Barbarian Whirlwind GR Build With Wrath of the Wastes

Last updated on Nov 19, 2019 at 23:06 by Deadset 40 comments

Welcome to our build guide for Whirlwind GR Wastes 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 2.6.7 and Season 19.

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

This end game Barbarian build elevates the power of the Wrath of the Wastes set to the next level with its synergistic weapon set, the agile and adaptable Bul-Kathos's Oath. This build is designed for Greater Rift solo progression, but we also have a speed farming variant, which you can access using the link below.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the Whirlwind 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 Blood Funnel Blood Funnel 1 Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain Iron Hide Iron Hide 2 Wrath of the Berserker Icon Wrath of the Berserker Insanity Insanity 3 Battle Rage Icon Battle Rage Bloodshed Bloodshed 4 Threatening Shout Icon Threatening Shout Falter Falter
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Whirlwind 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.

Changelog

  • 19 Nov. 2019 (this page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 28 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Skill and gear recommendations have been further revised.
  • 28 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Skill recommendations have been further revised.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Revised item recommendations for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (this page): Revised item recommendations for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Added a mention of Mortick's Brace.
  • 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.
  • 13 May 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 20 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added a small clarification on stat priority for the rings to better reflect the possible rolls on the Zodiac ring.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Switched from the Istvan's Paired Blades to the Bul-Kathos's Oath set.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (this page): Revised the build's weaponry composition to better reflect 2.6.1 buffs.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (skills page): Revisited the skills to reflect the build switching from the Istvan's Paired Blades to the Bul-Kathos's Oath set.
  • 31 Oct. 2017 (this page): No changes necessary for Patch 2.6.1, but the changes to other builds made this one drop from Top tier to Mid tier.
  • 26 Jun. 2017 (this page): Guide updated for 2.6 and moved to new format.
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