Diablo 4 offers a plethora of unique items for Barbarians and other classes. While you can only equip one rare item drop at a time, you can amass a collection of these invaluable items. Each one is tailored to complement specific skills, archetypes, or abilities, making them essential for optimized builds or loadouts.
Regardless of the type of Barbarian you prefer playing, rest assured that there is a unique drop available for your specific build. However, these items are exclusive to the game’s toughest difficulties—Tier 3 and 4. In this article, we will highlight the best options for Barbarians in Diablo 4.
The Grandfather (2H Sword)
The Grandfather, while a generic unique weapon, is exceptionally well-suited for Barbarians in Diablo 4. It boasts exceptional damage potential, regardless of the generic affixes it carries. The weapon focuses on enhancing damage, stats, life, and critical strike.
What sets The Grandfather apart is its special ability: it increases your Critical Strike Damage by 60-100%, depending on when you acquire it in Diablo 4. Additionally, it can have higher stats than usual and is compatible with multiple builds. While waiting for other unique drops, wielding this sword will empower you to decimate the forces of evil in Torment difficulty.
Fields of Crimson (2H Sword)
If you are pursuing a Rend build in Diablo 4—which is considered one of the best Barbarian builds—Fields of Crimson is an absolute must-have. This unique item offers various benefits, including increased Critical Strike, Damage over Time, Cooldown/Ranks for Rupture, and additional damage.
Fields of Crimson rewards you for hitting enemies with Rupture. When you damage at least one enemy with it, a Blood Pool is created, dealing Bleeding damage over six seconds. Furthermore, enemies standing in the pool suffer 10% increased Bleeding damage. This item is an invaluable asset for any Barbarian focused on using Rend.
The Butcher’s Cleaver (Axe)
The Butcher’s Cleaver is one of the few unique axes in Diablo 4 that drops from a specific monster—the eponymous Butcher. While it might theoretically drop elsewhere, you are more likely to secure it by defeating this formidable boss. This versatile weapon is suitable for a wide range of characters, including Barbarians.
The Butcher’s Cleaver excels at dealing more damage to Healthy and Crowd Controlled enemies, as well as inflicting additional Critical Strike damage to Injured foes. Its most notable attribute, Lucky Hit, grants you up to a 100% chance to Fear and Slow enemies by 40-75% for four seconds when you critically strike them. Inflict pain upon your adversaries as you smash them with powerful blows. Obtaining this remarkable weapon, however, may prove challenging due to its random appearance.
Gohr’s Devastating Grips (Gloves)
Not all unique items in Diablo 4 for Barbarians are weapons. Some exceptional pieces can be found in armor slots, such as Gohr’s Devastating Grips. These gloves provide additional skill ranks for Whirlwind, increased Attack Speed, and enhanced Lucky Hit Chance. While they may serve as temporary items in certain builds, they are especially effective when utilized in Whirlwind-focused builds.
After Whirlwind ends, Gohr’s Devastating Grips explode, dealing 16-26% of the total Base damage inflicted to surrounding enemies as Fire damage. It is worth noting that this armor piece has recently been nerfed, but it still remains an asset worth seeking.
Many unique items in Diablo 4 offer a wide range of primary and secondary attributes. Razorplate, in particular, proves invaluable in numerous builds, but it shines brightest in Whirlwind-focused setups where you find yourself surrounded by foes.
If you intend to utilize Thorns for any reason, Razorplate is a must-have. It provides a substantial Thorns value, capped at 10,000. When combined with Razorflare, you can unleash area-of-effect Thorns damage upon all nearby enemies. Wielding this armor piece allows you to turn the tables on your adversaries, punishing them for every attack they land upon you.
While many other unique items exist for Barbarians in Diablo 4, the aforementioned options stand out as the most useful and satisfying choices for this passionate and relentless class.