Questions tagged [barbarian]

For questions about the barbarian, a character type in fantasy settings usually exemplified by combat prowess, disdain for heavy armor, and a familiarity with wilderness settings. Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian is an archetypal barbarian.

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Will a relentless attack give advantage on attacks against a manifested echo of an Echo knight?

Question is simple. If an Echo Knight/Barbarian uses relentless attack on a creature and hits, will attacks made against their echo also be with advantage?
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Are Vengeful Ancestors' damage-dealing reactions enough to sustain the Barbarian's rage?

To sustain their rage at the end of their turn, a Barbarian must have attacked a hostile creature since their last turn or must have taken damage since then. [PHB, pg. 48] In the level 14 feature of ...
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Can a Zealot Barbarian apply Radiant rage damage?

Rage says: 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 ...
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Can a Totem Warrior Barbarian choose a second Totem Spirit in place of an Aspect of the Beast?

Is it possible for a Totem Warrior Barbarian to select another totem from level 3 instead of the Aspect of the Beast at level 6? At 6th level, you gain a magical benefit based on the totem animal of ...
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How do flaming weapons work?

I recently made a level 8 Storm Herald Barbarian (from XgtE) with the Desert aura. The level 6 feature allows me to set flammable objects that are not being carried or worn by anyone else on fire. So ...
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Would a Zealot barbarian's Divine Fury feature trigger during an opportunity attack?

The Path of the Zealot barbarian (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 11) gets the Divine Fury feature at level 3, which states: At 3rd level, while you're raging, the first creature you hit on each ...
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Is Barbarian Rage a Compulsion effect?

The spell Rage is a compulsion effect that mimics a barbarian rage. There is a trait, Strength of Submission which grants a bonus during a compulsion effect. For the purposes of this trait, is the ...
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When a UA Wild Soul barbarian's Wild Surge feature conjures “intangible spirits” that fly 30 feet in a random direction, do they move through walls?

When using the Path of the Wild Soul barbarian's Wild Surge feature (from Unearthed Arcana: Barbarian and Monk), if you roll a 3 on the Wild Surge table, it has the following effect: You conjure 1d4 ...
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Does Spear Mastery or Polearm Master give a Barbarian the most damage and battlefield control?

First off, so no one branches too far out, the character I am making will be a human variant totem barbarian (bear all the way through). Also, I will not take any more feats after the one I pick to ...
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Can a multiclassed Dreams druid/Storm Herald barbarian activate their Tundra Storm Aura while in Wild Shape?

In my next campaign, I will be the solo healer, as a Circle of Dreams Druid. I hope that will provide enough Goodberry and other healing skills to keep the party alive. But I really want to fight too....
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A dwarven Path of the Ancestral Guardian, good builds/tips? [closed]

Recently I finished playing a character of mine in a long-running D&D campaign. My DM and I both decided it'd be best to leave my character behind because his story was finished and there was no ...
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Can a Barbarian self-inflict damage to keep raging?

In D&D 5e, the barbarian's Rage is somewhat different from its 3.5e counterpart, but the thing that most confused me is the need to be actively part of mayhem and destruction at every round to ...
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Can you maintain concentration on non-spell abilities (that require it) while raging?

There are a few class features in the game that require concentration, but are not spells: A Trickery Cleric's Invoke Duplicity, a Glamour Bard's Mantle of Command, a Graviturgist Wizard's Adjust ...
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Is Reckless Attack active with Retaliation?

For the Barbarian, is Reckless Attack still active if you retaliate (lv 14 Path of the Berserker) against someone when they hit you? On Reddit, it said for the Fighter's Evasive Footwork that, "...
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Does Barbarian Rage stack with crit range improvements?

The Barbarian's Rage class feature allows the Barbarian to roll melee and thrown attack rolls as 2d20 instead of 1d20 and use the higher result, and in addition, get an extra crit if the higher result ...
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What does the Death Ward spell do when a Zealot Barbarian's Rage Beyond Death feature ends while they have three failed Death Saving Throws?

The death ward spell states: [...] If the spell is still in effect when the target is subjected to an effect that would kill it instantaneously without dealing damage, that effect is instead ...
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What happens when you cast Death Ward on a raging level 14 Zealot Barbarian who is at 0 HP?

Let's say a Zealot Barbarian is using Rage Beyond Death and thus they do not fall unconscious at 0 HP. Let's further say that they're currently at 0 HP. If death ward is cast on them, then by RAW it ...
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Does the Elk option for the Totem Warrior barbarian's Aspect of the Beast feature affect travel pace for land vehicles?

The Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide adds the Elk and Tiger totem spirits as options for the Path of the Totem Warrior barbarian. The Elk totem option for the 6th-level Aspect of the Beast feature (SCAG,...
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What is the logical assignment of attribute rolls for a Barbarian?

When rolling a new character for DnD, I roll (SUM 4 * D6) 6 times: [15, 15, 13, 12, 9, 8] then throw the lowest one away leaving me with 5 numbers: [15, 15, 13, 12, 9] If my class is a Barbarian, ...
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When substituting one ability for another on a skill check which kind of check does it qualify as?

The Unearthed Arcana Monk tradition Way of the Astral Self has the following ability (page 2 of the PDF): Arms of the Astral Self You can use your Wisdom modifier in place of your Strength modifier ...
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Does a barbarian's rage end if they are trying to attack an invisible creature they don't know the location of?

The barbarian rage ability includes this rule stating when it will end: 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 ...
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Does a barbarian's rage end if they attack an illusion of a creature?

Here is the pertinent wording of the Rage feature: 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 ...
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Is it obvious to an opponent that a Barbarian has entered Rage?

I had a look around but couldn't find an answer to this. Is it obvious when a Barbarian begins to Rage? A canny opponent might know of a Barbarian's rage ability and therefore, if they determine the ...
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Is this barbarian Rage Mage subclass balanced compared to the official barbarian subclasses and the eldritch knight?

Rage Magic: At level 3, your rage allows you to tap into magical dark energy. Choose 2 cantrips and 3 1st level spells from the warlock spell list. Two of the 1st level spells you choose must be ...
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Mountain Rage Bonuses

With the substitution levels from Goliath Barbarian, does the Mountain Rage still give the bonus to Constitution or do you lose that in exchange for a size increase and bonus strength?
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Outside of combat, does a Totem Warrior Barbarian with Eagle Totemic Attunement still fall from flight?

Say a 14th-level Totem Barbarian chose the Eagle totem for the level 14 Totemic Attunement feature, and had the Persistent Rage barbarian feature. Would they fall after flying 80 feet, assuming they ...
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Can a Barbarian/Wizard multiclass cast a spell with a magic item while raging?

My party has a Barbarian who multiclassed to wizard. Levels 3 and 1, respectively. He has incorporated the Staff of Defense (from Glasstaff in the Lost Mine of Phandelver Starter Set adventure) into ...
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Does a Druid/Barbarian using Rage cancel out Wild Shape?

5e Player dipping toe into 3.5 with help of a friend, who is an old hand, but hasn't played in a long while. He was reading the 3.5 books and seems to think the phrasing of Barbarian Rage would ...
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If the UA Wild Soul barbarian's Wild Surge table causes a greatsword to gain the light property, can it be dual-wielded?

The playtest Wild Soul barbarian subclass (from Unearthed Arcana: Barbarian and Monk has the Wild Surge feature at 3rd level, causing magic to erupt from the barbarian when they rage. Row 7 in the ...
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Are the Path of the Totem Warrior barbarian's physical totems considered magical items/accessories?

I've had my fair share of arguments while playing sessions with my friends about rules & limitations in game. One for certain that caught my eye is the physical Totem you acquire as a Path of the ...
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What's the most amount of attacks that can be done per turn with barbarian as a base?

I'm thinking about DMing my first 5e campaign (I've GMed one Pathfinder one-off in the past). A player of mine was thinking about playing a female orc Barbarian that specializes in dealing as many ...
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How does a Barbarian's rage resistances interact with magic weapons? [duplicate]

In monster statblocks that include resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing it is stated that you can overcome that resistance with magical weapons or sometimes silvered weapons. In the ...
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What effect does giving the Rage action additional traits (e.g. “arcane and evocation”) confer?

Several of the Barbarian Instinct Abilities modify the traits of the Rage action. For example: Draconic Rage (Instinct Ability) While raging, you can increase the additional damage from Rage from 2 ...
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What happens if the Spare the Dying cantrip is cast on a Zealot barbarian using Rage Beyond Death?

What happens if the spare the dying cantrip is cast on a Zealot barbarian using Rage Beyond Death? Would being stabilized mean he doesn't need to make death saves until he is attacked again?
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Does a Barbarian stack rages while raging or does he reset his rage?

If a barbarian enters a new rage while he is raging do the rages stack on top of each other or would his current rage just be reset? I think the rage would be reset because its closest equivalent ...
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Can a level 20 Berserker barbarian use the Frenzy feature all day with one use?

A level 20 barbarian gets unlimited rages. Can a Berserker barbarian extend his rage by raging again endlessly so that it never ends - which would lead to him never gaining exhaustion and never losing ...
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Is allowing Barbarian features to work with Dex-based attacks unbalanced?

The barbarian requires that you make attacks using Strength in order to get a number of benefits. This, to me, sounds very much like someone trying to enforce their personal notion of what a barbarian ...
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Will allowing a Dex-based barbarian to multiclass based on Dex instead of Str cause any future balance issues?

A player of mine plays a dex barbarian and multiclassed into fighter for a fighting style. His strength score is 8 and he is using fitness weapons based on Dex for attacking. I didn't understand at ...
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What is the spellcasting ability of a Barbarian Totem Warrior?

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 ...
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Does Reckless Attack work with Multiattack when wild shaped?

A druid/barbarian turns into an animal with multiattack and each of the attacks count as melee weapon attack. Reckless attack states When you make your first attack on your turn, you can decide to ...
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As a half-orc Barbarian, is it worth it to dip some levels into the Fighter class?

TL;DR: as a Great Weapon Master, half-orc Barbarian, is it worth it to take 3-4 (or more?) levels of Fighter, in order to deal more damage? I'm going to play a half-orc Barbarian in a soon-to-begin D&...
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Great Weapon Master vs. Dual Wielder for a half-orc Barbarian

I'm going to play a half-orc Barbarian (with a STR modifier of +4) in a soon-to-begin, pure PHB D&D 5E campaign, starting at level 1, and I'm wondering what the best overall attacking style is, ...
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Does the Ancestral Guardian barbarian's Ancestral Protectors feature only work on your first attack after raging, or can you apply it every turn?

Does the Ancestral Protectors feature only work on your first attack after raging, or can you apply it every turn? I have been wanting to make a Path of the Ancestral Guardian Barbarian, and I have ...
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How does the barbarian's bonus damage from Rage interact with two-weapon fighting?

Some days ago, I created for someone a barbarian dwarf character sheet. Everything went well, and the sheet is complete. As I'm very new to D&D, I decided to read through the barbarian class to ...
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What are the advantages a Champion fighter has over a Berserker barbarian?

Both the fighter and barbarian in this comparison are using a two-handed weapon build. I'm asking for the pros a fighter may have in combat over the barbarian because it feels like in combat the ...
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How can I make a macro for rage in Roll20?

So I'm playing using Roll20, and I just took a level in barbarian. I want to save my DM time and set up a macro for rage myself, problem is I have literally not a clue how macros work and the 3.5e ...
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Do gauntlets count as armor?

Do gauntlets count as armor? Specifically, would wearing Gauntlets of Ogre Power negate the AC bonus that barbarians and monks get because they are technically armor? I feel like they wouldn't.
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Would a non-attacking Barbarian's rage end the same turn he started it?

QUESTION: If a Barbarian enters a Rage on their first turn, and does not attack, and furthermore has taken no damage yet in this fight, does the rage cease at the end of that same turn? Reference: ...
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When can a Barbarian, who has just levelled up, use the additional Rage gained from that level?

At certain levels, Barbarians gain additional Rages to use between Long Rests. My question is, when can these additional Rages be used? The PHB seems a little unclear on this. PHB pg.48 Once you ...
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What all the sources of Rages per day?

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 ...

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