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The Barbarian Class

This is an series of articles on which 5th Edition classes are available in my campaign and where you will find a teacher. It starts out with Humans and Dwarves being the source of all classes, due to the other races still being in development so this will be updated as that expands as well. Expect to see additions due to those races over the next year or two. This is a long term project so I am not rushing to complete it, doing one sub race at a time.

Classes Available: Barbarian, Bard, Cleric, Druid, Fighter, Monk, Paladin, Ranger, Rogue, Sorcerer, Warlock and Wizard.

Hit Dice: 1d12 per barbarian level

Proficiencies:

  • Armour: Light armour, medium armour, shields.
  • Weapons: Simple weapons, martial weapons, two weapons are advanced to skilled under Weapons Mastery.
  • Tools: None.
  • Saving Throws: Strength, Constitution.
  • Skills: Choose two from Animal Handling, Athletics, Intimidation, Nature, Perception, and Survival.

Starting Gear:

  • a greataxe or any martial melee weapon
  • two handaxes or any simple weapon
  • An explorer’s pack and four javelins

Class Features:

* Class Variant Feature available

Class Features

(1st) Rage

In battle, you fight with primal ferocity. On your turn you can enter a rage as a bonus action.

While raging, you can gain the following benefits if you aren’t wearing heavy armour.

  • You have advantage on Strength checks and Strength saving throws.
  • When you make a melee weapon attack using Strength, you gain a bonus to the damage rolls (+2 – 1st, +3 – 9th, +4 – 16th).
  • You have resistance to bludgeoning, piercing and slashing damage.

If you are able to cast spells, you can’t cast or concentrate on them while raging.

Your rage lasts for 1 minute (10 rounds). It ends early if you are knocked unconscious, or if your turn ends and you haven’t attacked a hostile creature since your last turn or taken damage since then. You can also end your rage as a bonus action on your turn.

Once you have raged up to your level (2 – 1st, 3 – 3rd, 4 – 6th, 5 – 12th, 6 – 17th, unlimited – 20th), you must finish a long rest before you can rage again.

(1st) Unarmoured Defence

While you are not wearing any armour, your Armour Class is equal to 10 + Dex Mod + Con Mod. You can still use a shield and gain this benefit.

(2nd) Danger Sense (Variant available)

You gain an uncanny sense of when things nearby aren’t as they should be, giving you an edge when you dodge away from danger.

You have advantage on Dexterity saving throws against effects that you can see, such as traps and spells. To gain this benefit, you can’t be blinded, deafened, or incapacitated.

(2nd) Survival Instincts (Variant)

(Replaces Danger Sense) – Unearthed Arcana #65 (2019-11-04)

You become proficient in your choice of two of the following skills: Animal Handling, Medicine, Nature, Perception, or Survival.

Your proficiency bonus is doubled for any ability checks that uses either of those skills.

(2nd) Reckless Attack

You can throw aside all concern for defence to attack with fierce desperation. When you make your first attack on your turn, you can decide to attack recklessly. Doing so gives you advantage on melee weapon attack rolls using Strength during this turn, but attack rolls against you have advantage until your next turn.

(3rd) Primal Path (Also at 6th, 10th, 14th)

See the Primal Paths selected for more details.

(4th) Ability Score Improvement (Also at 8th, 12th, 16th, 19th)

See the 5E Classes link or go to menu and select D&D RPG then D&D Classes. Characters get both attribute increase as well as a feat.

(5th) Extra Attack

See the 5E Classes link or go to menu and select D&D RPG then D&D Classes. You can attack twice when making a melee attack action.

(5th) Fast Movement (Variant available)

Your speed increases by 10 ft while your are not wearing heavy armour.

(5th) Instinctive Pounce (Variant)

(Replaces Fast Movement) – Unearthed Arcana #65 (2019-11-04)

When a creature ends its turn within 15 ft of you, you can use your reaction to move up to half your speed to a space closer to the creature. This movement doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks.

(7th) Feral Instinct

Your instincts are so honed that you have advantage on initiative rolls.

Additionally, if you are surprised at the beginning of combat and are not incapacitated, you can act normally on your first turn if you start your turn using a bonus action to rage.

Primal Paths

The Barbarian class has no other rule changes except that the list of selectable paths are below.

Primal Paths (fully detailed in their own posts):

  • Path of the Ancestors (mhh33) While other barbarians lose themselves to their fury, the Path of the Ancestors channels the power of the ancient spirits of a tribe through rage. When the rage takes you, the spirits of the ancients’ flow through your body, granting you their strength and wisdom. Barbarians on the Path of the Ancestors are often leaders, or respected advisors, with the strength to bring greater tempers to heel.
  • Path of the Ancestral Guardian (xge9) Some barbarians hail from cultures that revere their ancestors. These tribes teach that the warriors of the past linger in the world as mighty spirits, who can guide and protect the living. When a barbarian who follows this path rages, the barbarian contacts the spirit world and calls on these guardian spirits for aid. Barbarians who draw on their ancestral guardians can better fight to protect their tribes and their allies. In order to cement ties to their ancestral guardians, barbarians who follow this path cover themselves in elaborate tattoos that celebrate their ancestors’ deeds. These tattoos tell sagas of victories against terrible monsters and other fearsome rivals.
  • Path of the Battlerager (swag121) Known as Kuldjargh (literally “axe idiot”) in Dwarvish, battleragers are dwarf followers of the gods of war and take the Path of the Battlerager. They specialize in wearing bulky, spiked armour and throwing themselves into combat, striking with their body itself and giving themselves over to the fury of battle.
  • Path of the Berserker (ph49) For some barbarians. rage is a means to an end-that end being violence. The Path of the Berserker is a path of untrammelled fury, slick with blood. As you enter the berserker’s rage. you thrill in the chaos of battle, heedless of your own health or well-being.
  • Path of the Harrier (br182) Barbarians channel their rage in many ways. For some, it brings about a near-mindless frenzy, an overpowering urge to slaughter. For others, it provides clarity, focus, and a drive to eliminate any obstacle that stands in their path. The Path of the Harrier leads to a place where barbarians can control their rage and focus it in constructive ways. Unlike many other barbarians, those who follow the Path of the Harrier favour ranged weapons, loosing missile after missile with frightening alacrity and accuracy.
  • Path of the Juggernaut (tcs102) Walls crumbled and legions fell to but a handful of fearsome warriors as they cut a path for the herd to charge in and take what they wished before vanishing back into the Dividing Plains. These fearsome barbarians that would break through the shields and towers of nearby townships became known as the Juggernauts. The lineage of trained juggernauts that survived still teach the ways of their unbreakable rage. Honed to assault the lairs of powerful threats to their way of life, or defend against armed hordes of snarling goblinoids, the juggernauts represent the finest of frontline destroyers.
  • Path of the Storm Herald (xge10) All barbarians harbour a fury within. Their rage grants them superior strength, durability, and speed. Barbarians who follow the Path of the Storm Herald learn to transform that rage into a mantle of primal magic, which swirls around them. When in a fury, a barbarian of this path taps into the forces of nature to create powerful magical effects. Storm heralds are typically elite champions who train alongside druids, rangers, and others sworn to protect nature. Other storm heralds hone their craft in lodges in regions wracked by storms, in the frozen reaches at the world’s end, or deep in the hottest deserts.
  • Path of the Totem Warrior (gm, ph, scag) The Path of the Totem Warrior is a spiritual journey, as the barbarian accepts a spirit animal as guide, protector, and inspiration. In battle. your totem spirit fills you with supernatural might. adding magical fuel to your barbarian rage. Most barbarian tribes consider a totem animal to be kin to a particular clan.
  • Path of the Zealot (xge11) Some deities inspire their followers to pitch themselves into a ferocious battle fury. These barbarians are zealots- warriors who channel their rage into powerful displays of divine power. A variety of gods across the worlds of D&D inspire their followers to embrace this path. Tempus from the Forgotten Realms and Hextor and Erythnul of Greyhawk are all prime examples. In general, the gods who inspire zealots are deities of combat, destruction, and violence. Not all are evil, but few are good.

Character Build Shortcuts

Class BuildBarbarian – Level 01 (Starting)

  • Starting Hit Points: 12 HP + Con Mod
  • Starting Proficiencies:
    • Armour: Light and Medium Armour
    • Saving Throws: Strength, Constitution
    • Skills: Choose any two from Animal Handling, Athletics, Intimidation, Nature, Perception and Survival.
    • Tools: None
    • Weapons Mastery: Gains proficiency with simple weapons and martial weapons, two weapons upgraded to skilled.
  • Starting Equipment:
    • a greataxe or any martial weapon
    • two handaxes or any simple weapon
    • A explorers pack and four javalins
  • Rage (Barbarian 1st ph48) In battle, you fight with primal ferocity. On your turn, you can enter a rage as a bonus action. While raging, you gain the following benefits if you aren’t wearing heavy armor:
    • You have advantage on Strength checks and Strength saving throws.
    • When you make a melee weapon attack using Strength, you gain a bonus to the damage of +2.
    • You have resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage.
    • If you are able to cast spells, you can’t cast them or concentrate on them while raging. Your rage lasts for 1 minute. lt ends early if you are knocked unconscious or if your turn ends and you haven’t attacked a hostile creature since your last turn or taken damage since then. You can also end your rage on your turn as a bonus action.
    • Once you have raged twice, you must finish a long rest before you can rage again.
  • Unarmoured Attack (Barbarian 1st ph48) While you are not wearing any armor, your Armor Class equals 10 + your Dexterity modifier + your Constitution modifier. You can use a shield and still gain this benefit.

Class BuildBarbarian – Level 02

  • Hit Points: 7 HP + Con Mod
  • Danger Sense (Barbarian 2nd ph47) You gain an uncanny sense of when things nearby aren’t as they should be, giving you an edge when you dodge away from danger.
    • You have advantage on Dexterity saving throws against effects that you can see, such as traps and spells. To gain this benefit, you can’t be blinded, deafened, or incapacitated.
  • Reckless Attack (Barbarian 2nd ph47) You can throw aside all concern for defense to attack with fierce desperation. When you make your first attack on your turn, you can decide to attack recklessly. Doing so gives you advantage on melee weapon attack rolls using Strength during this turn, but attack rolls against you have advantage until your next turn.

Class BuildBarbarian – Level 03

  • Hit Points: 7 HP + Con Mod
  • Primal Path – Select Primal Path.
  • Rage Upgrade (Barbarian 3rd) +1 Rage per long rest

Class BuildBarbarian – Level 04

  • Hit Points: 7 HP + Con Mod
  • Ability Score Improvement (Select Both) Attribute and Feat

Class BuildBarbarian – Level 05

  • Hit Points: 7 HP + Con Mod
  • Extra Attack (Barbarian 5th ph49) You can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn.
  • Fast Movement (Barbarian 5th) Your speed increases by 10 feet while you aren’t wearing heavy armour.

Class BuildBarbarian – Level 06

  • Hit Points: 7 HP + Con Mod
  • Primal Path Upgrade – gain the 6th level primal path feature.
  • Primal Knowledge (Tashias) Gain proficiency in another barbarian class skill. Choose from Animal Handling, Athletics, Intimidation, Nature, Perception and Survival.
  • Rage Upgrade (Barbarian 6th) +1 Rage per long rest

Class BuildBarbarian – Level 07

  • Hit Points: 7 HP + Con Mod
  • Feral Instinct (Barbarian 7th) Your instincts are so honed that you have advantage on initiative rolls. Additionally, if you are surprised at the beginning of combat and aren’t incapacitated. you can act normally on your first turn, but only if you enter your rage before doing anything else on that turn.
  • Instinctive Pounce (Tashias 7th) When entering rage as a bonus action, you can also move half your speed ignoring difficult terrain and treated as a leap for movement purposes for crossing gaps or chasms. This movement is ontop of your normal movement for the round.

Class BuildBarbarian – Level 08

  • Hit Points: 7 HP + Con Mod
  • Ability Score Improvement (Select Both) Attribute and Feat

Class BuildBarbarian – Level 09

  • Hit Points: 7 HP + Con Mod
  • Brutal Critical (Barbarian 9th) You can roll one additional weapon damage die when determining the extra damage for a critical hit with a melee attack.
  • Rage Upgrade (Barbarian 9th) +1 Rage Damage.

Class BuildBarbarian – Level 11

  • Hit Points: 7 HP + Con Mod
  • Primal Knowledge (Tashias) Gain proficiency in another barbarian class skill. Choose from Animal Handling, Athletics, Intimidation, Nature, Perception and Survival.

Class BuildBarbarian – Level 16

  • Hit Points: 7 HP + Con Mod
  • Primal Knowledge (Tashias) Gain proficiency in another barbarian class skill. Choose from Animal Handling, Athletics, Intimidation, Nature, Perception and Survival.

Design Details

These were options considered for level advancement but not used in the end.

(3rd) Weapons Mastery (Also at 6th, 9th, 11th, 14th, 17th and 20th)

Advance one weapon under the weapons mastery rules.

Content Updates

  • 2021-10-29 – Added in Tashia’s Cauldron of Everything class options.
  • 2021-08-05 – Updated the layout and menu.
  • 2020-08-06 – Created a post for each of the paths.
  • 2020-07-25 – Moved Totem Warrior to its own post.
  • 2020-06-28 – Expanded Berserker and Totem Warrior.
  • 2020-06-11 – Format clean up as well as transfer of updates from Secret Crafts.
Mystara 5E Classes

Overview, Downtime for Gaining Level

Barbarian: Ancestors, Ancestral Guardian, Battlerager, Berserker, Harrier, Juggernaut, Storm Herald, Totem Warrior, Zealot

Bard: Entropy, Fey Magic, Glamour, Greenleaf, the Jester, Lore, Swords, Valour, Virtue, Whispers

Cleric: Air, Ambition, Apocalypse, Arcana, Balance, Beauty, Beer, Blood, Cats, Clockwork, Corruption, Creation, Darkness, Death, Dragon, Earth, Fire, Forge, Grave, Hunger, Hunt, Hunting, Justice, Knowledge, Labyrinth, Life, Light, Lust, Madness, Moon, Mountain, Nature, Oceans, Order, Prophecy, Repose, Solidarity, Speed, Strength, Tempest, Time, Travel, Trickery, Tyranny, Void, War, Water, Zeal

Druid: Dreams, Feyfriend, the Forest Kingdom, the Land, the Moon, the Shapeless and Prime Terror, the Shepherd, the Stones, the Tree of Life

Fighter: Arcane Archer, Banneret, Battle Master, Cavalier, Champion, Clacking Mercenary, Edjet, Eldritch Knight, Ghost Knight, Griffon Knight, Hospitaller, Knight Surgeon, Samurai, Shield Bearer, Sword Dancer, Weapons Master, Woodlands Cavalier

Monk: the Cobalt Soul, the Drunken Master, the Elements, Iron, the Kensai, the Long Death, the Open Hand, Shadow, the Sun Soul

Paladin: the Ancients, the Ascetic, Battle, Conquest, the Crown, Devotion, the Eagle, the Giving Grave, Mercy, Perfection, the Radiance, Redepmtion, Thunder, Vengeance. Special – Oathbreaker

Ranger: Beast Master, Explorer, Fey Hunter, Gloom Stalker, Hidden Guardian, Horizon Walker, Hunter, Monster Slayer, Unicorn Charger, Vampire Slayer, Zobecker Scout

Rogue: Arcane Trickster, Assassin, Duelist, Fixer, Inquisitive, Mastermind, Scout, Swashbuckler, Thief, Whisper

Sorcerer: Bloodlines (Draconic, Dryad, Lycanthrope, Mazeborn, Nerid, Norn, Nymph, Satyr, Serophage, Shadow), Divine Inspiration, Divine Soul, Elemental Essence, Pyromancer, Runechild, Shadow Magic, Storm Sorcery, Wild Magic

Warlock: Archfey, Black Woods, Celestial, Fiend, Genie Lord, Great Machine, Great Old One, Hexblade, Light Eater, Oracle, Undying

Wizard: Angelic Scribe, Bladesinger, Doom Croaker, Dragon Masks, Elementalist, Geomancy, Necrophagy, Ring Warden, Schools (Abjuration, Artifice, Blood Magic, Clockwork, Conjuration, Divination, Elven High Magic, Enchantment, Entropy, Evocation, Illumination, Illusion, Necromancy, Transmutation, Void Magic), Timekeeper, War Mage

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