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The Complete Barbarian PvP Build – Neverwinter Mod 22 Dragonbone Vale

Welcome to our Barbarian PvP Guide, updated for Mod 22: Dragonbone Vale.

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In Neverwinter, the Barbarian (previously known as the Great Weapon Fighter) is a fearsome In Neverwinter, the Barbarian is one of the most sought-after classes for PvP. They are powerful and versatile, able to take on any class.

In this guide, we will teach you how to dominate your opponents in PvP using your Barbarian! We will cover everything from stats and abilities to gear and tactics, so you can come out on top every time.

The purpose of our class guides is not just to show you a build that you can copy and use on your character, but to show you a base build and teach you the mechanics and stats of the game, so you can understand and play your class to its fullest capabilities.

Try different gear, feats, and powers, and learn to tailor your own build for your playstyle. See our guide to making your own build for more info.

  1. Basic Barbarian PvP Info
    1. Best Barbarian Races
    2. Ability Score Priority
    3. Stat / Rating Priority
  2. Paragon Path Feats, Powers & Rotation
    1. Combat Powers
    2. Feats
  3. Boons
  4. Weapons & Gear
  5. Artifacts
  6. Enchantments
  7. Consumables & Buffs
  8. Companions
  9. Mounts

Basic Barbarian PvP Info

Below is all the basic information for the Blademaster in PvP, from race choices to stats.

Other Barbarian Builds

Best Barbarian PvP Races

What race you play doesn’t play a huge role, but will give you a small boost. Generally, I would advise you to play a race that you enjoy.

Neverwinter Race
  1. Metallic Ancestry Dragonborn Recieve 5% more healing – +2 to Any two Ability Score – 3% Critical Strike – 3% Power
  2. Dragonborn Recieve 5% more healing – +2 to Any Ability Score – 3% Critical Strike – 3% Power
  3. Human1% Bonus to all stats – +3 To any Ability Score
  4. Tiefling5% + Damage to targets below 50% health – +2 Cha and +2 Con or Int – 10% to reduce damage of target for 5 sec by 2.5%
  5. Gith5% Combat Advantage – +2 Dex and +2 Str or Int – 5% Stamina Regen
  6. Half-Orc5% Crit Severity – +2 Dex and +2 Con or Str – 10% Movement Speed for 3 sec when entering combat

Barbarian PvP Ability Score Priority

Put all your available Ability Scores into Strength and Constitution.

Barbarian PvP Stat / Rating Priority

The Combat Rework introduced major changes to how stats and item level work, for more info see the official post.

Your cap for each stat is based on your item level. To cap a stat, the numbers of the stat need to be equal to or higher than your item level.

If your stat number is higher than your item level, you are wasting stats and should try to allocate stats differently.

For every 1000 points, a stat is lower than your item level you lose 1% in that stat.

You won’t be able to cap all stats, but capping your power is quite easy.

For PvP you should aim to have as high HP and Power as possible. Other stat caps are less important as the amount you need will change depending on your opponents stats.

Offensive Stats

  1. Power (90%)
  2. Critical Strike (90%)
  3. Critical Severity (90%)
  4. Combat Advantage (90%)
  5. Accuracy (90%)

Defensive Stats

  1. Defense (90%)
  2. Deflection (90%)
  3. Critical Avoidance (90%)
  4. Awareness (90%)
  5. Health (90%)

Barbarian PvP Paragon Path Feats, Powers & Rotation

Barbarian Swordmaster build for Neverwinter
Blademaster is the current recommended Paragon path for Barbarians in PvP

Barbarian PvP Combat Powers

At-Will Powers:

  • Relentless Slash (AoE)
  • Sure Strike (ST)

Encounter Powers:

  • Punishing Charge
  • Frenzy
  • Indomitable Battle Strike

Daily Powers:

  • Avalanche of Steel
  • Savage Advance

Class Features:

  • Trample the Fallen
  • Barbed Strikes

Barbarian PvP Feats

  • Relentless Speed
  • Bloodspiller
  • Overpenetration
  • Steel Slam
  • Relentless Battlerage

Barbarian PvP Boons

You should always choose boons based on what stats you currently need. Therefore a selection of several viable boons is available to you for each tier.

Tier 1 Boons

  • Recruit’s Training – 0.2% Power Per Rank
  • Critical Strike – 0.2% Critical Strike Per Rank
  • Cultist Bulwark – 0.2% HP Per Rank

Tier 2 Boons

  • Squire’s Training – 0.2% Power Per Rank
  • Squire’s Training – 0.2% Power Per Rank
  • Armor Penetration – 0.2% Critical Severity Per Rank
  • Defense – 0.2% Defense Per Rank
  • Demonic Bulwark – 0.2% HP Per Rank
  • Lingering Medicine – Increase effectiveness of Healing Potions by 1%

Tier 3 Boons

  • Knight’s Training – 0.2% Power Per Rank
  • Combat Advantage – 0.2% Combat Advantage Per Rank
  • Dino Bulwark – 0.2 HP Per Rank
  • Lingering Fortification – Increase effectiveness of Healing Potions by 1%

Tier 4 Boons

  • Captain’s Training – 0.2% Power Per Rank
  • Accuracy – 0.2% Accuracy Per Rank
  • Necrotic Bulwark – 0.2% HP Per Rank
  • Lingering Power – Increase effectiveness of Healing Potions by 1%

Tier 5 Boons (Choose 2)

  • Severe Criticism – 1% Crit Severity per rank
  • Call of Power – 1% Action Point gain per rank

Master Boons

  • Focused Retaliation 3/3

Guild Boons

  • Offense – Power or Critical Strike
  • Defense – Defense
  • Utility – Healing Potion or Glory Bonus
  • PvP – Enhance Overload: PvP Ward

Campaign: PvP Boons

  • Tier 1 – Health or other stats you are low on
  • Tier 2 – 1 Recharge Speed & 1 Stamina Gain
  • Tier 3 – Role Reversal

Barbarian PvP Weapons & Gear

If you are new to Neverwinter and need to know how to get better gear and increase your item level, check out our Gearing Up Guide.

Note that the best in slot for your build might vary depending on what stats you have.

The best way to gear up in Neverwinter is by making a lot of Astral Diamonds, check out our Astral Diamond Guide to learn all the secrets of AD farming.

  • Goristro’s Horns (Avernus Hunts)
  • Order Mercenary’s Armet / Alliance Soldier’s Helmet (Seals Store)
  • Blessed Whisper’s Hood of Quiet (Avernus Hunts)
  • Arbiter’s Armet – Bought for Glory and Seals at Kyrian Foss in Trade of Blades

Armor

  • Blessed Bone Devil’s Ribcage (Avernus Hunts)
  • Order Mercenary’s Breastplace/Alliance Soldier’s Cuirass (Seals Store)
  • Arbiter’s Breastplate – Bought for Glory and Seals at Kyrian Foss in Trade of Blades

Arms

  • Order Mercenary’s Gauntlets/Alliance Soldier’s Gauntlets (Seals Store)
  • Wristguards of Precipitation
  • Arbiter’s Vambraces – Bought for Glory and Seals at Kyrian Foss in Trade of Blades

Feet

  • Blessed Wisps of the Shadow Demon
  • Boots of the Herald
  • Arbiter’s Greaves – Bought for Glory and Seals at Kyrian Foss in Trade of Blades

Weapons

  • Scalebreaker’s Wrath
  • Drowned Set
  • Celestial Set
  • Masterwork Set
  • Lionheart Set
  • Grand Alliance Set

Main Hand Modification:

  • Relentless Slash

Offhand Modifications:

  • Forte & whatever stat you need

Rings

  • Band of Air
  • The Red Eye’s Glare
  • The Fallen Lord’s Authority
  • Diamond Ring of Spite +3
  • Ring of Fallen Power +5
  • Bypass Gold Ring
  • Striking Ring of the Veteran / Master

Neck & Waist

  • Demogorgon’s Wrath Set: Heart’s Twine& Sinous Chord
  • Star Set: Starshard Choker & Twinkle of the Stars (Trickster’s Gift)

Shirt

  • Shirt of the Dragon Cult
  • Vale Tunic
  • Upper Pact Brands (Avernus Hunts)

Pants

  • War-Worn Pants
  • Lower Pact Brands (Avernus Hunts)

Barbarian PvP Artifacts

Primary Artifact

  • Demogorgon’s Reach
  • Envenomed Storyteller’s Journal

Secondary Artifacts

Choose secondary artifacts based on the stats you are lacking.

  • Mythallar Fragment
  • Neverwinter’s Standard
  • Jewel of the North
  • Demogorgon’s Reach

Or choose 3 Storyteller’s Journals for the bonus

  • Frozen Storyteller’s Journal
  • Flayed Storyteller’s Journal
  • Darkened Storyteller’s Journal
  • Envenomed Storyteller’s Journal

Other Artifact Choices

  • Lantern of Revelation
  • Arcturia’s Music Box
  • Trobriands Ring
  • Staff of Flowers
  • Halaster’s Blast Scepter
  • Shard of Orcus’ Wand

Barbarian PvP Enchantments

When getting enchantments, always get the ones with the stats you are lacking in with your gear, boons, etc in mind.

If you still need to refine your enchantments, see our Refinement Guide for tips on how to farm refinement.

Offense Enchantments

  • Cobalt Enchantment
  • Garnet Enchantment
  • Citrine Enchantment
  • Amethyst Enchantment
  • Jade Enchantment

Defense Enchantments

  • Garnet Enchantment

Utility Enchantments

  • Garnet Enchantment

Bonus Enchantments

  • Stamina Bonus

Combat Enchantments

  • Poisoned Thorn
  • Cursed Burn

Overload Enchantments

  • Mark of the <Insert Class> Ward

Armor Reinforcement Kits

  • Critical Strike or Severity or Accuracy Kit

Jewelry Reinforcement Kits

  • Combat Advantage Jewel

Barbarian PvP Consumables & Buffs

Consider getting VIP for the Power of VIP HP buff if you aren’t already. Also always stand in campfires to get the +1 ability campfire buff.

Pick one from each of the categories below depending on the stats you are lacking.

Invocation Blessing: Grace of Battle / Gift of Awareness / Righteous Boon / Gamber’s Fortune

Stronghold Food: Seared Tuna / Prime Rib / Ratatouille

Event Food: Watermelon Sorbet / Hotwings / Squash Soup / Mochi

Elixir: Wild Storm Elixir

Potion: Superior Flask of Potency +1

Reusable Item: Awakened Forger’s Box > Empowered Chain of Scales > Adorable Pocket Pet > Tymora’s Lucky Coin

Barbarian PvP Companions

Summoned Companion

For your summoned companion you have the choice between using Augmented companions which will make it easier to cap stats or an active combat companion which will do damage.

Augment Companion Choices

  • Bulette Pup
  • Deepcrow Hatchling
  • Owlbear Cub
  • Ioun Stones
  • Quasit

Active Companion Choices

  • Pseudodragon
  • Honey Badger
  • Tomb Spider
  • Spined Devil
  • Kuo-Toa
  • Wayward Wizard (AoE)
  • Regis (AoE)

Enchantment Power

  • Redemption
  • Potent Precision

Companion Powers

Below is a selection of viable companion powers.

Offense Powers

  • Neverwinter Knight (Neverwinter Knight’s Discipline) – 7.5% Outgoing Damage
  • Rimfire Golem’s Presence – 16.000 HP and 2000 Armor Penetration
  • Zhentarim Warlock – 16.000 Hit Points and 4000 Combat Advantage
  • Staldorf – 8000 Combat advantage
  • Deepcrow Hatchling – 8000 Power

Defense Powers

  • Harper bard – 12.000 HP and 15000 Awareness
  • Red Dragon Ioun Stone – 10% Incoming Healing and 8000 HP
  • Alluring Insight – 10% Healing and 2000 Power
  • Monshea Druid’s Wisdom – 16.000 HP and 2000 Critical Avoidance
  • Iron Golem’s Presence – 16.000 HP and 2000 Defense
  • Minstrel – 4000 Power and 2000 Awareness
  • Broom – 4% Critical Severity
  • Splinters – 4% Critical Severity and 2000 Critical Avoidance
  • Green Slime – 8000 Defense
  • Phase Spider – 2000 Critical strike and 4000 combat advantage

Utility Powers

  • Energon – 32.000 Hit Points

Companion Equipment

Double offense slotted “Of the Companion” gear

Companion Enchantment

  • Companion Enchantment

Barbarian PvP Mounts

Bolster

When it comes to mounts, you should focus on getting them all to Mythic quality to increase Bolster.

Bolster Contribution depends on the quality of the mount, with Mythic mounts contributing 10% Bolster, this again increases the values of your Equip Power and Combat Power.

Mount Insignia Bonuses

  • Barbarian’s Revelry
  • Survivor’s Blessing
  • Survivor’s Gift
  • Knight’s Rebuke
  • Oppressor’s Reprieve
  • Combatant’s Maneuver

Insignia Type

  • Insignia of Dominance
  • Insignia of Brutality
  • Insignia of Aggression

Mount Collars

  • Sturdy Barbed Collar
  • Wayfaring Barbed Collar
  • Unified Regal Collar

Barbarian PvP Mount Powers

Mount Equip Power:

  • Stalwart – 50.000 Hit Points
  • Ferocious Predator (Power & Critical Severity)
  • Armor Breaker (Critical Severity)
  • Rapid Accuracy (Accuracy)
  • Precision (Critical Strike & Severity)
  • Ruthless Efficiency (Critical Strike
  • Dominant Force (Power)

Mount Combat Power:

  • Aurel Armament (Swift Golden Lion)
  • Tunnel Vision (Several)
  • Giant Toad Tongue Lash

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Neverwinter Barbarian PvP guide, please leave a comment below!

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