It’s (Dungeon) Party Time! Fighter-Style!

What does it really mean to be the “Fighter” in a band of intrepid heroes?

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“It’s a thankless job—living day to day by your armor and the skill of your arm, diving heedlessly into danger. They won’t be playing golden horns for the time you took that knife to the ribs for them in the bar in Bucksberg. No flock of angels will sing of the time you dragged them, still screaming, from the edge of the Pits of Madness, no.

Forget them.​ You do this for the guts and the glory, for the scream of battle and the hot, hot blood of it. You are a beast of iron. Your friends may carry blades of forged steel but, fighter, you are steel. While your traveling companions might moan about their wounds around a campfire in the wilderness, you bear your scars with pride.

You are the wall — let every danger smash itself to dust on you.

 In the end, you’ll be the last one standing.”

Mhirdrun – “The Fighter”

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Class: Fighter
Role: Primary Damage, Primary Defense
Style: Physical
Other Terms from Personal Experience: Tank, DPS, Meat Shield, Combat Gore Machine

First one in; last one out. More than anything, your typical D&D Fighter is going to be dealing and receiving the bulk of the party’s combat damage much of the time. This is their purpose in an adventuring party, their role if you will, and it’s where a well-played Fighter can really shine.

A Fighter will do physical damage more often than not, usually with one or many weapons. Or chairs. Or very large rocks. In my very first D&D 3.0 game, I threw a torch so hard it  killed a fleeing orc – it was good times. 😀 (I’ve also remembered to invest in ranged weapons since then; torches are hard to throw.)

Generally, a party’s Fighter will have the highest hit point total and a number of ways to avoid catastrophic injury in combat. They wear armour, occasionally carry shields, and are able to continue fighting against extreme odds and in almost every situation where the party finds itself in combat. I say “almost” because there are no finalities in Dungeons and Dragons; there’s a bit of one-upmanship between Dungeon Masters (DMs) and players and both delight in stumping the other side. With this being said, however, I will stress that there is no more reliable class in a fight .. than a Fighter. Other classes may be more useful in certain kinds of combat or with time to prepare for a specific encounter but when push comes to shove, the Fighter is always ready to kick some ass.

This May Be the Class For You IF:

  • You enjoy combat.
  • Numerous weapons and fighting styles are of interest to you.
  • You love to plan battle strategies and lead from the front.
  • All you really want sometimes is to hit something. No muss, no fuss: POW!

~ Picture Credits ~

Skin Appliers: Genesis_Lab_Skin_LENA_MILK ~ GenesisLab
Mesh Head: Genesis_Head_Lena ~ GenesisLab
Eyes: \//. Koko Eyes {Grey} ~ Druunah Esharham ~ NEW @ We ❤ RP (until April 30th, 2017)
Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ Onyx LeShelle
Mesh Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands ~ Siddean Munro
Facial Scar: Le Forme Battle Scars 02(Mirror) ~ Louise Marsault
Body Scars: [flit ink] BATTLE SCARS Torso Tattoo ~ Flit Ulrik
Gloves Appliers: AE – SLINK Applier HUD (Gloves Leather) ~ Sachi Vixen

Hair: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Selena Messy Braid ~ Catwa Clip

Armour 1: [Azuchi] Cecil Armor (Steel) ~ Sands Leavitt
Armour 2:  A&A Abyssal Bracers & Shinguards Mesh ~ Heceta Demina
Pants Applier: l&e Handstitched leather leggings ~ Jackal Ennui
Boots: JD – Ara Black ~ Davidefre

Sword: LR Valyrian Sword ~ LRWeapons Chrome
Bow & Quiver: LR Chakra Bow ~ LRWeapons Chrome
Knife: [BODY FACTORY] Legend Knife Holster (Black) ~ Deco Olinger
Belt: [V/W] Bounty Belt ~ Madmacit
Torches: Torches: TBF Torch v2.1 ~ Arduenn Schwartzman

Pose: Le Poppycock ~ dark angel – Die a Little ~ Olivia Lalonde
Pose Modifier: LR::AO Shoulder Stance 2.01 ~ LRWeapons Chrome

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