Barbarian Rage Power Order Quandary


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the build:

Human, Heart of the Fields (bonus to profession: cook), favored class bonus (barbarian) to superstition
Archetypes: Invulnerable Rager, Urban Barbarian
Traits: Indomitable Faith, Mathematical Prodigy (Kn: Arcana class skill)
Skills: Max ranks Kn: Arcana, Perception, Sense Motive, Spellcraft
Str 16+2, Dex 14, Con 14, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 8
01 (Bbn1) Power Attack, Iron Will
02 (Bbn2) Superstitious
03 (Bbn3) ???
04 (Bbn4) Cha -> 9, Witch Hunter
05 (Bbn5) Improved Sunder
06 (Bbn6) Spell Sunder
07 (Bbn7) Extra Rage Power: ???
08 (Bbn8) Cha -> 9,
09 (Bbn8/Ora1) Lame Curse, Metal Mystery, Dance of the Blades, Extra Rage Power: ???
10 (Bbn9/Ora1)
11 (Bbn10/Ora1) Greater Beast Totem, Extra Rage Power: ???
12 (Bbn10/Ora2) Cha -> 11
13 (Bbn11/Ora2) Extra Rage Power: ???
14 (Bbn12/Ora2) Increased Damage Reduction
15 (Bbn13/Ora2) Extra Rage Power: Increased Damage Reduction
16 (Bbn14/Ora2) Str +1, Increased Damage Reduction
17+ off the chart, not even sure will get anywhere close to this level

This is the build I'm playing. Currently level 2, so I CANNOT CHANGE the stats, traits, archetypes, feats, or rage powers taken so far. PRD only; Not on there, not available.

My main problem is thus: I don't know what order to take my rage powers in. Please help me determine which ones can afford to be delayed and which ones I really want asap.

Rage powers I need before lv11: Lesser Beast Totem, Beast Totem
Rage Powers I want: Ghost Rager, Eater of Magic, Strength Surge
openings: 3, 7, 9, 11, 13

notes:
Mainly uses a greatsword, with a heavy pick for backup. I am not interested in any other rage powers until I've gotten everything in the build first. The second Oracle level is not an absolute, but I like it for getting my feats and rage powers back onto alternating levels. The reason I'm increasing Cha with my level boosts is because I derped during character creation and forgot that I planned on taking a level of Oracle at 9th for rage-cycling.


anyone?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Have you considered Reckless Abandon?


If I weren't doing an urban barbarian I'd consider it. But since with Beast Totem and Ghost Rager I can grow my AC by a non-insignificant amount when raging, I'd rather not give that up all over again.

I likely don't need much more help offensively, I already solo-ed an owlbear skeleton that got the drop on me with its grab attack.

Liberty's Edge

blackbloodtroll wrote:
Have you considered Reckless Abandon?

I think that qualifies for the "I am not interested in any other rage powers until I've gotten everything in the build first" comment. Same ol' Troll.


I would scrap the 2nd Oracle level, and the Improved Damage reductions. Barb 12 you want Come and Get Me, it's amazing. Make sure you also have Combat Reflexes by then, and Dazing Assault is good in tandem with it, too.

Your progression for rage powers up through Barb 10 looks fine. I would make Eater of Magic my very next choice after Greater Beast Totem (via feat). Since you'll be rage cycling w/ strength surge anyway, you might want to pick up Knockdown at level 8 or whenever. I also like Flesh Wound, which combines beautifully with Invulnerable Rager.

Don't throw your level up points in Cha, get a headband of Cha +2 and eventually +4. Toss them into Str instead.


StreamOfTheSky wrote:

I would scrap the 2nd Oracle level, and the Improved Damage reductions. Barb 12 you want Come and Get Me, it's amazing. Make sure you also have Combat Reflexes by then, and Dazing Assault is good in tandem with it, too.

Your progression for rage powers up through Barb 10 looks fine. I would make Eater of Magic my very next choice after Greater Beast Totem (via feat). Since you'll be rage cycling w/ strength surge anyway, you might want to pick up Knockdown at level 8 or whenever. I also like Flesh Wound, which combines beautifully with Invulnerable Rager.

Don't throw your level up points in Cha, get a headband of Cha +2 and eventually +4. Toss them into Str instead.

But what order do i want to take those in? I've already got 5 powers I want and only 3 openings before 11 plus one additional one at 11


I'm thinking
03 Strength Surge
07 Ghost Rager
09 Lesser Beast Totem
11 Beast Totem
13 Eater of Magic
14+ other stuff

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