You can always put a Ruby in there for extra Strength, So if you happen to have sockets on any other items.
Maximum Fury will if your idea of a great night in is grinding through the undead with an axe wielding lunatic. Anyways, the most directly brutal of Diablo 3’s melee characters, the Barbarian is a straightforward creature. While in the course of the levelling process you need to socket Rubies into your weapons, switch over to Emeralds when you hit Level For those Chest and Legs items, socket top Rubies you have, but don’t be afraid to replace one or two with Diamonds if you’re struggling to stay alive. You’ll be able to switch back to Rubies eventually, as your defensive stats increase overall. By doing so, you can give your Follower your -previously -best armour, as you yourself find upgrades and switch out your gear.
Our Follower philosophy for nearly any class in this guide is to choose the character who most favours the primary stat that your actual hero favours. So here’s a question. Your dream weapon? Likely a Thunderfury mainhand sword, or the mighty Maximus if you need to go in swinging with a twohanded piece of steel. Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission.
In addition to a Legs item with two sockets, All of your items should have as high a Strength rating as possible. Consequently you seek for a Chest item with three sockets on it. You seek for the highest damage rating you can find, and you must reroll something useless into a socket if your weapon doesn’t already have one, as for your weapons. As a rule of a thumb, start farming Bounties and Rifts for shards that you can exchange with the Gambler for shiny new gear, when you hit Level 70. Then again, just like any class, the Barbarian really benefits from wearing the Stone of Jordan and the Ring of Royal Grandeur. Basically, get lucky with your drops to find the former, and get ready to grind out Act 1 Bounties to find the latter. Get a Helm with a socket in it you can load in a Ruby and get a little boost to your XP gains by doing so, I’d say in case your goal is to reach the end game as quickly as possible.
Actually, in your Ring, Amulet and Head slots, you need to find a lot of bonus Critical Hit Chance and Critical Hit Damage. Try to keep these two important stats in a ratio of 10 with each other for maximum effect.
Look for a perfect dollop of it on every piece of armour you equip, Your primary stat as a Barbarian is Strength.