Best Diablo 4 Barbarian builds in Season 4: Leveling, endgame & PvP

Aakrit Sharma
Barbarian class in Diablo 4

Barbarian has been the strongest class in Diablo 4 for some time now and the best builds are famous for dominating hardcore world bosses. Here’s a look at the skills and specializations that you need to make the best Barbarian builds in Diablo 4 Season 4.

The Barbarian class in Diablo 4 has received a major overhaul in Season of Loot Reborn, and players will need to keep an eye out for everything new in the Codex of Power that can bring major buffs to their builds.

To help you make the most of the class, here’s a list of the best Barbarian builds in Diablo 4 Season 4, such as Double Swing and Bash. 

Male and female character models for Barbarian class in Diablo 4
The Barbarian class in Diablo 4 has excellent AoE damage-dealing abilities.

Best Barbarian build for leveling up in Diablo 4 Season 4

The Double Swing Barbarian is the best Barbarian build for leveling up in Diablo 4 Season 4. You’ll need its fast attacks and ability to take some damage to face every Helltide in Season of Loot Reborn, especially when trying to get to Level 50 as quickly as you can.

Here’s a rundown of the skills necessary for the Double Swing Barbarian build:

LevelBarbarian Skill
1Lunging Strike
2Enhanced Lunging Strike
3Battle Lunging Strike
4Double Swing
5Enhanced Double Swing
6Violent Double Swing
7Rallying Cry
8Enhanced Rallying Cry
9Tactical Rallying Cry
10Double Swing
11Double Swing
13Enhanced Leap
14Power Leap
15War Cry
16Enhanced War Cry
17Mighty War Cry
18Thick Skin
22Double Swing
23Double Swing
24Call of the Ancients
25Prime Call of the Ancients
26Supreme Call of the Ancients
30Pit Fighter
31Pit Fighter
32Pit Fighter
35Tough as Nails
36Aggressive Resistance
37Battle Fervor
38Battle Fervor
39Battle Fervor
40Prolific Fury
41Prolific Fury
42Prolific Fury
43Aggressive Resistance
44Aggressive Resistance
Renown skill point 1Imposing Presence
Renown skill point 2Imposing Presence
Renown skill point 3Imposing Presence
Renown skill point 4Booming Voice
Renown skill point 5Booming Voice
Renown skill point 6Booming Voice
Renown skill point 7Martial Vigor
Renown skill point 8Martial Vigor

Best weapon specialization 

The Double Swing Barbarian can only use One-Handed Weapons, so you’ll need to focus on a few powerful Passives to enhance your damage output as well as your ability to absorb damage. Here’s what you need to unlock:

  • Thick Skin: Gives you a small boost for more Fortify.
  • Counteroffensive: Boost your damage while you have more than half of your life as Fortified health.
  • Pit Fighter: Increases both offense and defense against close enemies.

Best Legendary Aspects for Double Swing Barbarian build

The following Legendary Aspects will drastically improve your Double Swing Barbarian build in Diablo 4 Season 4, so here’s where you can find them:

  • Aspect of Numbing Wrath: You can get it by completing the Heathen’s Keep Dungeon (Hawezar).
  • Juggernaut’s Aspect: Appears randomly on Legendary Gear.
  • Accelerating Aspect: Appears randomly on Legendary Gear.
  • Aspect of Bul-Kathos: You can get it after completing the Light’s Refuge Dungeon (Hawezar).
  • Relentless Berserker’s Aspect: You can get it after completing the Hakan’s Refuge Dungeon (Kehjistan).
  • Windlasher Aspect: Appears randomly on Legendary Gear.
  • Bold Chieftain’s Aspect: Appears randomly on Legendary Gear.
  • Aspect of Giant Strides: Appears randomly on Legendary Gear.

Best Diablo 4 Season 4 Barbarian build for endgame

The Bash Barbarian build is your best option to survive in Season 4’s endgame. Since the Season of Loot Reborn questline revolves around facing almost non-stop Helltides, the Bash Barbarian will grant you great mobility while dealing strong damage from AoE skills.

Here’s how all your skill and Renown points should be allocated at the end of your build:

  • Basic Skills:
    • Bash (5/5)
      • Enhanced Bash
      • Combat Bash
  • Defensive Skills:
    • Imposing Presence (3/3)
      • Martial Vigor (3/3)
    • Rallying Cry (1/5)
      • Enhanced Rallying Cry
      • Strategic Rallying Cry
    • Challenging Shout (1/5)
      • Enhanced Challenging Shout
    • Outburst (1/3)
      • Tough as Nails (1/3)
  • Brawling Skills:
    • Kick (1/5)
      • Enhanced Kick
      • Power Kick
    • War Cry (1/5)
      • Enhanced War Cry
      • Power War Cry
    • Booming Voice (3/3)
      • Guttural Yell (3/3)
    • Aggressive Resistance (3/3)
      • Battle Fervor (3/3)
  • Weapon Mastery:
    • Pit Fighter (3/3)
    • Thick Skin (1/3)
      • Counteroffensive (3/3)
  • Ultimate Skills:
    • Wallop (3/3)
      • Concussion (3/3)
    • Wrath of the Berserker (1/1)
      • Prime Wrath of the Berserker
      • Supreme Wrath of the Berserker
  • Heavy Handed (3/3)
  • Key Passives:
    • Unconstrained (1/1)

How to play Bash Barbarian in Diablo 4

The Bash Barbarian build in Diablo 4 focuses on dealing AoE damage with Bash, which should be combined with Kick to apply the Vulnerable state.

To maximize Bash damage, you’ll need to build Fury to the max and use Wrath of the Berserker. After getting max Fury, you can alternate between Kick and Bash to drop massive amounts of damage.

While the Bash Barbarian build is quite straightforward to use, you’ll need to use Rallying Cry and War Cry for additional Movement Speed, Fortify, and Resource Generation. Using Challenging Shout will also help you boost your Damage Reduction and your Maximum Life, making your Barbarian even more tankier.

Best Bash Barbarian Paragon Board in Diablo 4

You can use your Paragon Points on the following nodes and Glyphs to make the strongest end-game Barbarian in Diablo 4:

Paragon Board for the Barbarian Nodes (including Legendary) to pickGlyph
StartingBrawn, Raw Power, Iron Strength, TenacityTerritorial
CarnageFierce, Brash, Berseker, EnragedIre
DecimatorArrogance, DemolishCrusher
Flawless TechniqueBrash, HavocExploit
WarbringerRaw PowerWrath
Blood RageEnraged

Best Legendary Aspects for Bash Barbarian build

  • Juggernaut’s Aspect: Appears randomly on Legendary Gear.
  • Aspect of Accursed Touch: Appears randomly on Legendary Gear.
  • Aspect of Might: Obtained after completing the Dark Ravine Dungeon (Dry Steppes).
  • Hectic Aspect: Appears randomly on Legendary Gear.
  • Aspect of Adaptability: Appears randomly on Legendary Gear.
  • Edgemaster’s Aspect: Obtained after completing the Oldstones Dungeon (Scosglen).
  • Bold Chieftain’s Aspect: Appears randomly on Legendary Gear.

Best Uber Uniques for Bash Barbarian build 

Getting the following Uber Uniques should be your goal when farming items for your Bash Barbarian build in Diablo 4 Season 4:

Tuskhelm of Joritz the MightyHelm
Ramaladni’s Magnum OpusHand
Harlequin CrestHelm
Diablo 4 Barbarian
There is no way to make the Barbarian a ranged troop in Diablo 4.

Best Barbarian build for Diablo 4 Season 4 PvP

In the absence of a loadout system or a system that allows you to change your skills on the fly, having a specific build just for PvP activities is slightly challenging. Thankfully, the Double Swing Barbarian build can double up as a PvP build as well, thanks to its mobility and high damage attacks.

Best Barbarian class attributes in Diablo 4

While building the best Barbarian class in Diablo 4, we recommend focusing on the following attributes:

  • Strength
  • Willpower
  • Fury

Apart from this, you can use Rubies to increase Fury generation through your gear and Topaz to boost damage reduction.

Best Gems for Barbarian class in Diablo 4

The Royal Topaz and the Royal Ruby are great for increasing Basic Skill damage and increasing maximum life. They work great for both builds mentioned above that work best in Diablo 4 Season of Loot Reborn.

However, for Jewelry, you might want to go for Skulls as they boost survivability and Royal Diamonds for increased resistance for every state.

Best technique slot & expertise for Barbarian class in Diablo 4

A Barbarian in Diablo 4
Barbarian is one of the tankiest classes in Diablo 4.

Arsenal system

Barbarians in Diablo 4 have a unique arsenal system that allows them to not only wield four weapons at once but also build expertise for each of them. To make the most of this system, you need to use weapons that align well with your skills, and here’s what we recommend for the builds mentioned above:

  • Two-Handed Axe Expertise for Bash Barbarian build.
  • One-Handed Sword Expertise and One-Handed Mace Expertise for your Double Swing Barbarian build.
    • In the Technique Slot, having the Two-Handed Axe will also increase your damage to Vulnerable enemies.

That was everything to know about building the best Barbarian build in Diablo 4. For similar content on the game, you can check out:

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About The Author

Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].