Split from the PERSONS Interview thread. I actually have a tanky 8th level fighter in Pathfinder with 1h bastard sword. From memory with power attack I'm +12 to hit (+15/+10 base), 2d10 + 14 (+1d6 cold from an enchant). Crit 17-20. With 30 AC and STR and CON 18 (97 HP) I want to get in early, hit hard, and spend the rest of the fight annoying my GM by not being hit or occasionally saying "Nah, I'll full defence" whilst the ranged and melee whittle away.