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Barbarian Leveling Guide for Season 3

Barbarian Leveling Guide for Season 3

Diablo IV Season of the Construct is hours away, and just like cramming for a test, we’re publishing all the leveling guides last minute. This article will outline the most efficient and strongest way to level your Barbarian in Season 3. Of course we want to try out the new Rend unique, Upheaval Aspect of the Sundered Ground and other builds during this season, but this will get you through the early levels and into WT4 so you can start farming for gear to put your end game build together.

Barbarian Leveling Guide for Season 3

First, let’s go over the steps you’ll take when the season first starts. If you’d rather level to 100 casually, do whatever is fun. However, if you want to get XP quickly, here’s what you need to do. After you create your character, select world tier 2. Navigate to the map and claim all your renown rewards (assuming you have done that on your eternal character already). This will give you 10 skill points to start at level 1. Assign those skill points like so:

  • Lunging Strike
  • Enhanced Lunging Strike
  • Upheaval
  • Enhanced Upheaval
  • Furious Upheaval
  • Combat Lunging Strike
  • Rallying Cry
  • Challenging Shout
  • Upheaval
  • Upheaval
Wrath of the BerserkerUpheavalRallying CryChallenging ShoutWar CryCharge
this is what your skill bar should look like at level 50

Start the Season!

After these 10 points are allocated, you’ll start the seasonal campaign and progress it as far as possible. Ideally you’ll be able to unlock the Seneschal Companion early. Then proceed to one of the most efficient dungeons and start farming that juicy XP! The dungeon depends on whether you are leveling as a group or not. For group leveling, try Champion’s Demise (you may be familiar with this one from D4 launch!). Each party member can take a branch of the first room and clear those areas before resetting the dungeon.

If you are solo, Blind Burrows dungeon has a great density of spiders for farming XP. Run through the first area of the dungeon, clear the enemies, and reset the dungeon before you progress and complete it.

Your goal is to farm XP until you hit level 15. At that point, leave the dungeon farming to complete your class quest to progress your weapon masteries. These are the rest of the skill points to allocate as you level from 2-50, using the skill bar shown above.

Leveling Up to 50

  1. (the 10 points from renown)
  2. Upheaval
  3. War Cry
  4. Charge
  5. Enhanced Charge
  6. Power Charge
  7. Upheaval
  8. Enhanced War Cry
  9. Power War Cry
  10. Enhanced Rallying Cry
  11. Strategic Rallying Cry
  12. Pit Fighter
  13. Pit Fighter
  14. Pit Fighter
  15. Wrath of the Berserker
  16. Prime Wrath of the Berserker
  17. Supreme Wrath of the Berserker
  18. Wallop
  19. Brute Force
  20. Brute Force
  21. Brute Force
  22. Wallop
  23. Wallop
  24. Thick Skin
  25. Counteroffensive ( – Remove Combat Lunging Strike)
  26. Unbridled Rage
  27. Counteroffensive
  28. Counteroffensive
  29. Heavy Handed
  30. Heavy Handed
  31. Heavy Handed
  32. Tempered Fury
  33. Furious Impulse
  34. Furious Impulse
  35. Furious Impulse
  36. Invigorating Fury
  37. Invigorating Fury
  38. Invigorating Fury
  39. Imposing Presence
  40. Imposing Presence
  41. Imposing Presence (Switch Strategic Rallying Cry to Tactical Rallying Cry)
  42. Enhanced Challenging Shout
  43. Tactical Challenging Shout
  44. Outburst
  45. Tough as Nails
  46. Booming Voice
  47. Aggressive Resistance
  48. Battle Fervor
  49. Battle Fervor
  50. Battle Fervor

It looks like a long process, but it really shouldn’t be too bad now that our XP rates are nice and quick. Especially if you have some friends to do it with. If you don’t, make sure you pop a potion for that added 5% XP. As you level up to 50, you want to start looking for Aspects that will help you build out your Upheaval Barbarian. Look out for Edgemaster’s Aspect, Earthstriker’s Aspect and Ghostwalker Aspect. These are important aspects to any leveling Barbarian. For WT4, you’ll want to apply Aspect of Limitless Rage to a weapon along with Edgemaster’s and Earthstriker’s. Keep your eyes peeled for the Hellhammer unique weapon to add to your Upheaval build. This is the final Upheaval Barbarian skill tree along with the 2h Axe expertise.

Unlocking World Tier 3 and 4

Now you can unlock WT3 and finish your seasonal campaign if you haven’t already. The next 10 levels are up to you. Either stay in the dungeons, farming that sweet XP, or enjoy the open world, new seasonal activities, Helltide, world bosses, etc. Once you are around level 57 or so, start farming Nightmare Dungeons for glyph XP. At level 65, unlock WT4. Now your focus should be on farming materials to fight bosses and collect unique items. Keep an eye out for the Hellhammer and Ring of Red Furor, Banished Lord’s Talisman, and Tuskhelm of Joritz the Mighty. You can incorporate these very well into an Upheaval build. And that’s it! Have fun leveling and enjoy Diablo IV’s Season of the Construct.

About The Author

Abby Hour

Abby is born and raised in South Florida, and now calls Atlanta home. A former NCAA Division I athlete (rowing) with a career in online marketing and media. Abby enjoys pretty much any looter shooter! Some of her favorite games are: Borderlands, Overwatch, Halo, Titanfall, Destiny, Remnant, and The Division.