No Love for The Barbarian
I like to try out all the classes and even had a decent run with a Wizard Slayer, so I decided to try out the Barbarian even though I heard bad things about it. But nevertheless I rolled a great score for her, 18/48str 18dex 18con 10w/i 14ch. I went with maxing out two handed swords and two handed weapons style. She did fine for the first half of the game chunking those pesky kolbods and etc. But once we got to creatures that she couldn't kill in the first couple rounds of the fight that's when her class disadvantages really showed through.
Through out the whole game she had the lowest Ac of my fighters.. My Cleric had a ac of -7. my ranger had an ac -5 My monk had an ac of -4 while my Barbarian had the lowest with an -2. The problem with that any thing moderately strong could swing and hit her. So great now she can absorb the damage and be the tank like she's supposed to be. Wrong because she will easily die before my party can do some serious damaged. To make her a successful tank I would have to have my cleric singly focus on my Barbarian, which in this case would be the right thing to do, except my Barbarian would absorb damage to fast for my cleric to keep up.
Now the Barbarian Rage the special feature of her class was okay. It helped a bit when I knew there was going to go against things like charm and confusion. But in the long run I didn't see much use with it. Though it did go well with her when she was using the Worlds Edge. I found it to be pretty good. So in hindsight I don't think I"m going to be using this class again unless she can wear better armor. And I'm really struggling whether or not I will use her in the second game Sigh...