Wild Pugilist (Brawler/Hunter)

Some people train their bodies to emulate animals, while others use magic to do the same. On the other hand, wild pugilists essentially cheat, forcing their bodies to change without magic or emulation. (Original Concept by Christos Gurd)

Primary Class: Brawler.

Secondary Class: Hunter.

Alignment: Any.

Hit Dice: d10.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The wild pugilist selects three hunter skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal brawler class skills. The wild pugilist gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The wild pugilist is proficient with all simple weapons, plus the hand axe, short sword, and all weapons from the close fighter weapon group. She is also proficient with light armor, but not with shields.

Animal Focus (Su): At 1st level, a wild pugilist gains the hunter’s animal focus ability. This ability, second animal focus, and unleash the beast replace martial flexibility.

Animal Soul: At 1st level, a wild pugilist gains Animal Soul as a bonus feat, even if she does not meet the prerequisites. This ability replaces martial training.

Bestial Claws (Ex): At 2nd level, a wild pugilist gains Aspect of the Beast as a bonus feat, even if she does not meet the prerequisites. She must choose the claws of the beast manifestation. Whenever she gains a new bonus feat, she may instead choose an additional manifestation from those listed in the Aspect of the Beast feat. This replaces the bonus feat gained at 2nd level.

Wild Weapon Mastery (Ex): This is exactly like the close weapon mastery ability, except that it functions only with natural weapons. If the wild pugilist has (or later gains) the Improved Natural Attack combat feat he does not increase the damage dice by one step and instead uses her full level (instead of her level –4) to determine the damage dealt.

Second Animal Focus (Su): At 10th level, a wild pugilist gains the hunter’s second animal focus ability.

Unleash the Beast (Su): At 20th level, a wild pugilist no longer has a daily duration for either of her animal foci.

Table: Wild Pugilist