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Barbarian

Diablo 4 Barbarian BuildCharging Hammer - Charge/Hota

A-tier
Season 3
Meta
End Game
Mid Game
Boss Killer
Dungeon Push
Charging Hammer - Charge/HotaBarbarian build
Skills and Gear
Skill Tree
Paragon Board

Assigned skills

Primary
Secondary

Technique

Equipment

HelmTuskhelm of Joritz the Mighty
Chest ArmorJuggernaut's Aspect
GlovesRelentless Berserker's Aspect
PantsTibault's Will
BootsGhostwalker Aspect
AmuletBanished Lord's Talisman
Ring 1Ring of Red Furor
Ring 2Aspect of Unrelenting Fury
Bludgeoning WeaponAspect of Ancestral Force
Dual-Wield Weapon 1Edgemaster's Aspect
Slashing WeaponAccelerating Aspect
Dual-Wield Weapon 2Aspect of Ancestral Charge

Gems

WeaponRuby
ArmorRuby
JewelryAmethyst

Seneschal Construct

Flash of Adrenalineutility
Tactical Support
Duration Support
Safeguard Support
Tempestranged
Breaking Support
Efficiency Support
Resource Support

Skills

Basic

Lunging Strike
1
Enhanced Lunging Strike

Core

Hammer of the Ancients
5
Enhanced Hammer of the Ancients
Furious Hammer of the Ancients

Defensive

Challenging Shout
1
Rallying Cry
1
Enhanced Rallying Cry
Strategic Rallying Cry
Imposing Presence
3

Brawling

Charge
5
Enhanced Charge
Power Charge
War Cry
1
Aggressive Resistance
3
Battle Fervor
3
Prolific Fury
3
Booming Voice
3

Weapon Mastery

Thick Skin
1
Counteroffensive
3
Pit Fighter
2

Ultimate

Wrath of the Berserker
1
Prime Wrath of the Berserker
Supreme Wrath of the Berserker
Wallop
3
Heavy Handed
3
Brute Force
3
Tempered Fury
1
Invigorating Fury
2

Passive

Unbridled Rage
1
2
Lunging Strike
3
Enhanced Lunging Strike
4
Hammer of the Ancients
5
Enhanced Hammer of the Ancients
6
Furious Hammer of the Ancients
7
Rallying Cry
8
Hammer of the Ancients
9
Hammer of the Ancients
10
Enhanced Rallying Cry
11
Challenging Shout
12
War Cry
13
Hammer of the Ancients
14
Hammer of the Ancients
15
Booming Voice
16
Booming Voice
17
Booming Voice
18
Strategic Rallying Cry
19
Pit Fighter
20
Pit Fighter
21
Imposing Presence
22
Imposing Presence
23
Imposing Presence
24
Unbridled Rage
25
Aggressive Resistance
26
Aggressive Resistance
27
Aggressive Resistance
28
Prolific Fury
29
Prolific Fury
30
Prolific Fury
31
Wallop
32
Wallop
33
Wallop
34
Thick Skin
35
Counteroffensive
36
Counteroffensive
37
Heavy Handed
38
Heavy Handed
39
Heavy Handed
40
Brute Force
41
Brute Force
42
Brute Force
43
Wrath of the Berserker
44
Prime Wrath of the Berserker
45
Supreme Wrath of the Berserker
46
Counteroffensive
47
Charge
48
Enhanced Charge
49
Power Charge
50
Charge
51
Charge
52
Charge
53
Battle Fervor
54
Charge
55
Battle Fervor
56
Battle Fervor
57
Tempered Fury
58
Invigorating Fury
59
Invigorating Fury

Build Details

How It Works
Summary

Wanna have a fun trip with the new Charge and wondering if it could make Hota better? This brand new Charging Hammer variant will help you Bonk! the season while still relying on the stapple Overpower + resource spending mechanics.

This build is all about using a Machine Gun Generatorless Hammer of the Ancient with Charge as a support and mobility tool !

Damage wise, Hammer of the ancients will be our main offensive tool and we'll juice it up by using multiple Damage boosts based off Berserking, Resource spending, Max resource, and ;everyone's season 2 favorite; Overpower. Attack speed will be the nitro of that beefy engine, and increase the rate at which we benefit from above mechanics.

For defense, we'll rely on Multiple Damage Reduction sources, loads of Fortify and Max Health, Capped armor and resistances and well, making sure mobs are reduced to bits before they can even hit you !

Supporting this simple gameplay will be performed by our dear Triple Shouts + Wrath of the Berserker combo, making sure we always have a skill ready for unexpected scenarios.

DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a 700m oneshot build (you'll be in the 50 to 90m range before ubers) but I can vouch for the fast and very enjoyable gameplay

In-Depth Explanation

Pros and cons

PROS

  • One hit KO and Large bonks are always very satisfying to watch
  • Fast zooming around thanks to Charge (Skill)
  • Smooth gameplay with loads of attack speed

CONS

  • Not leveling friendly as you need a complete Paragon board setup
  • Uniques and Unrelenting Fury (Aspect) are MANDATORY
  • Requires a good Defensive Chest armor (make sure to check out the recommended gear stats tab) to feel nice and cosy
Gameplay Loop

Rotation 1. Pop your Rallying Cry to start running fast 2. Charge in the general direction of the enemy (best if you can finish your course into a wall) to proc berserk 3. Pop Wrath of the Berserker if you haven't snapshotted your Berserking buff yet 4. Bonk everything ! 5. Repeat 6. Use War cry if you feel like you could use the extra heal/dmg

Pro tips 1. Pocket Commanding Shout and Wrath of the Berserker if you feel like they could be better used later (Hard bosses or packs)

Video Guide