I have searched for this, but only found a 4th ed D&D topic, I require a 5th ed character.
… is a dwarven Battlerager (the Most Wild Battlerager as he has called himself), a type of warrior characterized by their unorthodox style of fighting. He wears armor with many incredibly sharp ridges and set—at his knuckles, elbows, knees, and toes—with hooked spikes, which he uses to tear his opponents to shreds by wrapping them in a bear hug and flailing about until his victim goes limp, often continuing to mutilate corpses of his victims out of sheer blood lust.
How do I make this character in 5th ed? I'm thinking it's not really possible to achieve the basics until 4th level.
Requirements – needs to be a dwarf, weapons need to be unarmed and his armour.
Use the Battlerager Primal Path from Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. It's based on exactly this, and includes spiked armor and damaging grapples.