The Path of the Body

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Grace Jones play barbarians in 1984’s Conan the Destroyer

You have to remember something: Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

For some, physical idealism is an unattainable dream. For you, its reality. Your enemies gaze are green with envy, and your allies can’t help but admire, as you leap across the battlefield. You have chosen the Path of the Body, and revel in your own flesh. 

Level 3 – Physical Specimen – People stare in awe at your sheer physicality. Your unarmored defense ability now adds your charisma bonus. While you are not wearing any armor, your Armor Class equals 10 + your Dexterity modifier + your Constitution modifier + your Charisma modifier. You can use a shield and still gain this benefit.

Level 6 – Vainglorious Lash – If struck by a melee attack while raging, you can make an unarmed melee attack as a reaction against that attacker. This attack deals psychic damage equal to your Charisma modifier.

Level 10 – Intimidating Glare – While raging, an enemy who misses you with a melee attack must make a Charisma saving throw with a DC equal to 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier. Those who fail gain a level of fear

Level 14 – Cull the Weak – Once per rage, you can spend your action to demoralize a foe so thoroughly they surrender outright, through the sheer force of your personality. The target must have less hit points than you to be eligible for this effect. The target makes a Charisma saving throw with a DC equal to 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier. If they fail, they fall prone and surrender. They are considered helpless, and will not willingly stand or participate in combat against you until you are rendered unconscious, or you are obviously and securely bound. Mind control or other similar magic could potentially force them to fight. If the target saves, you are incensed at their gall. You must move adjacent to them, using any abilities at your disposal to close the distance, and make a melee attack roll.

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