Diablo 3 Barbarian Leveling Tips
The Barbarian is one of the best classes in Diablo 3 if you really know how it works. These Diablo 3 leveling tips will be your guide to leveling up quickly and easily as a Barbarian.
The first thing you need to know about the Barbarian is that you should not get sucked into weak Fury spenders. A lot of the Barbarian’s Fury spenders are hard to use and barely do any more damage than your regular attacks. It can be a lot more efficient to simply use your basic attacks like Cleave, Bash, and Frenzy and pair those with the 25% damage talent for having a full Fury bar.
Once you have a full Fury bar with this talent, your skills like Cleave will be more effective than any of your other AoE attacks, but Cleave will also be free to use and furthermore hit multiple targets. There is no reason you should not go this route.
When you go for a Fury-free build, this leaves up slots on your skill bar that do not actually use Fury, such as Leap (which helps with mobility), your buff skill (which gives you extra damage and crit), and a shout, which gives you more armor and health regeneration. Why would you want to use Fury spenders when they barely deal any more damage than Fury generators and avoiding them will allow you to get a lot of great self buffs and skills.
The trick to the Barbarian is to fit everything on your skill bar and excluding Fury spending abilities is a good way to to this!
Once you have your build down pat another good leveling tip for the Barbarian is to do boss fights. You always get a lot of experience points for taking out bosses so this is a good plan. You can also get a lot of experience points on the Barbarian by killing large quantities of enemies in the open field because the Barbarian does a lot of damage, so this is always an option too.
Finally, you should consider the myriad of ways the Barbarian can go for equipment. More than any of the other classes I think the Barbarian is particularly suited for critical-hit oriented builds, so you should seek out gear with critical hit on it. You should also think about maxing out your strength and getting a lot of Vitality as the Barbarian needs these to survive.
To summarize my Diablo 3 Barbarian leveling tips, consider using a fury-free build as this will allow you to fit shouts, leap, and your two damage/crit self-buffs on your hotbar without really losing any damage. Additionally, this guide does not depend on boss fights or open fighting as the Barbarian is good at them all. Finally, you will want to have your Barbarian get good critical hit, strength, and vitality gear so it can stay alive.