A Baldur's Gate 3 datamine has revealed the existence of a non-PHB (non-player's Handbook) subclass in the form of a Wild Magic Barbarian. Basically, patch 7 gave players the Barbarian and two subclasses to go with it: Wildheart and Berserker, and this datamine has revealed a third potential subclass. What does this mean for the game in the future? Let's talk about it, shall we?
Is Baldur's Gate 3 Tasha's Cauldron of Everything content coming?
Possibly, but probably not all of it. For those not in the know, Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (released in 2020) is a separate release from the Player's Handbook (released in 2014) and included the Wild Magic Barbarian subclass, which is exciting news for players. Why is that? Well, it includes 26 subclasses or 2 to 3 for each of the previously existing player classes such as the Barbarian. All together it's pretty neat, and an enterprising user on Reddit has conducted a Baldur's Gate 3 datamine that's revealed a bunch of datamined stuff pointing to the Wild Magic Barbarian:
These include a class icon, a skill icon, various VFX files, a few animations, and even Wild Magic surge outcomes for an exploding Flumph, a 'Lightbolt' effect, and a teleport. In other words, pretty extensive work was done- and excluded for the patch.
Why was it excluded from the patch? Who knows, but at the very least it looks like Larian Studio is seriously considering adding non-PHB subclasses to Baldur's Gate 3. This would provide many more options for players, especially those who like playing outside the box.
What is the Wild Magic Barbarian?
They can be Eld, Tiefling, Aasimar, or Genasi Barbarians, and the path can be chosen at the 3rd level. Once done, the Barbarian can open their awareness to concentrated magic, use a Wild Surge to manifest their rage, and harness their wild magic to bolster themself or others. It's a subclass that (at least from a non D&D player) seems to give Barbarians a dash of magic to their playstyle while keeping their characters Barbarian-y.
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