Play Your Way Thursday – Sindro’s “Convention Barb” BuildCategory: Diablo BlogJuly-7-2016 10:00 AM PDT (1 year ago) Go to Blizzard blog

Masters of the mightiest elements, Barbarians can take advantage of multiple damage types to devastating effect. In this week’s Play Your Way, Sindro#1947 boosts his generator build through the diversity of Convention of Elements in a way that’s a Bash to play!


About the Build

Utilizing a combination of Cleave and Bash, Sindro has propped up these two primary skills into major damage dealers with their respective supplementary Legendary items. To keep his fury fueled (and his Hardcore hero well-protected), he’s donned the full Immortal King’s Call set for both its defensive and offensive capabilities. Lastly, timing plays a key role, as you’ll want a rhythm of rotating between Cleave and Bash for when Physical and Fire elements are being boosted by your Convention of Elements.


Not going to lie—if I could have held this build for BlizzCon season just for the pun, I probably would have.

As a Hardcore player, it’s important to play conservatively, and Sindro has pushed through Greater Rift 60 as of the time of this blog. Incredible amounts of splash damage from Battle Rage (Bloodshed), Bash (Pulverize), and some supplemental Area Damage allows the Convention Barb to tear through large groups with relative ease. If attacks are timed correctly, the potential for burst damage is astounding!


The Skills

Here’s a closer look at this build in the skill calculator.

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Passive Skills:


The Items

Required Items:

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Recommended Legendary Gems:

Recommended Kanai’s Cube Powers:

Recommended Stats:

  • Offense: Critical Hit Damage, Critical Hit Chance
  • Defense: Resist All, % Life, Elite Damage Reduction
  • Other: Area Damage, + Maximum Fury, Life per Hit

Tell Us What You Think!

Do you play Hardcore Barbarian? What build do you run to keep yourself alive while you rain terror upon the legions of Hell? Are you utilizing Convention of Elements in a different way? Let us know in the comments or send in your build—we’d love to hear from you!

Join us next time when we’ll be taking a look at the masters of all that is creepy and crawly, the Witch Doctor. See you in Sanctuary!

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