Fighters can’t purchase Spell Parry with XP last I recall. They will need an item.Spell parry.
Fighters don’t really get Spell Shield. They get it if a friend casts it on them, or if they drank a potion. But that seems it.Spell shield.
The monster manual assumes that a higher level character will have some amount of items to match their level. So it's not a terrible expectation to assume a fighter will have a spell parry.Fighters can’t purchase Spell Parry with XP last I recall. They will need an item.
If you're interested in getting defenses to spells. I'd encourage you to pick up read magic and a 1st level spell for spell shield scrolls. Or spend some xp in the rogue tree for a dodge.Fighters don’t really get Spell Shield. They get it if a friend casts it on them, or if they drank a potion. But that seems it.
Still no answer to the question. Why are fighters the only class that has to rely on others or items to defend against 9th level spells? Oh, and mettle doesn’t work against Doom.
It is a design choice. One of the goals of the 2.0 Ruleset is to have a game that rewards teamwork. While each class is strong at some things they are weak at others.2.0 is designed like that. Fighters are good at defending against weapons and scholars are good at defending against spells.
I'm not sure I understand what you're implying, if you want to play a straight fighter you have that option. You'll be great at doing damage and using blade skills at the same time it means that your Character has to deal with a number of effects to which you have no defense without some outside assistance.
I dont know what to tell you if you are upset that all classes cant be good at all things.
Seriously, listen to this guy. He loves Fighter and he keeps complaining about how many defenses he doesn’t have enough of.I dont know what to tell you if you are upset that all classes cant be good at all things.
Pick a race that can resist spells if it is that important to you. Or work towards earning a weapon with spell parries. The answers are out there. They might require some level of effort however.