Best Barbarian Legendary and Set Items

The most popular Barbarian armor, weapons, and Legendary gems at level 70

  • This guide has the most popular armor, weapons, and Legendary gems used by Barbarians in Diablo III, with the best in slot Barbarian items ranked by popularity.
  • The charts are generated from the data of more than 6 million Diablo III characters. They list the most powerful Barbarian Legendary and Set items, that are being used by level 70 Barbarians during Patch 2.3.
  • This gear guide shows the equipment worn by the level 70 Barbarians who are actively playing in Reaper of Souls during patch 2.3. For each weapon and armor slot, there are charts of three groups of Barbarians:
    1. The softcore Barbarians who are in the bottom 75% of elite monster kills.
    2. The softcore Barbarians who are in the top 25% of elite monster kills.
    3. Hardcore Barbarians, regardless of elite monster kills.
  • Each chart shows the best Barbarian items for a specific item slot. The most used Barbarian Legendary and Set items are listed in order of their popularity, and the percentage of Rare items used is at the bottom of the list. This guide shows the most useful gear for level 70 Diablo III PC Barbarians, and those in the console Ultimate Evil Edition on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. These are the top Barbarian items, used for end-game level 70 content like running Nephalem Rifts and Greater Rifts in Adventure Mode, or farming Paragon Levels along with Ancient Legendary and Set items.
  • This best in slot Barbarian gear guide has all the top gear just for Barbarians, most of which is dropping now. Any items marked as (Legacy) are older editions that no longer drop. See the Best Legendary and Set Items overview for more information about the Legendary editions, and for charts of the top items across all the classes combined.
  • The Most Popular Barbarian Builds and Skills charts reflect the Barbarian skills and builds that are used with this elite gear.
Charts Last Updated: June 27, 2016

Barbarian Legendary Gems

  • These charts list the Barbarian Legendary gem popularity for level 70 Barbarians in patch 2.3. They include the Barbarians who are at the top of the Barbarian Greater Rift leaderboards.
  • Select any Legendary gem to see more details about it.
  • The Legendary Gems guide has data for Legendary gem popularity across all the Diablo III classes, and info on how to obtain and upgrade the Legendary gems.

Best Barbarian Armor

Looking for great Barbarian builds? See the Most Popular Barbarian Builds and Skills for all the top Barbarian build choices!
  • These are charts of the most popular Barbarian armor, for each armor and jewelry slot on level 70 Barbarians who are actively playing in Reaper of Souls during patch 2.3.
  • The armor listed includes the best Set Barbarian armor pieces, and the slots where Legendary and Rare armor items are used. These Barbarian best in slot (BiS) armor items are ranked by popularity.

Barbarian Helms

  • These charts list the most popular Helm items used by level 70 Barbarians, worn in the Head slot.

Barbarian Shoulders

  • These charts list the most popular Shoulder items used by level 70 Barbarians.

Barbarian Amulets

  • These charts list the most popular Amulet items used by level 70 Barbarians, worn in the Neck slot.

Barbarian Chests

  • These charts list the most popular Chest items used by level 70 Barbarians, worn in the Torso slot.

Barbarian Gloves

  • These charts list the most popular Gloves used by level 70 Barbarians, worn in the Hands slot.

Barbarian Bracers

  • These charts list the most popular Bracers used by level 70 Barbarians, worn in the Wrists slot.

Barbarian Rings

  • These charts list the most popular Rings used by level 70 Barbarians, worn in the two Finger slots.
  • Important Note: Unlike the statistics for the other item slots, the percentage for Rings does not add up to 100%. That is because there are two Finger slots on a Diablo III character, and only the Legendary and Set rings used are displayed in these charts. The Finger slots that aren't using these rings have Rare rings equipped instead.

Barbarian Belts

  • These charts list the most popular Belt items used by level 70 Barbarians, worn in the Waist slot.

Barbarian Pants

  • These charts list the most popular Pants used by level 70 Barbarians, worn in the Legs slot.

Barbarian Boots

  • These charts list the most popular Boots used by level 70 Barbarians, worn in the Feet slot.

Best Barbarian Weapons

  • These charts list the most popular Barbarian weapons and off-hands used by level 70 Barbarians in Reaper of Souls during patch 2.3.
  • The first two sets of charts list the weapon types and off-hand types that are most popular with level 70 Barbarians. The weapon charts below that list the best Barbarian weapons in patch 2.3. The best in slot Barbarian Legendary and Set weapons weapons are listed by popularity.

Barbarian Main Hand Weapon Types

  • These charts list the most popular weapon types that Barbarians equip in their main hand. The display at the top of the charts shows how many Barbarians use One-Handed weapons versus Two-Handed weapons.
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Barbarians
One-Handed usage47.3%
Two-Handed usage52.7%
Weapon TypePercent
Mighty Weapon40.9%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon40.8%
Two-Handed Sword5.4%
Two-Handed Mace3.7%
Sword3.2%
Two-Handed Axe1.7%
Mace1.5%
Two-Handed Polearm1.2%
Axe0.8%
Dagger0.6%
Spear0.2%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
One-Handed usage51.0%
Two-Handed usage49.0%
Weapon TypePercent
Mighty Weapon45.5%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon39.5%
Two-Handed Mace4.6%
Two-Handed Sword3.4%
Sword2.6%
Mace1.7%
Two-Handed Polearm1.0%
Axe0.7%
Two-Handed Axe0.5%
Dagger0.4%
Spear0.1%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
One-Handed usage47.2%
Two-Handed usage52.8%
Weapon TypePercent
Mighty Weapon39.7%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon38.7%
Two-Handed Sword6.5%
Sword4.0%
Two-Handed Mace3.7%
Two-Handed Axe2.4%
Mace1.5%
Two-Handed Polearm1.4%
Axe1.2%
Dagger0.5%
Spear0.4%

Barbarian Off-Hand Types

  • These charts show the types of items that Barbarians equip at level 70 in their Off-Hand slot, if they have something in that slot.
Off-Hand Types
Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-Hand TypePercent
Mighty Weapon86.2%
Sword5.5%
Mace3.2%
Shield2.1%
Axe1.7%
Dagger0.8%
Spear0.5%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-Hand TypePercent
Mighty Weapon89.6%
Sword4.7%
Mace3.0%
Axe1.3%
Shield0.8%
Dagger0.4%
Spear0.2%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Off-Hand TypePercent
Mighty Weapon82.8%
Shield6.2%
Sword5.6%
Mace2.4%
Axe1.7%
Dagger0.7%
Spear0.6%

Barbarian One-Handed Weapons

  • These charts list the One-Handed weapon items that Barbarians equip at level 70 in their main hand, of the Barbarians who are using One-Handed weapons.
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Barbarians
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood45.2%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow39.8%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker1.4%
Solanium0.8%
The Burning Axe of Sankis0.7%
Pig Sticker0.7%
Sun Keeper0.6%
Dishonored Legacy0.5%
Shard of Hate0.5%
Devastator0.5%
Mad Monarch's Scepter0.4%
The Slanderer0.4%
Little Rogue0.4%
Born's Furious Wrath0.4%
Other Legendary & Set7.5%
Rare One-Hand Weapons0.2%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood46.4%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow42.6%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker1.3%
Sun Keeper1.0%
The Burning Axe of Sankis0.9%
Devastator0.8%
Solanium0.5%
Shard of Hate0.5%
Odyn Son0.5%
Pig Sticker0.5%
Little Rogue0.4%
The Slanderer0.4%
Mad Monarch's Scepter0.3%
Fulminator (Legacy)0.3%
Doombringer0.2%
Other Legendary & Set2.8%
Rare One-Hand Weapons0.6%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood43.1%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow37.2%
Dishonored Legacy1.6%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker1.5%
Born's Furious Wrath0.6%
Odyn Son0.5%
Mad Monarch's Scepter0.5%
Shard of Hate0.5%
Sun Keeper0.5%
Sever0.5%
Hallowed Nemesis0.5%
Devil Tongue0.4%
The Burning Axe of Sankis0.4%
Blade of the Warlord0.4%
Other Legendary & Set9.5%
Rare One-Hand Weapons2.3%

Barbarian Two-Handed Weapons

  • These charts list the Two-Handed weapon items that Barbarians equip at level 70, of the Barbarians who use Two-Handed weapons.
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Barbarians
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Gavel of Judgment47.5%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker25.2%
The Furnace3.7%
Maximus2.8%
Fury of the Vanished Peak2.6%
Heart Slaughter1.1%
Scourge1.1%
Blackguard1.0%
Sledge of Athskeleng0.9%
Corrupted Ashbringer0.8%
Warmonger0.8%
Bastion's Revered0.8%
The Grandfather0.8%
Stalgard's Decimator0.8%
Other Legendary & Set9.2%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons0.9%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Gavel of Judgment48.9%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker28.4%
The Furnace8.0%
Maximus4.1%
Fury of the Vanished Peak2.5%
Heart Slaughter1.7%
Stalgard's Decimator0.5%
Corrupted Ashbringer0.5%
Blackguard0.4%
Sledge of Athskeleng0.4%
Scourge0.4%
The Grandfather0.4%
Bastion's Revered0.3%
Messerschmidt's Reaver0.3%
Warmonger0.3%
Other Legendary & Set2.9%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons0.0%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Gavel of Judgment33.1%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker32.4%
Fury of the Vanished Peak4.3%
Maximus2.1%
The Furnace1.9%
Scourge1.5%
The Grandfather1.3%
Blackguard1.2%
Bastion's Revered1.1%
Stalgard's Decimator1.1%
Warmonger1.0%
Sledge of Athskeleng1.0%
Corrupted Ashbringer1.0%
Skorn0.9%
Other Legendary & Set12.5%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons3.6%

Barbarian Off-Hand Weapons

  • These charts list the Off-Hand weapons that Barbarians equip at level 70, of the Barbarians who are dual-wielding.
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow46.0%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood40.6%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker0.9%
Solanium0.8%
The Burning Axe of Sankis0.7%
Sun Keeper0.6%
Shard of Hate0.5%
Odyn Son0.5%
Devastator0.4%
The Slanderer0.4%
Little Rogue0.4%
Pig Sticker0.4%
Mad Monarch's Scepter0.3%
Fulminator (Legacy)0.3%
Other Legendary & Set6.5%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons0.7%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow46.7%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood43.1%
The Burning Axe of Sankis1.1%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker0.9%
Devastator0.8%
Sun Keeper0.8%
Shard of Hate0.7%
Solanium0.5%
Odyn Son0.5%
Little Rogue0.4%
The Slanderer0.4%
Fulminator (Legacy)0.3%
In-geom0.3%
Born's Furious Wrath0.2%
Mad Monarch's Scepter0.2%
Other Legendary & Set2.7%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons0.4%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow45.9%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood39.8%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker1.0%
Dishonored Legacy0.7%
Shard of Hate0.6%
Sun Keeper0.5%
The Burning Axe of Sankis0.5%
Odyn Son0.5%
Remorseless0.4%
The Slanderer0.4%
Mad Monarch's Scepter0.4%
Hallowed Breach0.3%
Hallowed Nemesis0.3%
Fulminator0.3%
Other Legendary & Set7.1%
Rare One-Hand Weapons1.3%

Barbarian Off-Hand Holdables

  • These charts list the Holdable items that Barbarians equip the most at level 70, of the Barbarians who are using an Off-Hand that is not a weapon.

Best Overall Barbarian Gear

  • These charts list the most popular Legendary and Set items for Barbarians in Diablo III, in any slot. All the best Barbarian Legendary and Set items are found here, whether they are weapons or armor.
  • The chart on the left shows the Legendary and Set items worn the most by softcore Barbarians in the Lower 75% of Elite Kills. The chart on the right lists that data for the softcore Barbarians who are in the Top 25% of Elite Kills.
Lower 75% Barbarians
ItemSlotPercent
1Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist45.9%
2RestraintFinger44.0%
3FocusFinger43.9%
4Pauldrons of the WastesShoulders43.7%
5Gauntlet of the WastesHands39.3%
6Tasset of the WastesLegs38.7%
7Cuirass of the WastesTorso38.4%
8Sabaton of the WastesFeet38.1%
9Helm of the WastesHead38.1%
10Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso38.0%
11Immortal King's StrideFeet36.7%
12Immortal King's TriumphHead36.4%
13Immortal King's IronsHands36.0%
14Immortal King's StatureLegs35.8%
15Fury of the AncientsShoulders27.9%
16Strongarm BracersWrists27.2%
17The Gavel of JudgmentTwo-Handed25.0%
18Bul-Kathos's Solemn VowOne-Handed21.0%
19Bracers of the First MenWrists19.4%
20Bul-Kathos's Warrior BloodOne-Handed18.5%
21Convention of the ElementsFinger15.5%
22Pride of CassiusWaist14.4%
23Chilanik’s ChainWaist14.0%
24Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger13.8%
25Immortal King's Boulder BreakerTwo-Handed13.2%
ItemSlotPercent
Top 25% Barbarians
ItemSlotPercent
1Pauldrons of the WastesShoulders53.7%
2RestraintFinger50.0%
3FocusFinger50.0%
4Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist49.4%
5Cuirass of the WastesTorso48.4%
6Gauntlet of the WastesHands48.0%
7Tasset of the WastesLegs47.8%
8Sabaton of the WastesFeet47.4%
9Helm of the WastesHead47.2%
10Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso36.6%
11Immortal King's StrideFeet36.3%
12Immortal King's TriumphHead36.0%
13Immortal King's IronsHands35.6%
14Immortal King's StatureLegs33.6%
15Strongarm BracersWrists27.6%
16Fury of the AncientsShoulders26.4%
17The Gavel of JudgmentTwo-Handed23.8%
18Bul-Kathos's Solemn VowOne-Handed23.5%
19Bul-Kathos's Warrior BloodOne-Handed21.6%
20Convention of the ElementsFinger19.3%
21Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger19.0%
22Chilanik’s ChainWaist16.1%
23Pride of CassiusWaist14.5%
24Reaper's WrapsWrists14.3%
25UnityFinger14.0%
ItemSlotPercent
All Hardcore Barbarians
ItemSlotPercent
1Pauldrons of the WastesShoulders49.7%
2Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist49.3%
3Cuirass of the WastesTorso44.0%
4Gauntlet of the WastesHands43.6%
5Tasset of the WastesLegs43.5%
6Helm of the WastesHead43.1%
7Sabaton of the WastesFeet42.4%
8FocusFinger33.5%
9RestraintFinger33.5%
10Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso33.1%
11Immortal King's StrideFeet32.2%
12Immortal King's IronsHands32.2%
13Immortal King's TriumphHead31.5%
14Immortal King's StatureLegs30.8%
15Convention of the ElementsFinger25.3%
16Fury of the AncientsShoulders21.9%
17Bul-Kathos's Solemn VowOne-Handed20.0%
18Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger18.3%
19The Gavel of JudgmentTwo-Handed17.6%
20Bul-Kathos's Warrior BloodOne-Handed17.4%
21Immortal King's Boulder BreakerTwo-Handed17.2%
22Bracers of the First MenWrists15.9%
23Strongarm BracersWrists15.7%
24Reaper's WrapsWrists15.5%
25Pride of CassiusWaist14.6%
ItemSlotPercent
  • This chart lists the most popular Legendary and Set items for all level 70 hardcore Barbarians in Diablo III.
  • Since they must be more cautious when farming for gear, hardcore Barbarians do not gain the same number of Legendary or Set items on average as a softcore Barbarian. Because of this, there are fewer items widely used across level 70 hardcore Barbarians, compared to the Legendary and Set items popular with the softcore Barbarians.
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