Diablo 4 is a game in which choosing the best build for each situation is crucial, but it is also a challenging task. Players in this latest version of the renowned Blizzard series will be able to choose from a wide range of products, skills, and weaponry. As a result, it stands to reason that developing the ideal construct would be a difficult task. Do not, however, be alarmed.
You will get the details you need in this article since we will talk about the Diablo 4 best Barbarian leveling build. The Barbarian class will no longer be a mystery to you after reading what we have to say, and you'll be able to level up as quickly and efficiently as possible to better prepare for the launch of Diablo 4 Season 1 and the game's endgame.
The Hammer of the Ancients Barbarian build explained
The Hammer of the Ancients build is the best option to focus on if you want to build an effective and efficient build for the Barbarian class. This build, like the rest of the class to which it belongs, is focused on strength and will allow you to inflict large amounts of damage on your opponents, even the most fearsome ones. As with any other type of build, the most essential thing to consider is the use of skills. Equipping your character with the right skills will allow you to create a very powerful build that will definitely help you throughout the game.
As usual, in this guide, we will show you some of the essential skills, without which you would not be able to create this build. There are others that will come in handy over time, especially once you've already leveled up a bit and are therefore stronger. However, the skills you'll need to unlock first are as follows:
- Frenzy (Enhanced, Combat)
- Hammer of the Ancients (lvl 1-5, Enhanced, Furious)
- Rallying Cry (Enhanced, Tactical)
- Leap (Enhanced, Power)
- Death Blow (lvl 1-5, Enhanced, Warrior's)
- Wrath of the Berserker (Prime, Ultimate)
- Walking Arsenal
- Expose Vulnerability (lvl 1-3)
This Diablo 4 Barbarian build needs a suitable strategy to manage resources. The Barbarian class has several abilities available that it can use to generate Fury, including Enhanced Frenzy, Rallying Cry, Power Leap, etc. Once the Fury meter is full, you can use the Hammer of the Ancients ability, the main one of the build, to deal more damage to your enemies.
Another ability that you can use to deal a lot of damage to enemies per hit is Death Blow, which can be made even more deadly with the use of the Weapon Master's Aspect. To more easily defeat the elite enemies, we recommend using the Wrath of the Berserker skill to activate the Berserk and Unstoppable states. The Hamstring ability is great for slowing down bleeding enemies, so you can activate different types of bonuses.
Until now we have talked about the fighting skills of the Barbarian, but the Hammer of the Ancients build is also based on defensive and passive skills that will save your life on more than one occasion. First of all, we recommend that you unlock the Strategic Rallying Cry and Thick Skin skills to increase Fortify. This allows you to take less damage but also to deal more. So these are two very useful skills.
As for the Vulnerability state, you can make use of the Expose Vulnerability skill which, as the name suggests, allows you to expose the vulnerabilities of your opponents, making combat easier. Finally, we also recommend making use of the Walking Arsenal passive skill which allows you to increase the damage inflicted by 45%. Furthermore, against particularly difficult bosses, we advise you to make use of the Leap and Death Blow skills to get the better of it.
As for the equipment in general and the statistics, as usual, we advise you to keep an eye on the value of the Item Poer, since the higher it is, the better that object will be. At least that's what happens in most cases. However, there are times when lesser Item Poers are more efficient because they have stats that pair better with other pieces of equipment you own. For this reason, we advise you to pay attention to this aspect of Diablo 4. However, the statistics that we advise you to keep in mind are the following:
- DPS value on all weapon slots
- Rank of Hammer of the Ancients and Death Blow
- All Damage
- Damage to Close, Slowed, Crowd Controlled, and Healthy Enemies
- Damage with Mace, Core, and Weapon Mastery Skills
- Damage while Fortified, Berserking, and Healthy
- Vulnerable Damage
- Critical Strike Chance and Damage
- Attack Speed and Basic Skill Attack Speed
As for the Legendary Apsects, once you have visited the Occultist, they too are to be taken into consideration because they are essential for the creation of this Diablo 4 Barbarian build. Since there are many of them, in this article we will limit ourselves to indicating only the most important ones without which it would not be possible to create this build. For the rest, we advise you to experiment and see which ones best suit your needs and ways of playing:
- Edgemaster's Aspect (Skills deal more damage)
- Aspect of Ancestral Force (Increses Hammer of the Ancients damage)
- Weapon Master's Aspect (Your Weapon Mastery Skills have an additional Charge)
- Aspect of the Expectant (Attacking enemies with a Basic Skill increases the damage of your next Core Skill)
- Aspect of Might (Attacking enemies with a Basic Skill increases the damage of your next Core Skill)
Finally, as regards gems, elixirs, and potions, we advise you to follow our advice as Diablo 4 offers different types of these objects. For this reason, choosing independently couldn't be so simple and immediate, so we decided to give you some advice regarding this aspect as well, in order to create the Diablo 4 best Barbarian leveling build. The gems that we recommend you to use are the following:
- Weapon: Sapphire for Critical Strike Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
- Armor: Sapphire for Damage Reduction While Fortified
- Jewelry: Skull for Armor
As for elixirs and potions, what we advise you to do is to equip the elixirs Assault Elixir for Attack Speed or Precision Elixir for Critical Strike, in addition to the one that allows you to increase stats and experience obtained for 30 minutes. Furthermore, it is super recommended to go often to the alchemist to upgrade your healing potions to increase their effectiveness and elixirs to increase their duration.