Diablo 3 Barbarian Skills

DIABLO 3: BARBARIAN SKILLS & RUNESTONES

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Barbarian skills & runestones

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Active skills
Fury Generator
Level Skill Runestone
1 barbarian skills bash

Bash

Fury Generator

Brutally smash an enemy for 145% weapon damage with a 20% chance to knock the enemy back.

Generate: 6 Fury per attack

barbarian runestones alabaster Pulverize: Cause a shockwave that inflicts 80% weapon damage to enemies in a 26 yard line behind the targeted enemy.
barbarian runestones crimson Onslaught: Add 7 reverberation that causes 18% weapon damage per strike.
barbarian runestones golden Unleashed: Generate 7 additional Fury per attack.
barbarian runestones indigo Punish: Each attack grants a 10% damage boost for 5 seconds. This effect stacks up to 8 times.
barbarian runestones obsidian Clobber: Gives each hit a 20% chance to stun the target for 3.5 seconds.
4 barbarian skills cleave

Cleave

Fury Generator

Swing in a wide arc to deal 120% weapon damage to the targeted enemy and 60% weapon damage to any other enemies caught in the swing.

Generate: 4 Fury per attack

barbarian runestones alabaster Rupture: Enemies slain by this attack have a 100% chance to explode, causing 150% physical damage to all other enemies within 19 yards.
barbarian runestones crimson Broad Sweep: Increases damage to 260% weapon damage to the targeted enemy and 130% weapon damage to others in the arc.
barbarian runestones golden Reaping Swing: Generate 1 Fury per enemy hit, up to 7 additional Fury total.
barbarian runestones indigo Gathering Storm: Draw enemies in from 26 yards away before the strike lands.
barbarian runestones obsidian Scattering Blast: On critical hits, knock enemies back 22 yards and inflict 175%weapon damage to enemies where they land. Enemies knock each other back up to 8 times.
6 barbarian skills leap attack

Leap Attack

Fury Generator

Leap into the air, dealing 40% weapon damage to all enemies within 8 yards of your destination. Only generates Fury if you hit an enemy.

Generate: 15 Fury

Cooldown: 10 seconds

barbarian runestones alabaster Death from Above: Land with such force that enemies suffer a 100% chance to become stunned for 3 seconds.
barbarian runestones crimson Call of Arreat: Shockwaves burst forth from the ground at the destination and knock enemies toward the Barbarian from 45.0 yards away.
barbarian runestones golden Iron Impact: Gain 700% additional armor for 4 seconds after landing.
barbarian runestones indigo Toppling Impact: Send enemies hurtling 6 yards into other nearby enemies who suffer 80% weapon damage and are pushed back in a chain up to 2 times.
barbarian runestones obsidian Launch Jump: into the air with such great force that enemies within 7.5 yards of the origin of the jump take 160% weapon damage.
8 barbarian skills ground stomp

Ground Stomp

Fury Generator

Shake the ground to inflict 30% weapon damage to all enemies within 12 yards and stun them for 3 seconds. Only generates Fury if you hit an enemy.

Generate: 15 Fury
Cooldown: 12 seconds

barbarian runestones alabaster Deafening Crash: Enemies in the area are slowed for 10 – 12 seconds after they recover from being stunned.
barbarian runestones crimson Trembling Stomp: Increase damage to 102% weapon damage.
barbarian runestones golden Foot of the Mountain: Increase Fury gained to 43 Fury per stomp.
barbarian runestones indigo Wrenching Smash: Increase the area of effect to 33 yards. Enemies are pulled closer before the strike lands.
barbarian runestones obsidian Avalanche: Enemies are knocked back 15 yards and inflict 175% weapon damage where they land.
11 barbarian skills frenzy

Frenzy

Fury Generator

Swing for 80% weapon damage. Each swing increases attack speed of Frenzy by 15% for 4 seconds. This effect can stack up to 5 times for an total bonus of 75% attack speed.

Generate: 3 Fury per attack

barbarian runestones alabaster Triumph: Killing a creature with Frenzy heals you for 25% Life over 6 seconds.
barbarian runestones crimson Maniac: Each Frenzy effect also increases your damage by 24%.
barbarian runestones golden Smite: Adds a 35% chance to call down a bolt of lightning from above, stunning your target for 3 seconds.
barbarian runestones indigo Sidearm: Each strike has a 55% chance to throw a piercing axe at a nearby enemy that deals 100% weapon damage to all enemies in its path.
barbarian runestones obsidian Relentless: While under the effects of Frenzy you gain 22% increased movement speed.
14 barbarian skills warcry

War Cry

Fury Generator

Sunleash a rallying cry to increase the armor of you and all allies within 30 yards by 100% for 60 seconds.

Generate: 30 Fury
Cooldown: 30 seconds

barbarian runestones alabaster Invigorate: Increases maximum Life by 50% and regenerates 479 Life per second while affected by War Cry.
barbarian runestones crimson Hardened Wrath: Increases the armor bonus to 260%.
barbarian runestones golden Charge: Increases the Fury generated to 51 when used.
barbarian runestones indigo Veteran’s Warning: War Cry also grants 27% dodge bonus.
barbarian runestones obsidian Impunity: All of your resistances are increased by 80% while affected by War Cry.
16 barbarian skills furious charge

Furious Charge

Fury Generator

Rush forward knocking back enemies and inflicting 60% weapon damage to enemies at the destination and 30% damage to enemies along the path of the charge. Only generates Fury if you hit an enemy.

Generate: 15 Fury
Cooldown: 10 seconds

barbarian runestones alabaster Merciless Assault: Cooldown is reduced by 1 second for every target hit. This effect can reduce the cooldown by up to 8 seconds.
barbarian runestones crimson Battering Ram: Increase damage at the destination to 300% weapon damage.
barbarian runestones golden Stamina: Generate 8 Fury for each target hit while charging.
barbarian runestones indigo Juggernaut: Regain 5% of your maximum Life for each target hit by Furious Charge.
barbarian runestones obsidian Bull Rush: Any targets who are critically hit by Furious Charge will be stunned for 5.0 seconds.
22 barbarian skills ancient spear

Ancient Spear

Fury Generator

Throw a spear up to 45 yards to pull an enemy back to you, slowing target’s movement by 50% and dealing 55% weapon damage.

Generate: 15 Fury
Cooldown: 10 seconds

barbarian runestones alabaster Rage Flip: Enemies hit with Ancient Spear will be tossed in the opposite direction and damage is increased to 143% weapon damage.
barbarian runestones crimson Harpoon: Pierce through up to 8 enemies in a straight line and drag them all back.
barbarian runestones golden Skirmish: Increases Fury gain to 38.
barbarian runestones indigo Grappling Hooks: Throw 8 spears. Each spear will pull back the enemy that it hits.
barbarian runestones obsidian Siphon: Gain Life equal to 700% of the damage inflicted.

 

Fury Spender
Level Skill Runestone
1 barbarian skills threatening shout

Threatening Shout

Fury Spender

Description: Shout with great ferocity, reducing damage done by enemies withing 25 yards by 50% for 15 seconds.

Cost: 20 Fury

barbarian runestones alabaster Grim Harvest: Enemies are severely demoralized. Each enemy has a 28% chance to flee for 2 – 9 seconds.
barbarian runestones crimson Demoralize: Affected enemies are also taunted to attack you for 9 seconds.
barbarian runestones golden Stagger: Affected enemies also have their attack speed reduced by 55%.
barbarian runestones indigo Intimidate: Affected enemies also have their movement speed reduced by 62%.
barbarian runestones obsidian Terrify: Enemies are badly shaken by the shout and have a 22% chance to drop additional treasure.
2 barbarian skills hammer of the ancients

Hammer of the Ancients

Fury Spender

Call forth a massive hammer to smash enemies around the target for 180% weapon damage and increases critical hit change by 15%.

Cost: 20 Fury

barbarian runestones alabaster Thunderstrike: Whenever you kill an enemy with Hammer of the Ancients every other nearby enemy has a 65% chance to be stunned for 3 seconds.
barbarian runestones crimson Smash: Strike a smaller area for 396% weapon damage.
barbarian runestones golden Birthright: Critical hits have a 55% chance to cause enemies to drop treasure or health globes.
barbarian runestones indigo Rolling Thunder: Modifies the strike to create a shockwave that deals 172% weapon damage to all enemies in front of you.
barbarian runestones obsidian The Devil’s Anvil: Create a tremor at the point of impact that slows the movement speed of enemies by 40% and deals an additional 117% weapon damage over 2 seconds.
3 barbarian skills battle rage

Battle Rage

Fury Spender

Enter a rage which increases damage by 30% and critical hit change by 4% for 30 seconds.

Cost: 20 Fury

barbarian runestones alabaster Bloodshed: While under the effects of Battle Rage, critical hits cause an explosion of blood dealing 55% weapon damage to all nearby enemies.
barbarian runestones crimson Marauder’s Rage: Increase damage bonus to 100%.
barbarian runestones golden Into the Fray: Critical hits generate 7 additional Fury.
barbarian runestones indigo Ferocity: Critical hits increase the duration of the Battle Rage effect by 4.0 seconds.
barbarian runestones obsidian Swords to Ploughshares: Critical hits have a 20% chance to cause enemies to drop additional treasure or health globes.
7 barbarian skills weapon throw

Weapon Throw

Fury Spender

Hurl a throwing weapon at an enemy for 210% weapon damage and slowing the movement of the enemy by 70% for 4 seconds.

Cost: 20 Fury

barbarian runestones alabaster Stupefy: Aim for the head, causing your target to be confused and attack other enemies for 9 seconds.
barbarian runestones crimson Mighty Throw: Increase thrown weapon damage to 462% weapon damage.
barbarian runestones golden Dread Shot: Expend all remaining Fury to throw a fallen foe which inflicts an additional 9% weapon damage for each point of Fury expended to all enemies within 22 yards of the target.
barbarian runestones indigo Ricochet: Angle the weapon to ricochet and hit up to 8 targets within 20 yards of each other.
barbarian runestones obsidian Throwing Hammer: Hurl a hammer with a 33% chance to stun the target for 3 seconds.
9 barbarian skills rend

Rend

Fury Spender

Perform a vicious strike to all enemies within 9 yards, dealing 60% weapon damage every seconds for 3 seconds.

Cost: 20 Fury

barbarian runestones alabaster Bloodbath: Enemies killed while bleeding cause all enemies within 10 yards to begin bleeding for 100% weapon damage.
barbarian runestones crimson Lacerate: Increases damage to 123% weapon damage every second for 3 seconds.
barbarian runestones golden Blood Lust: Gain 40% of the damage done by Rend as Life.
barbarian runestones indigo Ravage: Increases the range to deal 96% weapon damage every second for 3 seconds to all enemies within 14 yards.
barbarian runestones obsidian Mutilate: Increase bleeding duration to 10 seconds.
19 barbarian skills seismic slam

Seismic Slam

Fury Spender

Slam the ground to cause a wave of destruction that deals 215% weapon damage and knockback to targets in a 45 yard arc.

Cost: 20 Fury

barbarian runestones alabaster Cracking Rift: Focus the seismic shockwaves along a narrow path to inflict 441% weapon damage to targets along a 42 yard path.
barbarian runestones crimson Shattered Ground: Increase damage to 366% weapon damage and increases the knockback by 225%.
barbarian runestones golden Strength from Earth: Reduce Fury cost to 16 Fury.
barbarian runestones indigo Rumble: The ground continues to shudder after the initial strike, damaging enemies in the area for 160% weapon damage.
barbarian runestones obsidian Stagger: Adds a 100% chance of stunning enemies for 3 seconds.
24 barbarian skills sprint

Sprint

Fury Spender

Increase movement speed by 40% for 6 seconds.

Cost: 20 Fury

barbarian runestones alabaster Gangway: Slams through enemies, knocking them back and inflicting 200% weapon damage
barbarian runestones crimson Marathon: Increases the movement speed bonus to 110% for 20 seconds.
barbarian runestones golden Forced March: Increase the movement speed of allies within 30 yards by 40% for 6 seconds.
barbarian runestones indigo Scramble: Increase dodge chance by 22% while sprinting.
barbarian runestones obsidian Run Like the Wind: Tornadoes rage in the wake of the Sprint, each one inflicting 200% weapon damage.
27 barbarian skills whirlwind

Whirlwind

Fury Spender

Deliver multiple attacks to everything in your path for 44% weapon damage every 0.40 seconds.

Cost: 8 Fury per second

barbarian runestones alabaster Blood Funnel: Critical strikes restore 7% of your maximum Life.
barbarian runestones crimson Volcanic Eruption: Turns Whirlwind into a torrent of magma that inflicts 84% weapon damage every 0.40 seconds.
barbarian runestones golden Eye of the Storm: Reduce the cost of Whirlwind to 4.5 Fury per second.
barbarian runestones indigo Dust Devils: Generate harsh tornadoes that inflict 90% weapon damage to enemies in their path.
barbarian runestones obsidian Hurricane: Increase the movement speed of Whirlwind by 85%.

 

Situational
Level Skill Runestone
7 barbarian skills ignore pain

Ignore Pain

Situational

Reduces all damage taken by 65% for 5 seconds.

Cooldown: 60 seconds

barbarian runestones alabaster Ignorance is Bliss: While Ignore Pain is active, gain 40% of all damage dealt as Life.
barbarian runestones crimson Contempt for Weakness: Reflects 65% of ignored damage back at the enemy.
barbarian runestones golden Bravado: Knocks back all enemies within 28 yards when triggered, and reduces cooldown time to 25 seconds. Also deals 50% weapon damage on affected enemies.
barbarian runestones indigo Iron Hide: Increases duration to 13 seconds.
barbarian runestones obsidian Mob Rule: Extend the effect to nearby allies, reducing damage taken by 65% for 5.0 seconds.
12 barbarian skills revenge

Revenge

Situational

Inflict 150% weapon damage to all enemies within 8 yards and gain 5% Life for each enemy hit.

Revenge has a 10% change to become active for a short time each time you are hit by an attack.

barbarian runestones alabaster Best Served Cold: After using Revenge, your critical strike chance is increased by 27% for 10 seconds.
barbarian runestones crimson Retribution: Increase damage to 255% weapon damage.
barbarian runestones golden Vengeance is Mine: Gain 7 Fury each time Revenge is used and improve Life gained from each enemy hit to 12.0%.
barbarian runestones indigo Provocation: Increases the chance Revenge will become active for use to 31% each time you are hit by an attack.
barbarian runestones obsidian Grudge: Knocks enemies back 30 yards when Revenge is used.
18 barbarian skills overpower

Overpower

Situational

Press the advantage of a powerful attack to overwhelm the enemy for 150% weapon damage to all targets within 9 yards.

Overpower becomes available whenever you make a critical hit against an enemy.

barbarian runestones alabaster Crushing Advance: Reflect 45% of incoming melee damage for 17 seconds after Overpower is activated.
barbarian runestones crimson Killing Spree: Whenever used, your chance to critical hit is increased by 22% for 6.0 seconds.
barbarian runestones golden Momentum: Overpower generates 7 Fury for every enemy hit.
barbarian runestones indigo Storm of Steel: Throw up to 9 axes at nearby enemies which inflict 240% weapon damage each.
barbarian runestones obsidian Revel: Heal 18% of your maximum Life whenever Overpower is used.
21 barbarian skills earthquake

Earthquake

Situational

Shake the ground violently dealing 240% weapon damage followed by an additional 150% weapon damage per second for 8 seconds to all enemies within 15 yards.

Cost: 75 Fury
Cooldown: 120 seconds

barbarian runestones alabaster Flying Boulder: Project secondary tremors up to 12 yards ahead of you that inflict 260% weapon damage.
barbarian runestones crimson Aftershocks: Secondary tremors knock enemies back and inflict 260% weapon damage.
barbarian runestones golden The Mountain’s Call: Reduce Fury cost to 40 Fury and the cooldown to 50 seconds.
barbarian runestones indigo Giant’s Stride: Secondary tremors follow your movement and inflict 260% weapon damage.
barbarian runestones obsidian Chilling Earth: Creates an icy patch causing Earthquake’s damage to turn cold and slow the movement of enemies by 62%.
25 barbarian skills call of the ancients

Call of the Ancients

Situational

Summon the ancient Barbarians Talic, Korlic, and Madawc to inflict 100% weapon damage with each attack as they join the battle for 15 seconds.

Cost: 75 Fury
Cooldown: 120 seconds

barbarian runestones alabaster Talic’s Anger: Talic gains the ability Leap Attack which deals 360% of your weapon damage to enemies in the area of the leap.
barbarian runestones crimson Korlic’s Might: Korlic gains the ability Furious Charge which deals 280% of your weapon damage to all enemies in a line.
barbarian runestones golden Duty to the Clan: Increase duration to 85 seconds.
barbarian runestones indigo The Council Rises: The Ancients inflict 275% weapon damage with each attack and have 175% additional armor.
barbarian runestones obsidian Madawc’s Madness: Madawc gains the ability Seismic Slam which deals 205% of your weapon damage to enemies in an arc.
29 barbarian skills wrath of the berserker

Wrath of the Berserker

Situational

Enter a berserker rage which raises several attributes for 15 seconds.
Critical Hit: 10% / Attack Speed: 45% / Dodge Chance: 20% / Movement Speed: 20%

Cost: 75 Fury
Cooldown: 120 seconds

barbarian runestones alabaster Slaughter: Killing an enemy while Wrath of the Berserker is active causes them to explode dealing 450% weapon damage to all enemies within 15 yards.
barbarian runestones crimson Insanity: While active your damage is also increased by 75%.
barbarian runestones golden Thrive on Chaos: Every 9 Fury gained while Wrath of the Berserker is active adds 1 second to the duration of the effect.
barbarian runestones indigo Arreat’s Wail: Activating Wrath of the Berserker knocks back all enemies within 12 yards and deals 550% weapon damage to them.
barbarian runestones obsidian Mountainous Form: Increase the bonus dodge chance granted to 60%.
Passive skills
Level Skill
10 barbarian skills bloodthirst

Bloodthirst

Gain 10% of all damage done as Life.

10 barbarian skills pound of flesh

Pound of Flesh

Increases the chance of finding a health globe by 25% and you gain 100% additional health from health globes.

12 barbarian skills ruthless

Ruthless

Critical hit chance increased by 5%. Critical hit damage increased by 50%.

13 barbarian skills weapons master

Weapons Master

Gain a bonus based on the weapon type of your main hand weapon:
Swords/Daggers: 10% increased damage, Maces/Axes: 5% chance to critical hit
Polearms/Spears: 10% attack speed, Mighty Weapons: 1 Fury per hit

15 barbarian skills inspiring presence

Inspiring Presence

The duration of your shouts is doubled. While benefiting from War Cry or Battle Rage you regenerate 60% of your total Life per minute.

17 barbarian skills berserker rage

Berserker Rage

You inflict an additional 20% damage while at maximum Fury.

19 barbarian skills animosity

Animosity

Increases Fury generation by 10% and maximum Fury is increased by 20.

20 barbarian skills superstition

Superstition

Reduces all non-physical damage taken by 20%. Whenever you take damage from a ranged or elemental attack you gain 3 Fury.

22 barbarian skills though as nails

Tough as Nails

Increases armor by 100%. Thorns damage dealt increased by 100%.

23 barbarian skills no escape

No Escape

Increases the damage of Ancient Spear and Weapon Throw by 100%. In addition, killing an enemy with Ancient Spear automatically resets the cooldown and killing an enemy with Weapon Throw returns 20 Fury.

25 barbarian skills relentless

Relentless

While below 20% Life, all skills cost no Fury and all damage taken is reduced by 50%.

26 barbarian skills brawler

Brawler

As long as there are 5 enemies within 8 yards, all of your damage is increased by 30%.

28 barbarian skills juggernaut

Juggernaut

The duration of control impairing effects on you are reduced by 20%. In addition, whenever you become stunned, feared, or charmed you recover 15% of your maximum Life.

30 barbarian skills boon of bul-kathos

Boon of Bul-Kathos

The cooldown on your Earthquake, Call of the Ancients, and Wrath of the Berserker skills is reduced by 30 seconds.

30 barbarian skills unforgiving

Unforgiving

You no longer degenerate Fury. Instead, you gain 1 Fury every 2 seconds.

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What are the Popular Active and Passive Barbarian skills in Diablo 3?

In Diablo 3, the Barbarian is a class that is melee-oriented and features tremendous physical powers. This class makes use of fury as its resource pool in place of mana. There are two types of Barbarian skills – active and passive skills with all the character skills having undergone significant changes at the time of development. Active Barbarian skills need to be used or cast using the mouse button. You would be using these skills to fight monsters, mostly in place of the basic attack function. Some of the leading active skills are described here with their functions.

Bash is one of the Barbarian skills which will unlock at level 1. It hits targeted enemies to make additional damage and cause knockback. Another barbarian skill is the Threatening Shout that will unlock at Level 1. This skill debuffs the surrounding enemies as they are not able to deal much damage for some time. One of the Level 6 Barbarian skills is Leap Attack that makes the Barbarian leap. Using this skill, the Barbarian can cause damage as well as knockback on landing. War Cry is another of the Barbarian’s shouts skill that will unlock at Level 14. The purpose of this shout is to boost the Fury of the Barbarian. Even the Barbarian’s and the surrounding member’s armor gets a boost.

One of the active Barbarian skills at Level 21 is Earthquake that results in causing a tremendous damage wave in all the directions. One of the Situational Barbarian skills at Level 29 is the “Wrath of the Berserker”. This skill transforms the great Barbarian giant for a small period. The Barbarian is going to gain lots of bonuses in both defensive points and damage dealing.The second type of Barbarian skills are passive skills. These skills add bonuses, and generally modify other skills that can be used any time. These skills help in boosting general stats or change other skills. Bloodthirst is one of the Level 10 passive skills that lets the Barbarian to get life on the basis of the damage that he deals, in a conventional leech-skill.

Weapons Master is another Level 13 passive skill that offers a bonus on the basis of the type of weapon. Another passive Barbarian skills is Berserker Rage, which is a Level 17 skill and it helps in increasing the damage caused by the Barbarian when he is at his peak Fury. Relentless is a Level 25 Barbarian passive skill that helps in reducing the amount of damage taken and it also eradicates Fury cost on getting bad injuries.Juggernaut is a Level 28 passive skill that helps in reducing the impact of debuffs on the Barbarian, while the next of the Barbarian skills, Boon of Bul-Kathos is a Level 30 passive skill that minimizes the cooldown on Call of the Ancients, Earthquake and the “Wrath of the Berserker”. Another Level 30 Barbarian skills is Unforgiving. This skill helps in increasing Fury regeneration and eliminating Fury decay. In addition to all these skills, there are several other intermediate level skills you would want to explore.

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