Pillars of Eternity Barbarian Class Guide – Stats, Abilities, Talents

By   /   Mar 31, 2015

Barbarian in Pillars of Eternity is savage warrior who specializes in head-on encounters and does not rely on tactical maneuvers.

For more help on Pillars of Eternity, read our Crafting Recipes Guide, Character Creation Guide and Companions Locations Guide.

Pillars of Eternity Barbarian Class

Barbarian is specialized in Crowd Control with a little touch of Striking and enjoys High Defense on the side.

Beginning Stats

Starting Ability – Carnage
While melee-attacking a primary target, Carnage allows Barbarian to deal a minute amount of damage to all nearby enemies – the exact radius is unknown.

  • Endurance – 48 + 16/level
  • Health – 6 x Endurance
  • Accuracy – 25 + 3/level
  • Deflection – 15
  • Skill Bonus – Athletics +2 Survival +1

Special Abilities

As mentioned earlier, Barbarian is specialized in melee combat and can easily break down a group of enemies. The class also possesses a high damage output that can weaken enemies in no time:

Brute Force – Passive
Available at: Level 5

Brute Force easily overwhelms most of the defense mechanisms of enemies. When on low defense, the Barbarian attacks Fortitude on attacks that usually target Deflection.

One Stands Alone
Available at: Level 5

The ability allows the Barbarian to stand against hordes of enemies and acquire a melee-damage bonus when attacked by two or more enemies, allowing him or her to stand unless flanked by 3 or more enemies.

Thick-Skinned
Available at: Level 7 Passive

It allows Barbarian to increase his or her Damage Reduction.

Bloodlust
Available at: Level 5 Passive

Once a Barbarian has downed at least a couple of enemies, he or she receives 1.2x attack speed for a short duration of time.

Threatening Presence
Available at: Level 7 Passive

This makes all enemies within 1.25m radius of the Barbarian Sickened for 3 whole seconds.

Barbaric Yell
Available at: Level 1

The Barbarian lets out a terrifying shriek which Frightens enemies for 12 seconds within 5.0m of the spell caster.

Barbaric Shout
Available at: Level 9

The Barbarian lets out a terrifying shout which Frightens enemies for 20 seconds within 7.5m of the spell caster.

Heart of Fury
Available at: Level 11

The Barbarian delivers a series of quick attacks which deals damage to all nearby enemies and even dishes out extra damage and Carnage from time to time.

Vengeful Defeat
Available at: Level 9 Passive

When dropped down to 0 Endurance, the Barbarian lands instant Carnage Full Attacks to every foe within his or her range.

Savage Defiance
Available at: Level 3

Savage Defiance allows Barbarian to regenerate +80 Endurance in about 12 seconds.

Wild Sprint
Available at: Level 3

Wild Sprint allows Barbarian to gain +3.5 Movement Speed, +12 Defense upon Disengaging, and the ability not to be stopped by Engagement for 5 seconds.

Frenzy
Available at: Level 1

Frenzy sends the Barbarian into a frantic state increasing Might, Constitution, and Attack Speed while causing a Deflection penalty against incoming attacks and conceals HP and Endurance for 12 seconds.

Blooded
Available at: Level 3 Passive

Blooded increasing the Barbarian’s damage output by 1x every time he or she drops under 50% Endurance.

Talents

Accurate Carnage
The talent drastically improves the accuracy of Secondary Carnage Attacks from the Barbarian within 1.5m radius.

Barbaric Blow
With Barbaric Blow, the Barbarian lands a massive blow which deals additional Crit. Damage and extra Crit. Hits. Furthermore, the Carnage also hits a larger area.

Greater Frenzy
Great Frenzy allows the Barbarian to increase Might, Constitution, and Attack Speed while gaining a Deflection penalty against incoming attacks and conceals HP and Endurance for 12 seconds.

Powerful Spirit
It further increases the Movement Speed, Defense, and speed of Wild Sprint for 5 seconds.

Stalwart Defense
The last talent at the Barbarian’s disposal increases the effects of Savage Defiance and grants bonuses to all defenses.

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