Vanguard (Fighter)

VANGUARD: The vanguard is a frontline warrior trained to fight in the middle of enemy lines. Tough and durable, a vanguard is a reliable defender capable of holding the line and enduring blows that would fell a lesser man.

Advantages:
– May use Defensive Stance once per day. Gains one use at level 1, one use at level 4, and an additional use every 4 levels thereafter.

DEFENSIVE STANCE: For 1 turn, the Vanguard gains +50% resistance to all forms of physical damage, a +2 bonus to Saving Throws, and a 50% movement rate penalty.

– Gains 5% resistance to crushing, slashing, piercing, and missile damage every 5 levels to a maximum of 20% at level 20.
– Hit Die: d12

Disadvantages:
– May not exceed High Mastery (four slots) in single-handed melee weapons.
– May not exceed Specialization (two slots) in any other weapon.