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Barbarian

Diablo 4 Barbarian BuildEarth Shatter Upheaval Deathblow Leveling Build

Season 4
Updated on May 16, 2024
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Build Summary

This is the very build that I won the race to 100 in season 2 Barbarian and 2nd in season 3. Absolutely OBLITERATE leveling with this powerhouse build!

Pros:

  • Very low gear requirement
  • Great resource management
  • Kratos ultimate
  • Clears the whole screen of enemies
  • High DPS

Cons:

  • Endgame scaling
  • More than one button

Find the Uber version of the build here: Dragon's Breath Upheaval

Early
Mid-Game
End-Game
Variant Summary

This is the version of the build you'll be using from level 0 to when you enter world tier 3.

Assigned Skills
Skill Tree
Paragon Board
Primary
1
5
Secondary
1
1
5
1
Technique
Aspects & Uniques
Gear Stats
HelmEmpty
Chest ArmorEmpty
GlovesEmpty
PantsEmpty
BootsEmpty
Aspect of the Iron WarriorAmulet
Ring 1Empty
Aspect of Berserk FuryRing 2
Earthstriker's AspectBludgeoning Weapon
Dual-Wield Weapon 1Empty
Accelerating AspectSlashing Weapon
Rapid AspectDual-Wield Weapon 2

Where are all the aspects?! This is the early game variation so you should not expect to have the materials for all aspects, BUT, if you can afford them refer to the Mid-Game variation of this build.

Gems
SkullWeapon
RubyArmor
DiamondJewelry

Build Notes

Gameplay Loop
  1. Cycle between Upheaval, Deathblow & fill with Lunging
  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!
How It Works

This is a Walking Arsenal style build, by this I mean we still want to swap weapons with every attack, but we won't using the key passive itself.

The focus for this build is to get to a point where you're able to alternate between Deathblow & Upheaval swapping weapons as we do for all the tasty bonuses like extra fury, overpowers & berserking!

This is an extremely powerful early-game build that will see you easily through to farming Ubers, it's the perfect season starter!

In-Depth Explanation

Video Guide
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