Quote Originally Posted by ddude987 View Post
Feats are so minimal in terms of power level
Why is that written in stone? Are metamagic feats minimal? Maximize Spell? Persistent Spell? Natural Spell might as well be a Druid class feature.

A lot of posters seem to think that the Fighter is limited because he doesn't have class features. That's not the problem--it's that he doesn't have cool stuff. It doesn't matter if that stuff is called a feat or a class feature.

Since the 3.X Fighter's defining mechanism is "get lots of feats", if we can think of mechanics to make the Rebuilt Fighter a high Tier 4, why not just call them Feats and require Fighter levels or mundane levels or a certain BAB?

Let's say we decide that Fighters, and only fighters. should be able to make all of their iterative attacks at full BAB. Is that good if it's a class feature, but bad if it's a feat that requires 6 Fighter levels?