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Barbarian

Level     Proficiency Bonus     Features     Rages     Rage Damage
1st +2 Rage, Unarmored Defense - +2
2nd +2 Danger Sense, Survival Instincts, Reckless Attack 2 +2
3rd +2 Primal Path 3 +2
4th +2 Ability Score Improvement, Proficiency Versatility 3 +2
5th +3 Extra Attack, Fast Movement, Instinctive Pounce 4 +2
6th +3 Path feature 4 +2
7th +3 Feral Instinct 4 +2
8th +3 Ability Score Improvement, Proficiency Versatility 4 +2
9th +4 Brutal Critical (1 die) 4 +3
10th +4 Path feature 4 +3
11th +4 Relentless Rage 4 +3
12th +4 Ability Score Improvement, Proficiency Versatility 4 +3
13th +5 Brutal Critical (2 dice) 4 +3
14th +5 Path feature 4 +3
15th +5 Persistent Rage 4 +3
16th +5 Ability Score Improvement, Proficiency Versatility 4 +4
17th +6 Brutal Critical (3 dice) 4 +4
18th +6 Indomitable Might 4 +4
19th +6 Ability Score Improvement, Proficiency Versatility 4 +4
20th +6 Primal Champion 4 +4

Hit Points

Hit Dice: 1d12

Hit Points at 1st Level: 12 + your Constitution modifier

Hit Points at Higher Levels: 1d12 (or 7) + your Constitution modifier per Barbarian level after 1st

Proficiencies

Armor: light armor, medium armor, shields

Weapons: simple weapons, martial weapons

Tools: none

Saving Throws: Strength, Constitution

Skills: Choose 2 from Animal Handling, Athletics, Intimidation, Nature, Perception, and Survival.

Starting Equipment

You start with the following items, plus anything provided by your background.

  • (a) a greataxe or (b) any martial melee weapon
  • (a) two handaxes or (b) any simple weapon
  • An explorer's pack, and four javelins

Alternatively, you may start with 2d4 × 10 gp to buy your own equipment.

Multiclassing

Ability Score Minimum: Strength 13

When you gain a level in a class other than your first, you gain only some of that class's starting proficiencies.

Armor: shields

Weapons: simple weapons, martial weapons

Rage

In battle, you fight with primal ferocity. On your turn, you can enter a rage as a bonus action.

While raging, you gain the following benefits if you aren't wearing heavy armor:

  • You have advantage on Strength checks and Strength saving throws.
  • When you make a melee weapon attack using Strength, you gain a +2 bonus to the damage roll. This bonus increases as you level.
  • You have resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage.

If you are able to cast spells, you can't cast them or concentrate on them while raging.

Your rage lasts for 1 minute. It ends early if you are knocked unconscious or if your turn ends and you haven't attacked a hostile creature since your last turn or taken damage since then. You can also end your rage on your turn as a bonus action.

Once you have raged the maximum number of times for your barbarian level, you must finish a long rest before you can rage again. You may rage 2 times at 1st level, 3 at 3rd, 4 at 6th, 5 at 12th, and 6 at 17th.

Unarmored Defense

While you are not wearing any armor, your Armor Class equals 10 + your Dexterity modifier + your Constitution modifier. You can use a shield and still gain this benefit.

Danger Sense

At 2nd level, you gain an uncanny sense of when things nearby aren't as they should be, giving you an edge when you dodge away from danger. You have advantage on Dexterity saving throws against effects that you can see, such as traps and spells. To gain this benefit, you can't be blinded, deafened, or incapacitated.

Survival Instincts (UA)

2nd-level barbarian feature (replaces Danger Sense)

You become proficient in your choice of two of the following skills: Animal Handling, Medicine, Nature, Perception, or Survival.

Your proficiency bonus is doubled for any ability check you make that uses either of those skills.

Reckless Attack

Starting at 2nd level, you can throw aside all concern for defense to attack with fierce desperation. When you make your first attack on your turn, you can decide to attack recklessly. Doing so gives you advantage on melee weapon attack rolls using Strength during this turn, but attack rolls against you have advantage until your next turn.

Primal Path

At 3rd level, you choose a path that shapes the nature of your rage from the list of available paths. Your choice grants you features at 3rd level and again at 6th, 10th, and 14th levels.

Ability Score Improvement

When you reach 4th level, you can increase one ability score of your choice by 2, or you can increase two ability scores of your choice by 1. As normal, you can't increase an ability score above 20 using this feature.

If your DM allows the use of feats, you may instead take a feat.

Proficiency Versatility (UA)

4th-level feature (enhances Ability Score Improvement)

Note that this feature is intended for use with the Ranger class presented in the Player's Handbook. It is presented here for convenience, and may be unsuitable for use as a Spell-less Ranger feature.

When you gain the Ability Score Improvement feature from your class, you can also replace one of your skill proficiencies with a skill proficiency offered by your class at 1st level (the proficiency you replace needn't be from the class).

This change represents one of your skills atrophying as you focus on a different skill.

Extra Attack

Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn.

Fast Movement

Starting at 5th level, your speed increases by 10 feet while you aren't wearing heavy armor.

Instinctive Pounce (UA)

5th-level barbarian feature (replaces Fast Movement)

When a creature ends its turn within 15 feet of you, you can use your reaction to move up to half your speed to a space closer to the creature. This movement doesn't provoke opportunity attacks.

Path Feature

At 6th level, you gain a feature from your Primal Path.

Feral Instinct

By 7th level, your instincts are so honed that you have advantage on initiative rolls.

Additionally, if you are surprised at the beginning of combat and aren't incapacitated, you can act normally on your first turn, but only if you enter your rage before doing anything else on that turn.

Ability Score Improvement

When you reach 8th level, you can increase one ability score of your choice by 2, or you can increase two ability scores of your choice by 1. As normal, you can't increase an ability score above 20 using this feature.

If your DM uses the optional Feats, you can instead take a feat.

Proficiency Versatility (UA)

8th-level feature (enhances Ability Score Improvement)

Note that this feature is intended for use with the Ranger class presented in the Player's Handbook. It is presented here for convenience, and may be unsuitable for use as a Spell-less Ranger feature.

When you gain the Ability Score Improvement feature from your class, you can also replace one of your skill proficiencies with a skill proficiency offered by your class at 1st level (the proficiency you replace needn't be from the class).

This change represents one of your skills atrophying as you focus on a different skill.

Brutal Critical (1 die)

Beginning at 9th level, you can roll one additional weapon damage die when determining the extra damage for a critical hit with a melee attack.

This increases to two additional dice at 13th level and three additional dice at 17th level.

Path feature

At 10th level, you gain a feature from your Primal Path.

Relentless Rage

Starting at 11th level, your rage can keep you fighting despite grievous wounds. If you drop to 0 hit points while you're raging and don't die outright, you can make a DC 10 Constitution saving throw. If you succeed, you drop to 1 hit point instead.

Each time you use this feature after the first, the DC increases by 5. When you finish a short or long rest, the DC resets to 10.

Ability Score Improvement

When you reach 12th level, you can increase one ability score of your choice by 2, or you can increase two ability scores of your choice by 1. As normal, you can't increase an ability score above 20 using this feature.

If your DM uses the optional Feats, you can instead take a feat.

Proficiency Versatility (UA)

12th-level feature (enhances Ability Score Improvement)

Note that this feature is intended for use with the Ranger class presented in the Player's Handbook. It is presented here for convenience, and may be unsuitable for use as a Spell-less Ranger feature.

When you gain the Ability Score Improvement feature from your class, you can also replace one of your skill proficiencies with a skill proficiency offered by your class at 1st level (the proficiency you replace needn't be from the class).

This change represents one of your skills atrophying as you focus on a different skill.

Brutal Critical (2 dice)

At 13th level, you can roll two additional weapon damage dice when determining the extra damage for a critical hit with a melee attack.

This increases to three additional dice at 17th level.

Path feature

At 14th level, you gain a feature from your Primal Path.

Persistent Rage

Beginning at 15th level, your rage is so fierce that it ends early only if you fall unconscious or if you choose to end it.

Ability Score Improvement

When you reach 16th level, you can increase one ability score of your choice by 2, or you can increase two ability scores of your choice by 1. As normal, you can't increase an ability score above 20 using this feature.

If your DM uses the optional Feats, you can instead take a feat.

Proficiency Versatility (UA)

16th-level feature (enhances Ability Score Improvement)

Note that this feature is intended for use with the Ranger class presented in the Player's Handbook. It is presented here for convenience, and may be unsuitable for use as a Spell-less Ranger feature.

When you gain the Ability Score Improvement feature from your class, you can also replace one of your skill proficiencies with a skill proficiency offered by your class at 1st level (the proficiency you replace needn't be from the class).

This change represents one of your skills atrophying as you focus on a different skill.

Brutal Critical (3 dice)

At 17th level, you can roll three additional weapon damage dice when determining the extra damage for a critical hit with a melee attack.

Indomitable Might

Beginning at 18th level, if your total for a Strength check is less than your Strength score, you can use that score in place of the total.

Ability Score Improvement

When you reach 19th level, you can increase one ability score of your choice by 2, or you can increase two ability scores of your choice by 1. As normal, you can't increase an ability score above 20 using this feature.

If your DM uses the optional Feats, you can instead take a feat.

Proficiency Versatility (UA)

19th-level feature (enhances Ability Score Improvement)

Note that this feature is intended for use with the Ranger class presented in the Player's Handbook. It is presented here for convenience, and may be unsuitable for use as a Spell-less Ranger feature.

When you gain the Ability Score Improvement feature from your class, you can also replace one of your skill proficiencies with a skill proficiency offered by your class at 1st level (the proficiency you replace needn't be from the class).

This change represents one of your skills atrophying as you focus on a different skill.

Primal Champion

At 20th level, you embody the power of the wilds. Your Strength and Constitution scores increase by 4. Your maximum for those scores is now 24.