Spirit warriors combine the primal power of a barbarian with the animal affinity of a druid. He can access the primal rage within, shrug off damage, and assume the physical form of his animal spirit. (Original Concept by Elghinn Lightbringer)
Primary Class: Barbarian.
Secondary Class: Druid.
Alignment: Any nonlawful.
Hit Dice: d10.
Bonus Skills and Ranks: The spirit warrior may select three druid skills to add to his class skills in addition to the normal barbarian class skills. The spirit warrior gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The spirit warrior is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, with light armor, medium armor, and with shields (except tower). A spirit warrior follows the armor restrictions described in the druid class entry.
Spirit Animal (Su): A spirit warrior has awakened his primal animal spirit deep within his soul. This spirit grants the spirit warrior a +1 competence bonus to any skill checks made as determined by the spirit type as shown on the table below. This bonus increases by +1 every four levels thereafter, to a maximum of +5 at 17th level. This ability replaces traps sense.
Table: Spirit Animal
Infused Body (Su): At 4th level, a spirit warrior’s body becomes one with his spirit animal and gains a +1 natural armor bonus. This bonus increases by +1 for every five levels the spirit warrior has attained, to a maximum of +4 at 19t level. This ability replaces rage power at 2nd, 14th and 20th level.
Wild Shape (Su): Once per day, a 7th level spirit warrior can wild shape as the druid ability, but can only turn himself into a Medium animal of the same type as his spirit animal. This ability functions as beast shape I, but the effect lasts for 1 hour per 2 spirit warrior levels, or until he changes back. At 10th level, a spirit warrior can wild shape twice per day, and can change into a Large form of his spirit animal. His wild shape now functions as beast shape II. At 13th level, a spirit warrior can wild shape three times per day. At 16th level, a spirit warrior can use wild shape four times per day, and can change into a Huge form of his spirit animal. His wild shape now functions as beast shape III. At 19th level, a spirit warrior can wild shape five times per day. A spirit warrior can rage while in his wild shape form. This ability replaces damage reduction.
Spirit Hybrid (Su): At 8th level, a spirit warrior can assume a humanoid hybrid form of his spirit animal whenever he wild shapes, instead of the normal animal form. When in this form, the spirit warrior gains the senses, natural armor bonus, speed, natural attacks, and racial skill modifiers of his animal form. This also allows the spirit warrior to use ranged or melee weapons in addition to natural attacks during his wild shape. This ability replaces rage power at 8th level.
Dire Spirit (Ex): At 12th level, whenever the spirit warrior wild shapes, he may add either the Advanced template or Giant template to his spirit animal form as a free action. Adding any one of these templates increases the creature’s equivalent HD by +1. This ability replaces indomitable will.
Rage Powers: The following rage powers complement the spirit warrior multiclass archetype: Animal Fury, Beast Totem*, Beast Totem (Greater)*, Beast Totem (Lesser)*, Bestial Climber (ape, bear, serpent)†, Bestial Leaper (ape, lion, tiger, wolf)†, Bestial Swimmer (boar, crocodile)†, Fearless Rage, Primal Scent†, Raging Climber (ape, bear, serpent), Raging Leaper (ape, lion, tiger, wolf), Raging Swimmer (boar, crocodile), Scent, Spirit Totem*, Spirit Totem (Greater)*, Spirit Totem (Lesser)*, and Terrifying Howl. (*Advanced Player’s Guide)
Table: Spirit Warrior