Diablo 4 Barbarian
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Best Barbarian build for The Pit of Artificers in Diablo 4 Season 4

With the biggest challenge yet awaiting your arrival, you better prepare yourself with the best build there is, especially if you are relying on your melee prowess. Here is the best Barbarian build for The Pit of Artificers in Diablo 4 Season 4: Loot Reborn.

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Diablo 4: Best Barbarian Build for The Pit of Artificers

Contrary to my own desire to use the Hammer of the Ancients build for the fifth time in a row, the best Barbarian build for Season 4 and The Pit of Artificers is the Double Swing Barbarian. This build combines crowd-control abilities, a decent amount of mobility, and increased damage output thanks to the Barbarian’s ability and the Windlasher Aspect which will allow your Dust Devil to deal with mobs and provide a necessary AoE attack buff.

As a rule of thumb, use your Cries to use Berserk and improve your defenses, continue using Double Swing as your main attack and Leap as a way to evade and escape your enemies if in trouble – while also dealing a bit of damage. To improve your Berserking chops, I would recommend aiming to collect the Tuskhelm of Joritz the Mighty Uber Unique, which will help with damage output, cooldown reduction, and Fury generation.

Diablo 4 The Pit
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Double Swing Barbarian The Pit Build: Skill Bar

  • Double Swing: Sweep your weapons from opposite directions, dealing 50% damage with each weapon. Enemies caught in the center are damaged by both.
  • Leap: Leap forward and then slam down, dealing 42% damage and Knocking Back surrounding enemies on impact.
  • War Cry: Bellow a mighty war cry, increasing your damage dealt by 15.0%[x] for 6.5 seconds, and Nearby allies for 3.2 seconds.
  • Rallying Cry: Bellow a rallying cry, increasing your Movement Speed by 30%[+] and Resource Generation by 40%[x] for 6.5 seconds, and Nearby allies for 3.2 seconds.
  • Challenging Shout: Taunt Nearby enemies and gain 40% Damage Reduction for 6.5 seconds.
  • Wrath of the Berserker: Explode into rage, Knocking Back surrounding enemies and gaining Berserking and Unstoppable for 5 seconds. For the next 10 seconds, dealing direct damage with Basic Skills grants Berserking for 5 seconds.

Double Swing Barbarian The Pit Build: Skill Point allocation

ClusterSkills
Basic SkillsLunging Strike Level 1
Enhanced Lunging Strike
Core SkillsDouble Swing Level 5
Enhanced Double Swing
Violent Double Swing
Defensive SkillsRallying Cry Level 1
Enhanced Rallying Cry
Strategic Rallying Cry
Challenging Shout Level 1
Enhanced Challenging Shout
Imposing Presence Level 2
Martial Vigor Level 2
Brawling SkillsWar Cry Level 1
Enhanced War Cry
Power War Cry
Leap Level 1
Enhanced Leap
Power Leap
Aggressive Resistance Level 3
Prolific Fury Level 3
Booming Voice Level 3
Raid Leader Level 3
Weapon Mastery SkillsPit Fighter Level 3
No Mercy Level 3
Ultimate SkillsWrath of the Berserker
Prime Wrath of the Berserker
Supreme Wrath of the Berserker
Tempered Fury Level 3
Duelist Level 3
Wallop Level 3
Concussion Level 3
Key PassivesUnconstrained

Double Swing Barbarian The Pit Build: Paragon Board Classes and Glyphs

Paragon Board NumberClass BoardGlyphGlyph Description
1StartAmbidextrousRadius Size: 3
Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
Grants +25.0% bonus to all Magic nodes within range.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
You deal 8%[x] increased damage while wielding One-Handed weapons.
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
+40 Strength
2Blood RageTwisterRadius Size: 3
Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
For every 5 Strength purchased within range, your Dust Devils deal 13.2%[+] increased damage.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
You deal 13%[x] increased damage for 4 seconds after creating a Dust Devil.
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
+40 Strength
3WarbringerTerritorialRadius Size: 3
Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal +2.0% increased damage to Close targets.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
You gain 15% Damage Reduction against Close enemies.
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
+25 Dexterity
4CarnageIreRadius Size: 3
Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
For every 5 Strength purchased within range, you deal +1.3% increased damage while Berserking.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
While Berserking, you take 10% reduced damage from Elites.
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
+40 Strength
5Bone BreakerWrathRadius Size: 3
Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal +3.0% increased Critical Strike Damage.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
Skills that Critically Strike generate 3 Fury.
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
+25 Dexterity
6Flawless TechniqueMarshalRadius Size: 3
Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
Grants +25.0% bonus to all Magic nodes within range.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
After casting a Shout Skill, the active Cooldown of every other Non-Shout Skill is reduced by 2.0 seconds.
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
+40 Strength

As you can see, this is a very straightforward build that any player can pick up and learn quite fast. However, Barbarians are eclipsed in the Diablo 4 class meta in favor of the Necromancers or even Druids. So, while giving our favorite tanky characters a chance in Season 4: Loot Reborn is still a good option, I would certainly think about letting other classes lead you throughout The Pit and your Masterworking materials.


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