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|Secondary Skillsets:||Survival, Armor|
|Tertiary Skillsets:||Lore, Magic|
|Special Abilities:||Form, Berserks, bonus Stance points, Choke, Dual Load, Magic Resistance, Roars, Meditations, War Stomp, Whirlwind|
| Barbarian - Bard - Cleric - Commoner - Empath - Moon Mage|
Necromancer - Paladin - Ranger - Thief - Trader - Warrior Mage
The Barbarian's life is a simple one, but not an easy one. The field of combat is our crib; the blood of foes is mother's milk to us. Stand with us, and flesh your sleepless sword in training in the field. Live with us, and steel your mind against the taint of Magic's aid. Die with us, and drive your body to a warrior's dogged end while those of lesser mettle cower at inglorious range!
Inner Fire is the measure both of rage and of control, and the substance of Barbarian heart and guts; in purity, it fuels the bloodlust of the battle-hardened and stills the mind of the meditator. But be wary - the taint of magic will disrupt this fragile balance of body and soul, so leave the mana-meddling to those who lean on magic as a crutch!
- 1 Official Information
- 2 Inner Fire Abilities
- 3 Other Barbarian Abilities
- 4 Expertise skill
- 5 Circle Requirements
- 6 Miscellaneous Information
- 7 Guild Suggestions
- 8 Related Forum Posts
Official InformationDragonrealms Website.
Guild Hall Locations
- The Crossing
- This Guildhall is led by Guild Leader Agonar Dokona, the steel-eyed Human warrior. (You can type DIR BARBARIAN for directions.)
- This Guildhall is led by Guildmaster Mo Glawroak, the massive Gor'Tog axe wielder.(You can type DIR BARBARIAN for directions while in haven)
- Steelclaw Clan
- This Guildhall is led by Guildmistress T'Kiel, the legendary Elven swordswoman.
- This Guildhall is led by Guildmistress Anhh'shre, the lightning-quick S'Kra Mur knife fighter.
- Outer Hibarnhvidar
- This Guildhall is led by Guildmistress Stumara, and her trusty tankard.
- This Guildhall is led by Guildmaster Tusfaov, human warrior and scholar.
Skillsets and Common Races
A barbarian's primary skillset is Weapon. Survival and Armor are secondary skillsets, with Magic and Lore as tertiaries.
According to the DragonRealms website, barbarians tend to be:
Guilded barbarians receive three free technique slots in the Weaponsmithing discipline of the Forging skill.
Inner Fire Abilities
Inner Fire is the driving force in every Barbarian - that which is alive in all, but strong in few. A Barbarian's Inner Fire is the source of his/her tremendous courage and strength. For training, this skill occupies a space analogous to Primary magic.
- Barbarians gain new ability slots at the tertiary rate: 1 at first circle followed by 1 every even level until 100th circle then followed by 1 every level that is a multiple of 3 until 150th for a total of 68 skill slots.
- Each ability also requires a certain number of previous abilities in the same path to be known before it can be selected.
Berserks are short duration abilities offering a wide variety of offensive buffs primarily to combat related things, such as stats, skills, weapon augmentation, anti-stun and other bonuses. Will train Inner Fire, and then either Augmentation or Warding. Berserks have a moderate IF startup cost and a small pulsing cost.
You can have a maximum of five (5) running at the same time. NOTE: This appears to have changed as I currently have all seven berserks I know running at the same time. ~Rhadyn
Forms are long duration abilities offering a wide variety of buffs primarily to combat related things, such as stats, burden, offensive factor and warding. Will train Inner Fire, and then either Augmentation or Warding. Forms have no IF startup cost and a moderate pulsing cost. Forms also reduce your passive IF regeneration limit.
You can have a maximum of five (5) running at the same time.
Meditations are moderate duration buffs which cover a wide territory, including damage reduction, such as Tenacity Meditation, or skill boosts such as the Focus Meditation. Meditations have a large IF startup cost and no pulsing cost.
Without the Yogi Mastery, the player cannot be in combat, and must be sitting or kneeling, to start a meditation.
You can have a maximum of three (3) running at the same time. However, Dispel does not count towards this limit and can be used any time. Staunch will either act as part of the three limit or can be added as a fourth meditation if three are already running.
Barbarian roars are strictly debilitators. They can unbalance foes, knock them out of hiding, or reduce the power of a mage. They train the Debilitation skill. Roars use a separate Voice Pool to power their effect. The pool size does not change over the life of a Barbarian.
Masteries are passive bonuses that you can purchase with ability slots. They are conceptually similar to magical feats for spellcasters. Once known, the mastery is always in effect. Masteries are taught by the Pit Masters. Although masteries belong to different paths (Horde, Flame, Predator), they do not count towards requirements for learning other abilities.
Forgetting Inner Fire Abilities
You may forget one learned Inner Fire ability every 30 real life days; assuming the ability is not a (pre)requirement for another ability you already know.
- ASK <GUILD LEADER> about forgetting <ABILITY>.
NOTE: As of August 2021, there is an unlimited reset because the guild is in flux due to various rewrites. This can be done by using CHOOSE FORGET ALL.
Other Barbarian Abilities
Bonus Stance Points
Barbarians gain an additional stance point for every 60 ranks in the Defending skill, like all armor secondary guilds.
Allows two arrows to be loaded and fired from a bow. Requires 201 Bows, 30 Agility, 30 Reflex and Eagle Form active.
Because of both Inner Fire and their disdain for the magical, Barbarians are much more difficult to affect with magic than any other guild. This takes the form of premier anti-magic abilities. For example, Serenity meditation, Dispel meditation, and Mage's Lash Roar.
At 100th level, Barbarians learn how to shiver the ground with their rage, knocking opponents off balance.
The Barbarian-only ability to rotate in place, making an attack on everything within your weapons range. It also can be used to free oneself from webbing. The attack version of this requires 350 in the weapon being used and 31 agility and reflexes.
Far from the simple facepaint of carnivals and elves, warpainting is the art of adding a screaming exclamation point to a Barbarian's visage.
Barbarians have a number of verbs that they do differently:
This skill represents a Barbarian's Mastery with weapons and combat-related tasks.
- Expertise can be trained by performing Charged Combat Maneuvers and succeeding an Expertise Check.
- Expertise can be trained by completing Barbarian Combos.
Barbarians have a unique form of tactical combat that uses Expertise instead of the Tactics skill. These combos are self-only, cannot be refreshed and give a selective bonus when finished. Each form of ANALYZE unlocks with more Expertise skill.
- ANALYZE <type>
- Barbarians can use ANALYZE to begin a Barbarian combo. These work very similar to enemy combos, except they use Expertise skill and can only be advanced by the Barbarian while engaged. Self combos do not have a strength, and subsequent ANALYZE attempts will be wasted. The possible combos are: FLAME, ACCURACY, DAMAGE, INTIMIDATION, FATIGUE, BALANCE, VITALITY, RAGE or CALM.
Hard skill requirements ( Evasion and Tactics are listed in bold. These skills cannot count toward Nth skills, such as 1st Survival or 1st Lore.
- Note: The following "mastery" skills never count toward Nth skill requirements, since they affect all or most of the skillset: Defending, Parry Ability, Offhand Weapon, Melee Mastery, Missile Mastery, and Inner Fire. For Barbarians, Targeted Magic, Sorcery and Thievery also do not count towards Nth skill requirements.
Note: Arcana is not restricted but it has been noted that there will be penalties for learning.
Nth skill requirements are met with your top-ranked skills out of the following list of eligible skills:
- Armor: Shield Usage, Light Armor, Chain Armor, Brigandine, and Plate Armor
- Weapon: Small Edged, Large Edged, Twohanded Edged, Small Blunt, Large Blunt, Twohanded Blunt, Slings, Bow, Crossbow, Staves, Polearms, Light Thrown, Heavy Thrown, and Brawling
- Lore: Forging, Engineering, Outfitting, Alchemy, Enchanting, Scholarship, Mechanical Lore, Appraisal, Performance, and Tactics
- Supernatural: Augmentation, Debilitation, Warding and Utility
- Survival: Evasion, Athletics, Perception, Stealth, Locksmithing, First Aid, Outdoorsmanship, and Skinning
- Crossing guildhall crest is a snarling crimson-eyed ebon wolf.
- Riverhaven guildhall crest is an open hand above a clenched gauntlet.
- Steelclaw Clan guildhall crest is a dragon soaring above a worn mountain range.
- Ratha guildhall crest is an eyeball skewered by a thin dagger.
- Mer'Kresh guildhall crest is a hooded figure holding aloft a large bowl.
- Hibarnhvidar guildhall crest is an open air room carved into the face of a mountainside.
Barbarian Themed Items
- There are a few Barbarian oriented items in the game.
Barbarians of Renown
- Barbarian skill registers:
- Crossing Register - Overall weapon ranks
- Riverhaven Register - Blunt ranks
- Steelclaw Clan Register - Edge ranks
- Mer'Kresh Register - Overall defense ranks
- Ratha Register - Ranged weapon ranks
- Hibarnhvidar Register - Ranks "surviving and weapons of opportunity"
- Barbarian Guide
- General new player guide
- Barbarian new player guide
- Malkien's Barbarian guide
- Armor and shield player guide
Do you have suggestions to make the Barbarian guild the best guild in the Realms? Be sure to post in the Play.net forums and also put your ideas in the Barbarian Guild Suggestions Google document located here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1h4L5hAxR1-VLDegDNZBIhGdo5bMgnCtm84Icm2E0utU/edit#gid=0