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Barbarian Legacy of Raekor Fresh 70 Starter Build (Patch 2.6.8 / Season 20)

Last updated on Mar 13, 2020 at 09:00 by Deadset 30 comments

This build is a starter build for fresh Level 70 Barbarians who have access to the Legacy of Raekor 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 Ancient Spear Icon Ancient Spear Boulder Toss Boulder Toss 1 Battle Rage Icon Battle Rage Ferocity Ferocity 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 Together as One Together as One
Passive Skills
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How to Play the Build: Skills and Rotation

The Legacy of Raekor set starting build significantly alters the foundations of the leveling and fresh 70 build, leaning heavily into the Furious Charge Furious Charge strengths of the set instead. Your primary damage dealer and mobility tool will shift from Whirlwind Whirlwind to Furious Charge Furious Charge. With a combination of the rune Merciless Assault Merciless Assault and the easily obtained 2-piece set bonus, this limited use heavy hitter will be transformed into a readily available tool. In turn, the leveling-oriented Rend Rend will be exchanged for a Fury dump skill — either Ancient Spear Ancient Spear Boulder Toss Boulder Toss or Seismic Slam Seismic Slam Rumble Rumble. Once you obtain the full 6-piece bonuses of the Raekor set, these reserve-emptying nukes will provide you with the best stack spent to damage dealt ratio.

You will keep two skills from the leveling and fresh 70 build. Wrath of the Berserker Wrath of the Berserker remains omnipresent, along with its strongest Insanity Insanity rune. War Cry War Cry also stays in the setup, but can safely shift away from the excess Fury generation of Charge! Charge! into the protective Veteran's Warning Veteran's Warning.

With mechanics that favor mobility over crowd control, Raekor Barbarians should change the monster grouping tool Ground Stomp Ground Stomp Wrenching Smash Wrenching Smash from the leveling setup for the general damage buff of Battle Rage Battle Rage. Considering one of the signature Raekor items (and priority to obtain from farming and gambling) is the movespeed-centric Standoff Standoff, you should play into its strengths by selecting the Ferocity Ferocity rune for Battle Rage Battle Rage. Until you obtain it, you can stay with the generic usefulness of Bloodshed Bloodshed.

Another change that stems from the movespeed synergy of Standoff Standoff is the replacement of the generic movement skill Leap Leap for the specialized mobility buff of Sprint Sprint, taken with its lengthiest and fastest rune — Marathon Marathon.

Finally, in the passives you can make adjustments to cater to the highly mobile, Fury-abundant Raekor playstyle by taking Pound of Flesh Pound of Flesh and Berserker Rage Berserker Rage respectively. Consider switching between Brawler Brawler when speedfarming, and Ruthless Ruthless when pushing against your gear limits.

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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. 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

  • 13 Mar. 2020: Reviewed for Season 20.
  • 22 Nov. 2019: Page added.
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