Best Diablo 4 Barbarian builds in Season 3: Skills, Paragon & Legendary Aspects

Aakrit Sharma
Barbarian class in Diablo 4Blizzard

Diablo 4 Season 3 is here with a ton of new content and Barbarian is still one of the strongest classes to make a character with. From Double Swing to Rend, let’s take a look at the best Diablo 4 Barbarian builds in Season 3 featuring the essential Skills, Specializations, and more. 

Diablo 4 Season 3 has received a mixed response from players worldwide as the newly-introduced companions haven’t changed the meta as expected and new mechanics like bosses and vaults have failed to make things more interesting for many.

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Having said that, Blizzard were quick to release patch 1.3.0a with a bunch of much-needed balance changes across all classes. The Barbarian was already a strong contender for the best class in Season 3, and the latest updates have further strengthened some of its builds.

To help you make the most of the Barbarian in Diablo 4 Season 3, here’s a list of the class’s best builds such as Rend and Double Swing. 

Male and female character models for Barbarian class in Diablo 4Blizzard
The Barbarian class in Diablo 4 has excellent AoE damage-dealing abilities.

Best Diablo 4 Barbarian build in Season 3 for leveling up

The Double Swing Barbarian is the best Barbarian build for leveling up as of Diablo 4 Season 3. The Double Swing mechanics worked like a charm in Season 2, and with a few adjustments, you should be able to wreak havoc with the Barbarian in Season of Construct as well. 

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Here’s a rundown of the skills necessary for the Double Swing Barbarian build:

LevelBarbarian Skill
2Lunging Strike
3Enhanced Lunging Strike
4Combat Lunging Strike
5Double Swing
6Enhanced Double Swing
7Furious Double Swing
8Endless Fury
9Endless Fury 
10Double Swing
11Double Swing
12Leap
13Charge
14Enhanced Leap
15Enhanced Charge
16Power Leap
17Power Charge
18Aggressive Resistance 
19Battle Fervor
20Prolific Fury 
21Battle Frevor 
22Prolific Fury 
23Swiftness
24Wrath of the Berserker
25Prime Wrath of the Berserker
26Supreme Wrath of the Berserker
27Tempered Fury 
28Furious Impulse
29Furious Impulse
30Furious Impulse
31Duelist
32Duelist
33Imposing Presence
34Imposing Presence
35Unconstrained
36Endless Fury 
37Swiftness 
38Swiftness
39Pit Fighter
40Pit Fighter
41Pit Fighter
42Double Swing
43Charge
44Charge
45Charge
46Charge
47Imposing Presence
48Wallop
49Concussion
Renown skill point 1Wallop
Renown skill point 2Concussion
Renown skill point 3Wallop
Renown skill point 4Concussion
Renown skill point 5Wallop
Renown skill point 6Concussion
Renown skill point 7Steel Grasp
Renown skill point 8Enhanced Steel Grasp
Renown skill point 9Warrior’s Steel Grasp
Renown skill point 10Proilifc Fury 

How to build the Seneschal for Double Swing Barbarian build 

We recommend using the following Governing and Turning Stones for the Double Swing Barbarian build in Diablo 4 Season 3:

  • Flash of Adrenaline – acquired by defeating Heralds in Arcane Tremors
    • Duration Support – Vaults
    • Tactical Support – Vaults
    • Safeguard Support – Vaults
  • Gyrate – acquired by defeating Heralds in Arcane Tremors
    • Resource Support – Vaults
    • Efficiency Support – Vaults 
    • Initiative Support – Vaults

Best weapon specialization 

Ranking up Two-Handed Axe expertise, Two-Handed Sword expertise, Two-Handed Mace expertise, One-Handed Sword expertise, and One-Handed Mace expertise are recommended for the Double Swing Barbarian build in Diablo 4 Season 3. 

Best Legendary Aspects for Double Swing Barbarian build

The following Legendary Aspects will drastically improve your Double Swing Barbarian build in Diablo 4 Season 3:

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  • Aspect of Anemia – Get by completing Kor Dragon barracks in Fractured Peaks. 
  • Retribution – Complete Abdondoned Mineworks in Kehjistan
  • Unrelenting Fury – Get by completing Hallowed Ossuary in Fractured Peaks. 
  • Rapid Aspect – Obtain by completing Buried Halls in Dry Steppes.
  • Aspect of Berserk Ripping – Complete Mournfield in Dry Steppes.
  • Aspect of Disobedience – Complete Halls of the Dammned in Kehjistan. 
  • Aspect of the Proctector – Unlocked by completing Lost Archives in Fractured Peaks. 
  • Edgemaster’s Aspect – Complete Oldstones dungeon in Scosglen.

Best Diablo 4 Barbarian build in Season 3 for endgame

Rend is the best Barbarian build worth using during the endgame in Diablo 4 Season 3.

Here’s a breakdown of the Rend Barbarian build in Diablo 4 explaining how to spend all your skill points from level 1 to level 50 and the ten additional skill points from Renown:

Level Barbarian SkillSkill type
2RendCore Skill
3RendCore Skill
4Enhanced RendCore Skill
5Furious RendCore Skill
6RendCore Skill
7Rallying CryDefensive Skill
8Enhanced Rallying CryDefensive Skill
9Tactical Rallying CryDefensive Skill
10RendCore Skill
11RendCore Skill
12War CryBrawling Skill
13Enhanced War CryBrawling Skill
14Power War CryBrawling Skill
15RendCore Skill
16Challenging ShoutDefensive Skill
17Enhanced Challenging ShoutDefensive Skill
18HamstringWeapon Mastery
19Steel GraspWeapon Mastery
20Enhanced Steel GraspWeapon Mastery
21Fighter’s Steel GraspWeapon Mastery
22Steel GraspWeapon Mastery
23Steel GraspWeapon Mastery
24Steel GraspBrawling Skill
25SwiftnessBrawling Skill
26SwiftnessBrawling Skill
27SwiftnessBrawling Skill
28Cut to the BoneWeapon Mastery
29Cut to the BoneWeapon Mastery
30Cut to the BoneWeapon Mastery
31Pit FighterWeapon Mastery
32Pit FighterWeapon Mastery
33Pit FighterWeapon Mastery
34Gushing WoundsUltimate Skill
35Imposing PresenceDefensive Skill
36Imposing PresenceDefensive Skill
37Imposing PresenceDefensive Skill
38Booming VoiceBrawling Skill
39Booming VoiceBrawling Skill
40Booming VoiceBrawling Skill
41Guttural YellBrawling Skill
42Guttural YellBrawling Skill
43Guttural YellBrawling Skill
44Raid LeaderBrawling Skill
45Raid LeaderBrawling Skill
46Raid LeaderBrawling Skill
47Martial VigorDefensive Skill
48Martial VigorDefensive Skill
49Martial VigorDefensive Skill
Renown skill point 1Aggressive ResistanceUltimate Skill
Renown skill point 2Aggressive ResistanceUltimate Skill
Renown skill point 3Aggressive ResistanceUltimate Skill
Renown skill point 4Prolific FuryBrawling Skill
Renown skill point 5Prolific FuryBrawling Skill
Renown skill point 6Prolific FuryBrawling Skill
Renown skill point 7Heavy HandedUltimate Skill
Renown skill point 8Heavy HandedUltimate Skill
Renown skill point 9Heavy HandedUltimate Skill
Renown skill point 10Heavy HandedUltimate Skill

How to play the Rend Barbarian in Diablo 4

The Rend Barbarian build in Diablo 4 is all about crowd-controlling your opponents and bleeding them to death. It works best against elite bosses and enemies because you’ll stack up damage over time. Skills like Furious Impulse, Prolific Fury, and Rallying Cry take care of your Fury while Rend and Flay apply the Bleeding effect consistently.

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Hamstring and Cut to the Bone significantly improve the damage from Bleeding and you’ll also be able to stun enemies with Concussion. Overall, every attack you perform will control the enemy in some way and all you need to do is switch between aggressive skills and the ones that regenerate Fury.

Best Rend Barbarian Paragon Board in Diablo 4

You can use your Paragon Points on the following nodes and Glyphs to make the strongest end-game Barbarian in Diablo 4:

Paragon Board for the Barbarian Nodes (including Legendary) to pickGlyph
StartingBrawn, Raw PowerExploit
Weapon MasterRaw Power, Iron Strength, Hunter KillerMarshal
WarbringerRaw Power, Hungering Fury, Guarded AdvanceWrath
DecimatorDemolish, Arrogance, PillageDisembowel
Bone BreakerVigorTerritorial
Flawless TechniqueHavocImbiber

Here’s an image of the Paragon board for better understanding:

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Paragon Board for Rend build in Diablo 4.Blizzard
The Rend build in Diablo 4 is not the best choice for those who dislike a hit-and-run playstyle.

How to build the Seneschal for Rend Barbarian

We recommend using the following Governing and Turning Stones for the Rend Barbarian build in Diablo 4 Season 3:

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  • Flash of Adrenaline – acquired by defeating Heralds in Arcane Tremors
    • Duration Support – Vaults
    • Resource Support – Vaults
    • Effeciency Support – Vaults
    • Evernight
  • Reconstruct – acquired by defeating Heralds in Arcane Tremors
    • Tactical Support – Vaults
    • Safeguard Support – Vaults 
    • Fortify Support – Vaults
    • Genesis 

Best Legendary Aspects for Rend Barbarian build

  • Iron Blood Aspect – Complete Forgotten Ruins in Kehjistan
  • Aspect of Might – Complete Dark Ravine dungeon in Dry Steppes
  • Aspect of Disobedience – Unlocked by completing Halls of the Damned in Kehjistan 
  • Edgemaster’s Aspect – Complete Oldstones dungeon in Scosglen

Best Uber Unqiues for Rend Barbarian build 

Getting the following Uber Uniques should be your goal when farming items for your Rend Barbarian build in Diablo 4 Season 3:

ItemPlacement
Harlequin QuestHelm
Doombringer SwordHand
The Grandfather SwordHand
Diablo 4 BarbarianBlizzard
There is no way to make the Barbarian a ranged troop in Diablo 4.

Best Diablo 4 Barbarian build in Season 3 for PvP

Hammer of the Ancients is the best Barbarian build for PvP in Diablo 4 Season 3. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the build explaining how to spend every skill point from level 1 to 50 and the ten skill points from Renown:

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Level Barbarian SkillSkill type
2Lunging StrikeBasic Skill
3Enhanced Lunging StrikeBasic Skill
4Hammer of the AncientsCore Skill
5Enhanced Hammer of the AncientsCore Skill
6Furious Hammer of the AncientsCore Skill
7Combat Lunging StrikeBasic Skill
8Pressure PointCore Skill
9Rallying CryDefensive Skill
10Enhanced Rallying CryDefensive Skill
11Hammer of the AncientsCore Skill
12Hammer of the AncientsCore Skill
13Hammer of the AncientsCore Skill
14Challenging ScoutDefensive Skill
15Enhance Challenging ScoutDefensive Skill
16Tactical Challenging ScoutDefensive Skill
17Pressure PointCore Skill
18Pressure PointCore Skill
19War CryBrawling Skill
20Enhanced War CryBrawling Skill
21Mighty War CryBrawling Skill
22Booming VoiceBrawling Skill
23Booming VoiceBrawling Skill
24Booming VoiceBrawling Skill
25Wrath of the BerserkerUltimate Skill
26Prime Wrath of the BerserkerUltimate Skill
27Supreme Wrath of the BerserkerUltimate Skill
28Rallying CryDefensive Skill
29Challenging ShoutDefensive Skill
30Rallying CryDefensive Skill
31Challenging ShoutDefensive Skill
32Rallying CryDefensive Skill
33Challenging ShoutDefensive Skill
34Rallying CryDefensive Skill
35Challenging ShoutDefensive Skill
36Guttural YellBrawling Skill
37Unbridled RageKey Passive
38Heavy HandedUltimate Skill
39Heavy HandedUltimate Skill
40Heavy HandedUltimate Skill
41Aggressive Resistance Brawling Skill
42Prolific FuryBrawling Skill
43Prolific FuryBrawling Skill
44Pit FighterWeapon Mastery
45Pit FighterWeapon Mastery
46Pit FighterWeapon Mastery
47Hammer of the AncientsCore Skill
48WallopUltimate Skill
49WallopUltimate Skill
Renown skill point 1HamstringWeapon Mastery
Renown skill point 2ConcussionUltimate Skill
Renown skill point 3ConcussionUltimate Skill
Renown skill point 4ConcussionUltimate Skill
Renown skill point 5Prolific FuryBrawling Skill
Renown skill point 6Guttural YellBrawling Skill
Renown skill point 7Guttural YellBrawling Skill
Renown skill point 8Prolific FuryUltimate Skill
Renown skill point 9Aggressive ResistanceBrawling Skill
Renown skill point 10Aggressive ResistanceBrawling Skill

How to play the Hammer of the Ancients Barbarian build in Diablo 4

The Hammer of the Ancients Barbarian build in Diablo 4 uses three Shout skills implying that you’ll rarely have to worry about Fury. It is perfect for melee combat and here’s a simple attack rotation to help you understand the playstyle:

  • Lunging Strike > Challenging Shout > War Cry > Rallying Cry > Hammer of the Ancients > Wrath of the Berserker.

While using this build, make sure to use a two-handed Mace as it is the only Bludgeoning Weapon in Diablo 4.

A Barbarian in Diablo 4Blizzard
Barbarian can also be the tank if you’re playing Diablo 4 in a team.

Best Hammer of the Ancients Barbarian Paragon Board in Diablo 4

You can use your Paragon Points on the following nodes and Glyphs to make the strongest version of the Hammer of the Ancients Barbarian in Diablo 4:

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Paragon Board for the Barbarian Nodes (including Legendary) to pickGlyph
Start BoardTenacity, Iron StrengthWrath
WarbringerRaw Power, Core Reserve, Guarded Advance, Hungering FuryTerritorial
Weapons MasterHunter Killer, Raw Power, Iron StrengthUndaunted
CarnageBrash, FierceExploit
HemorrhageGrit, Butcher, FleetingIre
DecimatorPillage, Arrogance, DemolishMight

Here’s a picture of the entire Paragon Board for better understanding:

Paragon Board for Hammer of the Ancients build in Diablo 4Bliz
The Paragon Board in Diablo 4 can be customized endlessly.

How to upgrade Seneschal for Hammer of the Ancients build 

Use these Governing and Turning stones to make the most of your Hammer of the Ancients build in Diablo 4 Season 3: 

  • Flash of Adrenaline – acquired by defeating Heralds in Arcane Tremors
    • Duration Support – Vaults
    • Resource Support – Vaults
    • Effeciency Support – Vaults
    • Evernight
  • Reconstruct – acquired by defeating Heralds in Arcane Tremors
    • Tactical Support – Vaults
    • Safeguard Support – Vaults 
    • Fortify Support – Vaults
    • Genesis

Best Legendary Aspects for Hammer of the Ancients build

You should target these Legendary Aspects to make a powerful Hammer of the Ancients Barbarian in Diablo 4:

  • Numbing Wrath – Complete Heathen’s Keep in Hawezar
  • Aspect of Might – Complete Dark Ravine in Dry Steppes
  • Echoing Fury – Complete Siroccos Caverns in Kehjistan
  • Aspect of Ancestral Force – Complete Sunken Ruins in Scosglen
  • Veteran Brawler’s Aspect – Complete Sunken Ruins in Socglen 
  • Ghostwalker – Complete Broken Bulwark is Scoglen

Best attributes for the Barbarian class in Diablo 4

While building the Barbarian class in Diablo 4, we recommend focusing on the following attributes:

  • Strength
  • Willpower
  • Fury

Apart from this, you can use Rubies to increase Fury generation through your gear and Topaz to boost damage reduction.

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Best Gems for the Barbarian class in Diablo 4

Emeralds are the best Gems for the Barbarian class in Diablo 4. Adding them to a weapon increases Crit DMG against Vulnerable enemies which is a huge advantage if your build has the Flay skill. Moreover, they increase Thorns when placed in Armor which is a primary component of many builds.

However, for Jewelry, you might want to go for Skulls as they boost survivability.

Best technique slot & expertise for the Barbarian class in Diablo 4

A Barbarian in Diablo 4Blizzard Entertainment
Barbarian is one of the tankiest classes in Diablo 4.

Arsenal system

Barbarians in Diablo 4 have a unique arsenal system that allows them to not only wield four weapons at once but also build expertise for each of them. To make the most of this system, you need to use weapons that align well with your skills, and here’s what we recommend for the builds mentioned above:

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  • Two-handed maces and two-handed axes for the Whirlwind Barbarian build.
  • Two-handed sword and two-handed axe for a bleeding build.

Technique slot

After reaching level 15, Barbarians in Diablo 4 also unlock a Technique slot that lets them enjoy an arsenal system buff permanently regardless of the active weapon. These are the best abilities to put in your Barbarian’s Technique slots:

  • Two-handed sword expertise for the Rend Barbarian build, as it increases your Bleeding damage.
  • Two-handed mace expertise for the Whirlwind Barbarian build.

That was everything to know about building the best Barbarian build in Diablo 4. For similar content on the game, you can check out:

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