Path of the Reveler | Barbarian Subclass for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

At 2nd level, a barbarian gains the Primal Path feature. The following Path of the Reveler option is available to play a barbarian, in addition to the normal options offered.

Path of the Reveler

Raging isn’t always about anger. Sometimes, it’s about being getting lost in the moment. This is what those who follow the Path of the Reveler believe. Also known as a “festive brute”, the Reveler’s rage is one that involves heavy drinking, dance, and cheering. That’s not to say it still doesn’t still act like a barbarian. Punches are still thrown, hits are landed, and the barbarian creates destruction in its wake. Yet, it’s a lively destruction, the type that those on the receiving end might even remember as being somewhat enjoyable.

Reveler’s Dance

Starting when you choose this path at 3rd level, you dance while you rage, often with others–whether they want to or not. While raging, you can use your bonus action to target one creature within 5 feet of you. The creature must succeed on a Strength saving throw (DC equal to 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Strength modifier). The creature can willingly fail its saving throw. On a failed save, you and the creature switch places and the creature has disadvantage on its next attack roll or ability check.

Reveler’s Fortitude

At 6th level, your body is so used to long nights of copious drinking, you actually gain benefits from it. You gain resistance to poison damage and immunity to the poisoned condition. In addition, you have advantage on saving throws to avoid taking levels of exhaustion.

Reveler’s Cheer

Beginning at 10th level, you can use your action to elevate others around you, even your enemies. When you do so, choose one creature that you can see within 30 feet of you. If the creature can see or hear you, it must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw (DC equal to 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier) or be charmed by you until the end of your next turn. On subsequent turns, you can use your action to extend the duration of this effect on the charmed creature until the end of your next turn. This effect ends if the creature ends its turn out of the line of sight or more than 60 feet away from you.

If the creature succeeds on its saving throw, you can use your reaction to make a melee weapon attack against that creature.

Reveler’s Slamdance

At 14th level, all of the excitement you cause brings out the rowdiness in others while you are raging. As an action, you can use 5 feet of your move speed and then hit a creature within 5 feet of you with an unarmed strike attack. If the attack hits, you may use another 5 feet of your move speed and then hit another creature within 5 feet of you with an unarmed strike attack. The second creature must be a different creature than the first. You may continue to use 5 feet of your move speed and make unarmed strike attacks against different creatures in this manner until you run out of creatures to hit, use up all your normal movement speed, or miss one of your unarmed strike attacks. After your slamdance, you may not take bonus actions or reactions until the end of your next turn.

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2 thoughts on “Path of the Reveler | Barbarian Subclass for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

  1. Hi, just a little thought: it might be a good idea to change Reveler’s fortitude for something a bit different, because when I saw this subclass, I immediately thought a dwarf reveler would be so much fun, but the fortitude is basically something a dwarf would pretty much not benefit from, since they already have poison resistance.

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