The Support Barbarian is the ultimate Swiss Army Knife of the support builds in Diablo 2 Resurrected. With its complement of Skills, you drastically increase the survivability of your team, increase the total drops for better farming, apply continuous Crowd Control (CC) to the entire visible screen, and actually offer decent Damage Per Second (DPS). On top of all of these great benefits, the Support Barbarian is an amazing front line tank. Having access to the highest Life pool in the game, and 200% + overcapped Resistances on your primary weapons, you can face tank ANY monster in the game even without a shield.
While there is a "Best in Slot" version of this build, even the Starter version is a completely viable end game build you could take all the way to 99. This makes the Support Barbarian one of the cheapest options for players that love supporting in RPGs and a great entry point for casual players to have a big in-game impact.
Easy Playstyle ✔
Incredible Survivability ✔
The Best Support Build In The Game ✔
Potentially Double Loot With Find Item ✔
❌ Relies On Multiplayer Gameplay
❌ Low Solo Play Damage Per Second
❌ Best Gear Deprioritized In Multiplayer
❌ Requires Endgame Gear To Farm Well
The Support Barbarian commits most of its points to the Warcries and Combat Masteries trees, with some points put into leap and leapattack.
Put 1 Point into each of the following Skills:
Max out the following Skills in this order:
In this build, we allocate enough Stat Points to Strength as we need to equip all of our gear. Be mindful of how much Strength your gear needs and how much it provides when equipped.
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 as 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 allocate any Stat Points into Energy. This build gets enough Mana from gear, buffs, Charms, and Mana Potions.
- Leap can literally lock down any entire screen's worth of monsters. Try "short hopping" to quickly gain control of a situation
- The Barbarian is nearly unkillable once fully buffed. Don't be afraid to jump into danger to offer your team that vital support.
- warcry applies a very powerful Stun once it lands on monsters. Committing to spamming the Skill is often safer than kiting or moving.
- The Barbarian is the best support in the game, and an auto include in every group.
Guide by MacroBioBoi
Being able to support your buds while doing good damage and increasing the chances at GG drops makes this build incredibly fulfilling to play. Try this out during the next Ladder reset and confidently say, "I call support this time!".
Good luck! In Bocca al Lupo