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Diablo 4 – Barbarian Passive Skills Guide

Complete overview of all Barbarian passives and skill points requirements.




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Barbarian Passive skills

The Barbarian has access to 29 different passive skills, or simply passives, in Diablo 4.

Like skills, additional passive choices are unlocked as more skill points are allocated into the skill tree. Unlike skills, however, passives do not need to be equipped to enable their effects; they always function as long as a point has been allocated into them. Up to 3 skill points may be allocated to any individual passive, except for the powerful and mutually exclusive Capstone Skill, in which a single skill point can be allocated.

This section provides a brief overview of the Barbarian passive skills and their requirements.

For a detailed list of Barbarian skills, refer to our Barbarian Skills page.

Barbarian Skills

For more general information about the Barbarian class, refer to our Barbarian Leveling Guide.

Barbarian Leveling Guide

Barbarian Core Passive Skills

Barbarian Core passives are unlocked after 2 skill points have been allocated in the skill tree.

Pressure PointPressure PointLucky Hit: Your Core skills have up to a {#}% chance to make enemies Vulnerable for 2 seconds.
Endless FuryEndless FuryBasic skills generate x{#}% more Fury when using Two-Handed weapons.

Barbarian Defensive Passive Skills

Barbarian Defensive passives are unlocked after 6 skill points have been allocated in the skill tree.

OutburstOutburstGain {#} Thorns. Also gain {#} Thorns for each {#} bonus Maximum Life you have.
Tough as NailsTough as NailsIncrease your Thorns by +{#}%.
Imposing PresenceImposing PresenceGain x{#}% additional Maximum Life.
Martial VigorMartial VigorDamage Reduction against Elites is increased by x{#}%.

Barbarian Brawling Passive Skills

Barbarian Brawling passives are unlocked after 11 skill points have been allocated in the skill tree.

Booming VoiceBooming VoiceShout skill durations are increased by x{#}%.
Raid LeaderRaid LeaderYour Shouts also Heal allies for {#}% of their Maximum Life per second.
Guttural YellGuttural YellYour Shout Skills cause enemies to deal x{#}% less damage for {#} seconds.
SwiftnessSwiftnessMovement Speed is increased by +{#}%.
Quick ImpulsesQuick ImpulsesReduce the duration of Control Impairing Effects by x{#}%.

Barbarian Weapon Mastery Passive Skills

Barbarian Weapon Mastery passives are unlocked after 16 skill points have been allocated in the skill tree.

Pit FighterPit FighterYou deal x{#}% increased damage to Close enemies and gain {#}% Distant Damage Reduction.
No MercyNo MercyYou deal x{#}% increased damage against Immobilized, Stunned, or Slowed enemies.
Slaying StrikeSlaying StrikeYou deal x{#}% increased damage against Injured enemies.
Expose VulnerabilityExpose VulnerabilityDealing direct damage with a Weapon Mastery skill causes your next Core Skill to make enemies Vulnerable for {#} seconds.
HamstringHamstringYour Bleeding effects Slow enemies by {#}%.
Cut to the BoneCut to the BoneYour Bleeding effects deal x{#}% increased damage to Vulnerable enemies.
Thick SkinThick SkinEach time you take direct damage gain {#}% Base Life ({#}) as Fortify.
Defensive PostureDefensive PostureIncrease the Damage Reduction gained while you are Fortified by an additional +{#}%.
CounteroffensiveCounteroffensiveWhile Fortified for over {#}% of your Maximum Life, you deal x{#}% increased damage.

Barbarian Ultimate Passive Skills

Barbarian Ultimate passives are unlocked after 23 skill points have been allocated in the skill tree.

DuelistDuelistAttack Speed is increased by +{#}% while using One-Handed weapons.
WallopWallopYour Skills using Bludgeoning weapons deal x{#}% increased damage if the enemy is Stunned or Vulnerable.
ConcussionConcussionLucky Hit: Skills using Bludgeoning weapons have up to a {#}% chance to Stun enemies for {#} seconds, or up to a {#}% chance when using a Two-Handed Bludgeoning weapon.
Heavy HandedHeavy HandedWhile using Two-Handed weapons you deal x{#}% increased Critical Strike Damage.
Brute ForceBrute ForceYour Overpower deals x{#}% increased damage when using a Two-Handed weapon.

Barbarian Capstone Skills

Barbarian Capstone Skills are unlocked after 33 skill points have been allocated in the skill tree. Unlike other passives, Capstone Skills are mutually exclusive; only one of them may be selected, so choose wisely.

UnconstrainedUnconstrainedIncrease Berserk‘s maximum duration by {#} seconds and increase its damage bonus by x{#}%.
Walking ArsenalWalking ArsenalDealing direct damage with a Two-Handed Bludgeoning, Two-Handed Slashing, or Dual Wielded weapons grants x{#}% increased damage for {#} seconds. While all three damage bonuses are active, you gain an additional x{#}% increased damage.
Unbridled RageUnbridled RageCore Skills deal x{#}% increased damage, but cost x{#}% more.
Gushing WoundsGushing WoundsKilling a Bleeding enemy creates an explosion that inflicts {#}% Bleeding damage over {#} seconds.
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