Diablo II Resurrected is so nicely balanced that it is effectively possible to overcome all the challenges the game throws at you with any class or build. Things, however, become a little more complicated once you increase the difficulty level, so knowing everything there is to know about the available classes becomes very important to plan builds that can make survive the Hell and Nightmare difficulties.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Barbarian class and the skills it can learn.
The Barbarian is the best class in Diablo II Resurrected when it comes to close-range fighting. With its amazing strength, this class has the ability to cleave through the hordes without breaking a sweat. This, however, doesn’t mean that the Barbarian isn’t good at supporting companions, as investing in the War Cries skill tree will unlock a variety of war cries that can be both the character and all allies.
Given how straightforward the Barbarian is, the class is a great pick for beginners learning the game.
Barbarian Skill Trees
The Barbarian Skill Trees include War Cries, which includes tons of excellent supportive abilities, Combat Masteries, which includes passive skills that improve both defense and offense, and Combat Skills, which includes powerful active combat abilities.
|Howl||1||Sends nearby monsters scrambling away in fear|
|Find Potion||1||Use on the corpse of a slain monster for a chance to find a potion|
|Shout||6||Warns of impending danger and improves the defense rating of you and your party|
|War Cry||6||Injures all nearby enemies|
|Find Item||12||Use on the corpse of a slain monster to find hidden treasures|
|Taunt||18||Enrages a monster into relentlessly attacking|
|Battle Orders||24||Improves the maximum mana, life and stamina of you and your party|
|Grim Ward||24||Use on the corpse of a slain monster to create a frightening totem that increases damage and attack rating for you and your party|
|Battle Command||30||Increases all current skill levels for you and your party|
|Battle Cry||30||Fearsome cry that decreases enemies’ defense rating and physical resistance|
|General Mastery||1||Improves sword, axe and mace fighting skills|
|Throwing Mastery||1||Improves thrown weapon skill|
|Polearm and Spear Mastery||6||Improves polearm and spear skill|
|Combat Reflexes||12||Increases stamina, hit recovery and life|
|Iron Skin||18||Improves defense rating|
|Increased Speed||24||Increases walk and run speed|
|Natural Resistance||30||Increases natural resistances to elemental and poison damage|
|Bash||1||Powerful blow that has a chance to knock back enemies|
|Frenzy||1||Allows you to swing two weapons at once. Each successful attack increases your overall speed. Requires you to equip two weapons|
|Stun||6||Stuns your target for a short time and increases your attack rating|
|Double Swing||6||When two weapons are equipped attacks two targets if possible, or one target twice|
|Leap||12||Leap away from danger or into the fray|
|Concentrate||12||Attack that is not interruptible and improves attack and defense rating and converts physical damage to magic damage|
|Double Throw||12||Allows you to throw two different throwing weapons at the same time. Weapons bounce to nearby enemies|
|Leap Attack||24||Leaps to and attacks enemies in a radius upon landing|
|Berserk||24||A powerful but reckless attack that increases damage and attack rating but decreases defense rating and physical damage resistance|
|Whirlwind||30||A whirling dance of death that cuts a path through the legions of your enemies|