Walking Fortress (3.5e Prestige Class)
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The Walking Fortress
Abilities: 25 Constitution Score
Feats: Shield Proficiency(Tower), Armor Proficiency(Heavy)
Special: Must currently have an active defense based class and role.
|1st||+1||+2||+2||+2||Bonus Feat, First Tower, Bulwark, Golem Body|
|2nd||+2||+3||+3||+3||Epic Toughness, Fast Healing, Strength of Shield|
|4th||+4||+4||+4||+4||Epic Toughness, Fast Healing|
|5th||+5||+4||+4||+4||Bonus Feat, Second Tower, Improved Bulwark|
|6th||+6/+1||+5||+5||+5||Epic Toughness, Fast Healing|
|7th||+7/+2||+5||+5||+5||Bonus Feat, Shield of Soul|
|8th||+8/+3||+6||+6||+6||Epic Toughness, Fast Healing|
|9th||+9/+4||+6||+6||+6||Bonus Feat, Greater Bulwark|
|10th||+10/+5||+7||+7||+7||Epic Toughness, Fast Healing, Third Tower|
|11th||+11/+6/+1||+7||+7||+7||Bonus Feat, Anchored|
|12th||+12/+7/+2||+8||+8||+8||Epic Toughness, Fast Healing|
|13th||+13/+8/+3||+8||+8||+8||Bonus Feat, Master Bulwark|
|14th||+14/+9/+4||+9||+9||+9||Epic Toughness, Fast Healing|
|15th||+15/+10/+5||+9||+9||+9||Bonus Feat, Fourth Tower|
|16th||+16/+11/+6/+1||+10||+10||+10||Epic Toughness, Fast Healing|
|17th||+17/+12/+7/+2||+10||+10||+10||Bonus Feat, Armored Deflection|
|18th||+18/+13/+8+3||+11||+11||+11||Epic Toughness, Fast Healing|
|19th||+19/+14/+9/+4||+11||+11||+11||Bonus Feat, Armored Saves|
|20th||+20/+15/+10/+5||+12||+12||+12||Epic Toughness, Fast Healing, Unmovable|
Class Skills (1 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
All of the following are class features of the Tank.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: All simple and martial weapons and all armor and shields.
Bonus Feat: Starting at level 1 the Walking Fortress gains a bonus feat every other level. Example level 1, 3, 5,....etc
First Tower: A Tower Shield Permanently circles the Walking Fortress granting him an armor bonus of a +3 Steel Tower Shield. The Walking Fortress can control these to defend a specific target, in doing so he needs to make a concentration check of DC 15 every round. These shields are treated as equipped shields for the purpose of gaining mods and buffs and like wise debuffs. These cannot be destroyed or disintegrated.
Golem Body: The Walking Fortress gains the Golem Body feat
Bulwark: The Walking Fortress gains +3 to his AC
Epic Toughness: Starting at level 2 and every other level the Walking Fortress gains the Epic Toughness feat. Example level 2, 4, 6, etc.
Fast Healing: Starting at Level 2 and every other level the Walking Fortress gains the Fast Healing (5) feat. Example level 2, 4, 6, etc.
Strength of Shield: The Walking Fortress gains strength from protecting others and thus gains 1/2 of his total AC to attack and damage rolls.
Second Tower The Walking Fortress gains his second tower shield. The shields are now +4 Steel Tower Shields
Improved Bulwark: Natural AC bonus increases to +6
Shield of Soul: The Walking Fortress gains spell resistance and damage reduction equal to 1/4 of his total AC. This stacks with any spell resistance he has. Also the Walking Fortress is immune to all supernatural effects
Greater Bulwark: Natural AC bonus increases to +9
Third Tower: The Walking Fortress gains his third tower shield. The shields are now considered +4 Mithral Tower Shields.
Anchored: The Walking Fortress is so grounded that throwing him is very difficult. When attempting to grapple and throw the Walking Fortress the opponent must make a strength DC equal to 10 + Walking Fortress level + 1/2 of Walking Fortress AC or fail the grapple and/or throw.
Master Bulwark: Natural AC bonus increases to +12
Fourth Tower: The Walking Fortress gains his fourth and final tower shield. The shields are considered to be +5 adamantite tower shields
Armored Deflection: Acts as a Greater Deflection, however this also grants the ability to deflect supernatural and spell-like abilities. The Walking Fortress reflects a total of 1/3 of his total AC spell levels back at the caster, if it is a supernatural or spell-like ability and does not have a caster level then deflect a percentage of the damage back at the caster equal to the Walking Fortress' spell resistance, this cannot exceed 80% total damage deflected.
Armored Saves: The Walking Fortress is used to being bombarded by all sorts of attacks and thus gains 1/10 of his total AC to all saving throws.
The Fortress: Once activated the Walking Fortress gains total concealment of +50%. All attempts to throw or shove the Walking Fortress fails. The Walking Fortress gains 100% of his total AC added to his AC. This lasts for 10 + Character level + Con Mod rounds and cannot be activated again for another 5 + 1d10 rounds.
Playing a Walking Fortress
Religion: Walking Fortress worship a variety of gods but mostly Protection gods.
Other Classes: Walking Fortresses are a valued part of the team they may not deal damage but they do take it so stacking defensive classes are a great idea, or a strong offensive to balance out.
Combat: Walk into a room and gather attention and stand there and take it and defend allies.