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Diablo 4 Barbarian skill tree - the best skills, attacks, passives

Get a full overview of the Barbarian skill tree and all the attacks, abilities, and passives that you have access to as the class.

Diablo 4 Barbarian Skill Tree: The Barbarian can be seen

The Diablo 4 Barbarian skill tree offers a wide variety of attacks, abilities, and options to make the most of the class and its heavy and powerful attacks. These attacks, passives, and abilities are all varied and can create great synergy as a class.

With these skills, you have the potential to build a fantastic Diablo 4 Barbarian build. With this build and great skills for each of the Diablo 4 classes, you can really craft a playstyle and manage gear that allows you to be incredibly effective at taking down some of the bosses in Diablo 4. These include bosses like the Diablo 4 Butcher, which is a menace.

Diablo 4 Barbarian skill tree

The Diablo 4 Barbarian skill tree is focused on strong up-close attacks and dealing Bleed damage to enemies:

  • Flay – Flay the enemy, dealing one damage and inflicting 14 bleeding damage over 5 seconds
    • Flay Upgrades: Enhanced Flay, Combat Flay, Battle Flay
  • Frenzy – Unleash a rapid flurry of blows, dealing six damage with each pair of hits. If Frenzy hits an enemy, its attack speed is increased by 20% for 3 seconds, up to 60%
    • Frenzy Upgrades: Enhanced Frenzy, Combat Frenzy, Battle Frenzy
  • Bash – Bash the enemy with your weapon, dealing 12 damage. After bashing enemies 4 times, your next Bash will stun for 1.25 seconds, this increases to 2 seconds if using a two-handed weapon
    • Bash Upgrades: Enhanced Bash, Combat Bash, Battle Bash
  • Lunging Strike – Lunge forward and strike an enemy for 12 damage.
    • Lunging Strike Upgrades: Enhanced Lunging Strike, Combat Lunging Strike, Battle Lunging Strike
  • Whirlwind – Rapidly attack surrounding enemies for 4 damage
    • Whirlwind Upgrades: Enhanced Whirlwind, Furious Whirlwind, Violent Whirlwind
  • Hammer Of The Ancients – Slam your hammer down with the fury of the Ancients, dealing 22 damage to a concentrated area
    • Hammer Of The Ancients Upgrades: Enhanced Hammer Of The Ancients, Furious Hammer Of The Ancients, Violent Hammer Of The Ancients
  • Upheaval – Tear into the ground with your weapon and fling debris forward, dealing 28 damage
    • Upheaval Upgrades: Enhanced Upheaval, Furious Upheaval, Violent Upheaval
  • Double Swing – Sweep your weapons from opposite directions, dealing 12 damage with each weapon. Enemies caught in the centre are damaged by both.
    • Rend Upgrades: Enhanced Rend, Furious Rend, Violent Rend
  • Rend – Cleave enemies in front of you dealing 4 damage and inflicting 37 bleeding damage over 5 seconds.
    • Rend Upgrades: Enhanced Double Swing, Furious Double Swing, Violent Double Swing
  • Ground Stomp – Smash the ground, dealing 3 damage and stunning surrounding enemies for 3 seconds.
    • Ground Stomp Upgrades: Enhanced Ground Stomp, Tactical Ground Stomp, Strategic Ground Stomp
  • Rallying Cry – Bellow a rallying cry, increasing your movement speed by 30% and resource generations by 50% for 6 seconds, and nearby allies for 3 seconds
    • Rallying Cry Upgrades: Enhanced Rallying Cry, Tactical Rallying Cry, Strategic Rallying Cry
  • Iron Skin – Steel yourself, gaining a Barrier that absorbs 50% of your missing life for 5 seconds
    • Iron Skin Upgrades: Enhanced Iron Skin, Tactical Iron Skin, Strategic Iron Skin
  • Challenging Shout – Taunt nearby enemies and gain 40% damage reduction for 8 seconds
    • Challenging Shout Upgrades: Enhanced Challenging Shout, Tactical Challenging Shout, Strategic Challenging Shout
  • Outburst – Gain 2 Thorns. Also gain 2 Thorns for each 2 bonus maximum life you have.
    • Tough as Nails – Increase your Thorns by 20%. When enemies hit you, they take an additional 1% of your Throns as bleeding damage.
  • Kick – Throw a powerful kick that deals 6 damage and knocks back enemies in front of you. Enemies who are knocked back into terrain take an additional 18 damage and are stunned for 3 seconds
    • Kick Upgrades: Enhanced Kick, Power Kick, Mighty Kick
  • War Cry – Bellow a mighty war cry, increasing your damage dealt by 15% for 8 seconds and nearby allies for 4 seconds.
    • War Cry Upgrades: Enhanced War Cry, Power War Cry, Mighty War Cry
  • Charge – Become unstoppable and rush forward, pushing enemies with you then swinging through them for 10 damage and knocking them back
    • Charge Upgrades: Enhanced Charge, Power Charge, Mighty Charge
  • Leap – Leap forward and then slam down, dealing 13 damage and knocking back surrounding enemies on impact
    • Leap Upgrades: Enhanced Leap, Power Leap, Mighty Leap
  • Rupture – Skewer enemies in front of you, dealing 5 damage, then rip your weapon out, damaging enemies for their total bleeding amount and removing all bleeding damage from them
    • Rupture Upgrades: Enhanced Rupture, Fighter’s Rupture, Warrior’s Rupture
  • Steel Grasp – Throw out a trio of chains that deal 7 damage and pull in enemies
    • Steel Grasp Upgrades: Enhanced Steel Grasp, Fighter’s Steel Grasp, Warrior’s Steel Grasp
  • Death Blow – Attempt a killing strike, dealing 48 damage to enemies in front of you. If this kills an enemy, its cooldown is reset
    • Death Blow Upgrades: Enhanced Death Blow, Fighter’s Death Blow, Warrior’s Death Blow
  • Call of the Ancients – Call upon 3 Ancients to aid you in battle for 6 seconds. Korlic leaps at enemies, dealing 35 damage and swings his weapons in a frenzy dealing 13 damage per hit. Talic spins in a whirlwind rapidly attacking enemies for 22 damage. Madawc upheaves the ground dealing 67 damage.
    • Call of the Ancients Upgrades: Prime Call of the Ancients, Supreme Call of the Ancients
  • Iron Maelstrom – Activate three times to attach chains to each of your weapons and perform an attack. First, your two-handed weapon slams into the ground, dealing 24 damage and stunning enemies for 2 seconds. Second, your two-handed weapon swipes in front of you dealing 8 damage and inflicting 48 bleeding damage over 5 seconds. Third your dual-wield weapons swing around you, dealing 12 damage per hit.
    • Iron Maelstrom Upgrades: Prime Iron Maelstrom, Supreme Iron Maelstrom
  • Wrath Of The Berserker – Gain berserking and unstoppable for 5 seconds. For the next 10 seconds, dealing damage with basic skills grants berserking for 5 seconds.
    • Wrath Of The Berserker Upgrades: Prime Wrath Of The Berserker, Supreme Wrath Of The Berserker
  • Gushing Wounds – When causing an enemy to bleed, you have a chance equal to your critical strike chance to increase the bleed amount by 100% of your critical strike damage bonus. Overpowering a bleeding enemy creates an explosion that inflicts 3 bleeding damage over 5 seconds
  • Unbridled Rage – Core skills deal 135% increased damage, but cost 100% more Fury
  • Walking Arsenal – Dealing damage with a two-handed bludgeoning, two-handed slashing, or dual wielded weapon grants 10% increased damage for 6 seconds. While all three damage bonuses are active, you gain an additional 15% increased damage.
  • Unconstrained – Increase Berserk’s maximum duration by 5 seconds and increase its damage bonus by 25%

As you can see, there are quite a lot of different skills to purchase as a Barbarian and they are split into a number of segments which are slowly unlocked as you play through the game and earn additional skill points. With such a long list, you will want to know where to spend your points. Thankfully, we have you covered!

What are the best Barbarian skills in Diablo 4?

The best Diablo 4 Barbarian skills are:

  • Flay
  • Whirlwind
  • Hammer Of The Ancients
  • Upheavel
  • Double Swing
  • Rend
  • Tough As Nails
  • War Cry
  • Call Of The Ancients

The descriptions of these can be seen above but they all are some of the strongest you can play around with initially as the class. Whether you are looking for powerful defensive and support skills, or enhanced attacks that can cleave enemies with your weapons.

With the full Diablo 4 Barbarian skill tree and the best Diablo 4 Barbarian skills, you can work your way up the Diablo 4 World Tiers and be one of the best at using the class. You may even be able to take down some of the harder challenges on the Diablo 4 map in each of the regions.