Just got your Barbarian to Level 70? Now what? Your goal is to get your FREE SET ASAP. In this guide, you’ll learn exactly what to do for each step, ultimately leading to the end-game as your Fresh 70 Barbarian.
In Season 10 Barbs free set is The Legacy of Raekor.
Raekor is disgustingly strong as a fresh ungeared character – even 4 pieces
is enough to own. This will be an easy journey!
Click below to reveal the instructions you need for each step:
Since the video won’t fit in the boxes above… This video features an alternate CHUMPY build which doesn’t use Boulder Toss nor any suction skills and is UTTERLY NOOB PROOF. Used it back a few seasons ago… shows more than 1 build is viable.
Seriously, look at that time left. Wasn’t even trying.
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|S10 Fresh 70 Barb Build: Raekor 6pc|
|Furious Charge||Any / All|
|Ancient Spear (Open…?)||Boulder Toss|
|Ground Stomp||Wrenching Smash|
|Leap (Open)||Call of Arreat|
|War Cry||Invigorate (Veteran’s Warning)|
|Battle Rage||Ferocity (Any)|
|Rampage||USE A DEFENSIVE!|
No change – just now any fury spender we use will be massively… MASSIVELY buffed. Boulder Toss is great, but feel free to play around with Seismic Slam or whatever. Watch Rift Guardians explode with a 5-stack spender!
If you’re confident: fit Sprint-Marathon into the build (a great “fury dump”).
A quick review before proceeding…
FROM HERE OUR GOAL IS TO GAIN POWER FAST. The next logical steps are Legendary Gems, and being mindful of the Chase Items you need to find.
Keep these important things in mind as you progress!
Now we have to gain as much power, as quickly as possible.
This is the easiest way to gain power simply because acquiring them has little to no RNG. Getting 3 of your best gems will increase your power dramatically in a short time span.
Click on the tabs to see Legacy of Raekor’s “Big 3” gems, and “others”.
Get these three to L25 ASAP:
Bane of the Powerful is a great gem to 25 asap. Helps out against elites and is “at full power” once it hits 25. Great to upgrade first, and let it chill.
Bane of the Trapped is a basic DPS gem. Autofreeze triggers this via Charge, but since we… you know… tackle dudes… the L25 gem bonus will be a sure trigger.
No other DPS gem will truly help you right now
Moratorium: Trusty ‘ol Moratorium. 25 points in this guy is like a mini Unity. You MUST have Life per Hit / Life per Fury Spent (or the Templar heal skills…). It’s rather useless without self-healing. “B-b-b-ut, muh gem-ups!” – you can use it for augments when you don’t need it any more.
Any other gems worth it?
Just get them asap while slowly climbing the GR’s you’re allowed to do. Do neph/GR/neph/GR etc until you get the big 3. Don’t overdo the level, just go for efficient farming and cheap empowering. GR 34 is enough to 25 a gem.
With 3 of your best gems at L25 – try much higher Torment levels. So now the real farming begins… and likely the defense problems begin, too.
Playing the Build & Adjustments
Now that you have the base “power level” of your 6 set and gems, let’s take a short time to review How to Play the Build. Here’s some basic tips for playing Raekor’s Legacy to help you as you progress into higher difficulties. It’s by no means comprehensive, but helpful.
Also, as you progress and get items, your build may have a weak point here and there that you can patch up given the simple skill, rune, and passive changes listed below.
Here we discuss Playstyle Notes and build Build Adjustments.
Eh, this is pretty basic at this level…
“Either you charge one guy, or you charge ALL the guys”
There’s nothing more frustrating that losing all your charge stacks. Whether it’s by misplay, lag or laziness – avoid this, man! It’s terrible to be locked out of your only relevant skill!
So it means you either abuse Merciless Assault, or abuse Raekor 2pc. Charging tiny clumps (IE 3 blue elites) is a bad idea. This gives you a good incentive to learn and keep to heart the concept of building density.
Stomp – Boulder: this mini combo is amazeballs. Works wonderfully against spread out and ranged guys, which is the bane of Raekor. Works with any suction effect (which is why I put Leap in there for now).
Use Charge to travel if need be – but hold on to your final one. You get three charges via the runes, but don’t EVER use the final one to “simply travel”.
Offense is usually categorized in Damage or, indirectly, Resource Gain.
MOVE ALONG, there’s not much here…
This build is pretty much fully stacked in “practical sources of offense”.
- Rampage which is recommended already, is the best overall offensive passive.
- Ruthless is a generic DPS passive and is probably better in the late-game. The problem for early farming is that it doesn’t help with your one-shot capability.
- Brawler is probably the worst, as it can get awkward with the build, especially for early game where densities aren’t that good.
- Berserker Rage? I’m not updated on the mechanics of how this works with Raekor… does it have a “delay” like Mr. Yan? Please chime in on this, long-time chargers…
Sadly, “on the fly” changes for offense are few and far between. The offensive capabilities of Raekor 6 are mostly locked behind Items.
Oh, I know this tab is also for Fury generation. If it isn’t obvious by now… You’re swimming in it.
Defense is primarily thought of as self-healing and damage reduction.
Stop thinking of GR80. Self-healing (and toughness) is important NOW.
Raekor’s is notoriously weak with health sustain… This is why early on we use War Cry-Invigorate, and optionally, Inspiring Presence as DPS won’t be a likely factor to be “holding you back”. There are better ways to sustain, but let’s not get too much into late-game discussion here…
Bloodthirst is kinda funny with this build. Boulder Toss will now double as a massive heal. It’s not bad at all… if you need it, you need it – right? KEEP IN MIND this can be redundant with the stat “Life per Fury Spent” found in Mighty Belts and Mighty Weapons.
These are notable changes especially to make bounties go a little faster!
Battle Rage-Ferocity is a no – brainer.
Pound of Flesh – speed and regen. Two for the price of one!
Any other changes for speed at this point is too greedy, and I can’t recommend it. Notably, Raekor’s is pretty damn fast by itself so this shouldn’t be a problem.
(See: Speedfarming General, Barbarian Speedfarming, Best Barbarian Speedfarming)
Items to look for
Not that legendary gems are wrapped up (the easy part…), it’s time for the ENDLESS grind for the perfect items! Raekor, luckily, has only very few core items
Since we already have our Raekor 6 piece, what should we use our shards on next?
Vile Ward – If you took 2 seconds to read what it does, this becomes a painfully obvious place to start dumping blood shards into: Shoulders first! This is a DISGUSTING INCREASE IN POWER FROM A SINGLE ITEM.
Bracers are up next. 3 of them are a decent upgrade:
- Skular’s Salvation: Improves our already OP Boulder Toss.
- Strongarm Bracers: last I checked this still works with Furious Charge.
- Nemesis: never bad to have.
- Ancient Parthan Defenders: works with frozen enemies.
Hexing Pants of Mr. Yan is ultimately a filler DPS boost… this isn’t THAT good but worth the mention. Try it out in the cube. It has a “bug” that it keeps its bonus for a split second after you stop moving so try to release that boulder asap.
- Helm – Immorta King’s Triumph
- Gloves – Immortal King’s Irons
- Body – Immortal King’s Eternal Reign
- Legs – Immortal King’s Stature
- Boots – Immortal King’s Stride
- Belt – Immortal King’s Tribal Binding
- Weapon – Immortal King’s Boulder Breaker (DO NOT USE SHARDS FOR THIS)
There are some “low impact fillers” here and there like Aquila Cuirass…
After this – the usefulness of shards for the “25” tier is almost non-existent. Time to frustrate ourselves by spending on the 50 buck rings!
If there is a single weapon to skyrocket us into godhood it’s the 2H-Polearm: Standoff. Spare no expense in getting this! This is the first place you should look into sinking your Death’s Breaths into.
Aside from this there’s not much else you’d really want…
2H Mace: The Furnace – one of those good ‘ol Barb staples.
2H Mighty Weapon: Immortal King’s Boulder Breaker – for hybrid IK/Raekor.
Once you’ve found the above, you’re good (in terms of weapons for Raekor)! The only thing left is finding an ancient version of Standoff (or Furnace?). Using Death’s Breath to obtain Ancients from yellow upgrades is legit.
Ring of Royal Grandeur – If you’re looking to mix Immortal King and Raekor, you’re gonna need this! You can get this form Act I bounties. Use it to break your set for a temporary filler item!
Convention of Elements – Maximize this power by familiarizing yourself with its elemental cycle. Trigger your most damaging skill in sync with its elemental damage. Soul crushingly OP with Boulder Toss.
Reaper’s Wraps: Not relevant for this build, but a classic nonetheless.
Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac: Not relevant for this build, but a classic nonetheless.
So you skipped a whole chunk of the powering up phase with the free set. Now what? Like I always say, “Speedfarming first before pushing GR’s”. So, convert what you have NOW to be as speedfarmy as possible, first.
- Barbarian Speedfarming Builds & Primer
- D3 Speedfarming with any Class!
- Barbarian Best Speedfarming Build
Other Barbarian Guides:
- Barbarian Leveling
- Might of the Earth | MotE Set Dungeon
- Immortal King’s Call | IK Set Dungeon
- The Legacy of Raekor | Raekor Set Dungeon
- Wrath of the Wastes | Wastes Set Dungeon
Check out our D3 Guide Directory for other resources.
Having Raekor’s Legacy as your free set sure gives you a running start, ey? Can’t complain! It’s an easy set to power up – needing very few key items.
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