Barbarian Support Build With Raekor

Last updated on Jan 27, 2019 at 09:00 by Deadset 8 comments
General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Support 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 2.6.4 and Season 16.

1. Introduction

With a focus shifted away from perma-stun and damage buffs into Toughness boosting and crowd control, the support Barbarian rises to meet the requirements of the metagame. This crowd control and buff-oriented build is strictly multiplayer oriented, a zero DPS spec that plays part of a composition with other damage dealing party members.

2. Quick Reference

2.1. Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Furious Charge Icon Furious Charge Merciless Assault Merciless Assault Right Mouse Button Sprint Icon Sprint Forced March Forced March 1 Ancient Spear Icon Ancient Spear Rage Flip Rage Flip 2 Threatening Shout Icon Threatening Shout Falter Falter 3 Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain Mob Rule Mob Rule 4 War Cry Icon War Cry Veteran's Warning Veteran's Warning
Passive Skills

2.2. Gear Setup

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

2.3. Legendary Gems

2.4. Kanai's Cube

3. Role in the Current Meta

The build is strictly meant for group Greater Rifting, as it entirely revolves on supporting DPS party members and deals no damage on its own. In meta terms, the Support Barbarian is a highly desirable build in any high Greater Rift progression party.

4. Changelog

  • 27 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Updated the build to more closely match the current meta.
  • 27 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Updated the build to more closely match the current meta.
  • 27 Jan. 2019 (this page): Updated the build to more closely match the current meta.
  • 16 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 16 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 16.
  • 16 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 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 (this page): No changes necessary for Patch 2.6.1.
  • 26 Jun. 2017 (this page): Guide updated for 2.6 and moved to new format.
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