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Barbarian Immortal King's Call Fresh 70 Starter Build (Patch 2.7 / Season 23)

Last updated on Apr 02, 2021 at 09:00 by Deadset 35 comments

This build is a starter build for fresh Level 70 Barbarians who have access to the Immortal King's Call set.

This guide is part of our Barbarian Seasonal Progress Guide, which also includes a leveling build and other early builds for fresh 70 characters.

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Fresh 70 Build

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Furious Charge Icon Furious Charge Merciless Assault Merciless Assault Right Mouse Button Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind Dust Devils Dust Devils 1 Battle Rage Icon Battle Rage Bloodshed Bloodshed 2 Sprint Icon Sprint Marathon Marathon 3 Wrath of the Berserker Icon Wrath of the Berserker Insanity Insanity 4 Call of the Ancients Icon Call of the Ancients Ancients' Fury Ancients' Fury
Passive Skills
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How to Play the Build: Skills and Rotation

The Immortal King's Call starter build shares some common traits with the leveling build; mainly, it still leans on Whirlwind Whirlwind due to its efficiency in both dealing damage and navigating through enemies, setting an unrelenting farming pace that is very comfortable for Barbarians. You will not need the Fury crutch of Wind Shear Wind Shear because Immortal King builds get many convenient tools for Fury management; as such, you are free to emphasize on your damage with the Dust Devils Dust Devils rune, or enhance your health sustain with Blood Funnel Blood Funnel. You will also be keeping the massive Wrath of the Berserker Wrath of the Berserker Insanity Insanity buff, but will also take Call of the Ancients Call of the Ancients from the same category, as both skills combined multiply your damage and are made virtually permanent with the Immortal King set. Early on, you should take Ancients' Fury Ancients' Fury to trivialize resource management, but when you acquire the rune for free from Fury of the Ancients Fury of the Ancients shoulders (discussed in the gearing section), immediately swap to Together as One Together as One for a huge spike of Toughness. The remainder of your build will mostly consist of utility buffs, with Sprint Sprint Marathon Marathon boosting your Rift clear speed, and Battle Rage Battle Rage Bloodshed Bloodshed — your overall damage. It is advisable to take Furious Charge Furious Charge Merciless Assault Merciless Assault as your final skill; a multi-function powerhouse, this skill and rune will solidify your mobility, will provide emergency Fury when needed, and will count as a proc for the generator requirement of Focus Focus and Restraint Restraint. Nevertheless, if you do not feel comfortable with Furious Charge Furious Charge, you can always default to strong and long lasting buffs like War Cry War Cry Veteran's Warning Veteran's Warning. In the passives, you can make an offensive overhaul into the damage-oriented triad of Ruthless Ruthless, Rampage Rampage and Berserker Rage Berserker Rage, finishing the four slots off with Weapons Master Weapons Master for carefree resource management (note that the freely gifted Immortal King's Boulder Breaker Immortal King's Boulder Breaker is a Mighty Weapon for the purposes of the passive).

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Gear and Builds Using This Set

The build above is specifically created not to require any additional sets or legendary items (though it can benefit from synergistic legendaries like Mantle of Channeling Mantle of Channeling or Hexing Pants of Mr. Yan Hexing Pants of Mr. Yan). In order to transition to a late game-oriented spec using the same set, we have a rough list of high priority items to obtain, as well as a link to the build they pertain to.

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Changelog

  • 02 Apr. 2021: Reviewed for Season 23.
  • 13 Mar. 2020: Reviewed for Season 20.
  • 22 Nov. 2019: Page added.
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