Diablo 4 Best Barbarian Endgame Builds: Whirlwind

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Diablo 4 Best Barbarian Endgame Builds: Whirlwind

After finishing the main story, players can employ the Whirlwind build, one of the Diablo 4 best Barbarian endgame builds. We made the decision to provide some tips on the Diablo 4 best Barbarian leveling build with you, and we will do the same for the best endgame builds. We will go into great length about each choice in its own article due to the sheer amount of options available and the fact that the best one will depend on your playing style. Let's talk about the Diablo 4 Whirlwind Barbarian build in this article.


Diablo 4 Whirlwind Barbarian build explained

The Whirlwind Barbarian build is one of the most used builds when you choose to embark on your journey into the world of Sanctuary with the Barbarian class. The important thing that distinguishes this build from the others is the fact that you can use many Shouts to generate more Fury. As a result, the Whirlwind build can be considered the best Barbarian build to use to complete all the activities in the game world.

It should be obvious by this point that one of the most crucial aspects of building a character is to concentrate on abilities. It's critical to carefully select the talents that work best with the build you want to create in Diablo 4 because there are a wide variety of skills that may be used to improve a class. The following talents are suggested for use with the Diablo 4 Whirlwind Barbarian build:

  • Lunging Strike Level 1
  • Enhanced Lunging Strike
  • Combat Lunging Strike
  • Whirlwind Level 5
  • Enhanced Whirlwind
  • Furious Whirlwind
  • Pressure Point Level 3
  • Rallying Cry Level 1
  • Enhanced Rallying Cry
  • Tactical Rallying Cry
  • Challenging Shout Level 1
  • Enhanced Challenging Shout
  • Tactical Challenging Shout
  • War Cry Level 1
  • Enhanced War Cry
  • Mighty War Cry
  • Booming Voice Level 3
  • Raid Leader Level 3
  • Guttural Yell Level 3
  • Aggressive Resistance Level 3
  • Prolific Fury Level 3
  • Pit Fighter Level 3
  • No Mercy Level 3
  • Slaying Strike Level 3
  • Hamstring Level 1
  • Wrath of the Berserker
  • Prime Wrath of the Berserker
  • Supreme Wrath of the Berserker
  • Heavy Handed Level 3
  • Tempered Fury Level 1
  • Invigorating Fury Level 3
  • Unbridled Rage

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Once your character reaches level 50, you can use the Paragon progression system, which offers you access to a variety of talents for the Whirlwind build. It is recommended that you give Normal and Magic Nodes priority when it comes to stats like Damage, Intelligence, Resistance, and Life. Ghyphs' area of effect grows as you level up. As a result, we do not advise allocating additional nodes if you are unable to achieve the requirements. On the other side, if you don't have the required Glyph, you can use any other Glyph until you do.

Rare Glyphs are now the best at using the Paragon system because of their strong scaling nature. As a result, our goal is to open as many Glyph Sockets as we can. With the following factors taken into account, this results in the majority of optimized setups having a total of six or seven Glyph Sockets accessible for Rare Glyphs. Rare Nodes and the Magic Nodes that surround them are frequently potent enough to warrant a two to three points detour via inferior Nodes.

The enormous number of points needed to obtain legendary nodes is only occasionally justified by their meager power. One Legendary Node, Warbringer, is the only one this guide suggests. While progressing through the various Paragon Boards, the least amount of Paragon Points should be spent on Normal Nodes. Not all Paragon Boards are made alike; some have shapes that are harder to optimize, while others contain a lot of Nodes that are not particularly beneficial for various constructions.

For the specific boards, we recommend using the following Rare Glyphs for each of them:

  • Starting Board: Territorial
  • Warbringer Board: Exploit
  • Flawless Technique Board: Disembowel
  • Decimator Board: Imbiber
  • Weapons Master Board: Marshal
  • Bone Breaker Board: Wrath

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As far as gameplay is concerned, the Whirlwind ability has no attack speed benefit. However, it manages to snapshot any effects that are spawned from using a Core skill, such as Edgemaster's Aspect, Aspect of the Expectant, and Aspect of Limitless Rage. These effects should be used while making use of the Lunging Strike skill and before starting a fight, in order to deal as much damage as possible.

A very important thing is to understand how to use the main skills of this Whirlwind build, so as not to be caught unprepared in combat. For this reason, we have decided to create a guide on how to generate a certain skill. Let's start by talking about the Furry ability, which is very useful for keeping the Whirlwind ability active. To do this, we advise you to make use of:

  • Lunging Strike
  • Enhanced Whirlwind
  • Rallying Cry, Challenging Shout, and Rallying Cry through Aspect of Echoing Fury
  • Prolific Fury
  • Prime Wrath of the Berserker
  • Affixes, including Resource Generation and Fury Cost Reduction on Boots and Rings
  • Wrath (Fury on Crit)
  • Various Paragon Board Nodes

As for the Berserk ability, it is already very powerful on its own, but there are some things you can take into account to make it even stronger:

  • Combat Lunging Strike
  • Enhanced War Cry
  • Wrath of the Berserker
  • The Berserking Duration affix on Boots
  • Aggressive Resistance
  • Prolific Fury
  • Prime Wrath of the Berserker
  • Aspect of Berserk Ripping
  • Several Nodes in the Carnage and Blood Rage Paragon Board
  • Ire

Due to the constant Fury they offer, the variety of helpful effects they have, and the variety of ways to shorten their Cooldown, shouts are a crucial part of many Barbarian builds, including this Whirlwind build. The combination of the Marshal Glyph, Bold Chieftain's Aspect, and the Cooldown Reduction affix that can be rolled on Helms and Amulets makes Shouts available more frequently than their standard 25-second Cooldown. This is particularly effective with Whirlwind because Shouts do not stop the spell's effect, allowing you to continue using the Fury it grants.

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When using a Whirlwind Barbarian build for farming, be sure to collect any uncommon item drops that might be upgrades. Preferable Aspects from legendary items should be saved so that you can later extract them and imprint them on appropriately rolled rare items. Due to their greater damage per hit and implicit critical strike damage, swords are preferred over daggers when comparing weapons with comparable item levels. The following stats need to be given top importance while choosing gear for the Whirlwind build:

  • Two-Handed Bludgeoning Weapon
    • + Strength
    • + Vulnerable Damage
    • + Critical Strike Damage
  • Dual Wield Weapon #1
    • + Strength
    • + Vulnerable Damage
    • + Critical Strike Damage
  • Dual Wield Weapon #2
    • + Strength
    • + Vulnerable Damage
    • + Critical Strike Damage
  • Two-Handed Slashing Weapon
    • + High DPS
    • + Strength
    • + Vulnerable Damage
    • + Critical Strike Damage
  • Helm
    • + Cooldown Reduction
    • + Maximum Life
  • Chest
    • + Damage Reduction While Fortified
    • + Damage Reduction vs Close
    • + Damage Reduction vs Bleeding
    • + Damage reduction vs Distant
  • Gloves
    • + Ranks to Whirlwind
    • + Critical Strike Chance
    • + Critical Strike Chance vs Injured
    • + Strength
  • Pants
    • + Damage Reduction While Fortified
    • + Damage Reduction vs Close
    • + Damage Reduction vs Bleeding
    • + Damage reduction vs Distant
  • Boots
    • + Movement Speed
    • + Fury Cost Reduction
    • + Movement Speed After Killing Elite
    • + Berserking Duration
  • Amulet
    • + Cooldown Reduction
    • + Fury Cost Reduction
  • Rings
    • + Resource Generation
    • + Critical Strike Chance
    • + Critical Strike Damage
    • + Vulnerable Damage

In order for your Whirlwind Barbarian build in Diablo 4 to function properly, legendary aspects must be taken into account. We've made the decision to compile a list of all the Aspects you'll need to use for your Whirlwind build in order for it to function properly. The full list is provided below:

  • Two-Handed Bludgeoning Weapon
    • Edgemaster’s Aspect (Skills deal up to 10–20% increased damage based on your available Primary Resource when cast, receiving the maximum benefit while you have full Primary Resource)
  • Dual Wield Weapon #1
    • Aspect of Limitless Rage (Each point of Fury you generate while at Maximum Fury grants your next Core Skill increased damage)
  • Dual Wield Weapon #2
    • Dust Devil’s Aspect (Whirlwind leaves behind Dust Devils that deal damage to surrounding enemies)
  • Two-Handed Slashing Weapon
    • Aspect of the Dire Whirlwind (Whirlwind's Critical Strike Chance is increased for each second it is channeled)
  • Helm
    • Aspect of Grasping Whirlwind (Whirlwind's Critical Strike Chance is increased for each second it is channeled)
  • Chest
    • Aspect of Disobedience (You gain 0.25–0.50% increased Armor for 4 seconds when you deal any form of damage, stacking up to 15–30%)
  • Gloves
    • Aspect of the Expectant (Attacking enemies with a Basic Skill increases the damage of your next Core Skill cast by 5–10%, up to 30%)
  • Pants
    • Iron Blood Aspect (Gain Damage Reduction for each nearby Bleeding enemy)
  • Boots
    • Ghostwalker Aspect (While Unstoppable, and for 4 seconds after, you gain increased Movement Speed and can move freely through enemies)
  • Amulet
    • Aspect of Berserk Ripping (Whenever you deal direct damage while berserking, inflict additional Bleeding Damage over 5 seconds)
  • Rings
    • Bold Chieftain’s Aspect (Whenever you cast a Shout Skill, its Cooldown is reduced by seconds per Nearby enemy, up to a maximum of 6 seconds)
    • Aspect of Echoing Fury (Your Shout Skills generate Fury per second while active)

We will wrap up this article with making a few recommendations for gems, elixirs, and potions that go well with the Whirlwind Barbarian build. To create elixirs and potions that are more strong and last longer, we suggest you to go to the alchemist frequently. You are strongly advised to drink Weak Assault or Precision elixirs, as well as any other elixirs that boost your stats and provide you extra experience points for 30 minutes. We advise you to rely on the gems listed below for your Barbarian, though:

  • Weapon: Royal Emerald for Critical Strike Damage to Vulnerable Enemies
  • Armor: Royal Sapphire for Critical Strike Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
  • Jewelry: Royal Skull for Armor

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Diablo 4 Best Barbarian Endgame Builds: Whirlwind
Diana D'Estefano
Diana has been a huge fan of video games since she was a child. She started her "career" with Nintendo and then moved on to other platforms as well. She is a computer engineering student. She is passionate about everything related to the gaming industry and writes for various websites in the sector. Although she is a big fan of horror games, she plays almost all genres fearlessly.