, the barbarian is one of the easiest classes to play for newbie
s - they start out with a good weapon
, and good physical stats. This class is perfect for playing in the classic "hack and slash
" style. Furthermore, all barbarians start out with poison
resistance which means that they can eat almost anything in sight (rotten food is still 'bad'). At exp level 7 the barbarian will gain speed
and at exp level 15 stealth
The pantheon of deities that exist with the Barbarian are Mitra, Crom and Set.
The Barbarian's quest artifact is the Heart of Ahriman - a luckstone that confers stealth when carried and levitates when invoked. This artifact is retrieved from Thoth Amon - the quest nemesis. The majority of the monsters in the quest are Ogres and Trolls
In Nethack 3.3 and higher (I assume), the barbarians can be either of two races: human or orc. The barbarian must be either neutral or chaotic.