Barbarian Builds for Diablo 2 covers many popular and niche builds for the Barbarian, one of the seven available Classes in the game. Barbarian Builds in Diablo 2 usually use one of three Skill Lines to focus on, and those are: Combat Masteries, Barbarian Combat Skills, and Warcries. Builds can of course dip into other Skill Lines, but they will usually focus around 1 or 2 Skills, increasing other Skills in those Skill Trees, since doing so generally passively increases the effectiveness of the main Skill you are focusing on.

Best Diablo 2 Barbarian Builds

  1. Whirlwind Barbarian - Uses the Whirlwind Skill to AoE enemies down in large groups.
  2. Frenzy Barbarian - Uses Frenzy to attack very very quickly, dealing incredible damage in a short period of time.
  3. Gold Finder Barbarian - A Build used to farm Gold very easily.
  4. Magic Finder Barbarian - Can be used to farm equipment for other Builds.

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Barbarian Builds for Diablo 2

The Best Barbarian Builds in Diablo 2 Resurrected. These Barbarian Builds are extremely relevant in 2021, and perfect for your D2 Resurrected experience. Starting with our very own Frenzy Barbarian Build, which is an Combat Barbarian Build that focuses on dealing damage with Dual Swing and Frenzy, and working towards more end game focused Builds, you can find what you need on this page. This Build is a very good Leveling Barbarian Build, as it works from relatively early on in the game, and can carry you through Normal with ease. If you're new to playing Barbarian then this is a great choice for you!

Frenzy Barbarian Build | Barbarian Executioner

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Barbarian Executioner uses two Maces at the same time to perform quick, powerful attacks to effectively get rid of individual targets. You'll be using Double Swing and Frenzy as your main Skills, and Mace Mastery to further increase your damage and attack rating.

The Barbarian is widely considered to be one of the most difficult Classes to start Diablo 2 Resurrected. This is due to its limited AoE options during early game, its lack of ranged attacks and the item dependency to remain effective during endgame. While this is true to a certain extent, you can still play the Barbarian effectively on your first Diablo 2 Resurrected run as long as you know where to focus your efforts.

It's important to note that this build will only remain viable through the first difficulty (Normal) and up to around Lvl 40. You can still run through Nightmare difficulty if you insist, but I wouldn't recommend it as you'll find much better options at that point in the game.

If you are a new player, I strongly advise you save the respec that you get from completing the first Quest Den of Evil. By doing so, you will be able to talk to Akara and respec your character into a different build once you reach Nightmare difficulty.

Level 40 Executioner Stats

  1. Strength:60
  2. Dexterity: 35
  3. Vitality: 175
  4. Energy: 15

Skill Distribution

  1. Bash x1
  2. Double Throw x1
  3. Double Swing x8
  4. Frenzy x12
  5. Increased Speed x4
  6. Increased Stamina x1
  7. Iron Skin x1
  8. Leap x1
  9. Mace Mastery x6
  10. Natural Resistance x1

Mercenaries

Act 2 Mercenaries are the best choice for all Classes because of their Paladin auras and the ability to equip Polearms. This is very important, because many powerful Runewords can be created on them, providiing various buffs or debuffing Enemies.

Equipment

  1. Insight - This will be your main way to recover Mana 

Aura

  1. Prayer (During Normal playthrough)
  2. Holy Freeze (During Nightmare)

Equipment

Helms

  1. Nadir
  2. Lore

Weapons & Shields

  1. Maces (All rarities. Remember that Clubs, Hammers, Staves, Scepters and Wands are considered Maces)
  2. Steel
  3. Malice

Armor

  1. Stealth

Gloves

  1. Any Gloves that focus on Life and Resistances will work fine. Attack Rating and Increased Attack Speed are also great mods.

Belt

  1. As with Gloves, equip one that boosts Life and Resistances. Attack Rating and Increased Attack Speed are also great mods.

Boots

  1. Anything that has Faster Run/Walk as well as Life and Resistances. 

Rings

  1.  Anything that has Attack Rating, as well as Life and Resistances. 

Amulets

  1. Similar to Rings, if you find any that grants Life, Resistances or Attack Rating you are good to go. + Combat Skills or + Combat Masteries.

Charms

Try to focus on the ones that grant you:

  1. Life
  2. Resistances
  3. Magic Find

Barbarian Build | Whirlwind Barbarian
Barbarian Build Guide Diablo 2 Resurrected | Whirlwind Barbarian

The Whirlwind Barbarian cuts through his enemies dealing damage on a large AoE. You’ll be using Whirlwind as your main and only attack skill in combination with some ="/Warcries">Shouts.

This Diablo 2 Barbarian Build is intended to be used for Nightmare and Hell difficulties

Level 40 Executioner Stats

  1. Strength:Just enough to use your equipment. This will greatly depend on the gear that you are using, and the +Strength that you get from the rest of your equipment.
  2. Dexterity: Depending on the type of equipment that you are using you’ll probably have to spend some points here.
  3. Vitality: All remaining points should be spent here.
  4. Energy: No points required

Skill Distribution

  1. Bash (Pre-Requisite) x1
  2. Leap (Pre-Requisite) x1
  3. Stun (Pre-Requisite) x1
  4. Leap Attack (Pre-Requisite) x1
  5. Concentrate (Pre-Requisite) x1
  6. Whirlwind x20
  7. Sword Mastery x20
  8. Increased Stamina (Pre-Requisite) x1
  9. Increased Speed x1
  10. Iron Skin x11
  11. Natural Resistance x1
  12. Howl (Pre-Requisite) x1
  13. Shout x20
  14. Battle Orders x20
  15. Battle Command x1

Mercenaries

You’ll want to get the Act 2 Holy Freeze or Might Mercenary (from Act 2 Nightmare) for this build. The Holy Freeze Aura is great for dealing with large crowds of enemies while the Might Aura will greatly increase your damage.

Equipment

  1. The Reaper’s Toll  - Allows your Mercenary to apply the Decrepify Curse on enemies
  2. Fortitude Runeword
  3. Andarie’s Visage

Aura

  1. Might (During Normal playthrough)
  2. Holy Freeze (During Nightmare)

Equipment

Helms

  1. Arreat’s Face

Weapons & Shields

  1. 2x Grief (Runeword)

Offhand

2x Heart of the Oak(Runeword)

Armor

  1. Enigma (Runeword)
  2. Fortitude (Runeword)

Gloves

  1. Laying of Hands (Unique)

Belt

  1. String of Ears(Unique)

Boots

  1. Gore Rider (Unique)

Rings

  1. 1x Dual Leech Ring (Rare): You’ll need a ring that provides both Life Leech and Mana Leech to be able to keep spamming whirlwind. For secondary mods, focus on Life, Resistances and Attack Rating.
  2. 1x Raven Frost (Unique)

Amulets

  1. Highlord’s Wrath (Unique)
  2. Mara’s Kaleidoscope (Unique)

Charms

Try to focus on the ones that grant you:

  1. Life
  2. +Resistances
  3. +Attack Rating
  4. +Damage
  5. +Combat Skills

 

 




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