Barbarian Diablo 2 Build Guide – Double Throw Barb build guide

Introduction


Barbarian is universally known for his Strenght and as a melee fighter in D2R, but the Barbarian Throwing Build has been known as one of the best builds for Diablo II end game since it’s release. This build is not completely friendly to new players, but if you already have a Barbarian who has just entered Hell difficulty, switching this build is also a great choice.
Throwing Barbarian Build Pros

  • Good damage output in end-game
  • Can farms in all area as this build deal Physical damage
  • Good single-target damage

Throwing Barbarian Build Cons

  • Required gears to be strong, not suitable for new player or ladder reset

Stat


Level 40

Stats Points Notes
Strength

60

Just need enough points to wear your Gear.
Dexterity

50

Same as Strength. If you want Max Block chance, some more points in this will be needed
Vitality

90

All your remaining points should go here to increase your Life
Energy

0

Unless you use Energy Shield, there are not much use to put point in Energy

Level 99

Stats Points Notes
Strength

~130

Enough to wear your gears. Keep the same approach as level 40
Dexterity

~110

Enough to wear your gears. Keep the same approach as level 40. You will need 130-150 if you want to maximize your block chance. This is depend on your gears as well
Vitality

~240

You will need around 230 in Vitality for an optimal end-game experience
Energy

0

By this stage, your gear already provide enough recovery and Mana increase, so Energy is no longer needed

Skills Distribution


Double Swing 20 points, this provide 10% Damage to your main skill, so max this out right after Double Throw
Double Throw 20 points for this build
Throwing Mastery 20 points – This is to increase the damage of your main skill
Bash 1 point – To unlock Double Swing
Leap 1 point – For traversal and can be used when surrounded
Leap Attack 1 point – Can be used to jump back to combat
Axe Mastery 1 point to unlock Throwing mastery
Increased Stamina 1 point to unlock Increase speed
Increased Speed 1 point – Good for end-game farming run and can help with your survivability
Iron Skin 1 point to unlock Natural Resistances
Natural Resistance 1 point – Increase your Resistance, a must for end-game
Howl 1 point for unlock other skills
Taunt 1 point to unlock other skills
Battle Orders 20 points – This resolve all issues with Mana, also provide a huge increase to Life
Battle Command 1 point. Increase skill level of all skills
Frenzy 1 point – This is to increase your attack speed and DPS.

Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
barbarian Double Swing image
Double Swing
Bash : + 10 % Damage Per Level Provides Synergy to:
  • When two weapons are equipped attacks two targets if possible, or one target twice.
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Mana Cost: 1.0
Attack Bonus: 15%


Lvl: 20
Mana Cost: -1.3
Attack Bonus: 110%

Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
barbarian Double Throw image
Double Throw
Double Swing : + 8 % Damage Per Level Provides Synergy to:
  • Allows you to throw two different throwing weapons at the same time.
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Bonus Attack: 20%


Lvl: 20
Bonus Attack: 210%

Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
barbarian Throwing Mastery image
Throwing Mastery
No synergies Provides Synergy to:
  • Passive Effect: Improves Thrown Weapon Skill. This passively improves the Barbarian’s fighting skills when throwing Weapons , it even applies to Potions .
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Damage: 28%
Attack: 30%
Chance for Critical Strike: 5%


Lvl: 20
Damage: 123%
Attack: 182%
Chance for Critical Strike: 29%

Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
barbarian Bash image
Bash
Stun : + 5 % Damage Per Level
Concentrate : + 5 % Attack Rating Per Level
Provides Synergy to:
  • Powerfull blow that increases the damage done to enemies and knocks them back.
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Damage: +1
Bonus Damage: 50%
Attack Bonus: 20%


Lvl: 20
Damage: +20
Bonus Damage: 145%
Attack Bonus: 115%

Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
barbarian Leap image
Leap
No synergies Provides Synergy to:
  • Leaps away from danger or into the fray.
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Radius (yards): 4.6


Lvl: 20
Radius (yards): 16.6

Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
barbarian Leap Attack image
Leap Attack
Leap : + 10 % Damage Per Level Provides Synergy to:
  • Leaps to and attacks target enemy in one swift assault.
  • Cast Delay: None
Level: 1
Bonus Attack: 50%
Bonus Damage: 100%


Level: 20
Bonus Attack: 335%
Bonus Damage: 670%

Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
barbarian Axe Mastery image
Axe Mastery
No synergies Provides Synergy to:
  • Passive Effect: Improves Axe fighting skill. This passively improves the Barbarian’s fighting skills when wielding one-handed or two-handed Axes
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Damage Bonus: 28%
Attack Bonus: 28%
Critical Strike Chance: 5%


Lvl: 20
Damage Bonus: 123%
Attack Bonus: 180%
Critical Strike Chance: 29%

Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
barbarian Increased Stamina image
Increased Stamina
No synergies Provides Synergy to:
  • Passive Effect: Increases your Stamina .
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Stamina Bonus: 30%


Lvl: 20
Stamina Bonus: 315%

Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
barbarian Increased Speed image
Increased Speed
No synergies Provides Synergy to:
  • Passive Effect: Increases walk and run speed.
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Walk/Run Speed Bonus: 13%


Lvl: 20
Walk/Run Speed Bonus: 43%

Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
barbarian Iron Skin image
Iron Skin
No synergies Provides Synergy to:
  • Passive Effect: Improves Defense rating.
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Increase Defense Rating: 30%


Lvl: 20
Increase Defense Rating: 220%

Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
barbarian Natural Resistance image
Natural Resistance
No synergies Provides Synergy to:
  • Passive Effect: Increases Natural Resistances to elemental and poison damage.
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Increase All Resistances: 12%


Lvl: 20
Increase All Resistances: 67%

Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
barbarian Howl image
Howl
No synergies Provides Synergy to:
  • Sends nearby monsters scrambling away in fear.
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Fear Radius (yards): 16
Fear Duration: 3 sec.


Lvl: 20
Fear Radius (yards): 79.3
Fear Duration: 22 sec.

Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
barbarian Taunt image
Taunt
No synergies Provides Synergy to:
  • Enrages a monster into relentlessly attacking
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Decreased Damage: 5%
Decreased Attack: 5%


Lvl: 20
Decreased Damage: 43%
Decreased Attack: 43%

Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
barbarian Battle Orders image
Battle Orders
Shout : + 5 Seconds Per Level
Battle Command : + 5 Seconds Per Level
Provides Synergy to:
  • Improves the maximum Mana, Life and Stamina of you and your party.
  • Cast Delay: None
Lvl: 1
Duration: 30 sec.
Stamina/Life/Mana Bonus: 35%


Lvl: 25
Duration: 270 sec.
Stamina/Life/Mana Bonus: 107%

Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
barbarian Battle Command image
Battle Command
Shout : + 5 Seconds Per Level
Battle Orders : + 5 Seconds Per Level
Provides Synergy to:
  • Increases all current skill levels for you and your party.
  • Cast Delay: None
Level: 1
Duration: 15 sec.


Level: 20
Duration: 205 sec.

Name Receive Synergy From Provide Synergy To Effect Skill Level Stat
barbarian Frenzy image
Frenzy
Double Swing : + 8 % Damage Per Level
Taunt : + 8 % Damage Per Level
Berserk : +1% Magic Damage Per Level
Provides Synergy to:
  • Allows you to swing two weapons at once each successful attacks increases your overall speed requires you to equip two weapons.
  • Cast Delay: None
Level: 1
Bonus Damage: 90%
Bonus Attack: 100%
Attack Speed Bonus: 7%
Velocity Bonus: 47%


Level: 20
Bonus Damage: 185%
Bonus Attack: 233%
Attack Speed Bonus: 7-42%
Velocity Bonus: 47-171%

Recommended Runewords

Smoke Best early runeword for this Barbarian Build. This is pretty easy to find and provide a good amount of defense for your build
Lionheart A mid-tier option for your Body Armor. This provide an overall boost to attribute and good resistance
Duress This runeword is a solid choice for optimal damage
Fortitude For end game, this will help boost your defense and survivability
Treachery Still a good option if you don’t have any of the above runeword
Pride Should be used on your Mercenary


Name Required Level Runes Orders Allowed Items Stats/Mods
Smoke 37 Nef image
Nef
Lum image
Lum
2 Socket Chest Armor
  • +75% Enhanced Defense
  • +280 Defense Vs. Missile
  • All Resistances +50
  • 20%Faster Hit Recovery
  • Level 6 Weaken(18 Charges)
  • +10 To Energy
  • -1 To Light Radius
Name Required Level Runes Orders Allowed Items Stats/Mods
Lionheart 41 Hel image
Hel
Lum image
Lum
Fal image
Fal
3 Socket Chest Armor
  • +20% Enhanced Damage
  • Requirements -15%
  • +25 ToStrength
  • +10 ToEnergy
  • +20 ToVitality
  • +15 ToDexterity
  • +50 ToLife
  • All Resistances +30
Name Required Level Runes Orders Allowed Items Stats/Mods
Duress 47 Shael image
Shael
Um image
Um
Thul image
Thul
3 Socket Chest Armor
  • +40% Faster Hit Recovery
  • +10-20% Enhanced Damage
  • Adds 37-133 Cold Damage2 sec. Duration (Normal)
  • 15% Chance ofCrushing Blow
  • 33% Chance ofOpen Wounds
  • +150-200% Enhanced Defense
  • -20% Slower StaminaDrain
  • Cold Resistance+45%
  • Lightning Resistance+15%
  • Fire Resistance+15%
  • Poison Resistance+15%
Name Required Level Runes Orders Allowed Items Stats/Mods
Fortitude 59 El image
El
Sol image
Sol
Dol image
Dol
Lo image
Lo
4 Socket Weapons / 4 Socket Chest Armor Weapons

  • 20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armorwhen Struck
  • +25%Faster Cast Rate
  • +300% Enhanced Damage
  • +9 To Minimum Damage
  • +50 ToAttack Rating
  • 20%Deadly Strike
  • Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
  • +200% Enhanced Defense
  • +X ToLife(Based on Character Level)
  • All Resistances +25-30
  • 12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
  • +1 To Light Radius

Chest Armor

  • 20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armorwhen Struck
  • +25%Faster Cast Rate
  • +300% Enhanced Damage
  • +200% Enhanced Defense
  • +15 Defense
  • +X ToLife(Based on Character Level)
  • ReplenishLife+7
  • +5% To Maximum Lightning Resistance
  • All Resistances +25-30
  • Damage Reduced By 7
  • 12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
  • +1 To Light Radius
Name Required Level Runes Orders Allowed Items Stats/Mods
Treachery 43 Shael image
Shael
Thul image
Thul
Lem image
Lem
3 Socket Body Armor
  • 5% Chance To Cast Level 15 FadeWhen Struck
  • 25% Chance To Cast level 15 VenomOn Striking
  • +2 ToAssassin Skills
  • +45% Increased Attack Speed
  • +20%Faster Hit Recovery
  • Cold Resistance+30%
  • 50% Extra Gold From Monsters
Name Required Level Runes Orders Allowed Items Stats/Mods
Pride 67 Cham image
Cham
Sur image
Sur
Io image
Io
Lo image
Lo
4 Socket Polearms
  • 25% Chance To Cast Level 17 Fire WallWhen Struck
  • Level 16-20ConcentrationAura When Equipped
  • 260-300% Bonus ToAttack Rating
  • +1-99% Damage To Demons (Based on Character Level)
  • Adds 50-280 Lightning Damage
  • 20% Deadly Strike
  • Hit BlindsTarget
  • Freezes Target +3
  • +10 To Vitality
  • Replenish Life +8
  • 1.875-185.625% Extra Gold From Monsters (Based on Character Level)

Recommended Equipment


Helms

Arreat’s Face The best helm for this Barbarian build. This helm provides +4 to your Throwing skills and increase both Hit Recovery and Attack Rating.
Guillaume’s Face Still good for this build, and can be farm in Nightmare
Lore A budget runeword for helm, you should use this as soon as you get enough runes

Name Base Stats Modifiers
Arreat's Face
Arreat’s Face
Unique Slayer Guard
  • Defense: 302-363
  • Required Level: 42
  • Required Strength: 118
  • Durability: 54
  • +150-200% Enhanced Defense
  • 30% Faster Hit Recovery
  • +20% Bonus to Attack Rating
  • +2 To BarbarianSkill Levels
  • 3-6% Life Stolen per Hit
  • All Resistances +30
  • +20 To Strength
  • +20 To Dexterity
  • +2 To Combat Skills ( Barbarianonly)
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Guillaume's Face
Guillaume’s Face
Set Winged Helm
  • Defense: 217(Base Defense: 85-98)
  • Required Level: 34
  • Required Strength: 115
  • Durability: 40
  • +120% Enhanced Defense
  • +30% Faster Hit Recovery
  • 15% Deadly Strike
  • 35% Chance of Crushing Blow
  • +15 To Strength
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Ort image
Ort
Sol image
Sol
Lore
  • Depends on base model
  • +1 To All SkillLevels
  • +10 To Energy
  • +2 To ManaAfter Each Kill
  • Lightning Resistance+30%
  • Damage Reduced By 7
  • +2 To Light Radius

Body Armor

Duriel’s Shell
Treachery Aside from the useless +2 to Assassin skill, this is the best budget runeword for Attack Speed and Hit Recovery boost
Fortitude Use this runeword when you reach end game

Name Base Stats Modifiers
Duriel's Shell
Duriel’s Shell
Unique Cuirass
  • Defense: (528-650) – (610-732)(varies)(Base Defense: 188-202)
  • Required Level: 41
  • Required Strength: 65
  • Durability: 150
  • +160-200% Enhanced Defense
  • + (1.25 Per Character Level) 1-123 Defense (Based On Character Level)
  • + (1 Per Character Level) 1-99 To Life(Based On Character Level)
  • Fire Resistance+20%
  • Lightning Resistance+20%
  • Poison Resistance+20%
  • Cold Resistance+50%
  • Cannot Be Frozen
  • +15 To Strength
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Shael image
Shael
Thul image
Thul
Lem image
Lem
Treachery
Runewords
  • Depends on base model
  • 5% Chance To Cast Level 15 FadeWhen Struck
  • 25% Chance To Cast level 15 VenomOn Striking
  • +2 To Assassin Skills
  • +45% Increased Attack Speed
  • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
  • Cold Resistance+30%
  • 50% Extra Gold From Monsters
Name Base Stats Modifiers
El image
El
Sol image
Sol
Dol image
Dol
Lo image
Lo
Fortitude
  • Depends on base model
  • 20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armorwhen Struck
  • +25% Faster Cast Rate
  • +300% Enhanced Damage
  • +200% Enhanced Defense
  • +15 Defense
  • +X To Life(Based on Character Level)*
  • Replenish Life+7
  • +5% To Maximum Lightning Resistance
  • All Resistances +25-30
  • Damage Reduced By 7
  • 12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
  • +1 To Light Radius

Belts

Goldwrap Good for some extra Magic find bonus
Nightsmoke A decent Defense belt
Hsarus’ Iron Stay Provide a boost to your Defense stat
Thundergod’s Vigor This belt provide some damage boost with the added Lightning damage
Verdungo’s Hearty Cord Solid choice for defense

Name Base Stats Modifiers
Goldwrap
Goldwrap
Unique Heavy Belt
  • Defense: 34-36(varies)(Base Defense: 6)
  • Required Level: 27
  • Required Strength: 45
  • Durability: 18
  • 12 Boxes
  • +40-60% Enhanced Defense
  • +25 Defense
  • 10% Increased Attack Speed
  • 30% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items
  • 50-80% Extra Gold From Monsters
  • +2 To Light Radius
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Nightsmoke
Nightsmoke
Unique Belt
  • Defense: 22-24(varies)(Base Defense: 5)
  • Required Level: 20
  • Required Strength: 25
  • Durability: 16
  • 12 Boxes
  • +30-50% Enhanced Defense
  • +15 Defense
  • 50% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
  • Damage Reduced By 2
  • All Resistances +10
  • +20 To Mana
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Hsarus' Iron Stay
Hsarus’ Iron Stay
Set Belt
  • Defense: 5
  • Defense: 7-252(Base Defense: 5)
  • Required Level: 3
  • Required Strength: 25
  • Durability: 16
  • 12 boxes
  • Cold Resistance+20%
  • + (2.5 Per Character Level) 2-247 Defense (Based On Character Level)
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Thundergod's Vigor
Thundergod’s Vigor
Unique War Belt
  • Defense: 137-159(varies)(Base Defense: 41-52)
  • Required Level: 47
  • Required Strength: 110
  • Durability: 24
  • 16 Boxes
  • +160-200% Enhanced Defense
  • Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
  • 5% Chance To Cast Level 7 Fist Of The HeavensWhen Struck
  • +20 Lightning Absorb
  • 10% To Maximum Lightning Resistance
  • +20 To Strength
  • +20 To Vitality
  • +3 To Lightning Fury( AmazonOnly)
  • +3 To Lightning Strike( AmazonOnly)
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Verdungo's Hearty Cord
Verdungo’s Hearty Cord
Unique Mithril Coil
  • Defense: 125-158 (varies)(Defense: 58-65)
  • Required Level: 63
  • Required Strength: 106
  • Durability: 16
  • 16 Boxes
  • +90-140% Enhanced Defense
  • 10% Faster Hit Recovery
  • +30-40 To Vitality
  • Replenish Life+10-13
  • +100-120 Maximum Stamina
  • Damage Reduced By 10-15%

Gloves

Laying of Hands Provide a good amount of attack speed, a solid choice for this build
Dracul’s Grasp Provide good defense and nice Life Stolen bonus

Name Base Stats Modifiers
Laying of Hands
Laying of Hands
Set Bramble Mitts
  • Defense: 79-87(varies)(Base Defense: 54-62)
  • Required Level: 63
  • Required Strength: 50
  • Durability: 12
  • +25 Defense
  • +20% Increased Attack Speed
  • +350% Damage To Demons
  • Fire Resistance+50%
  • 10% Chance To Cast Level 3 Holy BoltOn Striking
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Dracul's Grasp
Dracul’s Grasp
Unique Vampirebone Gloves
  • Defense: 125-145(varies)(Base Defense: 56-65)
  • Required Level: 76
  • Required Strength: 50
  • Durability: 14
  • +90-120% Enhanced Defense
  • +10-15 To Strength
  • +5-10 Life After Each Kill
  • 25% Chance of Open Wounds
  • 7-10% Life Stolen Per Hit
  • 5% Chance To Cast Level 10 Life TapOn Striking

Boots

Hsarus’ Iron Heel Attack Rating improve your Chance to hit, which is quite good for this Throwing build.
Infernostride A budget option that provide decent movement speed and defense
Goblin Toe Provide some damage boost
Gore Rider Best option for this build

Name Base Stats Modifiers
Hsarus' Iron Heel
Hsarus’ Iron Heel
Set Chain Boots
  • Defense: 8-9 (varies)
  • Required Level: 3
  • Required Strength: 30
  • Durability: 16
  • Assassin Kick Damage: 6-12
  • + (10 Per Character Level) 10-990 Attack Rating(Based On Character Level)
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Infernostride
Infernostride
Unique Demonhide Boots
  • Defense: 94-105(varies)(Base Defense: 28-35)
  • Required Level: 29
  • Required Strength: 20
  • Durability: 12
  • Assassin Kick Damage: 26-46
  • 5% Chance To Cast Level 8 BlazeWhen Struck
  • 20% Faster Run Walk
  • Adds 12-33 Fire Damage
  • +120-150% Enhanced Defense
  • +15 Defense
  • 10% To Maximum Fire Resistance
  • Fire Resistance+30%
  • 40-70% Extra Gold From Monsters
  • +2 To Light Radius
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Goblin Toe
Goblin Toe
Unique Light Plated Boots
  • Defense: 33-34(varies)(Base Defense: 9-11)
  • Required Level: 22
  • Required Strength: 50
  • Durability: 18
  • Assassin Kick Damage: 8-16
  • +50-60% Enhanced Defense
  • 25% Chance of a Crushing Blow
  • -1 To Light Radius
  • Damage Reduced By 1
  • Magic DamageReduced By 1
  • +15 Defense
Name Base Stats Modifiers
Gore Rider
Gore Rider
Unique War Boots
  • Defense: 140-162(varies)(Base Defense: 43-53)
  • Required Level: 47
  • Required Strength: 94
  • Durability: 34
  • Assassin Kick Damage: 39-80
  • +160-200% Enhanced Defense
  • 30% Faster Run Walk
  • 10% Chance Of Open Wounds
  • 15% Chance Of Crushing Blow
  • 15% Deadly Strike
  • Requirements -25%
  • +20 Maximum Stamina

Shields


Rings & Amulet


Angelic Wings A budget amulet for this build
Atma’s Scarab Good bonus to attack rating
Highlord’s Wrath For attack speed
Raven Frost You can equip 2 of these to boost your Attack Rating and increase your DPS
Dwarf Star Good for defense
Wisp Projector A good ring with several utility skills that can help your party.

If you require some Mana for your build, 2x Stone of Jordan will solve the problem.
It is also provides +1 to All Skills, which generally preferable in almost any D2R Builds

Name Required Level Modifiers
Stone of Jordan
Stone of Jordan
29
  • +1 To All Skills
  • Increase Maximum Mana25%*
  • Adds 1-12 Lightning Damage
  • +20 To Mana

The Bul-Kathos’ Wedding Band is another powerul end game rings that is univerally needed for any D2R Builds
Aside from the usual +1 to all skills, this rings also provide a bonus to Life & Stamina

Name Required Level Modifiers
Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band
Bul-Kathos’ Wedding Band
58
  • +1 To All Skills
  • + (0.5 Per Character Level) 0-49 To Life(Based On Character Level)
  • 3-5% LifeStolen Per Hit
  • +50 Maximum Stamina

This should be your end-game target. as it provide superb stats and +2 to All Skills
Before this amulet, you can use any Rare amulet that has a good amount of resistance or + to All Skills

Name Required Level Modifiers
Mara's Kaleidoscope
Mara’s Kaleidoscope
67
  • +2 To All Skills
  • All Resistances +20-30
  • +5 To All Attributes
Name Required Level Modifiers
Angelic Wings
Angelic Wings
Angelic Raiment Set
12
  • +75 Life
  • +1 To All Skills
Name Required Level Modifiers
Atma's Scarab
Atma’s Scarab
60
  • 5% Chance To Cast Level 2 Amplify DamageOn Striking
  • 20% Bonus To Attack Rating
  • +40 Poison Damageover 4 seconds
  • Poison Resistance+75%
  • +3 To Light Radius
  • Attacker Takes Damage of 5
Name Required Level Modifiers
Highlord's Wrath
Highlord’s Wrath
65
  • +1 To All Skills
  • +20% Increased Attack Speed
  • + (0.375 Per Character Level) 0-37 % Deadly Strike(Based On Character Level)
  • Lightning Resistance+35%
  • Adds 1-30 Lightning Damage
  • Attacker Takes Lightning DamageOf 15
Name Required Level Modifiers
Raven Frost
Raven Frost
45
  • +150-250 To Attack Rating
  • Adds 15-45 Cold Damage, 4 sec. Duration (Normal)
  • Cannot Be Frozen
  • +15-20 To Dexterity
  • +40 To Mana
  • Cold Absorb 20%
Name Required Level Modifiers
Dwarf Star
Dwarf Star
45
  • +40 To Life
  • +40 Maximum Stamina
  • Heal StaminaPlus 15%
  • Fire Absorb 15%
  • Magic DamageReduced By 12-15
  • 100% Extra Gold From Monsters
Name Required Level Modifiers
Wisp Projector
Wisp Projector
76
  • 10% Chance To Cast Level 16 LightningOn Striking
  • Lightning Absorb 10-20%
  • 10-20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
  • Level 7 Spirit of Barbs(11 charges)
  • Level 5 Heart of Wolverine(13 charges)
  • Level 2 Oak Sage(15 charges)

Jewels, Gems & Charms


Charms

As for charms, any +1 to all Skills Charms is good for this build. If you don’t have it yet, simply put on any Life/Mana/ Res Charms for more survivalbility
In Diablo II Endgame, you will need to lookout for a well-roll Hellfire’s Torch and an Annihilus.

Recommended Weapons

The Scalper A budget throwing weapon for this build. This provides decent amount of damage and attack speed.
Deathbit A good choice if you don’t have The Scalper
Warshrike Equip 2 of these for maximum profit
Lacerator A well-rounded throwing weapon for this build

Name Stats Modifiers
The Scalper
The Scalper
Unique Francisca
  • Throw Damage:
  • (45-54) To (82-99)
  • One-Hand Damage:
  • (27-33) To (55-66)
  • Required Level: 57
  • RequiredStrength: 25
  • RequiredDexterity: 80
  • Base Weapon Speed: [10]
  • Max Stack (130)
  • +150-200% Enhanced Damage
  • 33% Chance Of Open Wounds
  • +4 To ManaAfter Each Kill
  • 20% Increased
  • Attack Speed
  • 25% Bonus To Attack Rating
  • 4-6% LifeStolen Per Hit
  • (varies)
  • Replenishes Quantity [1 in 3 sec.]
Name Stats Modifiers
Deathbit
Deathbit
Unique Battle Dart
  • Throw Damage:
  • (25-30) To (55-67)
  • One-Hand Damage:
  • (18-22) To (36-44)
  • Required Level: 44
  • RequiredStrength: 25
  • RequiredDexterity: 52
  • Base Weapon Speed: [0]
  • Max Stack (160)
  • +130-180% Enhanced Damage
  • 40% Deadly Strike
  • +200-450 To Attack Rating
  • 7-9% Life Stolen Per Hit
  • 4-6% ManaStolen Per Hit
  • Replenishes Quantity [1 in 4 sec.]
Name Stats Modifiers
Warshrike
Warshrike
Unique Winged Knife
  • Throw Damage:
  • (69-80) To (117-136)
  • One-Hand Damage:
  • (81-94) To (105-122)
  • Required Level: 75
  • RequiredStrength: 45
  • RequiredDexterity: 142
  • Base Weapon Speed: [-20]
  • Max Stack: (200)
  • +200-250% Enhanced Damage
  • 50% Deadly Strike
  • +30% Increased
  • Piercing Attack [50]
  • 25% Chance To Cast Level 9 NovaOn Striking
  • Replenishes Quantity [1 in 3 sec.]
  • (Ladder Only)
Name Stats Modifiers
Lacerator
Lacerator
Unique Winged Axe
  • Throw Damage:
  • (17-21) To (150-186)
  • One-Hand Damage:
  • (27-34) To (140-173)
  • Required Level: 68
  • RequiredStrength: 96
  • RequiredDexterity: 122
  • Base Weapon Speed: [-10]
  • Max Stack: (180)
  • +150-210% Enhanced Damage
  • +30% Increased
  • Attack Speed
  • 33% Chance of Open Wounds
  • Prevent Monster Heal
  • Hit Causes Monster To Flee 50%
  • 33% Chance To Cast Level 3 Amplify DamageOn Striking
  • Replenishes Quantity [1 in 4 sec.]

Mercenary Guide


Mercenary play a huge part in your D2R Build, this is thanks to
the fact that they can equip three pieces of equipments – Helm, Body Armor and Weapon.
Mercenary is often used as a second source of damage and a shield to attract the monsters while you
stay in safe place and cast your skill.
In some D2R Builds, players also try to equip Magic Find + Gold Find
gears on them to increase the amount and quality of gear dropped.
Universally the best Mercenary is the ones from Act II, as they use Polearms – the weapon type that has the most sockets.
With this, you can use powerful runeword to further enhance the power of your bodyguard.

Mercenary Helm

For your Mercenary The best helm is Andariel’s Visage. This is quite hard to find
If you don’t have it yet, simply use a Helm Runeword like Lore to give your Merc
some defense

Name Base Stats Modifiers
Andariel's Visage
Andariel’s Visage
Unique Demonhead
  • Defense: 310-387 (Base Defense: 101-154)
  • Required Level: 83
  • Required Strength: 102
  • Durability: 20
  • +100-150% Enhanced Defense
  • +2 To All Skills
  • 20% Increased Attack Speed
  • 8-10% Life Stolen Per Hit
  • +25-30 To Strength
  • +10% To Maximum Poison Resist
  • Fire Resistance-30%
  • Poison Resistance+70%
  • 15% Chance To Cast Level 15 Poison Nova When Struck
  • Level 3 Venom (20 charges)
  • (Ladder Only)

For your Mercenary The best helm is Andariel’s Visage. This is quite hard to find
If you don’t have it yet, simply use a Helm Runeword like Lore to give your Merc
some defense

Name Base Stats Modifiers
Ort image
Ort
Sol image
Sol
Lore
  • Depends on base model
  • +1 To All SkillLevels
  • +10 To Energy
  • +2 To ManaAfter Each Kill
  • Lightning Resistance+30%
  • Damage Reduced By 7
  • +2 To Light Radius

Mercenary Weapons

Best option is the Insight Runeword. This runeword provide a bonus to Mana Recovery and
a huge amount of damage for your Mercenary. This runeword can solve most of the problem with Mana on a build

The bonus is all the runes for this runeword (Ral, Tir, Tal & Sol) are pretty easy to farm in
early Nightmare difficulty. Just remember to perform a couple of runs on the Countess for this runeword

Name Stats Modifiers
Ral image
Ral
Tir image
Tir
Tal image
Tal
Sol image
Sol
Insight
  • Depends on base weapon model
  • Level 12-17 MeditationAura When Equipped
  • +35% Faster Cast Rate
  • +200-260% Enhanced Damage
  • +9 To Minimum Damage
  • 180-250% Bonus to Attack Rating
  • Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
  • +75 Poison DamageOver 5 Seconds
  • +1-6 To Critical Strike
  • +5 To All Attributes
  • +2 To ManaAfter Each Kill
  • 23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Another solid option for Mercenary Weapon is Obedience runeword. This has a more focus on damage
and doesn’t have the aura to provide you with the mana recovery

Name Stats Modifiers
Hel image
Hel
Ko image
Ko
Thul image
Thul
Eth image
Eth
Fal image
Fal
Obedience
  • Depends on base weapon model
  • 30% Chance To Cast Level 21 EnchantWhen You Kill An Enemy
  • 40% Faster Hit Recovery
  • +370% Enhanced Damage
  • -25% Target Defense
  • Adds 3-14 Cold Damage3 Second Duration (Normal)
  • -25% To Enemy Fire Resistance
  • 40% Chance of Crushing Blow
  • +200-300 Defense
  • +10 To Strength
  • +10 To Dexterity
  • All Resistances +20-30
  • Requirements -20%

Mercenary Armor

For D2R Mercenary Armor, you should always go for Fortitude. This runeword straight up increase Defense by
a huge amount and can help your Mercenary to become a Reliable shield for you

Name Base Stats Modifiers
El image
El
Sol image
Sol
Dol image
Dol
Lo image
Lo
Fortitude
  • Depends on base model
  • 20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armorwhen Struck
  • +25% Faster Cast Rate
  • +300% Enhanced Damage
  • +200% Enhanced Defense
  • +15 Defense
  • +X To Life(Based on Character Level)*
  • Replenish Life+7
  • +5% To Maximum Lightning Resistance
  • All Resistances +25-30
  • Damage Reduced By 7
  • 12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
  • +1 To Light Radius

Another alternative if you don’t have enough Runes for Fortitude is the Treachery runewords. While the
+2 to Assassin skills is useless, the bonus to Attack Speed and Gold bonus can give you some nice bonus during
your farming

Name Base Stats Modifiers
Shael image
Shael
Thul image
Thul
Lem image
Lem
Treachery
Runewords
  • Depends on base model
  • 5% Chance To Cast Level 15 FadeWhen Struck
  • 25% Chance To Cast level 15 VenomOn Striking
  • +2 To Assassin Skills
  • +45% Increased Attack Speed
  • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
  • Cold Resistance+30%
  • 50% Extra Gold From Monsters

Gameplay and Tip

Gameplay Guide & Tips
If you just start out, playing as a Throwing Barbarian is definitely not easy. The main problem is that this build requires a lot of bonuses to Attack Speed and Attack Rating to be efficient – These kinds of stats only come in good unique that starting to drop more in Nightmare and Hell difficulty. However, if you obtained enough core gear for this build (Weapons or Gloves that increase damage and attack speed) This build can be very good for speed farming. Occasionally cast Frenzy to increase your Attack Speed, a weapon like Lacerator has an on-hit effect that increases the damage you deal and can easily boost your damage on a single target.

Check out other Diablo II: Resurrected Builds

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