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 2.2, 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 2.2 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: May 22, 2015
Active Skills - Lower 75%
Active SkillsPercent
1Wrath of the Berserker87.25
2Battle Rage84.90
3War Cry73.17
4Whirlwind70.41
5Call of the Ancients69.60
6Sprint40.81
7Rend38.45
8Furious Charge29.72
9Frenzy23.83
10Ignore Pain17.47
11Overpower9.47
12Ground Stomp8.62
13Bash8.61
14Leap7.38
15Earthquake6.71
16Hammer of the Ancients5.15
17Avalanche3.87
18Cleave3.78
19Seismic Slam3.04
20Threatening Shout2.59
21Weapon Throw2.37
22Ancient Spear1.43
23Revenge1.34
Active Skills - Top 25%
Active SkillsPercent
1Wrath of the Berserker93.32
2Battle Rage92.29
3War Cry73.85
4Call of the Ancients73.04
5Whirlwind66.14
6Sprint40.40
7Rend34.95
8Furious Charge34.64
9Ignore Pain21.13
10Frenzy19.21
11Overpower10.94
12Ground Stomp8.02
13Bash6.34
14Leap5.18
15Earthquake4.43
16Hammer of the Ancients4.17
17Seismic Slam2.27
18Threatening Shout2.06
19Avalanche1.92
20Weapon Throw1.78
21Ancient Spear1.76
22Cleave1.64
23Revenge0.47
Hardcore Active Skills
Active SkillsPercent
1War Cry86.31
2Wrath of the Berserker84.68
3Whirlwind79.16
4Battle Rage78.59
5Call of the Ancients78.11
6Rend41.58
7Sprint31.51
8Furious Charge23.28
9Frenzy20.38
10Ignore Pain18.18
11Leap11.15
12Ground Stomp6.50
13Overpower6.18
14Bash5.92
15Earthquake5.70
16Cleave4.89
17Hammer of the Ancients4.28
18Threatening Shout2.83
19Avalanche2.76
20Seismic Slam2.73
21Weapon Throw2.26
22Revenge1.65
23Ancient Spear1.37

Barbarian Passive Skills in Reaper of Souls

  • These charts list the most popular Diablo III Barbarian passive skills by level 70 Barbarians in patch 2.2 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
1Rampage77.54
2Ruthless62.71
3Berserker Rage44.99
4Weapons Master41.68
5Boon of Bul-Kathos31.81
6Unforgiving29.35
7Nerves of Steel28.65
8Brawler26.79
9Superstition21.26
10Bloodthirst9.61
11Tough as Nails8.58
12Animosity7.76
13Relentless3.68
14Inspiring Presence2.15
15Earthen Might1.87
16Juggernaut0.74
17Pound of Flesh0.35
18No Escape0.27
19Sword and Board0.20
Passive Skills - Top 25%
Passive SkillsPercent
1Rampage80.66
2Ruthless72.37
3Berserker Rage54.83
4Weapons Master40.99
5Boon of Bul-Kathos37.09
6Brawler27.46
7Nerves of Steel25.57
8Superstition19.59
9Unforgiving18.08
10Bloodthirst6.75
11Tough as Nails6.09
12Animosity4.61
13Relentless2.73
14Earthen Might1.38
15Inspiring Presence1.07
16Juggernaut0.41
17No Escape0.15
18Pound of Flesh0.09
19Sword and Board0.06
Hardcore Passive Skills
Passive SkillsPercent
1Nerves of Steel82.27
2Rampage63.20
3Superstition41.63
4Ruthless37.56
5Unforgiving32.56
6Weapons Master32.31
7Berserker Rage26.02
8Boon of Bul-Kathos23.03
9Tough as Nails16.05
10Brawler14.99
11Relentless8.06
12Bloodthirst6.67
13Inspiring Presence6.51
14Animosity4.56
15Juggernaut2.88
16Earthen Might1.04
17Pound of Flesh0.24
18No Escape0.22
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 2.2.
  • 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 1.56% of the Lower 75% of Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 3.62%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Rend - Bloodbath Ruthless
Call of the Ancients - Ancients' Fury Nerves of Steel
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Berserker Rage
War Cry - Impunity Rampage
Whirlwind - Blood Funnel
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Build Variant #1A (0.34%)
Weapons Master replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #1B (0.29%)
Brawler replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #1C (0.29%)
Weapons Master replaces Nerves of Steel
Build Variant #1D (0.26%)
Battle Rage - Swords to Ploughshares replaces Bloodshed
Build Variant #1E (0.17%)
Rend - Mutilate replaces Bloodbath
Build Variant #1F (0.16%)
Superstition replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #1G (0.16%)
Rend - Blood Lust replaces Bloodbath
Build Variant #1H (0.14%)
Brawler replaces Nerves of Steel
Build Variant #1I (0.13%)
Battle Rage - Swords to Ploughshares replaces Bloodshed
Weapons Master replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #1J (0.12%)
Battle Rage - Marauder's Rage replaces Bloodshed
Bloodthirst replaces Berserker Rage
Weapons Master replaces Nerves of Steel
Barbarian Top 25% Build #1
This build is used by 1.50% of the Top 25% of Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 4.47%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Rend - Bloodbath Ruthless
Call of the Ancients - Ancients' Fury Nerves of Steel
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Berserker Rage
War Cry - Impunity Rampage
Whirlwind - Blood Funnel
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Build Variant #1A (0.50%)
Weapons Master replaces Nerves of Steel
Build Variant #1B (0.42%)
Battle Rage - Swords to Ploughshares replaces Bloodshed
Build Variant #1C (0.41%)
Brawler replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #1D (0.37%)
Weapons Master replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #1E (0.32%)
Rend - Mutilate replaces Bloodbath
Build Variant #1F (0.29%)
Brawler replaces Nerves of Steel
Build Variant #1G (0.18%)
Superstition replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #1H (0.17%)
Rend - Blood Lust replaces Bloodbath
Build Variant #1I (0.17%)
Battle Rage - Swords to Ploughshares replaces Bloodshed
Brawler replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #1J (0.14%)
Battle Rage - Swords to Ploughshares replaces Bloodshed
Weapons Master replaces Berserker Rage
Barbarian Lower 75% Build #2
This build is used by 0.36% of the Lower 75% of Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.02%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Call of the Ancients - The Council Rises Ruthless
Frenzy - Maniac Berserker Rage
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Boon of Bul-Kathos
Furious Charge - Battering Ram Rampage
Ignore Pain - Ignorance is Bliss
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Build Variant #2A (0.23%)
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Build Variant #2B (0.12%)
Furious Charge - Merciless Assault replaces Battering Ram
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Build Variant #2C (0.08%)
Furious Charge - Merciless Assault replaces Battering Ram
Build Variant #2D (0.04%)
Superstition replaces Rampage
Build Variant #2E (0.04%)
Furious Charge - Stamina replaces Battering Ram
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Build Variant #2F (0.03%)
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Bloodthirst replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #2G (0.03%)
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Superstition replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #2H (0.03%)
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Brawler replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #2I (0.03%)
Furious Charge - Stamina replaces Battering Ram
Build Variant #2J (0.03%)
Superstition replaces Ruthless
Barbarian Top 25% Build #2
This build is used by 0.42% of the Top 25% of Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.17%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Call of the Ancients - The Council Rises Ruthless
Frenzy - Maniac Berserker Rage
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Boon of Bul-Kathos
Furious Charge - Battering Ram Rampage
Ignore Pain - Ignorance is Bliss
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Build Variant #2A (0.30%)
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Build Variant #2B (0.09%)
Furious Charge - Merciless Assault replaces Battering Ram
Build Variant #2C (0.08%)
Furious Charge - Merciless Assault replaces Battering Ram
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Build Variant #2D (0.06%)
Superstition replaces Rampage
Build Variant #2E (0.04%)
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Superstition replaces Rampage
Build Variant #2F (0.04%)
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Superstition replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #2G (0.04%)
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Brawler replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #2H (0.04%)
Furious Charge - Stamina replaces Battering Ram
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Build Variant #2I (0.03%)
Ignore Pain - Contempt for Weakness replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Build Variant #2J (0.03%)
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Bloodthirst replaces Berserker Rage
Barbarian Lower 75% Build #3
This build is used by 0.22% of the Lower 75% of Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 0.96%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Call of the Ancients - The Council Rises Ruthless
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Berserker Rage
Furious Charge - Stamina Boon of Bul-Kathos
War Cry - Impunity Rampage
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Sprint - Run Like the Wind
Build Variant #3A (0.19%)
Furious Charge - Merciless Assault replaces Stamina
Build Variant #3B (0.15%)
Furious Charge - Merciless Assault replaces Stamina
Sprint - Marathon replaces Run Like the Wind
Build Variant #3C (0.11%)
Furious Charge - Battering Ram replaces Stamina
Build Variant #3D (0.10%)
Furious Charge - Battering Ram replaces Stamina
Sprint - Marathon replaces Run Like the Wind
Build Variant #3E (0.05%)
War Cry - Invigorate replaces Impunity
Build Variant #3F (0.05%)
Sprint - Marathon replaces Run Like the Wind
Build Variant #3G (0.03%)
Furious Charge - Merciless Assault replaces Stamina
Sprint - Forced March replaces Run Like the Wind
Build Variant #3H (0.02%)
Furious Charge - Battering Ram replaces Stamina
Sprint - Forced March replaces Run Like the Wind
Build Variant #3I (0.02%)
Furious Charge - Battering Ram replaces Stamina
Sprint - Marathon replaces Run Like the Wind
Brawler replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #3J (0.02%)
Call of the Ancients - Together as One replaces The Council Rises
Furious Charge - Merciless Assault replaces Stamina
Sprint - Marathon replaces Run Like the Wind
Barbarian Top 25% Build #3
This build is used by 0.39% of the Top 25% of Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.42%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Call of the Ancients - The Council Rises Ruthless
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Berserker Rage
Furious Charge - Merciless Assault Boon of Bul-Kathos
Ignore Pain - Ignorance is Bliss Rampage
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Ground Stomp - Wrenching Smash
Build Variant #3A (0.25%)
Furious Charge - Stamina replaces Merciless Assault
Build Variant #3B (0.20%)
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Build Variant #3C (0.15%)
Furious Charge - Stamina replaces Merciless Assault
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Build Variant #3D (0.14%)
Furious Charge - Battering Ram replaces Merciless Assault
Build Variant #3E (0.12%)
Furious Charge - Battering Ram replaces Merciless Assault
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Build Variant #3F (0.07%)
Call of the Ancients - Together as One replaces The Council Rises
Build Variant #3G (0.04%)
Call of the Ancients - Together as One replaces The Council Rises
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Build Variant #3H (0.02%)
Call of the Ancients - Together as One replaces The Council Rises
Furious Charge - Stamina replaces Merciless Assault
Build Variant #3I (0.02%)
Call of the Ancients - Together as One replaces The Council Rises
Furious Charge - Battering Ram replaces Merciless Assault
Build Variant #3J (0.02%)
Brawler replaces Boon of Bul-Kathos
Barbarian Top 25% Build #4
This build is used by 0.37% of the Top 25% of Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.98%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Call of the Ancients - The Council Rises Ruthless
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Berserker Rage
Furious Charge - Merciless Assault Boon of Bul-Kathos
War Cry - Impunity Rampage
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Sprint - Run Like the Wind
Build Variant #4A (0.37%)
Furious Charge - Stamina replaces Merciless Assault
Build Variant #4B (0.36%)
Sprint - Marathon replaces Run Like the Wind
Build Variant #4C (0.23%)
Furious Charge - Battering Ram replaces Merciless Assault
Sprint - Marathon replaces Run Like the Wind
Build Variant #4D (0.17%)
Furious Charge - Stamina replaces Merciless Assault
Sprint - Marathon replaces Run Like the Wind
Build Variant #4E (0.15%)
Furious Charge - Battering Ram replaces Merciless Assault
Build Variant #4F (0.08%)
Furious Charge - Battering Ram replaces Merciless Assault
Sprint - Marathon replaces Run Like the Wind
Brawler replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #4G (0.07%)
Furious Charge - Stamina replaces Merciless Assault
War Cry - Invigorate replaces Impunity
Build Variant #4H (0.06%)
Sprint - Forced March replaces Run Like the Wind
Build Variant #4I (0.06%)
Sprint - Marathon replaces Run Like the Wind
Brawler replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #4J (0.06%)
Sprint - Marathon replaces Run Like the Wind
Brawler replaces Boon of Bul-Kathos
Barbarian Lower 75% Build #5
This build is used by 0.19% of the Lower 75% of Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 0.74%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Call of the Ancients - The Council Rises Ruthless
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Berserker Rage
Furious Charge - Merciless Assault Boon of Bul-Kathos
Ignore Pain - Ignorance is Bliss Rampage
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Ground Stomp - Wrenching Smash
Build Variant #5A (0.12%)
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Build Variant #5B (0.12%)
Furious Charge - Stamina replaces Merciless Assault
Build Variant #5C (0.09%)
Furious Charge - Stamina replaces Merciless Assault
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Build Variant #5D (0.07%)
Furious Charge - Battering Ram replaces Merciless Assault
Build Variant #5E (0.07%)
Furious Charge - Battering Ram replaces Merciless Assault
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Build Variant #5F (0.03%)
Call of the Ancients - Together as One replaces The Council Rises
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Build Variant #5G (0.02%)
Call of the Ancients - Together as One replaces The Council Rises
Build Variant #5H (0.01%)
Call of the Ancients - Together as One replaces The Council Rises
Weapons Master replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #5I (0.01%)
Ignore Pain - Contempt for Weakness replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Build Variant #5J (0.01%)
Ignore Pain - Iron Hide replaces Ignorance is Bliss
Brawler replaces Ruthless

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 2.2.
  • 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 #1
This build is used by 0.35% of hardcore Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.13%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Rend - Bloodbath Ruthless
Call of the Ancients - Ancients' Fury Nerves of Steel
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Berserker Rage
War Cry - Impunity Rampage
Whirlwind - Blood Funnel
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Build Variant #1A (0.14%)
Weapons Master replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #1B (0.09%)
Battle Rage - Swords to Ploughshares replaces Bloodshed
Build Variant #1C (0.09%)
Battle Rage - Swords to Ploughshares replaces Bloodshed
Weapons Master replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #1D (0.08%)
Superstition replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #1E (0.07%)
Rend - Blood Lust replaces Bloodbath
Weapons Master replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #1F (0.07%)
Weapons Master replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #1G (0.06%)
Unforgiving replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #1H (0.06%)
Superstition replaces Berserker Rage
Weapons Master replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #1I (0.06%)
Call of the Ancients - Together as One replaces Ancients' Fury
Whirlwind - Wind Shear replaces Blood Funnel
Weapons Master replaces Berserker Rage
Build Variant #1J (0.06%)
Rend - Blood Lust replaces Bloodbath
Battle Rage - Swords to Ploughshares replaces Bloodshed
Superstition replaces Berserker Rage
Barbarian Hardcore Build #2
This build is used by 0.21% of hardcore Barbarians. Including the Build Variants, it is used by 1.03%.
Active Skills Passive Skills
Call of the Ancients - Together as One Ruthless
Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity Nerves of Steel
War Cry - Impunity Brawler
Whirlwind - Wind Shear Rampage
Battle Rage - Bloodshed
Sprint - Marathon
Build Variant #2A (0.13%)
Weapons Master replaces Brawler
Build Variant #2B (0.12%)
Berserker Rage replaces Brawler
Build Variant #2C (0.10%)
Battle Rage - Swords to Ploughshares replaces Bloodshed
Weapons Master replaces Brawler
Build Variant #2D (0.08%)
Battle Rage - Swords to Ploughshares replaces Bloodshed
Unforgiving replaces Brawler
Build Variant #2E (0.07%)
Unforgiving replaces Brawler
Build Variant #2F (0.07%)
Berserker Rage replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #2G (0.07%)
Battle Rage - Swords to Ploughshares replaces Bloodshed
Build Variant #2H (0.06%)
Unforgiving replaces Brawler
Weapons Master replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #2I (0.06%)
Berserker Rage replaces Brawler
Weapons Master replaces Ruthless
Build Variant #2J (0.06%)
Call of the Ancients - Ancients' Fury replaces Together as One
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