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. 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 and before. 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: October 21, 2014

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
Spires of the Earth18.7%
Raekor’s Burden15.8%
Vile Ward12.1%
Aughild's Power11.9%
Spaulders of Zakara5.3%
Pauldrons of the Skeleton King4.0%
Death Watch Mantle3.3%
Asheara's Custodian2.7%
Homing Pads2.6%
Vile Ward (Legacy)2.5%
Burden of the Invoker2.5%
Profane Pauldrons2.1%
Born's Privilege2.1%
Corruption1.5%
Other Legendary & Set1.3%
Rare Shoulders11.6%
Shoulders used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
ShouldersPercent
Spires of the Earth28.6%
Vile Ward20.4%
Raekor’s Burden18.9%
Aughild's Power12.8%
Spaulders of Zakara3.7%
Asheara's Custodian2.0%
Death Watch Mantle1.7%
Pauldrons of the Skeleton King1.6%
Vile Ward (Legacy)1.5%
Born's Privilege1.4%
Homing Pads1.3%
Profane Pauldrons1.2%
Burden of the Invoker1.0%
Corruption0.7%
Other Legendary & Set0.4%
Rare Shoulders2.8%

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: 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. 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 usage53.2%
Two-Handed usage46.8%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Sword24.2%
Sword21.9%
Mace14.4%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon8.3%
Two-Handed Mace8.2%
Axe8.1%
Mighty Weapon6.5%
Two-Handed Axe4.0%
Two-Handed Polearm2.1%
Dagger1.2%
Spear1.1%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
One-Handed usage54.1%
Two-Handed usage45.9%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Sword25.2%
Sword21.0%
Mace19.1%
Two-Handed Mace11.7%
Axe8.7%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon6.9%
Mighty Weapon4.0%
Two-Handed Axe1.1%
Two-Handed Polearm0.9%
Dagger0.7%
Spear0.6%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
One-Handed usage54.9%
Two-Handed usage45.1%
Weapon TypePercent
Sword24.6%
Two-Handed Sword21.0%
Mace13.3%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon10.9%
Two-Handed Mace8.1%
Axe7.4%
Mighty Weapon7.1%
Two-Handed Axe3.0%
Two-Handed Polearm2.1%
Dagger1.4%
Spear1.2%

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
Sword34.6%
Mace25.1%
Mighty Weapon14.8%
Axe14.4%
Shield5.7%
Spear2.9%
Dagger2.5%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-Hand TypePercent
Sword36.2%
Mace30.0%
Axe17.3%
Mighty Weapon10.7%
Shield2.2%
Spear2.0%
Dagger1.7%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Off-Hand TypePercent
Sword31.6%
Mace21.4%
Shield18.8%
Mighty Weapon13.6%
Axe9.9%
Spear2.4%
Dagger2.3%

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 Windseeker13.7%
The Burning Axe of Sankis8.7%
Devastator8.3%
Sun Keeper6.5%
Shard of Hate4.5%
Odyn Son4.3%
Mad Monarch's Scepter4.3%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood4.1%
Fulminator3.5%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow3.3%
Devil Tongue2.1%
Gift of Silaria2.0%
Azurewrath1.9%
Doombringer1.9%
Other Legendary & Set27.4%
Rare One-Hand Weapons3.5%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker17.8%
Devastator12.5%
The Burning Axe of Sankis12.1%
Sun Keeper12.0%
Odyn Son6.5%
Shard of Hate5.3%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood3.2%
Fulminator2.9%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow2.9%
Mad Monarch's Scepter2.8%
Gift of Silaria1.6%
Azurewrath1.6%
Doombringer1.3%
Devil Tongue1.2%
Born's Furious Wrath1.2%
Other Legendary & Set13.6%
Rare One-Hand Weapons1.5%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker16.9%
The Burning Axe of Sankis6.8%
Odyn Son5.8%
Devastator5.6%
Mad Monarch's Scepter5.0%
Sun Keeper5.0%
Shard of Hate4.3%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood3.8%
Fulminator3.6%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow3.3%
Doombringer2.3%
Azurewrath2.2%
Gift of Silaria2.2%
Born's Furious Wrath2.2%
Other Legendary & Set27%
Rare One-Hand Weapons4%

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
Maximus33.1%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker8.7%
The Furnace8.0%
Scourge4.3%
Bastion's Revered3.2%
Stalgard's Decimator3.1%
Fury of the Vanished Peak2.6%
Blackguard2.6%
Sledge of Athskeleng2.3%
Skorn2.3%
Warmonger2.2%
The Grandfather2.1%
Schaefer's Hammer2.1%
Messerschmidt's Reaver1.5%
Other Legendary & Set18.4%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons3.5%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Maximus47.3%
The Furnace21.1%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker9.8%
Fury of the Vanished Peak2.8%
Stalgard's Decimator2.5%
Scourge1.9%
Bastion's Revered1.7%
Schaefer's Hammer1.3%
Heart Slaughter1.1%
Wrath of the Bone King1.0%
Blackguard1.0%
Sledge of Athskeleng0.9%
Skorn0.7%
Warmonger0.7%
The Grandfather0.7%
Other Legendary & Set5.1%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons0.39999999999999%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Maximus26.2%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker13.8%
The Furnace6.6%
Scourge4.9%
Stalgard's Decimator4.5%
Bastion's Revered3.9%
Schaefer's Hammer3.8%
Fury of the Vanished Peak3.7%
The Grandfather3.1%
Sledge of Athskeleng2.7%
Blackguard2.3%
Warmonger2.0%
Wrath of the Bone King1.7%
Skorn1.7%
Other Legendary & Set15.8%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons3.3%

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
The Burning Axe of Sankis9.8%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker8.6%
Devastator8.6%
Sun Keeper6.3%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood5.4%
Shard of Hate5.1%
Odyn Son5.0%
Fulminator4.1%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow3.7%
Mad Monarch's Scepter3.3%
Doombringer2.0%
Born's Furious Wrath1.9%
Azurewrath1.9%
Gift of Silaria1.7%
Other Legendary & Set29%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons3.6%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Burning Axe of Sankis15.1%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker12.0%
Devastator11.9%
Sun Keeper9.3%
Shard of Hate7.3%
Odyn Son6.0%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood5.0%
Fulminator3.5%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow3.0%
Born's Furious Wrath2.3%
Mad Monarch's Scepter2.1%
Azurewrath1.8%
Doombringer1.7%
The Three Hundredth Spear1.5%
Gift of Silaria1.4%
Other Legendary & Set14.7%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons1.4%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker11.5%
Odyn Son7.5%
The Burning Axe of Sankis7.2%
Devastator6.6%
Sun Keeper5.9%
Shard of Hate5.6%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood5.4%
Fulminator4.7%
Mad Monarch's Scepter3.9%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow3.9%
Doombringer2.1%
Azurewrath1.8%
Remorseless1.7%
Gift of Silaria1.7%
Other Legendary & Set26.7%
Rare One-Hand Weapons3.8%

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
Stormshield11.2%
Lidless Wall10.0%
Coven’s Criterion9.5%
Wall of Man7.4%
Ivory Tower7.2%
Defender of Westmarch7.0%
Denial6.6%
Hallowed Barricade5.0%
Freeze of Deflection3.0%
Stormshield (Legacy)1.8%
Vo'Toyias Spiker1.2%
Eberli Charo0.8%
Hallowed Defender0.2%
Ivory Tower (Legacy)0.1%
Other Legendary & Set0.3%
Rare Off-Hands28.7%
Off-Hands Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-HandsPercent
Stormshield25.7%
Lidless Wall13.5%
Defender of Westmarch9.0%
Wall of Man8.6%
Coven’s Criterion7.4%
Ivory Tower6.6%
Denial4.9%
Hallowed Barricade3.4%
Freeze of Deflection2.8%
Stormshield (Legacy)2.1%
Vo'Toyias Spiker0.8%
Eberli Charo0.4%
Other Legendary & Set0.4%
Rare Off-Hands14.4%
Off-Hands Used by
Hardcore Barbarians
Off-HandsPercent
Stormshield15.4%
Wall of Man9.9%
Ivory Tower9.1%
Lidless Wall7.0%
Defender of Westmarch6.8%
Denial6.7%
Coven’s Criterion5.1%
Hallowed Barricade4.8%
Freeze of Deflection2.5%
Vo'Toyias Spiker0.7%
Stormshield (Legacy)0.5%
Eberli Charo0.3%
Hallowed Defender0.2%
Hallowed Defender (Legacy)0.1%
Other Legendary & Set0.1%
Rare Off-Hands30.8%

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 GrandeurFinger42.9%
2Raekor’s BreechesLegs26.2%
3Raekor’s HeartTorso24.1%
4Raekor’s StridersFeet23.8%
5Raekor’s WrapsHands23.0%
6Strongarm BracersWrists20.8%
7Stone of JordanFinger20.4%
8Spires of the EarthShoulders18.7%
9Weight of the EarthLegs18.3%
10Lut SocksFeet17.5%
11Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso17.4%
12Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist16.3%
13Raekor’s BurdenShoulders15.8%
14MaximusTwo-Handed15.2%
15Reaper's WrapsWrists15.1%
16Pull of the EarthHands15.1%
17Raekor’s WillHead14.3%
18Eyes of the EarthHead14.0%
19Aughild's SearchWrists13.2%
20Immortal King's TriumphHead12.9%
21Immortal King's IronsHands12.6%
22CindercoatTorso12.6%
23Immortal King's StrideFeet12.2%
24Vile WardShoulders12.1%
25Aughild's PowerShoulders11.9%
ItemSlotPercent
Top 25% Barbarians
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger63.7%
2Stone of JordanFinger41.4%
3Raekor’s BreechesLegs36.7%
4Strongarm BracersWrists36.7%
5Raekor’s StridersFeet33.1%
6Raekor’s HeartTorso33.0%
7Raekor’s WrapsHands32.4%
8Lut SocksFeet29.7%
9Spires of the EarthShoulders28.6%
10Weight of the EarthLegs27.5%
11Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist27.2%
12Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso25.4%
13Pull of the EarthHands22.4%
14MaximusTwo-Handed21.1%
15UnityFinger21.0%
16Eyes of the EarthHead20.7%
17Vile WardShoulders20.4%
18Raekor’s BurdenShoulders18.9%
19Immortal King's TriumphHead18.7%
20CindercoatTorso18.2%
21Raekor’s WillHead18.1%
22Immortal King's IronsHands17.1%
23Aughild's SearchWrists16.2%
24Leoric's CrownHead16.1%
25Pride of CassiusWaist16.1%
ItemSlotPercent
All Hardcore Barbarians
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger54.8%
2Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso26.4%
3Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist25.1%
4Aughild's SearchWrists21.4%
5Immortal King's TriumphHead20.9%
6Immortal King's IronsHands20.7%
7Raekor’s BreechesLegs20.6%
8Aughild's PowerShoulders19.4%
9Stone of JordanFinger19.3%
10Immortal King's StrideFeet18.1%
11Weight of the EarthLegs17.6%
12Spires of the EarthShoulders17.5%
13Lut SocksFeet16.9%
14Raekor’s WrapsHands16.7%
15Raekor’s HeartTorso16.7%
16Reaper's WrapsWrists16.2%
17Raekor’s BurdenShoulders15.9%
18Raekor’s StridersFeet15.3%
19Strongarm BracersWrists14.9%
20Blackthorne's Jousting MailLegs13.9%
21Blackthorne's SurcoatTorso13.8%
22Pull of the EarthHands13.7%
23Raekor’s WillHead13.2%
24Eyes of the EarthHead11.9%
25MaximusTwo-Handed11.8%
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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