So my Barbarian / Kensai Magus was just killed (R.I.P) and I have to make a new 5th level character. I want a character with personality but at the same time be able to kick some ass.
After reading different Catfolk builds on the web, I was thinking something along the lines of:
2 levels of Urban Barbarian with Beast Totem rage
Beast Totem: 2 claw attacks that deal 1d6 points of slashing damage
Urban barbarian: +4 morale bonus to either STR, DEX or CON. Does not loose AC bonus.
3 levels Ranger Shapeshifter archtype
Natural weapon combat style: Improved Natural Attack (gives 1d8 claw attack)
Form of the Bear: +4 enhancement bonus to Strength
From this I read that I can have +8 STR when I'm raging and using Form of the Bear.
At his point I'm a bit confused. It seems I can do 2 claw attacks at full BAB as they are both primary weapons. But do I only have 1d8 or 1d10 in damage?
There is a long thread here which deals with some of my issues. But there is no clear answer.
Is it redundant to select:
- Catfolk with Cat's Claws
- Beast Totem
- Catfolk Exemplar
- Aspect of the Beast
That is, are any of those choices "wasted" in the sense that they provide benefits I'm already getting from one of the other choices?