Best Barbarian Legendary and Set Items

The most popular Barbarian armor and weapons at level 70 in Reaper of Souls
  • This guide has the most popular armor and weapons 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 3 million Diablo III characters. They list the most powerful Barbarian Legendary and Set items used by level 70 Barbarians who are playing in the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion.
  • This gear guide shows the equipment worn by the level 70 Barbarians who are actively playing in patch 2.0, in Reaper of Souls. 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 kills.
    2. The softcore Barbarians who are in the top 25% of elite kills.
    3. Hardcore Barbarians, regardless of elite 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. These are the top Barbarian items, used for end-game level 70 content like running Nephalem Rifts and Bounties in Adventure Mode, or farming Paragon Levels.
  • This best in slot Barbarian gear guide has all the top gear just for Barbarians. These include three editions of Legendary and Set items: the current items that drop right now in Diablo III; the (Legacy) Legendary items that dropped before patch 2.0; the (Old Legacy) Legendary items that were available long ago, before patch 1.0.4. See the Best Legendary and Set Items overview for more information about the Legendary editions, and for charts of the top items among all the classes combined.
  • The Most Popular Barbarian Builds and Skills shows the Barbarian skills and builds that are used with this elite gear, and details on how the data is collected.
Charts Last Updated: July 25, 2014

Best Barbarian Armor

  • These are charts of the most popular Barbarian armor, for each armor slot on level 70 Barbarians in Diablo III. 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
Spires of the Earth13.6%
Aughild's Power10.5%
Raekor’s Burden8.3%
Spaulders of Zakara7.9%
Vile Ward5.7%
Pauldrons of the Skeleton King5.0%
Death Watch Mantle4.3%
Homing Pads4.0%
Asheara's Custodian3.4%
Profane Pauldrons2.5%
Burden of the Invoker2.5%
Born's Privilege2.4%
Corruption1.9%
Vile Ward (Legacy)1.2%
Other Legendary & Set1.3%
Rare Shoulders25.5%
Shoulders used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
ShouldersPercent
Spires of the Earth32.9%
Aughild's Power15.0%
Raekor’s Burden12.4%
Spaulders of Zakara6.8%
Asheara's Custodian3.7%
Vile Ward3.4%
Pauldrons of the Skeleton King3.2%
Death Watch Mantle3.0%
Homing Pads2.6%
Born's Privilege2.3%
Profane Pauldrons2.0%
Burden of the Invoker1.6%
Corruption1.3%
Demon's Aileron0.4%
Other Legendary & Set0.6%
Rare Shoulders8.8%

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.

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: The percentage for Rings on these charts does not add up to 100%, because only the Legendary and Set rings used by level 70 Barbarians are displayed. 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 Diablo III. The first two sets of charts list the weapon types and off-hand types that are most popular with level 70 Barbarians.
  • The other charts list the best Barbarian weapons in patch 2.0. The best in slot Barbarian weapons are listed by popularity, for all the Legendary and Set weapons.
  • See the Most Popular Barbarian Builds for the top Barbarian builds 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 usage87.9%
Two-Handed usage12.1%
Weapon TypePercent
Sword35.8%
Mace23.9%
Axe14.5%
Mighty Weapon9.3%
Two-Handed Sword5.1%
Two-Handed Axe2.6%
Dagger2.4%
Spear2.1%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon1.9%
Two-Handed Mace1.5%
Two-Handed Polearm0.9%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
One-Handed usage95.3%
Two-Handed usage4.7%
Weapon TypePercent
Mace36.5%
Sword33.4%
Axe15.9%
Mighty Weapon6.6%
Two-Handed Sword2.2%
Dagger1.5%
Spear1.3%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon1.2%
Two-Handed Axe0.7%
Two-Handed Mace0.4%
Two-Handed Polearm0.2%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
One-Handed usage92.1%
Two-Handed usage7.9%
Weapon TypePercent
Sword38.0%
Mace23.7%
Axe14.0%
Mighty Weapon11.1%
Two-Handed Sword3.5%
Dagger2.7%
Spear2.6%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon1.6%
Two-Handed Axe1.3%
Two-Handed Mace0.9%
Two-Handed Polearm0.6%

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
Sword33.8%
Mace24.6%
Axe15.4%
Mighty Weapon14.1%
Shield5.6%
Spear3.5%
Dagger3.1%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-Hand TypePercent
Sword32.6%
Mace30.6%
Axe19.9%
Mighty Weapon10.8%
Spear2.3%
Dagger1.9%
Shield1.9%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Off-Hand TypePercent
Sword29.4%
Mace20.1%
Shield19.3%
Mighty Weapon13.7%
Axe11.4%
Spear3.2%
Dagger3.0%

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 Windseeker11.7%
The Burning Axe of Sankis7.8%
Devastator7.7%
Sun Keeper5.6%
Mad Monarch's Scepter4.9%
Fulminator3.8%
Odyn Son3.6%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood3.6%
Shard of Hate3.5%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow2.5%
Gift of Silaria2.3%
Devil Tongue2.2%
Doombringer2.1%
Sever1.9%
Other Legendary & Set30.4%
Rare One-Hand Weapons6.4%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker15.6%
Devastator14.1%
Sun Keeper13.3%
The Burning Axe of Sankis12.2%
Odyn Son4.9%
Shard of Hate4.2%
Mad Monarch's Scepter3.7%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood3.0%
Fulminator2.8%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow2.3%
Gift of Silaria1.7%
Doombringer1.3%
Devil Tongue1.2%
Hallowed Breach1.0%
Other Legendary & Set16.7%
Rare One-Hand Weapons2%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker12.1%
The Burning Axe of Sankis6.2%
Mad Monarch's Scepter6.0%
Devastator5.5%
Sun Keeper4.4%
Odyn Son4.2%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood3.8%
Fulminator3.6%
Shard of Hate3.1%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow2.6%
Gift of Silaria2.5%
Doombringer2.4%
Devil Tongue2.0%
Sever1.8%
Other Legendary & Set29.9%
Rare One-Hand Weapons9.9%

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
Maximus11.9%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker7.4%
Scourge6.6%
Skorn6.3%
Stalgard's Decimator5.4%
Warmonger3.4%
Blackguard3.4%
Skorn (Legacy)3.1%
Messerschmidt's Reaver3.1%
Burst of Wrath2.9%
The Grandfather2.6%
The Zweihander2.1%
Faithful Memory2.1%
Bovine Bardiche2.1%
Other Legendary & Set24.7%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons12.9%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Maximus26.1%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker18.3%
Scourge5.5%
Stalgard's Decimator5.4%
Skorn4.3%
Fury of the Vanished Peak3.9%
Skorn (Legacy)2.7%
The Furnace2.7%
Messerschmidt's Reaver2.3%
Blackguard2.2%
Burst of Wrath2.0%
Warmonger1.7%
Bovine Bardiche1.6%
The Grandfather1.5%
Other Legendary & Set14.3%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons5.5%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Maximus14.3%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker10.9%
Scourge6.5%
Stalgard's Decimator6.1%
Skorn4.8%
Blackguard3.1%
Fury of the Vanished Peak2.9%
Messerschmidt's Reaver2.8%
Schaefer's Hammer2.5%
Bovine Bardiche2.4%
The Zweihander2.3%
Burst of Wrath2.1%
The Grandfather2.1%
Faithful Memory1.8%
Other Legendary & Set19.6%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons15.8%

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
The Burning Axe of Sankis9.3%
Devastator7.7%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker7.2%
Sun Keeper5.3%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood5.0%
Odyn Son4.3%
Fulminator4.0%
Shard of Hate3.9%
Mad Monarch's Scepter3.6%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow2.8%
Doombringer2.2%
Gift of Silaria1.9%
Born's Furious Wrath1.8%
Exarian1.8%
Other Legendary & Set31.1%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons8.1%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Burning Axe of Sankis17.4%
Devastator12.6%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker10.2%
Sun Keeper9.4%
Shard of Hate5.6%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood5.0%
Odyn Son4.8%
Fulminator3.3%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow2.6%
Born's Furious Wrath2.6%
Mad Monarch's Scepter2.4%
Doombringer1.8%
The Three Hundredth Spear1.6%
Gift of Silaria1.4%
Other Legendary & Set16.9%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons2.4%

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
Stormshield9.2%
Coven’s Criterion7.6%
Denial5.6%
Wall of Man5.5%
Defender of Westmarch5.3%
Ivory Tower5.0%
Lidless Wall4.9%
Hallowed Barricade3.4%
Stormshield (Legacy)2.4%
Vo'Toyias Spiker1.3%
Freeze of Deflection1.2%
Eberli Charo0.6%
Hallowed Defender0.5%
Ivory Tower (Legacy)0.1%
Other Legendary & Set0.5%
Rare Off-Hands46.9%
Off-Hands Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-HandsPercent
Stormshield16.8%
Lidless Wall10.0%
Coven’s Criterion7.7%
Defender of Westmarch7.2%
Wall of Man7.0%
Denial4.4%
Ivory Tower4.2%
Hallowed Barricade3.1%
Stormshield (Legacy)3.1%
Freeze of Deflection1.5%
Vo'Toyias Spiker1.2%
Eberli Charo0.6%
Hallowed Defender0.4%
Other Legendary & Set0.9%
Rare Off-Hands31.9%

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 GrandeurFinger21.5%
2Stone of JordanFinger17.3%
3Reaper's WrapsWrists16.4%
4Blackthorne's SurcoatTorso16.0%
5Lut SocksFeet15.5%
6CindercoatTorso14.4%
7MagefistHands14.3%
8Spires of the EarthShoulders13.6%
9Weight of the EarthLegs13.2%
10Strongarm BracersWrists12.9%
11Blackthorne's Jousting MailLegs12.3%
12Andariel's VisageHead11.6%
13Eyes of the EarthHead11.6%
14Pull of the EarthHands11.2%
15Leoric's SignetFinger11.0%
16Aughild's PowerShoulders10.5%
17Aughild's SearchWrists10.1%
18Thundergod's VigorWaist9.7%
19Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso9.7%
20Fire WalkersFeet9.4%
21OuroborosNeck8.7%
22Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist8.6%
23Raekor’s BurdenShoulders8.3%
24Chilanik’s ChainWaist7.9%
25Spaulders of ZakaraShoulders7.9%
ItemSlotPercent
Top 25% Barbarians
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger48.5%
2Stone of JordanFinger40.7%
3Lut SocksFeet36.8%
4Spires of the EarthShoulders32.9%
5Weight of the EarthLegs31.3%
6CindercoatTorso28.0%
7Eyes of the EarthHead27.8%
8Pull of the EarthHands27.1%
9Reaper's WrapsWrists21.7%
10Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso21.1%
11Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist21.0%
12Strongarm BracersWrists19.5%
13MagefistHands17.9%
14Aughild's SearchWrists17.3%
15The Burning Axe of SankisOne-Handed16.3%
16Immortal King's TriumphHead16.0%
17Immortal King's IronsHands15.5%
18Aughild's PowerShoulders15.0%
19Haunt of VaxoNeck14.8%
20Immortal King's StrideFeet14.4%
21Andariel's VisageHead13.9%
22Chilanik’s ChainWaist12.8%
23Blackthorne's SurcoatTorso12.6%
24Raekor’s BurdenShoulders12.4%
25UnityFinger12.1%
ItemSlotPercent
All Hardcore Barbarians
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger28.4%
2Reaper's WrapsWrists19.7%
3Stone of JordanFinger18.6%
4Blackthorne's SurcoatTorso18.1%
5Blackthorne's Jousting MailLegs14.9%
6Aughild's PowerShoulders13.5%
7Aughild's SearchWrists13.0%
8MagefistHands12.7%
9Lut SocksFeet12.6%
10Leoric's SignetFinger11.5%
11Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso11.4%
12Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist10.8%
13CindercoatTorso10.4%
14Strongarm BracersWrists10.4%
15Thundergod's VigorWaist10.1%
16Golden Gorget of LeoricNeck9.8%
17Immortal King's TriumphHead9.8%
18Immortal King's IronsHands9.7%
19Weight of the EarthLegs9.6%
20Spires of the EarthShoulders9.5%
21Andariel's VisageHead9.4%
22Fire WalkersFeet9.3%
23Immortal King's StrideFeet9.2%
24Depth DiggersLegs8.6%
25Chilanik’s ChainWaist8.2%
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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