Hey guys! Welcome to our Barbarian Leveling Guide! If you need to reach max level Barb (without being PL’d) – look no further! The Rend leveling build is one of the strongest in the entire game and you will have no problem ROLLING through to 70.

I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU OPEN our D3 Leveling Process (all classes). It answers the usual leveling questions. “Leoric’s?” “Grinding?” There’s a ton of supplemental info there.

Barbarian Leveling – Quick Navigation:
Leveling BuildSummary | Leoric’s Crown?Notes | Fresh Level 70!

Barbarian Leveling: FULL BUILD per Level

Put your level in the box on the upper right – or hit back / next found in the bottom right!

LvlSlotSkillRune
1LBash
1R
11
12
13
14
1Passive
1Passive
1Passive
2LBash
2RHammer of the Ancients
21
22
23
24
2Passive
2Passive
2Passive
3LBash
3RHammer of the Ancients
31
32
33
34
3Passive
3Passive
3Passive
4LBash
4RHammer of the Ancients
41Ground Stomp
42
43
44
4Passive
4Passive
4Passive
5LBash
5RRend
51Ground Stomp
52
53
54
5Passive
5Passive
5Passive
6LBashFrostbite
6RRend
61Ground Stomp
62
63
64
6Passive
6Passive
6Passive
7LBashFrostbite
7RRend
71Ground Stomp
72
73
74
7Passive
7Passive
7Passive
8LBashFrostbite
8RRend
81Ground Stomp
82
83
84
8Passive
8Passive
8Passive
9LCleaveRupture
9RRend
91Ground Stomp
92Overpower
93
94
9Passive
9Passive
9Passive
10LCleaveRupture
10RRend
101Ground Stomp
102Overpower
103
104
10PassiveRuthless
10Passive
10Passive
11LCleaveRupture
11RRendRavage
111Ground Stomp
112Overpower
113
114
11PassiveRuthless
11Passive
11Passive
12LCleaveRupture
12RRendRavage
121Ground StompDeafening Crash
122Overpower
123
124
12PassiveRuthless
12Passive
12Passive
13LCleaveRupture
13RRendRavage
131Revenge
132Overpower
133
134
13PassiveRuthless
13Passive
13Passive
14LCleaveRupture
14RRendRavage
141Revenge
142Overpower
143Threatening Shout
144
14PassiveRuthless
14Passive
14Passive
15LCleaveRupture
15RRendRavage
151Revenge
152OverpowerStorm of Steel
153Threatening Shout
154
15PassiveRuthless
15Passive
15Passive
16LCleaveRupture
16RRendRavage
161Revenge
162OverpowerStorm of Steel
163Threatening Shout
164
16PassiveRuthless
16Passive
16Passive
17LFrenzySidearm
17RRendRavage
171Revenge
172OverpowerStorm of Steel
173Threatening Shout
174
17PassiveRuthless
17Passive
17Passive
18LFrenzySidearm
18RRendRavage
181Revenge
182OverpowerStorm of Steel
183Threatening Shout
184
18PassiveRuthless
18Passive
18Passive
19LFrenzySidearm
19RRendRavage
191RevengeBlood Law
192OverpowerStorm of Steel
193Threatening Shout
194Earthquake
19PassiveRuthless
19Passive
19Passive
20LFrenzySidearm
20RRendRavage
201RevengeBlood Law
202OverpowerStorm of Steel
203Threatening Shout
204Earthquake
20PassiveRuthless
20PassiveWeapons Master
20Passive
21LFrenzySidearm
21RRendRavage
211RevengeBlood Law
212OverpowerStorm of Steel
213Threatening Shout
214Earthquake
21PassiveRuthless
21PassiveWeapons Master
21Passive
22LFrenzySidearm
22RRendRavage
221RevengeBlood Law
222Battle Rage
223Threatening Shout
224Earthquake
22PassiveRuthless
22PassiveWeapons Master
22Passive
23LFrenzySidearm
23RRendRavage
231RevengeBlood Law
232Battle Rage
233Threatening ShoutIntimidate
234Earthquake
23PassiveRuthless
23PassiveWeapons Master
23Passive
24LFrenzySidearm
24RRendRavage
241RevengeBlood Law
242Battle Rage
243Threatening ShoutIntimidate
244EarthquakeGiant's Stride
24PassiveRuthless
24PassiveWeapons Master
24Passive
25LFrenzySidearm
25RRendRavage
251RevengeBlood Law
252Battle Rage
253Threatening ShoutIntimidate
254EarthquakeGiant's Stride
25PassiveRuthless
25PassiveWeapons Master
25Passive
26LFrenzySidearm
26RRendRavage
261RevengeBlood Law
262Battle RageMarauder's Rage
263Threatening ShoutIntimidate
264EarthquakeGiant's Stride
26PassiveRuthless
26PassiveWeapons Master
26Passive
27LFrenzySidearm
27RRendRavage
271Furious ChargeBattering Ram
272Battle RageMarauder's Rage
273Threatening ShoutIntimidate
274EarthquakeGiant's Stride
27PassiveRuthless
27PassiveWeapons Master
27Passive
28LFrenzySidearm
28RRendRavage
281Furious ChargeBattering Ram
282Battle RageMarauder's Rage
283Threatening ShoutFalter
284EarthquakeGiant's Stride
28PassiveRuthless
28PassiveWeapons Master
28Passive
29LFrenzySidearm
29RRendRavage
291Furious ChargeBattering Ram
292Battle RageMarauder's Rage
293Threatening ShoutFalter
294EarthquakeGiant's Stride
29PassiveRuthless
29PassiveWeapons Master
29Passive
30LFrenzySidearm
30RRendRavage
301Furious ChargeBattering Ram
302Battle RageMarauder's Rage
303Threatening ShoutFalter
304EarthquakeGiant's Stride
30PassiveRuthless
30PassiveWeapons Master
30PassiveInspiring Presence
31LFrenzySidearm
31RRendRavage
311Furious ChargeBattering Ram
312Battle RageFerocity
313Threatening ShoutFalter
314EarthquakeGiant's Stride
31PassiveRuthless
31PassiveWeapons Master
31PassiveInspiring Presence
32LFrenzySidearm
32RRendRavage
321Furious ChargeBattering Ram
322Battle RageFerocity
323Threatening ShoutFalter
324EarthquakeGiant's Stride
32PassiveRuthless
32PassiveWeapons Master
32PassiveInspiring Presence
33LFrenzySidearm
33RRendRavage
331Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
332Battle RageFerocity
333Threatening ShoutFalter
334EarthquakeGiant's Stride
33PassiveRuthless
33PassiveWeapons Master
33PassiveInspiring Presence
34LFrenzySidearm
34RRendRavage
341Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
342Battle RageFerocity
343Threatening ShoutFalter
344EarthquakeGiant's Stride
34PassiveRuthless
34PassiveWeapons Master
34PassiveInspiring Presence
35LFrenzySidearm
35RRendRavage
351Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
352Battle RageFerocity
353Threatening ShoutFalter
354EarthquakeGiant's Stride
35PassiveRuthless
35PassiveWeapons Master
35PassiveInspiring Presence
36LFrenzySidearm
36RRendRavage
361Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
362Battle RageFerocity
363Threatening ShoutFalter
364EarthquakeGiant's Stride
36PassiveRuthless
36PassiveWeapons Master
36PassiveInspiring Presence
37LFrenzySidearm
37RRendRavage
371Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
372Battle RageFerocity
373Threatening ShoutFalter
374EarthquakeGiant's Stride
37PassiveRuthless
37PassiveWeapons Master
37PassiveInspiring Presence
38LFrenzySidearm
38RRendRavage
381Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
382Battle RageFerocity
383Threatening ShoutFalter
384EarthquakeGiant's Stride
38PassiveRuthless
38PassiveWeapons Master
38PassiveInspiring Presence
39LFrenzySidearm
39RRendRavage
391Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
392Battle RageFerocity
393Threatening ShoutFalter
394EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
39PassiveRuthless
39PassiveWeapons Master
39PassiveInspiring Presence
40LFrenzySidearm
40RRendRavage
401Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
402Battle RageFerocity
403Threatening ShoutFalter
404EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
40PassiveRuthless
40PassiveWeapons Master
40PassiveInspiring Presence
41LFrenzySidearm
41RRendRavage
411Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
412Battle RageFerocity
413Threatening ShoutFalter
414EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
41PassiveRuthless
41PassiveWeapons Master
41PassiveInspiring Presence
42LFrenzySidearm
42RRendRavage
421Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
422Battle RageFerocity
423Threatening ShoutFalter
424EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
42PassiveRuthless
42PassiveWeapons Master
42PassiveInspiring Presence
43LFrenzySidearm
43RRendRavage
431Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
432Battle RageFerocity
433Threatening ShoutFalter
434EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
43PassiveRuthless
43PassiveWeapons Master
43PassiveInspiring Presence
44LFrenzySidearm
44RRendRavage
441Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
442Battle RageFerocity
443Threatening ShoutFalter
444EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
44PassiveRuthless
44PassiveWeapons Master
44PassiveInspiring Presence
45LFrenzySidearm
45RRendRavage
451Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
452Battle RageFerocity
453Threatening ShoutFalter
454EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
45PassiveRuthless
45PassiveWeapons Master
45PassiveInspiring Presence
46LFrenzySidearm
46RRendRavage
461Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
462Battle RageFerocity
463Threatening ShoutFalter
464EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
46PassiveRuthless
46PassiveWeapons Master
46PassiveInspiring Presence
47LFrenzySidearm
47RRendRavage
471Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
472Battle RageFerocity
473Threatening ShoutFalter
474EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
47PassiveRuthless
47PassiveWeapons Master
47PassiveInspiring Presence
48LFrenzySidearm
48RRendRavage
481Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
482Battle RageFerocity
483Threatening ShoutFalter
484EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
48PassiveRuthless
48PassiveWeapons Master
48PassiveInspiring Presence
49LFrenzySidearm
49RRendRavage
491Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
492Battle RageFerocity
493Threatening ShoutFalter
494EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
49PassiveRuthless
49PassiveWeapons Master
49PassiveInspiring Presence
50LFrenzySidearm
50RRendRavage
501Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
502Battle RageFerocity
503Threatening ShoutFalter
504EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
50PassiveRuthless
50PassiveWeapons Master
50PassiveInspiring Presence
51LFrenzySidearm
51RRendRavage
511Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
512Battle RageFerocity
513Threatening ShoutFalter
514EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
51PassiveRuthless
51PassiveWeapons Master
51PassiveInspiring Presence
52LFrenzySidearm
52RRendRavage
521Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
522Battle RageFerocity
523Threatening ShoutFalter
524EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
52PassiveRuthless
52PassiveWeapons Master
52PassiveInspiring Presence
53LFrenzySidearm
53RRendRavage
531Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
532Battle RageFerocity
533Threatening ShoutFalter
534EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
53PassiveRuthless
53PassiveWeapons Master
53PassiveInspiring Presence
54LFrenzySidearm
54RRendRavage
541Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
542Battle RageFerocity
543Threatening ShoutFalter
544EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
54PassiveRuthless
54PassiveWeapons Master
54PassiveInspiring Presence
55LFrenzySidearm
55RRendRavage
551Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
552Battle RageFerocity
553Threatening ShoutFalter
554EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
55PassiveRuthless
55PassiveWeapons Master
55PassiveInspiring Presence
56LFrenzySidearm
56RRendRavage
561Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
562Battle RageFerocity
563Threatening ShoutFalter
564EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
56PassiveRuthless
56PassiveWeapons Master
56PassiveInspiring Presence
57LFrenzySidearm
57RRendRavage
571Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
572Battle RageFerocity
573Threatening ShoutFalter
574EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
57PassiveRuthless
57PassiveWeapons Master
57PassiveInspiring Presence
58LFrenzySidearm
58RRendRavage
581Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
582Battle RageFerocity
583Threatening ShoutFalter
584EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
58PassiveRuthless
58PassiveWeapons Master
58PassiveInspiring Presence
59LFrenzySidearm
59RRendRavage
591Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
592Battle RageFerocity
593Threatening ShoutFalter
594EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
59PassiveRuthless
59PassiveWeapons Master
59PassiveInspiring Presence
60LFrenzySidearm
60RRendRavage
601Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
602Battle RageFerocity
603Threatening ShoutFalter
604EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
60PassiveRuthless
60PassiveWeapons Master
60PassiveInspiring Presence
61LFrenzySidearm
61RRendRavage
611Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
612Battle RageFerocity
613Threatening ShoutFalter
614EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
61PassiveRuthless
61PassiveWeapons Master
61PassiveInspiring Presence
62LFrenzySidearm
62RRendRavage
621Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
622Battle RageFerocity
623Threatening ShoutFalter
624EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
62PassiveRuthless
62PassiveWeapons Master
62PassiveInspiring Presence
63LFrenzySidearm
63RRendRavage
631Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
632Battle RageFerocity
633Threatening ShoutFalter
634EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
63PassiveRuthless
63PassiveWeapons Master
63PassiveInspiring Presence
64LFrenzySidearm
64RRendRavage
641Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
642Battle RageFerocity
643Threatening ShoutFalter
644EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
64PassiveRuthless
64PassiveWeapons Master
64PassiveInspiring Presence
65LFrenzySidearm
65RRendRavage
651Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
652Battle RageFerocity
653Threatening ShoutFalter
654EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
65PassiveRuthless
65PassiveWeapons Master
65PassiveInspiring Presence
66LFrenzySidearm
66RRendRavage
661Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
662Battle RageFerocity
663Threatening ShoutFalter
664EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
66PassiveRuthless
66PassiveWeapons Master
66PassiveInspiring Presence
67LFrenzySidearm
67RRendRavage
671Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
672Battle RageFerocity
673Threatening ShoutFalter
674EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
67PassiveRuthless
67PassiveWeapons Master
67PassiveInspiring Presence
68LFrenzySidearm
68RRendRavage
681Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
682Battle RageFerocity
683Threatening ShoutFalter
684EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
68PassiveRuthless
68PassiveWeapons Master
68PassiveInspiring Presence
69LFrenzySidearm
69RRendRavage
691Furious ChargeMerciless Assault
692Battle RageFerocity
693Threatening ShoutFalter
694EarthquakeGiant's Stride / Mt.'s Call
69PassiveRuthless
69PassiveWeapons Master
69PassiveInspiring Presence
70yey!Fresh 70 Barbarian Build Guide
Help! I can't use those skills because they're from the same category! Turn On Elective Mode

If you’re not allowed to put two skills on your bar because they’re from the same category – FEAR NOT! This isn’t a bug or a permanent in-game restriction. You simply have to CHECK ON ELECTIVE MODE, via Esc > Options > Gameplay > Elective Mode!

Binding Force Move to Mousewheel up & down is a value change that every player should make IMO. It prevents misclicks and skill misfires, and forces you to move to where otherwise an enemy might be.

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Barbarian Leveling: Skills & Reminders Summary

This build is for REND / Furious Charge: If you’re a less experienced barb you might wanna sub out Rend for Seismic Slam – will be putting a separate table for that soon!

LvlSlotSkill & Notes
0!!!*SEE: D3 Leveling Process if you're confused.
*Start Adventure mode in HARD.
*Follower: Hire Templar, then steal his weapon!
1(L)Bash (auto)
2(R)Hammer of the Ancients (auto)
4(1)Ground Stomp (auto)
5(R)Rend
6(L)Bash - Frostbite
8!!!Craft a 2-handed axe and check back often!
9(L)Cleave - Rupture
9(2)Overpower
10(P1)Ruthless
11(R)Rend - Ravage
12(1)Ground Stomp - Deafening Crash
13(1)Revenge
14(3)Threatening Shout
15(2)Overpower - Storm of Steel
16!!!Craft a 2-handed axe and check back often!
17(L)Frenzy - Sidearm
19(4)Earthquake
19(1)Revenge - Blood Law
20(P2)Weapons Master
22(2)Battle Rage
23(3)Threatening Shout - Intimidate
24(4)Earthquake - Giant's Stride
26(2)Battle Rage - Marauders Rage
27(1)Furious Charge - Battering Ram
28(3)Threatening Shout - Falter
30(P3)Inspiring Presence
31(2)Battle Rage - Ferocity
33(1)Furious Charge - Merciless Assault
33!!!Build is "final" at this point!
(L): Frenzy - Sidearm
(R): Rend - Ravage
(1): Furious Charge - Merciless Assault
(2): Battle Rage - Ferocity
(3): Threatening Shout - Falter
(4): Earthquake - Giant's Stride
(P1): Ruthless
{P2): Weapons Master
(P3): Inspiring Presence
=====
56(R)Rend - Bloodbath
61!!!*craft level 61 items! 2H AXE is most impt! L61 items are FAR better!
68(P3)Rampage
!!!!FRESH 70 BARB BUILDS

Help! I can't use those skills! (Turn On Elective Mode)


If you’re not allowed to put two skills on your bar because they’re from the same category – FEAR NOT! This isn’t a bug or a permanent in-game restriction. You simply have to CHECK ON ELECTIVE MODE, via Esc > Options > Gameplay > Elective Mode!

Binding Force Move to Mousewheel up & down is a value change that every player should make IMO. It prevents misclicks and skill misfires, and forces you to move to where otherwise an enemy might be.

 

Barbarian Leveling & Leoric’s Crown – When, and is it worth it?

Review our D3 Leveling Process (all classes) for more notes on this. Summary:

Still worth it || You must be minimum L16 (to be safe)
You must beat him in Campaign Mode || You must not have beaten him previously

Barb is a pretty intense leveling class. I’d say there’s no loss going for Leoric’s. But the more experienced you are, and fast – it’s hard to get massive gains from it. Either way, I do it as a change of pace and to relax a bit.

I would try it at around level 21 – Unlocking Furious Charge. Make a funny speed build utilizing Furious Charge, Leap, and Sprint (Rend guys you pass through). Haha. Pure Value. Prioritize moving forward, don’t get sidetracked by far-off dudes!

I really dislike opening your season by going Campaign and switching right before Leoric. Imagine going through all of that without mobility skills!

Barbarian: Leveling Notes

Playing the Build

Rend is unbelievably powerful!!!! REND AND MOVE ON” Should be your mantra! The only downside is you may or may not be there for the loot drops, haha.

Frenzy is a powerful filler – most builds eschew Rend but I find that choice STUPID. Rend trivializes the weak point of the build – killing Elites. Rend is slow vs elites and Frenzy basically doubles or triples your DPS to them instead of “waiting”.

Inspiring Presence is the defensive cornerstone of the build. It provides a godlike amount of self-healing that more than makes up for any defensive needs you have – allowing the rest of your build to be allocated for pure DAMAGE.

Furious Charge while not the best dashing skill in the game – Merciless Assault is downright abusive. Use often against larger packs of enemies for infinite fury and damage. Learn this now, chances are you’ll be using this sometime in your Barb career.

Earthquake is a powerful cooldown that you should be saving for elite packs (much more noticeable for YELLOWS). While many of the runes increase its firepower, Giant’s Stride is the recommended rune but many of them are viableThe Mountain’s Call is halves its CD so you can burst more often.

Berserker Rage cheap, free passive damage. A staple skill for end-game or leveling. It’s basic advice but take it to heart – DON’T LET IT FALL OFF!

==== NOTES FOR SEISMIC SLAM VARIANT ====

Basically change up Seismic Slam in for Rend, and Frenzy to Weapon Throw!

“Spam War Cry, Quake elites, Furious Charge clumps – profit”

Quite different from the usual Rend/FC leveling builds, huh? Still, this build doesn’t slack off. While the kit looks strange upfront – it makes up for it using PURE POWER and relative safety. Also, it plays a lot more relaxed to the usual Rend/FC builds.

Seismic Slam: “Big AoE & Big Damage”. The only downside being the large Fury cost. This skill is so basic I’m having a hard time describing it. That’s a good thing.

Weapon Throw-Ricochet is too good to pass up while leveling. Brainless, XXX guys get hit and you’re safe at range… seriously.

Fighting Bosses? The bounty super bosses are kinda chunky and time-consuming. Use Hammer of the Ancients (Smash) over Seismic Slam.

==== END NOTES FOR SEISMIC SLAM VARIANT ====

Followers – Hire them!

Hire your Templar while you level up! Templar does most of the healing for you while you trash enemies. Choose all the left skills to fully maximize Templar’s support power.

Crafted Weapons

Craft a blue 2H axe at level 8 and once you get to level 16, craft the best 2H yellow axe you can. The damage boost from this is huge. Occasionally check Blacksmith if there’s a new craftable weapon available. Don’t forget to upgrade him as soon as you can.

At level 61 it is IMPORTANT you craft a new weapon since the stat difference is gigantic compared to pre-60 weapons. Do this for your armor, too.

Barbarian: Gems while Leveling up

Ruby (red) gems FOR ALL SLOTS. Try to combine them as much as possible as it’s the best gem to put in BOTH your Helmet and Weapon during the leveling up phase. Any other slot (body, legs, accessories) should still have rubies since it gives +STR.

Fresh 70 Barbarian, now what?

Grats on Level 70 Barbarian! Get hyped since the end-game is just beginning! Just a quick reminder though, craft a level 70 2-handed Mighty Weapon and gear before anything!

>>> Fresh Level 70 Barbarian Guide <<<

We recommend you check that out so you won’t have a hard time at L70+!

Here’s a list of our Barb Guides that you might need:

or you can go to  our D3 Directory Guide for more D3 guides,

Barbarian Leveling – Quick Navigation:
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