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 5 million Diablo III characters. They list the most powerful Barbarian Legendary and Set items used by level 70 Barbarians who are playing in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls.
  • This gear guide shows the equipment worn by the level 70 Barbarians who are actively playing in Reaper of Souls during Patch 2.1.2. 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, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, or Xbox 360. 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.
  • 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 and no longer drop. Some Barbarians use those items as they hunt for new gear, to upgrade from the old equipment of patch 2.0. 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: March 3, 2015

Barbarian Legendary Gems

  • These charts list the Barbarian Legendary gem popularity for level 70 Barbarians. 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

  • These are charts of the most popular Barbarian armor, for each armor and jewelry slot on level 70 Barbarians in Reaper of Souls. They include the best Set Barbarian armor pieces, and the slots where top Legendary and Rare armor items are most often used. The Barbarian best in slot (BiS) armor is listed by popularity.

Barbarian Helms

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

Barbarian Shoulders

  • These are the most popular Shoulder items used by level 70 Barbarians.
Shoulders used by Lower 75%
Softcore Barbarians
ShouldersPercent
Vile Ward37.5%
Raekor’s Burden17.8%
Spires of the Earth16.9%
Aughild's Power9.1%
Spaulders of Zakara2.7%
Pauldrons of the Skeleton King1.9%
Death Watch Mantle1.7%
Burden of the Invoker1.5%
Profane Pauldrons1.4%
Asheara's Custodian1.4%
Homing Pads1.2%
Born's Privilege1.1%
Vile Ward (Legacy)0.8%
Corruption0.7%
Other Legendary & Set0.6%
Rare Shoulders3.7%
Shoulders used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
ShouldersPercent
Vile Ward60.3%
Raekor’s Burden12.8%
Spires of the Earth12.6%
Aughild's Power7.5%
Spaulders of Zakara1.4%
Asheara's Custodian0.7%
Death Watch Mantle0.7%
Pauldrons of the Skeleton King0.6%
Profane Pauldrons0.6%
Homing Pads0.5%
Burden of the Invoker0.4%
Born's Privilege0.4%
Vile Ward (Legacy)0.3%
Corruption0.2%
Other Legendary & Set0.1%
Rare Shoulders0.90000000000001%

Barbarian Amulets

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

Barbarian Chests

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

Barbarian Gloves

  • These are the most popular Gloves used by level 70 Barbarians, worn in the Hands slot.
Gloves used by Lower 75%
Softcore Barbarians
GlovesPercent
Raekor’s Wraps47.9%
Immortal King's Irons13.6%
Pull of the Earth13.3%
Magefist6.5%
Gladiator Gauntlets2.6%
Tasker and Theo2.3%
Pride of the Invoker1.5%
Cain's Scrivener1.4%
Asheara's Ward1.1%
Stone Gauntlets1.0%
St. Archew's Gage1.0%
Gloves of Worship0.9%
Penders Purchase0.6%
Frostburn0.6%
Other Legendary & Set0.9%
Rare Gloves4.8%
Gloves used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
GlovesPercent
Raekor’s Wraps66.3%
Immortal King's Irons11.8%
Pull of the Earth9.5%
Magefist4.6%
Tasker and Theo2.8%
Gloves of Worship1.0%
Gladiator Gauntlets0.8%
Cain's Scrivener0.6%
Asheara's Ward0.4%
Pride of the Invoker0.3%
Frostburn0.3%
St. Archew's Gage0.3%
Stone Gauntlets0.2%
Penders Purchase0.2%
Other Legendary & Set0.1%
Rare Gloves0.80000000000003%

Barbarian Bracers

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

Barbarian Rings

  • These are the most popular Rings used by level 70 Barbarians, worn in the two Finger slots.
  • Important Note: Unlike the rest of the item slots, the percentage for Rings on these charts 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.

Barbarian Belts

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

Barbarian Pants

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

Barbarian Boots

  • These are 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. 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 list the best Barbarian weapons in patch 2.1.2. The best in slot Barbarian weapons are listed by popularity for the Legendary and Set weapons.
  • See the Most Popular Barbarian Builds for the top Barbarian builds and skills used with these weapons.

Barbarian Main Hand Weapon Types

  • These are 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 usage28.5%
Two-Handed usage71.5%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Sword27.8%
Two-Handed Mace23.9%
Sword12.2%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon11.4%
Mace7.3%
Two-Handed Axe4.3%
Mighty Weapon4.2%
Two-Handed Polearm4.1%
Axe3.4%
Dagger0.7%
Spear0.7%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
One-Handed usage21.1%
Two-Handed usage78.9%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Mace40.1%
Two-Handed Sword24.2%
Sword9.2%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon7.7%
Mace6.8%
Two-Handed Polearm4.5%
Axe2.8%
Two-Handed Axe2.5%
Mighty Weapon1.8%
Dagger0.4%
Spear0.2%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
One-Handed usage38.0%
Two-Handed usage62.0%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Sword23.1%
Sword17.7%
Two-Handed Mace17.2%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon15.2%
Mace9.3%
Mighty Weapon5.1%
Axe4.2%
Two-Handed Axe3.4%
Two-Handed Polearm3.1%
Dagger1.0%
Spear0.7%

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
Sword37.0%
Mace22.2%
Mighty Weapon15.8%
Axe12.0%
Shield7.3%
Spear2.9%
Dagger2.8%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-Hand TypePercent
Sword41.8%
Mace27.2%
Axe11.9%
Mighty Weapon11.1%
Shield3.2%
Dagger3.1%
Spear1.7%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Off-Hand TypePercent
Sword35.4%
Shield21.3%
Mace20.0%
Mighty Weapon13.1%
Axe7.0%
Dagger1.7%
Spear1.5%

Barbarian One-Handed Weapons

  • These are 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
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker12.7%
Sun Keeper7.0%
The Burning Axe of Sankis6.9%
Devastator6.3%
Shard of Hate6.2%
Odyn Son5.6%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow5.3%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood4.8%
Fulminator3.3%
Mad Monarch's Scepter3.2%
Azurewrath2.9%
Rimeheart2.1%
Doombringer2.1%
Devil Tongue1.6%
Gift of Silaria1.6%
Other Legendary & Set26.3%
Rare One-Hand Weapons2.1%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker15.1%
Sun Keeper10.7%
Odyn Son9.2%
The Burning Axe of Sankis9.2%
Devastator8.1%
Shard of Hate7.9%
Fulminator3.2%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood3.2%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow3.2%
Rimeheart2.0%
Doombringer2.0%
Mad Monarch's Scepter2.0%
Azurewrath2.0%
Gift of Silaria1.5%
Devil Tongue1.3%
Other Legendary & Set19.1%
Rare One-Hand Weapons0.29999999999998%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker15.9%
Odyn Son9.3%
Shard of Hate6.3%
The Burning Axe of Sankis5.2%
Sun Keeper4.6%
Devastator4.5%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow4.0%
Fulminator3.8%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood3.8%
Mad Monarch's Scepter3.4%
Azurewrath3.0%
Born's Furious Wrath2.7%
Doombringer1.9%
Devil Tongue1.9%
Rimeheart1.6%
Other Legendary & Set27%
Rare One-Hand Weapons1.1%

Barbarian Two-Handed Weapons

  • These are 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
Maximus24.8%
The Furnace24.6%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker8.1%
Heart Slaughter3.5%
Stalgard's Decimator2.7%
Fury of the Vanished Peak2.4%
Scourge2.4%
Bastion's Revered2.4%
Blackguard2.4%
The Grandfather2.0%
Sledge of Athskeleng1.9%
Sunder1.9%
Warmonger1.6%
Skorn1.5%
Schaefer's Hammer1.5%
Other Legendary & Set15.1%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons1.2%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Furnace43.5%
Maximus21.9%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker5.3%
Heart Slaughter4.6%
Stalgard's Decimator2.1%
Sunder2.0%
Sledge of Athskeleng1.7%
Fury of the Vanished Peak1.7%
Schaefer's Hammer1.5%
Blackguard1.4%
The Grandfather1.4%
Bastion's Revered1.3%
Scourge1.1%
Warmonger0.9%
Wrath of the Bone King0.9%
Other Legendary & Set8.2%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons0.49999999999999%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Maximus20.1%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker15.7%
The Furnace15.6%
Stalgard's Decimator3.9%
Schaefer's Hammer3.7%
Scourge3.1%
Bastion's Revered2.9%
Fury of the Vanished Peak2.8%
The Grandfather2.7%
Heart Slaughter2.7%
Sunder2.5%
Warmonger2.4%
Sledge of Athskeleng2.4%
Blackguard2.2%
Wrath of the Bone King1.8%
Other Legendary & Set14.2%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons1.3%

Barbarian Off-Hand Weapons

  • These are 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
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker9.2%
The Burning Axe of Sankis8.3%
Shard of Hate7.5%
Sun Keeper7.0%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood6.3%
Devastator6.1%
Odyn Son5.2%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow4.8%
Fulminator3.9%
Mad Monarch's Scepter2.7%
Azurewrath2.5%
Doombringer2.2%
Rimeheart2.0%
Fjord Cutter1.9%
Born's Furious Wrath1.8%
Other Legendary & Set26.9%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons1.7%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker12.3%
Shard of Hate11.8%
The Burning Axe of Sankis10.0%
Sun Keeper9.1%
Devastator8.8%
Odyn Son6.6%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood4.5%
Fulminator3.4%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow3.2%
Doombringer2.1%
Azurewrath1.9%
Born's Furious Wrath1.8%
Rimeheart1.7%
Mad Monarch's Scepter1.7%
Envious Blade1.5%
Other Legendary & Set19%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons0.59999999999998%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker12.8%
Shard of Hate9.6%
Odyn Son8.7%
Sun Keeper6.6%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood5.0%
The Burning Axe of Sankis4.7%
Devastator4.6%
Fulminator4.4%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow4.0%
Mad Monarch's Scepter3.1%
Azurewrath2.8%
Doombringer2.3%
Remorseless2.2%
Fjord Cutter1.8%
Hallowed Nemesis1.7%
Other Legendary & Set24.2%
Rare One-Hand Weapons1.5%

Barbarian Off-Hand Holdables

  • These are 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.
Off-Hands Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-HandsPercent
Stormshield23.1%
Lidless Wall12.8%
Defender of Westmarch9.1%
Ivory Tower8.8%
Denial6.8%
Coven’s Criterion6.7%
Wall of Man5.5%
Freeze of Deflection3.7%
Hallowed Barricade2.9%
Stormshield (Legacy)1.7%
Eberli Charo1.5%
Vo'Toyias Spiker1.4%
Hallowed Defender0.3%
Other Legendary & Set1%
Rare Off-Hands14.7%
Off-Hands Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-HandsPercent
Stormshield35.0%
Lidless Wall14.8%
Coven’s Criterion7.7%
Hallowed Barricade7.1%
Defender of Westmarch6.6%
Wall of Man6.6%
Ivory Tower6.0%
Freeze of Deflection3.3%
Vo'Toyias Spiker1.6%
Eberli Charo1.6%
Denial1.1%
Other Legendary & Set1%
Rare Off-Hands7.6%
Off-Hands Used by
Hardcore Barbarians
Off-HandsPercent
Stormshield29.0%
Ivory Tower11.2%
Lidless Wall9.4%
Defender of Westmarch7.6%
Wall of Man7.4%
Denial5.6%
Coven’s Criterion5.3%
Hallowed Barricade4.8%
Freeze of Deflection3.3%
Vo'Toyias Spiker0.8%
Hallowed Defender0.5%
Other Legendary & Set0.9%
Rare Off-Hands14.2%

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
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger60.6%
2Raekor’s BreechesLegs52.7%
3Raekor’s StridersFeet49.7%
4Raekor’s HeartTorso49.7%
5Raekor’s WrapsHands47.9%
6Vile WardShoulders37.5%
7Stone of JordanFinger30.3%
8Strongarm BracersWrists27.4%
9Raekor’s WillHead25.8%
10Leoric's CrownHead24.7%
11Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist20.3%
12Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso19.8%
13Raekor’s BurdenShoulders17.8%
14MaximusTwo-Handed17.2%
15The FurnaceTwo-Handed17.1%
16Pride of CassiusWaist17.0%
17Spires of the EarthShoulders16.9%
18Weight of the EarthLegs16.4%
19UnityFinger15.6%
20Lut SocksFeet14.7%
21Immortal King's TriumphHead14.5%
22Immortal King's IronsHands13.6%
23Pull of the EarthHands13.3%
24Immortal King's StrideFeet12.9%
25Aughild's SearchWrists12.0%
ItemSlotPercent
Top 25% Barbarians
ItemSlotPercent
1Raekor’s BreechesLegs70.1%
2Raekor’s StridersFeet67.5%
3Raekor’s HeartTorso67.1%
4Raekor’s WrapsHands66.3%
5Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger65.3%
6Vile WardShoulders60.3%
7Stone of JordanFinger48.7%
8Strongarm BracersWrists35.2%
9Leoric's CrownHead35.1%
10The FurnaceTwo-Handed33.4%
11Raekor’s WillHead33.4%
12UnityFinger31.0%
13Pride of CassiusWaist29.3%
14Ancient Parthan DefendersWrists21.0%
15Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist19.4%
16Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso17.3%
17Chilanik’s ChainWaist17.0%
18MaximusTwo-Handed16.8%
19Immortal King's TriumphHead13.1%
20Raekor’s BurdenShoulders12.8%
21Spires of the EarthShoulders12.6%
22Lut SocksFeet12.3%
23Weight of the EarthLegs12.0%
24Immortal King's IronsHands11.8%
25Immortal King's StrideFeet11.2%
ItemSlotPercent
All Hardcore Barbarians
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger70.6%
2Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist37.9%
3Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso35.5%
4Raekor’s BreechesLegs34.6%
5Immortal King's IronsHands28.6%
6Raekor’s HeartTorso27.9%
7Raekor’s WrapsHands27.7%
8Immortal King's TriumphHead27.5%
9Raekor’s StridersFeet26.8%
10Aughild's SearchWrists23.8%
11Stone of JordanFinger23.8%
12Raekor’s BurdenShoulders22.4%
13Immortal King's StrideFeet21.6%
14Raekor’s WillHead20.6%
15Aughild's PowerShoulders20.3%
16Strongarm BracersWrists19.8%
17Weight of the EarthLegs17.8%
18Spires of the EarthShoulders17.5%
19Lut SocksFeet16.6%
20Vile WardShoulders16.1%
21UnityFinger15.1%
22Blackthorne's Duncraig CrossNeck14.6%
23Blackthorne's Jousting MailLegs13.0%
24Pull of the EarthHands13.0%
25Leoric's CrownHead12.9%
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.
See the Most Popular Barbarian Builds and Skills for the builds used along with these top Barbarian items!
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