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: April 25, 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.

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 usage28.4%
Two-Handed usage71.6%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Sword22.8%
Two-Handed Mace20.9%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon16.3%
Sword9.7%
Mighty Weapon8.9%
Two-Handed Axe5.9%
Two-Handed Polearm5.6%
Mace5.6%
Axe3.0%
Dagger0.6%
Spear0.6%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
One-Handed usage30.5%
Two-Handed usage69.5%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Mace28.4%
Two-Handed Sword17.8%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon16.2%
Mighty Weapon10.7%
Sword9.0%
Mace7.1%
Two-Handed Polearm5.1%
Axe3.0%
Two-Handed Axe2.1%
Dagger0.4%
Spear0.3%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
One-Handed usage33.6%
Two-Handed usage66.4%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Sword20.5%
Two-Handed Mighty Weapon18.5%
Two-Handed Mace17.3%
Sword12.9%
Mighty Weapon8.6%
Mace6.6%
Two-Handed Axe5.5%
Two-Handed Polearm4.6%
Axe3.8%
Dagger0.9%
Spear0.8%

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 Weapon32.4%
Sword28.5%
Mace17.7%
Axe9.8%
Shield6.7%
Dagger2.4%
Spear2.4%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-Hand TypePercent
Mighty Weapon37.3%
Sword27.2%
Mace19.6%
Axe10.4%
Shield2.0%
Dagger1.9%
Spear1.6%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Off-Hand TypePercent
Sword27.5%
Mighty Weapon24.5%
Shield20.8%
Mace15.9%
Axe7.0%
Dagger2.2%
Spear2.1%

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
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood14.0%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow12.4%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker9.7%
The Burning Axe of Sankis5.1%
Devastator4.9%
Sun Keeper4.5%
Shard of Hate3.9%
Odyn Son3.3%
Mad Monarch's Scepter3.3%
Fulminator2.7%
Azurewrath1.7%
Doombringer1.7%
Devil Tongue1.7%
Gift of Silaria1.5%
Other Legendary & Set27%
Rare One-Hand Weapons2.6%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood17.3%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow16.0%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker11.2%
Sun Keeper7.7%
Devastator7.2%
The Burning Axe of Sankis6.9%
Odyn Son4.7%
Shard of Hate4.4%
Fulminator2.2%
Mad Monarch's Scepter2.0%
Doombringer1.3%
Gift of Silaria1.2%
Azurewrath1.1%
Devil Tongue1.0%
Born's Furious Wrath0.9%
Other Legendary & Set13.6%
Rare One-Hand Weapons1.3%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker11.8%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood10.2%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow9.0%
Odyn Son4.6%
The Burning Axe of Sankis4.3%
Mad Monarch's Scepter4.1%
Devastator4.0%
Shard of Hate3.7%
Sun Keeper3.5%
Fulminator2.9%
Born's Furious Wrath2.5%
Doombringer2.0%
Devil Tongue1.8%
Hallowed Breach1.8%
Other Legendary & Set29.9%
Rare One-Hand Weapons3.9%

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
The Furnace19.8%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker15.1%
Maximus14.8%
Heart Slaughter4.5%
Scourge2.8%
Blackguard2.7%
Sledge of Athskeleng2.5%
Bastion's Revered2.4%
The Grandfather2.3%
Warmonger2.2%
Stalgard's Decimator2.2%
Sunder2.1%
Skorn2.0%
Messerschmidt's Reaver1.7%
Other Legendary & Set21.1%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons1.8%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Furnace35.3%
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker19.4%
Maximus17.2%
Heart Slaughter6.2%
Stalgard's Decimator1.6%
Sunder1.5%
Sledge of Athskeleng1.4%
Blackguard1.4%
Fury of the Vanished Peak1.4%
The Grandfather1.4%
Scourge1.2%
Bastion's Revered1.1%
Warmonger0.8%
Schaefer's Hammer0.7%
Messerschmidt's Reaver0.7%
Other Legendary & Set8.4%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons0.3%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Immortal King's Boulder Breaker19.1%
The Furnace13.9%
Maximus11.4%
Scourge3.5%
Sunder3.4%
Heart Slaughter3.3%
The Grandfather3.2%
Sledge of Athskeleng2.8%
Bastion's Revered2.7%
Blackguard2.7%
Stalgard's Decimator2.6%
Warmonger2.3%
Fury of the Vanished Peak1.8%
Schaefer's Hammer1.8%
Other Legendary & Set22.8%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons2.7%

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 Solemn Vow14.5%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood14.3%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker6.7%
The Burning Axe of Sankis5.8%
Devastator5.0%
Sun Keeper4.5%
Shard of Hate4.3%
Odyn Son3.7%
Fulminator3.1%
Mad Monarch's Scepter2.6%
Doombringer1.6%
Azurewrath1.6%
Born's Furious Wrath1.5%
Devil Tongue1.4%
Other Legendary & Set26.3%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons3.1%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow17.5%
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood17.5%
The Burning Axe of Sankis8.7%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker8.1%
Devastator6.9%
Sun Keeper6.0%
Shard of Hate5.9%
Odyn Son4.2%
Fulminator2.4%
Mad Monarch's Scepter1.5%
Doombringer1.4%
Born's Furious Wrath1.4%
Azurewrath1.1%
The Three Hundredth Spear1.0%
Gift of Silaria1.0%
Other Legendary & Set15.2%
Rare Off-Hand Weapons0.2%
Off-Hand Weapons
Used by Hardcore Barbarians
Off-Hand WeaponsPercent
Bul-Kathos's Warrior Blood11.9%
Bul-Kathos's Solemn Vow11.7%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker8.6%
Odyn Son5.7%
Shard of Hate5.4%
Sun Keeper4.5%
The Burning Axe of Sankis4.2%
Devastator4.1%
Fulminator3.7%
Mad Monarch's Scepter3.1%
Doombringer2.0%
Hallowed Nemesis1.9%
Azurewrath1.5%
Gift of Silaria1.4%
Other Legendary & Set26.6%
Rare One-Hand Weapons3.7%

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
Stormshield18.1%
Lidless Wall10.5%
Coven’s Criterion8.3%
Wall of Man7.4%
Hallowed Barricade5.5%
Freeze of Deflection5.1%
Defender of Westmarch4.4%
Ivory Tower (Legacy)2.2%
Defender of Westmarch (Legacy)2.2%
Eberli Charo1.6%
Denial (Legacy)1.6%
Stormshield (Legacy)1.5%
Vo'Toyias Spiker1.3%
Hallowed Defender0.4%
Other Legendary & Set0.4%
Rare Off-Hands29.5%
Off-Hands Used by Top 25%
Softcore Barbarians
Off-HandsPercent
Stormshield31.6%
Lidless Wall14.0%
Coven’s Criterion7.3%
Defender of Westmarch6.4%
Wall of Man6.2%
Hallowed Barricade4.9%
Freeze of Deflection4.4%
Defender of Westmarch (Legacy)3.1%
Ivory Tower (Legacy)2.7%
Eberli Charo2.4%
Stormshield (Legacy)2.2%
Vo'Toyias Spiker0.9%
Denial (Legacy)0.9%
Other Legendary & Set0.6%
Rare Off-Hands12.4%

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 GrandeurFinger53.8%
2Raekor’s BreechesLegs43.9%
3Raekor’s HeartTorso40.9%
4Raekor’s StridersFeet40.2%
5Raekor’s WrapsHands39.4%
6Vile WardShoulders30.9%
7Raekor’s WillHead25.6%
8Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist23.8%
9Stone of JordanFinger22.9%
10Strongarm BracersWrists19.7%
11Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso17.7%
12Leoric's CrownHead16.1%
13Raekor’s BurdenShoulders15.4%
14Immortal King's IronsHands15.0%
15Immortal King's TriumphHead14.8%
16Immortal King's StrideFeet14.7%
17Reaper's WrapsWrists14.7%
18UnityFinger14.0%
19The FurnaceTwo-Handed13.9%
20Ancient Parthan DefendersWrists11.9%
21Pauldrons of the WastesShoulders11.3%
22Pride of CassiusWaist11.1%
23Immortal King's Boulder BreakerTwo-Handed10.6%
24Blackthorne's Duncraig CrossNeck10.6%
25Chilanik’s ChainWaist10.4%
ItemSlotPercent
Top 25% Barbarians
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger62.2%
2Raekor’s BreechesLegs53.2%
3Raekor’s HeartTorso49.6%
4Raekor’s StridersFeet49.6%
5Raekor’s WrapsHands48.8%
6Vile WardShoulders43.8%
7Stone of JordanFinger40.7%
8Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist32.6%
9Raekor’s WillHead30.0%
10UnityFinger29.2%
11Strongarm BracersWrists25.7%
12The FurnaceTwo-Handed24.1%
13Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso21.2%
14Leoric's CrownHead20.5%
15Immortal King's TriumphHead19.1%
16Pride of CassiusWaist19.1%
17Ancient Parthan DefendersWrists18.8%
18Immortal King's IronsHands18.5%
19Immortal King's StrideFeet17.8%
20Reaper's WrapsWrists15.6%
21Pauldrons of the WastesShoulders14.7%
22Chilanik’s ChainWaist14.4%
23Immortal King's Boulder BreakerTwo-Handed13.2%
24Raekor’s BurdenShoulders12.5%
25Tasset of the WastesLegs12.2%
ItemSlotPercent
All Hardcore Barbarians
ItemSlotPercent
1Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger62.3%
2Immortal King's Tribal BindingWaist36.1%
3Raekor’s BreechesLegs34.8%
4Raekor’s HeartTorso27.5%
5Immortal King's Eternal ReignTorso27.2%
6Raekor’s WrapsHands27.0%
7Raekor’s StridersFeet26.1%
8Immortal King's IronsHands24.3%
9Immortal King's TriumphHead23.2%
10Immortal King's StrideFeet22.6%
11Raekor’s BurdenShoulders22.3%
12Raekor’s WillHead21.9%
13Stone of JordanFinger19.3%
14Reaper's WrapsWrists16.4%
15Vile WardShoulders16.1%
16Aughild's SearchWrists15.6%
17Strongarm BracersWrists15.0%
18Aughild's PowerShoulders13.1%
19Immortal King's Boulder BreakerTwo-Handed12.7%
20Blackthorne's Duncraig CrossNeck12.5%
21UnityFinger12.1%
22Spires of the EarthShoulders9.9%
23Weight of the EarthLegs9.8%
24Blackthorne's Jousting MailLegs9.7%
25Pauldrons of the WastesShoulders9.7%
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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