Major_Blackhart, I don't want to get into a debate over what is the most optimized way to play a Barbarian because I don't have anything personal against you and this game is all about "playing the characters that you want to play", but I will make the following points in response to your points: 1. Equipping a Barbarian with Mithril Plate Armour denies the Barbarian +10 Speed which kind of defeats the purpose of playing a Barbarian in the first place (in my opinion, as I consider the Barbarian's role is to move great distances over the battlefield in order to attack enemy spellcasters as soon as possible); 2. a level 10 Barbarian / level 10 Fighter is susceptible to sneak attacks from level 14 (or higher) enemy rogues, whereas creating a level 16 Barbarian / level 4 Fighter is probably the most optimized way to play a Barbarian in The Circle of Eight Modpack NC (because such a character is immune to sneak attacks from enemy rogues who are up to level 19, and as far as I am aware, the highest level enemy rogue in the game is the slave trader Sharar-be-L'ial who is a level 18 rogue); 3. a level 20 Barbarian would have the most Hit Points in the game (and Hit Points are very important for Barbarians because they tend to have poor Armour Classes (due to wearing light armour and while raging). Anyway, I'd just like to reinterate that D&D is all about "playing the characters that you want to play", and wish you all happy gaming. P.S. a level 19 Barbarian is supposed to have Damage Reduction 5/-. Does anybody know whether a Barbarian's Damage Reduction continues to improve beyond level 10 in this computer game? I've never played a Barbarian in this computer game before so I have absolutely no idea which abilities a Barbarian gets beyond level 10 (if any) in this computer game.