Barbarian skills history

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This page lists the progression of the Barbarian's skills over the years.

BlizzCon 2008[edit | edit source]

The Barbarian's skills and skill trees were first seen at BlizzCon 2008 as a mix of active and passive skills (mostly passive), with only a few enabled and many showing nothing more than vague descriptions in the skill trees. The Barbarian's skills were divided among his skill trees thusly:

BlizzCon 2009[edit | edit source]

For BlizzCon 2009, the list of the Barbarian's passive skills had greatly shrunk, but the active skills were mostly just shuffled around. The Barbarian gained 4 new active skills: Sprint, Wrath of the Berserker, Bloodthirst, and Weapon Throw.

Only 10 passive skills were kept: Bad Temper, Double Strike, Strong Constitution, Berserker State, Slashing Strike, Inspiration, Stubborn, Recovery, Invigorated, and Scavenge. The other 26 were lost.

5 new passives were also introduced: Scavenge, Strong Constitution, Second Wind, Retaliation, and Cripple.

BlizzCon 2010[edit | edit source]

For BlizzCon 2010, the skill system was greatly overhauled. Skill trees were removed, and all active skills were placed on a single list. All passives were renamed traits and placed in a separate list.

5 new active skills introduced: Rampage, War Cry, Ancient Spear, Rend, and Call of the Ancients.

4 active skills lost: Battle Cry, Onslaught, Bloodthirst, and Enrage.

All 31 of the Barbarian traits were new skills except for two passives that were turned, more or less directly, into traits: Bad Temper and Second Wind. The other 15 passives were removed.