Barbarian Frenzy Build with the Horde of the Ninety Savages set

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 31 comments
1.

Introduction

This agile, target assassination-oriented Barbarian build utilizes the Horde of the Ninety Savages set for its Frenzy-fueled carnage, layering an arsenal of synergistic legendary items onto a simple-but-deadly basis revolving around shouts. The build is designed with Greater Rift solo progression in mind. For more information about how this build performs on the ladder, please refer to our Solo push rankings.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the Horde of the Ninety Savages (HotNS) Frenzy Barbarian is displayed below. Read the dedicated Skills page for detailed information on choices, alternatives and build customization.

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Frenzy Icon Frenzy Berserk Berserk Right Mouse Button Furious Charge Icon Furious Charge Merciless Assault Merciless Assault 1 War Cry Icon War Cry Veteran's Warning Veteran's Warning 2 Threatening Shout Icon Threatening Shout Falter Falter 3 Battle Rage Icon Battle Rage Bloodshed Bloodshed 4 Wrath of the Berserker Icon Wrath of the Berserker Insanity Insanity
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Horde of the Ninety Savages (HotNS) Frenzy Barbarian for GR solo pushing is listed below. Check the Gear page for detailed information on choices, alternatives, gemming, Kanai's Cube and Paragon distribution.

2.2.1.

Angelic Crucible Sanctification

Season 27 comes with the theme of Angelic Crucibles — consumable items that empower Legendary items with perfected Ancient-level stats, as well as infuse them with one of three unique, powerful, class-specific abilities at random. For this build, we recommend aiming for the Wrath of the Berserker Wrath of the Berserker Sanctification, which adds the following power to your build:

  • Wrath of the Berserker Sanctification: Hitting enemies generates stacks of Tempest Rhythm. Activating Wrath of the Berserker consumes 50 stacks of Tempest Rhythm and startles enemies within 16 yards, causing them to take 2% increased damage per stack for 20 seconds. Max 50 stacks.

Use Angelic Crucibles on an item that crosses over most (if not all) variants of a build, and is also an item that is relatively harder to perfect than other slots (since sanctifying an item maximizes its stats). In the case of this build, a good candidate for Sanctification is the Oathkeeper Oathkeeper.

You can read more on Angelic Crucibles and the sanctification process in our dedicated Angelic Crucible Mechanics guide.

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

2.5.

Follower and Potion

We recommend the Scoundrel for GR solo progression, and the Enchantress in speed GR and T16 farming. Check out our Follower guide for advice on their skills and gearing. For your legendary potion, we recommend Bottomless Potion of the Leech Bottomless Potion of the Leech.

3.

Changelog

  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (this page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 10 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (this page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 25.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (this page): Rune and itemization choices revised, added recommendations for Season 24 ethereal weapon.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (skills page): Rune and passive recommendations revised.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added recommendations for Season 24 ethereal weapon.
  • 06 Apr. 2021 (skills page): Additional passive clarifications and choices.
  • 06 Apr. 2021 (this page): Added GR farm build variation page, included additional build and gearing options. Minor clarifications and fixes.
  • 28 Mar. 2021 (gear page): Revised desired stats section and added a follower recommendation.
  • 28 Mar. 2021 (this page): Revised passive and gear choices, added additional information and variants where applicable.
  • 28 Mar. 2021 (skills page): Revised passive recommendations.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (skills page): Revised Frenzy rune recommendation to fit itemization choices.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Revised weaponry choices. Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (this page): Revised rune and weaponry choices. Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 06 Apr. 2020 (gear page): Included additional gearing options. Minor clarifications and fixes.
  • 07 Mar. 2020 (skills page): Revised active skill rune recommendations and some additional passive alternatives.
  • 07 Mar. 2020 (this page): Revised the guide to better reflect high-end pushing setups.
  • 07 Mar. 2020 (gear page): Clarified the general preference toward Azurewrath / Mortick's Brace at the high end.
  • 06 Mar. 2020 (gear page): Guide added.
  • 06 Mar. 2020 (skills page): Guide added.
  • 06 Mar. 2020 (this page): Guide added.
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