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Leapquake Barbarian Build Guide

Last Updated: May 13th 2024

Season 4 - LootC-Tier

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Welcome to the Leapquake Barbarian Specialized Build Guide! This build got some much needed attention in Season 4 with the addition of Tempered affixes. For Leapquake, this means two things: its base area of effect is now doubled, and its Earthquake duration is nearly 4x!

The bad news? Well, it takes a lot of investment to really get this build to shine, mainly in the cooldown reduction department. Its best Aspects are also not immediately available from the Codex of Power, and of course, the required Tempers are not unlocked until later in the endgame. When fully built though, Leap can be used with essentially no cooldown - allowing it to traverse the world unimpeded while leaving destruction in its wake.

Our Specialized Builds are lategame builds with specific requirements and purposes. In order to play them, you are expected to have a level 100 character and all of the listed items available. To get there, we recommend you use one of our existing lvl 50-100 Endgame Build Guides.

Gear, Skill Tree, and Paragon

Leapquake + X'fal's
Leapquake Gear
Leapquake Tree

Paragon

See below for the selected Paragon Boards, Paragon point allocation, and the correct Glyphs you should use for the Hurricane Druid. Note: The Paragon Boards below are the final setup with no steps.

Level 15 Glyphs required: Ambidextrous, Bloodfeeder, Disembowel, Exploit, Ire, Rumble, Territorial

Leapquake Paragon

Season 4 - Loot Reborn

In Season 4, the Season Theme revolves around helping out the Iron Wolves. Compared to past themes, this one does not offer any borrowed power as the entire game has been redesigned with new itemization and crafting options, increasing player power substantially across the board. Instead, you can gather reputation similar to the Vampire Bounty Board from Season 2 to unlock rewards that supercharge your leveling journey to 100 with extra items, crafting materials and eventually even a Resplendent Spark to craft an uber unique.

We recommend to follow the seasonal questline until you unlock the reputation system, check which rewards suit you most and then follow your regular leveling path. To learn more, check out our full Season 4 guide for more information.

Gameplay

  1. The gameplay for this build is very simple: Leap. Use Leap and cast Shouts. That's the build.
  2. Call of the Ancients and Iron Skin are used for a little extra damage and utility. Cast them whenever they're off cooldown. Iron Skin is our source of Fortify along with Strategic Rallying Cry.

Gear and Stat Requirements

These builds require specific Aspects, Uniques, Uber Uniques, and Affixes on your gear to perform their primary function. Only deviate from the list below after you have fully learned the intended gameplay style and strategies.

  1. Legendary Aspects:
    • Giant Strides: Enables Leap to be used continuously against one or more targets.
  2. Uniques:
    • Ramaladni's Magnum Opus: It buffs Earthquake damage.
    • X'Fal's Corroded Signet: Because Leap has a high base Lucky Hit Chance, these Bleed pops are not uncommon and add a lot of damage.
  3. Other:
    • Most importantly, this build requires the "Earthquake Duration" and "Earthquake Size" Tempered affixes to really pop. Without them, the damage and area of effect are significantly worse. At a bare minimum, it is not recommended to play the build without first unlocking this.
  4. Cooldown Reduction:
    • A lot of effort needs to be put into reducing the cooldown of Leap to be under 4 seconds. This is so it can be used continuously even when it doesn't have a target. At level 12, Leap has a cooldown of ~11.2 seconds. This means around 65% cooldown reduction is required to achieve this. With the gear listed in this guide we have ~66.5%, so there is a bit of wiggle room.

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Written by snail

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