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Baldur’s Gate 3: Best Barbarian Feats

Take your barbarian's combat to the next level using these feats in Baldur's Gate 3!

Whether you’re playing a Barbarian yourself or leveling up Karlach, you might’ve come across the problem of which feats to pick. With so many to choose from, it can be hard to tell which are best for each class and playstyle. To help with that, here are the best Barbarian Feats in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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Best Barbarian Feats in Baldur’s Gate 3

You can choose your first feat at level 4. The best feats for Barbarians are ones that can be used to increase their damage output, or increase their survivability since they’ll often be in the middle of fights.

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Great Weapon Master

Great Weapon Master is possibly the best of the best feats for Barbarian. You receive -5 to your Attack Rolls, but +10 to Attack Damage on successful hits when you’re using two-handed weapons. If you are having trouble hitting particular enemies, you can toggle the effect off and on based on the circumstances.

Savage Attacker

Savage Attacker is another strong feat for Barbarians when you want to lean into their damage potential. When you attack, it lets you roll for damage twice and takes the higher number, so it’s like having advantage on your damage rolls. It’s a good early game replacement for Great Weapon Master if you don’t want the -5 to Attack Rolls, but still want to boost your damage. However, these feats together in mid-game can make for a powerhouse.


Tough is great on Barbarians, especially since they’ll be in the middle of enemies for a lot of battles since they need to handle damage dealt to them instead of solely dealing damage. This feat gives you two hit points added to your max for every level gained, so at Level 5, you’ll have 10 extra hit points.


For a feat that takes advantage of Barbarians’ melee range combat positioning, Sentinel is a useful option. When enemies use Disengage to move, Sentinel lets you get an attack of opportunity on them. Additionally, if you land the attack, it reduces the movement speed of the enemy. Disengage normally prevents attacks of opportunity, so this feat can be particularly punishing on enemies trying to escape from melee range.

Ability Improvement

If you’re looking for a more general upgrade, Ability Improvement is a feat that you can’t go wrong in getting. It lets you add a total of two points to your ability scores, so you can put both in one ability or split them between two abilities. For a Barbarian, putting them both in Strength would be good, but you could put one in Strength and the other in Constitution if you want to add a bit of tankiness.

You won’t be able to take all of them, but those are the five best Barbarian feats in Baldur’s Gate 3. Barbarians are frontline fighters who can take damage and deal it back, which can make them a fun choice to play. From here, check our BG3 guide hub for more content like how to romance Karlach, our resident Tiefling Barbarian, or where to find Dammon to help fix her Infernal Engine.

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