Leap Attack Barbarian Guide

Last Updated: 24 May 2023

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The Leap Attack Barbarian smashes into Elite Packs and Bosses alike with MASSIVE DAMAGE. High mobility on leapattack, with the option to use the same Cast Frames as a Sorceress for teleport, gives this build a wide range of gear options and play-styles. Similar to the Pit Zerker, you're able to stack huge amounts of Magic Find without sacrificing efficiency or kill speed! What sets it apart, is the truly outrageous DPS in your arsenal, coupled with a very wide-range of farming options. You can take this guy ANYWHERE!

Find Item really shines on the Magic Find variant of this build, sine we're able to easily stack over 500 MF. This gives you another chance for Elite monsters to drop their loot, giving you the most bang for your buck. Unlike some other melee builds though, the AoE damage on leapattack helps to soften up other mobs in a group, that your Mercenary cleans up while you move onto the next pack.

Ideal Standard Setup
Ideal Standard Setup





This build guide assumes you have a Character at Level 75 before transitioning to it. Check out our Barbarian Leveling Guide and our General Leveling Strategies to reach Level 75.

High Mobility ✔
Farms Any Area
Very Customizable Gear ✔
Easily Stacks Magic Find ✔

❌ High Skill Cap
❌ Weak AoE Potential
❌ Low-Tier Density Farmer
❌ Expensive
End Game Gear

Sunder Charm Setup

Patch 2.5 introduces a new way of breaking Immunities: Sunder Charms. Any enemy that would be Immune to your damage type is insted reduced to 95% Resistance, before any other Resistance reductions apply. (e.g. amplifydamage, decrepify) The Charm also reduces YOUR Resistance against the sundered damage type! Check out our post on Sunder Charms to learn more about these new Charms. The following setup uses Bone Break, allowing you to farm anywhere you want.

Sunder Charm Setup
Sunder Charm Setup

Gear Changes

Bone Break drastically increases our Physical Damage against Immunes when used in combination with decrepify. You don't need to worry about the Physical Damage Taken increase because we already use stormshield on the Standard Variant.

Terror Zones

The new Terror Zone mechanic combined with Sunder Charms open up a wide range of farmable areas. The following list highlights the best and worst Terror Zones for this build on the Starter or Budget setup. With the Sunder Charm Setup, more Terror Zones become accessible. Learn more about Terror Zones here and see how they stack up in our Terror Zone Tier List.


The Secret Cow Level - High Density, Easy Mobility, No Immunities
Flayer Jungle ONLY - High Density, Easy Mobility, No Immunities
Pit - High Density, Easy Mobility, Many Elite Groups
Cold Plains + The Cave - High Density, Easy Mobility, Quick Access
Chaos Sanctuary - High Density, Easy Mobility, Many Elite Groups


Tal Rasha's Tombs - Immunities, Slow Access, High Physical Damage, High Elemental Damage, Tanky enemies
Worldstone Keep + Throne of Destruction - Immunities, Slow Access, High Elemental Damage, Tanky enemies
Arcane Sanctuary - Trash Mobility, Immunities
Act 3 Sewers - Trash Mobility, Immunities, Slow Access
Durance of Hate - Trash Mobility, Tanky enemies


Put 1 Point into each of the following Skills:
1. Increased Speed
2. Iron Skin
3. Natural Resistance
4. berserk
5. Battle Command
6. Concentrate

Max out the following Skills in this order:
1. Leapattack
2. leap
3. axemastery
4. battleorders
5. finditem

Use the Scroll Bar to see Skill Point Progression
Use the Scroll Bar to see Skill Point Progression




Note: This section provides you with the standard Stat Point allocation. Build Variants may require different allocations!


Allocate the majority of Stat Points into Strength to gain additional Physical Damage on melee attacks.


Allocate enough Stat Points into Dexterity to equip all of your gear. Take into account how much Dexterity your gear provides when equipped.


Allocate any remaining Stat Points into Vitality after meeting Strength, Dexterity and Energy requirements.


Do not allocate any Stat Points into Energy. Mana costs are covered by “x% Mana Stolen per Hit” or “+x Mana after each Kill” on gear.


Gear Options

Farming Spots





Build Variants

Magic Find


With the 2-handed Breath of the Dying Thunder Maul base weapon damage, we get the most out of the large amounts of off-weapon x% Enhanced Damage. It loses the Phoenix's redemption survivability, but is much more likely to one-shot monsters, even on higher Player Settings. While your berserk is slower, the difference is only 5 Frames (1/5 of a second).


Equip this Mercenary with The Reaper's Toll Thresher. It has a 33% Chance to cast Decrepify on striking, slowing and increasing Physical Damage dealt to enemies. Decrepify can even break some Physical Immunities. His might kicks in, granting a large amount of Enhance Damage as well. Ethereal Fortitude Sacred Armor and Andariel's visage add a lot of Damage and survivability.


Put 1 Point into each of the following Skills:
1. berserk
2. Iron Skin
3. Natural Resistance
4. Battle Command
5. Increased Speed

Max out the following Skills in this order:
1. leap attack
2. leap
3. mace Mastery
4. battleorders
5. finditem

Use the Scroll Bar to see Skill Point Progression
Use the Scroll Bar to see Skill Point Progression


Allocate enough Stat Points into Dexterity to wear all of your gear at a minimum. Allocate enough Points into Vitality to reach at least 2,500 Life with your battleorders. Add all remaining points to Strength to add as much additional Damage to your attacks.


  • Leap Attack Barbarian uses a combination of leapattack, Berserk, and Find Item to smash apart monsters in end-game farming areas.
  • Cast Teleport and Find Item on your highest Magic Find Weapon-Swap for quick use, and the best chance of "Horking" more drops.
  • The Starter variant still has access to a lot of great farming areas, and is very easy to accumulate the required gear. Start the Ladder season with the Barbarian Leveling Guide and transition when you've made the recommended Runewords.
  • Take advantage of the mobility Leap Attack offers by hunting Elite Monsters in easy to reach farming Areas, and static Super Uniques (e.g.Pindleskin).
  • Stack as much Magic Find as possible while avoiding any Cold Damage on the Magic Find Variant's gear so you don't shatter corpses needed for Find Item!

We hope you enjoy this build! LeapAttack is a wildly fun mobility skill that really packs a PUNCH! Smash into monsters like your favorite superhero, and reap the rewards of the MASSIVE damage!

In Bocca al Lupo. Good luck!


Written by MacroBioBoi
Reviewed by Teo1904


  • 12 February 2023
    Updated for Patch 2.6 - added Gear Options
  • 21 September 2022
    Updated for Patch 2.5 - added Sunder Charms and Terror Zones
  • 10 March 2022
    Created for Patch 2.4

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