This guide covers the Frenzy Barbarian. This is a well-rounded build capable basic of farming and even destroying Ubers. With the main source of our damage being Physical Damage from Frenzy and Magic Damage coming from Berserk, the majority of the game is unlocked to us.
The Frenzy Barbarian has excellent mobility with its ability to gain "Frenzy Stacks" which increases the overall speed of your character with each successful hit. Common farming places are The Chaos Sanctuary, The Pit, or Travincal for the Council Members that drop an abundance of items. It is very gear dependent, but has plenty of gear options. Your Mercenary is also a great asset for this build with Decrepify from The Reaper's Toll to help break Physical Immunes.
This build guide assumes you have a Character at Level 75 before transitioning to it. Check out our Barbarian Leveling Guide and our General Leveling Strategies to reach Level 75.
Uber Variant ✔
High Mobility ✔
Fast Paced Gameplay ✔
Plenty Of Gearing Options ✔
❌ Gear Dependent
❌ Repetitive Gameplay
❌ Can Feel A Bit Clunky
❌ Slow Against Physical Immunes
The Frenzy Barbarian generally utilizes the following Skills:
Put 1 Point into each of the following Skills:
6. Battle Command
Max out the following Skills in this order:
2. Double Swing
3. Sword Mastery
4. Battle Orders
In this build, we allocate enough Stat Points to Strength to equip all of our gear. Be mindful of how much Strength your gear needs and how much it provides when equipped. If the gear piece with the highest Strength requirement also provides you with additional Strength, you can use the Strength bug to equip that item. Check out the mechanics section below for details.
After you put your points into Strength and Dexterity, make sure to check if it is recommended to put Stat Points into Energy. Meet the suggested amount of Energy and put any remaining Stat Points into Vitality.
In this build, we allocate enough Dexterity to equip all of our gear. Be mindful of how much Dexterity your gear needs and how much it provides when equipped.
In this build we don't put any Stat Points into Energy. We cover our Mana costs by having enough "x% Mana Stolen per Hit" or "+x Mana after each Kill" from our gear.
- Enough Strength and Dexterity to wear gear and put remaining Stat Points into Vitality.
- Keep your Battle Command, Battle Orders, and Shout buffs up at all times.
- Use Teleport and Leap Attack to move around obstacles.
- Use the Weapon Attack Speed Bug to base all your IAS off your fastest weapon by unequipping your slow weapon and re-equipping it. (This may not work in D2R)
- Take note of your surroundings before fully sending into an area. Beware of enemy Auras, movements, and positioning.
- Generate Frenzy Stacks and use Double Swing for big single target DPS.
- Have fun!
Guide by BTNeandertha1
This build can be a ton of fun with its ability to ZOOM around the map with all your Frenzy Stacks and additional movement speed. You'll notice that sometimes you move so fast that it can be difficult to target enemies!