Fighter 5e – Level 1 – Optimization

Hit Die: d10
Saving Throw Proficiencies: STR, CON
Weapon Proficiencies: Simple, Martial
Armor Proficiencies: Light, Medium, Heavy, Shields

Optimal Strength Standard Array: 15-12-14-10-13-8
Optimal Dexterity Standard Array: 12-15-14-10-13-8
Optimal Eldritch Standard Array: 15-12-14-13-10-8

Optimal Race:

  • Mountain Dwarf (STR +2, CON +2) Preview
  • Half-Orc (STR +2, CON +1)
  • Goliath (STR +2, CON +1)
  • Variant Human¬†(Great Weapon Master, STR +1, CON +1)
  • Earth Genasi (CON +2, STR +1)

Optimal Fighting Style

  • Archery (Dexterity)
  • Dueling (Strength)

Optimal Background:

  • Sailor (Athletics and Perception proficiency)
  • Pirate (Athletics and Perception proficiency)
  • Mercenary Veteran¬† (Athletics and Perception proficiency)
  • Solider (Athletics proficiency, Intimidation proficiency)

Optimal Weapon

  • Glaive (Two-handed Defenders)
  • Greatsword / Maul (Two-handed non-defenders)
  • Handaxe (High Strength)
  • Longsword / War Pick / Warhammer (High Strength with Shield)
  • Rapier (High Dexterity single weapon)
  • Shortsword (High Dexterity)
  • Longbow (High Dexterity)

Optimal Armor

  • Chain Mail
  • Half Plate