Barbarians Profession in Prijeba | World Anvil


None so fierce as those that give themselves to Rage...

There are few as self-sufficient as one of the Barbarians. The name suggests a lack of manners and respectability. In Lenayn, that could not be further from the truth. The Barbarians are those who live closest to Nature, who commune with the spirits and guard their people from the things that crawl out of the Fae Wilds. Prijeba is a new world - a place young and ripe for conquest to the other Planes.   Barbarians know this - feel this - and thus set themselves as the "Wild Terrors" to drive those Others back.   They come alive in the chaos of combat. Known for a Berserking Rage that gives them uncanny strength and resilience, the Barbarians will fight until there is nothing left to fight - or until an enemy claims their head.  

Why a Barbarian?

  What draws you to make your character a Barbarian? Are you one of the Pacted Humans? Are you a Veraxian that simply tries to make peace with the World around you while also holding true to your origins? Are you intent on protecting your village from the wild terrors unleashed by the Planes? Perhaps you were sentenced to such a life for a transgression against Elenwen's Laws. Think of what causes your character to walk this path - it will come into play.  
To quickly build a Barbarian, you will want to put your highest score in Strength, followed by Constitution.

Level Prof. Bonus Features Rages Rage Damage
1 2 Rage, Unarmored Defense 2 +2
2 2 Reckless Attack, Danger Sense 2 +2
3 2 Primal Path, Primal Knowledge 3 +2
4 2 Ability Score Improvement 3 +2
5 3 Extra Attack, Fast Movement 3 +2
6 3 Path Feature 4 +2
7 3 Feral Instinct 4 +2
8 3 Ability Score Improvement 4 +2
9 4 Brutal Critical (1 die) 4 +3
10 4 Path Feature 4 +3
11 4 Relentless Rage 4 +3
12 4 Ability Score Improvement 5 +3
13 5 Brutal Critical (2 dice) 5 +3
14 5 Path Feature 5 +3
15 5 Persistent Rage 5 +3
16 5 Ability Score Improvement 5 +4
17 6 Brutal Critical (3 dice) 6 +4
18 6 Indomitable Might 6 +4
19 6 Ability Score Improvement 6 +4
20 6 Primal Champion 6 +4

Class Features

Hit Points
Hit Dice: 1d12 per barbarian level Hit Points at 1st Level: 12 + Constitution Modifier Hit Points at Higher Levels: 1d12 (or 7) + Constitution Modifier per barbarian level after 1st  
Armor: Light Armor, Medium Armor, Shields Weapons: Simple Weapons, Martial Weapons Tools: None Saving Throws: Str, Con Skills: Choose Two - Animal Handling, Athletics, Intimidation, Nature, Perception, Survival  
  • (a) a greataxe OR (b) any martial melee weapon
  • (a) 2 handaxes OR (b) any simple weapon
  • An Explorer's Pack and 4 Javelins
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 roll that increases as you gain levels as a barbarian, as shown in the Rage Damage column of the Barbarian table.   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. 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 on your turn as a bonus action.   Once you have raged the number of times shown for your barbarian level in the Rages column of the Barbarian table, you must finish a long rest before you can rage again.
Unarmored Defense
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.  
Reckless Attack
Starting at 2nd level, 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.
Danger Sense
At 2nd level, 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.  
Primal Path
At 3rd level, you choose a path that shapes the nature of your rage. Your choice grants you features at 3rd level and again at 6th, 10th, and 14th levels.  
Primal Knowledge
When you reach 3rd level and again at 10th level, you gain proficiency in one skill of your choice from the list of skills available to barbarians at 1st level.
Ability Score Improvement
When you reach 4th level, and again at 8th, 12th, 16th, and 19th level, you can increase one ability score of your choice by 2, or you can increase two ability scores of your choice by 1. As normal, you can’t increase an ability score above 20 using this feature.  
Extra Attack
Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn.
Fast Movement
Starting at 5th level, your speed increases by 10 feet while you aren’t wearing heavy armor.  
Feral Instinct
By 7th level, 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.
Brutal Critical
Beginning at 9th level, you can roll one additional weapon damage die when determining the extra damage for a critical hit with a melee attack.   This increases to two additional dice at 13th level and three additional dice at 17th level.  
Relentless Rage
Starting at 11th level, your rage can keep you fighting despite grievous wounds. If you drop to 0 hit points while you’re raging and don’t die outright, you can make a DC 10 Constitution saving throw. If you succeed, you drop to 1 hit point instead.   Each time you use this feature after the first, the DC increases by 5. When you finish a short or long rest, the DC resets to 10.
Persistent Rage
Beginning at 15th level, your rage is so fierce that it ends early only if you fall unconscious or if you choose to end it.  
Indomitable Might
Beginning at 18th level, if your total for a Strength check is less than your Strength score, you can use that score in place of the total.
Primal Champion
At 20th level, you embody the power of the wilds. Your Strength and Constitution scores increase by 4. Your maximum for those scores is now 24.


Career Progression

At 3rd Level, a Barbarian chooses a Path. Or, this path may have chosen them.


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