Game: Baldur's Gate 3

Barbarian Subclass

Violence is both a means and an end. You follow a path of untrammelled fury, slick with blood, as you thrill in the chaos of battle, heedless of your own well-being.

Primary Ability: Strength
Spellcasting Ability: Charisma
HP: 12 + CON modifier base, 7 + CON modifier per level
Recommended Attributes (before Bonuses)
15 STR, 13 DEX, 14 CON
8 INT, 12 WIS, 10 CHA

A Level 3 Berserker Barbarian has access to the following features (in addition to their Barbarian features):

  • Frenzy, Frenzied Strike, Enraged Throw
  • Level 3 – Frenzy, Frenzied Strike, Enraged Throw
  • Level 6 – Mindless Rage
  • Level 10 – Intimidating Presence
  • Due to the way Frenzied Strike works, the Berserker is more suited to wielding large, heavy-hitting weapons despite the subclass icon featuring dual axes.
  • Keep in mind that if you reduce your Attack Bonus too much by performing too many Frenzied Strikes or Enraged Throws, you can always manually stop your Rage, and this will remove the Attack Bonus penalty.
  • Consider pairing your Berserker Barbarian with 3 levels of Rogue to unlock the Thief subclass that will grant you an extra Bonus Action, allowing you to use your Frenzied Strike or Enraged Throw actions twice per turn.
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