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Barbarian and Sorceress are usually the two classes that are first introduced to the world of Diablo. If you prefer magic over brute force, then the Diablo 4 Sorceress Guide is for you. In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at Barbarian: talents, best class builds, unique class mechanics and helpful tips.

How to play as Barbarian in Diablo 4

The Barbarian is the only class in the game that can use four weapons at the same time. And that fact says a lot about the playstyle of this class. The barbarian does not run away from the battle but tries to stack as many opponents as possible in order to attack them and get as much Rage as possible – his class resource. He spends this resource on abilities divided into six groups: Basic, Core, Defensive, Brawling, Weapon Mastery, and Ultimate. All abilities deal physical damage.

Diablo 4 Barbarian guide

Using 4 weapons at once is a unique mechanic for Barbarian; however, this does not mean that Barbarian can use any weapon. Barbarian is at his best with One-/Two-Handed Slashing Weapons, One-/Two-Handed Bludgeoning Weapons, and Two-Handed Weapons.

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  • Very Tanky
  • Huge DPS
  • Easy to learn
  • Always Alone (can’t invoke pets to DPS or tank)
  • Close combat, hard to kite enemies
  • Weak at the beginning

Diablo 4 Barbarian best skills

The barbarian has 6 groups of abilities, each group, except for the last two, has 5 abilities. Each of the abilities can be leveled up to 5 times or more with items. We have a build at the bottom, and I’ve marked in green the skills we use in this build so you can get to know them better.

Diablo 4 Barbarian guide

Basic Skills

With these abilities, you generate Fury. In general, this is your auto attack, because these abilities are activated by pressing the left mouse button.

Core Skills

These abilities, on the other hand, consume Fury and deal a huge amount of damage to many opponents.

Defensive Skills

The risky gameplay of the Barbarian requires a high level of defense ability. In Diablo 4, a whole group is dedicated to them.

Brawling Skills

This type of ability usually defines your play style. These are special abilities that have a long countdown and a strong effect.

Weapon Mastery Skills

These abilities affect your weapon proficiency. Therefore, study only those that affect your favorite weapon.

Ultimate Skills

These are the most powerful abilities in your arsenal with the longest countdown. You can only have one of these abilities in total.

Ultimate Passives

Special passive abilities are allocated to a separate group.

Arsenal System

One of Diablo 4 features is Unique Class Mechanic. Arsenal System is a new mechanic for Barbarian. Arsenal System allows Barbarian to use four different weapons simultaneously. These are their four weapon slots:

  • Two-Hand Bludgeoning Weapon
  • Two-Hand Slashing Weapon
  • Main Hand
  • Off-Hand

The damage of this weapon, in addition to your skill points, is also affected by your Expertise. Expertise is an addition to the Arsenal System that increases the damage of certain weapons based on their mastery.

Diablo 4 Barbarian Leveling Build

The Barbarian’s Hammer of the Ancients build is a powerful tool for conquering all the available content in Fractured Peaks. In this guide, we will delve into the mechanics, character development, and playstyle of this build.

Hammer of the Ancients build

  • Frenzy → Enhanced Frenzy → Combat Frenzy
  • Hammer of the Ancients (5/5) → Enhanced Hammer of the Ancients → Furious Hammer of the Ancients
  • Rallying Cry → Enhanced Rallying Cry → Tactical Rallying Cry
  • Death Blow → Enhanced Death Blow → Fighter’s Death Blow
  • Leap → Enhanced Leap → Power Leap
  • Thick Skin (3/3)
  • Wrath of the Berserker → Prime Wrath of the Berserker → Supreme Wrath of the Berserker
  • Defensive Stance

The Furious Hammer of the Ancients technique deals extra damage equivalent to 1% of the Barbarian’s current Fury. To maximize this effect, players must rapidly generate Fury using multiple sources, then unload it all with the Hammer of the Ancients ability to deliver crushing blows.

This build is an excellent choice for players who prefer conventional generator and spender playstyles.

Diablo 4 Barbarian Best Gear

For a barbarian, his weapon is of paramount importance. There are currently two known unique items for the barbarian. One of them is a weapon; the other is an amulet with excellent characteristics.

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  • The Butcher’s Cleaver — this is axe with  (2.0-4.5 )% Attack Speed, + (6.5-11.5 )% Damage to Healthy Enemies, + (4.5-7.5 )% Damage While Healthy, Lucky Hit: 5% Chance to heal  (35-57 ). Also, it can  Immobilize your target for  (1.0-3.0 ) seconds when you Critically Strike.
  • Melted Heart of Selig — amulet with  (4.5-8.0 )% Damage Reduction, + (4.5-8.0 )% Cooldown Reduction, + (3.0-6.0 )% Critical Strike Chance, + (6-10 ) All Stats. Also, it gains +100% bonus maximum resource. In addition, when you take damage, drain  (3.0-6.0 ) resources for every 1% of Life you would have lost instead.

In the future, we’ll update information about Barbarian sets in Diablo 4, so stay tuned.

However, it is not always possible to find unique items, but it is very important to know the main characteristics of Barbarian:

Main StatSecondary Stat
  • Strength increases Skill Damage by 0.1% and Armor by 1 for 1 Strength
  • Willpower increases Resource Generation (0.1% for 1), Healing Received by 0.1% and Overpower Damage (0,25%)
  • Dexterity increases Critical Strike Chance by 0.02% and the chance to Dodge attacks by 0.025%
  • Intelligence increases  All Resistances by 0.05%

Diablo 4 Barbarian Best Gems

Gems are designed to augment your character’s statistics rather than providing ultimate power. As a result, it’s important to select gems that complement your existing gear and provide the most significant benefits. In the case of the Barbarian, Topaz and Sapphire are the go-to gems.

Topaz is an excellent choice for increasing your Basic Skill Damage, while Sapphire enhances your Damage Reduction when Fortified. Additionally, any gem that boosts your Resistance is a wise pick for the Barbarian.

Best Legendary Aspects for Barbarian

Aspects serve as crucial finishing touches to your build, providing it with unique and powerful abilities. These can be found within dungeons, and once discovered, they will be recorded in the Codex of Power. After that, you may apply them to your equipment for added benefits.

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There are a lot of aspects in the game, below we will give the best and most popular aspects for the Barbarian.

  • Edgemaster — Skills deal up to #%[x] increased damage based on your available Primary Resource when cast, receiving the maximum benefit while you have full Primary Resource.
  • Ancestral Force — Hammer of the Ancients quakes outwards, dealing #% of its damage to enemies.
  • Bul-Kathos — Leap creates an Earthquake that deals # Physical damage over 4 seconds. While standing in Earthquakes, you gain #% Damage Reduction.
  • Expectant — Attacking enemies with a Basic Skill increases the damage of your next Core Skill cast by #%[x], up to 50%[x].

Now you’ve met Diablo’s most bloodthirsty class. We will update this guide as new information becomes available, and the game will be released on June 6, 2023. Thank you for reading this guide. We hope it helps you.

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