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Barbarian
Barbarian
From the frozen wastes of the north and the hellish jungles of the south come brave, even reckless, warriors. Civilized people call them barbarians or berserkers and suspect them of mayhem, impiety, and atrocities. These "barbarians," however, have proven their mettle and value to their allies. To enemies who underestimated them, they have proved their cunning, resourcefulness, persistence, and mercilessness. The barbarian is an excellent warrior. A barbarian can enter a berserk rage in which he becomes stronger and tougher, better able to defeat his foes and withstand their attacks. These rages leave him winded, and he has the energy for only a few such spectacular displays per day, but those are usually sufficient. He is at home in the wild, and he runs at great speed.

Class Features

Alignment Restrictions: Any nonlawful - barbarians are wild at heart.

Hit Die: d12

Base Attack Bonus: High

High Saves: Fortitude

Weapon Proficiencies: Simple and martial weapons.

Armor Proficiencies: Light armor, medium armor, and shields (except tower shields).

Skill Points: (4 + Int modifier x 4 at first level) 4 + Int modifier

Class Skills: Craft Armor, Craft Trap, Craft Weapon, Intimidate, Listen, Parry, Survival, and Taunt.

Rage: A barbarian can fly into a screaming blood frenzy a certain number of times per day. In a rage, a barbarian gains phenomenal strength and durability but becomes reckless and less able to defend himself. He temporarily 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. Rage lasts for 3 + Constitution bonus (including bonus from rage) rounds. After rage expires, the barbarian is tired and suffers -2 Strength, -2 Dexterity, and a -10% movement penalty for 5 rounds.

Fast Movement: A barbarian has a 10% bonus to his movement rate.

Uncanny Dodge: At 2nd level, a barbarian gains the ability to react to danger before his senses would normally allow him to do so. He retains his Dexterity bonus to AC (if any) even if he is caught flat-footed or struck by an invisible attacker. However, he still loses his Dexterity bonus to AC if immobilized.

Trap Sense: Starting at 3rd level, a barbarian has an intuitive sense that alerts him to danger from traps, giving him a +1 bonus on Reflex saves made to avoid traps and a +1 dodge bonus to AC against attacks made by traps. These bonuses rise by +1 every three barbarian levels thereafter (6th, 9th, 12th, 15th, and 18th level).

Damage Reduction: At 7th level, a barbarian gains the ability to shrug off some amount of injury from each blow or attack. Subtract 1 from the damage the barbarian takes each time he is dealt damage from a weapon or a natural attack. At 10th level, and every three barbarian levels thereafter (13th, 16th, and 19th level), this damage reduction rises by 1 point.

Greater Rage: At 11th level, a barbarian's bonuses to Strength and Constitution during his rage each increase to +6, and his morale bonus on Will saves increases to +3. The penalty to AC remains at -2.

Indomitable Will: While in a rage, a barbarian of 14th level or higher gains a +4 bonus on Will saves to resist mind-affecting spells. This bonus stacks with all other modifiers, including the morale bonus on Will saves he also receives during his rage.

Tireless Rage: When a barbarian reaches 17th level, he no longer gets fatigued from using rage and can ignore the penalties to Strength, Dexterity, and movement.

Mighty Rage: At 20th level, a barbarian's bonuses to Strength and Constitution during his rage each increase to +8, and his morale bonus on Will saves increases to +4. The penalty to AC remains at -2.

Epic Level Benefits [MotB Only]

New feats are gained every other level instead of every third level (levels 21, 23, 25, 27, 29). These feats are in addition to the bonus feats for specific classes.

Ability score improvements continue every 4 levels (levels 24, 28).

Base Attack Bonus and Base Saves continue as normal.

Additional attacks per round with every 5 points of Base Attack Bonus, unlike in tabletop D&D where the base number of attacks is capped at 4.

+1 rage per day at levels 24 and 28 (every 4 levels).

+1 trap sense at levels 21, 24, 27, 30 (every 3 levels).

+1 damage reduction at levels 22, 25, 28 (every 3 levels).

+1 feat at levels 24 and 28 (every 4 levels).