Path of the Cat (5A)

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This is an original Barbarian primal path for 5A.

Most barbarians are big and strong, but some are lithe and agile as the great cats.

Subclass features

Feline Grace

Starting when you choose this path at 3rd level, your Rage ability changes.

  • You have advantage on Dexterity checks and Dexterity saving throws.
  • You gain bonus damage for rage when making melee attacks using Strength or Dexterity.

Except for these changes, your Rage ability works the same as that of other barbarians.

Cat's Claws

At 3rd level, when you fight with a dagger or a one-handed slashing weapon with the light quality in each hand, you can add your Dexterity bonus to the damage of your off-hand attacks. If 5A weapons are in use, you can also do this with the Tiger Claws, and such weapons have the finesse quality for you.

Evasion

At 6th level, you can nimbly dodge out of the way of certain area effects, such as a red dragon's fiery breath or an Ice Storm spell. When you are subjected to an effect that allows you to make a saving throw to take only half damage, you instead take no damage if you succeed on the saving throw, and only half damage if you fail.

Uncanny Dodge

Starting at 10th level, when an attacker that you can see hits you with an attack, you can use your reaction to halve the attack's damage against you.

Blindsense

Starting at 14th level, if you are able to hear, you have Blindsight with a range of 10 ft. When raging, the range extends to 30 ft.

Designer's Notes

A Dexterity barbarian. This ended up even more rogue-like than intended.