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 2.2.
  • This gear guide shows the equipment worn by the level 70 Barbarians who are actively playing in Reaper of Souls during patch 2.2. 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 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: September 5, 2015

Barbarian Legendary Gems

  • These charts list the Barbarian Legendary gem popularity for level 70 Barbarians in patch 2.2. 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 2.2.
  • 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 2.2.
  • 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 2.2. 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 usage44.4%
Two-Handed usage55.6%
Weapon TypePercent
Mighty Weapon31.2%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon24.2%
Two-Handed Sword13.6%
Two-Handed Mace10.8%
Sword7.0%
Two-Handed Axe3.7%
Mace3.3%
Two-Handed Polearm3.2%
Axe1.9%
Dagger0.6%
Spear0.5%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
One-Handed usage55.1%
Two-Handed usage44.9%
Weapon TypePercent
Mighty Weapon44.8%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon21.0%
Two-Handed Mace13.0%
Two-Handed Sword7.5%
Sword5.0%
Mace3.4%
Two-Handed Polearm2.4%
Axe1.4%
Two-Handed Axe1.0%
Dagger0.3%
Spear0.2%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
One-Handed usage44.6%
Two-Handed usage55.4%
Weapon TypePercent
Mighty Weapon32.5%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon31.5%
Two-Handed Sword10.9%
Two-Handed Mace7.4%
Sword6.5%
Two-Handed Axe3.1%
Mace2.7%
Two-Handed Polearm2.4%
Axe1.7%
Dagger0.6%
Spear0.6%

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 Weapon69.7%
Sword13.7%
Mace6.9%
Axe3.9%
Shield3.1%
Dagger1.4%
Spear1.3%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-Hand TypePercent
Mighty Weapon81.7%
Sword8.7%
Mace5.1%
Axe2.7%
Shield0.7%
Dagger0.6%
Spear0.5%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Off-Hand TypePercent
Mighty Weapon71.5%
Sword10.6%
Shield8.1%
Mace4.9%
Axe2.7%
Dagger1.1%
Spear1.1%

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 Blood35.3%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow31.7%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker3.5%
Sun Keeper1.8%
The Burning Axe of Sankis1.6%
Mad Monarch's Scepter1.4%
Shard of Hate1.4%
Devastator1.3%
Fulminator1.1%
Odyn Son1.1%
In-geom0.9%
Doombringer0.9%
Devil Tongue0.8%
Sever0.8%
Other Legendary & Set15.1%
Rare One-Hand Weapons1.3%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood41.6%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow39.0%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker3.0%
Sun Keeper2.2%
The Burning Axe of Sankis1.7%
Devastator1.6%
Odyn Son1.1%
Shard of Hate1.1%
Fulminator0.7%
Mad Monarch's Scepter0.6%
In-geom0.5%
Doombringer0.5%
Gift of Silaria0.4%
Azurewrath0.3%
Devil Tongue0.3%
Other Legendary & Set5.1%
Rare One-Hand Weapons0.3%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood37.1%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow32.4%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker3.2%
Mad Monarch's Scepter1.5%
Odyn Son1.2%
Sun Keeper1.1%
Shard of Hate1.1%
The Burning Axe of Sankis1.1%
Fulminator1.1%
Born's Furious Wrath0.9%
Hallowed Nemesis0.9%
Devastator0.9%
Doombringer0.9%
Devil Tongue0.8%
Other Legendary & Set14.8%
Rare One-Hand Weapons1.0%

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
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker36.4%
The Furnace12.4%
Maximus7.7%
Heart Slaughter2.9%
Scourge2.7%
Blackguard2.3%
Warmonger2.0%
Stalgard's Decimator2.0%
The Grandfather1.9%
Bastion's Revered1.9%
Sledge of Athskeleng1.9%
Skorn1.7%
Messerschmidt's Reaver1.4%
Corrupted Ashbringer1.4%
Other Legendary & Set19.7%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons1.7%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker43.3%
The Furnace25.1%
Maximus10.0%
Heart Slaughter4.6%
Fury of the Vanished Peak1.1%
Stalgard's Decimator1.1%
Blackguard1.1%
Sledge of Athskeleng1.1%
The Grandfather1.0%
Scourge0.9%
Bastion's Revered0.8%
Sunder0.8%
Corrupted Ashbringer0.7%
The Gavel of Judgment0.7%
Schaefer's Hammer (Legacy)0.6%
Other Legendary & Set7%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons0.1%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker50.5%
The Furnace6.5%
Maximus4.0%
Scourge2.7%
The Grandfather2.2%
Stalgard's Decimator1.8%
Blackguard1.8%
Warmonger1.7%
Bastion's Revered1.7%
Sledge of Athskeleng1.7%
Heart Slaughter1.5%
Corrupted Ashbringer1.4%
The Gavel of Judgment1.3%
Schaefer's Hammer1.3%
Other Legendary & Set18.3%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons1.6%

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 Vow36.0%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood32.7%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker2.4%
Sun Keeper1.8%
The Burning Axe of Sankis1.7%
Shard of Hate1.4%
Devastator1.3%
In-geom1.2%
Odyn Son1.2%
Fulminator1.2%
Mad Monarch's Scepter1.1%
Doombringer0.7%
Fjord Cutter0.7%
Azurewrath0.7%
Other Legendary & Set14.3%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons1.6%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow41.8%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood39.5%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker2.2%
The Burning Axe of Sankis2.1%
Sun Keeper1.7%
Devastator1.5%
Shard of Hate1.5%
Odyn Son1.0%
In-geom0.8%
Fulminator0.7%
Mad Monarch's Scepter0.5%
Doombringer0.5%
Born's Furious Wrath0.4%
Gift of Silaria0.3%
Other Legendary & Set5.3%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons0.2%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow39.9%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood35.0%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker2.3%
Sun Keeper1.3%
Odyn Son1.2%
Shard of Hate1.1%
Fulminator1.1%
In-geom0.9%
Mad Monarch's Scepter0.9%
The Burning Axe of Sankis0.8%
Hallowed Nemesis0.8%
Devastator0.7%
Doombringer0.7%
Hallowed Breach0.6%
Other Legendary & Set11.7%
Rare One-Hand Weapons1.0%

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.
Off-Hands Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-HandsPercent
Stormshield19.0%
Lidless Wall11.3%
Freeze of Deflection6.8%
Coven’s Criterion6.4%
Wall of Man6.4%
Hallowed Barricade4.5%
Ivory Tower (Legacy)3.9%
Denial (Legacy)3.4%
Defender of Westmarch (Legacy)3.3%
Defender of Westmarch1.3%
Stormshield (Legacy)1.2%
Eberli Charo1.0%
Vo'Toyias Spiker0.8%
Hallowed Defender0.2%
Other Legendary & Set0.1%
Rare Off-Hands30.4%
Off-Hands Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-HandsPercent
Stormshield31.8%
Lidless Wall10.4%
Defender of Westmarch (Legacy)7.9%
Freeze of Deflection6.8%
Coven’s Criterion6.6%
Wall of Man5.8%
Ivory Tower (Legacy)5.8%
Hallowed Barricade3.8%
Denial (Legacy)3.6%
Stormshield (Legacy)3.0%
Defender of Westmarch1.6%
Eberli Charo1.4%
Other Legendary & Set1.2%
Rare Off-Hands10.3%

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 GrandeurFinger49.8%
2Pauldrons of the WastesShoulders49.2%
3Cuirass of the WastesTorso43.1%
4Tasset of the WastesLegs42.5%
5Sabaton of the WastesFeet42.5%
6Gauntlet of the WastesHands42.2%
7Helm of the WastesHead42.0%
8Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist37.1%
9Reaper's WrapsWrists28.7%
10Convention of the ElementsFinger20.6%
11Raekor’s BreechesLegs20.5%
12Immortal King's Boulder BreakerTwo-Handed20.0%
13Raekor’s HeartTorso19.3%
14Raekor’s StridersFeet18.8%
15Raekor’s WrapsHands18.7%
16Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso18.0%
17Immortal King's IronsHands16.7%
18Immortal King's StrideFeet16.2%
19Immortal King's TriumphHead16.0%
20Bul-Kathos's Solemn VowOne-Handed15.2%
21Vile WardShoulders14.5%
22Bul-Kathos's Warrior BloodOne-Handed13.8%
23RestraintFinger13.6%
24Raekor’s WillHead13.4%
25FocusFinger13.3%
ItemSlotPercent
Top 25% Barbarians
ItemSlotPercent
1Pauldrons of the WastesShoulders58.5%
2Cuirass of the WastesTorso52.8%
3Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger52.6%
4Sabaton of the WastesFeet51.9%
5Tasset of the WastesLegs51.8%
6Gauntlet of the WastesHands51.6%
7Helm of the WastesHead50.4%
8Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist38.2%
9Reaper's WrapsWrists28.2%
10Raekor’s BreechesLegs24.6%
11Convention of the ElementsFinger24.4%
12UnityFinger23.7%
13Raekor’s HeartTorso22.7%
14Bul-Kathos's Solemn VowOne-Handed22.6%
15Raekor’s WrapsHands22.3%
16Raekor’s StridersFeet22.3%
17Bul-Kathos's Warrior BloodOne-Handed21.3%
18Vile WardShoulders20.4%
19Stone of JordanFinger19.9%
20Immortal King's Boulder BreakerTwo-Handed19.3%
21Mara's KaleidoscopeNeck18.9%
22Chilanik’s ChainWaist17.1%
23RestraintFinger16.9%
24FocusFinger16.8%
25Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso16.3%
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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