Barbarian Seismic Slam Build with Might of the Earth and Immortal King

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General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Seismic Slam 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 2.6.6 and Season 18.

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

Driven by the potent mixture of the Might of the Earth and Immortal King sets, 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 available in a Greater Rift solo progression and regular Rift farming variations, explained in that order.

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.

3. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Progress Speedfarming Variation
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 Impunity Impunity 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
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 Ferocity Ferocity 2 War Cry Icon War Cry Impunity Impunity 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

3.1. 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.

3.2. Legendary Gems

3.3. Kanai's Cube

4. Changelog

  • 28 Aug. 2019 (speed farming variant page): Fixed diablo3.com build link.
  • 28 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Fixed diablo3.com build link.
  • 28 Aug. 2019 (this page): Fixed diablo3.com build links.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (speed farming variant page): Item and skill recommendations are revised for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (this page): Item and skill recommendations are revised for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Item recommendations are revised for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Added mentions of Mortick's Brace.
  • 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.
  • 13 May 2019 (speed farming variant 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 (speed farming variant page): Added the guide.
  • 28 Feb. 2018 (gear page): Added the guide.
  • 28 Feb. 2018 (skills page): Added the guide.
  • 28 Feb. 2018 (this page): Added the guide.
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