Best Diablo 4 Barbarian Leveling Build

This guide will cover the best Barbarian leveling build in Diablo 4.

by Christian Bognar
Image: Blizzard Entertainment

The skill tree can be confusing in Diablo 4. With so many skills, allocating points in a spot that is not worth your time can happen often. While any skill can be helpful, some don’t work the best when it comes to crowd-control enemies, elites, and challenging bosses. This guide will cover the best Barbarian leveling Build in Diablo 4, perfect for dealing high damage and smashing your way through to the endgame.

Best Barbarian Leveling Build in Diablo 4

The Barbarian build below is excellent for playstyles that focus on dealing massive blows and high damage over the speedy option. While this is the best Barbarian leveling build in Diablo 4, high-tier armor and equipment can make it even stronger — so make sure to find the best farming spots for legendaries. If you make a mistake while leveling up, the good news is that Diablo 4 has a respec option.

  • Level 1: Frenzy
  • Level 2: Enhanced Frenzy
  • Level 3: Hammer of the Ancients
  • Level 4: Hammer of the Ancients Level 2
  • Level 5: Hammer of the Ancients Level 3
  • Level 6: Hammer of the Ancients Level 4
  • Level 7: Enhanced Hammer of the Ancients
  • Level 8: Furious Hammer of the Ancients
  • Level 9: Combat Frenzy
  • Level 10: Rallying Cry
  • Level 11: Enhanced Rallying Cry
  • Level 12: Strategic Rallying Cry
  • Level 13: Leap
  • Level 14: Enhanced Leap
  • Level 15: Power Leap
  • Level 16: Hammer of the Ancients Level 5
  • Level 17: Death Blow
  • Level 18: Death Blow Level 2
  • Level 19: Death Blow Level 3
  • Level 20: Death Blow Level 4
  • Level 21: Enhanced Death Blow
  • Level 22: Warrior’s Death Blow
  • Level 23: Hamstring
  • Level 24: Death Blow Level 5
  • Level 25: Wrath of the Berserker
  • Level 26: Prime Wrath of the Berserker
  • Level 27: Supreme Wrath of the Berserker
  • Level 28: Tempered Fury
  • Level 29: Furious Impulse
  • Level 30: Swiftness
  • Level 31: Swiftness Level 2
  • Level 32: Swiftness Level 3
  • Level 33: Furious Impulse Level 2
  • Level 34: Furious Impulse Level 3
  • Level 35: Walking Arsenal
  • Level 36: Pit Fighter
  • Level 37: Pit Fighter Level 2
  • Level 38: Pit Fighter Level 3
  • Level 39: No Mercy
  • Level 40: Expose Vulnerability
  • Level 41: Thick Skin
  • Level 42: Thick Skin Level 2
  • Level 43: Thick Skin Level 3
  • Lever 44: Expose Vulnerability Level 2
  • Level 45: Expose Vulnerability Level 3
  • Level 46: Counteroffensive
  • Level 47: Counteroffensive Level 2
  • Level 48: Counteroffensive Level 3
  • Level 49: Defensive Stance
  • Level 50: Defensive Stance Level 2

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Paragon Board for Barbarian Build

After unlocking all those skills and reaching level 50, you will unlock the Paragon Board. The Paragon Board grants players four Paragon Points instead of one skill point per level. The board is designed to increase specific stats such as intelligence, strength, willpower, and more. Players are not allowed to skip Paragon blocks and instead have to make their way up the grid.

As you make your way up the grid, you will encounter Glyph Sockets and skill buffs for your Barbarian build. While there are various ways to go about the Paragon Board, I highly recommended that you shoot for two specific slots — life bonus attributes and Damage.

- This article was updated on June 12th, 2023

About The Author

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Christian has been a writer of Attack of the Fanboy for a year and has covered Shadows of Rose, Wild Hearts, Remnant 2, Lies of P, and more; his favorite genre is Survival Horror. He has a business degree but felt the need to take his love for video games to the gaming community. Outside of writing, you can find him listening to all types of podcasts, especially Always Sunny Podcast and Morbid True Crime.