Fighters are a rather unassuming class geared heavily toward defensive fighting with heavy missile support. Their class powers are not nearly so impressive as, for example, Barbarians in terms of damage or maneuverability, but do provide significant long-term defensive bonuses that, combined with a strong skill set featuring Find Weakness, Archery, Dodge, and Athletics and generally excellent starting gear makes Fighters a safe, if somewhat boring, choice. Conventional pairings for a Fighter are drakelings or dwarves since both start with excellent starting gear, Toughness and Strength, and complement the Fighter's skill set well. Players wishing to take advantage of the strong archery abilities of Fighters may wish to try more agile races (elves or hurthlings).

Basic Information[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

The base stats for male Fighters are tabulated below. Female Fighters will, on average, have -1 Strength and +1 Dexterity compared to males. Note that any value may vary from these typical values by around +/-5 due to starsigns or birth effects, and further if the question system is not employed. See Talk:Archer for details on how these tables were generated. Fighters typically receive a large bonus to Strength, Toughness, and Willpower. Most Fighters are likely to be literate, although there are a number of borderline cases.

Race St Le Wi Dx To Ch Ap Ma Pe
Human 16 13 13 12 15 9 11  10 12 
Troll 29  5 10  10  26  6 6
High Elf 16 14  12 19  12  9 16 13  17 
Gray Elf 16  14  13 17  10 8 21 15  17 
Dark Elf 14 10  16 19  13 7 14 16 15
Dwarf 19  11  14 11 19 10 10 13
Gnome 14  11  12 15 16 11  11 14 13
Hurthling 10 10  13 19  18 11  11 8 12
Orc 22  13 12  19 8 8 6
Drakeling 21 10  16 11  19 10 11 

Starting Skills[edit | edit source]

Skill Typical Value Typical Modifier Available Ingame?
Archery 15 4d4 No
Athletics 35 4d5 No
Climbing 30 4d4 N/A
Dodge 15 4d5 No
Find Weakness 10 4d4 No
First Aid 25 4d4 N/A
Haggling 25 3d4 N/A
Listening 25 3d4 N/A
Metallurgy 15 3d5 No
Stealth 10 3d4 Yes
Swimming 25 3d4 Yes
Two Weapon Combat 10 4d5 Yes

Crowning Gifts[edit | edit source]

All of the four weapons available are two-handed, Vanquisher and Grod are very desirable weapons because of their high damage and slaying powers. Obviously Protector and Bracers of war are both excellent and extremely desirable artifacts.

HP, PP, To-hit Growth by Level[edit | edit source]

HP: Very high
PP: None
Melee to-hit: Very high
Ranged to-hit: High

Special Abilities[edit | edit source]

Class Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • The number of marks required to increase melee and missile weapon skills is reduced by 16%.
  • Heir gift is an eternium girdle of typical stats [0,+4].

Class Powers[edit | edit source]

  • Level 6: +7% PV from armor (minimum +1). This is calculated based on the total PV from the equipped helmet, girdle, body armor, shield, gauntlets, cloak, and boots.
  • Level 12: +50% DV from Dodge skill. This adds a maximum of +5 DV (at skill level 100).
  • Level 18: +15% PV from armor (minimum +1). Replaces (not cumulative with) the level 6 class power.
  • Level 25: Critical hit rate increase by 10%.
  • Level 32: +25% PV from armor (minimum +1). Replaces (not cumulative with) the level 6 and 18 class powers.
  • Level 40: Can use a bash attack that deals 20% more damage and may stun opponents for an increased energy cost (base attack cost + 500).
  • Level 50: For an energy cost of 3500, the Fighter may attack every opponent adjacent to them.

Starting Gear[edit | edit source]

Human Troll High Elf Gray Elf Dark Elf
Dwarf Gnome Hurthling Orc Drakeling
Ratling Mist Elf
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