The Power Gamer's 3.5
Warrior Strategy Guide

For fighters, barbarians, rangers, paladins, and monks

Kick Monster Butt

You're looking at the first strategy guide for the revised edition of the world's most popular role playing game. Let's be real -- the game's about combat, not charisma! This strategy guide gives you the strategies and techniques you need to win. It's like a football coach's playbook, or a video game champion's cheat codes. Feat combos, sneaky skill uses, multiclassing secrets, and abusing the rules: that's what it's all about.

Build the Perfect Warrior

Pick the wrong feats and you'll be pushing up daisies. Pick the right ones and you'll be racking up XP! This book is all about making the right decisions to build the perfect warrior. Whether you're a fighter, barbarian, ranger, paladin, or monk, if you're interested in combat, you'll learn how to max out your abilities.

Make the Right Decisions

Who has the better chance of hitting an AC 15 target: a 5th level fighter with a two-handed longsword, or a 5th level ranger with a longsword and shortsword? If your BAB is +7 and you're facing an AC 15 monster, how much of your attack bonus should you allocate to Power Attack? Does fighting defensively really help you live longer? When you're through with this book, you'll know the answers.

But Don't Tell the DM

Everything in this guide comes straight from the core rulebooks. It's 100 percent official material; all we do is tell you how to use it. But you don't want your DM to read this book. Just think, all these useful tips and suggestions in the hands of the guy who runs the monsters! Shudder. Keep this one tucked away or you'll regret it.

First of Its Kind

This book has no new rules, no new feats, and no new prestige classes. Instead, it brings to d20 the most popular book category of the video game industry: the strategy guide. The Power Gamer's 3.5 Warrior Strategy Guide tells fighters, barbarians, rangers, paladins, and monks how to make the right decisions to build the perfect warrior -- using only the 100 percent official rules presented in the PHB. Chock full of tables, charts, stats, and comparisons with all the number-crunching done for you, it's a first-of-its-kind product useable in ANY d20 campaign.

Rules Set: d20 v3.5.

Previews

  • Feats Chapter: This excerpt from the feats chapter shows the number-crunching and tactical analysis that makes the Warrior Strategy Guide useful for any player. Click here to view (200K PDF).

Reviews

  • EN World, fan review: 5 stars. "Make no mistake, this book is as fun to read as it is useful. While many players and DMís may encourage good role-playing, no one can really deny that combat is at the heart of the game, and this book will make sure that itís a game that you win."
  • EN World, fan review: 5 stars. "I recommend it heartily as a book that will see lots of use in your group."
  • EN World, fan review: 4 stars. "You'll see carefully reasoned and numerically supported arguments for some very diverse character options. They can all be fun to play, it's just a matter of what you like in a killing machine."

Concept: Joseph Goodman
Developers: J.E. Sawyer, Rob Schwalb
Graphic Design: Andy Hopp
Diagrams: Clayton Bunce
Rules Editor: Rob Baxter

GMG4310, 96 pages, $19.99.


Includes dozens of tables depicting tactical situations!