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Diablo 2 Sword Mastery

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Sword Mastery Skill Guide

Class: Barbarian

Skill Tree: Combat Masteries

Type: Physical

Use: Passive

Requires Lv. 1

Lvl Damage Bonus Attack Bonus Critical Strike Chance
20123%180%29%

Diablo 2 Resurrected Sword Mastery is a Barbarian Physical Skill and requires level 1 to use. Here you can find Damage Bonus, Attack Bonus, Critical Strike Chance Per Level Stats, and Synergy Bonus from Skills.

Diablo 2 Sword Mastery Stats

Description: Improves Sword fighting skill.
Sword Mastery Per Level Stats
Lvl Damage Bonus Attack Bonus Critical Strike Chance
128%28%5%
233%36%9%
338%44%12%
443%52%15%
548%60%17%
653%68%19%
758%76%20%
863%84%21%
968%92%23%
1073%100%23%
1178%108%24%
1283%116%25%
1388%124%26%
1493%132%26%
1598%140%27%
16103%148%28%
17108%156%28%
18113%164%28%
19118%172%29%
20123%180%29%

Best Skills to use with Sword Mastery in Diablo 2

You can view a list of Best Sword Mastery Skill in Diablo 2 by visiting our Barbarian Skills Guide.

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Diablo 2 Best Sword Mastery Build

Below is a list of the best builds that use the Barbarian Skill Sword Mastery in D2R.

A
TIER
20
20
20
20
5
5
5
1
1
Whirlwind Barbarian Build
Skills
Skills Description
S Tier
Whirlwind
A whirling dange of death that cuts a path through the legions of your enemies.
Active
Physical
Requires Lv. 30
A Tier
Sword Mastery
Improves Sword fighting skill.
Passive
Physical
Requires Lv. 1
S Tier
Battle Orders
Improves the maximum Mana, Life and Stamina of you and your party.
Active
Magic
Requires Lv. 24
S Tier
Shout
Warns of impending danger and improves the defense rating of you and your party.
Active
Physical
Requires Lv. 6
B Tier
Natural Resistance
Increases Natural Resistances to elemental and poison damage.
Passive
Magic
Requires Lv. 30
B Tier
Increased Speed
Increases walk and run speed.
Passive
Physical
Requires Lv. 24
B Tier
Iron Skin
Improves Defense rating.
Passive
Physical
Requires Lv. 18
B Tier
Berserk
A powerful but reckless attack that increases damage and attack rating but decreases defense rating.
Active
Magic
Requires Lv. 30
B Tier
Battle Command
Battle Command adds a +1 to all of the Barbarian's skills, and does the same for all characters and minions in his party.
Passive
Physical
Requires Lv. 30
Weapons & Armor
Item
+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)

Item
+120% Enhanced Defense
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
15% Deadly Strike
35% Chance of Crushing Blow
+15 To Strength
Item
+150-180% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
6-8% Life Stolen Per Hit

Damage Reduced By 10-15%

Magic Damage Reduced 10-15
Item
Slows Target By 10%
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
5-7% Life Stolen Per Hit

+15 To Strength
10% Increased Attack Speed
-3 To Light Radius
Item
+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%
Item
+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
Item
+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 Tap On Striking
Item
+90-120% Enhanced Defense
4-7% Mana Stolen Per Hit

4-7% Life Stolen Per Hit

-50 To Monster Defense Per Hit
8% Chance To Cast Level 3 Weaken On Striking
Item
+170-210 Defense
+30-60% Enhanced Damage

10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+15-20 To Strength
Item
+2 To Barbarian Skills
+2 To Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
+150-200% Enhanced Defense
30% Faster Hit Recovery
+20% Bonus to Attack Rating
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
+3-6% Life Stolen Per Hit
+30% Resistance To All
Item
Raven Frost
Rings
+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%
Item
Raven Frost
Rings
+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%
Item
Highlord's Wrath
Amulets
+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 Damage Of 15
Item
Mara's Kaleidoscope
Amulets
+2 To All Skills
All Resistances +20-30
+5 To All Attributes
Runewords
Runeword
Breath of the Dying
1
2
3
4
5
6
Vex + Hel + El + Eld + Zod + Eth
Requires Lv. 69
6 Socket Weapons
50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An Enemy
Indestructible
+60% Increased Attack Speed
+350-400% Enhanced Damage
+200% Damage To Undead
-25% Target Defense
+50 To Attack Rating
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
12-15% Life Stolen Per Hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+30 To All Attributes
+1 To Light Radius
Requirements -20%

Runeword
Chains of Honor
1
2
3
4
Dol + Um + Ber + Ist
Requires Lv. 63
4 Socket Body Armor
+2 To All Skills
+200% Damage To Demons
+100% Damage To Undead
8% Life Stolen Per Hit
+70% Enhanced Defense
+20 To Strength
Replenish Life +7
All Resistances +65
Damage Reduced By 8%
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Runeword
Duress
1
2
3
Shael + Um + Thul
Requires Lv. 47
3 Socket Body Armor
+40% Faster Hit Recovery
+10-20% Enhanced Damage
Adds 37-133 Cold Damage 2 sec. Duration (Normal)
15% Chance of Crushing Blow
33% Chance of Open Wounds
+150-200% Enhanced Defense
-20% Slower Stamina Drain
Cold Resist +45%
Lightning Resist +15%
Fire Resist +15%
Poison Resist +15%
Runeword
Death
1
2
3
4
5
Hel + El + Vex + Ort + Gul
Requires Lv. 55
5 Socket Axes/Swords
100% Chance To Cast Level 44 Chain Lightning When You Die
25% Chance To Cast Level 18 Glacial Spike On Attack
Indestructible
+300-385% Enhanced Damage
20% Bonus To Attack Rating
+50 To Attack Rating
Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
50% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(0.5 per Character Level) 0.5-49.5% Deadly Strike(Based on Character Level)
+1 To Light Radius
Level 22 Blood Golem (15 Charges)
Requirements -20%
Runeword
Oath
1
2
3
4
Shael + Pul + Mal + Lum
Requires Lv. 49
4 Socket Axes/Maces/Swords
30% Chance To Cast Level 20 Bone Spirit On Striking
Indestructible
+50% Increased Attack Speed
+210-340% Enhanced Damage
+75% Damage To Demons
+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons
Prevent Monster Heal
+10 To Energy
+10-15 Magic Absorb
Level 16 Heart of Wolverine (20 Charges)
Level 17 Iron Golem (14 Charges)
B
TIER
20
20
20
20
20
1
1
Concentrate Barbarian Build
Skills
Skills Description
B Tier
Concentrate
Attack that is not interruptible and improves attacks and defense rating.
Active
Physical
Requires Lv. 18
S Tier
Battle Orders
Improves the maximum Mana, Life and Stamina of you and your party.
Active
Magic
Requires Lv. 24
D Tier
Bash
Powerful blow that increases the damage done to enemies and knocks them back.
Active
Physical
Requires Lv. 1
A Tier
Sword Mastery
Improves Sword fighting skill.
Passive
Physical
Requires Lv. 1
B Tier
Berserk
A powerful but reckless attack that increases damage and attack rating but decreases defense rating.
Active
Magic
Requires Lv. 30
B Tier
Increased Speed
Increases walk and run speed.
Passive
Physical
Requires Lv. 24
B Tier
Battle Command
Battle Command adds a +1 to all of the Barbarian's skills, and does the same for all characters and minions in his party.
Passive
Physical
Requires Lv. 30
Weapons & Armor
Item
+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)

Item
+120% Enhanced Defense
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
15% Deadly Strike
35% Chance of Crushing Blow
+15 To Strength
Item
+150-180% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
6-8% Life Stolen Per Hit

Damage Reduced By 10-15%

Magic Damage Reduced 10-15
Item
Slows Target By 10%
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
5-7% Life Stolen Per Hit

+15 To Strength
10% Increased Attack Speed
-3 To Light Radius
Item
+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%
Item
+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
Item
+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 Tap On Striking
Item
+90-120% Enhanced Defense
4-7% Mana Stolen Per Hit

4-7% Life Stolen Per Hit

-50 To Monster Defense Per Hit
8% Chance To Cast Level 3 Weaken On Striking
Item
+170-210 Defense
+30-60% Enhanced Damage

10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+15-20 To Strength
Item
+2 To Barbarian Skills
+2 To Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
+150-200% Enhanced Defense
30% Faster Hit Recovery
+20% Bonus to Attack Rating
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
+3-6% Life Stolen Per Hit
+30% Resistance To All
Item
Raven Frost
Rings
+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%
Item
Raven Frost
Rings
+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%
Item
Highlord's Wrath
Amulets
+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 Damage Of 15
Item
Mara's Kaleidoscope
Amulets
+2 To All Skills
All Resistances +20-30
+5 To All Attributes
Runewords
Runeword
Beast
1
2
3
4
5
Ber + Tir + Um + Mal + Lum
Requires Lv. 63
5 Socket Axes/Hammers/Scepters
Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped
+40% Increased Attack Speed
+240-270% Enhanced Damage
20% Chance of Crushing Blow
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+3 To Werebear
+3 To Lycanthropy
Prevent Monster Heal
+25-40 To Strength
+10 To Energy
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
Level 13 Summon Grizzly (5 Charges)
Runeword
Breath of the Dying
1
2
3
4
5
6
Vex + Hel + El + Eld + Zod + Eth
Requires Lv. 69
6 Socket Weapons
50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An Enemy
Indestructible
+60% Increased Attack Speed
+350-400% Enhanced Damage
+200% Damage To Undead
-25% Target Defense
+50 To Attack Rating
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
12-15% Life Stolen Per Hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+30 To All Attributes
+1 To Light Radius
Requirements -20%

Runeword
Chains of Honor
1
2
3
4
Dol + Um + Ber + Ist
Requires Lv. 63
4 Socket Body Armor
+2 To All Skills
+200% Damage To Demons
+100% Damage To Undead
8% Life Stolen Per Hit
+70% Enhanced Defense
+20 To Strength
Replenish Life +7
All Resistances +65
Damage Reduced By 8%
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Runeword
Fury
1
2
3
Jah + Gul + Eth
Requires Lv. 65
3 Socket Melee Weapons
+209% Enhanced Damage
40% Increased Attack Speed
Prevent Monster Heal
66% Chance Of Open Wounds
33% Deadly Strike
Ignore Target's Defense
-25% Target Defense
20% Bonus To Attack Rating
6% Life Stolen Per Hit
+5 To Frenzy (Barbarian Only)
Runeword
Fortitude
1
2
3
4
El + Sol + Dol + Lo
Requires Lv. 59
4 Socket Socket Weapons/Body Armor
(Weapons)
20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck
+25% Faster Cast Rate
+300% Enhanced Damage
+9 To Minimum Damage
+50 To Attack Rating
20% Deadly Strike
Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
+200% Enhanced Defense
+X To Life (Based on Character Level)
All Resistances +25-30
12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+1 To Light Radius

(Body Armor)
20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when 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 Resist
All Resistances +25-30
Damage Reduced By 7
12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+1 To Light Radius
A
TIER
20
20
20
20
20
1
1
Frenzy Barbarian Build
Skills
Skills Description
S Tier
Frenzy
Allows you to swing two weapons at onece each successful attacks increases your overall speed requires you to equip two weapons.
Active
Physical
Requires Lv. 24
A Tier
Sword Mastery
Improves Sword fighting skill.
Passive
Physical
Requires Lv. 1
S Tier
Battle Orders
Improves the maximum Mana, Life and Stamina of you and your party.
Active
Magic
Requires Lv. 24
S Tier
Double Swing
When two weapons are equipped attacks two targets if possible, or one target twice.
Active
Physical
Requires Lv. 6
A Tier
Taunt
Enrages a monster into relentlessly attacking
Active
Magic
Requires Lv. 6
B Tier
Increased Speed
Increases walk and run speed.
Passive
Physical
Requires Lv. 24
B Tier
Battle Command
Battle Command adds a +1 to all of the Barbarian's skills, and does the same for all characters and minions in his party.
Passive
Physical
Requires Lv. 30
Weapons & Armor
Item
+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)

Item
+120% Enhanced Defense
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
15% Deadly Strike
35% Chance of Crushing Blow
+15 To Strength
Item
+150-180% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
6-8% Life Stolen Per Hit

Damage Reduced By 10-15%

Magic Damage Reduced 10-15
Item
Slows Target By 10%
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
5-7% Life Stolen Per Hit

+15 To Strength
10% Increased Attack Speed
-3 To Light Radius
Item
+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%
Item
+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
Item
+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 Tap On Striking
Item
+90-120% Enhanced Defense
4-7% Mana Stolen Per Hit

4-7% Life Stolen Per Hit

-50 To Monster Defense Per Hit
8% Chance To Cast Level 3 Weaken On Striking
Item
+170-210 Defense
+30-60% Enhanced Damage

10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+15-20 To Strength
Item
+2 To Barbarian Skills
+2 To Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
+150-200% Enhanced Defense
30% Faster Hit Recovery
+20% Bonus to Attack Rating
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
+3-6% Life Stolen Per Hit
+30% Resistance To All
Item
Raven Frost
Rings
+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%
Item
Raven Frost
Rings
+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%
Item
Highlord's Wrath
Amulets
+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 Damage Of 15
Runewords
Runeword
Beast
1
2
3
4
5
Ber + Tir + Um + Mal + Lum
Requires Lv. 63
5 Socket Axes/Hammers/Scepters
Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped
+40% Increased Attack Speed
+240-270% Enhanced Damage
20% Chance of Crushing Blow
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+3 To Werebear
+3 To Lycanthropy
Prevent Monster Heal
+25-40 To Strength
+10 To Energy
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
Level 13 Summon Grizzly (5 Charges)
Runeword
Breath of the Dying
1
2
3
4
5
6
Vex + Hel + El + Eld + Zod + Eth
Requires Lv. 69
6 Socket Weapons
50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An Enemy
Indestructible
+60% Increased Attack Speed
+350-400% Enhanced Damage
+200% Damage To Undead
-25% Target Defense
+50 To Attack Rating
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
12-15% Life Stolen Per Hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+30 To All Attributes
+1 To Light Radius
Requirements -20%

Runeword
Chains of Honor
1
2
3
4
Dol + Um + Ber + Ist
Requires Lv. 63
4 Socket Body Armor
+2 To All Skills
+200% Damage To Demons
+100% Damage To Undead
8% Life Stolen Per Hit
+70% Enhanced Defense
+20 To Strength
Replenish Life +7
All Resistances +65
Damage Reduced By 8%
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Runeword
Fury
1
2
3
Jah + Gul + Eth
Requires Lv. 65
3 Socket Melee Weapons
+209% Enhanced Damage
40% Increased Attack Speed
Prevent Monster Heal
66% Chance Of Open Wounds
33% Deadly Strike
Ignore Target's Defense
-25% Target Defense
20% Bonus To Attack Rating
6% Life Stolen Per Hit
+5 To Frenzy (Barbarian Only)
Runeword
Fortitude
1
2
3
4
El + Sol + Dol + Lo
Requires Lv. 59
4 Socket Socket Weapons/Body Armor
(Weapons)
20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck
+25% Faster Cast Rate
+300% Enhanced Damage
+9 To Minimum Damage
+50 To Attack Rating
20% Deadly Strike
Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
+200% Enhanced Defense
+X To Life (Based on Character Level)
All Resistances +25-30
12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+1 To Light Radius

(Body Armor)
20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when 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 Resist
All Resistances +25-30
Damage Reduced By 7
12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+1 To Light Radius
A
TIER
20
20
20
20
1
1
1
Whirlwind MF% Barbarian Build
Skills
Skills Description
S Tier
Whirlwind
A whirling dange of death that cuts a path through the legions of your enemies.
Active
Physical
Requires Lv. 30
A Tier
Sword Mastery
Improves Sword fighting skill.
Passive
Physical
Requires Lv. 1
S Tier
Battle Orders
Improves the maximum Mana, Life and Stamina of you and your party.
Active
Magic
Requires Lv. 24
S Tier
Shout
Warns of impending danger and improves the defense rating of you and your party.
Active
Physical
Requires Lv. 6
B Tier
Natural Resistance
Increases Natural Resistances to elemental and poison damage.
Passive
Magic
Requires Lv. 30
B Tier
Increased Speed
Increases walk and run speed.
Passive
Physical
Requires Lv. 24
B Tier
Battle Command
Battle Command adds a +1 to all of the Barbarian's skills, and does the same for all characters and minions in his party.
Passive
Physical
Requires Lv. 30
Weapons & Armor
Runeword
Gull
Dagger
Adds 1-15 damage
100% Better Chance of Getting Magic Item
-5 to Mana

Runeword
+60-120% Enhanced Damage
+ (2.5 Per Character Level) 2-247 % Extra Gold From Monsters (Based On Character Level)
+ (1 Per Character Level) 1-99 % Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based On Character Level)
+15 To Mana
+5-15 To Dexterity
Socketed (2)
Item
+200-240% Enhanced Defense
10% Increased Attack speed
10% Faster Hit Recovery
5% Life Stolen Per Hit
5% Mana Stolen Per Hit
30-50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Item
+4 To Light Radius
+125 Defense
37% Extra Gold From Monsters
25-40% Better Chance Of Finding Magic Items
+2 To Warcries Skills (Barbarian Only)
Socketed (2)
Item
Skullder's Ire
Chest Armor
+160-200% Enhanced Defense
Repairs 1 Durability In 5 Seconds
+ (1.25 Per Character Level) 1-123 % Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items (Based On Character Level)
+1 To All Skill Levels
Magic Damage Reduced By 10
Item
+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
Item
+150-190% Enhanced Defense
25% Faster Run/Walk
+10 To Vitality
+10 To Strength
Adds 15-25 Damage
40% Slower Stamina Drain
Attacker Takes Damage Of 5-10

30-50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Item
+20-30% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
+25 To Attack Rating
25-40% Better Chance of Getting Magic Item

200% Extra Gold From Monsters
+2 To Light Radius
Item
Nagelring
Rings
Magic Damage Reduced By 3
+50-75 To Attack Rating
Attacker Takes Damage of 3*
15-30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Item
Wisp Projector
Rings
10% Chance To Cast Level 16 Lightning On 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)
Item
Mara's Kaleidoscope
Amulets
+2 To All Skills
All Resistances +20-30
+5 To All Attributes
Runewords
Runeword
Enigma
1
2
3
Jah + Ith + Ber
Requires Lv. 65
3 Socket Body Armor
+2 To All Skills
+45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 To Teleport
+750-775 Defense
+ (0.75 Per Character Level) +0-74 To Strength (Based On Character Level)
Increase Maximum Life 5%
Damage Reduced By 8%
+14 Life After Each Kill
15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+ (1 Per Character Level) +1-99% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based On Character Level)
Runeword
Call to Arms
1
2
3
4
5
Amn + Ral + Mal + Ist + Ohm
Requires Lv. 57
5 Socket Weapons
+1 To All Skills
+40% Increased Attack Speed
+250-290% Enhanced Damage
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
+2-6 To Battle Command
+1-6 To Battle Orders
+1-4 To Battle Cry
Prevent Monster Heal
Replenish Life +12
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Runeword
Chains of Honor
1
2
3
4
Dol + Um + Ber + Ist
Requires Lv. 63
4 Socket Body Armor
+2 To All Skills
+200% Damage To Demons
+100% Damage To Undead
8% Life Stolen Per Hit
+70% Enhanced Defense
+20 To Strength
Replenish Life +7
All Resistances +65
Damage Reduced By 8%
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Runeword
Dream
1
2
3
Io + Jah + Pul
Requires Lv. 65
3 Socket Helms/ Shields
10% Chance To Cast Level 15 Confuse When Struck
Level 15 Holy Shock Aura When Equipped
+20-30% Faster Hit Recovery
+30% Enhanced Defense
+150-220 Defense
+10 To Vitality
Increase Maximum Life 5% (Helms Only)
+50 To Life (Shields Only)
+0.625-61.875 To Mana (Based On Character Level)
All Resistances +5-20
12-25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Runeword
Infinity
1
2
3
4
Ber + Mal + Ber + Ist
Requires Lv. 63
4 Socket Polearms
50 % Chance To Cast Level 20 Chain Lightning When You Kill An Enemy
Level 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped
+35% Faster Run/Walk
+255-325% Enhanced Damage
-(45-55)% To Enemy Lightning Resistance
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
0.5-49.5 To Vitality (Based on Character Level)
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30 Charges)
Runeword
Last Wish
1
2
3
4
5
6
Jah + Mal + Jah + Sur + Jah + Ber
Requires Lv. 65
6 Socket Axes/Hammers/Scepters
6% Chance To Cast Level 11 Fade When Struck
10% Chance To Cast Level 18 Life Tap On Striking
20% Chance To Cast Level 20 Charged Bolt On Attack
Level 17 Might Aura When Equipped
+330-375% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
60-70% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
Hit Blinds Target
+(0.5 per character level) 0.5-49.5% Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)

Runeword
Eternity
1
2
3
4
5
Amn + Ber + Ist + Sol + Sur
Requires Lv. 63
5 Socket Melee Weapons
Indestructible
+260-310% Enhanced Damage
+9 To Minimum Damage
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Hit Blinds Target
Slows Target By 33%
Regenerate Mana 16%
Replenish Life +16
Cannot Be Frozen
30% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items
Level 8 Revive (88 Charges)
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Berserker Barbarian Build
Skills
Skills Description
B Tier
Berserk
A powerful but reckless attack that increases damage and attack rating but decreases defense rating.
Active
Magic
Requires Lv. 30
A Tier
Sword Mastery
Improves Sword fighting skill.
Passive
Physical
Requires Lv. 1
S Tier
Battle Orders
Improves the maximum Mana, Life and Stamina of you and your party.
Active
Magic
Requires Lv. 24
S Tier
Shout
Warns of impending danger and improves the defense rating of you and your party.
Active
Physical
Requires Lv. 6
C Tier
Howl
Sends nearby monsters scrambling away in fear.
Active
Magic
Requires Lv. 1
S Tier
Whirlwind
A whirling dange of death that cuts a path through the legions of your enemies.
Active
Physical
Requires Lv. 30
B Tier
Increased Speed
Increases walk and run speed.
Passive
Physical
Requires Lv. 24
B Tier
Natural Resistance
Increases Natural Resistances to elemental and poison damage.
Passive
Magic
Requires Lv. 30
B Tier
Iron Skin
Improves Defense rating.
Passive
Physical
Requires Lv. 18
B Tier
Battle Command
Battle Command adds a +1 to all of the Barbarian's skills, and does the same for all characters and minions in his party.
Passive
Physical
Requires Lv. 30
Weapons & Armor
Item
+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)

Item
+120% Enhanced Defense
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
15% Deadly Strike
35% Chance of Crushing Blow
+15 To Strength
Item
+150-180% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
6-8% Life Stolen Per Hit

Damage Reduced By 10-15%

Magic Damage Reduced 10-15
Item
Slows Target By 10%
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
5-7% Life Stolen Per Hit

+15 To Strength
10% Increased Attack Speed
-3 To Light Radius
Item
+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%
Item
+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
Item
+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 Tap On Striking
Item
+90-120% Enhanced Defense
4-7% Mana Stolen Per Hit

4-7% Life Stolen Per Hit

-50 To Monster Defense Per Hit
8% Chance To Cast Level 3 Weaken On Striking
Item
+170-210 Defense
+30-60% Enhanced Damage

10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+15-20 To Strength
Item
+2 To Barbarian Skills
+2 To Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
+150-200% Enhanced Defense
30% Faster Hit Recovery
+20% Bonus to Attack Rating
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
+3-6% Life Stolen Per Hit
+30% Resistance To All
Item
Raven Frost
Rings
+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%
Item
Raven Frost
Rings
+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%
Item
Highlord's Wrath
Amulets
+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 Damage Of 15
Runewords
Runeword
Beast
1
2
3
4
5
Ber + Tir + Um + Mal + Lum
Requires Lv. 63
5 Socket Axes/Hammers/Scepters
Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped
+40% Increased Attack Speed
+240-270% Enhanced Damage
20% Chance of Crushing Blow
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+3 To Werebear
+3 To Lycanthropy
Prevent Monster Heal
+25-40 To Strength
+10 To Energy
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
Level 13 Summon Grizzly (5 Charges)
Runeword
Breath of the Dying
1
2
3
4
5
6
Vex + Hel + El + Eld + Zod + Eth
Requires Lv. 69
6 Socket Weapons
50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An Enemy
Indestructible
+60% Increased Attack Speed
+350-400% Enhanced Damage
+200% Damage To Undead
-25% Target Defense
+50 To Attack Rating
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
12-15% Life Stolen Per Hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+30 To All Attributes
+1 To Light Radius
Requirements -20%

Runeword
Duress
1
2
3
Shael + Um + Thul
Requires Lv. 47
3 Socket Body Armor
+40% Faster Hit Recovery
+10-20% Enhanced Damage
Adds 37-133 Cold Damage 2 sec. Duration (Normal)
15% Chance of Crushing Blow
33% Chance of Open Wounds
+150-200% Enhanced Defense
-20% Slower Stamina Drain
Cold Resist +45%
Lightning Resist +15%
Fire Resist +15%
Poison Resist +15%
Runeword
Fury
1
2
3
Jah + Gul + Eth
Requires Lv. 65
3 Socket Melee Weapons
+209% Enhanced Damage
40% Increased Attack Speed
Prevent Monster Heal
66% Chance Of Open Wounds
33% Deadly Strike
Ignore Target's Defense
-25% Target Defense
20% Bonus To Attack Rating
6% Life Stolen Per Hit
+5 To Frenzy (Barbarian Only)
Runeword
Death
1
2
3
4
5
Hel + El + Vex + Ort + Gul
Requires Lv. 55
5 Socket Axes/Swords
100% Chance To Cast Level 44 Chain Lightning When You Die
25% Chance To Cast Level 18 Glacial Spike On Attack
Indestructible
+300-385% Enhanced Damage
20% Bonus To Attack Rating
+50 To Attack Rating
Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
50% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(0.5 per Character Level) 0.5-49.5% Deadly Strike(Based on Character Level)
+1 To Light Radius
Level 22 Blood Golem (15 Charges)
Requirements -20%
Runeword
Fortitude
1
2
3
4
El + Sol + Dol + Lo
Requires Lv. 59
4 Socket Socket Weapons/Body Armor
(Weapons)
20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck
+25% Faster Cast Rate
+300% Enhanced Damage
+9 To Minimum Damage
+50 To Attack Rating
20% Deadly Strike
Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
+200% Enhanced Defense
+X To Life (Based on Character Level)
All Resistances +25-30
12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+1 To Light Radius

(Body Armor)
20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when 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 Resist
All Resistances +25-30
Damage Reduced By 7
12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+1 To Light Radius

Best Weapons to use with Sword Mastery in D2R

We consider Bloodtree Stump as one of the Best Weapons to use with the Sword Mastery Skill.

Weapons Description
? Tier
Bloodtree Stump
Unique War Club
+180-220% Enhanced Damage
+50% Damage To Undead
50% Chance Of Crushing Blow
All Resistances +20
+25 To Strength
+2 To Masteries (Barbarian Only)
+3 To Mace Masteries (Barbarian Only)

? Tier
The Meat Scrapper
Unique Lochaber Axe
+150-200% Enhanced Damage
50% Chance Of Open Wounds
30% Increased Attack Speed
10% Life Stolen Per Hit
25% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items
+3 To Combat Masteries (Barbarian Only)

Best Armor to use with Sword Mastery in D2R

We consider Demonhorn's Edge as one of the Best Armor to use with the Sword Mastery Skill.

Armor Description
? Tier
Demonhorn's Edge
Unique Destroyer Helm (Barbarian Only)
+120-160% Enhanced Defense
10% Increased Attack Speed
3-6% Life Stolen Per Hit
Attacker Takes Damage of 55-77
+1-3 To Warcries (Barbarian Only)
+1-3 To Masteries (Barbarian Only)
+1-3 To Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
(Ladder Only)
? Tier
Halaberd's Reign
Unique Conqueror Crown (Barbarian Only)
+120-160% Enhanced Defense
10% Increased Attack Speed
3-6% Life Stolen Per Hit
Attacker Takes Damage of 55-77
+1-3 To Warcries (Barbarian Only)
+1-3 To Masteries (Barbarian Only)
+1-3 To Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
(Ladder Only)
? Tier
Immortal King's Detail
Unique War Belt Immortal King Set
+36 Defense
Lightning Resistance +31%
Fire Resistance +28%
+25 To Strength
+105 Defense
(2 Items)
+25% Faster Hit Recovery
(3 Items)
+100% Enhanced Defense
(4 Items)
Damage Reduced By 20%
(5 Items)
+2 To Masteries (Barbarian Only) (Complete Set)

Best Runewords to use with Sword Mastery in D2

We consider Myth as one of the Best Runewords to use with the Sword Mastery Skill.

Runewords Description
Level Requirement: 25
Myth
Hel + Amn + Nef
3 Socket Body Armor (Barbarian only)
3% Chance To Cast Level 1 Howl When Struck
10% Chance To Cast Level 1 Taunt On Striking
+2 To Barbarian Skill Levels
+30 Defense Vs. Missile
Replenish Life +10
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Requirements -15%

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