Fighter Essentials and Item Sets
Wizards dropped a weekly-kickoff’s worth of new material on us. The freebie-side article talks about item sets in the upcoming Adventurer’s Vault 2. They detail the items in the Golden Lion’s Battle Regalia, a set of armor geared specifically for tribal barbarians. As always, it’s a ton of fun to see how they mesh the mechanics of the gear. In this case we’ve got three pieces of non-armor gear, and two weapons. The weapons are a little strange; in order to get the full-five set bonus you’ll need to jump into combat with a spear strapped to your back and a blade in your hand. Not sure what the logic with that one is?
The other new article is behind the Insider wall, and details all-new Fighter information. The piece kicks off with some basic information about the mechanics of playing a Fighter, and then works through four common builds for the class. The end of the article details a few new feats, powers, and some paragon paths. The paths and feats cover a lot of ground for the class, while the powers are aimed at fleshing out options for the two-weapon Tempest Fighter build. If you’re a Tempest fighter I don’t think you can afford to ignore this article; there’s just too much on offer. Other Fighters can give it a pass, as a lot of this material seems like tweaks on the content from Martial Power.
Still, nothing seems too overpowered or out of sync with previous content. If you’re a big fan of the Fighter class, there’ll definitely be some good stuff to review here.