More top-tier Barbarian builds in Diablo 4: Leveling & endgame in Season 2

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Not interested our main best Barbarian build in Diablo 4? Then here are some alternative best Barbarian builds for you to sink your mighty axe into, including both leveling and endgame during Season 2.

Diablo 4 has lots of powerful builds for Sanctuary’s most brawny warriors, the Barbarians, and many will see you safely through the game and into the vast endgame content. While we’ve already covered what we believe to be the best Barbarian build in Diablo 4 for both leveling and endgame, below we’ve included some alternative builds that are also worth your time.

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This way, you’ll have a choice when it comes to picking the best builds for the Barbarian in Diablo 4, especially when it comes to choosing a leveling build, or a build to tackle the endgame – which is where the game gets really interesting. Here’s our alternative best Barbarian builds in Diablo 4 Season 2.


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The Barbarian is a solid choice for leveling, endgame, and PVP.

Best Diablo 4 Barbarian build for leveling

Diablo 4’s Barbarian has lots of mighty builds to use in the Season 2 current meta, but we found the Hammer of the Ancients Barbarian to be among the best when it comes to leveling.

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Here are the skills you’ll need to select to craft this powerful build:

2Lunging Strike
3Enhanced Lunging Strike
4Hammer of the Ancients
5Enhanced Hammer of the Ancients
6Furious Hammer of the Ancients
7Battle Lundging Strike
8Rallying Cry
9Enhanced Rallying Cry
10Tactical Rallying Cry
11Hammer of the Ancients
12Hammer of the Ancients
14Enhanced Leap
15Add Two-Handed Swords to your Technique and select Power Leap
16War Cry
17Enhanced War Cry
19Mighty War Cry
20Hammer of the Ancients
21Hammer of the Ancients
22Booming Voice
23Raid Leader
24Raid Leader
25Call of the Ancients
26Prime Call of the Ancients
27Supreme Call of the Ancients
28Raid Leader
29Booming Voice
30Booming Voice
31Rallying Cry
32Rallying Cry
33Rallying Cry
34Rallying Cry
35Unbridled Rage (Capstone Passive)
36Aggressive Resistance
37Prolific Fury
38Prolific Fury
39Prolific Fury
40Pit Fighter
41Pit Fighter
42Pit Fighter
43No Mercy
44No Mercy
45No Mercy
46Heavy Handed
47Heavy Handed
48Heavy Handed
49Thick Skin
50Paragon begins
1 – RenownCounteroffensive
2 – RenownCounteroffensive
3 – RenownCounteroffensive
4 – Renown‍Guttural Yell
5 – Renown‍Guttural Yell
6 – RenownGuttural Yell
7 – RenownTempered Fury
8 – RenownInvigorating Fury
9 – RenownInvigorating Fury
10 – RenownInvigorating Fury

When choosing weapons and techniques from the Barbarian’s unique skills, the build favors two-handed swords and maces. Therefore, we’d recommend equipping one of those in your main hand and two smaller swords for your off-hand weapons.

Legendary Aspects

While there are many great Legendary Aspects in the Codex of Power that will help this build, there are three in particular that you need to prioritize for this build. Here’s what they are and where to find them:

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  • Offensive Aspect of Ancestral Force – (Sunken Ruins, Scosglen)
  • ‍Edgemaster’s Offensive Aspect – (Oldstones, Scosglen)
  • Offensive Aspect of the Expectant – (Underroot, Scosglen)
  • Resource Aspect of Echoing Fury – (Sirocco Caverns, Kehjistan)

Each one will essentially buff your damage in various ways and make your build even more deadly.

We’d recommend not imprinting these Aspects on your weapons, as you’re likely to replace these many times on your Leveling journey. Instead, add offensive Aspects to your jewelry, this way, it can continue to serve you well into endgame

This build is a great one for bashing Lilith’s minions in the main campaign, but once you enter the endgame, it may be time for a build with more longevity.

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Vampire Powers

Select the following Vampire Powers for this build:

  • Accursed Touch (Major)
  • Metamorphosis (Major)
  • Ravenous (Minor)
  • Prey on the Weak (Minor)
  • Sanguine Brace (Minor)
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The Barbarian is the most powerful melee class in Diablo 4.

Best Barbarian endgame build

Once you get past level 50 and have seen the ending of Diablo 4, things will then change as you’re into the endgame. This means the build you used to reach this point may no longer be adequate, and to really make the most of the Season 2 endgame content, you’ll need an endgame build.

Sure, your current build will work, but endgame builds have a different meta to leveling builds and if you want the best, you’ve come to the right place.

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Here are the skills you should focus on for another of the best endgame Barbarian builds in Diablo 4 currently, the Thorns Barbarian:

Active SkillsPassive Skills
Wrath of the BerserkerImposing Presence
War CryMarital Vigor
Rallying CryTough as Nails
Challenging ShoutBooming Voice
Steel GraspRaid Leader
Guttural Yell
Aggressive Resistance
Pit Fighter

Paragon Board

At level 50 you’ll gain access to the Paragon Board to continue building your character to level 100. Here are the boards you need to focus on to maximize the potential of the best endgame Barbarian build:

  • Starting board
  • Blood Rage board
  • Decimator board
  • Warbinger board
  • Flawless Technique board


Here are the Glyphs we’d recommend activating as your work through the Paragon board:

Choose at Level 15

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  • ‍Exploit
  • ‍Territorial
  • ‍Revenge
  • Imbiber
  • ‍Undaunted
  • ‍Marshal

Choose at Level 21

  • ‍Exploit
  • ‍Marshal
  • ‍Imbiber
  • ‍Territorial
  • ‍Undaunted
  • Revenge

Legendy Aspects

As this is an endgame build, it pays to unlock as many Legendary Aspects for the class as possible. Try to unlock the following Aspects as soon as possible in Season 2 to take advantage of their buffs, as each will have its own use within an endgame build:

  • ‍Berserk Ripping – (Mournfield, Dry Steppes)
  • ‍Death Wish – (Penitent Cairns, Scosglen)
  • Disobedience – (Halls of the Damned, Kehjistan)
  • ‍Echoing Fury – (Siroccos Caverns, Kehjistan)
  • Ghostwalker – (Broken Bulwark, Scosglen)
  • Inner Calm – (Raethwind Wilds, Scosglen)
  • ‍Iron Blood – (Forgotten Ruins, Kehjistan)
  • Might – (Dark Ravine, Dry Steppes)
  • Needleflare – (Yshari Sanctum, Kehjistan)
  • Numbing Wrath – (Heathen’s Keep, Hawezar)
  • Rapid – (Buried Halls, Dry Steppes)

You can also find Aspects by gambling with Obols or farming through Helltides and Nightmare Dungeons.

Vampire Powers

Select the following Vampire Powers for this build:

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  • Moonrise (Major)
  • Accursed Touch (Major)
  • Ravenous (Minor)
  • Prey on the Weak (Minor)
  • Undying (Minor)

Endgame item build

Here are the items you should aim to equip for your endgame Barbarian build in Diablo 4 Season 2:

Item nameItem type
‍Steadfast Hood of MightHelm
Iron Blood Steadfast TunicChest Armor
Rapid Steadfast GlovesGloves
Steadfast Pants of Numbing WrathPants
Ghostwalker Steadfast BootsBoots
Needleflare Dire Mace / Death Wish Battleworn CrescentMain Hand
Battle Axe of Inner Calm / Battle Axe of Beserk RippingSecondary Weapon / Offhand
Edgemaster’s AmuletAmulet
Ring of Echoing FuryRing 1
Bold Chieften’s RingRing 2

So there you have it, two more quality Barbarian builds for leveling and endgame in Season 2. For more demon-shacking content, check out some of the other Diablo 4 guides we’ve put together for you:

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