BARBARIAN Levels 1 – 4: The Frat Bro’ of the DnD World – RPGBOT.Podcast S4E76

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Show Notes

Unleash your inner primal warrior with our guide to optimizing the Barbarian class! From race and ability scores to managing rage and exploring different flavors of this ferocious class, we’ll help you create the ultimate Barbarian for your next campaign. Don’t settle for a one-dimensional brute – unlock the full potential of this versatile class with our expert tips and strategies.


In this episode of the RPGBOT.Podcast, we optimize Barbarians. We explore the race, ability scores, skills, and features of the Barbarian class. We touch on the limitations of rage and the importance of managing rage uses. We emphasize the importance of considering different flavors and interpretations of rage to make the Barbarian class more interesting and diverse.

We also discuss the role of Barbarians in combat and their limited utility outside of combat. We review the different subclasses of the Barbarian class in Dungeons & Dragons, provide our opinions on each subclass, and highlight their strengths and weaknesses. We discuss the subclasses which we’ve have chosen for our example barbarians. Ash chooses the Path of the Giant, which allows him to become a fairy giant barbarian with increased reach and size. Tyler chooses the Ancestral Guardian subclass, which grants him the ability to protect his allies by taunting enemies and reducing damage to them. Randall chooses the Path of Wild Magic, which gives him the ability to roll on a table and gain beneficial effects whenever he enters a rage. We also share some of their favorite memories from D&D and Pathfinder games.

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Tyler Kamstra

Ash Ely

Randall James

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