Questions tagged [rage]

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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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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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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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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Can a bear totem barbarian gain damage resistance while wearing heavy armor?

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 ...
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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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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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Can spell like abilities be used during a rage?

Can a barbarian use a spell like ability while raging?
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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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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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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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Human unarmed barbarian

So I previously asked this question and was told after an edit that it needed to be asked in an entirely different question. So here it is. What would the build look like for a human unarmed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do the penalties mentioned in the Spell Rage class feature replace or stack with Barbarian Rage?

Since Barbarians can enter the Rage Mage class I ran into a few questions. Does the Spell Rage feature replace the standard rage or does it Augment the Standard rage? all in all I thought that Rage ...
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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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