The Diablo Immortal release has finally arrived, with Blizzard’s new mobile Diablo game hitting the Apple App Store and Android Google Play Store. If you’ve only just downloaded the game and considering which class to play, might we suggest having a read of our Diablo Immortal Best Class Tier List before you proceed further?
Assuming you’ve already dived into the game and pledged your allegiance to the Barbarian class, you might be wondering what is the best Barbarian build in Diablo Immortal. With this in mind, we’ve pulled together this guide which attempts to answer that question with a specific focus on solo play. That means we’re looking at the best build for farming the game’s Bounties, Elder Rifts, Lairs, and Side Quests as a solo player.
If you’re looking for the best Barbarian build for PvP, Raids (Helliquary and Kion’s Ordeal), or Dungeons played in a group, you might want to check out a different guide more tailored to that specific criteria. Whilst it’s possible that these builds might be similar, there are always going to be slight variations based on the activity you’re playing (especially PvP).
This build guide also assumes you have played the game sufficiently to level up your character to Level 60, by which point you should be able to gather the associated skills, legendary items, legendary gems and set items without too much trouble.
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What is the best Barbarian build in Diablo Immortal
Despite being a mobile-first title, Diablo Immortal is still fairly robust in its approach as a loot-based game. As such players still have plenty of choices to make when assembling their character, including skills, gear and gems to equip all in the name of making your character stronger in the face of unspeakable hellish monsters.
There are countless different ways you can choose to maximise the potential of the class, but if you’re playing solo the best Barbarian build in Diablo Immortal is the Barbarian Whirlwind Build.
The Barbarian class by its very nature excels at savage melee attacks that are up close and personal, getting into the thick of combat and dealing big AOE (area of effect) damage. This build is all about enhancing these aggressive melee attacks and making what is already an excellent crowd control class even more deadly. This Spin to Win build (outlined further down) focuses on ensuring you remain highly mobile using Sprint, whilst pulling in hordes of enemies with Whirlwind for massive damage.
Best Skills For Barbarian in Diablo Immortal
Barbarians have 2 Primary Attacks to choose from. For the best Barbarian Whirlwind build, we would suggest going with the following:
• Lacerate – Launch a series of attacks that deal damage with each hit. Every third hit heals you for 15% of damage done.
(Ultimate Ability) Blood and Rage – Enhance Lacerate for 12 seconds, increasing its healing to 20% of damage done on each attack, increasing its range, and causing every third attack to knock enemies away.
In addition to the Primary attack, Barbarians have up to 12 skills to choose from, and may equip up to 4 of them at time. If you’re looking to build the best Barbarian Whirlwind build whilst playing solo, we suggest picking these skills:
• Hammer of the Ancients – Call forth a massive hammer which smashes enemies in front of you for damage and shakes the earth itself, dealing additional damage over 2 seconds.
• Whirlwind (Unlocked at Level 8) – “Become a Whirlwind of steel, continually striking all nearby enemies for damage while moving at 70% reduced speed. Using Whirlwind slowly consumes its energy, which recovers while Whirlwind is not in use”
• Sprint (Unlocked at Level 15) – Increase your movement speed by 50% for 4.5 seconds. While active you may move unhindered through enemies and you are immune to movement impairing effects.
• Wrath of the Berserker (Unlocked at Level 50) – Enter a berserk rage that increases your attack speed by 50% and movement speed by 20% for 6.5 seconds.
Best Legendary Items for Barbarian in Diablo Immortal
Whilst you’ll start out with common, magic and rare items, you’ll eventually want to transition your primary items slots to Legendary items. These powerful pieces of equipment not only have higher stats, but also provide legendary powers to help enhance your existing skills. Plus, they can be socketed with Legendary gems too.
When assembling the best Barbarian Whirlwind build, we’d opt for these Legendary items:
• Head – Second Breath
• Shoulders – The Coming Storm
• Chest – The Gathering
• Legs – Screaming Fury
• Main Hand Weapon – The Tempest
• Off Hand Weapon – The Remembered
Best Set Items for Barbarian in Diablo Immortal
You’ve got your legendary items equipped, now we need to think about your secondary gear slots, and like Diablo 3, we’re best equipping Set Items. These powerful armor pieces are earned once you reach max character level and can be found dropping in Dungeons from the final boss.
If you’ve never played Diablo before, set items work like this. If you have 2 items of the same set, you’ll gain a buff. This buff increases depending on whether you have 2, 4 or 6 items from the set in question. You can also mix and match with other sets if you wish. Unlike Diablo 3, Set Items won’t conflict with your Legendary Items, which makes it slightly less convoluted (thankfully). So you need to just focus on having the best Set Bonuses to augment your class build.
For the Best Barbarian Whirlwind Build you want to opt for all 6 items from the Grace of the Flagellant set. We’ve listed the bonuses you’ll gain, just below:
• 2/6 Bonus – All continual damage, Channeled damage, and persistent ground damage increased by 15%.
• 4/6 Bonus – Each time you damage an individual enemy 5 times, you will do 287 additional damage to that enemy.
• 6/6 Bonus – Each time you deal damage, you have a 4% chance to unleash a lightning strike, dealing 1724 damage to all nearby enemies and Stunning them for 2 seconds. Cannot occur more often than once every 40 seconds.
Below are the items you need, plus which dungeon you’ll find them dropping:
|Cut Throat||Neck||Temple of Namari|
|Ring 1||Severed Thumb|
|Broken Palm||Ring 2||Kikuras Rapids|
|Bloody Hand||Hands||Cavern of Echoes|
|Open Gut||Waist||Pit of Anguish|
|Torn Sole||Feet||Mad King’s Breach|
Best Normal Gems for Barbarian in Diablo Immortal
We appreciate it might take some time to acquire those legendary gems (more on them in a minute) so for the sake of covering our bases, here’s a really quick guide on the best normal gems.
• Red Gems – Pick Tourmaline over Ruby, as a damage buff is better than a life buff.
• Blue Gems – Pick Sapphire over Aquamarine, as an armor penetration buff is preferable to an armor buff.
• Yellow Gems – It doesn’t matter as both potency and resistance are pretty pointless stats. Just pick whichever Citrine or Topaz gem is the highest level.
Best Legendary Gems for Barbarian in Diablo Immortal
Although the game contains plenty of normal gems (red, blue and yellow) to socket into your gear, it’s the game’s legendary gems which offer the best attribute bonuses and power boosts to your character. You can slot a maximum of 6 and you earn these in all manner of ways, but mostly from completing Elder Rifts.
Legendary Gems are also split between different tiers. 1 star and 2 star legendary gems are generally more common to acquire, whilst 5 star are much harder and offer great bonuses when slotted into your primary gear stots.
Below is a list of the best starter legendary gems (a mix of 1 and 2 star) as well as the best outright gems to slot into your primary gear slots.
|Best Starter Legendary Gems||Best Legendary Gems|
|Beserker’s Eye||Blessing of the Worthy|
|Chained Death||Blood Soaked Jade|
|Everlasting Torment||Chip of Stone Flesh|
|Fervant Fang||Frozen Heart|
|Lightning Core||Phoenix Ashes|
|Trickshot Gem||Sleeping Bile|
That’s everything you need to know about the best Diablo Immortal Barbarian build for Season 1. If you’re looking for more Diablo Immortal guides, builds and tips then you’ll find plenty more help on the links below.
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