Diablo 3 Barbarian Builds & Specs
Diablo 3 Barbarian Builds: Inferno Difficulty Specs
The Diablo 3 Barbarian builds listed below, focus on skills with potential for sustained DPS and utility and/or abilities that augment survivability.
A Barbarian build optimized for Diablo 3 Inferno difficulty prioritizing sustained DPS and survivability. This Barbarian build utilizes Frenzy with Maniac and Ancient Spear for damage. Survivability through damage mitigation is provided by Leap with Iron Impact, Ignore Pain, War Cry with Impunity and Nerves of Steel. Survivability through health regeneration is provided by Ignore Pain with Ignorance is Bliss and Ancient Spear with Dread Spear enhanced by Ruthless and No Escape. The passive Nerves of Steel can be exchanged for Berserker Rage to exploit the massive surplus of Fury this Barbarian build generates.
A Barbarian build optimized for Diablo 3 Inferno farming combining damage mitigation with hard hitting DPS skills. This Barbarian build utilizes a rotation prioritizing Cleave with Broad Sweep and Furious Charge with Dreadnought for AOE dps and Fury generation, Ground Stomp for crowd-control and Revenge with Provocation for massive AOE damage. Damage mitigation is provided by War Cry with Impunity buffed by Inspiring Presence. Nerves of Steel and Tough as Nails further add to survivability. However, the passive skills can be exchanged to better suit your style of play or adapt to specific situations.
Diablo 3 Barbarian Builds: Normal Difficulty Specs
The Diablo 3 Barbarian builds listed below, focus on skills with potential for burst DPS and Fury generation and/or abilities that augment Utility. These Normal Mode Barbarian builds are optimized to boost instant burst skills and abilities.
A Dual Wield Barbarian build optimized for Diablo 3 Normal difficulty combining burst DPS with survivability. This Barbarian build utilizes a rotation initialized by Ancient Spear and prioritizing Bash as Fury Generator to set up Hammer of the Ancient as main damage dealing Fury Spender skill. Use Leap and Threatening Shout to regenerate Fury and increase Survivability. Additional buffs are provided by Wrath of the Berserker and passives.
Wrath of the Berserker can be replaced by Overpower to rely less on buffs and serve as a second nuke.
A Barbarian build optimized for Diablo 3 Normal difficulty prioritizing adaptability over strict rotation. This Barbarian build lacks a traditional pull but focuses on Frenzy as Fury Generator for the Attack Speed buff. Hammer of the Ancient is main damage dealing Fury Spender skill. Use Ground Stomp and Threatening Shout to regenerate Fury and increase Survivability. Use Revenge as soon as it triggers to regenerate life and increase Critical Strike.
Additional buffs are provided by Wrath of the Berserker and passives. Ground Stomp can be replaced with Leap for a traditional pull.
Diablo 3 Barbarian: Beta by Force Strategy Gaming
Diablo 3 Barbarian Beta footage with commentary, courtesy of Force Strategy Gaming.