I'm GM-ing a game with a small party fighting a couple of undead. Since the party is 6 big, I decided to put them against 4 CR 1/2 zombies.
One of the players is a Unarmed Brawler with a fondness for Grappling. Of course, this kind of hurts the effectiveness against enemies with DR 5/ slashing. Her level 1 feat is Improved Grappling. Is there any advice I can give the player to get a little bit more effectiveness against zombies ?
I'm currently considering adding in some skeletons among the zombies, where unarmed strikes should be a bit more efficient, give her something to do as well.
Party is level 1 at the moment. Switching builds is not really an option. The rest of the party is doing fine with the zombies (even though 1 got one-shot, there's a cleric along).
If there's a more GM-aimed solution, like giving some low-level item that can help a lot but still lets her punch things, that would also be fine. Budget is low, consider it around 150 GP max. I am thinking about an item that converts a modest amount of damage into magic damage someway ?
Background: I am very new to D&D type of games, as are all players. This is the first time for all of us.
Since it apparently wasn't clear, weapons are not an option for this player. This is purely a personal preference of the player herself. Do not remove answers that currently exist on these - other people finding this question may be interested - but don't post new answers referring only to weapons. It won't solve the problem.