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: April 18, 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
Spaulders of Zakara7.2%
Vile Ward6.7%
Pauldrons of the Skeleton King5.6%
Homing Pads4.9%
Death Watch Mantle4.4%
Profane Pauldrons2.8%
Raekor’s Burden2.7%
Asheara's Custodian2.6%
Aughild's Power1.9%
Vile Ward (Legacy)1.8%
Corruption1.6%
Spires of the Earth1.4%
Burden of the Invoker1.4%
Born's Privilege1.1%
Other Legendary & Set1.8%
Rare Shoulders52.1%
Shoulders used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
ShouldersPercent
Spaulders of Zakara10.1%
Raekor’s Burden8.2%
Vile Ward7.3%
Pauldrons of the Skeleton King6.6%
Homing Pads5.5%
Aughild's Power5.3%
Death Watch Mantle5.3%
Asheara's Custodian5.2%
Profane Pauldrons4.2%
Spires of the Earth3.4%
Corruption2.3%
Born's Privilege2.2%
Burden of the Invoker2.0%
Seven Sins0.9%
Other Legendary & Set1.4%
Rare Shoulders30.1%

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 usage82.3%
Two-Handed usage17.7%
Weapon TypePercent
Sword35.8%
Mace16.5%
Axe13.3%
Mighty Weapon10.4%
Two-Handed Sword7.5%
Two-Handed Axe4.4%
Dagger3.5%
Spear2.7%
Two-Handed Mace2.4%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon1.8%
Two-Handed Polearm1.6%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
One-Handed usage91.8%
Two-Handed usage8.2%
Weapon TypePercent
Sword43.6%
Mace20.9%
Axe12.7%
Mighty Weapon9.3%
Two-Handed Sword4.2%
Dagger3.3%
Spear1.8%
Two-Handed Axe1.7%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon0.9%
Two-Handed Mace0.9%
Two-Handed Polearm0.6%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
One-Handed usage89.9%
Two-Handed usage10.1%
Weapon TypePercent
Sword37.9%
Mace18.2%
Axe13.9%
Mighty Weapon12.8%
Two-Handed Sword4.3%
Dagger3.6%
Spear3.5%
Two-Handed Axe2.2%
Two-Handed Mace1.7%
Two-Handed Polearm0.9%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon0.9%

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
Sword34.2%
Mighty Weapon20.3%
Mace16.5%
Axe11.4%
Shield7.4%
Spear5.4%
Dagger4.9%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-Hand TypePercent
Sword41.1%
Mighty Weapon21.2%
Mace17.5%
Axe9.2%
Dagger3.9%
Spear3.8%
Shield3.4%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Off-Hand TypePercent
Shield29.0%
Sword26.8%
Mighty Weapon16.1%
Mace12.5%
Axe8.1%
Dagger3.9%
Spear3.5%

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 Windseeker8.0%
Mad Monarch's Scepter6.0%
Fulminator4.5%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood3.2%
Gift of Silaria2.9%
Odyn Son2.8%
Sever2.8%
The Ancient Bonesaber of Zumakalis2.7%
Sky Splitter2.5%
Exarian2.5%
Shard of Hate2.3%
Monster Hunter2.3%
Doombringer2.2%
The Burning Axe of Sankis2.0%
Other Legendary & Set35.5%
Rare One-Hand Weapons17.8%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker14.4%
Mad Monarch's Scepter8.0%
Fulminator5.5%
Odyn Son5.2%
Shard of Hate4.2%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood3.4%
The Burning Axe of Sankis3.2%
Gift of Silaria3.1%
The Ancient Bonesaber of Zumakalis2.6%
Sky Splitter2.4%
Sever2.4%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow2.3%
Doombringer2.3%
Monster Hunter2.0%
Other Legendary & Set30%
Rare One-Hand Weapons9%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker8.3%
Mad Monarch's Scepter7.4%
Fulminator3.9%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood3.4%
Gift of Silaria3.1%
Sever2.6%
Doombringer2.5%
The Ancient Bonesaber of Zumakalis2.5%
Odyn Son2.4%
Sky Splitter2.3%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow2.2%
Hallowed Breach2.1%
The Burning Axe of Sankis2.0%
Exarian1.9%
Other Legendary & Set34.3%
Rare One-Hand Weapons19.1%

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
Scourge7.6%
Maximus7.4%
Skorn6.3%
Stalgard's Decimator5.8%
Burst of Wrath3.9%
Blackguard3.3%
Warmonger3.2%
Skorn (Legacy)2.9%
The Grandfather2.9%
Messerschmidt's Reaver2.8%
Soulsmasher2.8%
The Zweihander2.6%
Faithful Memory2.2%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker2.2%
Other Legendary & Set24%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons20.1%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Maximus19.2%
Stalgard's Decimator8.3%
Scourge8.2%
Skorn6.4%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker5.7%
Burst of Wrath3.5%
Skorn (Legacy)3.0%
Blackguard2.8%
Schaefer's Hammer2.5%
The Grandfather2.4%
Messerschmidt's Reaver2.2%
Soulsmasher2.2%
The Zweihander2.2%
Bovine Bardiche2.1%
Other Legendary & Set18.1%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons11.2%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Maximus9.5%
Skorn7.0%
Stalgard's Decimator6.9%
Scourge6.6%
Blackguard4.2%
Burst of Wrath4.1%
Schaefer's Hammer3.8%
Soulsmasher3.6%
The Grandfather2.7%
The Zweihander2.7%
Messerschmidt's Reaver2.7%
Bovine Bardiche2.5%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker1.9%
Warmonger1.9%
Other Legendary & Set19.5%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons20.4%

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
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood5.5%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker4.5%
Fulminator4.2%
Mad Monarch's Scepter4.0%
Odyn Son2.9%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow2.6%
Arreat's Law2.5%
Gift of Silaria2.4%
Shard of Hate2.4%
Exarian2.3%
Doombringer2.2%
Monster Hunter2.2%
The Ancient Bonesaber of Zumakalis2.1%
Sever1.9%
Other Legendary & Set35.6%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons22.7%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker9.1%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood8.6%
Fulminator5.8%
Shard of Hate5.5%
Mad Monarch's Scepter5.1%
Odyn Son4.3%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow3.3%
The Burning Axe of Sankis2.8%
Gift of Silaria2.6%
Doombringer2.4%
Monster Hunter2.4%
Exarian2.2%
Sun Keeper2.1%
The Ancient Bonesaber of Zumakalis2.1%
Other Legendary & Set30.9%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons10.8%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood6.4%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker5.5%
Mad Monarch's Scepter5.1%
Fulminator4.2%
Odyn Son3.1%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow2.9%
Exarian2.7%
Shard of Hate2.4%
Doombringer2.4%
Gift of Silaria2.3%
Pig Sticker2.2%
Monster Hunter2.0%
Hallowed Nemesis2.0%
Arreat's Law1.9%
Other Legendary & Set34.4%
Rare One-Hand Weapons20.5%

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
Coven’s Criterion9.3%
Denial5.7%
Ivory Tower4.5%
Stormshield4.1%
Stormshield (Legacy)2.9%
Lidless Wall1.7%
Wall of Man1.3%
Defender of Westmarch1.3%
Freeze of Deflection0.8%
Hallowed Barricade0.5%
Hallowed Defender0.5%
Vo'Toyias Spiker0.3%
Ivory Tower (Legacy)0.1%
Ivory Tower (Old Legacy)0.1%
Other Legendary & Set0.1%
Rare Off-Hands66.8%
Off-Hands Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-HandsPercent
Coven’s Criterion10.8%
Stormshield7.5%
Denial5.0%
Ivory Tower4.0%
Stormshield (Legacy)3.8%
Lidless Wall2.8%
Defender of Westmarch2.2%
Wall of Man2.1%
Freeze of Deflection1.1%
Hallowed Barricade0.9%
Vo'Toyias Spiker0.7%
Hallowed Defender0.3%
Hallowed Defender (Legacy)0.2%
Eberli Charo0.2%
Other Legendary & Set0.2%
Rare Off-Hands58.2%

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
1Blackthorne's SurcoatTorso13.0%
2Blackthorne's Jousting MailLegs9.7%
3Reaper's WrapsWrists9.3%
4Fire WalkersFeet8.8%
5Depth DiggersLegs8.4%
6Immortal King's Eternal Reign (Legacy)Torso8.0%
7The Witching Hour (Legacy)Waist7.7%
8Andariel's VisageHead7.5%
9Mempo of TwilightHead7.4%
10Thundergod's VigorWaist7.4%
11Strongarm BracersWrists7.2%
12Spaulders of ZakaraShoulders7.2%
13Gladiator GauntletsHands7.0%
14Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger6.8%
15Vile WardShoulders6.7%
16Inna's Temperance (Legacy)Legs6.4%
17MagefistHands6.2%
18Hellcat WaistguardWaist6.0%
19OuroborosNeck6.0%
20Chilanik’s ChainWaist5.7%
21Bul-Kathos's Wedding BandFinger5.7%
22Pauldrons of the Skeleton KingShoulders5.6%
23Stone of JordanFinger5.6%
24Mempo of Twilight (Legacy)Head5.4%
25GoldskinTorso5.3%
ItemSlotPercent
Top 25% Barbarians
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger19.3%
2Blackthorne's SurcoatTorso18.5%
3Reaper's WrapsWrists16.6%
4Stone of JordanFinger15.8%
5Blackthorne's Jousting MailLegs13.9%
6Fire WalkersFeet12.5%
7Depth DiggersLegs12.2%
8Andariel's VisageHead12.1%
9MagefistHands11.6%
10Thundergod's VigorWaist11.0%
11Chilanik’s ChainWaist10.8%
12Immortal King's StrideFeet10.7%
13The Witching Hour (Legacy)Waist10.4%
14Spaulders of ZakaraShoulders10.1%
15Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso10.0%
16Mempo of TwilightHead9.6%
17Strongarm BracersWrists9.5%
18Immortal King's IronsHands9.0%
19Gladiator GauntletsHands8.5%
20Raekor’s BurdenShoulders8.2%
21Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the WindseekerOne-Handed8.1%
22OuroborosNeck8.0%
23Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist7.9%
24Inna's Temperance (Legacy)Legs7.7%
25Bul-Kathos's Warrior BloodOne-Handed7.7%
ItemSlotPercent
All Hardcore Barbarians
ItemSlotPercent
1Blackthorne's SurcoatTorso15.0%
2Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger11.9%
3Blackthorne's Jousting MailLegs11.5%
4Reaper's WrapsWrists11.2%
5Fire WalkersFeet9.4%
6Depth DiggersLegs8.5%
7Mempo of TwilightHead8.5%
8Stone of JordanFinger7.8%
9Chilanik’s ChainWaist7.7%
10MagefistHands7.0%
11Gladiator GauntletsHands7.0%
12Strongarm BracersWrists6.9%
13Thundergod's VigorWaist6.9%
14Golden Gorget of LeoricNeck6.8%
15Pauldrons of the Skeleton KingShoulders6.8%
16OuroborosNeck6.5%
17Asheara's PaceLegs6.4%
18Asheara's CustodianShoulders6.4%
19Bul-Kathos's Wedding BandFinger6.1%
20Andariel's VisageHead6.0%
21Vile WardShoulders5.7%
22Sanguinary VambracesWrists5.5%
23GoldskinTorso5.4%
24Homing PadsShoulders5.2%
25Spaulders of ZakaraShoulders5.2%
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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