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Barbarian

Diablo 4 Barbarian BuildEarth Shatter Upheaval Deathblow ( Leveling 1 - 50 )

Season 3
Leveling
Earth Shatter Upheaval Deathblow ( Leveling 1 - 50 )Barbarian build
Skills and Gear
Skill Tree
Paragon Board

Assigned skills

Primary
Secondary

Technique

Equipment

HelmWeapon Master's Aspect
Chest ArmorJuggernaut's Aspect
GlovesAspect of Encroaching Wrath
PantsAspect of Might
BootsGhostwalker Aspect
AmuletAspect of the Iron Warrior
Ring 1Aspect of the Expectant
Ring 2Aspect of Berserk Fury
Bludgeoning WeaponEarthstriker's Aspect
Dual-Wield Weapon 1Edgemaster's Aspect
Slashing WeaponAccelerating Aspect
Dual-Wield Weapon 2Rapid Aspect

Gems

WeaponSkull
ArmorRuby
JewelrySkull

Seneschal Construct

Gyratemelee
Voluminous Support
Gripping Support
Tactical Support
Flash of Adrenalineutility
Duration Support
Safeguard Support
Evernight

Skills

Basic

Lunging Strike
1
Enhanced Lunging Strike
Combat Lunging Strike

Core

Upheaval
5
Enhanced Upheaval
Violent Upheaval

Defensive

Ground Stomp
1
Enhanced Ground Stomp
Strategic Ground Stomp
Iron Skin
1
Enhanced Iron Skin
Tactical Iron Skin

Brawling

Aggressive Resistance
3
Prolific Fury
3
Swiftness
3
Quick Impulses
3

Weapon Mastery

Death Blow
5
Enhanced Death Blow
Fighter's Death Blow
Thick Skin
1
Counteroffensive
3
Pit Fighter
3

Ultimate

Iron Maelstrom
1
Prime Iron Maelstrom
Supreme Iron Maelstrom
Wallop
3
Concussion
2
Tempered Fury
1
Furious Impulse
3
Heavy Handed
3

Passive

Unconstrained
1
2
Lunging Strike
3
Enhanced Lunging Strike
4
Combat Lunging Strike
5
Upheaval
6
Upheaval
7
Upheaval
8
Upheaval
9
Upheaval
10
Enhanced Upheaval
11
Violent Upheaval
12
Ground Stomp
13
Enhanced Ground Stomp
14
Strategic Ground Stomp
15
Iron Skin
16
Enhanced Iron Skin
17
Tactical Iron Skin
18
Swiftness
19
Swiftness
20
Swiftness
21
Quick Impulses
22
Quick Impulses
23
Quick Impulses
24
Aggressive Resistance
25
Aggressive Resistance
26
Aggressive Resistance
27
Prolific Fury
28
Prolific Fury
29
Prolific Fury
30
Death Blow
31
Death Blow
32
Death Blow
33
Death Blow
34
Death Blow
35
Enhanced Death Blow
36
Fighter's Death Blow
37
Pit Fighter
38
Pit Fighter
39
Pit Fighter
40
Thick Skin
41
Counteroffensive
42
Counteroffensive
43
Counteroffensive
44
Tempered Fury
45
Furious Impulse
46
Furious Impulse
47
Furious Impulse
48
Iron Maelstrom
49
Prime Iron Maelstrom
50
Supreme Iron Maelstrom
51
Unconstrained
52
Heavy Handed
53
Heavy Handed
54
Heavy Handed
55
Wallop
56
Wallop
57
Wallop
58
Concussion
59
Concussion

Build Details

How It Works
Summary

The previous best leveling build just got better!

Upheaval got some more love this season and it was already performing pretty darn well in season 2, and now It looks like it's going to absolutely smash enemies and perhaps even topple HoTa as the go-to skill for Overpower builds.

This is a Walking Arsenal-style build, by this we mean it uses the same weapon-swapping mechanic but not the key passive itself. Why? Unconstrained is unbelievably strong this season, and in addition to this, it allows us to drop basic attacks altogether and focus on rotating between Deathblow & Upheavel for godly damage.

Pros & Cons PROS

Low gear requirements
Huge damage
Low cooldowns
Easy fury management
Great clear time
Boss killer

CONS

Not as mobile as some other builds
Missing your attacks can be very punishing
Not as tanky as other builds.

In-Depth Explanation

Weapon Technique

Do your barb quest for the Weapon Technique slot once available - lvl 15 Set it to 2h Axe for the best boost in DPS

Make sure to set Upheavel to 2h mace & Death blow to 2h sword!

Gameplay Loop
  1. Cycle between Upheaval & Deathblow
  2. Iron Skin on cooldown
  3. Pocket Ground Stomp for when Iron Maelstrom is on CD
  4. Pop Iron Maelstrom to watch all enemies go bye bye!