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Diablo 4 Barbarian Beginner

Welcome to my Diablo 4 Barbarian Beginner Build, designed for World Tier 1 and World Tier 2 difficulties! The goal of this Beginner Build is to help you level up and prepare yourself for the higher World Tier difficulties! The Barbarian is the Class of Melee attacks and Bleeding in Diablo 4! You can create powerful melee Builds and use several weapons to destroy your enemies. This Beginner Build is focusing on the Barbarian’s raw strength, creating a deadly melee Build.

You can use this Beginner Build as it is to complete the campaign and level up while learning all the new interesting mechanics of Diablo 4. Alternatively you can use it as a template and adjust it to your needs and preferred play style as you level up. For more Barbarian Builds, you can take a look at my Diablo 4 Barbarian Builds page. For an advanced Barbarian Build, designed for higher difficulty and endgame activities, you can read my Berserk – Barbarian Berserking Build for Diablo 4!

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Barbarian Beginner Build Skills in Diablo 4

The core of our Beginner Build is the skills we are choosing to use. Our Build is focusing on raw damage and triggering Berserking with our attacks!

Skill 1Tactical Rallying Cry
Skill 2Power War Cry
Skill 3Tactical Challenging Shout
Skill 4Warrior’s Death Blow
BasicCombat Lunging Strike
CoreViolent Upheaval
  • Combat Lunging Strike(Lunging Strike,1/5): Deals damage, heals you and triggers Berserking.
  • Violent Upheaval(Upheaval,5/5): Deals massive AOE damage, stuns enemies and triggers Berserking.
  • Tactical Rallying Cry(Rallying Cry,1/5): Buffs you and generates resources.
  • Power War Cry(War Cry,1/5): Boosts your damage and triggers Berserking.
  • Tactical Challenging Shout(Challenging Shout,1/5): Taunts enemies and generates Fury.
  • Warrior’s Death Blow(Death Blow,5/5): Executes enemies and triggers Berserking.

Barbarian Beginner Build Expertise in Diablo 4

Expertise is Barbarian’s unique mechanic in Diablo 4! When you use different weapons you level them up, earning extra perks for each weapon. At level 15 you also unlock the Technique Slot for your Barbarian. For this Beginner Build our Technique of choice is the Two Handed Axe Expertise, which deals increased damage to Vulnerable enemies.

Barbarian Beginner Build Passive Skills in Diablo 4

The Passive Skills we choose are also quite important for the Build and can help us become stronger. These are the Passive Skills for the Barbarian Beginner Build!

  • Pressure Point(3/3, Core Skills)
  • Imposing Presence(1/3, Defensive Skills)
  • Martial Vigor(3/3, Defensive Skills)
  • Booming Voice(3/3, Brawling Skills)
  • Aggressive Resistance(3/3, Brawling Skills)
  • Prolific Fury(3/3, Brawling Skills)
  • Pit Fighter(3/3, Weapon Mastery Skills)
  • Slaying Strike(2/3, Weapon Mastery Skills)
  • Expose Vulnerability(2/3, Weapon Mastery Skills)
  • Tempered Fury(3/3, Ultimate Skills)
  • Invigorating Fury(2/3, Ultimate Skills)
  • Heavy Handed(3/3, Ultimate Skills)
  • Unconstrained Key Passive

You can find more about the Druid Skills by reading my Diablo 4 Barbarian Skills Guide!

Barbarian Beginner Build Aspects in Diablo 4

All following Aspects are easy to get from Dungeons! You can farm the Dungeons to unlock them and turn your gear into Legendary quality. This will strengthen your Beginner Build and help you deal with stronger enemies. You can replace them with better Aspects that you find from loot. Keep in mind that you can always use the Aspects you farm from Dungeons(Codex of Power Aspects) but only use once Aspects you get from loot. So it is wise to keep Aspects you get from loot(and extract via the Occultist) for your better gear later in the game.

HelmRelentless Berkerker’s AspectHakan’s Refuge – Kehjistan
ChestAspect of the ProtectorLost Archives – Fractured Peaks
GlovesDeath Wish AspectPenitent Cairns – Scosglen
PantsAspect of MightDark Ravine – Dry Steppes
BootsWind Striker AspectShivta Ruins – Kehjistan
Bludgeoning WeaponAspect of Berserk RippingMournfield – Dry Steppes
Dual Wield WeaponAspect of the ExpectantUnderoot – Scosglen
Dual Wield WeaponRapid AspectBurried Halls – Dry Steppes
Slashing WeaponsAspect of RetributionAbandoned Mineworks – Kehjistan
AmuletEluding AspectCaldera Gate – Fractured Peaks
RingAspect of Echoing FurySirocco Caverns – Kehjistan
RingAspect of Unrelenting FuryHallowed Ossuary – Fractured Peaks

You can find more about Aspects by reading my Codex of Power Aspects Guide!

Barbarian Beginner Build Season Content in Diablo 4

The Season of the Malignant adds Malignant Hearts to the game that transform your Build and offer new gameplay paths! Seasonal Builds can use these Hearts to further enhance their capabilities. In total there are 32 Hearts, divided in four categories:

  • Vicious Hearts(Offensive Power)
  • Brutal Hearts(Defensive Power)
  • Devious Hearts(Utility Power)
  • Wrathful Hearts(Super Power)

Each Heart category has its own color and can be socketed to corresponding colored sockets in gems. ViciousBrutal and Devious Hearts can only be socketed to their corresponding sockets. You can socket Wrathful Hearts in any Socket. The Best Malignant Hearts for the Build are:

  1. Focused Rage(Vicious)
  2. Punishing Speed(Devious)
  3. The Barber(Wrathful)
  4. Ignoring Pain(Wrathful)
  5. Revenge(Brutal)
  6. Determination(Devious)
  7. The Malignant Pact(Wrathful)

Barbarian Beginner Build Gameplay in Diablo 4

Buff yourself with Rallying Cry and War Cry when ready. Use Challenging Shout to taunt enemies and boost your defense and Fury generation. Attack with Lunging Strike and Upheaval to deal massive damage and execute enemies with Death Blow! A simple and easy to use Brawler Build that can destroy every enemy. Leveling Barbarian Beginner Build for players that enjoy melee combat in Diablo 4!

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