Scary Barbarian (4e Optimized Character Build)
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This build is for striking fear into the heart of anyone foolish enough to cross you.
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
Iron Armbands of Power, Ring of Sorrows, Screaming Hide Armor
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
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
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.
With an Intimidate bonus of 45 you can scare most creatures into submission after bloodying them.
Heaven forbid you encounter something immune to fear attacks.