Duergar Fighter

Dour and martial, the duergar as a race favor the path of the fighter over all others. Their tendency to attack first and ask questions later further reinforces this favoritism. A duergar’s natural toughness also helps him on the battlefield, where he is likely to wade directly into combat.

Hit Die: d12


To take a duergar fighter racial specialty level, a character must be a duergar about to take her 1st, 2nd, or 4th level of fighter.


Class Skills:

Duergar fighter racial specialty levels have the class skills of the standard fighter class, plus Move Silently. Skill Points at Each Level: 2 + Int modifier (or four times this number as a beginning character).

Class Features

All of the following are class features of the duergar fighter racial specialty levels.

Small and In Charge (Ex): A duergar’s exceptional stability allows him to better counter bull rushing or tripping attempts by an enemy. When a duergar fighter successfully stops a bull rush or trip attempt, he may immediately make an attack of opportunity against the opponent, even if he already made one at the start of the attempt (this attack doesn’t count against his limit of attacks of opportunity in one round). This racial specialty feature replaces the standard fighter’s 1st level bonus feat.

Bonus Feat (Ex): At 2nd level, a duergar fighter gets a bonus combat-oriented feat. This bonus feat must be drawn from the feats noted as fighter bonus feats or psionic feats. The duergar fighter must still meet all prerequisites for the bonus feat, including ability score and base attack bonus minimums as well as class requirements.

Pick Expertise (Ex): Decades of working underground has given the duergar a more expert skill with pick weapons (light pick and heavy pick, plus similar weapons at the GM’s option). As a result, a duergar fighter gains a +1 bonus on attack rolls and +2 bonus on damage rolls when wielding a pick. These bonuses do not stack with Weapon Focus or Weapon Specialization, but are treated as equivalent for the purpose of qualifying for feats, prestige classes, or anything else that requires those feats. This racial specialty feature replaces the bonus feat gained by a standard 4th level fighter.

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