Bash Barbarian Endgame Build Guide - D4 (2024)

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Bash Barbarian Build Guide

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Welcome to theBash Barbarian Specialized Build Guide! This is a build that got a major buff in Season 4 with the addition of Tempered affixes. In the case of Bash, this means that it gets an extra cleave animation for some area of effect increase, as well as a huge damage multiplier on top of it. It also benefits greatly from Aspects like Adaptability and Moonrise. The bad news is: both of these are not immediately available from the Codex of Power, and the required Temper is not unlocked until later in the endgame. Once these are obtained though, Bash becomes a true powerhouse - capable of taking on all the game has to offer.

Our Specialized Builds are lategame builds with specific requirements and purposes. In order to play them, you are expected to have a level 100 character and all of the listed items available. To get there, we recommend you use one of our existing lvl 50-100 Endgame Build Guides.

Gear, Skill Tree, and Paragon

Bash + CotA (1H / 2H)

Bash + Kick/WotB

Yen's Single Shout (2H)

Bleed + Rupture (WIP)

This is a well-rounded dual-wielding setup that is ideal for speedfarming, as it offers a good balance of damage, defense, and mobility. Ramaladni's Magnum Opus is a competitive option for Bash, especially for speedfarming because:

  • It acts as a separate damage multiplier that gets even stronger with investment in maximum Fury.
  • Dual-wielding inherently has an attack speed advantage, even more so with One-Handed Sword Expertise. Effects like Undying and Hectic scale better with increased attack speed.
  • Has great synergy if used with Melted Heart of Selig.


  • This build can be played with Two-Handed Mace as well. Make the following changes:
    • Drop Ramaladni's Magnum Opus. Take a Legendary One-Handed Sword with stats that mimic the other dual-wield weapon shown in the above planner. The other slot should ideally be changed to a One-Handed Sword as well, but the difference is minimal.
    • Switch Earthquake to the One-Handed Sword (from Ring). Run Bold Chieftain's here instead, or Elements.
    • Harlequin Crest can technically be used in either setup, but has more value when paired with Two-Handed Mace.


  • Use Strategic Rallying Cry in place of War Cry in higher tier content where having Unstoppable becomes more relevant.
  • Alternatively, Steel Grasp can be dropped and triple Shouts can be played instead.


See below for the selected Paragon Boards, Paragon point allocation, and the correct Glyphs you should use for the Bash Barbarian. Note: The Paragon Boards below are the final setup with no steps.

Level 15 Glyphs required: Ambidextrous, Exploit, Ire, Marshal, Rumble, Territorial, Undaunted

  • If playing Two-Handed Mace:
    • Replace Ambidextrous with Might.
    • Remove points from Core Reserve and Hungering Fury clusters on Warbringer.
    • Allocate them to Brawn and Restorative on Decimator, or use them to fix Resistances (Cold Conditioned).

Use Wrath of the Berserker and then dump Fury with Power Kick for a damage spike.


Similar playstyle to that of the Double Swing Twisters build. This uses Yen's Blessing for essentially permanent uptime on a Shout of our choosing (Challenging Shout for high tier Pit, Rallying Cry for speedfarming).


  • Use Leap (set to Two-Handed Sword) to:
    • Activate and refresh Berserking.
    • Apply Bleed.
    • Activate Paingorger's Gauntlets.
    • Benefit from Bul-Kathos, Earthquake, and Rumble.
  • Use Challenging Shout or Rallying Cry (depending on content) whenever it is off cooldown. While it is on cooldown, it will refresh itself with Yen's Blessing as long as an action is being performed (using a skill, evading).
  • Use Bash (set to Two-Handed Mace) as main damage skill.
  • Use Charge to group enemies against terrain and as a source of Unstoppable.
  • Use Call of the Ancients against Elites and Bosses whenever it is off cooldown.
  • Use Hammer of the Ancients:
    • After Critically Striking with Combat Bash 4 times.
    • No more than once every 5 seconds. This skill is only used for the 1.3x damage multiplier provided by Violent Hammer of the Ancients.


  • If running Challenging Shout, take ranks of this skill on the Chest Armor. Otherwise, choose Strength / Maximum Life.
  • If running Challenging Shout, temper Crowd Control Duration on either Chest Armor or Pants to increase its duration. Otherwise, choose ranks of Concussion.
  • Temper Leap Cooldown Reduction on Amulet and adjust skill ranks as necessary. Ideally, it should have a 4 second cooldown or less when combined with Giant Strides.
  • Critical Strike Damage and Vulnerable damage are both good choices on weapons; choose whichever gives the best value when tempering, or based on the current quality of gear.


  • Why Revenge Glyph:
    • 9% Damage Reduction from Close Enemies from Brash.
    • Damage multiplier from Strategic Challenging Shout.
  • Why Rumble Glyph:
    • Damage multiplier from Leap + Bul-Kathos combo.
  • Why Bleed nodes:
    • Two-Handed Sword Expertise from Leap / Charge.

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Season 4 - Loot Reborn

In Season 4, the Season Theme revolves around helping out the Iron Wolves. Compared to past themes, this one does not offer any borrowed power as the entire game has been redesigned with new itemization and crafting options, increasing player power substantially across the board. Instead, you can gather reputation similar to the Vampire Bounty Board from Season 2 to unlock rewards that supercharge your leveling journey to 100 with extra items, crafting materials and eventually even a Resplendent Spark to craft an uber unique.

We recommend to follow the seasonal questline until you unlock the reputation system, check which rewards suit you most and then follow your regular leveling path. To learn more, check out our full Season 4 guide for more information.


  1. Leap into battle to activate/refresh Berserking, and also spawn an Earthquake to benefit from the Aspect as well as Rumble.
  2. Proceed to Bash everything in sight.
  3. For crowds, use Steel Grasp to group stuff up and proc Paingorger's Gauntlets in the process. Then Bash.
  4. Against Bosses and tougher enemies (or whenever it's off cooldown), use Call of the Ancients for a damage and attack speed increase. We choose to take Tempered Call of the Ancients Cooldown Reduction for more uptime on this. Combined with Hectic and other Cooldown Reduction sources, it should be up quite often.
  5. War Cry is another source of Berserking and a damage buff, while Challenging Shout gives a ton of damage reduction while active. They can be used as needed or whenever they are off cooldown.

Gear and Stat Requirements

These builds require specific Aspects, Uniques, Uber Uniques, and Affixes on your gear to perform their primary function. Only deviate from the list below after you have fully learned the intended gameplay style and strategies.

  1. Legendary Aspects:
    • Adaptability (priority)
    • Moonrise (priority)
    • Giant Strides (priority)
    • Bul-Kathos
    • Earthquake
    • Edgemaster's
    • Hectic
    • Rapid
    • Undying
    • Might
      • Used in Kick/WotB and Single Shout variants.
    • Elements
      • Used in Kick/WotB and Single Shout variants.
    • Inner Calm
      • Used in Kick/WotB variant.
  2. Uniques:
    • Paingorger's Gauntlets
      • Used in all variants.
    • Tuskhelm of Joritz the Mighty
      • Used in all variants.
    • Ramaladni's Magnum Opus
      • Used in dual-wield variants.
    • Yen's Blessing
      • Used in Single Shout variant.
    • Harlequin Crest
      • Can be used in any variant that doesn't also use Ramaladni's Magnum Opus.
    • Melted Heart of Selig
      • Can be used in any variant but is particularly good is any setup that also uses Ramaladni's Magnum Opus. To implement this, move Adaptability to a Ring slot and remove the least valuable offensive Aspect (typically Elements or Edgemaster's).
  3. Other:
    • Most importantly: this build requires the "Bash Cleaves" Tempered affix to really pop. Without it, the damage and area of effect are significantly worse. At a bare minimum, it is not recommended to play the build without first unlocking this.
    • To a lesser extent, the Call of the Ancients/Wrath of the Berserker Cooldown Reduction Tempered affixes are also very important for this build.

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