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Barbarian HotA Build with the Raekor set

Last updated on Jun 30, 2020 at 09:00 by Deadset 1 comment

Welcome to our build guide for HotA Raekor Barbarian in Diablo 3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know to play this build at the highest level. This build is updated for patch 2.6.9 and Season 21.

For more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our follower guide, which contains detailed advice on choosing the skills and the gear of your companion.

1.

Introduction

Empowered by the Legacy of Raekor set, this Barbarian build emphasizes melee devastation and pulverizes his enemies to the ground with Hammer of the Ancients Hammer of the Ancients, with a vast array of buffs and tremendous mobility at his disposal. This agile, face-to-face burst damage build is meant for Greater Rift solo progression, but we do have a speed farming variation that you can access by clicking the link below.

2.

HotA IK Barbarian

This HotA Raekor Barbarian build used to be a variation of our HotA IK Barbarian build, which you can access by clicking the link below. In time, the variation grew to be different enough from the original build (and competitive enough) to deserve its own page.

3.

Quick Reference

3.1.

Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the Raekor HotA Barbarian is displayed below. Read the dedicated Skills page for detailed information on choices, alternatives and build customization.

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Furious Charge Icon Furious Charge Merciless Assault Merciless Assault Right Mouse Button Hammer of the Ancients Icon Hammer of the Ancients Smash Smash 1 Battle Rage Icon Battle Rage Bloodshed Bloodshed 2 Threatening Shout Icon Threatening Shout Falter Falter 3 Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain Ignorance is Bliss Ignorance is Bliss 4 Wrath of the Berserker Icon Wrath of the Berserker Insanity Insanity
Passive Skills
3.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for Raekor HotA Barbarian is listed below. Check the Gear page for detailed information on choices, alternatives, gemming, Kanai's Cube and Paragon distribution.

3.3.

Legendary Gems

3.4.

Kanai's Cube

4.

Changelog

  • 30 Jun. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (speed farming page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (speed farming page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (this page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (speed farming page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Skill selection was clarified for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Item recommendations were revised for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (this page): Item recommendations were revised for Season 18.
  • 13 May 2019 (skills page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 13 May 2019 (gear page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 13 May 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 27 Jan. 2019 (this page): Introduced minor improvements to the guide and adjusted the Raekor variant according to the meta.
  • 27 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Minor revision to the passive selection options.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 16.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 16 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 20 Sep. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 15.
  • 14 Jun. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 14.
  • 16 Nov. 2017 (this page): Added the Raekor build variation for GR progress.
  • 31 Oct. 2017 (gear page): Changed the weapon recommendation to a dual setup with The Istvan's Paired Blades replacing The Gavel of Judgment (which is now cubed).
  • 31 Oct. 2017 (this page): Overhaul of the guide to reflect the 2.6.1 buffs that made this build the best build of the season for Barbarians.
  • 26 Jun. 2017 (this page): Guide updated for 2.6 and moved to new format.
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