I had already planned on taking Blacksmith, if only so I can refit my armor post combat.Blacksmith for 3pts is very useful.
Get 2 profs for 21 build
You'd be swinging 6s with a 2h which isn't bad at all.
Rest for Parrys or anything you'd like to dabble in.
I'm wearing Real Brigandine with real Padded Leather Greaves and Bracers so bonus armor potential is thereOne subtle piece of advice - figure out good armor. Healing will take finding a healer, and if things get tight they'll be trying to save it to rescue down people. But armor is repairable for free with blacksmith, so "living in your armor" is a good strategy - by which I mean, refit your armor before you start taking body damage when possible. If you can manage physreps for the full 35 your class allows, it'll serve you well. (Also make sure you are looking at the 2.0 armor guides, not the 1.3 rulebook -- its way easier to get to 35 armor in 2.0.)
I didn't see that one. What are the pre-reqs and how much does it cost?As a 2-H fighter, repel strike is overrated in my opinion. Get resolute instead since it sounds like you're going to have an armor rep with solid value. It is HUGELY advantageous to get nailed with an eviscerating blow or something for like "500 body", be able to call out "resolute", be at 1 health, and still have your beefy armor untouched.
It has tassets that cover the upper leg and pauldrons for the shoulders and upper arm.So have a spreadsheet I play around with armor calculations in. Its clearly not official, since its up to a marshal to determine armor points. And it assumes full mastercraft, which is far from guaranteed.
But I'm guessing you are close to 35 armor at the moment, assuming the brigadine covers either the upper arm or the upper leg and the leather is thick enough to count as heavy leather.
Repel is 2 XP per purchase with a 20 Martial XP prerequisite. Resolute is also a 2XP skill but with a 25XP prerequisite.I didn't see that one. What are the pre-reqs and how much does it cost?
In that case I think I'll stick with what I have and buy resolutes laterRepel is 2 XP per purchase with a 20 Martial XP prerequisite. Resolute is also a 2XP skill but with a 25XP prerequisite.
Not to counter ant previous statements but I really like Repel Strike as a two handed fighter. Resolute is also really good but only if you have a lot of them imo. More than anything I encourage you to try lots of things and see what you like.