Diablo 3 Barbarian Builds Guide

This Diablo 3 Season 19 Barbarian Builds guide focuses on ensuring your tank is truly a tank on the battlefield against forces of hell

The Barbarian makes a return in Diablo 3, and like always is massive, still has the ability to shout, and can chop through enemies with various devastating skills provided you follow these Diablo 3 Season 19 Barbarian Builds.


  • Most powerful melee in the game
  • Shouts grant a variety of bonus effects
  • Can destroy hordes of enemies with abilities like Whirlwind
  • Most tanky hero in the game – lot’s of defense and health
  • Can summon Talic, Korlic and Madawc
  • Fantastic variety of exclusive weapons (called Mighty Weapons)


  • Fury charging is ridiculously slow
  • Many key abilities can’t be spammed because of Fury charging requirement
  • Very few ranged abilities
  • Useless against higher level monsters that are immune to physical damage

I highly recommend that you refer to our essential Character Development Basics guide before reading this guide for familiarization with various terminologies and concepts.

For more help on Diablo 3 builds, read our Demon Hunter, Witch Doctor, Monk and Wizard guides.

Diablo 3 Season 19 Barbarian Builds

#1 Leveling Build
For the leveling build which you start off with we recommend the following set of active and passive skills! This would surely let you feel the domination Barbarian is capable of, over the enemies. The Active skills should be as:

  • Rend with Bloodbath Skill
  • Whirlwind with Wind shear
  • Ground Stomp with Wrenching Smash
  • Leap with Iron Impact
  • War cry with Charge!
  • Wrath of berserker with Insanity

Passive skills in this build could consist of Ruthless, Supersition, Ramage and Nerve of Steel. Even though this is for leveling and early game progression, you should work with other skills too as they unlock! Experimentation is strongly encouraged to have you get familiar with your class!

Build#2 Wrath of Wastes
In season 19 you can find this build in Haedrig’s gift! This build is a starter build for fresh level 70. Lets look into first the Starter build and then the end game build

For the starter build the skill set should include the active skills of Rend(Lacerate), Whirlwind(Wind Shear), Battle rage(Bloodshed), Sprint(Marathon), War cry(Impunity), Wrath of Berserker(Insanity). And the passive skill set could be Ruthless, Unforgiving, Weapon  master and Animosity!

The end game build though ensuring a even more stronger play style consists of the following sets of skills which enable the Barbarian to use his Synergistic weapon set, the agile and the Bul-Katho’s Oath! These together levels up the power!

Active skills: Ancient Spear(Rage flip), Whirlwind(Blood Funnel), Ignore Pain( Iron Hide), Battle Rage(Bloodshed), Threatning Shout(Faulter) and Wrath of Berserker(Insanity). As for the passive skills the set used could be Bersekers rage, Ruthless,Weapon master and Rampage!

#3 Immortal King’s Call
Those who have access to Immortal King’s call set can have the leveling build if they wish to experience more diverse playstyle. Also this is a fresh build only with no end build available. The skill sets for this build are:

Active Skills must be Furious Charge(Merciless Assault),Whirlwind(Dust Devils),Battle Rage(Bloodshed), Sprint(Marathon), Wrath of Berserker(Insanity) and Call of the Ancients(Ancient’s Fury)

#4 Barbarian Might of Earth
Yet again another starter leveling build available to those having access to Might of earth set! This build is restricted to starter build only aswell. To have this build successfully one must use the following skill set

Active Skills: Earth Quake( Cave-in), Ancient Spear(Boulder Toss), Ground Stomp(Wrenching Smash), Leap( Death from Above), Threatning Shout(Falter) and Battle Rage(Blood shed)

Passive Skills: Rampage, Ruthless, Earthen Might and Boon of Bul-Kathos!

Passive skills consists of Ruthless, Rampage, Weapon Master and Berserker

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