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Barbarian traits is an archived article about material previously included in Diablo 3. However, it has currently been removed or the article contains outdated facts. The information is stored in Diablo Wiki for posterity. Please note: Links in this article lead to both updated and archived material.

This article was last up to date:
    September 2010
Currently updated version of this article is:


Details about Traits prior to their removal have been saved below for posterity.

Details[edit]

Traits are passive skills. Points spent in these grant bonuses that affect other aspects of the character. Traits are not displayed in the skill listing, but are on their own separate Traits menu.

Unlike skill points, which are earned at every level up, Trait points are only awarded every other level. Only on odd numbered levels: 1, 3, 5, 7, and so on, up to 59.


Known Barbarian Traits[edit]

This listing comes from the Blizzcon 2010. It should be considered preliminary and subject to change and revision. In fact, the D3 Team said at Blizzcon that traits were very new and still undergoing development, and that with over 30 Traits for the established characters, there were probably too many of them at this point for players to make informed choices.

Click to the individual Traits pages for more details about the particular trait. Many common traits are available to more than one class. Traits become available in bunches, every 4 levels.


Level requirement: Under 10[edit]

The level requirements of the earliest Traits are not known, since they were observed on level 9+ characters, for whom they were all already available.

Bad Temper

  • Max points: 5
  • Description: Increases fury generation and decreases fury decay.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Toughness

  • Max points: 5
  • Description: Increases your vitality by 20%.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Legendary Might

  • Max points: 5
  • Description: Increases your strength.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Iron Skin

  • Max points: 5
  • Description: Increases your armor.
  • Lore: Eventually the scars get thick enough to provide their own armor.


Lucky

  • Max points: 3
  • Description: Monsters drop higher amounts of gold.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Intimidation

  • Max points: 3
  • Description: Increases damage done and reduces vendor costs.
  • Lore: Not yet known.

Level requirement: 11[edit]

Pound of Flesh

  • Max points: 3
  • Description: Increases your chance to get health globes to drop.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Natural Leader

  • Max points: 3
  • Description: Unknown.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Level requirement: 15[edit]

Frenzied Attacks

  • Max points: 3
  • Description: Increases the chance to deal critical strikes and increases critical strike damage when the Barbarian is wielding two weapons.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Shield of Iron

  • Max points: 3
  • Description: : Increases your chance to block attacks.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Thunderous Blows

  • Max points: 5
  • Description: Increases damage done when the Barbarian is wielding a two-handed weapon.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Level requirement: 19[edit]

Inner Rage

  • Max points: 5
  • Description: Reduces fury decay and increases fury gain while attacking the same target.
  • Lore: While most orders teach the merits of calming the seas of the soul, the guardians of Arreat have embraced the raging inner storm.


Slaughter

  • Max points: 5
  • Description: Melee attacks can hit other nearby targets. Requires one point in Double Strike.
  • Lore: Not yet known.

The description was clearly not updated after this was transformed from a skill, since Double Strike is a removed Barbarian skill, but is not one of the listed Traits. Double Strike granted a small % chance to swing both weapons on a melee attack.

Level requirement: 23[edit]

Beast Hunter

  • Max points: 3
  • Description: Damage bonus against Beasts.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Demonsbane

  • Max points: 3
  • Description: Damage bonus against Demons.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Just...Stay...Dead!

  • Max points: 3
  • Description: Damage bonus against Undead.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Level requirement: 27[edit]

Cruelty

  • Max points: 5
  • Description: Increases your chance of dealing critical strikes.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Battering Ram

  • Max points: 3
  • Description: Reduces slowing effects.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Level requirement: 31[edit]

Shield Slam

  • Max points: 1
  • Description: You have a chance to hit your target with your shield and interrupt them.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Massive Blow

  • Max points: 1
  • Description: You have a chance to hit all nearby targets with a single hit. Requires a two-handed weapon.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Level requirement: 35[edit]

Pig Sticker

  • Max points: 3
  • Description: Increases damage done when the Barbarian is wielding a polearm, spears or when he throws weapons.
  • Lore: Not yet known.

It's not clear if the description refers to damage when using Throwing Weapons (none of which have been seen in playable demos of the game) or when using the Weapon Throw skill.


Die by the Sword

  • Max points: 3
  • Description: Increases damage done when the Barbarian is wielding swords.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Level requirement: 39[edit]

Axe Murderer

  • Max points: 3
  • Description: Increases damage done when the Barbarian is wielding axes.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Brain Basher

  • Max points: 3
  • Description: Increases damage done when the Barbarian is wielding maces.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Level requirement: 43[edit]

Superior Skill

  • Max points: 5
  • Description: Increases your dexterity.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Second Wind

  • Max points: 3
  • Description: Automatically regenerate a certain amount of health per minute. Requires one point in Bloodthirst.
  • Lore: Not yet known.

The description was clearly not updated after this was transformed from a skill, since Bloodthirst is a removed Barbarian skill, but is not one of the listed Traits. It allowed the Barbarian to heal a % of the damage he dealt to enemies.


The Wall

  • Max points: 3
  • Description: Reduces melee damage taken..
  • Lore: Not yet known.

Level requirement: 47[edit]

Disbelief

  • Max points: 3
  • Description: Reduces magical damage taken.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Natural Resistance

  • Max points: 5
  • Description: Increases all resistances.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Level requirement: 51[edit]

Weak Spot

  • Max points: 1
  • Description: Increases critical strike damage.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


Insane Courage

  • Max points: 3
  • Description: Reduces damage taken by 10% if the Barbarian's health goes below 50%.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


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