Barbarian

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The Barbarian is one of 6 playable classes in Diablo Immortal.

Description

A Barbarian in action
A Barbarian in action.

"A savage wanderer and mighty weapons expert. Survivors of the disaster that struck Mount Arreat, Barbarians use powerful weapons and brutal attacks to crush any opposition."[1]

Barbarians are a staple of the Diablo universe, savage brawlers that thrive in the thick of combat and rely on their sweeping attacks and stoic buffs to pull them through. Their attacks chain up, rend through and smash their enemies to pieces, while their defensive shouts and stomps send shockwaves of control through the enemy ranks. They round out their abilities with boisterous movement skills that charge through the enemy ranks and send the Barbarians crashing down on their unsuspecting victims.

Primary Attributes

Diablo Immortal has 5 Primary Attributes: Strength, Intelligence, Fortitude, Vitality, and Willpower. Every stat point gained in any of these attributes will increase your Offense and Defense Rating, so your character will always increase in power. The benefits of said attributes differ from class to class, and different attributes will be more desirable to chase depending on your chosen character.

These are the Primary Attributes and their effects, ranked based on attractiveness to the Barbarian class:

  • Strength - This attribute increases the Barbarian's damage and is of utmost importance across all of your gear.
  • Fortitude - This attribute increases the Armor and Armor Penetration Secondary Attributes, which are vitally important in endgame progression, where you need to go through the enemies' defenses first to inflict damage.
  • Vitality - This attribute increases your life points, which is your most basic form of mitigation and staving off death. While it is never a useless stat to obtain, investing beyond the point of tanking basic damage is also unnecessary, as Diablo Immortal lacks a Hardcore mode and cannot threaten you with permanent character loss.
  • Willpower - This attribute increases the Potency and Resistance Secondary Attributes, which increase the duration of harmful effects you inflict on enemies and reduces their duration on yourself, respectively. This attribute provides limited usefulness to the Barbarian class, which is mostly oriented at inflicting direct damage but can be valuable to bleed-based builds focusing on Cleave.
  • Intelligence - This attribute only provides the basic one point of Offense and Defense Rating to Barbarians, which other attributes also provide. Replace this attribute as soon as you can.


Skills

All classes can slot 1 Primary Attack and 4 Active Skills. Skills are unlocked gradually as you level up, and are leveled up automatically along with your progression. Primary Attacks can be used at any time and gradually build up the resource necessary to unleash the Ultimate ability, while Active Skills vary between cooldown- and charge-based abilities.

Skills are modified through Legendary Inscriptions which can enhance their duration, charges, range, power, and even change the purpose of the skill entirely. The Barbarian has access to the following skills:

Lacerate (Primary Attack)

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Unlocks at: Level 1

Category: Primary Attack

Max Rank: 11 (14 with Charms)

Cooldown: None

Description: Launch a series of attacks that deal X to X damage with each hit. Every third hit heals you for X% of damage done.

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Ultimate: 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. You also gain a shield that absorbs damage equal to 20% of your maximum Life for 3 seconds.

Legendary Inscriptions:

  • Rending Bite (Main Hand) - Unnamed Inscription: Lacerate now inflicts Bleeding that deals X damage over 3.1 seconds.

Frenzy (Primary Attack)

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Category: Primary Attack

Unlocks at: Level 34

Max Rank: 4 (7 with Charms)

Cooldown: None

Description: Launch a frenzied attack for X damage. Each hit increases Frenzy's attack speed by 8% for 3 seconds, stacking up to 5 times.

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Ultimate: Restless Demon - Enhance Frenzy for 12 seconds, allowing movement while attacking and unhindered movement through enemies, granting Stun immunity, and increasing attack speed as if fully stacked. You also gain a shield that absorbs damage equal to 20% of your maximum Life for 3 seconds.

Legendary Inscriptions:

  • The Maddening (Main Hand) - Unnamed Inscription: Movement speed increased by 10% while Frenzy is at its maximum stacks.

Chained Spear

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Category: Damage

Unlocks at: Level 3

Max Rank: 11 (14 with Charms)

Cooldown: 10 Sec

Description: Hurl 3 chained spears that deal X damage and then return, dragging impaled enemies back to you and dealing another X damage.

Legendary Inscriptions

  • Cracklefell (Chest) - Electrified Spear Inscription: Chained Spear now hurls an electrified spear that damages and immobilizes all enemies in its path.
  • Charred Iron (Chest) - Flaming Spear Inscription: Chained Spear now hurls a flaming spear that damages all enemies in its path and leaves a Burning trail.
  • Avalanche Inscription: Chained Spear now hurls giant rocks, inflicting damage on all enemies in its path.
  • Obin's Many Fingers (Off-Hand) - Unnamed Inscription: Chained Spear hurls 2 additional spears.

Cleave

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Category: Damage

Unlocks at: Level 1

Max Rank: 12 (15 with Charms)

Cooldown: 9 Sec

Description: Unleash a powerful attack that deals X damage to all enemies in front of you, and causes them to Bleed for X damage over 3 seconds. Maximum 3 charges.

Legendary Inscriptions

  • Svot's Reach (Main Hand) - Broad Sweep Inscription: Cleave now strikes in a full circle around you.
  • Virulent Fist (Off-Hand) - Unnamed Inscription: Enemies killed by Cleave will explode, inflicting X damage on all nearby enemies.
  • Hatred's Reach (Shoulders) - Unnamed Inscription: Cleave range increased by 20%.

Demoralize

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Category: Control

Unlocks at: Level 38

Max Rank: 2 (5 with Charms)

Cooldown: 16 Sec

Description: Release a ferocious shout that forces nearby monsters to attack you. Also deals X damage to all nearby enemies and reduces their damage done by 30%. Lasts 8 seconds.

Legendary Inscriptions

  • Battlemaster's Helm (Head) - War Cry Inscription: Demoralize is replaced with a war cry that increases all damage you and nearby allies inflict by 25% for 6 seconds, but has a 30 second cooldown.
  • Bestial Threat (Head) - Terrifying Roar Inscription: Demoralize is replaced with a terrifying roar that deals X damage to all nearby enemies and Immobilizes them for 6 seconds.
  • Fearhammer (Off-Hand) - Unnamed Inscription: Demoralize duration increased by 30%.

Furious Charge

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Categories: Dash, Damage

Unlocks at: Level 18

Max Rank: 6 (9 with Charms)

Cooldown: 9 Sec

Description: Charge forward, knocking away all enemies in your path and dealing X damage. Maximum 3 charges. Players may only be affected once every 3 seconds by this skill.

Legendary Inscriptions

  • Screaming Fury (Legs) - Merciless Assault Inscription: Furious Charge now charges to a location, damaging all nearby enemies and knocking them into the air.
  • Determination (Legs) - Empowered Charge Inscription: Furious Charge can now be charged up to increase its range and damage.

Ground Stomp

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Categories: Control, Charge

Unlocks at: Level 41

Max Rank: 1 (4 with Charms)

Cooldown: 9 Sec

Description: Stomp the ground, Stunning nearby enemies for up to 1.5 seconds and dealing X damage. Charging longer increases range and duration up to 3 seconds.

Legendary Inscriptions

  • Empowered Stomp: Ground Stomp now affects all nearby enemies and can be charged to increase range and damage.
  • Weighted Brow (Head) - Unnamed Inscription: Ground Stomp range increased by 20%.

Hammer of the Ancients

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Category: Damage

Unlocks at: Level 1

Max Rank: 11 (14 with Charms)

Cooldown: 12 Sec

Description: Call forth a massive hammer which smashes enemies in front of you for X damage and shakes the earth itself, dealing X additional damage over 2 seconds.

Legendary Inscriptions

  • Razorgrip (Off-Hand) - Empowered Hammer Inscription: The range and damage of Hammer of the Ancients can now be increased by charging it up.
  • Ragecaller (Main Hand) - Unnamed Inscription: Hammer of the Ancients is now also electrified, slowing enemy movement by 50% for 2 seconds.
  • The Remembered (Off-Hand) - Spirit of the Ancients Inscription: Hammer of the Ancients now summons a Spirit of the Ancients who stuns all nearby enemies and then fights beside you for a while.
  • Davin's Legacy (Chest) - Unnamed Inscription: Hammer of the Ancients maximum charges increased by 1.

Leap

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Category: Control, Dash

Unlocks at: Level 29

Max Rank: 4 (7 with Charms)

Cooldown: 12 Sec

Description: Leap to a location, dealing X damage to all nearby enemies when you land and reducing their movement speed by 50% for 4 seconds. Each full life enemy struck by Leap will reduce Leap's cooldown by 1 second.

Legendary Inscriptions

  • Sellena's Iron (Main Hand) - Unnamed Inscription: Leap causes the ground to shake where you land, dealing X damage to all enemies in the area over 3 seconds.
  • Animal Instinct (Shoulders) - Empowered Leap Inscription: Leap can now charge up to increase range and damage.
  • Howler's Lift (Legs) - Unnamed Inscription: Leap damage increased by 10%.

Sprint

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Category: Buff

Unlocks at: Level 18

Max Rank: 7 (10 with Charms)

Cooldown: 8 Sec

Description: 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.

Legendary Inscriptions

  • Juggernaut's Plan (Legs) - Gangway Inscription: Sprint now causes you to run continuously, knocking away and damaging enemies in your path.
  • Unnamed Inscription: Sprint also leaves tornadoes in your path that deal X damage to any enemies they strike.
  • Broken Grasp (Shoulders) - Unnamed Inscription: Sprint also increases your dodge chance by 20%.
  • Second Breath (Head) - Unnamed Inscription: Sprint duration increased by 30%.

Whirlwind

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Category: Damage, Channel

Unlocks at: Level 8

Max Rank: 11 (13 with Charms)

Cooldown: 0.5 Sec

Description: Become a whirlwind of steel, continually striking all nearby enemies for X damage while moving at 70% reduced speed. Using Whirlwind slowly consumes its energy, which recovers while Whirlwind is not in use.

Legendary Inscriptions

  • The Tempest (Main Hand) - Stormbringer Inscription: Whirlwind radius increased, causing X damage with each hit, but movement speed reduced to 40%.
  • The Gathering (Chest) - Unnamed Inscription: Whirlwind pulls in all enemies it damages.
  • Ferocious Gale (Chest) - Unnamed Inscription: Whirlwind occasionally throws out tornadoes that deal X damage to any enemies they strike.
  • Unnamed Inscription: Whirlwind damage increased by 10%.

Wrath of the Berserker

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Category: Buff

Unlocks at: Level 44

Max Rank: 1 (4 with Charms)

Cooldown: 30 Sec

Description: Enter a berserker rage that increases your attack speed by 50% and movement speed by 20% for 6.5 seconds.

Legendary Inscriptions

  • Broken Soul (Off-Hand) - Cruelty Inscription: Wrath of the Berserker now increases your Critical Hit Chance by 50% for 6 seconds, but no longer increases Attack Speed.
  • Lasting Hate (Head) - Unnamed Inscription: Wrath of the Berserker duration increased by 30%.
  • The Coming Storm (Shoulders) - Unnamed Inscription: Wrath of the Berserker cooldown reduced by 15%.

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