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2015-12-07, 03:24 PM
Path of the Brawler

Barbarians following the Path of the Brawler adhere to a more pure (in their eyes) expression of strength and combs prowess. Indeed, the Brawler runs headlong into danger with naught but his fists, his feet, and his impossibly thick skin. Brawlers are often a boastful bunch, and are never without stories detailing their latest triumph.

At 3rd level, you learn the great secrets of unarmed combat, namely, hitting the other guy harder than he hits you. You gain proficiency with unarmed strikes, and while you are unarmed and not wearing medium or heavy armor, you gain the following benefits:
Your unarmed strikes deal 1d4 bludgeoning damage. While you are raging, your unarmed strikes deal increased damage as shown on the table below:

Barbarian level Unarmed damage
3rd 1d6
6th 1d8
10th 1d10
14th 1d12

While raging, when you make an unarmed strike, you may take a -5 to your attack roll to deal an additional 10 damage.
While raging, when you make an unarmed strike with the Attack action on your turn, you may use your bonus action to make an additional unarmed strike.

Owlbear Wrestler
Starting at 6th level, you gain advantage on grapple checks against creatures of your size and smaller. While raging, you are considered one size larger for the purposes of grappling, and you may attempt to grapple creatures of any size catagory.

Heavyweight Champion
At 10th level, your great deeds and astounding feats of strength grant you a reputation that often proceeds you. You gain proficiency in both Intimidation and Persuasion, and you may use your Strength bonus instead of your Charisma bonus on these checks.

At 14th level, you learn to pour all of your considerable might into a single, devastating strike. When you take the attack action on your turn, if you make all of your attacks against the same creature, you send them flying. The creature is shoved either straight up or straight away from you, and is moved 5 feet for every 10 points of damage it took from your unarmed strikes this turn. If the creature strikes a hard surface before moving the full distance, it takes 1d6 additional damage for every 10 feet remaining. If the creature is shoved straight up, it falls if it has no means to stay aloft.