Full Skill Tree
This low-frill, high-kill construct tries to unravel Barbarian’s three largest leveling points: assets, survivability, and consistency.
So far as all of that goes, Rend and Death Blow are the hearts of the construct. Rend can’t compete with Whirlwind and Hammer of the Ancients within the endgame, however it’s a leveling monster. When paired with Hamstring (and important Passive capacity), it allows quite a few crowd management synergies. It additionally refunds a beneficiant chunk of Frenzy with each blow. Most importantly, it generates a ton of Bleeding harm in opposition to single targets and enormous packs of lesser enemies.
That brings us to Death Blow. Death Blow is an extremely highly effective strike that offers bonus harm in opposition to bosses (one thing leveling Barbarians will want). Crucially, although, you possibly can decide up a Passive that resets its cooldown everytime you use it to kill an enemy.
Once you’ve got that Passive, the technique with this construct is straightforward. Swipe at a pack of enemies with Rend, wait till you’re fairly certain you possibly can kill one with Death Blow, and use Death Blow. Thanks to this rotation, Death Blow needs to be out there throughout the vast majority of most fights. In these conditions, Death Blow may even finish most fights. You could have to drag greater packs of enemies than you’d often be snug with, however that’s truly a bonus for leveling Barbarians. This technique clearly gained’t work throughout numerous boss fights, however Death Blow is highly effective sufficient in opposition to bosses to stay invaluable. Otherwise, Rend’s Bleeding impact will assist you to throughout these encounters.
This construct is quicker than numerous leveling Barbarian builds, minimizes the category’ useful resource technology points (because of its minimal required strikes), and performs remarkably effectively throughout boss fights (although that is still a weak spot). It’s not notably thrilling in any notable space, however it’s environment friendly in most features of the sport. As a leveling Barbarian, that’s precisely what you’re on the lookout for.