2011-03-18, 09:35 AM (ISO 8601)
Brainstorming for a shield-using base class
So I've an idea in my head to build a martial base class for sword/spear-and-board fighters.
Basically, I'm brainstorming/taking requests: what are the features that you really wished you could have when using a shield? I'm shooting for a distinct improvement; I'm not trying to balance this against the core fighter or anything like that.
Martial- access to Iron Tortoise and Army of One disciplines
Shield bash improvements -bucklers and tower shields, oh my!
Much more shield AC
Shield to Touch AC
Class features to simulate phalanx fighting (rather than feats, because who wants to spend a feat on such things?)
Shields granting bonuses to saves
If TWF with a shield, you may sacrifice an attack on your next turn to block an attack with an opposed roll. At higher levels you gain "momentum" for blocking attacks.
Shield + weapon attack as standard acton
Last edited by Barbarian MD; 2011-03-18 at 09:36 AM.