I'm TRing my Barbarian soon and want to give Fighter a try next. I typically play with a group of players and I'm interested in making a Fighter that can run into a room, take the brunt of the damage, and utilize a bunch of the fun combat feats like Imp. Trip and Stunning Blow and such.
I'm thinking Dwarf with Dwarven Axe and Shield is a possibility, having naturally higher saving throws, extra combat dcs, and free proficiency.
I don't own Half-orc or Half-elf so I don't plan on making one of them, but any other race is fine if the reason is right.
My basic though is something like this:
Dwarf 20 Fighter
Stalwart Defender Prestige
High STR and CON with a mix of other stats for saves/skills/feat req.
Shield Feats, Maybe the THF Feats for glancing blows with Dwarven Axe?, Imp. Trip and Sunder, Stunning Blow, Cleave/Great Cleave, maybe Resilience for extra saves since -5 to hit might hurt this build to much, and then whatever else.
Enhancements to improve combat DCs, hp, ac, damage.
Decent enough intimidate for non-epic stuff.
Note that I'll be TRing shortly after he reaches 20.
Any advice is appreciated thanks!