything called skill training elsewhere, I would guess that that is an error, or that your character did not use up all their 1st-level skill training.
The playtest was back in 2018. Any bugs left over from the playtest will have been corrected by now.