Upheaval Barbarian Build

A Build focusing on massive AoE damage — with it you can clear out entire rooms at once while consistently hitting Critical Strikes and Overpowers.


This Build mainly revolves around the use of Upheaval. With the various boosts it gets, it will do massive AoE damage and can easily clear out entire groups of enemies.

Additional Core Skills:

  • Lunging Strike – will help build some Fury, and give a little mobility.
  • Charge – helps with mobility, and will help quickly build up the damage of Upheaval.
  • Rallying Cry – will give you a source of Fury regen, and reduce the Cooldown of your other Skills.
  • Challenging Shout – gives a boost to survivability, and will increase Fury regen.
  • Wrath of the Berserker – a powerful buff that enhances many aspects of your Barbarian.


The Key Passive for this build is Unbridled Rage, as it will boost the damage of Upheaval.

Additional Passives:

  • Imposing Presence, Aggressive Resistance, Thick Skin, and Invigorating Fury will increase your survivability.
  • Outburst, Tough as Nails, Pit Fighter, Counteroffensive, Heavy Handed, Brute Force, and Wallop will boost your damage.
  • Swiftness, Battle Fervor, and Tempered Fury will help your utility.

Weapon Technique

For this Build, you will want to have 2-Handed Axe Expertise equipped. This will give a huge damage boost to any enemies that are Vulnerable. Set Upheaval to use your 2-Handed Mace, Charge to use your 2-Handed Slashing weapon, and Lunging Strike to use your Dual Wield weapons.

Paragon Board

  • Board 1 (Start):
    • Use Exploit Glyph
    • Connect at the top end
  • Board 2 (Blood Rage):
    • Rotate twice
    • Take Legendary Node
    • Use Undaunted Glyph
    • Connect at the right end (board 3) and the left end (board 4)
  • Board 3 (Warbringer):
    • Rotate once
    • Take Legendary Node
    • Use Ire Glyph
  • Board 4 (Carnage):
    • Rotate twice
    • Take Legendary Node
    • Use Marshal Glyph
    • Connect at the top end (board 5) and the bottom end (board 6)
  • Board 5 (Decimator):
    • Rotate twice
    • Take Legendary Node
    • Use Crusher Glyph
  • Board 6 (Bone Breaker):
    • Rotate once
    • Don’t take Legendary Node
    • Use Might Glyph

Glyph Leveling Priorities

Level 15Level 21
1. Ire1. Ire
2. Marshal2. Marshal
3. Might3, Might
4. Exploit4. Exploit
5. Undaunted5. Undaunted
6. Crusher6. Crusher


The Hellhammer is an essential piece, as it gives Upheaval an extra effect to burn the ground. Banished Lord’s Talisman and the Ring of Red Furor will greatly boost the damage of Upheaval, while Tibault’s Will and Tuskhelm of Joritz the Mighty will increase your overall damage.

On top of these pieces, you will want these Legendary Aspects:

  • Earthstriker, Edgemaster, and Limitless Rage will further boost the damage of Upheaval.
  • Ancestral Charge and Bear Clan Berserker enhance your Charge and allow you to use it more.
  • Juggernaut – will boost your survivability.
  • Ghostwalker – will increase your mobility.

You will want to use Ruby Gems on your weapons, Ruby Gems on your armor, and a mix of Ruby Gems and Skulls on your jewelry.

Equipment Stat Priorities

SlotStat Priorities
Main Hand1. Damage while Berserking
2. Strength
3. Overpower Damage
4. All Stats
5. Damage to Close Enemies
Off-Hand1. Damage while Berserking
2. Strength
3. Overpower Damage
4. All Stats
5. Damage to Close Enemies
2-Handed Slashing1. Damage while Berserking
2. Strength
3. Overpower Damage
4. All Stats
5. Damage to Close Enemies
2-Handed Bludgeoning1. High Damage per Second
2. Ranks of Upheaval
3. Damage Reduction from Burning Enemies
4. Damage to Burning Enemies
5. Damage with Two-Handed Bludgeoning Weapons
6. Burning for additional damage over 4 seconds
Helm1. Ranks of Aggressive Resistance
2. Maximum Fury
3. Damage while Berserking
Chest Armor1. Damage Reduction while Fortified
2. Maximum Life
3. Damage Reduction
4. Damage Reduction from Close Enemies
5. Damage Reduction from Bleeding Enemies
Gloves1. Ranks of Upheaval
2. Critical Strike Chance
3. Attack Speed
4. Strength
5. Overpower Damage
Pants1. % increased damage while Unstoppable
2. Damage Reduction from Close Enemies
3. Maximum Resource
Boots1. Movement Speed
2. Any 3 Resistances except Fire
Amulet1. Critical Strikes that Overpower Deal Increased Damage
2. Resource Generation
3. Critical Strike Chance
4. Overpower Damage
Rings1. Resource Generation
2. Attack Speed
3. Strength
4. Bonus Critical Strike Damage
5. Maximum Fury



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