Brief explanation; this is my third/fourth character of the campaign (after 4 sessions). He was originally a level 2 Elf Ranger, but after a mishap with a trapped temple and a Cloaker he got reincarnated as a level 1 Lizardfolk ranger. (My previous chars were a delightfully fun Warforged who was just about to kick ass as an incarnate/swordsage hybrid but got critical'ed by an ogre wielding a greatclub, and a short-lived half-orc sorcerer who fell down a well shaft and... folded in half, kinda.)
First things first: stats.
STR: 15. DEX: 9. CON: 17. INT: 7. WIS: 11. CHA: 15.
So, not that bad. I sunk a feat into Point Blank Shot because the original Elf Ranger was going to be an archer, and I can't change that. The natural armour bonus of +1 at the low level is fun, and having two claw and one bite attack is new. My question is, what are some good options? A paladin relies on the exact stats I have in abundance, a barbarian would fit nicely with raging claw/bite attacks, continuing as a ranger focused on Two-Weapon(claw) fighting is also an option... but none of these are classes I've really experienced, hence the question. As far as character goal goes; nothing specific per se, but high damage would be nice. I've heard there's various ways to get magic enchants on my claws... Also, DM house rules state that since I had a character previously in Incarnate, I can't go that route until my next character. Same for Swordsage and Sorcerer. Totemist could be good, but the DM is reviewing that until he determines whether it's 'broken' (he saw Blink Shirt and nixed it immediately).
Edit: I've pretty much decided to go for a Ranger/Paladin hybrid. My DM has declared that both those class levels shall stack for the purposes of a Druid's animal companion, which I can take instead of a special mount/Ranger animal companion. With the Natural Bond feat I'd have full access to all the good companions (huge viper at level 7? Yes please!). Now my main concern is making the most of my high Strength score (since the high Charisma will be used by Paladin spells) to do some damage. What stuff exists to buff natural attacks with claws/bite attacks?