To a barbarian, though, civilization is no virtue, but a sign of weakness. The strong embrace their animal nature – keen instincts, primal physicality, and ferocious rage. Barbarians come alive in the chaos of combat. They can enter a berserk state where rage takes over, giving them superhuman strength and resilience.
Who is the Barbarian?
Barbarians, as different as they might be, are defined by their rage: unbridled, unquenchable, and unthinking fury. More than mere emotion, their anger is the ferocity of a cornered predator, the unrelenting assault of a storm, the churning turmoil of the sea.
For some, their rage springs from communion with fierce animal spirits. Others draw from a roiling reservoir of anger at a world full of pain. For every barbarian, rage is a power that fuels not just a battle frenzy but also uncanny reflexes, resilience, and feats of strength.
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The Barbarian in Numbers
Casting Attribute: Strength
Saving Throws: Strength, Constitution
Armour Proficiency: Light Armour, Medium Armour, Shield Proficiency
Weapon Proficiency: Simple Weapons, Martial Weapons
Skill Proficiency: You gain a +2 to Intimidation and Survival
Base Hit Points: +156
Attack Damage: +3
Barbarian Mastery Bonuses
Attribute Increase: +1 to 2 attributes of your choice
Attack Damage: +2
On Mastery & Subclasses
Subclasses in on the Old Guard server work like specializations of your class and enable players to customize their general class into something more fitting their RP and general play style. While it’s not mandatory, it’s highly recommended to chose a subclass from character creation onwards, since a player needs to earn the subclass from a fitting IC trainer (aka another player) to master it.
That said it’s not crucial to choose a subclass during character creation just to have one, especially if you cannot decide for one, or have the feeling that it just does not fit the backstory of them (e.g. if they’re young and just starting their adventurer’s career).
Changing the subclass (or the class on that account) is also possible that way, as the only thing you need is another player who trains you ICly. All on class, subclass and mastery training can be found here.
All Boons, Banes, Spells, Abilities and Cantrips you find in the specific subclasses sections come on top of everything you see under the basic class above.So you’ll lose nothing by chosing a subclass from the list at any point of time.
Path of the Ancestral Guardian
Some barbarians hail from cultures that revere their ancestors. These tribes teach that the warriors of the past linger in the world as mighty spirits, who can guide and protect the living. When a barbarian who follows this path rages, the barbarian contacts the spirit world and calls on these guardian spirits for aid.
Barbarians who draw on their ancestral guardians can better fight to protect their tribes and their allies. In order to cement ties to their ancestral guardians, barbarians who follow this path cover themselves in elaborate tattoos that celebrate their ancestors’ deeds. These tattoos tell sagas of victories against terrible monsters and other fearsome rivals.
Path of the Giant
Barbarians who walk the Path of the Giant draw strength from the same primal forces as giants. As they rage, these barbarians surge with elemental power and grow in size, taking on forms that evoke the glory of giants. Some barbarians look like oversized versions of themselves, perhaps with a hint of elemental energy flaring in their eyes and around their weapons. Others transform more dramatically, taking on the appearance of an actual giant or a form similar to an Elemental, wreathed in fire, frost, or lightning.
For some barbarians, rage is a means to an end— that end being violence. The Path of the Berserker is a path of untrammeled fury, slick with blood. As you enter the berserker’s rage, you thrill in the chaos of battle, heedless of your own health or well-being.
the Totem Warrior
The Path of the Totem Warrior is a spiritual journey, as the barbarian accepts a spirit animal as a guide, protector, and inspiration. In battle, your totem spirit fills you with supernatural might, adding magical fuel to your barbarian rage.
Most barbarian tribes consider a totem animal to be kin to a particular clan. In such cases, it is unusual for an individual to have more than one totem animal spirit, though exceptions exist.