Crusading Berserker (Warpriest/Barbarian)

Holy wars must be fought by someone. Most often, paladins and warpriests roam the battlefields shouting their holy cries of war, but the crusading berserker is the most frightening zealot of them all. Possessed by a divinely imbued fury, the crusading berserker sets aside his deity’s common blessings to channel the righteous (or unrighteous) aspect of his god’s wrath. While a crusading berserker can be meek and amiable when off the battlefield, once he enters battle, he transforms into a horrific symbol of a holy killing machine. (Original Concept by Bardess)

Primary Class: Warpriest.

Secondary Class: Barbarian.

Alignment: The crusading berserker must have one alignment aspect in common with his chosen deity. For example, a crusading berserker worshiping a Chaotic Good deity could have any good alignment or any chaotic alignment. A crusading berserker can otherwise have any alignment.

Hit Dice: d8.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The crusading berserker may select three barbarian skills to add to his class skills in addition to the normal warpriest class skills. The crusading berserker gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The crusading berserker is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, and the favored weapon of his deity. He is also proficient with light armor, medium armor, and with shields (except tower shields). If the crusading berserker worships a deity with unarmed strike as its favored weapon, the crusading berserker gains Improved Unarmed Strike as a bonus feat.

Sacred Weapon (Su): The crusading berseker adds furious and furyborn to the list of weapon special abilities he can use to enhance his sacred weapon.

Shield Expert (Ex): At 1st level, a crusading berserker gains Shield Focus as a bonus feat. At 4th level, a crusading berserker gains Shield Wall as a bonus feat. This ability replaces heavy armor proficiency.

Furious Fervor (Su): At 2nd level, a crusading berserker can channel the divine power of his deity to unleash his rage against enemies of the faith. He can also use this ability to quickly cast spells that aid in his struggles. A crusading berserker can rage for a number of rounds per day equal to 4 + his Constitution modifier + 2 for each level after 1st he possesses. This functions as the barbarian rage class feature, treating the crusading berserker’s class level as his barbarian level. For the purpose of attacks made while raging, the crusading berserker’s base attack bonus from his crusading berserker class levels is equal to his crusading berserker level. For all other purposes, such as qualifying for a feat or a prestige class, the crusading berserker uses his normal base attack bonus.

While raging, as a swift action, a crusading berserker can expend 1 round of rage per spell level to cast any one warpriest spell he has prepared. When cast in this way, the spell