Tower Shield Specialist

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Tower Shield Specialist is a sub-class in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. Tower Shield Specialists excel in close quarter combat. They can use a wide array of weapons and armor.

 

"Many fighters believe the tower shield is a tool suitable only for troops on the battlefield, claiming it is too large and bulky to use in skirmishes or within dungeon corridors. tower shield specialists defy those notions, using their massive shields with startling skill and incredible effect. They use these seemingly clumsy shields to perform deft maneuvers that confound their enemies.

  

Tower Shield Specialist Information

  • Base Class: Fighter
  • Role: Fighters excel at combat—defeating their enemies, controlling the flow of battle, and surviving such sorties themselves. While their specific weapons and methods grant them a wide variety of tactics, few can match fighters for sheer battle prowess.
  • High saves: Fortitude
  • Alignment: Any.
  • Hit Die: +6.
  • Skill Ranks Per Level: 2.

 

 

Tower Shield Specialist Progression

 

Level

Base Attack Bonus

Fort

Ref

Will

Special

Level 1 +1 +2 0 0 Bonus Combat FeatFighter Proficiencies,
Level 2 +2 +3 0 0 Bonus Combat Feat, Burst Barrier
Level 3 +3 +3 +1 +1 Armor Training, Tower Shield Training
Level 4 +4 +4 +1 +1 Bonus Combat Feat
Level 5 +5 +4 +1 +1 Tower Shield Specialist
Level 6 +6/+1 +5 +2 +2 Burst Barrier, Bonus Combat Feat
Level 7 +7/+2 +5 +2 +2 Armor TrainingTower Shield Training
Level 8 +8/+3 +6 +2 +2 Bonus Combat Feat
Level 9 +9/+4 +6 +3 +3 Tower Shield Defense
Level 10 +10/+5 +7 +3 +3 Burst Barrier, Bonus Combat Feat
Level 11 +11/+6/+1 +7 +3 +3 Armor TrainingTower Shield Training
Level 12 +12/+7/+2 +8 +4 +4 Bonus Combat Feat
Level 13 +13/+8/+3 +8 +4 +4 Total Cover
Level 14 +14/+9/+4 +9 +4 +4 Bonus Combat Feat, Burst Barrier
Level 15 +15/+10/+5 +9 +5 +5 Armor TrainingTower Shield Training
Level 16 +16/+11/+6/+1 +10 +5 +5 Bonus Combat Feat, Tower Shield Evasion
Level 17 +17/+12/+7/+2 +10 +5 +5  
Level 18 +18/+13/+8/+3 +11 +6 +6 Bonus Combat FeatBurst Barrier
Level 19 +19/+14/+9/+4 +11 +6 +6 Tower Shield Training, Armor Mastery
Level 20 +20/+15/+10/+5 +12 +6 +6 Bonus Combat Feat, Tower Shield Improved Evasion

 

Tower Shield Specialist Abilities

Fighter Proficiencies

A fighter is proficient with all simple and martial weapons and with all armor (heavy, light, and medium) and shields (including tower shields).

Bonus Combat Feat

At 1st level, and at every even level thereafter, a fighter gains a bonus feat in addition to those gained from normal advancement (meaning that the fighter gains a feat at every level). These bonus feats must be selected from those listed as Combat Feats, sometimes also called “fighter bonus feats.” 

Burst Barrier

At 2nd level, a tower shield specialist can use his shield to screen himself from burst spells and effects, gaining a +1 bonus on Reflex saves against them while employing a tower shield. This bonus increases by +1 for every four levels after 2nd (to a maximum of +5 at 18th level). 

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Armor Training

Starting at 3rd level, a fighter learns to be more maneuverable while wearing armor. Whenever he is wearing armor, he reduces the armor check penalty by 1 (to a minimum of 0) and increases the maximum Dexterity bonus allowed by his armor by 1. Every four levels thereafter (7th, 11th, and 15th), these bonuses increase by +1 each time, to a maximum –4 reduction of the armor check penalty and a +4 increase of the maximum Dexterity bonus allowed.
In addition, a fighter can also move at his normal speed while wearing medium armor. At 7th level, a fighter can move at his normal speed while wearing heavy armor.

 

Tower Shield Defense

At 9th level, while using a tower shield, a tower shield specialist gains his shield bonus against touch attacks. 

Tower Shield Specialist (Ability)

At 5th level, when a tower shield specialist employs a tower shield in combat, he does not take the –2 penalty on attack rolls because of the shield's encumbrance. 

Armor Mastery

At 19th level, a fighter gains Damage Reduction 5/— whenever he is wearing armor or using a shield.

Tower Shield Training

At 3rd level, a tower shield specialist gains armor training as normal, but while he employs a tower shield, the armor penalty is reduced by 3 and the maximum Dexterity bonus allowed by his armor increases by 2. The benefit increases every four levels thereafter as per standard armor training; if the tower shield specialist is not employing a tower shield, the benefits to armor training revert to the normal bonuses. 

 

Total Cover

At 13th level, as an immediate action, a tower shield specialist cannot be flanked.

Tower Shield Evasion

At 16th level, while using a tower shield, the tower shield specialist gains evasion, as the rogue class ability. At 20th level, the shield specialist gains improved evasion, as the rogue advanced talent, while using a tower shield.

Tower Shield Improved Evasion

At 20th level, the shield specialist gains improved evasion, as the rogue advanced talent, while using a tower shield. This works like evasion, except that while the tower shield specialist still takes no damage on a successful Reflex saving throw against attacks, he henceforth takes only half damage on a failed save.

 

 

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