To start to play your Barbarian set your point per level in this way: 3 Strength, 1 Dexterity, 1 Vitality. Use this method until you reach level 100 and be able to make a good equipment. Don't worry about to set your points for endgame, because at level 100 you have to rebirth twice and you can reset points for free. Once you have a good equipment (Nirvana 3rd cast, Rank gears, etc) and you are starting your second rebirth, you can choose your build.

Builds are different for PvE (Player VS Environment = Quest and Dungeons) and PvP (Player VS Player = Territory War etc..)

For PvE you don't really need high HP because you need to learn the mechanics of the Dungeons to be able to stay alive and also farming and questing is easy with a basic Nirvana 3rd cast set with cheap shards and little refine. I suggest to set the points on Dexterity just enough to equip your weapon and armor and all you can in Strength. With a full Strength build you can do your quest faster and still tanking or dealing damage in Dungeons. For your cultivation follow the Demon path. Demon will help with Accuracy and Critical Hit that can be helpful for questing or killing boss.

For PvP there are different builds and gameplay, but everything start with defense level shards or vitality shards in your equipment and a weapon with Purify Spell. There is no more space for attack level Barbarians because we don't have any super-powered skill (Armageddon hurt but need some work to bypass defense charm), our stunlock is weak and we struggle to reach our target. Use attack level shards would be a risk because we can't tank the damage from ranged magic class with God of Frenzy on their weapons and we can't use some important skills (Roar for example). With defense level shards and Purify Spell weapon plus an Attack weapon you can build based on your favourite play style. You can go full Vitality and Sage to play as a classic Tank (stay in front of your squad and take damage for them) or you can go full Strength, up to you if Demon or Sage, for dealing damage or play as a support.

If you want to be good at both PvE and PvP with an unique build, you can follow the Demon full Strength path.

 
 
 
    
 

 

WHY SAGE?

Tiger/Panda Form
Sage version generates 20 Chi and increases maximum Health by 40%.

Roar
Sage version rattles enemies for 10 seconds, reducing their Magic Attack by 30%.

Celestial Eruption
Reduces all incoming damage by 25% for 15 seconds.

Shapeshifting Intensity
Sage version increases Physical Defence by 120%.

Strength of Titans
Sage version increases damage by 50% of weapon attack.


 

 

WHY DEMON?

Slam
Demon version generates an additional 18 Chi.

Bestial Onslaught
Demon version enrages you for 6 seconds, increasing your critical rate by 40%.

Beast Kingís Inspiration
Demon version generates 20 chi for you and your allies.

Blood Bath
Demon version increases Accuracy by 300%.

Sunder
Demon version makes every hit a critical strike for 5 seconds.

 
 
    
 
"An huge, insurmountable living meat shield."

A Tank is based on high HP and Defense. The Job of a Tank is to stay in frontline and redirect damage on him, protecting his team mate. In specific events, the Tank have to pull a Catapult (Territory War), aggro a Dragon (Dragon Conquest) or dig and deliver flags (Nation War).
The goal is the same: don't die!

PRO CONS
V High survivability X Low damage
V Key class in some PvP events X Expensive repairs and HP charms

۱ CULTIVATION

100% SAGE
Sage is a Chi maker with Bestial Rage, Master Liís Technique and swapping Human/Tiger form. Chi is good for Invoke or Celestial Eruption that purify negative status, heals and reduce damage taken. Tiger/Panda form add more Health Point and with Shapeshift Intensity grants more Physical Defense.

۱ ATTRIBUTE POINTS

VITALITY: Max Magic: 5
Strength: 300 Dexterity: 60

Vitality is the most important value for a Tank because it increases your HP and both Physical and Elemental Resistance. Use 300 points in Strength and 60 in Dexterity to be able to equip your weapon and armor.

۱ EQUIPMENTS

Weapon
A Tank doesnít need a strong weapon, but better to look for Defense Level or any kind of attribute that can help to reduce the damage taken.

Dominatorís Maul (Rank 8 2nd/3rd cast)
: It is the basic weapon of a Tank Barbarian. Not expensive and can provide around 25 Defense Level (or more if lucky) as main attribute.
Dragonbreath Weapon (Grade 17): 5th cast with 80 Defense Level and Purify Spell as defensive attribute is the must. This weapon is very expensive, but also 3rd cast (farmable) with Purify Spell can be good. I really suggest Purify Spell as main bonus, but nothing forbids to have multiple G17 weapons with different bonus, Dimlight Figure (Untargettable) and Benevolent Ward (Immune to damage for 8 seconds) are the best after Purify Spell.

Gears - Lower requirements for competitive PvP
Armor: Defender of the Hegemony (Rank 9)
Helmet: Heaven Ravager Helm (Faction Base) or Vanguard Mark of Crushing Force (Thursday Night Fight event)
Robe: Heaven Ravager (Nation War forge)
Necklace: Badge of the Cube: Defiance (Nation War forge)
Belt: Hegemony Pendant (Rank 9)
Rings: Chieftain's Ring (Rank 9) and Moon's Embrace (Nation War forge)

Engrave and Gems
T
here are two different ďcustomizationsĒ: who prefer Defense level and who prefer HP build; 1st is based on damage reduction and 2nd to cover the damage taken with high HP. In my opinion Defense level is better, but expensive.

Important: Do not mix HP and defense level build!

Defense Build - Lower requirements for competitive PvP
Armor shards: Jade of Steady Defense (+2 def level)
Ornaments shards: Sovereign Stone (+2 def level) or Astral Stone (+25 spirit)
Robe and Belt engrave: Magic Resistance
Necklace and Rings engrave: Reduce % damage taken, Defense level, Spirit, Vitality

HP Build - Lower requirements for competitive PvP
Armor shards: Primeval Stone or Stone of the Savant (+10 vitality)
Ornaments shards: Sky Stone (+16 vitality)
Robe and Belt engrave: Vitality
Necklace and Rings engrave: Vitality

۱ GENIE

A Tank need a full survival genie, with high amount of vitality (to use multiple skills) and magic (to recover stamina). Based on your gears, you can use 5, 25 or 50 strength to improve the damage reduction of Solid Shield.

Skill required for PvP:
Absolute Domain, Faith, Solid Shield, Tree of Protection.

Additional skills:
Heart of Steel (counter for Edged Blur), Nullify Poison (counter for 0 def), Soul of Fire, Fortify.

An example of genie.

۱ GLYPHS

Suggested Glyphs combination:

Bestial Rage
With an average lv.5-7 glyph, the effect is increased to 26 seconds. Counting that the skill cooldown is 30 seconds, you can permanent gain chi, almost. The high regeneration of Chi help to use Celestial Erupion very often and can be an easy way to survive during Cornered Beast, where you canít be purged and interrupted.
 
Cornered Beast
The most important skill of a Tank. Grants 50 seconds of survivability. If you have the chance, upgrade the glyph to level 8 for an additional 10 seconds.
 
Invoke the Spirit
Reduce the channeling time increase the chance to succesfully cast Invoke without being interrupted.
 
Blood Rush
Increase your defence level by 60 for 50 seconds. Very good to be played with Cornered Beast.
 
Mighty Swing
The skill has two functions. Block a strong DD from attack for few seconds, also from range, and purify all the negative status.
 
Raging Slap
All the glyphs add a shield when you use Raging Slap. Golden glyph allow to use Raging Slap from 20 meters and the cooldown is reduced.
 
 
    
 
"A solid warrior capable of fierce lethal blows."

This is the most common build, versatile, can be used to deal damage or to play as a precious Team support. It requires ability in all the fields, from surviving to assist team mate to kill enemies.

PRO CONS
V High AoE damage X Medium survivability
V Versatile, can tank, support and DD X Requires two set of gears (attack/def) to be at the top

۱ CULTIVATION

50% DEMON
If you focus to deal damage, Demon is your path. The high amount of Critical Hit that you obtain from Bestial Onslaught and Sunder, makes your combo way more lethal. Plus Blood Bath give you a large amount of Accuracy.

50% SAGE
If you focus more on team support, Sage is your path. You can benefit from Sage Tiger Form, Shapeshift Intensity and Celestial Eruption to improve your survivability and do a better support job for your team.

۱ ATTRIBUTE POINTS

Vitality: 5 Magic: 5
STRENGTH: Max Dexterity: 60

Ok max Strength for build based on damage, but why not split Vitality/Strength for support build?
Legit question. Barbarian is not the best class to deal damage, splitting your Strength with Vitality will make you unable to tank properly (as a Tank build) and to kill your enemies. Remember that put pressure to enemies and make them waste genie/pot is a nice support job because help the DD class in your team to kill the target.

۱ EQUIPMENTS

Weapon
A powerful weapon is necessary to deal damage. Prefer God of Frenzy to any other attribute.

Chieftainís Shredder (Rank 9 3rd/4th cast): Rank weapon, way better then Warsoul weapon because of God of Frenzy.
Dragonbreath Weapon (Grade 17): 5th cast with 80 attack level and God of Frenzy as offensive attribute.

Gears - Lower requirements for competitive PvP
Armor: Defender of the Hegemony (Rank 9)
Helmet [
ATTACK]: Crown of Madness (Boutique Packs)
Helmet [
SUPPORT]: Heaven Ravager Helm (Faction Base) or Vanguard Mark of Crushing Force (Thursday Night Fight event)
Robe [
ATTACK]: Wings of Ascention (Endless Universe dungeon)
Robe [
SUPPORT]: Heaven Ravager (Nation War forge)
Necklace: Badge of the Cube: Defiance (Nation War forge)
Belt: Hegemony Pendant (Rank 9)
Rings: Chieftain's Ring (Rank 9) and Star's Destiny (Nation War forge)

Engrave and Gems - Lower requirements for competitive PvP
Armor shards: Jade of Steady Defense (+2 def level)
Ornaments shards [
ATTACK]: Genie Stone (+2 attack level)
Ornaments shards [
SUPPORT]: Sovereign Stone (+2 def level) or Astral Stone (+25 spirit)
Helmet engrave: Physical Attack
Robe and Belt engrave [
ATTACK]: Vitality
Robe and Belt engrave [
SUPPORT]: Mag. Resistance
Necklace and Rings engrave: Strength

۱ GENIE

As a Damage Dealer you need an high strength genie for offensive skills (Occult Ice and Tangling Mire) and power up your low defense (Solid Shield). High strenght means low energy and low stamina regeneration, for this reason you need to manage your genie very well.
NOTE: If you play Team Support you can also use a survival genie (same as for Tank build) to increase your survivability and be more versatile in mass-PvP.

Skill required for PvP:
Absolute Domain or Faith (not both), Solid Shield, Occult Ice, Tangling Mire.

An example of genie.

۱ GLYPHS

Suggested Glyphs combination for Damage Dealer:

Bestial Rage
With an average 60k HP in Tiger form and a Lv.5 glyph it gives 2 sparks instantly. This is good to have chi ready for Armageddon, Sunder or Spark without wait to be hitted.
 
Cornered Beast
Grants 50 seconds of freedom, that you can use to attack or to survive and reocver all the cooldowns of genie, skills and potions.
 
Armageddon
The stronger skill, with additional damage based on your physical attack.
 
Penetrate Armor
A good debuff that can stack with Tangling Mire to highly reduce the enemy physical defense. Sanguine glyph increase the effect.
 
Raging Slap
A very useful tool and with Golden glyph we gain another damage skill in Tiger Form.
 
Violent Triumph
Antistun plus speed is a must to be able to reach the target and have the time to kill it. Or it is good to run in a group of enemies to Sunder or Armageddon without give them the time to see you coming.

Suggested Glyphs combination for Team Support:

Cornered Beast
Grants 50 seconds of freedom, that you can use to attack or to survive and reocver all the cooldowns of genie, skills and potions.
 
Blood Rush
Increase your defence level by 60 for 50 seconds. Very good to be played with Cornered Beast.
 
Mighty Swing
100% chance of paralyze, from range. Nice in combo with Armageddon or Ancestral Rage or to help a assist attack a squad mate. It also purify negative status.
 
Armageddon
The stronger skill, with additional damage based on your physical attack.
 
Raging Slap
One of the best skill for a support. Deal damage, force a player to attack you for 8 seconds and give a shield that reduce damage taken. With Golden glyph can be used from range and the cooldown is reduced.
 
Violent Triumph
Antistun plus speed to be able to reach the target or rush into a group of enemies for Roar/Frighten/Armageddon.
 
 
    
 
"The true Head Hunter, brave and fearless."

For all the quiet PvE lovers, that want to enjoy with quests, storyline and dungeons, the life is not so easy. PvE requires his abilities and knowledge, other then of your class, also of the trap and the boss of the different dungeons.

A PvE Barbarian can be required for:
- Pull a group of monsters: Barbarian can pull a large group of monsters, then Invoke, Roar to generate threat (aggro), then run back to the squad for a massive kill. This ability is required in Phoenix Valley, Delta and Froscovered City.
- Tank a Boss. It means to generate enough threat (aggro). This way the boss hit you instead of your squad mate. Can be necessary if the squad members can die from the Boss damage or with some Boss that use a frontal AoE that 1 shot every non-Barbarian class.  (Golden Toad in Flowsilver Palace for example)
- Nuke a Boss. Barbarian has a strong skill for PvE (Violent Triumph with a Verdant glyph increase damage of your skills by 120% to monsters) that, used with Blood Rush, squad debuff and Armageddon, help to kill some boss in few seconds.
- Tank 1-Shot abilities. Boss in the recent dungeons can kill every player in 1 hit if you don't use the right mechanics. Sometime mechanics are hard to do and Cornered Beast with Sanguine glyph give you immunity to most of the 1 shot and help the squad to success.

۱ CULTIVATION

100% DEMON
Demon help to deal damage with a better critical hit with Bestial Onslaught, better accuracy with Blood Bath (good when you pull and kill a group of monsters) and increase attack rate (good for APS to kill single monsters). Roar, with his reflect damage, help to get aggro of a group of monsters before come back to the squad.

۱ ATTRIBUTE POINTS

Vitality: 5 Magic: 5
STRENGTH: Max Dexterity: 60*

Strength is the most important attribute to increase your physical attack and be able to do more damage.
You can consider to use 200 points on Dexterity, to equip Fists/Claws within other equipments that give Interval -0,05 or -0,10 and reach 5 attack per seconds with Demon spark. This strategy doesn't work on recent dungeons.

۱ EQUIPMENTS

Weapon
Will be perfect to have Chieftainís Shredder (Rank 9 3th cast) to use God of Frenzy, otherwise Penumbra: Cosmo Rage (Quicksand Maze) is a valid and economic replacements.

Gears
There are different dungeons at different levels. Talk about gears is hard because for some dungeons Barbarians are necessary (some boss can be faced only by a Barbarian) and, if you have enough HP to tank the boss, your gears donít really matter. For some other dungeons Barbarians are not necessary (our buff is easy replaced by Spirit of Assault) and we don't have any really strong debuff (other class got better debuff that Devour or Penetrate Armor), so people will get you only if you have high damage.
Armor: Awakened Lionheart set (Nirvana 3rd cast)
Necklace: Puzzle Cube Badge - Vain
Belt: Warsong Barrier - Void
Rings: Sky Cover

Engrave and Gems
Armor shards: Primeval Stone / Stone of the Savant (+10 vitality) or Deity Stone (+2 attack level)
Ornaments shards: Genie Stone (+2 attack level)
Helmet engrave: Physical Attack
Robe and Belt engrave: Vitality
Necklace and Rings engrave: Strength

۱ GENIE

Without the pressure of PvP, you can use a strength genie for better debuff. I suggest to keep enough vitality and magic to be able to use Tree of Protection or Frenzy + Tangling Mire (for Armageddon combo) and you can use all remaining points to strenght.

Skill required for PvE:
Alpha Male, Tangling Mire, Tree of Protection, Solid Shield

An example of genie.

۱ GLYPHS

Suggested Glyphs combination:

Bestial Rage
Necessary to fast build Chi for Celestial/Demonic Eruption and Armageddon.
 
Blood Rush
Instantly increases your physical attack.
 
Stomp of the Beast King
Remove the debuff that affect players only and add alot of more damage.
 
Armageddon
The stronger skill, with additional damage based on your physical attack.
 
Raging Slap
To play with Flesh Ream and Surf to generate Threat and get aggro of the boss.
 
Violent Triumph
Best buff for damage specific against monsters and boss.