Diablo 2: Resurrected - The Best Barbarian Class Build

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The Barbarian class from Diablo 2: Resurrected specializes in physical strength, the use of melee weapons, and war cries to change the tide of battle. In Diablo 2: Resurrected, players will choose from seven classes with a total of 210 skills. For first-time players, or those returning after a few years away, making a choice with all of these options can be difficult. For players who prefer close combat and raw power, the Barbarian class is the way to go. But even after choosing the Barbarian, personalizing the build is still a daunting process.

Though it is considered one of the starter classes in Diablo 2: Resurrected, getting the Barbarian build right can be a challenge for players who are unfamiliar with the class system in the game. With minimal effort, the Barbarian is great in the early acts of the game, but his vulnerability to magic attacks can become a great issue later in the game if he is not properly leveled up. To prevent the Barbarian from falling behind, players need to know how to take advantage of the best build for the class.

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Generally, there are three main builds for the Barbarian class—the Whirlwind build, the Concentrate Build, and the Berserk Build. While most beginning players choose the Whirlwind, each build has its own benefits and pitfalls. The choice of build all comes down to play style.

Like all classes in Diablo 2: Resurrected, a good place to start when creating the best Barbarian build is to know how to spend attribute and skill points. With the Barbarian’s Combat Masteries tree, spending attribute points on the right weapons is key, which means players should have a pretty good idea of what type of weapons they will want to use. For the Barbarian, players should primarily focus on improving their strength, dexterity, and vitality skills, ignoring the energy attribute. Regarding skill points, how to spend them is decided by which build players have chosen. For all three of the main builds, players should max out the War Cry and Battle Order Warcries.

Since Barbarian builds all specialize in physical, close-up combat, going into battle with the right weapons and armor is essential. The enemies in Diablo 2: Resurrected vary in their own capabilities, so it is smart for players to equip their Barbarian with both offensive and defensive items. The main build options focus on attack and defense differently, though none completely abandon one for the other. It is important that players prioritize offense or defense depending on their play style.

Going into Diablo 2: Resurrected without a plan for building the most effective Barbarian class can really hurt players later in the game. While it is important to know which of the builds best works for a player, it is just as important to know how to adjust that build to fit a particular playstyle. Knowing the right setup for a Barbarian build will save players a lot of time and frustration.

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Diablo 2 Resurrected is set to release on Switch, PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S



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