Arcane Barb

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The Arcane Barb.

Arcane Barb is a crafted legendary crossbow that can only be created in Reaper of Souls. After Patch 2.0.6 this item no longer requires the Eternal Power Capsule or any other legendary materials to craft.

To create this item, find the Plan: Arcane Barb, which can be randomly dropped randomly by any level 70 target, and teach the plan to the Blacksmith. Once learned by the smith, any character on your account can make as many of these as you can afford to create, though only the Witch Doctor can equip it.

Arcane Barb properties[edit | edit source]

This Crossbow has no inherent stats other than Arcane Damage, and no legendary affix. It could potentially be better than a Rare crossbow, but has no advantages over any found legendary crossbow, and most Demon Hunters prefer Legendary Bows or Legendary Hand Crossbows for their much faster firing rate. Witch Doctors may also use this item, though few use crossbows.

Arcane Barb: Crafted Legendary Crossbow

  • Minimum Item Level: 70

Primary Affixes:

    • +(981-1199)-(1175-1490) Arcane Damage
  • +3 random primary affixes

Secondary Affixes:

  • +2 random primary affixes
  • Legendary Affix: None.

The shimmering metal stock conceals a strange power source
capable of charging each shot with arcane energy.

Salvages into:

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Once a player finds the randomly-dropped plan and teaches it to the Blacksmith, the item can be created by any character on that account. This item always has a lvl 70 requirement, no matter what level character crafts it. The Smart Loot system means that this item will usually roll with a mainstat and/or +skill damage bonus appropriate to the class of the character that creates it.

Crafting Costs:

Patch 2.0.6 controversially[1] removed Legendary Materials, which changed the crafting costs for every level 70 RoS recipe. Prior to that patch Arcane Barb required 1 Eternal Power Capsule and 1 Deaths Breath.

Item Examples[edit | edit source]

Several examples of this item can be seen below. View more samples of the Arcane Barb via DiabloNut's armory.


Legendary Material[edit | edit source]

Legendary Materials were controversially[2] removed in Patch 2.0.6. The following is archived for posterity.


The required legendary material, the Eternal Power Capsule is found only from Unique (purple) Cuddle Bears, which are found only in the secret non-cow level of Whimsyshire. No events, quests, or bounties will ever pinpoint the sources, and thus this is one of the hardest legendary materials to farm.

Players seeking Eternal Power Capsules might as well try to find the Mystical Source, used for Sage's Journey, while they are in Whimsyshire, as it drops only from Unique Ponies.