A master of martial combat, skilled with a variety of weapons and armor.
Armor Proficiencies: Cloth, Light, Medium, Heavy, Shields
Weapon Proficiencies: Simple and martial weapons
Save Proficiencies: Strength, Constitution
Fighters learn the basics of all combat styles. Likewise, a fighter is adept with shields and every form of armor. When creating a fighter, focus on Dexterity or Strength as your highest ability score, depending on if you want to focus on melee weapons or archery. Constitution should be the second highest score.
Battle Masters take an almost academic approach to combat, employing a high level of veteran tricks and battlefield tactics to both rally their allies and manipulate the battlefield against their enemies. Battle Masters know exactly how best to intimidate their opponents, and when to pull on all of their reserve strength for a finishing blow.
Champions focus on the development of raw physical power honed to deadly perfection. Champions train day and night with almost all known weapons, learning how to use each one most effectively in order to deal devastating critical strikes to their opponents.
Two-Weapon Fighting, or dual wielding, employs the use of a weapon in each hand. This style of combat allows one to rain blows upon their enemies, riposting and whirling across the battlefield in a dizzying ballet of death.
GREAT WEAPON FIGHTING
Great Weapon Fighting employs the use of extremely large and powerful weapons, most of which must be wielded with two hands. While the attacks of Great Weapons can be slower, nothing can match their sheer power, range, and striking force.
Regardless of their class, heroes that are of true heart seek, above all else, to protect and defend their allies and those who cannot fend for themselves. Protection abilities focus on the ability to close quickly with enemies and to defend against the strongest of attacks.
Whether a grizzled veteran or a squire in training, most professions have some degree of martial training. Those who excel in the use of arms, armor and melee combat area fearsome force to behold on the battlefield. Martial abilities focus on manipulating the battlefield by weakening one's enemies.
Masters of the bow and arrow or crossbow and bolt, a well-trained archer can often pick off their enemies long before they ever have a chance to reach them. The entire battlefield is an archer's target range, and they can call out targets to their allies, shoot down enemies one at a time, or even rain down arrows on multiple targets.
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