At third level, a Barbarian can take the Path of the Totem Warrior, gaining (among others), the following feature:

Spirit Seeker

Yours is a path that seeks attunement with the natural world, giving you a kinship with beasts. At 3rd level when you adopt this path, you gain the ability to cast the Beast Sense and Speak with Animals spells, but only as rituals.

Is a Barbarian Totem Warrior a Spellcaster, for the purpose of using magic items that require attunement by a Spellcaster?

If so, what is the spellcasting ability of a Totem Warrior, for the purpose of using magic items?

The following question and answers gloss over this particular case, but without giving a definitive answer for it.

  • \$\begingroup\$ The other question is a less specified version of this and the answer is applicable to this case too. \$\endgroup\$
    – Szega
    Commented Aug 16, 2019 at 13:09
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    \$\begingroup\$ If you want to focus on the part of your question that is about what spellcasting ability to use, then you could ask that question specifically. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Aug 16, 2019 at 13:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks @DavidCoffron, I did so here: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/153634/… \$\endgroup\$ Commented Aug 16, 2019 at 13:30


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