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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
7h GR80+, Need Help. Okay, so I've cleared GR82 but now my DPS is feeling like it needs a bit of a boost. Been running rifts and GR75 for upgrades but so far nothing, I've not re-rolled any of my gear is there anything I should re-roll? Is there a better way of getting upgrades, I upgrade ledgendaries in the cube but don't seem to have much luck their either. 7h
1d GR20 which build? Hi, I'm just starting out playing a barbarian. I have the four piece set of immortal kings from the seasons Headrigs Gift. It took me ages with the four piece to kill all the bosses at torment 4 with the icy veins HotA build here. However, I'm stumped with the GR20 solo because it's time based and I can't out put enough damage to do it in time. Is the case for this just to join groups and leech until I'm powerful enough or has anyone done the GR20 with a different build and the four IK set or is it something I'm doing wrong that is making things painfully slow. Thanksaindriu1 1d
1d Having difficult time refreshing Berserker Hello, I just recently achieved my IK set, and am currently using this build off of icy-veins: I'm currently running Greater rifts on T6. When berserker is up I can mow down mobs and elites no problem but if I lose my berserker status, I'm basically a sitting duck until it gets back off cooldown. I've heard that other people can maintain their berserker status all the time with the IK set, but I seem to not be able to do achieve this. Is there something I'm not doing correctly? Do I need more CDR? Am I not utilizing my skills correctly? Thanks!Poketree1 1d
2d RG oneshots me hey, i can run through a GR90 without taking damage, but as soon as i fight against the RG the fun is over. i die instantly. can you check me profile and tell me how can i get more toughness? :) 2d
2d HoTa build problems I sometimes get a problem in which my damage get reduced for an unkown period of time. I can suddenly drop from 90b crits to 3b crits even though i dont change playstyle. I do not know the cause of this, if its a bug or a problem with my loadout. Will appreciate any feedbackMizzel3 2d
3d Pls help me re-roll my Little Rogue Found a nice Little Rogue with below stats. I am not sure whether I should reroll the ias or the LpH into Area Damage. I've read several posts that attack speed is not needed but some others say it is needed for breakpoints. 3174 DPS Primary 1531-1870 Damage 8% Damage Increases Attack Speed 6% 23452 Life per Hitbenji3 3d
4d need help with spec spec'd toon;lmb -furious charge/merciless assault rmb-hammer ofancients/smash1warcry/immunity2sprint/marathon3wrath of berserker/insanity4call of the ancients/together as one.passives ruthless/pound of flesh/rampage/berserker rage.paragon points;movement speed/cooldown reduction/resist all/reduction costs-any good a specHerbiemb5 4d
12 Nov [GUIDE] 2.61 IK HOTA - ISTVANS BUILD - by S4v4G3 [GUIDE] 2.61 IK HOTA - ISTVANS BUILD Will update the link once S4v4G3 is done updating the guide. Did a 97 with un-optimized set-up. I may have 2.5k plevel but it feels awesome hammering away at monsters. One can start with this build in S12 since it is the free set for barbs.TazMa2 12 Nov
08 Nov Season 12 BEST Barbarian Builds: Push & Speed (+video) MAIN VIDEO: Season 12 is right behind the corner and i wanted to compile a solid video for the community, showcasing all best barb builds possible. I went through all of them during PTR and pushed to the maximum limits possible for my paragon and gear. Some builds are a blast from the past while some are completely new. You can find all builds here as usual: 1) Immortal King's HAMMER OF THE ANCIENTS GR100+ 2) Raekor's HAMMER OF THE ANCIENTS GR100+ 3) Bul-Kathos's WHIRLWIND GR100+ 4) Istvan's WHIRLWIND GR100+ 5) IK6/R4 CHARGE GR100+ 6) Might of the Earth LeapQuake/FireQuake GR100+ 7) Might of the Earth SEISMIC SLAM GR100+ 8) Immortal King's WHIRLWIND GR95+ 9) Immortal King's SEISMIC SLAM GR95+ In the video you can only see solo PUSH builds, however for speedfarming i recommend this build: or this build: 08 Nov
07 Nov Istvan’s WHIRLWIND GR100+ Barbarian Build (2.6.1) VIDEO GUIDE: GR98 clear: Even though Istvan's Paired Blades were untouched in 2.6.1, the rest of the WW setup was greatly buffed, so the basic build got automatically buffed as well. Istvan's variation of WW gained strength around a year ago but unfortunately i never had the time to create a proper guide for it, even though i played a significant role promoting this setup among barbs. Barb community is always very skeptical and conservative, even though some players actually played Lightning Istvan's, it was pretty hard to convince them to try multiplicative damage of Istvan's over multiplicative attack speed of Bul-Kathos. In the end the build took-off and had a great success, and it still tops the leaderboards. Istvan's, while being slower, provide solid single target damage as well as extra armor. With the recent buff to Bul-Kathos's, however, the mighty weapons might REGAIN their glory once again. I cleared GR98 with both variations and found literally no gap in firepower.Angry0 07 Nov
02 Nov WW Barb wants to reach GR80. What to change? Hello, Im a WW Barb and i have set myself a goal for my Barb, i want to reach GR80 Solo. I know this is not only depending on gear but also on my own skill and gameplay to avoid things. I just want to know what more i should change to push into 80's. Yesterday i managed GR65 solo, my damage is fine i just died a couple times (4). With paying some more attention i should be able to clear it faster without dieing. Current gear: Right now im first aiming to get all gear that is Ancient an Augment 50 on to get some more STR. I've added today 2x 50 Augment and later today i will complete my other 2x 50 Augment, so than i have 4x level 50 augment added. I should add on my head and chest Resistance but what is exactly more needed to reach higher GR? What im still looking for: - Ancient Shoulders + Pants Wastes - Better stats Ancient Bul-Kathos Warrior Blood Aiming 2700+ - More paragon Currently 624 -- Should i go for Vitality or STR? - Skull Grasp ring with better stats due to Crit Hit Damage. - Brawler into Nerves of Steel It is very hard to find a nice guide for Barb to push higher GR this season. Barbs are not that strong this season. I played in Season 5 and now i started again, season 11. Any advice, help, tips, information is welcome! Thanks alot!JMeijernl12 02 Nov
02 Nov Immortal King's WHIRLWIND GR95+ Build (2.6.1) Hello guys! VIDEO GUIDE: ---- --- ---- Back in the day we used to spin with IK set as well. It was never the meta, but a viable alternative. With the buffed IK set, Skull Grasp, and buffed Bul-Kathos's weapons it is much more viable than before. Still 3-4 GRs behind classic Wrath of the Wastes, but not that far away! You can clear GR95 with around p1000-1500 and even 100+ with high paragon (2000-2500+). If you don't have your Wastes set, IK provides a viable alternative and is very fast at speedfarming and low level gemups. You don't need CDR as well! --- GR95 CLEAR: 02 Nov
01 Nov WW CDR ? Hi, can anyone help me? I am playing Wastes barbarian and I kinda have a problem - Sometimes I get almost 100% uptime on Wrath of the Berserker and sometimes I don´t. So my question is: What is the optimal / ideal CDR for this build ? Would be nice if you could reply or give me a deeper look =)Fury3 01 Nov
01 Nov Bul-Kathos's WHIRLWIND V2.0 GR100+ WW Build (2.6.1) VIDEO GUIDE: ======== Refreshed build: ======== ======== Whirlwind got a decent buff in patch 2.6.1 and gained around +10 levels. Now it BLENDS EVEN BETTER! Wrath of the Wastes set got a buff, Skull Grasp got a boost and Bul-Kathos's mighty weapons got buffed too, now we can drop Weapon Master and spin with all offensive passives! As usual, easy to learn, but hard to master. ======== GR98 CLEAR: 01 Nov
01 Nov WW barbarian Cleared gr 100, sad because leaderboard is down 01 Nov
27 Oct Immortal King's HotA GR100+ build (2.6.1) I know that people here enjoy writing lengthy esseys, but just in case you need a short version of the IK HOTA build, here we go: ------------- VIDEO GUIDE: ------------- Build: ------------- ------------- The old IK HOTA is actually back. Now with much more firepower and toughness! Very strong in density and for single target as well. My easiest GR100 clear so far for a barb! The build is actually even in GR105+ area and i almost cleared it with my p1500. GR100 CLEAR: 27 Oct
27 Oct Might of the Earth SEISMIC SLAM GR100+ (2.6.1) VIDEO GUIDE: ------- It looks like the evolition of classic LeapQuake has been found! ---------- ---------- ---------- An interesting setup that is in the shadows for NOW. In fact after some extensive tests i realized that this setup has more potential than the pure MOTE Earthquake build. For a few reasons. First of all we use fully buffed Seismic Slam attack buffed by Fury of the Vanished Peak as well as Bracer of Destruction. We are mostly stationary when casting SS and we can also use Endless Walk + COE instead of Focus+Restraint to do more damage. And at the same time we are still using Blade of The Tribes and Girdle of Giants, so we just lose some recovery and toughness + 50% elite damage but gain tremendous amount of SS damage instead, for both density and single target (where EQ sucks). I had terrible rifts all the time but crushed GR98 when i eventually got a good layout. The clear was much faster than my GR98 classic FireQuake clear, so assuming classic EQ cleared multiple 100s, this build will go even higher than that! --- GR98 Clear Demo: --- Also it is a rare situation where we can fully utilize two DPS skills from the 6pc bonus!Angry0 27 Oct
26 Oct Might of the Earth FIREQUAKE V2.0 GR100+ Build (2.6.1) VIDEO GUIDE: Build: Might of the Earth was buffed in 2.6.1 through the set and Girdle of Giants, as well as new Band of Might. Gained at least 10+ gr levels and is now in the TOP builds along with the rest. MY GR98 CLEAR: 26 Oct
26 Oct WHIRLWIND T13 "SPEED KING" (2.6.1) VIDEO GUIDE: ------- My old build became SO MUCH better it's truly OP now among all barb speedfarming builds out there: ---- ---- I also made some major tweaks, so take a look. T13 without paragons, most augments and elemental buffs. It's even more lazy now. FINALLY there is damage to spin through all torments without any heavy investments made. Keep in mind the Bul-Kathos now also gives 45% increased movement speed. And there's over 100+ move speed buffs on top. SPIN2WIN baby, SPIN2WIN! All charge and ik/hota/slam/mote builds will be miles away from this in terms of effectiveness/consistency. Charge builds are all inconsistent and annoying. No density and you can't really charge. IK/hota/slam = powerful AOE but still need charge for mobility. Inconsistent. MOTE = terribly slow. So overall, WW is all you need to be as flexible and effective as possible in both t13, solo, groups or lower grifts.Angry0 26 Oct
24 Oct Immortal Kings Thorns - Beats LoN (2.6.1) This build isn't going to push Thorns barb into top-tier, but at least it roughly doubles the damage output compared to LoN thorns. Plus who doesn't enjoy permanent Wrath of the Berserker with some Ancient pals at your side. Compared to LoN this build basically removes full slot legendary to be good, removes the necessity for CDR stacking and frees up a ring slot for 80% damage reduction BoM. LoNs set bonus damage reduction of 52% is basically covered by the 50% from Together as One. So all in all, the build offers more damage, more survivability and a little more buttons to press and keep track on instead of just keeping Ignore Pain up and holding Frenzy, FUN ;) This is the build: Seeing that people have pushed GR90 with Thorns LoN I would assume this build would at least toss people up a couple more rifts. Please post your results with the build ;) Hope you enjoy it, brgds.CatrPillr0 24 Oct
24 Oct Immortal King/Raekor CHARGE V2.0 GR100+ Build (2.6.1) VIDEO GUIDE: ====== Classic IK6/R4 build here, the king of season 4,5,6,7 and beyond. Very effective and was buffed even further in 2.6.1. ===== BUILD: ------ ------ I will never be able to record something as impressive as Chainer did, so enjoy GR115 CLEAR by Chainer: 24 Oct
21 Oct Raekor's HAMMER of the ANCIENTS GR100+ VIDEIO GUIDE: ---- Build: ------ ------ This build is a HUGE surprise for me personally, i didn't expect it to be so good! We all almost forgot how long time ago we played full Raekor, it was actually season 1..or 2... yeah.. Oh well. Then Raekor also returned with Boulder Toss, but quickly got swallowed by IK and became just a Charger addition. TBH this build is much, much more fun to play than IK HOTA itself, and does comparable amount of damage (might be a BIT less in the end). The GR ceiling is higher than IK HOTA though, simply because it's like Uliana EP... everything GOES BOOM and your progress bar shines lol. ----- GR100 CLEAR: 21 Oct
19 Oct Band of might 2.6.1 up to 80% increase in reduce dmg Band of might 2.6.1 up to 80% increase in reduce dmg. Up to 20% increase reduce dmg is it crucial as I happen to get primal with good stat. unlucky for Me to get it before next patch. With primal strength, chc, area dmg plus socket, I was so unlucky to get it last night.jasonamlim4 19 Oct
18 Oct Immortal King’s SEISMIC SLAM GR95+ Build VIDEO GUIDE: ----- Build: ----- ----- IK Seismic Slam is back as well! Now with much more firepower and toughness! Buffed Fury of the Vanished Peak, Bracer of Destruction and improved Band of Might make it possible to clear GR95 and above! While it's not as powerful as HOTA in end game push, it's still very viable, competitive and very good at speedfarming cause of large AOE. ---- GR95 clear: 18 Oct
12 Oct WW Barb 2.6.1 where's balance? WW Barb 2.6.1 where's balance? WW brb useless again? only if your paragon lvl is 5000 this buld can compete with other sets. (wtih 1000 paragon lvl) WW barb is in the !@# again.Bersik1 12 Oct
11 Oct Wastes and Rend Dear Blizzard, There are a lot of nice changes with the new PTR patch, but there is still no news regarding the Rend which still stays on the WW set that we (at least me) enjoy so much. Few Seasons ago even the Diablo 3 director mention that the wastes set and specifically the Rend skill that is involved might be a subject to redesign/change. Are you planning to remove Rend bonuses from the Wastes set and replacing it with usable skill or other mechanic that support the set and Whirlwind. I wish to mention and the Kanai bonus to WW where i think all other classes do not rely anymore on the Furnace, but have specific class specific item (You know - > Mighty Weapons (Barbarian Only)) could be a new bonus to the damage and/or armor for this set. Best regards, MdF :)MartelDeFer3 11 Oct
10 Oct 2nd Support Set Advice Hi There, I was wondering whether I have a good setup for by Barb. I have 6 bonus IMK & also 4 bonus for Raekor. Was wondering if I should swap Raekor for Curiass or other set. Your advice & thoughts please. I am currently doing bounties & Grift around T7. 10 Oct
07 Oct WW Barb needs defense buffs Where is barb defense? In gr70 while ww (so 50% damage reduction) with mantle of channeling(another 25% damage reduction) with band of might ring activated after Ground Stomp (so another 60% damage reduction) paragon 838 with Wrath of Berserker and 30% armor from those 2 set swords ...the rift gurdian Infernal Maiden one shot me and i lost all my 940k life. Nerves of Steel saved me but wtf is that? Blizz do something also with barb defense.VENOM4 07 Oct
06 Oct WW Barb positioning (Not sure where to post this) So since I started playing WW Barbarian a while ago I've noticed that it seems like you either are a subject to latency a lot or the game just can't process your position correctly. Sometimes when I run out of fury while I whirlwind I get rollbacks a few steps back before it ran out and it doesn't stop until i stop whirlwinding. And if I am low on fury to begin with this rollback happens as well. And just now I started to farm the Infernal Machines so I can make myself a better amulet. And trying to do the Siegebreaker is a nightmare, because you can be whirlwinding behind him and he grabs you anyway, you can acknowledge the animation and move away a good 5cm (Monitorwise) from him but he still grabs you because you were whirlwinding. I have an example image of this exact occasion, the square by the boss is roughly where he grabbed me from and my grave stone is where I was when he grabbed me, he did not move after he killed me. So from time to time, especially when you get oneshot by an attack, it's a big issue. See image: Wondering if there is any work being done to precise the WW movement or fix this issue in any way? Thank you!tojee0 06 Oct
03 Oct TOP 50 barbarian youtube video 03 Oct
29 Sep Lamentation belt + Pain enhancer gem works? Does Lamentation belt procs Pain Enhancer bleed effect twice? thanks for letting me knowBullfrog1 29 Sep
29 Sep 2.6.1 Charge Barb viable? Hello, first of I'll start I haven't played for half an year or more. Last I remember IK6+R4 was the best or one of the best builds now it looks like a meme. My question is: Will the 2.6.1 buffs change that? At a first uneducated glance it gets MASSIVE buffs, but idk how that translates to GR lvls.Kompotchorap2 29 Sep
28 Sep Need some advice don't understand why i cant pass 87 gr. i have very nice gear and augment. i have more than 1300 ressistens on everything, 115 ad, chc 50%, chd 550%... only what is missing on curent profile is that i use little rogue and slander insted of bull kathos weapon... I really would be gratefull to hear some adviced.. tyIvan4 28 Sep
20 Sep Best way to farm Bul'Kalthos set Hi guys, I'm writing this thread to know what is the best way to farm Bul'Kathos set !! I farmed rift to get death breath and use the Kanai Cube's to upgrade rare mighty weapon to legendary mighty weapon but i don't know if it's the fastest way to get what i want :/ So i ask you guys, what is they best way to get it ? Or maybe my way is good ? Thank you !Lykroze8 20 Sep
19 Sep Level 60 build help!!! So I just came back to D3 after about 4 years of being away. I don't have RoS yet and not sure when i'll be able to get it. I have a level 60 Paragon 76 Barbarian and I'm trying to figure out the best 2 One-Handed build to go with as far as what secondary stats to go with and abilities/runes to use. I'm able to do T3 comfortably, although I do die still. Any help would be great and if you wanna add me on Btag and do something, that'd be awesome too!!! My btag is Akumaryuujin#1136Akumaryuujin1 19 Sep
14 Sep Forum update? Did we lose a lot of posts when they updated the forums?Dartok0 14 Sep
29 Aug Yeah ! Thanks Blizzard :) Yeahhh THanks for this update !! Now BArbs are the chars who deal the most of damage !! Thousands of Billions damages in one hit !!! Yeeah so great :) Byebye DH and Wiz !! Finnally Barbs have regained their place !!! It's so magic to kill mobs in high GR !!! Thanks !! I will give you money !!!VinceTueuR3 29 Aug
25 Aug WW Barb Destroyer Done - What's next? Today I completed the destroyer part of the seasonal journey with my WW barbarian and am at a point where I don't really know how to move on. I saw some characters with twice the dps and twice the health my barbarian has on split bounties and with the drops I currently get, there seems to be no way I can achieve that (it's only chicken!@#$ improvements like +10 str). Meanwhile I can do GR65 in about 10 min with a couple of oneshots (mostly on the rift guardians). On the other hand with a speedfarming build I can clear a GR45 in 2,5 min. The question is what exactly should I do next in order to prepare my character for the next season chapter (like clearing a XIII in 5 min) - what to farm, what to aim for on my equipment, how to adapt my build, what to spend blood shards on and how to use kanai's cube momentarily?BigBadWolf3 25 Aug
25 Aug need help to gr70 Hello; can anyone help me with season barb Hydrazina; tried hard to get to gr70 but seems too hard 60 of 65 tough but got there; don't know what else I am doing wrong; need help from someone; tell me what I am doing wrong; kindly please! don't be too rough!!; nearly at 700 par.MinnieBoy1 25 Aug
19 Aug WW Barb GR70's - Die in 1 hit and more Hello, I run into a problem, i die in 1 hit on my barbarian. Its geared for a 70GR just fine, should play it quite easy. My damage is fine, i kill it fast. Only 1 problem: I DIE IN EVERYTHING 1 HIT! Ill discribe you my problem, its not just in GR's. That area were you can farm your materials for creating your Hell Fire Amulet (Infernal Machine Of ...), there is a boss that grabs you and bite you or something. That one, instant 1 hit on me. My friend, Demon hunter, lower paragon, worst gear, can tank EASY 3 times him being chewed by that fat boss. Correct me if i am wrong, isn't it like; Those who run close have higher armor and need to have a higher survival rate than those who shoot from a distance? Just a moment ago i cleared a 70GR, i got killed in 1 shot constantly by; Stonesinger! Common man, 1 hit gives us no chance to play... no chance to survive, no chance to do damage. Yes there are exceptional jokers that make it to 90GR and will say i need armor and what so ever but am i ALONE in this? Please... help... me.... OUT! I really am doubting that Blizzard (Even with this upcoming update) will do any good to solve the close combat skills from Barbarian that is able to tank ALOT LESS than a freaking Demon Hunter that stands on a range shooting with alot of dodge potential. Link to my character: 19 Aug
17 Aug Let's talk about barbarian and it's current state Hello! As a vanilla barbarian player I would really like to see barbarian get some love after all these patches with little or no changes. To me the charge barb has always got to me. I really love the feeling of charging through big packs of mobs. However barb is not doing very great when it comes to speed farm, greater rift solo push and bounty runs. The only place where barbarian is able to shine these days is in a 4-man composition as a support. This is fine but don't you think barbarian deserves a little more? As of now we have wizard that is very strong and can fit in every kind of game type (except really high greater rift groups) and we have WD, Necromancer that is basically meta picks. Even though monks is in kind of a similar position as barbarian I believe monks have stronger builds that can make them viable for speed farm (sunwoku and lon ltk). I know there are other classes and builds that probably need some more attention like the crusader that is really only possible to play solo these days but for my subject meaning and feeling of the game I would really love to see some changes for the barbarian to make it more viable for other things than only support. A few suggestions: 1) Instead of the raekor 2-set we have now it could be "Furious charge no longer consume a charge when being used". This way you can keep the movement up without using in-geom. 2) Damage numbers for the immortal king 6 set could just be increased to for example 450% or 500% 3) Make a new legendary item that makes the barbarian deal increased damage for every ancient item the barbarian has equipped (yes almost like the legacy of nightmare set except this will only work for barbarian and it's only one piece that works with either every set barbarian use or only with immortal king/raekor). Let's say you get 5% or 10 dmg for every ancient you have equipped. This could be a necklage or a ring. 4) Maybe make a completely new set that is oriented around the sprint ability 2-set: Your sprint ability gains the effect of every rune 4-set: Your sprint ability now deal 400% weapon damage 6-set: Barbarian now deals 1000% damage while sprinting and Barbarian is also surrounded with a tornado that deals 800% weapon damage based on your movement speed when using sprint ability (or something). Do you guys have any other suggestions? Or if you wanted to see a completely new set what would you like for it to be based around?oSpreY5 17 Aug
16 Aug OOOOOOh sh*t! 1700% on Devils! Finally some love for us Barbs! I am so excited! :)Herowar1 16 Aug
15 Aug Patch 2.7. Diablo 3 Patch 2.7 Diablo 3 Most balanced character patch All classes: New legendary shoulders with special power – increases damage of your pets by 25-30% New legendary pants with special power – each different skill with same element increases the damage by 10% for 15 seconds. Legacy of Nightmares Set: While this is your only Item set bonus every Legendary item you have...... Blackthornes Battlegear Set: 2 set bonus: Increase damage against elites and take reduced damage by 10% 3 set bonus: You are immune to Desecrator, Molten, and Plague monstres ground effects. 4 set bonus: Every normal, magic and rare item you have increases your damage by 25% and reduces damage taken by 2%. Ancestors Grace Amulet: New special power: Every Ancient legendary Item you have reduce cooldown and resources cost by 1% Deamon Hunter Stolen Ring (old new ring with new icon) – special secondary power: Your slowing and chiling efects also increase damage equal to thair movement speed reduction ( not stackable – for example if item does 60% movement reduction and skill does 30%, result is 60% ) Only Iceblink gem can add damage. - it helps to Cold Builds and makes Iceblink usable. Natalya Set 6 pieces set bonus: After casting Rain of Vengeance, deal 750% increased damage and také 60% reduced damage for 10 seconds Crusader Akkhan Set 6 pieces set bonus: While Akarats champion is active you deal 1200% increased damage by Condemn, Fist of the Heavens, Heavens Fury, Phalanx and Blessed Shield, and take 15% less damage. Invoker Set 6 pieces set bonus: The attack speed of Punish, Slash and Mirinae Gem are increased by 50% and deal 900% of your Thorns damage to the first enemy hit. ( it makes Mirinae gem more useble, its holy and healing efect smite nearby enemy every 1,5 sec and also add Thorns efect) Barbarian Immortal King Set 6 pieces set bonus: While both Wrath of the Berserker and Call of the Ancients is active, you deal 500% increased damage. Warmonger – is no longer sword, now its a Mighty weapon, with drop for Barbarian, with special secondary power: Increases all your damage by 50-75%. Skulars Salvation – Increase the damage of Ancienit Spear by 100%. When you hits 5 or fewer enemies, the damage is incresed by 120-150% Witch Doctor Starmetal Kukri legendary power – Reduce the cooldown of Big Bad Voodoo by 1 second each time your fetishes deal damage. In adition Big Bad Voodoo has effect of every runa. Zunimassas Haunt set: Pets are now mean Fetishes and Gargantuans.(not zombie dogs) Helltooth set: Now dont use skills Firebats, Piranhas, Gargantuan But 6 set bonus gain 2000% increased damage for 15 seconds to you primary skills, Acid Cloud, Zombie charger, Zombie Dogs, Grasp of the Dead and Wall of the Death. Necromancer Corpse Lance skill: (it was excessive, need to be decresed) Target an enemy to summon projectiles from nearby corpses that cause 1750% weapon damage over 5 seconds, to the target. Golden Gorget of Leoric amulet – now drop only for necromancer and with changed legendary power to: increase the maximum number of skeletons for your command skeletons +3 and give 30% aditional damage to them. Pestilance set: 2 set bonus: Each corpse you consume reduce the cooldown of your Simulacrum by 2%. 4 set bonus: Each enemy you hit with Bone Spirit reduces your damage taken by 15%, up to a maximum of 60%. Lasts 20 seconds Monk Ulianas set 6 bonus: first part same as normal. But in adition If there is only 3 and less enemies in 25 yards increases damage by 100%. Wizard Ouroboros Amulet: special power – all off damage your skills do is now Arcane.Zasz3 15 Aug
12 Aug Tips to reach GR 70+ on Fury Barb. I finally reached GR 55 the other day but I struggle a lot to clear it and I don't know what else to do. I am fully geared (build-wise), despite not having the perfect rolls and even have a few ancients under my belt. I've come here seeking advice as to how I can reach Torment 13 and push for GR 70+ so I can not only complete my Seasonal Journey, but also get to play on a higher difficulty. I played a Wizard last season and got stuck at GR 55-60ish again with the Delsere's set, so it seems that is my cap as far as GRs and difficulty goes. What should I do to reach higher? Do I have to grind to hell and back to get ancients and reach higher paragon levels? I've seen players reach GR 80++ in a few days and I can't even begin to grasp how they do it. I'm putting like 3-4 hours a day on Diablo and I just feel like I'm doing something wrong. I saw that the Leapquake build was fairly popular while looking at the Leaderboards but now the builds with the highest GRs are Whirlwind builds. Some use Little Rogue/Slanderer while other use the Bul'Kathos blades, so it's not the build but me, although I can't understand what it is. I came here trying to find what that is. Thanks a lot for your time and any advice you may give me. Here is the Build. I normally use the Ignorance is Bliss rune on Ignore Pain and the Life per Hit rune for Battle Rage although I change them regularly depending on the GR I'm running.Hogsy1 12 Aug
12 Aug Why do I keep dying as a WW barb? I can't even clear a Grift 80 in this build with 850 para. I did an 82 within 13min with the leap build, at like 650 para. I've tried every variation of the WW by now. The rage flip, the stomp, both wep sets, etc etc. And in every variation I keep dying... I don't get why tho, my gear is good, altho I haven't invested Augements yet, since I don't feel like wasting a !@#$ ton of gems on a build if I can't even clear decent Grifts with it. My dmg is fine, I don't have rage problems and I would consider myself good at the game, but for some reason unknown to me, I just keep dying like nothing, where if I look at a vid or stream of some1 else playing it, they seem not 2 get 1shot like me.Skazi2 12 Aug
10 Aug Barb WW W-set Hello!! I have now run the Barb WW set about 500 pairs but have not got acenit in armor ?? what has happened!!!?? Have been driving all other seasons and it has gone well !! I'm really pissed off !! Know more have the same.Jumper19780 10 Aug
07 Aug Do the Barbarians have an issue or is it only me? Hi everyone, As the title states and after whole 3 weeks of nothing but barbarian, i've noticed that this class is extremely fragile. Hell, even a wizard can jump in the middle of a huge pull and not have survival issues such as this class. What i've noticed is that I've tried the three different viable specs in the game and none of them is appealing to me, raekor builds demands that you keep charging here and there, gather a huge pull and toss boulders here and there. Yet within a mere few seconds, i here the lovely words "i need healing", even with all the damage reductions the spec and gear has to offer with an appealing 900k HP and over 1.3K damage, I can't even solo Grift65. The WW build is similar, press right click and keep dancing here and there, same as charging in raekor, and my HP is down to 430k. Finally, the leap quake build which is aswell similar, keep jumping here and there to throw eq's. Do you guys see the same pattern that I'm seeing? The class should be somewhat like a tank, jump in the middle of minions and throw slams here and there without worrying much about your survivability. i even did a spec myself with the immortal kings alone with cleave/SS which bought back my D2 memories of how I didn't have to worry about my life going up and down 2 - 4 times per sec, but somehow it's not delivering damage the same way that these 3 specs are. Hell, even my DH facerolls GR70 without dying and the class shouldn't have more HP than the barb, yet this is the fact. Are we forced to play these dancing / jumping playstyles forced by the sets and at the same time worry about our health? If so, then why? What does this class has to offer other than other classes if they can deliver much better results than this class? P.S, Bounties are a nightmare with this class Thanks!Psycho7 07 Aug
04 Aug Help with my WW barbarian Hello,Im unable to clear GR 70 solo with my barbarian. Any advice on build and equipment please?Cabal4 04 Aug