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Linked to this question:What are all sources of extra uses of bardic music?

I am working on a Character Optimization exercise, in trying to maximize the potential of a Bard 5/Barbarian 5 start, I have elected to use the rest the levels to advance bard due to the spellcasting and other benefits inherent in a magic class.

However, that leaves me the unfortunate challenge of maximizing the impact of those 5 levels of barbarian. Mostly, I think the most helpful feature for the build which is similar to a raging Warrior Skald, is the actual rage feature.

I want the character to be able to rage as many times per day as possible. I am aware of the feat Extra Rage and the options listed in this answer: How can a barbarian rage more often without taking levels or feats?

Are there any other options rather than these , within official products, including dual progression bard/barbarian classes?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ The linked question covers everything but feats and class levels, and feats aren't an option here and class levels are at a premium. Does this make the question actually something like What classes advance both rage and bardic music? \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan Jun 25 at 19:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ Are you tied to exactly 5 levels of the barbarian class specifically? Plenty of barbarian-like classes can grant more rage, so multiclassing could improve matters here. \$\endgroup\$ – KRyan Jun 25 at 19:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ @KRyan Unfortunately, I am. It's part of an optimization exercise the criteria of which is a Bard 5/.Barbarian 5 base \$\endgroup\$ – Connor Clarke Jun 25 at 20:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ So your levels are fixed (bard 5/barbarian 5 is locked and the remaining 10 are being dedicated to the bard), you already know of all the non-level, non-feat options, so does that make this question actually just about feats? Or, as @HeyICanChan suggests, do you include suggestions of bard-and-barbarian-progressing prestige classes to be within the realm of valid answers? It might be easier to just ask two separate questions, one for feats, one for class levels, since we already have one for everything else. \$\endgroup\$ – KRyan Jun 25 at 22:25
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    \$\begingroup\$ I really do urge you to ask two separate questions, one for feats and one for prestige classes. I have an answer for prestige classes, but not for feats, and I cannot offer a complete answer to this question with just one. \$\endgroup\$ – KRyan Jun 26 at 0:16

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