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Reworked fighter progression

by happylarry

There are many gaps in the current fighter progression levels where not much happens:

so - here is how things are at the moment:

Level Current progression
1 Lance attack, set spear, four weapons,
2
3 Weapon mastery
4 Attacks, saving throws
5
6 Weapon mastery
7 Attacks, saving throws
8
9 Name level; Knight / Paladin / Avenger; fighter combat options
Weapon mastery,
10 Attacks, saving throws
11 Weapon mastery
12 Two attacks
13 Attacks, saving throws,
14
15 Weapon mastery
16 Attacks, saving throws
17
18
19 Attacks, saving throws
Weapon mastery
20
21
22 Attacks, saving throws
23 Weapon mastery
24 Three attacks
25 Attacks, saving throws,

26
27 Weapon mastery
28 Attacks, saving throws
29
30 Weapon mastery
31 Attacks, saving throws
32
33 Weapon mastery,
34 Attacks, saving throws
35
36 Weapon mastery, four attacks

I'm toying with revising fighter progression a little - adding a few more skills and some AC bonuses, plus changes to weapon mastery (which I'll come back to in another thread) - and have so far come up with this:

Level Revised progression
1 Lance attack, set spear, five weapons
2 Cleave (2nd attack on adjacent opponent if 1st kills)
3 Weapon mastery
4 Attacks, saving throws
5 -1 AC
6 Weapon mastery
7 Attacks, saving throws
8 Smash, parry, disarm
9 Name level, weapon mastery
10 Attacks, saving throws
11 -2 AC
12 Two attacks, Weapon mastery
13 Attacks, saving throws
14 Battle tactics ( +1 to party initiative )
15 Weapon mastery
16 Attacks, saving throws
17 -3 AC
18 Weapon mastery
19 Attacks, saving throws
20 Mighty smash (all of strength and maximum dice damage)
21 Weapon mastery
22 Attacks, saving throws
23 -4 AC
24 Three attacks, Weapon mastery
25 Attacks, saving throws
26 Awesome presence (opponents 1/3 of level or hit dice or less save vs. spells or -2 to hit / +2 AC for the combat)
27 Weapon mastery
28 Attacks, saving throws
29 -5 AC
30 Weapon mastery
31 Attacks, saving throws
32 Sublime mastery (if Grand Master with a weapon can do maximum damage without having to sue a smash)
33 Weapon mastery
34 Attacks, saving throws
35 -6 AC
36 Weapon mastery, four attacks