Barbarian's_Handbook/Powers/Epic

Aramul
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Barbarian's_Handbook/Powers/Epic

by Aramul, Sep 21,2009

Paragon Tier Powers: Massive Destruction

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Level 22, Utility

Last Stand (PHB 2)

5 damage per turn to yourself, to remain standing. Can be good if you find yourself with no healing and in a need to finish the fight.

Primal Instinct (PHB 2)

Eh. Blindsight is a marginal benefit at best.

Primal Vigor (PHB 2)

Enormous resist all, for one turn. Too bad it's a Daily...

Untouched (PHB 2)

A bunch of saves, with bonuses. If it only were an immediate reaction...

Level 23, Encounter

Arcing Throw (PHB 2)

Ranged attacks on a Barbarian with your Melee weapon for 5?!?! eek! Not as useful as it seems at first glance (you should have no problem reaching your opponents with your mobility, and Ranged attacks lose a lot of the damage modifiers you want to be applying).

Berserker's Shout (PHB 2)

Big damage, and a debuff (kind of weird, but hey).

Crater Fall (PHB 2)

A good swing, and it tosses your opponent across the battlefield, knocking down anyone in the way. As a side benefit, the push allows you to charge again. :)

Fatal Strike (PHB 2)

Healing is rather sparse among monsters, and the damage is not the highest.

Feral Scythe (PHB 2)

A vanilla close-burst attack. The first Barbarian power I consider to be truly bad.

Staggering Strike (PHB 2)

The damage is really low for this level, but stunning is still great.

Level 25, Daily

Ash Hammer Rage (PHB 2)

High damage (7) and 10 + Cha THP every time you hit. Solid.

Blood Hunger Rage (PHB 2)

Big damage (7 is nothing to ignore), and you get to slap on a dazing debuff and a conditional bonus to attack as a kicker. Could be worse.

Blue Dragon Rage (PHB 2)

Lower damage than any other rage at this level, AND it has a weaker effect. Yawn.

Stone Tempest Rage (PHB 2)

Big damage, and you get the highest crit rate in the game so far. Very nice for a Barbarian.

Level 27, Encounter

Blood Wrath (PHB 2)

This is actually a very good power. It has Daily-esque damage in 5, hands out a crazy hit bonus for Ragebloods, and even has a hit bonus if the target is bloodied. Unfortunately, it's at the same level as Hurricane of Blades...

Bonebreaker (PHB 2)

An out-of-turn swing for fairly good damage, and more damage if the target moves further. Solid.

Butcher's Feast (PHB 2)

Big damage (6) and hands out free attacks (with bonuses for Thaneborn)? Sweet.

Hurricane of Blades (PHB 2)

eek! *drool* This power is nothing short of obscene. Six guaranteed attacks is more than any other class gets, and you get it as an Encounter power. No reason you should ever take another power at this level.

Rampaging Dragon Strike (PHB 2)

...Just not that impressive.

Level 29, Daily

Crimson Phoenix Rage (PHB 2)

I'm not a fan of close bursts, and the damage is mediocre, but that's where the flaws end. +1 to all at-wills (Superchargers especially like this), AND it makes you unkillable. Nice.

Rage of the Primal Beast (PHB 2)

5 and ongoing 10 is OK damage, and the to-hit bonus can be absolutely insane. It actually promotes the Striker mentality: ignore the minions, and go for the boss's head! :D

Winter Ghost Rage (PHB 2)

+1 over Rage of the Primal Beast, but the effect is MUCH weaker. Winter Phoenix Rage's immortality is nice, but this isn't much to talk about.

World Serpent Rage (PHB 2)

You can use it while charging, it packs large damage, and it hands out free attacks and/or damage bonuses. Need I say more?

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