The Barbarian is a melee fighter, with an emphasis on mighty weapons, powerful melee attacks, and taking hits. Barbarian attacks focus on raw power and damage. Barbarian skills are fueled bu Fury, a resource that increases when the Barbarian attacks or is damaged.

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Building Barbarian in Inferno

Up until now I have been building my barbarian with primarily strength and secondary vitality. So far it has been going good but now when I am in inferno it seems it's not a viable strategy. I am ...
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Is your dodge / block chance reduced to zero if you have your back turned on an enemy? (ala WoW)

Should i be worried or concerned if i charge / leap INTO a room full of monsters or should i never leave my soft underbelly (behind) exposed?
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Barbarian dual-wielding or 2-handed?

I have looked long and hard for a guide to this. Maybe I was searching wrong but I cant seem to find anything. I know how dps is calculated for both, but what are the advantages and disadvantages to ...
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As a Barbarian, how to be effective in coop?

I've took a chance to play barbarian during the free open Diablo 3 beta and, while playing solo with it was just fine, I had quite some trouble in co-op. This is slightly concerning, since Diablo ...
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Which melee(Monk/Barbarian) skills can't be dodged?

With the addition of brawling in 1.07, its now possible for players to fight each other, and thus the dodge attribute of some classes (i.e. DH and Monk) now becomes a major factor in some matches in ...
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Why do people use Echoing Fury as offhand?

I've seen a few people(WW Barbarians) with Echoing Fury as their offhand weapon, even though their main hand had less damage than Echoing Fury. And as I know(correct me if I'm wrong please), tornado ...
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Do Barbarian shouts stack for party members?

Do Barbarian shouts, such as War Cry, stack? If two barbarians cast War Cry, does the armor bonus stack or does it remain constant at increasing armor 20% for 60 seconds? What if each Barbarian has a ...
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How does the barbarian “revenge” skill work?

I recently unlocked the Barbarian "Might" skill called "Revenge", but it confuses me. It states that on hit it has a 15% chance of becoming active, but it doesn't seem to ever deal damage to enemies ...
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Can Barbarians use 2 two-handed weapons in Diablo 3?

Can barbarians dual wield two-handed weapons? My barbarian character is only a level 50 now, but I'm not sure if I can dual wield two-handed weapons at a later level or not - or is there a special ...
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Does a weapon's “bleed” affix stack with the Barbarian skill “Rend”?

I've noticed that some weapons have an affix that states "X.X% chance to inflict Bleed for XXX-XXX damage over 5 seconds". This seems like a cheap way to increase my DPS especially against monsters ...
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Are heal on hit also applied on dot effects?

In Diablo 3, I wonder if my life on hit also heals me on DOT effects. More specifically, I have a Barbarian with a certain amount of heal per hit. If I were to use the Rend spell (AOE DOT around me), ...
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How much Fury do you gain when you are attacked?

The Fury-generating skills are very clear regarding how much Fury they give. But I know the Barbarian also gains Fury when attacked. How much Fury does the Barbarian gain when attacked, and does it ...
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What's the fastest way to raise DPS to 20k as Barbarian

I'm a barbarian in Inferno and struggle with my damage-output. Currently I'm at 11k DPS but I'd really love to have 16-25k. My weapon is a 1-hand axe with 720 DPS (the best one I could afford). What ...
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Enchant Which Weapon Property: % Attack Speed or % Damage [duplicate]

As a Barbarian who is mainly playing WW build, I don't know which I should prioritize on: weapon damage, IAS or % Damage? This is the item I got:
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How much damage should an end-game barbarian do?

I've been playing several characters in Diablo 3, but my first and furthest along is my barbarian. Recently, a friend (monk) and I have started making key-runs in order to craft the Hellfire Ring. ...
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What counts as “Thorns” damage for the barbarian “Tough as Nails” passive ability?

The "Tough as Nails" passive ability says: Increased armor by 25% Thorns damage dealt increased by 50%. I'm not aware of a specific ability called Thorns in Diablo 3, so I assume this ...
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How much resistance is needed in inferno for a melee class?

I got some lightning resist, and with the Monk's One With Everything passive, that puts all my resists at 200%, but I still think that is too low. How much resistance does a melee class need to be ...
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Dual wielding with the weapon master passive

When dual wielding and using the weapon master passive, does the off hand weapon receive a benefit from the passive? For example, if I'm using two maces does it increase my total chance to critical ...
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How does Pound of Flesh bonus work with Health Globe drop rates and bonuses?

There is a very good answer to a question about generic drop rates, but how do those changes if you are using Pound of Flesh? How does P.o.F. effect drop rates if you are playing in a group setting? ...
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What's the range of Rend?

The tooltip for Rend says: "Causes all nearby enemies to bleed for 210% weapon damage over 3 seconds." How far is "nearby"?
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As a barbarian what are my [best] health regeneration options?

Are barbarian health regeneration options limited to health potions and the occasional magic item that restores health at x per second?
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Armor from Strength change?

How much armor do you get from Strength? My level 60 barb is on inferno. With all armor removed and no passives that give additional armor I have 187 strength and 215 armor. If I add items that have ...
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What to consider for a lifesteal barbarian build

There are three types of life stealing buffs on weapons. On hit, on kill and percentile. I am looking towards the harder difficulties (Hell and Inferno) and loath having to use a shield. I would ...
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How can I increase my survivability as a Barbarian on Normal?

I have a game going with the Barbarian class, and I seem to be getting killed more often with him than any other class. Is there a secret/tip to using him that I am missing? My stat for armor (going ...
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Resistance or Damage?

I'm playing a Barbarian and would like to know if i should look for Vitality or Strength? Diablo 3 seems to use a "totally random" System to drop Items. I'm only finding stuff like Strength and ...
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Best spot to gold farm in hell as a Barbarian?

Due to wanting to progress together with my friends who are a teeny bit slower, I've not wanted to progress past into Inferno. I have a lvl 60 Barbarian who is sufficiently decked in Inferno-Act1 ...
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How can a barbarian deal with the elite affixes?

When I was levelling my demon hunter I was able to use vault to quickly get away from an area where damage was happening or smoke screen to break freezes and jailer cages. I've had some difficulty ...
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Whirlwind damage

I am trying to understand how whirlwind works exactly, because the guide explanation is quite obscure... "Deliver multiple attacks to everything in your path for 110% weapon damage". Here are my ...
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What stats do you need to succeed as a Barbarian in Inferno past Act 1?

I have just entered Act 2 Inferno, and I'm having a lot of trouble progressing. Everything I do ends up with me dying, and leads me to believe I may be under-geared. What stats should I be focusing ...
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Why doesn't Blowin' in the Wind's count update?

Why doesn't the achievement Blowin' in the wind update? I keep breaking objects with Whirlwind but alas nothing happens on the count. Could the objects be specific or is it only updated once or ...
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Does Wyrdward effect applies for Ancients attacks?

Wyrdward ring: Lightning damage has a 13–17% chance to Stun for 1.5 seconds. If a barb uses call of the ancients with the 'Together as One' rune, does the ring proc?
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Does Strength affect bleeding as Barbarian?

When an item says it procs a certain percentage of your weapon damage, is that damage the base weapon damage or the damage multiplied by your Strength?
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Which Barbarian ability and rune triggers Life on Hit (LoH) and for how much?

Rewording the initial question from a Sidearm only question to all the barbarian abilities Is there an overview that tells me which Barbarian ability profits from Life on Hit and if it is affected by ...
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How long does it take for fury decay to start?

Bashiok mentions in this thread that Fury decay is not immediate, and I've observed that to be the case myself. How long does it take for Fury to start to decay? Are there other factors to consider, ...
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About the additional axe thrown by putting sidearm rune on the frenzy skill

The skill description makes it seem to as if frenzy runed with sidearm will give a 25% chance of throwing a piercing axe on top of the attack. Is this true or am I misunderstanding something? Example ...
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How are the stats of your ancients determined when using Call of the Ancients?

I've noticed that your ancients are weaker than you, but what are their stats? And do they change depending on you're stats or your level?
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How do I most effectively generate Fury?

Each of the Barbarian primary abilities generate "X Fury per attack". Fury is then used by the secondary abilities, and if you mash the right mouse button like me your beefy Man or woMan will soon be ...
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Does +x amount of health per kill apply to kills from the Cleave - Rupture rune?

When using Cleave with Rupture do the kills I get from the exploding bodies count as a kill that will reward me with the bonus health per kill? Or does this only apply to enemies that were slain ...
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Does Inspiring Presence affect Threatening Shout - Demoralize

Does Inspiring Presence increase the taunt time of Threatening Shout - Demoralize from 4 seconds to 8 seconds?
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Best follower for Barbarian and best way to equip them [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the strengths and weaknesses of each follower? It seems to be the consensus for the average Barb in Inferno that the best follower is Enchantress, for the ...
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Does volcano avalanche really have 3 times the damage of the other runes?

Or I must be missing something. Volcano avalanche hit 4400. The other ones hit for 1600. That seems like a pretty obvious choice there. There are other runes that let you stack stuff to 3. But the ...
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Why does “Leap” sometimes not generate Fury?

In the tooltip for the Barbarian skill "Leap" the info says "Generate 15 Fury". Those who play with me know that I leap around like a fool constantly, but I've checked, and I often gain 0 Fury by ...
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Barb Whirlwind not procing 'On Melee' Effects

I've noticed that "On Hit" effects proc any time an enemy is hit with a spell of any kind. I guessed that 'On Melee Attack" would be similar, but only when the attack is made with a melee weapon. ...
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Barbarian Throwing Weapons

After using the Level 14 Barbarian skill "Weapon Throw" in Diablo 3 with a Carver equipped, I presume that the weapon is magical? This is nothing like the "throwing weapons" from Diablo 2, in which, ...
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Barbarian PVP Build and Gear

Now the PVP Mod has opened, I was wondering which skills/passives/gear are most efficient in PVP as a Barbarian. Are there any particularly effective combos against different classes? What are the ...
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Does the Barbarian's Frenzy speed bonus affect other skills?

Given that increasing your attack speed increases your DPS, do other skills take advantage of this higher DPS? I thought they did, but I noticed that the speed increase from the Frenzy skill doesn't ...
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What is a good build to maximize the time you spend as a chaotic Berserker?

The Wrath of the Berserker skill effect duration can be extended when using the Thrive on Chaos rune: Every 25 Fury gained while Wrath of the Berserker is active adds 1 second to the duration of ...
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Does rend stack? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do damage over time effects stack? The ability "Rend" makes your target bleed for 3 second. What happens if you consequently use the spell? Will the damage stack or is ...
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How does Grim Harvest work?

The Grim Harvest rune for the Threatening Shout reads: "Enemies are badly shaken and have a 15% chance to drop additional treasure". What is meant by "treasure" here? Does that mean that the enemy ...
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What does Raekor's Will set bonus do, to the damage type of Furious Charge?

I'm trying to focus my damage type on my barbarian. I have one barbarian focused around Fire Damage, wearing Mage Fist, Cinderswitch and so on - all adding to +Fire Damage% - and this is all fine. ...