Barbarian Rend Build with Wrath of the Wastes

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 123 comments
Build Variations Updated for Season 27, Patch 2.7.4 Main Build Solo Greater Rift Progression Nephalem Rift Farming
1.

Introduction

This mobile, DoT-based Barbarian build utilizes the Wrath of the Wastes set for its Rend-empowering aspects, and adds a slew of synergistic legendary items into a single, adaptable and very lethal package. The build is designed with Greater Rift solo progression in mind. For more information about how this build performs on the ladder, please refer to our Solo push rankings.

This build also comes with its own speed farming variation, which features a build similar to the present one, but with alterations to fit a speedfarming playstyle.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Ancient Spear Icon Ancient Spear Rage Flip Rage Flip Right Mouse Button Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind Wind Shear Wind Shear 1 Rend Icon Rend Bloodbath Bloodbath 2 Ground Stomp Icon Ground Stomp Wrenching Smash Wrenching Smash 3 Battle Rage Icon Battle Rage Swords to Ploughshares Swords to Ploughshares 4 Wrath of the Berserker Icon Wrath of the Berserker Insanity Insanity
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

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

2.2.1.

Angelic Crucible Sanctification

Season 27 comes with the theme of Angelic Crucibles — consumable items that empower Legendary items with perfected Ancient-level stats, as well as infuse them with one of three unique, powerful, class-specific abilities at random. For this build, we recommend aiming for the Wrath of the Berserker Wrath of the Berserker Sanctification, which adds the following power to your build:

  • Wrath of the Berserker Sanctification: Hitting enemies generates stacks of Tempest Rhythm. Activating Wrath of the Berserker consumes 50 stacks of Tempest Rhythm and startles enemies within 16 yards, causing them to take 2% increased damage per stack for 20 seconds. Max 50 stacks.

Use Angelic Crucibles on an item that crosses over most (if not all) variants of a build, and is also an item that is relatively harder to perfect than other slots (since sanctifying an item maximizes its stats). In the case of this build, a good candidate for Sanctification is the omnipresent Lamentation Lamentation belt, or the (hard-to-perfect) Pauldrons of the Wastes Pauldrons of the Wastes shoulder.

You can read more on Angelic Crucibles and the sanctification process in our dedicated Angelic Crucible Mechanics guide.

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (this page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 13 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 13 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 13 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (this page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 25.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (this page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (gear page): Clarified jewelry selection and added follower recommendation.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Revised base Cube armor slot choice. Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (this page): Revised base Cube armor slot choice. Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 22. No changes required.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21. Added note regarding why Ground Stomp is replaced by Ignore Pain / Iron Hide.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): Revised passive selection to better reflect the state of high-end pushing.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): Skill and item revisions are introduced for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): Kanai's Cube alterations depending on playstyle added to the guide.
  • 10 Dec. 2019 (gear page): Submitted a clarification to ring rolls to account for ORotZ.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (this page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (this page): Skill and item revisions are introduced for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Item revisions are introduced for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Skill revisions are introduced for Season 18.
  • 13 May 2019 (this 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 (skills 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 (skills page): Wording updates to reflect the change in jewelry in the build.
  • 31 Oct. 2017 (this page): Updated jewelry recommendations to reflect 2.6.1 changes.
  • 26 Jun. 2017 (this page): Guide updated for 2.6 and moved to new format.
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