Baldur’s Gate 3 Barbarian Subclasses, Ranked

Baldur's Gate 3 Barbarian Subclasses, Ranked

Baldur’s Gate 3 Barbarian Class Guide: Unleash Your Inner Beast!

As you dive into the world of Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll encounter various Classes, each offering unique abilities and utility in combat, dialogues, and exploration. And when it comes to raw power and durability, nobody does it better than the Barbarian!

The Barbarian Class in Baldur’s Gate 3 is all about unleashing your inner beast. With their immense strength and unparalleled endurance, Barbarians have the highest base HP of any class. But that’s not all—they also have a special ability called Rage, which allows them to withstand incoming damage while dealing out a ton of damage themselves. Exciting, right?

Now, let’s take a closer look at the different Barbarian subclasses and how they specialize in their own unique ways.

Berserker: Unleash the Frenzy!

Baldur’s Gate 3 Berserker

If you’re all about demolishing enemies with pure offensive power, then the Berserker subclass is your calling. These ferocious warriors replace the standard Barbarian Rage with an improved version called “Frenzy.” Not only does Frenzy provide all the benefits of a regular Rage, but it also grants access to the mighty abilities “Frenzied Strike” and “Enraged Throw.”

With Frenzied Strike, you can unleash an additional attack, striking fear into the hearts of your foes. And if that’s not enough, Enraged Throw allows you to hurl nearby objects or even creatures at your enemies. Talk about improvising in the most epic way!

Wildheart: Embrace the Primal Power!

Baldur’s Gate 3 Wildheart

For those who seek a deeper connection with nature and its untamed forces, the Wildheart subclass is a perfect fit. This subclass draws inspiration from the Totem Warrior of D&D 5e Tabletop and grants Barbarians access to a Bestial Heart. Each Bestial Heart offers unique bonus effects while in a rage, along with a special action that can turn the tide of battle.

Here’s a table summarizing the power of each Bestial Heart:

Bestial Heart Rage Benefit Power
Bear Heart Resistance to all Damage Types except Psychic Damage Unrelenting Ferocity: Healing as an Action
Eagle Heart Enemies have disadvantage on opportunity attacks against you Diving Strike: Leap onto a foe below you to knock them prone and deal damage
Elk Heart Movement Speed increased by 4.5m Primal Stampede: Charge forward, dealing Bludgeoning Damage and knocking foes prone
Tiger Heart Jump distance increased by 4.5m Tiger’s Bloodlust: Lash out to hit up to three enemies with an attack that causes bleeding
Wolf Heart Gain advantage on attack rolls on targets within 2m Inciting Howl: Howl to boost the movement of all allies within range by 3m for 1 turn

In addition to these powerful benefits, Wild Heart Barbarians also have the ability to cast “Speak with Animals,” which can come in handy during your adventures outside of combat.

Wild Magic: Unpredictable and Unleashed!

Baldur’s Gate 3 Wild Magic

Before we wrap up this guide, we must mention the incredibly exciting Wild Magic subclass. Although not available in the Early Access build of Baldur’s Gate 3, we couldn’t resist teasing its extraordinary potential.

Wild Magic Barbarians are masters of chaos. When they enter a Rage, they cause a Wild Magic Surge, just like a Wild Magic Sorcerer casting spells. This surge grants them a range of random effects, making every battle an unpredictable adventure. But the fun doesn’t stop there! With their wild magic, these Barbarians can strengthen themselves and their allies or even restore expended spell slots.

And if that’s not enough, imagine triggering a new Wild Magic Surge whenever you take damage or fail a saving throw during a rage. Nothing screams excitement like turning the tables on your enemies when they least expect it!

So mark your calendars! Baldur’s Gate 3 launches on August 3, 2023, for PC and Mac, and September 6, 2023, for PS5. Get ready to unleash your untamed fury and embark on an unforgettable adventure!

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