Barbarian Rend Build with Immortal King and Wrath of the Wastes

Last updated on May 13, 2019 at 09:00 by Deadset 3 comments
General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Rend 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 2.6.5 and Season 17.

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

This end game Barbarian build mixes the powers of Immortal King and Wrath of the Wastes sets, combining the all-around utility of the former with the Rend powers of the latter. This mobile, DoT based playstyle is available in both Greater Rift solo progression and regular Rift farming variations, explained in that order.

2. Video Guide

The following video guide was created to accompany the present written guide and demonstrate how to play the build in-game.

3. Quick Reference

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

4. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Progress Speedfarming Variation
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Furious Charge Icon Furious Charge Merciless Assault Merciless Assault Right Mouse Button Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind Blood Funnel Blood Funnel 1 Rend Icon Rend Bloodbath Bloodbath 2 War Cry Icon War Cry Veteran's Warning Veteran's Warning 3 Wrath of the Berserker Icon Wrath of the Berserker Striding Giant Striding Giant 4 Call of the Ancients Icon Call of the Ancients Together as One Together as One
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Furious Charge Icon Furious Charge Merciless Assault Merciless Assault Right Mouse Button Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind Hurricane Hurricane 1 Rend Icon Rend Bloodbath Bloodbath 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

4.1. Gear Setup

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

4.2. Legendary Gems

4.3. Kanai's Cube

5. Changelog

  • 13 May 2019 (speed farming variant page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 31 Oct. 2017 (gear page): Changed jewelry for Patch 2.6.1. Band of Might and Convention of Elements replace Focus and Restraint.
  • 31 Oct. 2017 (this page): Updated jewelry recommendations to reflect 2.6.1 changes.
  • 31 Oct. 2017 (speed farming variant page): Changed ring options, as in the main build.
  • 31 Oct. 2017 (skills page): Wording updates to reflect the change in jewelry in the build.
  • 26 Jun. 2017 (this page): Guide updated for 2.6 and moved to new format.
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