This is a up-to-date D3 Barbarian Build for patch 1.0.7. It’s the perfect build for gaining those paragon levels as fast as possible, while still being able to take down elite mobs quickly.
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Bash - Instigation
You shouldn’t have to worry about using this to much, but when you do it’s a great way to build back up your Fury.
Wrath of the Berserker - Thrive on Chaos
With the Thrive on Chaos rune you will have some runs where Berserk can last a very long time. Just remember you need to spend the Fury in order for it to be gained. If your bar is already full Thrive on Chaos won’t help at all.
War Cry - Impunity
Most people underestimate how much Armor really helps for your overall defense, which is a shame. War Cry really is a must have for this build.
Whirlwind - Hurricane
Even though this is called a WW build most of the damage won’t come from Whirlwind, it comes from Sprint/Run like the Wind, so only use Whirlwind when you actually need to go through mobs.
Battle Rage - Into the Fray
Into the Fray makes crit chance really important for this build. It will keep your Fury topped off at all times, as long as you have some pretty high crit.
Sprint - Run Like the Wind
This is the most important skill to use and master. Once you get a hang of getting mobs into your tornadoes from the Sprint, it makes farming really fast.
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One of the most important parts of any Barbarian Build, is knowing what stats you should be focusing on. If your making a Whirlwind build, your stats are going to be completely different from those that have Revenge of Cleave builds, so below I go over each stat and what changes were made to them in patch 1.0.7.
Weapon Damage – Increases your damage
Yes, this is a stat and actually it’s probably the most important one for any build. This will increase your damage with skills dramatically because skills in D3 go off a percentage of your Weapon Damage, so if your stacking strength weapons that have very low damage, your doing something wrong.
Strength - Dramatically increase damage and armor.
I think every Barb knows how important this is. After Weapon damage you gonna want to start stacking strength.
Crit Chance – This increases the chance of getting a critical hit.
It’s most useful when combined with crit damage. Most people are confused on how much crit hit and damage you should have. I tend to have at least 1:7 or 1:8 ratio when stacking them, so if you have 20% critical hit you should have at least 140% critical damage.
Crit Damage – Increase the damage of critical hits.
It’s worthless to have this unless you have some crit chance, so don’t start stacking this until then. Also it makes more sense to start stacking crit damage after you have quite a bit crit chance, just because it’s way easier to get it.
Attack Speed – This increases the speed at which you attack and the animation.
Most people don’t stack this like they used to after the nerf, but it’s still useful to have some because it speeds you up quite a bit.
Resists – Will reduce the damage you take from attacks.
This is really important to have once hitting Inferno difficulty. You really want to stack resist all and not a individual resist.
Vitality – Increase health pool.
Most people tend to start stacking this early, but I like to worry about my resist and armor first cause they tend to be harder to get.
Armor – Reduces damage taken from every attack
As a Barbarian this is very important. Your not a ranged class, so you want to have quite a lot of armor for farming mobs.
As with any other class there are a ton of different builds you should be using for your Barb in Diablo 3. Most of the time you want to pre plan what your be doing before you start. Because as of right now all NV stacks you get for killing elites will get reset when you change skills. The most important thing to do is try different builds and see what you like, then try and find the best farming spots that work great for Barbs.
One of my favorite things to do right now is use a Barb Gold finding build. Barbarians are really great at this cause we have lots of leaps and charges to get around fast. Always remember though that if your going to do a GF barbarian build that you pick the right gear. I always make sure I have some movement speed on my boots and increased attack speed on whatever else I can put it on. When your gold finding it’s very important to be able to run fast and hit jars and very quickly for that extra gold.
Another build is for mfing. The gear is a lot different then say gold finding cause your going to need to take down elite packs most of the time, so the stats won’t be that much different then your normal gear. Ideally you would want the same stats as your regular gear, but only with 1 less modifier on the equipment, but we all know that can be very expensive. A Magic Finding Barb Build usually is pretty expensive anyways, so make sure you check the AH regularly.
The greatest part about switching up D3 Build for Barbs is we have some of the best Mfing runes in the game. Actually if we have the best gear in the game nobody can beat us in Magic Find. Because nobody has the runes we have.
When choosing to play a Barbarian in Diablo 3 the most important thing to remember is to be patient. Just like in D2 there are a lot of mobs that give melee classes a ton of trouble. Always make sure you have a idea of what gear your want on your D3 Barb before playing them. Here are a few tips I think everyone will enjoy that I’ve picked up thus far.
• All resistance is a MUST when hitting inferno difficulty. Always make sure your looking out for this since it can be rather expensive the AH.
• Don’t overlook plus armor gear. It can be just as if not better then having resistance.
• Unlike D2 your going to have to do some kiting. Not all mobs will be easily tankable. Just kite for a bit until you get cooldowns back up.
• Unless you have the gear for it a shield is really important for endgame content. If it’s your first character you pretty much have to be wearing one for act2 on in Inferno.
• The forums are great for finding out what builds have worked and not worked for Barbarians.