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Frenzied Berserker
Frenzied Berserker
The madness and unpredictability of a thunderstorm is the soul of the frenzied berserker. Unlike most other characters, she does not fight to achieve some heroic goal or defeat a loathsome villain. Those are mere excuses it is the thrill of combat that draws her. For the frenzied barbarian, the insanity of battle is much like an addictive drug she must constantly seek out more conflict to feed her craving for battle.

Along the wild borderlands and in the evil kingdoms of the world, frenzied berserkers often lead warbands that include a variety of character types and even other frenzied berserkers. Some such groups turn to banditry; others serve as specialized mercenaries. Whatever their origin, such warbands naturally gravitate toward situations of instability and conflict, because wars and civil strife are their bread and butter. Indeed, the coming of a frenzied berserker is the most obvious herald of troubled times.

Requirements

Alignment: Any nonlawful

Base Attack Bonus: +6

Feats: Cleave, Great Cleave, and Power Attack.

Class Features

Hit Die: d12

Base Attack Bonus: High

High Saves: Fortitude

Weapon Proficiencies: None

Armor Proficiencies: None

Skill Points: 2 + Int modifier

Class Skills: Intimidate, Survival, and Parry.

Toughness: A 1st level frenzied berserker gains Toughness as a bonus feat.

Frenzy: A 1st level frenzied berserker gains the ability to frenzy. Frenzy adds a +6 bonus to Strength (no Constitution bonus), imposes a -4 peanlty to AC, and gives the frenzied berserker a single extra attack at his highest Base Attack Bonus (this does not stack with Haste or other effects that add an additional attack). Each round of the frenzy, the frenzied berserker takes 12 points of damage. The effects last 3 + Constitution modifier rounds, after which the frenzied berserker is fatigued for 5 rounds, suffering -2 Strength, -2 Dexterity, and -10% movement penalties. Initially, this ability can be used once per day and at 3rd level and every odd level after that, the frenzied berserker gains an additional use per day. Bonuses and penalties (including fatigue effects) from Frenzy and Barbarian Rage stack with each other.

Supreme Cleave: At 2nd level, whenever the frenzied berserker drops an opponent in melee, he gains two cleave attacks against an adjacent foe instead of one.

Deathless Frenzy: At 4th level, when the frenzied berserker is frenzying he has the equivalent of the 4th levle cleric spell death ward in place. The frenzied berserker is immune to any death spells, spell-like abilities, and death effects.

Enhanced Power Attack: At 5th level, the frenzied berserker gains a +5 damage bonus using the Power Attack feat. Using the Improved Power Attack feat the frenzied berserker gains a +10 damage bonus. This translates to +10 with two-handed weapons for standard Power Attack and +20 for Improved Power Attack.

Inspire Frenzy: At 6th level, the frenzied berserker can inspire Frenzy in all allies. This ability has no effect on the frenzied berserker, only the berserker's allies. The Frenzy effect adds a +6 bonus to Strength (no Constitution bonus), imposes a -4 penalty to AC, and gives the subjects a single extra attack at their highest Base Attack Bonus (this does not stack with Haste or other effects that add an additional attack). Each round of the frenzy, the subjects take 12 points of damage. The effects last 2 rounds, after which the subjects are fatigued for 2 rounds, suffering -2 Strength, -2 Dexterity, and -10% movement penalties. The frenzied berserkercan use this ability once per day at 6th level, twice at 8th level, and three times at 10th level. Bonuses from Inspire Frenzy and Barbarian Rage do not stack, though penalties do. If both abilities are used, only the highest modifiers are applied and all penalties take effect.

Greater Frenzy: At 7th level, the frenzied berserker gains a +10 bonus to Strength while frenzying instead of a +6.

Supreme Power Attack: At 10th level, the frenzied berserker gains a +6 damage bonus using the Power Attack feat. Using the Improved Power Attack feat the frenzied berserker gains a +12 damage bonus. This translates to +12 with two-handed weapons for standard Power Attack and +24 for Improved Power Attack.