Most Popular Barbarian Builds

The top Diablo III Barbarian builds and skills at level 70 in Reaper of Souls

  • These are the most popular Diablo III Barbarian builds and skills used by level 70 Barbarians in Diablo III PC Patch 2.3, in the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion. They are calculated from data gathered on more than 6 million Diablo III characters.
  • The skills and runes in these charts are based on the choices of level 70 Barbarians using the best Barbarian builds for end-game content. That includes farming Ancient Legendary items, running Nephalem Rifts and Greater Rifts in Adventure Mode, or quickly gaining Paragon Levels.
  • Each set of data contains charts of three groups of Barbarians:
    • The softcore Barbarians who are in the bottom 75% of elite monster kills.
    • The softcore Barbarians who are in the top 25% of elite monster kills.
    • All hardcore Barbarians regardless of elite monster kills.
  • This data is from level 70 Barbarians playing the Reaper of Souls expansion on PC or Mac, and also matches the current patch for the Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The best builds for the Ultimate Evil Edition on the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 are found in the Patch 2.0 Data Archive. Players of the original console Diablo III game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 that caps out at level 60, or PC players who do not have the expansion, should instead look in the older Patch 1.0.8 Data Archive.

Barbarian Active Skills in Reaper of Souls

  • These charts list the most popular Diablo III Barbarian active skills by level 70 Barbarians in patch 2.3 in Reaper of Souls. They are updated daily, and rank Barbarian active skills from the most popular down to the least used.
  • The chart on the left has data from level 70 softcore Barbarians, who are in the bottom 75% of elite monster kills. The chart in the middle has data from the level 70 softcore Barbarians who are in the top 25% of elite monster kills. The chart on the right has data from all hardcore Barbarians regardless of elite kills.
  • See the Popular Builds and Skills overview for more information on this data. View the Barbarian Most Popular Runes chart, or mouse over any active skill, to see the most commonly used runes for the skill.
Charts Last Updated: April 28, 2016
Active Skills - Lower 75%
Active SkillsPercent
1Wrath of the Berserker86.02
2War Cry83.02
3Battle Rage78.66
4Whirlwind59.92
5Call of the Ancients56.53
6Furious Charge52.05
7Hammer of the Ancients31.73
8Sprint26.50
9Ignore Pain26.20
10Rend24.60
11Threatening Shout21.49
12Frenzy10.07
13Ancient Spear9.46
14Overpower5.64
15Ground Stomp5.53
16Leap4.08
17Earthquake3.97
18Bash3.77
19Cleave3.08
20Seismic Slam2.95
21Avalanche2.22
22Weapon Throw1.67
23Revenge0.82
Active Skills - Top 25%
Active SkillsPercent
1Wrath of the Berserker94.64
2Battle Rage90.48
3War Cry82.48
4Call of the Ancients60.53
5Whirlwind60.45
6Furious Charge53.49
7Sprint31.10
8Hammer of the Ancients29.08
9Ignore Pain22.26
10Rend21.19
11Threatening Shout15.07
12Frenzy8.74
13Overpower7.64
14Ground Stomp4.27
15Ancient Spear3.09
16Leap3.08
17Bash2.99
18Earthquake2.60
19Seismic Slam2.31
20Weapon Throw1.63
21Cleave1.36
22Avalanche1.19
23Revenge0.29
Hardcore Active Skills
Active SkillsPercent
1War Cry87.75
2Wrath of the Berserker85.50
3Battle Rage76.36
4Whirlwind64.59
5Call of the Ancients60.77
6Furious Charge40.07
7Ignore Pain31.92
8Hammer of the Ancients25.93
9Rend24.41
10Threatening Shout21.29
11Sprint19.40
12Frenzy11.52
13Leap7.56
14Ground Stomp7.27
15Bash5.53
16Cleave5.47
17Overpower5.26
18Earthquake5.16
19Seismic Slam4.75
20Ancient Spear4.03
21Weapon Throw2.40
22Avalanche1.76
23Revenge1.28

Barbarian Passive Skills in Reaper of Souls

  • These charts list the most popular Diablo III Barbarian passive skills by level 70 Barbarians in patch 2.3 in Reaper of Souls. They are updated daily, ranking the Barbarian passive skills from the most popular down to the least used.
  • The chart on the left has data from level 70 softcore Barbarians, who are in the bottom 75% of elite monster kills. The chart in the middle has data from the level 70 softcore Barbarians who are in the top 25% of elite monster kills. The chart on the right has data from all hardcore Barbarians regardless of elite monster kills.
  • See the Popular Builds and Skills overview for more information on how this data is collected.
Passive Skills - Lower 75%
Passive SkillsPercent
1Rampage70.45
2Ruthless64.94
3Berserker Rage46.83
4Weapons Master45.19
5Nerves of Steel39.95
6Boon of Bul-Kathos29.79
7Brawler28.65
8Superstition21.05
9Unforgiving16.28
10Tough as Nails10.38
11Bloodthirst7.74
12Relentless6.52
13Animosity5.49
14Inspiring Presence4.67
15Earthen Might0.96
16Juggernaut0.52
17Pound of Flesh0.27
18No Escape0.17
19Sword and Board0.15
Passive Skills - Top 25%
Passive SkillsPercent
1Rampage76.10
2Ruthless73.97
3Berserker Rage56.49
4Weapons Master42.06
5Nerves of Steel34.24
6Boon of Bul-Kathos31.96
7Brawler31.83
8Superstition16.09
9Unforgiving12.59
10Bloodthirst7.42
11Tough as Nails5.87
12Relentless4.71
13Animosity3.79
14Inspiring Presence1.68
15Earthen Might0.76
16Juggernaut0.27
17No Escape0.08
18Pound of Flesh0.06
19Sword and Board0.05
Hardcore Passive Skills
Passive SkillsPercent
1Nerves of Steel87.17
2Rampage60.86
3Ruthless46.01
4Berserker Rage35.41
5Superstition31.37
6Weapons Master30.20
7Boon of Bul-Kathos29.34
8Unforgiving20.91
9Brawler15.98
10Tough as Nails15.73
11Relentless8.35
12Bloodthirst6.69
13Inspiring Presence4.50
14Animosity4.33
15Juggernaut1.73
16Earthen Might0.58
17Pound of Flesh0.47
18No Escape0.19
19Sword and Board0.18

Barbarian Softcore Builds in Reaper of Souls

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  • These are the most popular softcore Barbarian builds. The charts are updated daily from data of the softcore level 70 Diablo III Barbarians active in patch 2.3.
  • The charts list the 5 most popular Barbarian builds and the percentage of the characters who are using that specific build. It also lists 10 build variants. These are builds which use the same active skills as the primary build, but with small differences in the passive skills or runes.
  • The charts on the left have data from softcore Barbarians who make up the bottom 75% of elite monster kills.
  • The charts on the right have data from softcore Barbarians who are at the top 25% of elite monster kills.
  • See the Popular Builds and Skills overview for full details on this data.
Barbarian Lower 75% Build #1
This build is used by 2.46% of the Lower 75% of Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 10.48%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Call of the Ancients - Together as One Ruthless
Hammer of the Ancients - Smash Nerves of Steel
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Berserker Rage
Furious Charge - Merciless Assault Rampage
War Cry - Veteran's Warning
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Build Variant #1A (1.55%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Build Variant #1B (1.29%)
Weapons Master replaces Nerves of Steel
Build Variant #1C (1.22%)
Brawler replaces Nerves of Steel
Build Variant #1D (0.73%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Brawler replaces Nerves of Steel
Build Variant #1E (0.71%)
Brawler replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #1F (0.68%)
Brawler replaces Rampage
Build Variant #1G (0.59%)
Brawler replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #1H (0.44%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Brawler replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #1I (0.43%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Brawler replaces Rampage
Build Variant #1J (0.38%)
Weapons Master replaces Berserker Rage
Barbarian Top 25% Build #1
This build is used by 2.26% of the Top 25% of Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 9.81%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Call of the Ancients - Together as One Ruthless
Hammer of the Ancients - Smash Nerves of Steel
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Berserker Rage
Furious Charge - Merciless Assault Rampage
War Cry - Veteran's Warning
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Build Variant #1A (1.48%)
Brawler replaces Nerves of Steel
Build Variant #1B (1.22%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Build Variant #1C (1.08%)
Brawler replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #1D (0.76%)
Brawler replaces Rampage
Build Variant #1E (0.72%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Brawler replaces Nerves of Steel
Build Variant #1F (0.66%)
Brawler replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #1G (0.48%)
Weapons Master replaces Nerves of Steel
Build Variant #1H (0.41%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Brawler replaces Rampage
Build Variant #1I (0.38%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Brawler replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #1J (0.36%)
Bloodthirst replaces Nerves of Steel
Barbarian Lower 75% Build #2
This build is used by 0.49% of the Lower 75% of Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 2.19%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Ruthless
Furious Charge - Merciless Assault Weapons Master
War Cry - Charge! Boon of Bul-Kathos
Whirlwind - Blood Funnel Rampage
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Sprint - Marathon
Build Variant #2A (0.38%)
Sprint - Forced March replaces Marathon
Build Variant #2B (0.31%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Charge!
Build Variant #2C (0.30%)
War Cry - Veteran's Warning replaces Charge!
Build Variant #2D (0.14%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Charge!
Berserker Rage replaces Boon of Bul-Kathos
Build Variant #2E (0.14%)
War Cry - Veteran's Warning replaces Charge!
Berserker Rage replaces Boon of Bul-Kathos
Build Variant #2F (0.11%)
War Cry - Veteran's Warning replaces Charge!
Berserker Rage replaces Weapons Master
Build Variant #2G (0.08%)
Berserker Rage replaces Weapons Master
Build Variant #2H (0.08%)
Berserker Rage replaces Boon of Bul-Kathos
Build Variant #2I (0.08%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Charge!
Berserker Rage replaces Weapons Master
Build Variant #2J (0.08%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Charge!
Brawler replaces Boon of Bul-Kathos
Barbarian Lower 75% Build #3
This build is used by 0.39% of the Lower 75% of Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.86%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Rend - Mutilate Nerves of Steel
War Cry - Veteran's Warning Weapons Master
Ignore Pain - Mob Rule Superstition
Threatening Shout - Falter Relentless
Ancient Spear - Harpoon
Whirlwind - Blood Funnel
Build Variant #3A (0.25%)
Whirlwind - Hurricane replaces Blood Funnel
Build Variant #3B (0.22%)
Whirlwind - Hurricane replaces Blood Funnel
Tough as Nails replaces Relentless
Build Variant #3C (0.15%)
Tough as Nails replaces Relentless
Build Variant #3D (0.15%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Whirlwind - Hurricane replaces Blood Funnel
Tough as Nails replaces Relentless
Build Variant #3E (0.15%)
Whirlwind - Hurricane replaces Blood Funnel
Inspiring Presence replaces Relentless
Build Variant #3F (0.14%)
Whirlwind - Hurricane replaces Blood Funnel
Inspiring Presence replaces Relentless
Tough as Nails replaces Superstition
Build Variant #3G (0.11%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Whirlwind - Hurricane replaces Blood Funnel
Build Variant #3H (0.11%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Build Variant #3I (0.10%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Tough as Nails replaces Relentless
Build Variant #3J (0.09%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Whirlwind - Hurricane replaces Blood Funnel
Inspiring Presence replaces Relentless
Barbarian Top 25% Build #3
This build is used by 0.38% of the Top 25% of Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 2.10%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Ruthless
Furious Charge - Merciless Assault Weapons Master
War Cry - Impunity Boon of Bul-Kathos
Whirlwind - Blood Funnel Rampage
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Sprint - Marathon
Build Variant #3A (0.31%)
War Cry - Charge! replaces Impunity
Build Variant #3B (0.28%)
War Cry - Veteran's Warning replaces Impunity
Build Variant #3C (0.26%)
Berserker Rage replaces Boon of Bul-Kathos
Build Variant #3D (0.18%)
Nerves of Steel replaces Boon of Bul-Kathos
Build Variant #3E (0.17%)
War Cry - Veteran's Warning replaces Impunity
Berserker Rage replaces Boon of Bul-Kathos
Build Variant #3F (0.11%)
War Cry - Charge! replaces Impunity
Berserker Rage replaces Boon of Bul-Kathos
Build Variant #3G (0.11%)
Berserker Rage replaces Weapons Master
Build Variant #3H (0.10%)
War Cry - Veteran's Warning replaces Impunity
Berserker Rage replaces Weapons Master
Build Variant #3I (0.10%)
Berserker Rage replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #3J (0.10%)
War Cry - Charge! replaces Impunity
Berserker Rage replaces Weapons Master
Barbarian Top 25% Build #4
This build is used by 0.36% of the Top 25% of Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 2.73%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Call of the Ancients - Together as One Ruthless
Hammer of the Ancients - Smash Superstition
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Berserker Rage
Furious Charge - Merciless Assault Rampage
War Cry - Veteran's Warning
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Build Variant #4A (0.34%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Brawler replaces Ruthless
Nerves of Steel replaces Superstition
Build Variant #4B (0.31%)
Bloodthirst replaces Berserker Rage
Nerves of Steel replaces Superstition
Build Variant #4C (0.31%)
Nerves of Steel replaces Berserker Rage
Weapons Master replaces Superstition
Build Variant #4D (0.22%)
Bloodthirst replaces Rampage
Nerves of Steel replaces Superstition
Build Variant #4E (0.22%)
Nerves of Steel replaces Rampage
Weapons Master replaces Superstition
Build Variant #4F (0.21%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Bloodthirst replaces Superstition
Build Variant #4G (0.20%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Build Variant #4H (0.19%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Weapons Master replaces Superstition
Build Variant #4I (0.19%)
Nerves of Steel replaces Berserker Rage
Relentless replaces Superstition
Build Variant #4J (0.18%)
Relentless replaces Superstition
Barbarian Lower 75% Build #5
This build is used by 0.37% of the Lower 75% of Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 2.62%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Call of the Ancients - Together as One Ruthless
Hammer of the Ancients - Smash Weapons Master
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Berserker Rage
Furious Charge - Merciless Assault Rampage
War Cry - Impunity
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Build Variant #5A (0.35%)
Brawler replaces Ruthless
Nerves of Steel replaces Weapons Master
Build Variant #5B (0.26%)
War Cry - Veteran's Warning replaces Impunity
Superstition replaces Weapons Master
Build Variant #5C (0.26%)
War Cry - Veteran's Warning replaces Impunity
Nerves of Steel replaces Rampage
Build Variant #5D (0.23%)
War Cry - Veteran's Warning replaces Impunity
Nerves of Steel replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #5E (0.23%)
War Cry - Veteran's Warning replaces Impunity
Bloodthirst replaces Berserker Rage
Nerves of Steel replaces Weapons Master
Build Variant #5F (0.21%)
War Cry - Veteran's Warning replaces Impunity
Bloodthirst replaces Weapons Master
Build Variant #5G (0.20%)
Superstition replaces Weapons Master
Build Variant #5H (0.18%)
Nerves of Steel replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #5I (0.17%)
Nerves of Steel replaces Rampage
Build Variant #5J (0.16%)
War Cry - Veteran's Warning replaces Impunity
Nerves of Steel replaces Rampage
Superstition replaces Weapons Master
Barbarian Top 25% Build #5
This build is used by 0.25% of the Top 25% of Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.10%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Ruthless
War Cry - Veteran's Warning Berserker Rage
Ignore Pain - Ignorance is Bliss Boon of Bul-Kathos
Threatening Shout - Demoralize Rampage
Whirlwind - Blood Funnel
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Build Variant #5A (0.13%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Threatening Shout - Falter replaces Demoralize
Build Variant #5B (0.11%)
Nerves of Steel replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #5C (0.10%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Build Variant #5D (0.10%)
Brawler replaces Boon of Bul-Kathos
Build Variant #5E (0.09%)
Brawler replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #5F (0.08%)
Threatening Shout - Falter replaces Demoralize
Build Variant #5G (0.06%)
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Threatening Shout - Falter replaces Demoralize
Build Variant #5H (0.06%)
Nerves of Steel replaces Rampage
Build Variant #5I (0.06%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Threatening Shout - Falter replaces Demoralize
Build Variant #5J (0.06%)
Brawler replaces Rampage

Barbarian Hardcore Builds in Reaper of Souls

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  • These are the most popular hardcore Barbarian builds. The charts are updated daily from data of the hardcore level 70 Diablo III Barbarians active in patch 2.3.
  • The charts list the 4 most popular hardcore Barbarian builds and the percentage of the characters who are using that particular build. It also lists 10 build variants. These are builds which use the same active skills as the primary build, but with small differences in the passive skills or runes.
  • See the Popular Builds and Skills overview for full details on this data.
Barbarian Hardcore Build #2
This build is used by 0.47% of hardcore Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 2.04%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Ruthless
War Cry - Veteran's Warning Nerves of Steel
Ignore Pain - Ignorance is Bliss Boon of Bul-Kathos
Threatening Shout - Demoralize Rampage
Whirlwind - Blood Funnel
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Build Variant #2A (0.25%)
Threatening Shout - Falter replaces Demoralize
Build Variant #2B (0.23%)
Berserker Rage replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #2C (0.19%)
Berserker Rage replaces Rampage
Build Variant #2D (0.19%)
Berserker Rage replaces Boon of Bul-Kathos
Build Variant #2E (0.15%)
Threatening Shout - Falter replaces Demoralize
Berserker Rage replaces Rampage
Build Variant #2F (0.12%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Build Variant #2G (0.12%)
Berserker Rage replaces Nerves of Steel
Build Variant #2H (0.11%)
Threatening Shout - Falter replaces Demoralize
Berserker Rage replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #2I (0.11%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Threatening Shout - Falter replaces Demoralize
Build Variant #2J (0.10%)
Threatening Shout - Falter replaces Demoralize
Berserker Rage replaces Boon of Bul-Kathos
Barbarian Hardcore Build #4
This build is used by 0.23% of hardcore Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 2.11%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Call of the Ancients - Together as One Nerves of Steel
Hammer of the Ancients - Smash Bloodthirst
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Berserker Rage
Furious Charge - Merciless Assault Rampage
War Cry - Veteran's Warning
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Build Variant #4A (0.22%)
Weapons Master replaces Bloodthirst
Build Variant #4B (0.22%)
Ruthless replaces Berserker Rage
Superstition replaces Bloodthirst
Build Variant #4C (0.22%)
Ruthless replaces Berserker Rage
Weapons Master replaces Bloodthirst
Build Variant #4D (0.21%)
Ruthless replaces Bloodthirst
Weapons Master replaces Rampage
Build Variant #4E (0.19%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Superstition replaces Bloodthirst
Build Variant #4F (0.17%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Ruthless replaces Berserker Rage
Superstition replaces Bloodthirst
Build Variant #4G (0.17%)
Ruthless replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #4H (0.17%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Ruthless replaces Bloodthirst
Superstition replaces Rampage
Build Variant #4I (0.16%)
War Cry - Impunity replaces Veteran's Warning
Brawler replaces Bloodthirst
Ruthless replaces Nerves of Steel
Build Variant #4J (0.15%)
Ruthless replaces Rampage
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