I'm starting a campaign at level 8 soon, and I'm curious if this Fighter 5/Barbarian 3 build is possible, although the DM may reject it working this way:
If I choose Bear for my 3rd level totem spirit, I gain the following feature: [PHB 50]
Bear. While raging, you have resistance to all damage except psychic damage. The spirit of the bear makes you tough enough to stand up to any punishment.
Now, on the general rules for barbarian rage, it says: [PHB 48]
While raging, you gain the following benefits if you aren't wearing heavy armor
Followed by the benefits of damage resistance, rage damage, etc. However, the specific rule for the 3rd level Bear totem omits the "if you aren't wearing heavy armor" passage. Note that just below the Bear option for 3rd level, the Eagle option does specify that you mustn't be wearing heavy armor.
Since specific overrides general, can I wear heavy armor from my Fighter class and still get Bear damage resistance?