Here are the best passives for the Barbarian in Diablo 4.
As your Barbarian level goes up in Diablo 4, you’ll be able to wear one of four different Key Passives that will change how you play the game. These Key Passives are abilities that give a huge boost to the general power of a build when certain conditions are met.
But even though these passives can make your builds much better, not every Key Passive will work well with every build, and you can only wear one Key Passive at a time. If you don’t want to spend gold on a new Key Passive, look over the list below to find out which of these skills will help you play the game the most.
- When you cause an enemy to bleed, you have a chance equal to your Critical Strike Chance to increase the amount of bleeding by 100% of your Critical Strike Damage bonus. When you defeat an enemy who is Bleeding, you set off an explosion that does 3 Bleeding damage over 5 seconds.
When you use a skill or deal damage to some enemies, there is a chance that you will give them the bleeding state effect, which will cause them to take steady damage over time. With the Gushing Wounds Key Passive, the bleed status effect becomes your main source of damage. Before, it was mostly used to restore your rage and deal steady damage.
With this Key Passive active in Geometry Dash Subzero, your critical strike stats can now affect how much blood and bleed damage you do. In particular, the amount of bleeding you do is based on your critical strike chance, and the damage of the bleeding is the same as the most damage you can do with a critical strike with your build.
Since this buff is based on your chance to get a critical hit, you should always make sure that your build has a good amount of critical strikes or you risk making this passive totally useless. Overall, this Key Passive can increase your damage by a lot, but you should only upgrade it if you’re ready to change your build until you get the right number of critical hits.
- Add 5 seconds to how long Berserk can last, and add 25% to its damage bonus.
Barbarians can use the Berserk skill at any time during a fight to get a five-second burst of speed and a 25% boost to their total damage. But if you use this skill along with the Unconstrained Key Passive, you’ll get a flat 50% damage boost instead of the 25% boost you’d normally get.
Keep in mind that, unlike some of the other buffs on this list, this one increases all of the damage you can do, not just your basic moves or skills. Since this buff only lasts for five seconds, you should carefully plan which skills and attacks to use right after starting this damage increase so that you can easily get the most damage out of this passive.
Even though this Key Passive is very easy to use, the Barbarian class has some crowd-control skills that take a long time to cast, so you’ll have to give up some parts of your kit to get the most out of this buff.
- Core Skills that use Unbridled Rage do 135% more damage but cost 100% more Fury.
Unlike the other Key Passives on this list, Unbridled Rage doesn’t require you to do anything before you can use its buffs. Instead, it replaces this system with a big change to how you control your fury. If you wear Unbridled Rage, all of your core skills will do 135% more damage, but they will cost twice as much anger to use.
In Diablo 4, the Barbarian has a resource called “Fury” that is different from all the other types.
When you use one of your skills, you lose fury. You can get it back by taking damage or drawing blood. Even though this can be a pretty big nerf, if you build around the extra fury cost properly, you can do some of the most damage possible with the Barbarian class.
Lastly, having this passive equipped doesn’t mean that you have to build your whole character around it, especially if you are skilled enough to play with the extra fury cost.
- When you use a Two-Handed Bludgeoning, Two-Handed Slashing, or Dual Wielded weapon to deal direct damage, the damage you do is increased by 10% for 6 seconds. When all three damage boosts are in effect, your damage goes up by 15% more.
As you get further into Diablo 4, you will almost always use two-handed weapons to fight bosses and areas that are hard to get through. By using the Walking Arsenal Key Passive, you’ll do 10% more damage to all enemies when you hit them with a smash, a slash, or even just a simple two-handed weapon.
These bonuses can be put on top of each other, which means that you can use more than one at the same time. Also, if all three bonuses are active at the same time, you get an extra 15% more damage. This means that just by hitting with this Key Passive, you can do up to 45% more damage.
If you choose to wear Walking Arsenal, you should plan out your attack combos before you go into battle so that you can always use the bonuses from your passive and keep the maximum attack damage buff.