Barbarian Rend Build with Wrath of the Wastes

Last updated on Jul 22, 2021 at 09:00 by Deadset 107 comments
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.

For non-Seasonal play (where you do not have access to Ethereal weapons) throughout the duration of Season 24, the recommended weapons for this build are:

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 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 (this page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (gear page): Clarified jewelry selection and added follower recommendation.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (this page): Revised base Cube armor slot choice. Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (gear 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 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21. Added note regarding why Ground Stomp is replaced by Ignore Pain / Iron Hide.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): Kanai's Cube alterations depending on playstyle added to the guide.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): Skill and item revisions are introduced for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): Revised passive selection to better reflect the state of high-end pushing.
  • 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 (this page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Item revisions are introduced for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (this page): Skill and item revisions are introduced for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Skill revisions are introduced for Season 18.
  • 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.
  • 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 (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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