Re: Stormguard Warrior
Don't forget to save on one feat by picking up an Iron Heart Vest for 3k gp. Totally worth it, unless your DM is the type to take away characters' equipment frequently.
Wall of Blades and Iron Heart Surge are two of the best Iron Heart maneuvers, and they're both low-level.
Besides those two, you need a stance. Punishing Stance and Absolute Steel are the only two low-level options you have. Both of them are decent but not great. (Well, Punishing Stance is pretty devastating at very low level play, but it doesn't scale, so it ends up being "just ok.")
So: at about Level 6, buy a Novice Iron Heart Vest that will let you learn Wall of Blades. About Level 10 take Martial Study (Iron Heart Surge). Somewhere in between there, take Martial Stance (either option) and Ironheart Aura. Then when you've done all that, take Stormguard Warrior ASAP.
Note that Stormguard Warrior really gets a lot scarier when combined with TWF.
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