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Barbarian Might of the Earth Fresh 70 Starter Build (Patch 2.6.8 / Season 20)

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This build is a starter build for fresh Level 70 Barbarians who have access to the Might of the Earth 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 Earthquake Icon Earthquake Cave-In Cave-In Right Mouse Button Seismic Slam Icon Seismic Slam Rumble Rumble 1 Ground Stomp Icon Ground Stomp Wrenching Smash Wrenching Smash 2 Leap Icon Leap Death from Above Death from Above 3 Threatening Shout Icon Threatening Shout Falter Falter 4 Battle Rage Icon Battle Rage Bloodshed Bloodshed
Passive Skills
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How to Play the Build: Skills and Rotation

The Might of the Earth starter build keeps part of the leveling and fresh 70 build intact, as well as part of the rotation. You will still Leap Leap as an opener in battles, but the 4-piece bonus also turns it into a primary damage dealer (especially potent with Lut Socks Lut Socks — read below on how to acquire them efficiently). The 4-piece set bonus also provides you with the Iron Impact Iron Impact rune for free, so you should swap into Death from Above Death from Above for additional crowd control and safety. Ground Stomp Ground Stomp Wrenching Smash Wrenching Smash remains in the build to group up monsters for your AoE convenience.

Most importantly, you will have to learn to play around a Fury dump skill, as that plays into the Might of the Earth 2-piece set bonus. You have two viable options, the targeted nuke of Ancient Spear Ancient Spear Boulder Toss Boulder Toss, and the general purpose AoE of Seismic Slam Seismic Slam Rumble Rumble. You will be including the one of your choice in the place of Whirlwind Whirlwind from the leveling build. The 2-piece set bonus rewards you with the cooldown reset of your entire rotation (and most importantly, Leap Leap) the more Fury you dump, so the use of "entire resource dump" type of skills should become second nature.

You can also swap out War Cry War Cry Charge! Charge! for Threatening Shout Threatening Shout Falter Falter, since Fury sustain is not really a big concern in the build (your resources mostly shoot up and down, and are never in between). Threatening Shout Threatening Shout Falter Falter generates less Fury, but adds an offense angle to the skill slot.

As you acquire the full Might of the Earth set, it is unlikely you will need the aid of Wrath of the Berserker Wrath of the Berserker to burst down elites, and you can swap it out (at least temporarily) for the constant damage improvement of Battle Rage Battle Rage Bloodshed Bloodshed.

In terms of your passives, you will maintain powerful generic Barbarian damage buffs like Rampage Rampage and Ruthless Ruthless, but you should also lean more heavily into your newfound Earthquake Earthquake powers with Earthen Might Earthen Might and Boon of Bul-Kathos Boon of Bul-Kathos.

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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

  • 07 Jul. 2020: Slight revision for Season 21 to better reflect the development of Leapquake builds over time.
  • 13 Mar. 2020: Reviewed for Season 20.
  • 22 Nov. 2019: Page added.
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