Face your enemies head on with this build for the Barbarian in Diablo Immortal.
Diablo Immortal lets players select from six different classes: Barbarian, Wizard, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, and Necromancer. Each class has its own strengths and weaknesses for players to play around with.
Barbarians use their rage and their weapons to wreak havoc to enemies on the battlefield. Barbarians in MMOs are known for going berserk in the frontlines. They like to face enemies head on with their strength and resilience. They have a high damage output that can be tailored for multiple or single targets. In Diablo Immortal, the Barbarian does the same; deals huge damage with a reckless playstyle.
Barbarians need a lot of damage and a bit of defenses to thrive in the frontlines. This build will help players know which the best attributes and items are to take in order to get the Diablo Immortal power level of their Barbarian to the top.
Whirlwind Barbarian Build
When building a character, the basic thing for players to know are the attributes. In Diablo Immortal, there are five attributes that players can level up to increase their character’s stats. Attributes will increase a character’s Combat Rating, along with other stats. There are five attributes: Intelligence, Fortitude, Vitality, Willpower, and Strength.
For Barbarians, Strength should be the priority. Strength increases damage for all of the Barbarian’s skills. This build will be focusing on dealing as much damage as you can so prioritizing this attribute is a no-brainer.
Barbarians also need to be resilient in order to survive long in the battlefield. The next attribute to be prioritized should be Vitality or Fortitude. Vitality will increase a Barbarian’s life by 3, and more life means increased capacity to take hits. On the other hand, Fortitude will increase the Barbarian’s Armor, which helps in blocking damage. It is up to the player’s discretion which they want to prioritize but we recommend taking Fortitude because it also increases the character’s armor penetration, which means more damage.
Willpower is also a useful defensive attribute; it reduces the duration of negative effects on the Barbarian while increasing the duration of the negative effects from the Barbarian’s skills. However, this should be prioritized less than the other three attributes because it’s only for utility, not damage. The skills in this build do not rely heavily on negative effects so Willpower is not that important.
Intelligence is the least useful skill for Barbarians. It does not offer any damage aside from increasing Combat Rating by 1.
Which skills to take?
The next thing to remember are skills. In Diablo Immortal, each class will have one primary attack and four skills to use. Classes have a variety of choices for primary attacks and skills, so it’s best to mix together skills that have great synergy.
Barbarians have two primary attacks to choose from: Lacerate and Frenzy. Lacerate is available at the start while Frenzy unlocks at level 32. Once unlocked, players should switch to Frenzy for their primary attack. This skill will have the Barbarian throw his weapon towards the nearest enemy while increasing attack speed by up to 40%. Having a lot of attack speed equates to higher damage per second (DPS).
For this build, the skills that should be taken are Whirlwind, Leap, Undying Frenzy, and Wrath of the Berserker.
Whirlwind is the strongest skill available for the Barbarian. It has very high DPS along with mobility. This skill makes the Barbarian spin around with his axes like a whirlwind, thus the name. This allows for movement while dealing damage to surrounding enemies.
Leap makes the Barbarian jump towards a target location, dealing damage to enemies in the area and slowing their movement speed. This skill provides extra mobility and can be useful for getting out of sticky situations. Leap is also a great complement to Whirlwind. Using Leap before Whirlwind makes sure enemies have a hard time running from the Barbarian.
Undying Frenzy is the Barbarian’s fallback skill. This skill triggers when the Barbarian comes close to dying. Undying Frenzy will prevent death for a few seconds while causing all attacks to heal for 30% of their damage. This allows the Barbarian to keep on pummeling his enemies without worry of dying.
Wrath of the Berserker is also a great utility skill. However, the player must activate it, unlike Undying Frenzy. This skill grants the Barbarian 50% increased attack speed and 20% movement speed. The attack speed may not be useful for Whirlwind, but there is a way to remedy that through items. It gives more mobility while increasing damage output, which makes it useful for a Barbarian.
Which gear to equip?
Each character in Diablo Immortal has primary and secondary gear slots. Primary slots can be equipped with powerful Legendary gear which not only increase stats, but also provide bonuses to a character’s skills. Legendary gear can also be equipped with gems that further give bonuses and effects.
These are the Legendary Diablo Immortal Items that should be equipped for this build:
- Head: Lasting Hate
- Chest: The Gathering
- Shoulders: The Coming Storm
- Main Hand: Eager Maelstrom
- Off-hand: Broken Soul
- Legs: Kar’s Defiance
This build works toward increasing the damage output of Whirlwind, so having the gear to supplement that is best. The Gathering provides an effect to Whirlwind which pulls nearby enemies towards the Barbarian, while Eager Maelstrom increases the radius of Whirlwind in exchange for movement speed. The combination of these two items makes Whirlwind hit more enemies while giving them a hard time escaping.
Wrath of the Berserker is a strong buff. Whirlwind benefits from the critical strike chance, and the bonus movespeed means it can damage more enemies. Lasting Hate and Coming Storm increases the time where Wrath of the Berserker is active; Lasting Hate increases its duration by 30% while Coming Storm decreases its cooldown by 15%. Broken Soul turns the attack speed bonus into critical strike chance, which is more useful when using Whirlwind.
Kar’s Defiance provides the Barbarian with a bit of defensive power. Leap grants a shield that blocks a certain amount of damage upon use. This is great for jumping towards a large group of enemies or for getting away.
As said before, these Legendary items can be equipped with Gems that give bonus stats and effects. Gems are divided into tiers; higher tiers will grant better bonuses. There are also Legendary Gems that provide bonus effects for a character.
These are the best Legendary Gems to equip:
- Blood-Soaked Jade – Increases damage by 12-24% (depending on Life) and movespeed by 10%.
- Seeping Bile – Grants attacks a chance to poison enemies. Killing poisoned enemies will spread the poison to nearby enemies.
- Fervent Fang – Each time you deal damage to an enemy, that enemy now takes 0.8% increased damage from your attacks. Stacks up to 8% at ten stacks.
- Chained Death – Increases damage done by your attacks by 1.5% per target hit up to 4.5% at three targets.
- Everlasting Torment – Critical hits inflict agony, dealing 10% of base damage plus 122 every second for 6 seconds.
- Seled’s Weakening – Gain 6% increased damage for 60 seconds after killing an elite monster.
A character’s secondary gear slots are for Set Items. These equipment grant bonuses depending on the number of items with the same set that a character has. For this build, we recommend having six pieces of Grace of the Flagellant Set items.
- At two pieces, Grace of the Flagellant grants all continual, channeled, and persistent ground damage a 15% damage increase.
- At four pieces, dealing damage to an enemy five times will deal additional damage to that enemy.
- At six pieces, each instance of damage has a 4% chance to unleash a lightning strike that deals damage and stuns nearby enemies. This effect has a 40 second cooldown.
The Grace of the Flagellant increases the damage output of Whirlwind by a significant amount, which makes it perfect for this build.
Spending Paragon Points
When a player reaches the maximum level, which is level 60, they will start gaining Paragon levels. These levels grant players Paragon points that they can use in Paragon Trees. There are six Paragon Trees and each of them will give various bonuses. However, each of them only unlocks after reaching certain levels. These six trees are Vanquisher, Survivor, Treasure Hunter, Gladiator, Soldier, and Mastermind.
Players can only have one active Paragon Tree at any time. A Barbarian’s Paragon Points should be invested in the Vanquisher tree, which has several specialization nodes that increase damage. This tree is available at level 1 and also has nodes that grant damage bonuses. Players can switch to the Gladiator tree if they want to focus more on PvP content.