Quote Originally Posted by ShneekeyTheLost View Post
Let me ask you something:

Why do you want to play a paladin? Is it the 'holy warrior' vibe you like? Is it a particular combination of class abilities? Does the name sound cool?

I'm fairly certain that a mechanically viable alternative exists which meets your criteria, if only we were informed what it is.
I think he specifically wants to play the paladin class itself.