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For questions about Rage, a class feature associated with the barbarian class from various editions of Dungeons and Dragons. This feature often increases damage output and decreases damage taken.

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Can a raging barbarian carry live rabbits to kill them, in order to keep his rage going?

One of my players, a human barbarian, came up with the idea of carrying captured rabbits, feeding them and treating them nicely, so that he can rip them apart mid-battle if he knows he will be unable ...
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How do I kill a 20th level raging Zealot Barbarian?

At 20th level, the Path of the Zealot barbarian (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 11) can rage indefinitely by virtue of starting a new rage just prior to their initial rage ending. This is ...
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Anger management: How to keep raging

As a player of a barbarian character, I am finding it very easy for the PC to lose its rage after only a one or two rounds. The rules for maintaining rage say that the character has to have been ...
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Can a Level 20 Barbarian Elf rage when in his Trance?

At level 20, a Barbarian has an unlimited number of rages per long rest, meaning he can rage non-stop until he wants to sleep. Elves can Trance instead of sleeping. Can an elf barbarian continue his ...
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The “Quantum Barbarian” — Beginning the Rage Ends the Rage, and Ending the Rage Begins the Rage

Several years ago, a friend described to me a character build he had, which he called the "Quantum Barbarian." His description of the final result was that (paraphrasing, as this was a number of ...
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How does Rage interact with Wild Shape?

If I'm a Barbarian 1/Druid 2, can I rage while in Wild Shape? I can't find anything that would prevent this. Conversely, can I Wild Shape while raging? And finally, does the Rage Damage bonus apply ...
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If a Barbarian/Sorcerer multiclass casts False Life on himself, then rages, will the spell's effect remain active?

In an adventure I am playing, I play a barbarian 1 / sorcerer 1, and I am in a dispute with my DM. My DM says that if I cast False Life on myself, then Rage, the spell's effect will not remain. Page ...
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Can the feature “Persistent Rage” make a Rage last for more than 1 minute?

The feature "Persistent Rage" states that your rage ends early only if you end it yourself or fall unconscious. The normal duration of a Rage is 1 minute. Can a Rage lasts for more than 1 minute if ...
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Does a barbarian's damage resistance from Rage apply to damage from magical weapons?

As someone who typically GMs, I'm accustomed to seeing resistances specified in monster stat blocks as "resistant to bludgeoning, piercing and slashing damage from non-magical weapons". However the ...
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Can a barbarian keep raging if she shoves an enemy on her turn?

A barbarian has to stop raging if their turn ends and they haven't attacked a hostile creature since their last turn or taken damage since their last turn. (PHB 48) Can I shove an enemy on my turn (...
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Is a Raging Barbarian immune to 1-damage attacks?

A Raging Barbarian has resistance to certain types of damage. An unarmed strike by a class with 0 Strength, for example, does 1 point of damage (not talking about Monk's unarmed strike, just a regular ...
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Can I start a new rage before the previous one ends?

Is there anything preventing a Barbarian that is currently raging from using a bonus action to expend another rage and restart the 1 minute duration on their rage?
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Does polymorph cancel rage?

We know that when you polymorph in D&D 5e, per the spell, you lose access to your class features, as discussed in this question. However, polymorph does not say it cancels on-going effects on the ...
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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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Frenzied Rage as Wild Shape Elemental

I just noticed something while looking at the stat card of the fire elemental - it, and the 3 other elementals for that matter, are immune to exhaustion. Condition Immunities: Exhaustion, [...] ...
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Does a Barbarian need to be in combat to rage?

From the PHB, page 48, under the "Rage" section: In battle, you fight with primal ferocity. On your turn, you can enter a rage as a bonus action. Does this imply that a Barbarian can only enter a ...
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Does Rage Prevent Divine Smite?

I was reading both of them, and if you had a hypothetical Barbarian Paladin multiclass, would the use of divine smite be prevented by raging? Unlike other smites, it says that it expends a spell slot, ...
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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 ...
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Do Mystic abilities count as spells for Rage-purposes?

If the mystic abilities are explicitly said to not be spells can you RAW use them while raging? Mystics: Psionics is a special form of magic use, distinct from spellcasting. Barbarian: If you ...
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Can a Bard/Barbarian use Performances while raging in combat?

Yes, you read that right. I'll also mention that when the character is made, it'll be 7th level, so the levels of Bard and Barbarian will be split. She likes the idea of raging to greatly increase her ...
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Can a multiclassed barbarian/cleric use their Channel Divinity while raging?

My question has to do with a multiclass of Barbarian and Cleric. If you have the necessary levels of both classes, can you use your Channel Divinity while you are raging? The barbarian's Rage feature ...
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Does an enraged barbarian have resistance to only the +X damage or the damage in its entirety?

When a barbarian is enraged, it says it has resistance to damage such as piercing, slashing etc. (which to my knowledge just halves the number and rounds down). So does that mean it has resistance to ...
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With the new Unearthed Arcana on Barbarians, if you are conscious but at 0 HP do hits still give you auto failed death saves?

Beginning at 14th level, the divine power that fuels your rage allows you to shrug off fatal blows. While raging, having 0 hit points doesn’t knock you unconscious. You still must make death saving ...
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How is Controlled Rage handled in Pathfinder Society?

So....after a little searching on the web about Urban barbarians I cant seem to find an official ruling on the following Controlled Rage (Ex): When an urban barbarian rages, instead of making a ...
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Does a 3rd-level Wolf Totem barbarian get advantage against enemies when an ally is within 5 feet of the enemy?

The Path of the Totem Warrior barbarian's 3rd-level Wolf Totem Spirit feature (PHB, p. 50) says: While you're raging, your friends have advantage on melee attack rolls against any creature within 5 ...
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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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Druid: how to obtain rage?

I'm building a druid character for an upcoming E6 game, and I'm wondering if I can get myself rage along with 6 levels of shapeshift variant druid. Unfortunately, shapeshift is obligatory, which ...
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Is Rage considered a strenuous activity?

When considering the requirements for a Long Rest, would maintaing Rage preclude someone from gaining the benefits of their Long Rest (if they were an Elf doing Trance so as not to go unconscious). ...
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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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Is the Armor Class of a creature in a whirling frenzy essentially unchanged?

A typical barbarian in a rage "gains a +4 bonus to Strength, a +4 bonus to Constitution, and a +2 morale bonus on Will saves, but he takes a −2 penalty to Armor Class" (Player's Handbook 25). A ...
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Is there a feat that improves one's level for Rage?

Is there a feat that can improve a character's level for the purpose of Rage? For example, something similar to Boon Companion but for the rage class feature?
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Balance concerns around Rage plus Uncanny Dodge

Following the question Do Rage and Uncanny Dodge stack?, what are some of the balance issues that can arise from this combination? And if you do not houserule it away, how -- and should you -- adjust ...
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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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Do the temp HP points from a Storm Herald Barbarian's Storm Aura Tundra effect remain when rage ends?

The barbarian archetype Path of the Storm Herald from Xanathar's Guide to Everything has a class feature called Storm Aura (page 10): Storm Aura Starting at 3rd level, you emanate an aura ...
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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 spell like abilities be used during a rage?

Can a barbarian use a spell like ability while raging?
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How does the Ancestral Guardian barbarian's Ancestral Protectors feature work if you hit something before you start raging?

The Ancestral Guardian barbarian feature Ancestral Protectors (XGtE, p. 10) reads as follows: Starting when you choose this path at 3rd level, spectral warriors appear when you enter your rage. ...
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How to get a Garou out of Death Rage?

From my Storyteller, it seems as though the Death Rage is a permanent state. My question is twofold: 1) Will a Garou ever leave Death Rage naturally? Is it only by healing a certain amount of damage? ...
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Does being in a rapture count as raging?

The Exciter Spiritualist gains the following ability: Rapture (Su) An exciter gains the ability to enter an ecstatic state in which he’s consumed and overwhelmed by his passions and driven ...
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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 DCs for monster traits change due to a Wild Shaped Druid/Barbarian's Rage?

While raging as a barbarian: You have advantage on Strength checks and Strength saving throws. Some beasts have the ability to knock the target prone or cause it to become grappled as part of ...
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Does lesser celestial totem proc on Fire God's Blessing and similar feats?

Does the rage power lesser celestial totem increases the healing afforded by the feat Fire God's Blessing or by the feat Glorious Heat? If so, by how much? For example, how many hp are healed by a ...
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Does a Skald's Raging Song prevent spellcasting?

This is the description of the Skald's Raging Song (Su) class feature: If a raging song affects allies, when the skald begins a raging song and at the start of each ally’s turn in which they can ...
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Does the unchained Barbarian rage power 'calm stance' allow the stalwart defender ability defense stance to be used while in rage?

One of my players is playing a Barbarian that has taken levels in stalwart defender. They have been using the calm stance rage power to allow themselves to utilize the Defensive stance ability of the ...
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Does the rage variant ferocity stack with rage?

When taking the Whirling Frenzy variant of rage, the text states that you cannot rage while in Frenzy. Similarly, per RAW it seems to replace rage for rage feats (Extra Rage, Reckless Rage, so on) and ...
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Are there any feats that allow a non-barbarian character to use rage?

This question is pretty simple: are there any feats for D&D 3.5 that allow a non-barbarian character to enter a rage mode? It doesn't matter if the feat is a third party resource. I also don't ...
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Death Rage whilst recovering?

If a werewolf gets knocked out, say, over 4-5 dots in a hit. Do they immediately roll for death rage when they heal enough? Presume this question where you are already in Gauru form, which means you ...
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Can you cast divine spells while in Spell Rage, or only arcane spells?

So reading the description of Spell Rage, it would seem that it allows for all spell casting to be used while in Rage correct? It does state you need to be an arcane caster to take the PrC but not ...
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Making an optimized Rage character for d&d 3.5 [closed]

Although there is a question for the 4.0 version, I want to ask it for 3.5. I would like some lvl 20 builds for a Rage focused character, official wotc books only except for Book of Exalted Deeds and ...
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Can I frenzy after enraging or do I have to frenzy when I begin my rage?

For reference Frenzy says: you can go into a frenzy when you rage