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As characters, fighters have an immense amount of scope. A player may take a fighter character straight from 1st level, all the way to 20th and not regret it, for they develop into truly awesome killing machines. There is little that can stand against a high level fighter and hope to survive, for these are the characters that truly forge legends within a gaming group.
Somewhere along the level progression, however, many players seek to give their fighter a greater edge, far beyond the extraordinary number of bonus feats they can amass. A well-chosen prestige class can enormously enhance a fighter, granting him special abilities far beyond that of his peers, all the while allowing him to build up further levels in his core class at any time. Presented here are a set of prestige classes intended to allow a fighter to expand far beyond a sword-swinging warrior, forever destined to march in front of the rest of his adventuring party. Whilst other character classes may freely take these prestige classes on, so long as they match the prerequisites, it is the fighter who will certainly gain the most from them, adding their unique class features to his deadly skill in battle. A player will find a wide spread of such prestige classes to choose from, across the whole range of character levels – some may be entered into relatively quickly, whilst others will rely on very high level characters to enable entry.
Through the use of these prestige classes, your fighter will easily prove himself the most capable member of the party, able to face any enemy on an equal footing, whilst his comrades contemplate retreat.