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02 Jun 2014 Guides and Resources - Barbarians Defenders of Mount Arreat! In this thread you will find a list of guides and resources focused around the Barbarians in Diablo III. Please note: All guides and resources posted in this thread are 100% made by players, and as such we do not guarantee that they will remain accurate and up to date. Also, we do not guarantee that there will always be a guide or resource listed for every conceivable aspect of the Barbarian class. Please feel free to send an e-mail to tagged with [Community Guide] in the subject if: You have found a guide or resource on this list that is no longer accurate You have found a guide or resource on this list that is just not up to scratch You have found or created a great guide or resource that we have not yet listed ༼ つ ◕◡◕ ༽つ Guides and Resources - Barbarians: ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ General: Yawp of the Immortal King: the expansion by OioxFûl (EU forums) Barbarian game mechanics info by Nubtro (NA forums) Builds: The "Barbaricare" Barbarian by Squirrel (EU blog) The Leaping Barbarian by Dax (EU forums) Fire-HOTA guide for new Barbarians by demonknight (NA forums) Top 10 Most Popular Elemental Based Builds Updated twice a day (diablo3ladder) The "Lead Foot Lacerator" Barbarian by Suckerfred1 (EU blog) The "Rage of the Maniac" Barbarian by PhoenixGod (EU blog) The "Axe-nado" Barbarian by VegaPrime (EU blog) Lightning Raekor's Barbarian by Rhykker (YouTube) The "Ancient Elite Nullifier" Barbarian by Tactik EndGame (YouTube)Vaneras0 02 Jun 2014
15 Jun WW Barbarian gets one shot on GR 70 Hello, I just built my first character of Diablo 3. I have read carefully all the guides out there on WW Barbarian. These are my items: My gears seem to be very optimal already but I keep getting one shotted by the rift guardian of GR 70. I thought this build can help me go beyond GR 118 soloing. Could you please help me explain what is wrong with my build?LuckyTiger2 15 Jun
08 Jun Barbarian WW build, why is this item a part of it?!?!?! In this build above for some reason the bracers are Parthan Defenders... why? there are literally no ability in this build that stuns enemies... so why use it? Can you tell why the item is were it is? am i missing something obvious? Thanks.MoistMaster1 08 Jun
31 May My barb gets one-shotted by grey mob @ grift 90 Here is link to my profile I play the one called Dunga. What am I doing wrong here? I have increased armor to almost 88% but then I get one-shotted everytime my Aquillas Curaiss dont work. What can I do?Sodril2 31 May
28 May wielding Hack with Heart of Iron I am currently trying to build a leap/quake Barbarian. While I am getting gear for the build I keep getting Hack and Heart of Iron (1-70 and in Plvl) so I am curious about something... If I cube a Hack and wield 1 (unique equipment) while wearing the Heart of Iron, would i get 100% + 90+% from the used weapon? I know some things dont stack between the cube and wielding it too, So I am curious. This is only temporary until I get a Blade of the Tribes.Draelin19780 28 May
26 May Blade of the tribes !upgrade needed! Blade of the tribes !upgrade needed! Hi I have been running leap quake build for many seasons but i have found that this weapon have some major bad luck. last season i got 1 ancient drop and that was not even a good one, have barely seen a Primal on the leaderboard this cant just be me noticing this. And then its the quake buff very often it is closer to 150% then 200% this dmg buff would need a big oversight! by far the lowest of buff upp power to the skills in my opinion /MCrusControl1 26 May
22 May Barb decent build ? Hi, Is there any decent build for gr80 or t16 As damage in a 4 man party ? My current build is garbage unless for solo.Remorselessx1 22 May
17 May Turning non ladder to ladder I missed the last ladder reset (september 2018?) and later realized that now my lv 87 character and all loot is collected for nothing, cant progress any further because I cant make runewords. Do I have to start all over again...? Sounds very nerve wrecking to start all farming work from zero when you are almost (fianlly) near the end game.... Im really not gonna do it all over againHauki1 17 May
10 May LON Thorn Barb question why the barb of the thorn not strong? it because not do too much dmg or he die too quickly?BbqWtfOmg0 10 May
28 Apr FEEDBACK ON MY BARB. Guys i need to some support on gear and stats. I have been playing over years but its good to know if i have overlooked anything vital or can improve. Thanks and much appreciated.spiderwavey0 28 Apr
14 Apr So I saw this guy on leaderboards without recovery How is it possible to play without an item that gives regeneration? Or is it the standard way to play with potions on those levels?Sodril0 14 Apr
10 Apr Struggling to get beyond GR70 Hi! Right now I am struggling extremely hard to even clear GR70. I tried to go by guides from icy veins, but I basically any elemental damage is an instant death for me. I tried just tried getting dragged along in multiplayer GR, but I can't even do that since basically every critter above GR80 one shot kills me. So obviously I am doing something very wrong and lacking critical stats/gear etc., but I can't figure out why I fail THAT hard. Can anyone help me out and tell me what to do to improve? Thanks!Brixx3 10 Apr
24 Mar I can deal damage but i die so quick! hi, im on season at para 571 using WW with wastes, but i can deal good dps in grift 60 and in t10 but i cant complete them solo cos i die almost instant and im not sure where i went wrong but i think i was to concerned with dps at the start anyone know what the best way is to get toughness up etc 24 Mar
18 Mar Unconventional T13 Build - Mad Quake Hello, Not sure if this is the right place, or if anyone is interested, but I've made a very fun T13 Speed build this season (can be played off Season too). It's In-Geom based and pre In-geom proc it is Leap Quake, but post In-Geom proc you use Threatening Shout to cause Earth Quake and Avalanche and gain a speed buff from Terrify Rune and Ring of Larceny. Lots of other move speed buffs too It's lots of fun to play, and when In-Geom is up, you are just a moving ball of molten and avalanches falling from the sky D3 Planner Link: You Tube Video: Obviously some self promotion here, and apologies if this build has already been posted or discussed, I just thought it was a bit different and worthy of sharing Thanks for taking the time to readFilthyCasual0 18 Mar
08 Mar Barb tips? Can anybody give me any tips on my gear please? ... Im pretty new to the game so still learning but once i push up to GR80 i really struggle and die regular. Thanks in advance.ATOJAR1 08 Mar
08 Mar TXIII Public Nephalem rift build? Every season I have the same problem - Bu the time I get to Torment XIII - despite having a build that can solo GR at least to 70, I simply cannot keep up in public games. I mean, literally, keep up. I - presumably am not alone in wanting to pick up the DBs, legendary and set items. But the moment I divert from simply running forwards I get badly left behind and then its just running to catch up and I don't even have the benefit of mobs, shrines, or destructibles to get a speed boost. What is the theory behind the speed that I see in all the T13 classes in public games and is there a Barbarian build that I can make that will keep up?Avicenna2 08 Mar
27 Feb Optimize ZODIAC WW BK/Wastes build I'm trying to figure out a few things in the journey of optimizing my Barbarian build and would be looking for some helpfull suggestions. Basically Im trying to build up a ZODIAC WHIRLWIND BK/Wastes build as noted here: My barbarian profile: or (screenshot) I'm very much a noob and still trying to grasp all options in the game, so bear over with me. Question 1 - generel: Do you have any generel suggestions on how I can or how I should optimize my current profile? Perhaps even some "low hanging fruits" that i've missed. Question 2 - rerolling properties: I probably don't entirely understand the reroll concept yet, but i've understood that I can reroll a property to something else. I currently have a few different items that "should" be a part of the build, however one big minus is that they don't have any sockets. Am I actually able to reroll a socket into either my BK swords, or the following rings/amulets that I have? 2.1. Ring: Zodiac 2.2. Ring: Unity 2.3. Ring: Skull Grasp 2.4. Amulet: Maras 2.5. Amulet: Eye of etlich Question 3 - blood shards I've currently had no luck finding: Pride of Cassius - can I actually gamble for that item? Question 4 - follower As for my follower, im not sure which way to go. Currently using a templar with whatever "good" items I have. However not sure if I should use another follower or whatnot.TheAngryNerd7 27 Feb
06 Feb IK HoTa need more dmg IK HoTa : 4000 dmg is not enought on IK set with HoTa build , still way behind Crus , DH and more chars , We need 6000 or more to manage grifts ower 115 + . Thats my opinion:)aykm000 06 Feb
06 Feb Skull Grasp vs. Convention of Elements - a comparison There's always quite a lot of discussion on which is the best ring for a Barbarian... assuming one slot is used up with a Ring of Royal Grandeur, one question I see a lot is "should I use a Skull Grasp?" or "should I use a Convention of Elements?" Most people severely bash the Skull Grasp because its damage is addictive (as opposed to CoE's multiplicative damage) and because it doesn't apply to the dust devils generated by the 6-piece Wastes set. Now, I happen to have a pretty decently-rolled Skull Grasp (Str, CHC, CHD, socket, +391% weapon damage to WW) and a similarly decent Convention of Elements (Str, CHC, CHD, socket, +181% damage), and I ran a brief comparison... bear with me... From a field test, the two rings feel almost identical: both allow me to whirl through enemies at T6 like a hot knife through butter, so I went for a more analytical approach: Skull Grasp: ----------------- WW: 340% base weapon damage from the skill + 391% from the ring = 731% weapon damage Dust devils: 2500% base weapon damage from the set + 0% from the ring = 2500% weapon damage Convention of Elements: ----------------------------------- Barbarians go through Cold, Fire, Lightning, and Physical with CoE. I'm only interested in Cold (as I use the cold rune on my WW) and Physical (for the dust devils) WW: when the element is right (Cold), the damage is 340% x 1.81 = 615%; when the element is wrong (Fire, Lightning, Physical) the damage is just 340%. On the average (as I don't use the skill only when the CoE is on Cold), it's 404% weapon damage. Dust devils: when the element is right (Physical) the damage is 2500% x 1.81 = 4525%; when the element is wrong (Cold, Fire, Lightning) the damage is just 2500%. On the average, it's 3006%. So we have 731% weapon damage + 2500% dust devil damage vs. an average of 404% weapon damage + 3006% dust devil damage. All in all, it's true that the CoE is better, but the Skull Grasp, if you run a WW-only Barbarian, is still a pretty solid choice...Ema8 06 Feb
05 Feb First time all ancients - what to reroll? Hi! I've been playing furious charge barb as per icy-veins build: This is the first time I have all ancients on my char (one primal even). Which one should I try to reroll first and what to aim? All help is appreciated. I like this game but suck at teory. Link char: 05 Feb
31 Jan Help with Barb build for GR70 I can complete GR 60-65 fairly well, however really struggling with completing GR70. my build for my barb - I hope someone can steer and advise how to tune my character. Any help would be great (: fibyfiby5 31 Jan
23 Jan Best HC barb build? What's the best all around build for barbs in hardcore? Thankful for all answers! Me currrently: 23 Jan
23 Jan Stuck at GR69, help! Hello, Recently I finished my sets and decided to aim at GR70 to unlock Primal ancients. I started at paragon 430. And did up to 65 with no hassle. Managed to finish a 69 on second attempt. But now at 70 I get one shot all the time, some elites I'm even skipping because they delay me. I'm open to any recommendation, please be soft as this is my first ever D3 char. Thank you.KeK6 23 Jan
22 Jan I die too fast , Please help. I dunno whats wrong with my gear or how to improve my survival , i cant even do T4 without dying alot , my friends monk got worse gear than me and can even T6 with no problems , can anyone help me plz , its a new season and i dun wanna suckSnake2 22 Jan
17 Jan Looking for barb build sc Hi , im looking for tips and builds solo gr's and pull barb guides, thanx I will play s16idbgr2 17 Jan
11 Jan What is the biggest DPS you have ever seen in a weapon Hi every one, i realy wonder that, What is the biggest DPS you have ever seen in a weapon ? ı have got a primal one ant 4.760 DPS, ı wonder if there is highest ones? 11 Jan
11 Jan Are the Ancient Barbarians Pets? If you perform the active skill 'Call of the Ancients' , are the Ancient Barbarians 'Talic' 'Korlic' and 'Madawc' seen as pets? I was wondering this when i saw many Barbs use the 'Tasker and Theo' Legendary gloves.maxim5 11 Jan
09 Jan Istvan's set with 3 sockets??? Just have a look: How is this possible??? Anybody knows? I can't even fathom my DPS with 6 flawless emeralds!!!!! :-))))Predi5 09 Jan
10 Dec GR44 I need help pls! MYucel1 10 Dec
28 Nov Farming Bul-Kathos's Oath question I have been Tryin to get the Solemn Vow for this set for awhile now and i am curious if there is somethibg special to getting that piece i need to be doing? ive gotten 17 Warrior Bloods now and not a single Solemn Vow... is it just bad luck or am i doing something wrong?Devve3 28 Nov
20 Nov S16 theorycrafting ideas Hello fellow Barbs! With the free RoRG next season, I sat down and looked through all items we could potentially use as Barbs with WW and HotA, so here is my list of items: Magefist (+20% Fire) - nice multiplicative damage for HotA's Smash Frostburn (+20% Cold and 50% chance to Freeze) - WW's Hurricane gets a multiplicative buff and the chance to freeze is great combo with Pain Enhancer, providing potentially great CC. Keep in mind tho you will have to compensate for the absence of Blood Funnel, which means more survivability stats. Aquilla Cuirass (50% damage reduction) - kind of obvious for both, since you always stay in full or near full resource, so nice addition for aggressive pushing. Hexing Pants of Mr. Yan (+25% damage and res. gen while moving, -25% while standing still) - this is strictly for WW, since you never stop moving, so 25% multiplicative damage is always welcome. - Lets get a conversation going :)Herowar0 20 Nov
19 Nov Diablo 3 at its peak... ...or just a shadow of a distant past? 19 Nov
16 Nov Lack of dmg when playing with Necros Have u lack of DMG in teamplay with Necros onboard ? Seems like all my dmg is lost , wtf is the prob . Blizz fix it fast or Necros can f... off and play with themself :)aykm002 16 Nov
04 Nov BARB UGLY Has noone really noticed but IMORTAL barb is soo ugly , i mean what happened? did they changed game artist?BRUTAD0 04 Nov
23 Oct Barb progress help Hey guys, i'm currently stuck at gr 96 cant seem to pass it. Dying fast is my problem. Could u take a look at my gear and tell me what's needed to change so i can progress ahead ?Verianer1 23 Oct
21 Oct Barb Content on the NA Forums Hello, fellow Barbs in the EU. Hope you're doing well. I'm Free, a long-time vet on the NA Barb forums, and I'm stopping by to say that over on NA forums we have many up-to-date build guides, new player's guide, and various other informative threads tailored to help Barbs at all levels--from newbie to veteran. The NA Barb forums are located here: The Season 15 Guide for New and Returning Players can be located here: It contains a primer for the class and a brief description of each major build complete with pros and cons and links to detailed, current build guides. Since the Season 15 set is Wrath of the Wastes, you can find the complete Zodiac WW guide here: This is the most complete WW guide you'll find anywhere and covers everything from gear and build variants, play style, speed-farming T13, early-Season walkthroughs, and an extensive FAQ. If you want to see how the builds rank, check out the Top 5 Season 15 Barb Build thread here: It has tons of info on each build, links to each guide, and data from previous eras. If you want to see our collection of the highest GR Clear Videos for all major builds, check out this thread: It really helps to learn a build by watching the best players. The videos in that thread show you how great players handle end-game GR pushes. Hope these resources help. Good luck!Free0 21 Oct
14 Oct Witch doctor or barbarian? Hey guys, I can't really decide which class I should play. Summoning loads of toads and animals looks awesome, and summoning a huge zombie looks really great. But all the ''nordic'' feelings and powers I get from the Barbarian are just ridiculous. Especially the skill where you go into a kind of rage and look like an insane murderingmachine. So yeah, can't really decide. So give me your pros and cons why I should choose barbarian!FelixD20 14 Oct
09 Oct Question about Whirlwind Barbs Why is it that on every youtube video players use the blood funnel rune and say it's such an incredible source of healing? The discription says "Critical Hits restore 1% of your maximum Life". If you break that down if you got 750.000 total life (I've seen alot of players on youtube clearing GR 100+ with 650.000 life, so its not that unusual) and have 60% CC (which high for barbs that don't use shields). That means that (only) 60% of the time you heal 7500 life on hit. That seems pathetic considering you can roll 22.000 on each weapon, healing you for 44.000 LOH 100% of the the time. Even better you can roll LOFS (life on fury spent) on belt and weapons for even higher healing values. Hell, most (if not all) top tier WW Barb players use ignore pain ignorance is bliss rune (in higher GR's) for a whopping 5364 LOFS bonus. It seems to me that makes the blood funnel rune absolete at best and useless at worst. Why then does nobody use Hurricane (ideal for grouping enemies together) or fire rune (a damage increase from 340 to 400 seems pretty significant)??? What am I missing here? Is there a hidden bonus for using blood funnel that I don't know about? Am I miscalculating the values?BlackNR12 09 Oct
28 Sep Streamer? Anyone knows of a good barb YT/Twitch streamer?Dex0 28 Sep
27 Sep Raekor + standoff? >Furious Charge deals increased damage equal to 400-500% of bonus movement speed. Does this apply before or after raekors bonus of 1000% dmg?Karl0 27 Sep
05 Sep Shields - Block chance and block amount I am very confused with shields What does the block chance do ? it blocks the whole attack ? or it only block the "block amount" Also if a item gives more block chance, for example ring, does it increase the amount of shield block and the block amount that is on it?FragHunTer29 05 Sep
01 Aug Little bit lost Hi everyone, I recently started playing Diablo3 again after a very long break. Last time I played there was no seasons, no bounties, no GR... so I’m a bit lost. Specially about the build on my WW barbarian wich back then was good enough for almost everything, but now it’s just not good enough for anything. Can anyone help me? What should I aim for? It’s the same things back then? Attack speed and Critical Change/Critical damage? Thanks guysMacaco2 01 Aug
01 Jul Sudden deaths during T13 farming Hia everyone. I've been working on my Barb whirlwind speed-build (based off of Icy Veins guide described here: Here he is, in all of his glory: It... generally works. I've recently started farming T13 with it and I was able to run past nearly everything. For the most part, at least. Sometimes, an elite pack will just stomp me silly. I THINK it's the reflective affix that's the cause, but those deaths are so quick I'm really having a hard time even realising what's killing me. Occasionally a GRift boss will hit me with some powerful attack and kill me in one go. I... guess I need more HP? Is it just a matter of more vitality, or are there elements to my barbarian that I built completely wrong and / or could vastly improve?Shaamaan2 01 Jul
30 Jun Help with clearing GR 70 Solo Hi guys i could use some advice on what to upgrade to be able to clear GR 70 solo. I can clear GR 65 solo but it takes some time. I feel like i'm close to clearing GR 70 but i get one shot a lot when my buffs aren't active. Can you guys look at my gear and give me some advice thanks.Steven15626 30 Jun
22 Jun 2018 [Build Guide] Leap Quake with some speed Hey, Barbs For anyone that wanna try a speedier version of the leapquake here's a build for you, utilizing charge to move around speedily instead of just slowly jumping around. Its very easy to gear for, as long as you have the pieces, the stats of the pieces wont matter much. Builds like ww or hota/raekor will take some nice stats and rolls to get going, not so much with leapquake, you can clear a grift 70 solo with the first pieces you find without even having to reroll them, downside is that it wont go as high as other builds but its damn fun to turn the whole screen into an inferno.Feline3 22 Jun 2018
17 Jun 2018 Boost and balancing chars like babas ! Just wonder when Blizz gona give Babas some love ? Have played this game sense beguining and have 3,5 k paragon and full IK HoTa build . Have done and cleared 108 solo and happy with that . Now when i play in team and one Necro with para 1,5 k kill ALL and i still cant kill none on that rift ! . Its unfear and so unbalanced so most off us gona quit playing babas . plz fix that and balanced thing for babas fast ,so some of us can be decent on grifts over 105 or more . This is an Necro game right now , and if no balaced and love for all classes dont come there will be only star packt left . Give IK more then only 1500 dmg , rise it to min 2000 dmg so we can @ least kill something.aykm000 17 Jun 2018
09 Jun 2018 Back to D3 with my barbarian Hi there ! Could anyone help me improve my barbarian ? (this one : I am currently cap to 80+ rift sup Thank's for help !Ystalio1 09 Jun 2018
30 May 2018 Help just too unlock TXIII "Create game" ability Hello there misters and ladies! This is my beloved barbarian, a 0dps build that I keep and love for group play. Unfortunatelly, I can only pull 40-45 alone, even if this build have already tanked quite easily 80 in a 4 group. Soo... what I ask is simple this one simple question: Whats the best way to get a build/char/skills able to clean 60 solo WITHOUT HAVING to change TOO MUCH of the items I already have? I only want to be able too do a 60 once soo that I am able to create and / or join TXIII games... just that.condutas1 30 May 2018
29 May 2018 Skull Grasp in Cube I have the ring in Cube and it shows only 300% Whirlwind damage when it should be 400%. Anyone else got this?Gannicus10 29 May 2018