It's an age old question -- how can I make it as hard as possible for enemies to hit me, so I can slaughter them without even the slightest jostling of my coif? Typically, for those wanting to proceed armorless down a dangerous corridor, the option is to take a level in Monk for that sweet, sweet Wis bonus to AC.
But what if we want more? In the pursuit of building a more-or-less uselessly multiclassed but hilarious high level NPC, I've recently turned to third party resources to maximize the amount of stats I can grab to AC.
Thus far, I've found:
- As noted above, Monks give Wis to AC;
- the core Prestige class Duelist gives Int to AC, as an insight bonus equal to their Duelist level;
- the Paizo, Inc. Warrior Poet archetype for the Samurai class gives Cha to AC;
- Samurai Sheepdog's Accelerist class gives any of Int, Wis, or Cha to AC, depending on the chosen Accelerant;
- Samurai Sheepdog's S-Class Fighter has an Advanced Armor Talent that gives Wis to AC (noted here because the Accelerist is a Monk variant class, and so I wouldn't let someone take levels in both)
- and finally, Wordcasting Entertainment's Puglist gives 1/2 their Con modifier to AC.
So, this character is already a Warrior Poet Samurai 1 Accelerist (Alchemist) 1 Pugilist 1 S-Class Fighter 7 getting all the mentals and 1/2 Con to AC, but I want the full monty. My question is this: is there a published first- or third-party Pathfinder supplement with a class or archetype that, as a class feature or similar, adds some or all of a character's Strength modifier to their Armor Class?
To clarify, by "published first- or third-party Pathfinder supplement", I am explicitly disallowing things like homebrew-focused sites or forums, while allowing for books that d20pfsrd doesn't have. Ideally, it'd be under whatever open game license agreement that d20pfsrd has, and is thus published on their site, but I'm not against spending money on this NPC character if it's in a random PF1e book you got at a Barnes and Noble closing sale or something. Furthermore, I'm not going to borrow a class from 3.5e -- I'm exclusively focused on Pathfinder 1e, and no other game, no matter how close the relation. (And yes, I have checked the "Getting X to Y" doc, but that's largely first-party materials, and doesn't include any of the latter 3 classes as options, so...)
I'm willing to accept the answer "no", because I strongly suspect that if this existed I would already know about it, but there's no harm in asking a room full of experts for confirmation.
In advance of frame challenges that say I don't need to get all six stats to AC to have an absurdly high AC: I'm aware, but this is funnier.