Dwarf Barbarian / Fighter: Speed in Heavy armour?


Rules Questions


Fast Movement takes Dwarf to 30', and the

PRD wrote:
Slow and Steady: Dwarves have a base speed of 20 feet, but their speed is never modified by armor or encumbrance

so, should the speed be 30' in heavy armour, or does encumberance of the armour bring it back to the dwarf's base speed again?


Barbarian wrote:
Fast Movement (Ex): A barbarian's land speed is faster than the norm for her race by +10 feet. This benefit applies only when she is wearing no armor, light armor, or medium armor, and not carrying a heavy load. Apply this bonus before modifying the barbarian's speed because of any load carried or armor worn. This bonus stacks with any other bonuses to the barbarian's land speed.

Heavy Armor = breaking the conditions for Fast Speed. So, 20ft for you.


OberonViking wrote:

Fast Movement takes Dwarf to 30', and the

PRD wrote:
Slow and Steady: Dwarves have a base speed of 20 feet, but their speed is never modified by armor or encumbrance
so, should the speed be 30' in heavy armour, or does encumberance of the armour bring it back to the dwarf's base speed again?

Never mind - you can all stop looking. I've found it.

Fast Movement: Speed +10 in less than Heavy Armour.


Too late. I looked :)


Now to decide if it is worth it...

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You always can decide to go Armored Hulk with your Dwarf, from the Ultimate Combat. In fact, I have most of my dwarven berserkers in my world fit this archetype because I feel heavy armor shock troops, screaming dwarven drinking songs is so appropriate.

d20pfsrd wrote:
At 5th level, an armored hulk’s land speed is faster than the norm for her race by +10 feet. This benefit applies when she is wearing any armor, including heavy armor, but not while carrying a heavy load. Apply this bonus before modifying the armored hulk’s speed because of any load carried or armor worn. This bonus stacks with any other bonuses to the barbarian’s land speed


As a DM I'd allow a dwarven barbarian to reach speed 30 with heavy armor.

it's not all that overpowering - most creature has speed of 30. and if the result is a happy player - then why not ?

a second option: get yourself a Mithril Full plate - which is considered to be medium armor.

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Mithral Full plate would require Heavy Armor Proficiency to avoid the armor check penalties to attack rolls, etc.

As previously suggested the Armored Hulk Archetype(UC) is the best choice for a heavy armor using Barbarian

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