Just doing some quick sketches of characters from the Pathfinder game my roommate is running. These are the party’s bruisers, the paladin Encanis played by Bov and the fighter Vors played by Jake. The main difference between them combat-wise is that Vors is harder to hit while Encanis is harder to deal lasting damage to–anything you put on him is going to get healed next round. Aside from that they’ve both got similar weapons, strength bonuses, potions and other buffs available.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is where the damage comes from.