D&D 5E 5E Survivor - Subclasses (Part II: Barbarian)

CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
Hello again everyone!

Have you ever looked at the 120+ different classes and subclasses in the 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons game and thought, "golly, they should add more!" Yeah, me neither. But I have wondered which one would Survive a head-to-head contest against all of the others. Do barbarians make you angry? Do they make you want to RAAAGE?? Well spend your Bonus action and get frothy, we're about to find out which one makes it to the top!

(Yes, I know that this has been done before, but lots of new subclasses have been released in the years since. It's time to see how the old champs hold up against the new kids.)
So allow me to introduce:

SURVIVOR: 5E CHARACTER CLASSES
Round II: The Barbarian

This week, we are going to examine the Barbarian class. Currently there are nine subclasses available for the Barbarian, and we're going to find out which one Survives!

The winner of this contest will advance to the Final Round, where it will represent ALL Barbarians in the 5th Edition D&D game.

The Finalists
Round I, Artificers: Battle Smith

The Rules and Stuff
  • In this round, only the Barbarian subclasses are presented.
  • Only the subclasses written by Wizards of the Coast qualify. No third-party entries!
  • Each entry starts with 20 points.
  • Every day, you vote for one subclass that you like, which gains 1 point. And then you vote for a different subclass, which loses 2 points. It is intentional that a negative vote is worth more than a positive vote - first, because it takes something extra to whittle these guys down to size. Second, because.
  • Mark your upvotes in green, and downvotes in red. Or just show them in bold text and use "+1" and "-2" to mark them, if colored text is too difficult on your browsing device.
  • It's easier if you just copy and paste the previous poster’s vote and change the numbers.
  • You may vote only once per day in each category. This is an honor system, and we are all honorable gamers; please do not abuse it. If this means you vote once at night one day, and once the next morning - that's fine, but don't vote again until the following day. Rule of thumb: if your most recent vote post says "yesterday" in the date tag, you can vote again.
  • This is purely a popularity contest and you do not have to explain an upvote or downvote, but feel free to - explanations are where the fun is! When downvotes reach 0 the subclass is removed from the list.
  • Finally, if an entry has one point left, then you have to make the choice to use all of your downvotes to eliminate it; there is no vote splitting. In addition, you can't upvote and downvote the same entry (no "see" votes). And you have to use BOTH YOUR UPVOTE AND DOWNVOTE if you vote.

The Most Important Bits
Three important points that you must read before voting--
  1. This is a pure popularity contest, and is meant to be fun. You can cast your votes for whatever reason you want; spite, malice, overall tankiness, RAAAAGE, irrational love or hatred of loincloths, beefcake artwork, strategic voting, and so on are all perfectly acceptable. You can comment for the reasons for your vote, or not - up to you! But this is for enjoyment only.
  2. This week (and the next few weeks to come) features a list of character subclasses from the Player's Handbook, the Dungeon Master's Guide, Xanathar's Guide to Everything, Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, Unearthed Arcana, and other places. Only the subclasses written by Wizards of the Coast are included.
  3. As always, the list is the list. If you have a complaint about the list, please direct it to /dev/null.
So. Onward to the contest!

BARBARIAN SUBCLASSES
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Path of the Ancestral Guardian (Xanathar's Guiide to Everything)
Path of the Battlerager (Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide)
Path of the Beast (Tasha's Cauldron of Everything)
Path of the Berserker (Player's Handbook)
Path of the Giant (Unearthed Arcana, "Giant Options")
Path of the Storm Herald (Xanathar's Guide to Everything)
Path of the Totem Warrior (Player's Handbook)
Path of Wild Magic (Tasha's Cauldron)
Path of the Zealot (Xanathar's Guiide to Everything)
 
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CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
Let's get this party started!

Path of the Ancestral Guardian 20
Path of the Battlerager 20
Path of the Beast 20
Path of the Berserker 20
Path of the Giant 20
Path of the Storm Herald 20+1=21 This is how you do a 'magic barbarian.'
Path of the Totem Warrior 20
Path of Wild Magic 20-2=18 This is not.
Path of the Zealot 20
 

OB1

Jedi Master
Path of the Ancestral Guardian 20
Path of the Battlerager 20-2=18
Path of the Beast 20
Path of the Berserker 20
Path of the Giant 20
Path of the Storm Herald 21
Path of the Totem Warrior 20
Path of Wild Magic 18+1=19 @CleverNickName that's just because you haven't seen my Fairy Wild Magic Barbarian in action :)
Path of the Zealot 20
 

Maxperson

Morkus from Orkus
Path of the Ancestral Guardian 20
Path of the Battlerager 16
Path of the Beast 20
Path of the Berserker 20
Path of the Giant 20
Path of the Storm Herald 21
Path of the Totem Warrior 21
Path of Wild Magic 18
Path of the Zealot 20
 

TwoSix

Unserious gamer
Path of the Ancestral Guardian 20
Path of the Battlerager 16 - 2 = 14
Path of the Beast 20
Path of the Berserker 20
Path of the Giant 20
Path of the Storm Herald 21
Path of the Totem Warrior 21
Path of Wild Magic 18 + 1 =19
Path of the Zealot 20
 

RoughCoronet0

Dragon Lover
Path of the Ancestral Guardian 20
Path of the Battlerager 14-2=12
Path of the Beast 20+1=21

Path of the Berserker 20
Path of the Giant 20
Path of the Storm Herald 21
Path of the Totem Warrior 21
Path of Wild Magic 19
Path of the Zealot 20
 

W'rkncacnter

Adventurer
Path of the Ancestral Guardian 20
Path of the Battlerager 12
Path of the Beast 21
Path of the Berserker 20
Path of the Giant 20
Path of the Storm Herald 21
Path of the Totem Warrior 22 - haha resistance to all but psychic go brrr
Path of Wild Magic 17 - i was GOING to hit the storm herald because it seemed mid to me, but then i saw this subclass uses d3s, and now i'm so mad that i feel obligated to hit it instead
Path of the Zealot 20
 


el-remmen

Moderator Emeritus
Path of the Ancestral Guardian 20
Path of the Battlerager 12
Path of the Beast 21
Path of the Berserker 20 + 1 = 21
Path of the Giant 20
Path of the Storm Herald 21
Path of the Totem Warrior 22 - 2 = 20
Path of Wild Magic 17
Path of the Zealot 20
 

The Glen

Hero
Path of the Ancestral Guardian 20
Path of the Battlerager 12
Path of the Beast 21
Path of the Berserker 22
Path of the Giant 20
Path of the Storm Herald 21
Path of the Totem Warrior 18
Path of Wild Magic 17
Path of the Zealot 20
 


OB1

Jedi Master
Path of the Ancestral Guardian 20
Path of the Battlerager 12
Path of the Beast 21
Path of the Berserker 22
Path of the Giant 20
Path of the Storm Herald 21
Path of the Totem Warrior 19 This lost a point on post #4, correcting here
Path of Wild Magic 17
Path of the Zealot 20
 

el-remmen

Moderator Emeritus
Path of the Ancestral Guardian 20
Path of the Battlerager 12
Path of the Beast 21
Path of the Berserker 22
Path of the Giant 20
Path of the Storm Herald 21
Path of the Totem Warrior 19 This lost a point on post #4, correcting here
Path of Wild Magic 17
Path of the Zealot 20

Weird. The numbers are not right around there, but I don't see how it lost a point (unless there are posts I can't see from folks who have me blocked), instead it should be one less!

Post #3 OB1 has it correctly at 19
But in post #4 Maxperson gave it one point too many in upvoting, so it says 21, but should read 20.
Then in #7 ReadyOrNot upvotes it to 22 (but it should be at 21), so that means I should have made it 19 and The Glen made it 17.

Am I missing something?
 

W'rkncacnter

Adventurer
Weird. The numbers are not right around there, but I don't see how it lost a point (unless there are posts I can't see from folks who have me blocked), instead it should be one less!

Post #3 OB1 has it correctly at 19
But in post #4 Maxperson gave it one point too many in upvoting, so it says 21, but should read 20.
Then in #7 ReadyOrNot upvotes it to 22 (but it should be at 21), so that means I should have made it 19 and The Glen made it 17.

Am I missing something?
i...what? are you two ok? it's 20 in post 3, correctly, because nobody had touched it at that point. post 4 is thus correct, and so on and so forth. did you guys mix up wild magic and totem warrior?

edit: yes. yes you both did. wild magic is what lost a point for no reason in post 4. thus, it should be 18 right now. totem warrior should not have been changed
 

OB1

Jedi Master
Weird. The numbers are not right around there, but I don't see how it lost a point (unless there are posts I can't see from folks who have me blocked), instead it should be one less!

Post #3 OB1 has it correctly at 19
But in post #4 Maxperson gave it one point too many in upvoting, so it says 21, but should read 20.
Then in #7 ReadyOrNot upvotes it to 22 (but it should be at 21), so that means I should have made it 19 and The Glen made it 17.

Am I missing something?
I'm losing my mind, it was the Wild Barbarian that had the missing point
Path of the Ancestral Guardian 20
Path of the Battlerager 12
Path of the Beast 21
Path of the Berserker 22
Path of the Giant 20
Path of the Storm Herald 21
Path of the Totem Warrior 18
Path of Wild Magic 18
This lost a point on post #4, correcting here
Path of the Zealot 20
 


J-H

Hero
Path of the Ancestral Guardian 20
Path of the Battlerager 12-2=10
Path of the Beast 21
Path of the Berserker 22
Path of the Giant 20
Path of the Storm Herald 21
Path of the Totem Warrior 18
Path of Wild Magic 18
Path of the Zealot 20+1=21
 

Path of the Ancestral Guardian 20
Path of the Battlerager 11
Path of the Beast 21
Path of the Berserker 20
Path of the Giant 20
Path of the Storm Herald 21
Path of the Totem Warrior 18
Path of Wild Magic 18
Path of the Zealot 21
 

Argyle King

Legend
Path of the Ancestral Guardian 20
Path of the Battlerager 11
Path of the Beast 21
Path of the Berserker 20
Path of the Giant 20 - 2 = 18
Path of the Storm Herald 21
Path of the Totem Warrior 18 + 1 = 19
Path of Wild Magic 18
Path of the Zealot 21
 

Path of the Ancestral Guardian 21
Path of the Battlerager 11
Path of the Beast 21
Path of the Berserker 20
Path of the Giant 18
Path of the Storm Herald 21
Path of the Totem Warrior 19
Path of Wild Magic 16
Path of the Zealot 21
 

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