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 26, 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 Ward37.1%
Raekor’s Burden16.9%
Spires of the Earth11.6%
Aughild's Power7.6%
Spaulders of Zakara3.3%
Pauldrons of the Skeleton King2.7%
Death Watch Mantle2.4%
Profane Pauldrons1.8%
Burden of the Invoker1.8%
Homing Pads1.8%
Asheara's Custodian1.4%
Born's Privilege1.4%
Corruption1.1%
Vile Ward (Legacy)1.0%
Other Legendary & Set0.7%
Rare Shoulders7.4%
Shoulders used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
ShouldersPercent
Vile Ward56.9%
Raekor’s Burden13.5%
Spires of the Earth12.9%
Aughild's Power7.0%
Spaulders of Zakara1.8%
Asheara's Custodian0.9%
Death Watch Mantle0.9%
Pauldrons of the Skeleton King0.9%
Profane Pauldrons0.7%
Homing Pads0.7%
Born's Privilege0.6%
Vile Ward (Legacy)0.6%
Burden of the Invoker0.6%
Corruption0.4%
Other Legendary & Set0.2%
Rare Shoulders1.4%

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 2.1.2. 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 usage25.1%
Two-Handed usage74.9%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Sword26.3%
Two-Handed Mace24.6%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon11.0%
Sword10.6%
Two-Handed Axe6.6%
Two-Handed Polearm6.4%
Mace6.3%
Mighty Weapon3.6%
Axe3.3%
Dagger0.7%
Spear0.6%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
One-Handed usage24.7%
Two-Handed usage75.3%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Mace37.2%
Two-Handed Sword22.0%
Sword10.1%
Mace8.3%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon7.1%
Two-Handed Polearm6.5%
Axe3.4%
Two-Handed Axe2.6%
Mighty Weapon2.3%
Dagger0.4%
Spear0.3%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
One-Handed usage33.4%
Two-Handed usage66.6%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Sword22.8%
Two-Handed Mace19.2%
Sword14.8%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon13.6%
Mace7.6%
Two-Handed Axe6.0%
Two-Handed Polearm5.1%
Mighty Weapon4.9%
Axe4.3%
Dagger1.0%
Spear0.9%

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
Sword35.1%
Mace22.1%
Mighty Weapon16.4%
Axe12.1%
Shield8.3%
Dagger3.1%
Spear2.9%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-Hand TypePercent
Sword37.8%
Mace27.9%
Axe14.3%
Mighty Weapon12.1%
Dagger3.0%
Shield2.8%
Spear2.1%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Off-Hand TypePercent
Sword31.1%
Shield24.3%
Mace18.6%
Mighty Weapon13.6%
Axe7.6%
Dagger2.5%
Spear2.3%

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 Windseeker12.2%
The Burning Axe of Sankis6.5%
Devastator6.3%
Sun Keeper5.9%
Shard of Hate5.0%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood4.7%
Odyn Son4.5%
Mad Monarch's Scepter4.2%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow4.1%
Fulminator3.2%
Azurewrath2.1%
Doombringer2.0%
Devil Tongue2.0%
Gift of Silaria1.8%
Other Legendary & Set32.4%
Rare One-Hand Weapons3.1%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker15.9%
Sun Keeper11.2%
Devastator10.0%
The Burning Axe of Sankis9.6%
Odyn Son7.2%
Shard of Hate6.3%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood3.6%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow3.3%
Fulminator3.0%
Mad Monarch's Scepter2.6%
Doombringer1.9%
Gift of Silaria1.7%
Azurewrath1.6%
Rimeheart1.4%
Devil Tongue1.3%
Other Legendary & Set18.3%
Rare One-Hand Weapons1.1%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker13.6%
Odyn Son5.5%
The Burning Axe of Sankis5.1%
Mad Monarch's Scepter4.6%
Devastator4.6%
Shard of Hate4.4%
Sun Keeper4.2%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood4.0%
Fulminator3.4%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow3.2%
Born's Furious Wrath2.9%
Doombringer2.5%
Devil Tongue2.1%
Gift of Silaria2.0%
Other Legendary & Set33.3%
Rare One-Hand Weapons4.6%

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
The Furnace22.5%
Maximus17.2%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker6.5%
Heart Slaughter5.0%
Scourge3.0%
Blackguard3.0%
Sledge of Athskeleng2.8%
Bastion's Revered2.7%
Sunder2.5%
The Grandfather2.5%
Warmonger2.4%
Stalgard's Decimator2.3%
Skorn2.2%
Messerschmidt's Reaver1.8%
Other Legendary & Set21.5%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons2.1%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Furnace42.8%
Maximus20.4%
Heart Slaughter7.4%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker5.4%
Sunder1.8%
Stalgard's Decimator1.7%
Sledge of Athskeleng1.7%
Blackguard1.5%
The Grandfather1.5%
Fury of the Vanished Peak1.4%
Schaefer's Hammer1.3%
Scourge1.2%
Bastion's Revered1.2%
Warmonger0.9%
Messerschmidt's Reaver0.8%
Other Legendary & Set8.6%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons0.4%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Furnace15.2%
Maximus13.7%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker11.1%
Sunder4.0%
Scourge3.7%
Heart Slaughter3.7%
The Grandfather3.4%
Sledge of Athskeleng3.2%
Bastion's Revered3.1%
Blackguard2.9%
Stalgard's Decimator2.8%
Schaefer's Hammer2.5%
Warmonger2.5%
Skorn2.0%
Other Legendary & Set23.2%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons3.0%

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 Windseeker8.4%
The Burning Axe of Sankis7.6%
Devastator6.4%
Sun Keeper5.8%
Shard of Hate5.8%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood5.8%
Odyn Son4.8%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow4.7%
Fulminator3.9%
Mad Monarch's Scepter3.2%
Doombringer2.0%
Azurewrath2.0%
Born's Furious Wrath1.9%
Devil Tongue1.8%
Other Legendary & Set32.1%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons3.8%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Burning Axe of Sankis12.2%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker11.3%
Devastator9.7%
Shard of Hate9.3%
Sun Keeper8.9%
Odyn Son6.2%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood5.1%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow3.4%
Fulminator3.3%
Doombringer2.0%
Born's Furious Wrath2.0%
Mad Monarch's Scepter2.0%
Azurewrath1.6%
The Three Hundredth Spear1.4%
Gift of Silaria1.3%
Other Legendary & Set19.3%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons1.0%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker10.4%
Shard of Hate7.1%
Odyn Son7.0%
Sun Keeper5.5%
Devastator5.2%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood5.1%
The Burning Axe of Sankis4.8%
Fulminator4.2%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow4.1%
Mad Monarch's Scepter3.7%
Doombringer2.4%
Hallowed Nemesis2.2%
Remorseless1.8%
Born's Furious Wrath1.7%
Other Legendary & Set30.8%
Rare One-Hand Weapons4.0%

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
Stormshield16.2%
Lidless Wall9.6%
Ivory Tower9.2%
Denial8.0%
Coven’s Criterion6.9%
Wall of Man6.4%
Defender of Westmarch5.8%
Hallowed Barricade4.4%
Freeze of Deflection4.2%
Eberli Charo1.2%
Stormshield (Legacy)1.1%
Vo'Toyias Spiker0.9%
Hallowed Defender0.3%
Ivory Tower (Legacy)0.1%
Other Legendary & Set0.4%
Rare Off-Hands25.3%
Off-Hands Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-HandsPercent
Stormshield30.1%
Lidless Wall14.0%
Defender of Westmarch8.0%
Ivory Tower7.4%
Coven’s Criterion7.0%
Wall of Man5.4%
Denial5.4%
Hallowed Barricade4.9%
Freeze of Deflection3.7%
Eberli Charo1.9%
Stormshield (Legacy)1.7%
Vo'Toyias Spiker0.8%
Other Legendary & Set0.4%
Rare Off-Hands9.3%

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
1Raekor’s BreechesLegs51.8%
2Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger51.7%
3Raekor’s HeartTorso49.0%
4Raekor’s StridersFeet48.4%
5Raekor’s WrapsHands47.4%
6Vile WardShoulders37.1%
7Raekor’s WillHead29.5%
8Stone of JordanFinger25.7%
9Strongarm BracersWrists22.0%
10Leoric's CrownHead20.0%
11Raekor’s BurdenShoulders16.9%
12The FurnaceTwo-Handed16.5%
13Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso15.1%
14Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist14.9%
15UnityFinger14.2%
16Ancient Parthan DefendersWrists13.6%
17Pride of CassiusWaist13.2%
18MaximusTwo-Handed12.6%
19Chilanik’s ChainWaist11.7%
20Spires of the EarthShoulders11.6%
21Weight of the EarthLegs11.5%
22Immortal King's TriumphHead11.5%
23Immortal King's IronsHands11.5%
24Immortal King's StrideFeet10.9%
25Blackthorne's Duncraig CrossNeck10.5%
ItemSlotPercent
Top 25% Barbarians
ItemSlotPercent
1Raekor’s BreechesLegs67.6%
2Raekor’s StridersFeet64.9%
3Raekor’s HeartTorso64.8%
4Raekor’s WrapsHands63.9%
5Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger59.3%
6Vile WardShoulders56.9%
7Stone of JordanFinger49.4%
8Raekor’s WillHead37.0%
9The FurnaceTwo-Handed31.7%
10Strongarm BracersWrists30.4%
11UnityFinger30.3%
12Leoric's CrownHead28.8%
13Pride of CassiusWaist25.2%
14Ancient Parthan DefendersWrists22.8%
15Chilanik’s ChainWaist18.7%
16Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist17.9%
17Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso15.6%
18MaximusTwo-Handed15.1%
19Raekor’s BurdenShoulders13.5%
20Spires of the EarthShoulders12.9%
21Lut SocksFeet12.8%
22Weight of the EarthLegs12.3%
23Immortal King's TriumphHead12.1%
24Immortal King's IronsHands11.0%
25Immortal King's StrideFeet10.6%
ItemSlotPercent
All Hardcore Barbarians
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger60.2%
2Raekor’s BreechesLegs39.3%
3Raekor’s HeartTorso31.4%
4Raekor’s WrapsHands30.9%
5Raekor’s StridersFeet29.5%
6Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist29.2%
7Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso25.9%
8Raekor’s BurdenShoulders24.5%
9Raekor’s WillHead24.3%
10Immortal King's IronsHands22.2%
11Immortal King's TriumphHead21.2%
12Stone of JordanFinger20.5%
13Immortal King's StrideFeet19.5%
14Vile WardShoulders18.0%
15Aughild's SearchWrists17.3%
16Strongarm BracersWrists16.6%
17Aughild's PowerShoulders14.3%
18Blackthorne's Duncraig CrossNeck12.7%
19Weight of the EarthLegs11.8%
20Spires of the EarthShoulders11.6%
21Leoric's CrownHead11.4%
22UnityFinger11.1%
23Blackthorne's Jousting MailLegs11.1%
24Blackthorne's SurcoatTorso10.7%
25Reaper's WrapsWrists10.6%
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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