Barbarian Skills in Diablo 2 are the Skills that the Barbarian use to attack, defend and otherwise face down the minions of hell. Every Class has three main Skill trees, each of them composed of 10 different Skills.

Barbarian Skills are divided into three skill trees, called Combat Masteries, Barbarian Combat Skills and Warcries.

Best Barbarian Skills to use in your builds, maximizing your capabilities and synergizing with Runewords and Equipment.

Best Barbarian Skills

 

Barbarian Skills in Diablo 2

 

Barbarian Skills List
Barbarian Skills Comparison Table

 

Combat Masteries Skills

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Sword Mastery

>Passive Effect: Improves Sword fighting skill.

  • Lvl Req: 1

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Axe Mastery

>Passive Effect: Improves Axe fighting skill.

  • Lvl Req: 1
 

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Mace Mastery

>Passive Effect: Improves Mace fighting skill.

  • Lvl Req: 1

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Polearm Mastery

>Passive Effect: Improves Pole Arm skill.

  • Lvl Req: 6
 

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Throwing Mastery

>Passive Effect: Improves Thrown Weapon Skill. 

  • Lvl Req: 6

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Spear Mastery

>Passive Effect: Improves Spear fighting skill.

  • Lvl Req: 6

 

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Increased Stamina

>Passive Effect: Increases your Stamina.

  • Lvl Req: 12

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Iron Skin

>Passive Effect: Improves Defense rating.

  • Lvl Req: 18
 

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Increased Speed

>Passive Effect: Increases walk and run speed.

  • Lvl Req: 24

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Natural Resistance

>Passive Effect: Increases Natural Resistances to elemental and poison damage.

  • Lvl Req: 30

 

Barbarian Combat Skills

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Bash

>Powerfull blow that increases the damage done to enemies and knocks them back. 

  • Lvl Req: 1

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Double Swing

style="text-align: center;">When two weapons are equipped attacks two targets if possible, or one target twice.

  • Lvl Req: 6
 

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Leap

>Leaps away from danger or into the fray.

  • Lvl Req: 6

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Double Throw

>Allows you to throw two different throwing weapons at the same time.

  • Lvl Req: 12
 

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Stun

>Stuns your target for a short time and increases your attack rating. 

  • Lvl Req: 12

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Leap Attack

>Leaps to and attacks target enemy in one swift assault.

  • Lvl Req: 18

 

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Concentrate

>Attack that is not interruptible and improves attacks and defense rating.

  • Lvl Req: 18

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Frenzy

>Allows you to swing two weapons at onece each successful attacks increases your overall speed requires you to equip two weapons.

  • Lvl Req: 24
 

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Whirlwind

>A whirling dance of death that cuts a path through the legions of your enemies. 

  • Lvl Req: 30

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Berserk

>A powerful but reckless attack that increases damage and attack rating but decreases defense rating.

  • Lvl Req: 30

 

Warcries Skills

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Howl

>Sends nearby monsters scrambling away in fear. 

  • Lvl Req: 1

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Find Potion

>Use on the corpse of a slain monster for a chance to find a potion.

  • Lvl Req: 1
 

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Shout

>Warns of impending danger and improves the defense rating of you and your party.

  • Lvl Req: 6

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Taunt

>Enrages a monster into relentlessly attacking

  • Lvl Req: 6
 

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Battle Cry

>Fearsome cry that decreases enemies defense rating and damage. 

  • Lvl Req: 18

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Find Item

>Use on the corpse of a slain monster to find hidden treasures.

  • Lvl Req: 12

 

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Battle Orders

Improves the maximum Mana, Life and Stamina of you and your party. 

  • Lvl Req: 24

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Grim Ward

Use on the corpse of a slain monster to create a frightening totem that causes nearby monster to flee.

  • Lvl Req: 24
 

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War Cry

Injures and stuns all nearby enemies. 

  • Lvl Req: 30

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Battle Command

Increases all current skill levels for you and your party

  • Lvl Req: 30

All Barbarian Skills Comparison Table

Name

Tree

Lvl Req

Effect

First Level

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Sword Mastery

Combat Masteries 1 Passive Effect: Improves Sword fighting skill. Damage +%: 28
Attack +%: 28
Chance for Critical Strike %: 5

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Axe Mastery

Combat Masteries 1 Passive Effect: Improves Axe fighting skill. Damage +%: 28
Attack +%: 28
Chance for Critical Strike %: 5

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Mace Mastery

Combat Masteries 1 Passive Effect: Improves Mace fighting skill. Damage +%: 28
Attack +%: 28
Chance for Critical Strike %: 5

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Polearm Mastery

Combat Masteries 6 Passive Effect: Improves Pole Arm skill. Damage +%: 28
Attack +%: 30
Chance for Critical Strike %: 5

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Throwing Mastery

Combat Masteries 6 Passive Effect: Improves Thrown Weapon Skill. Damage +%: 28
Attack +%: 30
Chance for Critical Strike %: 5

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Spear Mastery

Combat Masteries 6 Passive Effect: Improves Spear fighting skill. Damage +%: 28
Attack +%: 30
Chance for Critical Strike %: 5

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Increased Stamina

Combat Masteries 12 Passive Effect: Increases your Stamina. Stamina Bonus %: 30

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Iron Skin

Combat Masteries 18 Passive Effect: Improves Defense rating. Increase Defense Rating %: 30

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Increased Speed

Combat Masteries 24 Passive Effect: Increases walk and run speed. Walk/Run Speed Bonus %: 13

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Natural Resistance

Combat Masteries 30 Passive Effect: Increases Natural Resistances to elemental and poison damage. Increase All Resistances %: 12

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Bash

Barbarian Combat Skills 1 Powerfull blow that increases the damage done to enemies and knocks them back. 

 

Mana Cost: 2
Damage: +1
Damage +%: 50
Attack +%: 20

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Double Swing

Barbarian Combat Skills 6 When two weapons are equipped attacks two targets if possible, or one target twice. Mana Cost: 1.0
Attack +%: 15

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Leap

Barbarian Combat Skills 6 Leaps away from danger or into the fray.  Mana Cost: 2
Radius (yards): 4.6

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Double Throw

Barbarian Combat Skills 12 Allows you to throw two different throwing weapons at the same time. Mana Cost: 2
Attack +%: 20

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Stun

Barbarian Combat Skills 12 Stuns your target for a short time and increases your Attack Rating Mana Cost: 2
Attack +%: 15
Duration (seconds): 1.2

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Leap Attack

Barbarian Combat Skills 18 Leaps to and attacks target enemy in one swift assault.  Mana Cost: 9
Attack +%: 50
Damage +%: 100

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Barbarian Combat Skills 18 Attack that is not interruptible and improves attacks and defense rating. Mana Cost: 2
Defense +%: 100
Attack +%: 60
Damage +%: 70

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Frenzy

Barbarian Combat Skills 24 Allows you to swing two weapons at onece each successful attacks increases your overall speed requires you to equip two weapons.  Mana Cost: 3
Damage +%: 90
Attack +%: 100
Attack Speed +%: 7
Walk/Run Speed +%: 47
Duration: 6 sec

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Whirlwind

Barbarian Combat Skills 30 A whirling dance of death that cuts a path through the legions of your enemies.  Mana Cost: 12.5
Damage %: -50
Attack +%: 0

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Berserk

Barbarian Combat Skills 30 A powerful but reckless attack that increases damage and Attack Rating but decreases defense rating. Mana Cost: 4
Attack Rating +%: 100
Magic Damage +%: 150
Duration (seconds): 2.7

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Howl

Warcries 1 Sends nearby monsters scrambling away in fear.  Mana Cost: 4
Enemy Runs (yards): 16
Enemy runs (seconds): 3

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Find Potion

Warcries 1 Use on the corpse of a slain monster for a chance to find a potion.  Mana Cost: 2
Chance to Find %: 15

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Shout

Warcries 6 Warns of impending danger and improves the defense rating of you and your party. Mana Cost: 6
Defense Bonus %: 100
Duration (seconds): 20

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Taunt

Warcries 6 Enrages a monster into relentlessly attacking Mana Cost: 3
Target's Damage Decrease %: 5
Target's Attack Rating Decrease %: 5

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Battle Cry

Warcries 18 Fearsome cry that decreases enemies defense rating and damage.  Mana Cost: 5
Duration (seconds): 12
Target Defense -%: 50
Target Damage -%: 25

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Find Item

Warcries 12 Use on the corpse of a slain monster to find hidden treasures. Mana Cost: 7
Chance to Find %: 13

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Battle Orders

Warcries 24 Improves the maximum Mana, Life and Stamina of you and your party.  Mana Cost: 7
Duration (seconds): 35
Stamina/Life/Mana Increase %: 35

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Grim Ward

Warcries 24 Use on the corpse of a slain monster to create a frightening totem that causes nearby monster to flee.  Mana Cost: 4
Radius: 2
Duration 40

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War Cry

Warcries 30 Injures and stuns all nearby enemies.  Mana Cost: 10
Damage: 20-30
Stun Length (seconds): 1

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Battle Command

Warcries 30 Increases all current skill levels for you and your party.  Mana Cost: 11
Duration (seconds): 15

 

 




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