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Best Diablo 4 Barbarian builds

Discover the best Diablo 4 Barbarian builds

Looking for the best Diablo 4 Barbarian builds? Barbarians are often regarded as one of the best classes in Diablo 4, thanks to their incredibly powerful builds. We've got two such builds here, with the Whirlwind Barbarian and Bleed Barbarian. Both offer similarly strong playstyles that will tear through endgame content, as is the way with any Barbarian, but Whirlwind is simply easier to pilot.

In this guide, we'll break down the best Diablo 4 Barbarian builds, covering these powerful Whirlwind and Bleed Barbarian builds. You'll find the most important skills for each build alongside a brief summary on how it works, but we've also got dedicated pages for each if you want a full breakdown.

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Diablo 4 Whirlwind Barbarian build

Our Whirlwind Barbarian build focuses on one thing: spin-to-win! It simply maximises the effectiveness of the Whirlwind skill to deal ridiculous damage to enemies, while boosting Fury Generation to ensure that you can hold Whirlwind as an active skill for as long as possible.

Below, you'll find the most important skills for the Diablo 4 Whirlwind Barbarian build:

  • Lunging Strike (Enhanced/Combat)
  • Whirlwind (Enhanced/Furious)
  • Rallying Cry (Enhanced/Tactical)
  • Challenging Shout (Enhanced/Tactical)
  • War Cry (Enhanced/Power)
  • Wrath of the Berserker (Prime/Supreme)

While this isn't a purely Bleed-focused build, we also tap into various skills, Aspects, and the Two-Handed Sword Technique to get lots of ways to inflict Bleed damage. Furious Whirlwind, listed above, is one such way in which we can inflict Bleed damage, along with the Two-Handed Sword technique, the Aspect of Berserk Ripping, and the unique Rage of Harrogath Chest Armor. Bleed is a strong damage type that the Barbarian can easily spec into, so we'd suggest that you at least target it a bit with this Whirlwind build.

Diablo 4 Bleed Barbarian build

Our Diablo 4 Bleed Barbarian build focuses even more on this powerful damage over time mechanic, using the Rend skill to inflict Bleed and also extend the duration of the Vulnerable effect on enemies, which you can inflict with Charge.

Below, you'll find the most important skills for the Diablo 4 Bleed Barbarian build:

  • Lunging Strike (Enhanced/Battle)
  • Rend (Enhanced/Furious)
  • Rallying Cry (Enhanced/Tactical)
  • War Cry (Enhanced/Power)
  • Charge (Enhanced/Mighty)
  • Wrath of the Berserker (Prime/Supreme)

We also get various Bleed buffs from the Two-Handed Sword Technique, the Aspect of Berserk Ripping, the Aspect of Anemia, the Iron Blood Aspect, the Skullbreaker's Aspect, and the Rage of Harrogath unique Chest Armor. One really strong synergy here is between the Aspect of Anemia, which has a chance to Stun enemies when you inflict Bleed damage, and the Skullbreaker's Aspect, which deals huge damage when you Stun an enemy that already has the Bleed effect.

That wraps up our guide on the best Diablo 4 Barbarian builds. For other playstyles, check out our Diablo 4 Sorcerer builds, Druid builds, Necromancer builds, and Rogue builds. If you're busy getting Renown before Season 1 kicks off, make sure to use our Diablo 4 interactive map to track down Waypoints, Strongholds, Side Quests, and those pesky Altars of Lilith.

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Hayden is a guides writer for RPS, having joined the team in September 2021 after a few months of freelancing for TheGamer. They're a big fan of survival games, especially those that focus on the undead. Zombies. Walkers. Shamblers. Whatever you call them, Hayden is definitely a fan.

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