Barbarian is a class in Pathfinder: Kingmaker. Barbarians excel in close quarter combat. They have high health and damage reduction and have a unique ability called rage that boosts their physical abilities.
"Barbarians excel in combat, possessing the martial prowess and fortitude to take on foes seemingly far superior to themselves. With rage granting them boldness and daring beyond that of most other warriors, barbarians charge furiously into battle and ruin all who would stand in their way."
Barbarian Tips & Builds
High saves: Fortitude
Alignment: Any non-lawful
Hit Die: d12
Skill Ranks Per Level: 4 + Int modifier.
Penalty: Fewer rager power, get Rage at level 4 instead of 1
Base Attack Bonus
|Level 1||+1||+2||0||0||Fast movement, rage, Barbarian Proficiencies|
|Level 2||+2||+3||0||0||Rage power, uncanny dodge|
|Level 3||+3||+3||+1||+1||Trap sense +1|
|Level 4||+4||+4||+1||+1||Rage power|
|Level 5||+5||+4||+1||+1||Improved uncanny dodge|
|Level 6||+6/+1||+5||+2||+2||Rage power, trap sense +2|
|Level 7||+7/+2||+5||+2||+2||Damage reduction 1/—|
|Level 8||+8/+3||+6||+2||+2||Rage power|
|Level 9||+9/+4||+6||+3||+3||Trap sense +3|
|Level 10||+10/+5||+7||+3||+3||Damage reduction 2/—, rage power|
|Level 11||+11/+6/+1||+7||+3||+3||Greater rage|
|Level 12||+12/+7/+2||+8||+4||+4||Rage power, trap sense +4|
|Level 13||+13/+8/+3||+8||+4||+4||Damage reduction 3/—|
|Level 14||+14/+9/+4||+9||+4||+4||Indomitable will, rage power|
|Level 15||+15/+10/+5||+9||+5||+5||Trap sense +5|
|Level 16||+16/+11/+6/+1||+10||+5||+5||Damage reduction 4/—, rage power|
|Level 17||+17/+12/+7/+2||+10||+5||+5||Tireless rage|
|Level 18||+18/+13/+8/+3||+11||+6||+6||Rage power, trap sense +6|
|Level 19||+19/+14/+9/+4||+11||+6||+6||Damage reduction 5/—|
|Level 20||+20/+15/+10/+5||+12||+6||+6||Mighty rage, rage power|
Fast Movement (Ex)
A barbarian’s land speed is faster than the norm for her race by +10 feet. This benefit applies only when he is wearing no armor, light armor, or medium armor, and not carrying a heavy load. Apply this bonus before modifying the barbarian’s speed because of any load carried or armor worn. This bonus stacks with any other bonuses to the barbarian’s land speed.
A barbarian can call upon inner reserves of strength and ferocity, granting her additional combat prowess. Starting at 1st level, a barbarian can rage for a number of rounds per day equal to 4 + her Constitution modifier. At each level after 1st, she can rage for 2 additional rounds.
Temporary increases to Constitution, such as those gained from rage and spells like bear’s endurance, do not increase the total number of rounds that a barbarian can rage per day. A barbarian can enter rage as a free action. The total number of rounds of rage per day is renewed after resting for 8 hours, although these hours do not need to be consecutive.
While in rage, a barbarian gains a +4 morale bonus to her Strength and Constitution, as well as a +2 morale bonus on Will saves. In addition, she takes a –2 penalty to Armor Class. The increase to Constitution grants the barbarian 2 hit points per Hit Dice, but these disappear when the rage ends and are not lost first like temporary hit points.
A barbarian can end her rage as a free action and is fatigued after rage for a number of rounds equal to 2 times the number of rounds spent in the rage. A barbarian cannot enter a new rage while fatigued or exhausted but can otherwise enter rage multiple times during a single encounter or combat. If a barbarian falls unconscious, her rage immediately ends, placing her in peril of death.
As a barbarian gains levels, she learns to use her rage in new ways. Starting at 2nd level, a barbarian gains a rage power. She gains another rage power for every two levels of barbarian attained after 2nd level. A barbarian gains the benefits of rage powers only while raging, and some of these powers require the barbarian to take an action first. Unless otherwise noted, a barbarian cannot select an individual power more than once.
Any barbarian who meets the powers’ prerequisites can select and use rage powers. Totem rage powers grant powers related to a theme. A barbarian cannot select from more than one group of totem rage powers.
|Animal Fury||While raging, the barbarian gains a bite attack. If used as part of a full attack action, the bite attack is made at the barbarian’s full base attack bonus –5. If the bite hits, it deals 1d4 points of damage (assuming the barbarian is Medium; 1d3 points of damage if Small) plus half the barbarian’s Strength modifier. A barbarian can make a bite attack as part of the action to maintain or break free from a grapple. This attack is resolved before the grapple check is made. If the bite attack hits, any grapple checks made by the barbarian against the target this round are at a +2 bonus.|
|Beast Totem||While raging, the barbarian gains a +1 natural armor bonus. This bonus increases by +1 for every four levels the barbarian has attained.|
|Increased Damage Reduction||The barbarian’s damage reduction increases by 2/—. A barbarian can select this rage power up to three times. Its effects stack. A barbarian must be at least 8th level to select this rage power.|
|Inspire Ferocity||While in the reckless stance, the barbarian imparts the stance’s bonus and penalty to all willing allies within 30 feet of her. A barbarian must have the reckless stance rage power to select this rage power.|
|Internal Fortitude||The barbarian is immune to the sickened and nauseated conditions. A barbarian must be at least 8th level to select this rage power.|
|Reckless Stance||The barbarian can attack with abandon at the expense of her defense. She gains a +1 bonus on attack rolls, but takes a –1 penalty to AC. This bonus and penalty increase by 1 at 4th level and every 4 levels thereafter. This is a stance rage power.|
|Regenerative Stance||The barbarian can continually replenish her health. At the start of her turn, she regains 1 temporary hit point for every 4 levels she has (up to 5 hit points per round), but this cannot give her more than her maximum temporary hit points from rage. This is a stance rage power. A barbarian must have Renewed Vigor rage power and be at least 4th level to select this rage power.|
|Renewed Vigor||As a standard action, the barbarian heals 1d8 points of damage + her Constitution modifier. For every 4 levels the barbarian has beyond 4th, the amount healed increases by 1d8 (to a maximum of 5d8 at 20th level). This ability can be used only once per day. The barbarian must be at least 4th level to select this rage power.|
|Swift Foot||The barbarian gains a 10-foot enhancement bonus to her base speed. A barbarian can select this rage power up to three times; its effects stack.|
Uncanny Dodge (Ex)
At 2nd level, a barbarian gains the ability to react to danger before her senses would normally allow her to do so. She cannot be caught flat-footed, nor does she lose her Dex bonus to AC if the attacker is invisible. She still loses her Dexterity bonus to armor class if immobilized. A barbarian with this ability can still lose her Dexterity bonus to armor class if an opponent successfully uses the feint action against her.
If a barbarian already has uncanny dodge from a different class, she automatically gains improved uncanny dodge (see below) instead.
Trap Sense (Ex)
At 3rd level, a barbarian gains a +1 bonus on Reflex saves made to avoid traps and a +1 dodge bonus to armor class against attacks made by traps. These bonuses increase by +1 every three barbarian levels thereafter (6th, 9th, 12th, 15th, and 18th level). Trap sense bonuses gained from multiple classes stack.
At 5th level and higher, a barbarian can no longer be flanked. This defense denies a rogue the ability to sneak attack the barbarian by flanking her, unless the attacker has at least four more rogue levels than the target has barbarian levels.
If a character already has uncanny dodge (see above) from another class, the levels from the classes that grant uncanny dodge stack to determine the minimum rogue level required to flank the character.
Damage Reduction (Ex)
At 7th level, a barbarian gains damage reduction. Subtract 1 from the damage the barbarian takes each time she 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. Damage reduction can reduce damage to 0 but not below 0.
Greater Rage (Ex)
At 11th level, when a barbarian enters rage, the morale bonus to her Strength and Constitution increases to +6 and the morale bonus on her Will saves increases to +3. In addition, the amount of temporary hit points gained when entering a rage increases to 3 per Hit Die.
Indomitable Will (Ex)
While in rage, a barbarian of 14th level or higher gains a +4 bonus on Will saves to resist enchantment spells. This bonus stacks with all other modifiers, including the morale bonus on Will saves she also receives during her rage.
Tireless Rage (Ex)
Starting at 17th level, a barbarian no longer becomes fatigued at the end of her rage.
Mighty Rage (Ex)
At 20th level, when a barbarian enters rage, the morale bonus to her Strength and Constitution increases to +8 and the morale bonus on her Will saves increases to +4. In addition, the amount of temporary hit points gained when entering a rage increases to 4 per Hit Die.