The spear is one of the oldest weapons known to most humanoid races, and no weapon has seen as much use. Many martial arts traditions consider the spear to be the ultimate weapon.
This alters the fighter’s class skills.
A spear fighter is not proficient with heavy armor or tower shields. Instead, he gains Dodge as a bonus feat, even if he doesn’t fulfill the prerequisites, but he can’t use this feat while wearing heavy armor or using a shield.
This alters the fighter’s armor proficiencies.
Balanced Stride (Ex)
This replaces bravery.
Spear Parry (Ex)
At 3rd level, a spear fighter learns to parry his opponents’ attacks with his spear. This functions as a swashbuckler’s opportune parry and riposte deed except as noted below. The spear fighter must use a weapon from the spears weapon group to perform the parry. He doesn’t need panache to parry an attack or to make an attack against a creature whose attack he has parried; instead, he takes a cumulative –4 penalty on all attacks (including further parry attempts) until the end of his next turn. At 7th, 11th, and 15th levels, the penalty decreases by 1. At 19th level, a spear fighter can use spear parry without penalty.
Weapon Training (Ex)
At 5th level, a spear fighter must choose the spears weapon group for the weapon training class feature.
Weapon Mastery (Ex)
At 20th level, a spear fighter must choose a weapon from the spears weapon group for his weapon mastery class feature.
Pathfinder Player Companion: Martial Arts Handbook © 2018, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Thurston Hillman, Mikko Kallio, Jacob W. Michaels, Matt Morris, Daniel Reed, Mikhail Rekun, Mark Seifter, and Jeffrey Swank.