Using the best Diablo 3 Barbarian build for Season 27 will be absolutely essential for players wanting to push the limits of what’s possible. The better the build, the better the chance you have of topping the Diablo 3 Leaderboards.
Naturally, with every new season you’ll need to reevaluate which builds are worth sticking with, especially for solo greater rift pushing. Unless you’re seriously not fussed in which case you might as well use whatever playstyle you prefer; or alternatively the Angry Chicken Witch Doctor build because it’s just bonkers.
That said, we imagine that if you’re reading this you want to know what Barbarian build to run use in the current season. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, or a seasoned pro, it always helps to assess your options before you start levelling up and beginning that new season grind. Especially when new seasonal features like Soul Shards, Ethereal Weapons – and now Sanctified Powers in Season 27 – can massively alter the meta too.
Assuming you’ve read our Diablo 3 Tier List for Season 27, you’ll likely already know the best S Tier builds from the F Tier flops. However, if you read on we’ll take you through everything you need to know to ensure you have the best Barbarian build Assuming you’ve read our Diablo 3 Tier List for Season 27, you’ll likely already know the best S Tier builds from the F Tier flops.
Is The Barbarian Good In Diablo 3 Season 27?
It used to be that the Barbarian wasn’t that good. In Season 26 not a single Barbarian build was able to crack the S-Tier rankings.
Thankfully, that’s all changed in Season 27. Barbarians now have two S-Tier options and a couple of A-Tier too.
So we guess the Barbarian is a much better option in Season 27 than it ever has before.
What is the Best Barbarian Build in Diablo 3 Season 27
The best Barbarian class in season 26 was the Legacy of Dreams Hammer of the Ancients build, and in Season 27, it’s once again the best, albeit now with a buff thanks to the Sanctified Powers that have been introduced.
This is also pretty useful since it’s one of the easier Barb builds to use in comparison to the alternative options (more on those further down).
Keep reading, we’ll explain everything you need to set up your Legacy of Dreams Hammer of the Ancients build, including your gear, active skills, passive skills and more.
Legacy of Dreams Hammer of the Ancients Gear Setup
To begin we don’t need to worry about set bonuses because this Barbarian build is reliant on the Legacy of Dreams Gem.
This means that every legendary item you have equipped increases your damage dealt by 3.75% and reduces your damage taken by 2% – despite not having any set bonuses equipped. This also goes without saying but you do not want to have more than one set item, as the set bonus will nullify the LoD gem.
Below you’ll find a list of the best items worth selecting in Season 26 for this Barbarian build. If you follow the links in the table you’ll also be able to take a closer look at the item stats on the official Diablo 3 website.
|Amulet||Hellfire Amulet of Strength|
|Off-hand weapon||Echoing Fury|
Best Kanai’s Cube Slot Choices
The table below will give you a run-through of the best options for the Kanai’s Cube slots when assembling your Barbarian build.
|Weapon Slot||The Gavel of Judgment|
|Armor Slot||Bracers of the First Men|
|Jewellery Slot||Convention of Elements|
Best Barbarian Active Skills
The table below will give you a run-through of the best active skills to choose from when assembling your Barbarian build.
|Furious Charge||Merciless Assault skill rune|
|Call of the Ancients||Together as One skill rune|
|Ignore Pain||Ignorance is Bliss skill rune|
|Hammer of the Ancients||Smash skill rune|
|Battle Rage||Bloodshed skill rune|
|Wrath of the Berserker||Insanity skill rune|
Best Barbarian Passive Skills
The table below will give you a run-through of the best passive skills to choose from when assembling your Barbarian build.
|Ruthless||You deal 40% additional damage to enemies below 30% health.|
|Berserker Rage||You deal 25% additional damage while near maximum Fury.|
|Weapons Master||Gain a bonus based on the weapon type of your main hand weapon:
Swords/Daggers: 8% increased damage
Maces/Axes: 5% Critical Hit Chance
Polearms/Spears: 8% attack speed
Mighty Weapons: 2 Fury per hit
|Boon of Bul-Kathos||Reduce the cooldowns of your:
Earthquake by 15 seconds.
Call of the Ancients by 30 seconds.
Wrath of the Berserker by 30 seconds.
Season 27 Sanctified Powers
In Season 27 Blizzard is adding a new type of consumable item called Angelic Crucibles. Once uncovered by Nephalem, these heavenly artifacts can be used to Sanctify any equippable Legendary item. Sanctifying an item reforges it to have perfect Ancient-level stats on all affixes while also preserving the item’s Legendary Power.
However, it also adds one of three new Sanctified Powers unique to each class. For our Barbarian Build, the best power to opt for is surprisingly not the Sanctified Hammer of the Ancients power. Instead it’s potentially better to opt for the Sanctified Whirlwind. Here’s what it does:
- Whirlwind pulls in and holds all enemies within 25 yards.
This Sanctified Power wis great for pulling enemies towards you, making your normal Hammer of the Ancients power even more devastating because the power will scoop up and bring your enemies closer to you. Of course, if you do opt for the Hammer of the Ancients Sanctified power, you’ll also be blessed with every tenth cast of Hammer of the Ancients unleashing a powerful shockwave for extra damage.
As for which Legendary item we would sanctify, we’d personally opt for the Barbarians’s main weapon, Remorseless.
Best Barbarian Follower
For the Barbarian we recommend using the Templar follower as its additional healing capabilities.
Unlike the Scoundrel or Enchantress, the Templar is able to use the Guardian ability, which should come in handy for this A-Tier build.
For those who don’t know, Guardian allows players to essentially cheat death, which will provide additional safety in the game’s hardcore endgame. Here’s a quick explainer of how it works:
“When you take fatal damage, the Templar rushes to your aid, knocking back enemies within 15 yards, healing you for 15.00% Life based on the Templar’s Strength, and shielding you from all damage for 5 seconds.”
If you’re looking for a really comprehensive guide on the Templar follower, including their various skills and gear, follow the link above to a brilliant overview from icy-veins.com
Legacy of Dreams Hammer of the Ancients video guide
If you want to get really in-depth we suggest having a watch of the below guide from Diablo expert Rhykker in his Barbarian LoD HotA build video.
Alternative Diablo 3 Barbarian builds in Season 27
As we noted previously in the guide there are alternative Barbarian options if you want to try something different.
There’s another S-Tier option players can opt for in the shape of the Barbarian Raekor Boulder Toss build.
Outside of this, there’s also two decent A-Tier options you can choose, both listed below. Follow the links below for a complete build guide at Maxroll.gg.
That’s it – everything you need to know about the best Diablo 3 Barbarian build for Season 27.
If you’re looking for more Diablo 3 Tier Lists, Builds and tips then you’ll find plenty more guides on the links below:
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