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    Default What do you think a Fighter is ?

    My Gnome Sorcerer thinks that Fighters are just idiots who fall for his illusions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nedz View Post
    My Gnome Sorcerer thinks that Fighters are just idiots who fall for his illusions.
    My Half-Orc thinks that Gnome Sorcerers make a satisfying crunching sound when you eat them and go great with peanut butter. But then he's a half-orc and I dumped INT, so I'm not sure he knows what any of those things are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanBuren View Post
    My Half-Orc thinks that Gnome Sorcerers make a satisfying crunching sound when you eat them and go great with peanut butter. But then he's a half-orc and I dumped INT, so I'm not sure he knows what any of those things are.
    I think that wasn't very helpful. Course its a half-orc intellectual addition to a conversation

    Anyways
    Your not asking mechanically but based on flavor.
    The Fighter is an expert at arms
    Rogues use stealth, guile and avoid direct conflict.
    Rangers perfect a style of battle
    Paladins are divine warriors
    Barbarians are ragers who crush all that could oppose

    The Fighter he is different.
    A fighter can master any type of weapon so I see the fighter as the man who can pick and choose the best of the others
    A rouge cannot take a fighter in straight combat
    just like a Barbarian cannot defeat a Fighters intellect or cunning
    The fighter I see as being the guy who learned and masters something and can just as easily pick up other skills(The extra fighter feats)
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    A miserable little pile of secrets!

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    Fighters are a good source of protein.

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    My Half-elf Rogue thinks a Fighter is just the guy who flanks my target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vknight View Post
    just like a Barbarian cannot defeat a Fighters intellect or cunning
    The fighter I see as being the guy who learned and masters something and can just as easily pick up other skills(The extra fighter feats)
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    In 4e at least, a Fighter is the center of the battlefield - a whirling vortex of pain that grabs enemies and holds them fast, forcing them to flail uselessly against his superior armor and high hit points.



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    Well there is more to it than that but the extra feats are a good starting point.
    I think Pathfinders Fighters did it right or at least better.
    You can be a specialist to one group of weapons or fighting styles or master several
    Things like reducing his penalty when in armor and just being better than everyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vknight View Post
    Well there is more to it than that but the extra feats are a good starting point.
    I think Pathfinders Fighters did it right or at least better.
    You can be a specialist to one group of weapons or fighting styles or master several
    Things like reducing his penalty when in armor and just being better than everyone
    A barbarian can easily have the same intelligence and wisdom. He often has less reason to have high intelligence, thanks to Wolf Totem, but he can.

    As for a broad variety of skills? The fighter has two less skill points per level, and his bonus feats are only useful for combat. Sure, he might be able to invest a couple standard feats to non-combat stuff, but not until at least mid-levels, when the fighter has the required feats to make him effective at his style.
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    My half-elf sorcerer thinks a fighter is the guy you hide behind when your diplomacy check doesn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperMustache View Post
    My half-elf sorcerer thinks a fighter is the guy you hide behind when your diplomacy check doesn't work.
    My ogre thinks the fighter is the guy who you walk around and get poked by to get to the squishy talky guy.
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    They are martial combat specialists, who choose to fight physically, instead of using super or preternatural means. They use weapons and focus on strength or finesse.

    Basically they are what's left over when you subtract every other class from the mix. If they are not a [Every other base and NPC class] then they are a Fighter.
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    A mundane.
    Their abilities should be impressive, and even potentially impossible by a real world standard, but they shouldn't feel magical.
    This is a delicate balance I know, but when your teleporting about the battlefield or have your strikes set people on fire, that goes rather too far in my opinion, unless you have magic items that do that.
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    Sheriff: One thread per topic. Please take this discussion to the other "what is a fighter?" thead.
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