Scary Barbarian (4e Optimized Character Build)

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Introduction[edit]

This build is for striking fear into the heart of anyone foolish enough to cross you.

References[edit]

Adventurer's Vault, Adventurer's Vault 2, Player's Handbook, Player's Handbook 2, Player's Handbook 3, Primal Power, Numerous Dragon Magazine Publications

Game Rule Components[edit]

Items[edit]

Iron Armbands of Power, Ring of Sorrows, Screaming Hide Armor

Progression[edit]

Starting Ability Scores (Before Racial Adjustments): Str 17, Con 10, Dex 11, Int 8, Wis 10, Cha 16

Race (Templates): Dragonborn

Starting Racial Traits: Draconic Heritage, Dragonborn Fury, Dragonfear

Feats:

Level 1: Intimidation of the Dragon

Level 2: Skill Training (Thievery)

Level 4: Weapon Proficiency (Fullblade)

Level 6: Versatile Expertise

Level 8: Skins of the Slain

Level 10: Weapon Focus (Heavy Blade)

Level 11: Acolyte of the Veil

Level 12: Nightmare Killer

Level 14: Nightmare Master

Level 16: Power Attack

Level 18: Toughness

Level 20: Dragon's Rejuvenation

Level 21: Bloodthirsty Visage

Paragon Path: Fear Walker

Highlights[edit]

You will want to stick with fear attacks to benefit from this build. Doing so will grant you a damage base around 30 as well as attack bonuses around 3. You will also daze any creature hit with a fear power, including Dragonfear and Roar of Triumph.

Munchkin-Size Me[edit]

With an Intimidate bonus of 45 you can scare most creatures into submission after bloodying them.

Limitations[edit]

Heaven forbid you encounter something immune to fear attacks.


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