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Best Stats for the Barbarian in Diablo II: Resurrected

The best stats for the Barbarian include a focus on Vitality.
The best stats for the Barbarian include a focus on Vitality. / Photo courtesy of Blizzard

The best stats for the Barbarian in Diablo II: Resurrected will depend on the build you're aiming for, but there are important rules of thumb that any Barbarian user can follow to make sure they're doing well by their character.

For those looking to ready their war cry, here's how to build out your stats as a Barbarian in Diablo II: Resurrected.

Best Stats for the Barbarian in Diablo II: Resurrected

Diablo II: Resurrected uses four stats as its foundation: Vitality, Dexterity, Strength, and Energy. These stats do the same thing they do in almost every action RPG hack-and-slash game in which they appear.

Higher Vitality brings more hit points and stamina.

Dexterity raises your attack speed and accuracy and allows you to wield certain weapons that would otherwise be gated off with a Dexterity requirement.

Strength affects your physical damage and the maximum weight of armor you can wear.

Energy governs your mana.

Contrary to popular belief, Barbarians will want to prioritize and spend most of their stat points in Vitality rather than Strength, as it will often be the deciding factor in whether or not you survive a fight on the harder difficulties — even more so than armor or other resistances. The one caveat here is that if you'll only want to do so after you've leveled up your strength and dexterity to the required levels to wear desired items and reach the 75% chance to block.

Beyond that, your stats are up to you to determine. It's generally a waste for Barbarians to put points into Energy, however, as you can always refill your mana using potions.

For more on Diablo II: Resurrected, feel free to check out our guides on the best stats for the Sorceress, and the Tools of the Trade quest.