The Barbarian has access to 11 powerful class-exclusive Unique Items in Diablo 4.

Barbarians are Diablo 4’s up-close-and-personal beefy powerhouses, that can deal a significant amount of AOE damage within close melee range.

As the rarest and most powerful tiered items in the game, the Barbarian’s selection of exclusive Unique Items will pack even more power to your melee builds.

Below, we’re going to go through and rank every Unique Item for the Barbarian in Diablo 4, as well as how to best go about getting them.

Barbarian Class Diablo 4 Season 1

What are the Barbarian’s Unique Items in Diablo 4?

The Barbarian class currently has 11 exclusive Unique Items it can equip in Diablo 4. In detail, these 11 pieces include 6 Unique Weapons, 4 Unique Armor pieces, and a Unique Amulet.

Each of the Barbarian’s Unique Items is listed below:

Barbarian Unique Weapons:

ItemTypeAffixesEffectEndgame Boss to Target
Ancients’ OathTwo-Handed Axe+Damage to Slowed Enemies
+Vulnerable Damage
+Damage while Berserking
+Ranks to Steel Grasp
Steel Grasp launches 2 additional chains. Enemies hit by Steel Grasp are Slowed by [55-65%] for 3 seconds.Grigoire, The Beast in the Ice
AzurerathOne-Handed Sword+Non-Physical Damage
+Core Skill Damage
+Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
+Attack Speed
Lucky Hit: Your Core Skills have up to a 20% chance to Freeze enemies for 3 seconds and deal 0.75-1.5 Cold damage to them.Echo of Duriel
Field of CrimsonTwo-Handed Sword+Damage with Two-Handed Slashing Weapons
+Damage Over Time
+Cooldown Reduction for Rupture
+Ranks to Rupture
While using this weapon, damaging at least one enemy with Rupture creates a blood pool that inflicts X Bleeding damage over 6 seconds. Enemies standing in the pool take 10% increased Bleeding damage.Echo of Varshan, The Beast in the Ice
HellhammerTwo-Handed Mace+Damage with Two-Handed Bludgeoning Weapons
+Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
+Damage to Burning Enemies
+Damage Reduction from Enemies That Are Burning
Upheaval ignites the ground Burning enemies for an additional X damage over 3 seconds.The Beast in the Ice
OverkillTwo-Handed Mace+Damage to Injured Enemies
+Critical Strike Chance against Injured Enemies
+Physical Damage
+Overpower Damage
Death Blow creates a shockwave, dealing [16 -30%] of its Base damage to enemies. Enemies who die to this effect also reset Death Blow’s Cooldown.Lord Zir
Ramaladni’s Magnum OpusOne-Handed Sword+Damage with Dual-Wielded Weapons
+Damage to Close Enemies
+Physical Damage
+Lucky Hit: Up to a 5% Chance to Restore Primary Resource
Skills using this weapon deal [0.1 – 0.3%] increased damage per point of Fury you have, but you lose 2 Fury every second.Grigoire, Lord Zir
the Barbarian class in Diablo 4

Barbarian Unique Armor & Amulet:

ItemTypeAffixesEffectEndgame Boss to Target
100,000 StepsBoots+Dexterity
+Damage When Swapping Weapons
+Damage to Stunned Enemies
+Ranks to Ground Stomp
After gaining the final damage bonus from the Walking Arsenal Key Passive, you automatically cast Ground Stomp and gain [32-50] Fury. This cannot happen more than once every 30 seconds.Echo of Varshan, The Beast in the Ice
Battle TranceAmulet+Basic Skill Damage
+Damage Reduction from Close Enemies
+Damage Reduction when Injured
+Ranks to Frenzy
Increase Frenzy’s maximum stacks by 2.  While you have maximum Frenzy, your other Skills gain [10 – 20%] increased Attack Speed.Grigoire, The Beast in the Ice
Gohr’s Devastating GripsGloves+Attack Speed
+Lucky Hit Chance
+Non-Physical Damage
+Ranks to Whirlwind
Whirlwind explodes after it ends, dealing [16 – 26%] of the total Base damage dealt to surrounding enemies as Fire damage.Echo of Varshan, Lord Zir
Rage of HarrogathChest+Physical Damage
+Physical Critical Strike Chance against Elites
+Damage Reduction from Bleeding Enemies
+Thorns
Lucky Hit: Up to a [20 -40%] chance to reduce the Cooldowns of your Non-Ultimate Skills by 1.5 seconds when you inflict Bleeding on Elites.Grigoire, Lord Zir
Tuskhelm of Joritz the MightyHelm+Maximum Fury
+Attack Speed
+Damage while Berserking
+Ranks of the Aggressive Resistance Passive
When you gain Berserking while already Berserk, you have a 40-60% chance to become more enraged granting 15% (multiplicative damage) increased damage, 2 Fury per second, and 10% Cooldown Reduction.Echo of Duriel

Best Barbarian Unique Items – Tier List

Here are the best Rogue Unique Items, ranked:

  • S-Rank – Rage of Harrogath, Tuskhelm of Joritz the Mighty
  • A-Rank – Ramaladni’s Magnum Opus
  • B-Rank – Azurerath, Fields of Crimson, Gohr’s Devastating Grips, Overkill
  • C-Rank – 100,000 Steps, Ancients’ Oath, Battle Trance, Hellhammer
Diablo 4 Barbarian Unique Items Tier List

S-Rank

  • Rage of Harrogath
    • Strengths: Very good unique effect, high Crit Chance
    • Weaknesses: Misses out on potentially powerful Legendary Aspects

The Rage of Harrogath’s cooldown reduction of your Non-Utimate skills is brilliant for every build. It’s also really easy to proc, as there are many ways to inflict bleed on your enemies as a Barbarian.

It also applies a hefty Crit Chance while fighting against Elite enemies, which is great for farming Nightmare Dungeons. An easy choice.

  • Tuskhelm of Joritz the Mighty
    • Strengths: Massive boost to Beserking
    • Weaknesses: Poor defense

Introduced in Season 2, the Tuskhelm of Joritz the Mighty is excellent for a large number of Barbarian builds. This is because it massively buffs your Barbarian while Beserking, increasing your damage output and damage resistance while doing so.

Its Unique Effect further increases your damage output and is a brilliant way of continuing your devastating rampage. Its only issue is its poor defensive stats which can make running high-level Nightmare Dungeons a little difficult.

A-Rank

  • Ramaladni’s Magnum Opus
    • Strengths: Buffs damage to all skills when using the weapon
    • Weaknesses: Build-specific, other weapons may be better for certain skills

The increased damage buff is a very nice feature of Ramaladni’s Magnum Opus, even though it is dependent on how much Fury you have. When added up, this can result in a significant boost to your damage output even despite the Fury drain every two seconds.

Despite this, the damage increase only applies when using skills while wielding the Magnum Opus, meaning that you’ll have to build with this in mind to make the most of it. There may be better alternatives out there for certain skills, but this is still a decent choice for raw damage output if built correctly.

Diablo 4 Barbarian on horse looking out over cliff edge in Dry Steppes

B-Rank

  • Azurerath
    • Strengths: Great for survivability, fun to use
    • Weaknesses: Lower-than-average DPS

Azurerath is one of the new Unique items released for Diablo 4’s Season 1. It has a fun unique effect of giving your Core Skills a chance to freeze enemies on a Lucky Hit. This is great for running Nightmare Dungeons – it can do a lot to increase your survivability.

However, its DPS leaves a little to be desired and you’ll likely find other swords that have a much higher damage output. Its affixes are also missing some key stats, such as Crit and Vulnerable Damage, which you can also find elsewhere.

Diablo 4 Barbarian combat caves
  • Fields of Crimson
    • Strengths: Good for builds focusing on bleed damage
    • Weaknesses: Focus on Rupture

If you’re running a bleed build, the Fields of Crimson is a decent option for your Barbarian. It gives a pretty hefty boost to the Rupture ability, causing bleeding damage over time to your targets.

It also creates a blood pool when the ability is activated, causing enemies to take even more bleeding damage when standing in it. However, it’s not a good item if you don’t want to focus on Rupture.

  • Gohr’s Devastating Grips
    • Strengths: Decent buff to Whirlwind
    • Weaknesses: Bad after nerf, no Crit Chance

There was a time when Gohr’s Devastating Grips reigned supreme. Its unique effect gives a sizable buff to the Whirlwind ability, causing a fire explosion on use.

Unfortunately, the item has been heavily nerfed since launch. A damage cap has been applied to this unique effect, meaning that the item is a lot less valuable than it was before. It also does not have Crit Chance, which is a really important stat for the Whirlwind ability.

Diablo 4 Barbarian surrounded by Fallen enemies in a dungeon
  • Overkill
    • Strengths: Buffs Death Blow ability, fun to play
    • Weaknesses: Poor stats, nerfed

Overkill is a really fun weapon, primarily because of its unique effect. It adds an AOE shockwave to your Death Blow ability and will reset its cooldown for any enemies who die in the blast.

However, the item was nerfed by removing its ranks to Death Blow, making it less useful overall. Its base stats are nothing to write home about either.

C-Rank

  • 100,000 Steps
    • Strengths: Good for gaining Fury when activating Walking Arsenal Key Passive
    • Weaknesses: Weak unique effect, no movement speed bonus, very niche

The unique effect of 100,000 Steps is very build-specific, meaning you’ll need to receive all three damage bonuses from the Walking Arsenal Key Passive to pull it off. When you do, you’ll proc a Ground Stomp and gain a nice chunk of Fury every 30 seconds.

However, this locks you into a very specific playstyle for an effect that isn’t worth all the effort. You’ll also be missing out on a bonus to Movement Speed, which is one of the more important affixes to look out for on boots

  • Ancients’ Oath
    • Strengths: Buffs Steel Grasp
    • Weaknesses: Focus on Steel Grasp, poor stats

The Ancients’ Oath gives a decent buff to the Steel Grasp ability, allowing you to pull in more enemies to deal damage up close.

There are just simply better skills to focus on other than Steel Grasp. You’d fare much better to replace it with something like Death Blow – doing so eliminates the usefulness of Ancients’ Oath.

Diablo 4 Barbarian surrounded by enemies in Kehjistan
  • Battle Trance
    • Strengths: Increases Attack Speed,
    • Weaknesses: Focus on Frenzy, misses out on powerful Legendary Aspects

Battle Trance provides a decent buff to your Barbarian’s Attack Speed when you have maximum stacks of Frenzy. The extra Attack Speed is good, though the Amulet’s focus on the Frenzy Basic Skill is what lets it down. There are better Basic Skills to run for the Barbarian.

If you equip Battle Trance, you’ll also miss out on other Rare and Legendary amulets with amazing stats and the flat 50% bonus to Legendary Aspects.

  • Hellhammer
    • Strengths: Buffs burning damage
    • Weaknesses: Lackluster unique effect

The Hellhammer gives some benefit to those building around burn damage but is lacking in pretty much every other department.

The Upheaval Skill that the item is based on is quite underwhelming, especially when coupled with its unique effect of igniting the ground on use. There are far better options and skills out there for Barbarians.

Diablo 4 Barbarian holding burning weapon

How to Get Unique Items

To get Unique Items in Diablo 4, you need to be playing in either World Tier 3 or 4. Unique Items can only drop as loot in these difficulty Tiers.

You can also get Unique items from target-farming endgame bosses. This is because they are the only bosses that have all Unique items in their loot tables.

Here are the endgame bosses you can target farm for Unique items in Diablo 4:

  • Grigoire, The Galvanic Saint
  • Echo of Varshan
  • The Beast in the Ice
  • Lord Zir
  • Echo of Duriel

For more info, be sure to check out our guide on how to summon each endgame boss to target farm for Uniques and Uber Uniques here!

Collage of endgame bosses showing Grigoire, The Galvanic Saint, The Beast in the Ice, and Echo of Duriel in Diablo 4 Season 2 Season of Blood.

Regarding getting Uniques as loot, you’ll have to play the game as normal and hope to see them drop.

Unique Items are the highest rarity tier of loot in Diablo 4. Some players have reported a 1 in 600,000 chance of seeing them drop. Suffice it to say, you’re going to have to rely on a bit of RNG to get your hands on them.

Crusader's Cathedral Nightmare Dungeon entrance in Diablo 4

With that said, engaging in the following activities should help to increase your chances of getting Unique Items in Diablo 4:

  • Play in higher World Tiers
  • Engage in Helltides and open Tortured Gift Chests (particularly Tortured Gift of Mystery Chests)
  • Complete Nightmare Dungeons – the higher the tier, the higher the chance for better rewards
  • Defeat World Bosses
  • Take part in Legion Events
  • Defeat Elite enemies
  • Open reward Chests and Caches

Running through some of the above activities should help to increase your chances of seeing some of these Unique Items drop. Happy hunting!

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