Barbarian Seismic Slam Build with Might of the Earth

Last updated on Jul 22, 2021 at 09:00 by Deadset 39 comments
Build Variations Updated for Season 24, Patch 2.7.1 Main Build Solo Greater Rift Progression Nephalem Rift Farming
1.

Introduction

Empowered by the Might of the Earth set, this Barbarian build shatters the ground with overwhelming Seismic Slam Seismic Slam swings, while summons and buffs empower his blade. This tough, sustain damage, visual feast of a build is one of the rare instances of viable high tier ranged Barbarian play. The build is meant for Greater Rift solo progression, but we also have a speed farming variant that can be accessed using the link below.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Seismic Slam Icon Seismic Slam Permafrost Permafrost Right Mouse Button Leap Icon Leap Death from Above Death from Above 1 Battle Rage Icon Battle Rage Bloodshed Bloodshed 2 War Cry Icon War Cry Veteran's Warning Veteran's Warning 3 Call of the Ancients Icon Call of the Ancients Together as One Together as One 4 Wrath of the Berserker Icon Wrath of the Berserker Insanity Insanity
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Seismic Slam Barb 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

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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 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (gear page): Revised gear recommendations and added follower recommendation.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (this page): Revised gear recommendations and added follower recommendation.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 17 Nov. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 22.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 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.
  • 28 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Fixed diablo3.com build link.
  • 28 Aug. 2019 (this page): Fixed diablo3.com build links.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Item recommendations are revised for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (this page): Item and skill recommendations are revised for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Added mentions of Mortick's Brace.
  • 13 May 2019 (this 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.
  • 16 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 16 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 16.
  • 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.
  • 28 Feb. 2018 (skills page): Added the guide.
  • 28 Feb. 2018 (this page): Added the guide.
  • 28 Feb. 2018 (gear page): Added the guide.
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