|HappyFeet’s “Stone Age” Barbarian||May-28-2015 2:00 PM PDT (5 years ago)|
When it comes to Barbarians, there’s a difference between going primal and going primeval. Few things in this world embody raw strength more than picking up the nearest boulder and chucking it at your enemy. In this week’s Play Your Way, HappyFeet#21646 showcases the fine art of mashing your enemies with this primitive, yet effective, tactic.
About the Build:
Barbarians are brutes, exemplifying strength, rage, and raw power. From cartoons to high fantasy, these kinds of characters are known for their feats of unparalleled might. Kicking down doors, holding back legions of monsters, or lifting the nearest heavy object and hurling it at their foes, nothing screams “powerhouse” quite like they do.
The Boulder Toss rune for the skill Ancient Spear captures how ridiculous and satisfying such an exploit can be. Dumping all your Fury into a concentrated crushing blow is gratifying in its own regard. By stacking supportive damage abilities, HappyFeet#21646 has built around this visceral and visually rewarding ability, rolling back the clock to primitive times when the only weapon you needed was whatever you could lift.
The Stone Age Barbarian focuses on making the best use of Ancient Spear (Boulder Toss); it splits the difference between damage boosts that benefit this skill and defensive abilities to keep you alive long enough to witness the destructive results.
While not necessary for the build to function, this build greatly benefits from utilizing the bonuses of the Immortal King’s Call set. Overall, there’s a lot of flexibility available when it comes to gearing for this build.
Recommended Legendary Gems:
Recommended Difficulty and Game Mode:
Let’s be up-front about this: this is a thematic and fun build, and not likely one with which you’ll be pushing the upper echelons of Greater Rifts. While you could roll your way a decent distance, this build is better suited to farming in Torment VI in Nephalem Rifts or Bounties. HappyFeet plays this build in Normal game mode, though with some of the suggested Toughness tweaks above, this build could easily be suited to Hardcore as well.
Why We Like This Build:
HappyFeet said it best in his submission; Ancient Spear (Boulder Toss) will put a smile on your face. It’s the kind of skill that has direct feedback reward tied to it. Building up that Fury globe to dump it all out in a massive explosion of huge numbers is instantly gratifying, compounded by immediately making Avalanche available. It’s a fun build and easy to pick up and learn, even if you’re new to the Barbarian world.
Tell Us What You Think!
How does your Barbarian fare this Season? Are you rolling with the revamped Immortal King’s Call set? Have you ever experimented with tossing boulders around? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to send your build for a chance to be featured!
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