Power Forged [Battlerager]

A Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Class Specialization.

Long after I had met the battleragers of mount Sekkreth, I came to a small village. The village lay deep inside hostile lands, yet the people seemed carefree and joyful. When i asked them if they weren’t afraid of what might be lurking in the dark, just beyond the village walls, they pointed towards a stone house. Curiosity peaked, I knocked on the door.
I was welcomed in by a giant of a man. He wore parts of an armor set that seemed vaguely familiar. But it was only after I had spend some time talking to him, that I realised he was a battlerager as well. But he had adepted. Having spend years on his own, although surrounded by kind people, he had become a different kind of battlerager. He relied on technology to enhance his suit of armor. His rage was forged in power, electricity, lighting. When he wore hhis battlerager cage, he looked like a god of storms.
How curious, that while the theme remains the same, such extraordinary variation might occur when circumstances differ.

Delian the Bard

Your cage is powered by divine or arcane arts, or even by technology. Whatever the case might be, light shines from its circuits, gently pulsing. Unless you slide those plates across the marks of power, of course. You are at the center of a piece of armor that can be used to conduct electricity. And sometimes, you can even use it to launch yourself through the air.

Power Forged features
Battlerager LevelFeature
3rdPowered Cage, Quick to React
6thCharged Attacks
10thPowered Flight
14thRaging Power

Battlerager Tactics

Battleragers are forged in the fires of battle. But there is more than one way in which this is done. From having your battlerager cage being modified with electrical circuits or magical seals of lightning, to having more overlapping plates that allow for better defense. From allowing your battlerage to use your armor even more effectively, to having bigger spikes to deal more damage. These are the ways that allow you to be unique amongst your kin.

Optional Level 1 Features
Unlisted on the ‘Power Forged’ table are possible level 1 features. Though the class isn’t designed around a level 1 feature, I have added these for all classes in my own campaigns. This way, you can embrace the type of battlerager you want to be from the start.


Level 1 Feature (optional)

When you take lightning damage, you can use your reaction and spend a rage point to do one of three things:

  • Activate battlerage immediately.
  • Deal lightning damage on your next succesful attack equal to your proficiency bonus.
  • Regain 2 ragepoints (effectively 1).

You regain the use of this feature when you finish a long rest.

Powered Cage

Level 3 Feature

You have resistance to lightning damage and your maximum number of ragepoints increases by 2.

Quick to React

Level 3 Feature

You have the following benefits:

  • You have advantage on initiative rolls.
  • You cannot be surprised while you are conscious.
  • When you use the ready action, you can spend 1 ragepoint to gain advantage on a d20 roll during that action.

Charged Attacks

Level 6 Feature

Your weapons become charged with electricity. You have the following benefits:

  • On each of your attacks, you can choose to deal lightning damage instead of your normal damage with your charge helmet and spiked gauntlets.
  • On one of your charged attacks, you deal an additional 1d8 lightning damage. This increases to 1d12 at 13th level.
  • When you score a critical hit (even when not using your Charged Attacks feature), you deal an additional 1d8 lightning damage. This increases to 1d12 at 13th level.

Powered Flight

Level 10 Feature

At the start of your turn, you can create a field of electricity around you that can lift you into the air. You gain a flying speed of 60 feet. You must decide at the start of each of your turns to keep flying. If you stop flying, you simply fall if you haven’t landed yet.

You can fly for up to 1 minute. You regain the use of this feature when you finish a long rest.

Raging Power

Level 14 Feature

You can spend 5 ragepoints to cast either Haste or Lighting Bolt, both as if you used a 3rd level spell slot. You can only cast Haste on yourself. These are the only spells you can cast while battleraging and they are powered by you anger. The DC for the Lightning Bolt is 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Strength modifier.

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