Barbarian Sentinel Tank Build for Neverwinter

The Complete Barbarian Sentinel Tank Build – Neverwinter Mod 16 Undermountain

Welcome to our Barbarian Sentinel Guide, updated for the Undermountain, mod 16. In this guide, we will give you tips and info on how to play the Barbarian class.

The Barbarian Sentinel is a tank class in Neverwinter. They use huge two-handed swords to deliver blows and to deflect attacks from their opponents.

This build uses much of the same gear as the Barbarian Blademaster DPS build so you can easily switch between the two to fill both roles.

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.

Barbarian Sentinel Guide Index

Best Barbarian Sentinel Races

  1. Metallic Ancestry Dragonborn – 3% + Healing – +2 to Any two stats – 1500 Crit – 3% Increased Damage
  2. Dragonborn – 3% HP + Healing – +2 to Any two stats – 1500 Crit – 3% Increased Damage
  3. Human – 250 to all ratings (offensive & defensive) – +3 to any stat.
  4. Tiefling – 5% + 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. Dwarf – 20% Resistance to Knock and Push – +2 Con and +2 Str or Wis – 2000 Defense bonus.

Barbarian Sentinel Ability Score Priority

Put all your available Ability Scores into Strength and Constitution.

Barbarian Sentinel Stat / Rating Priority

Offensive Stats:

Armor Penetration (Caps at 68k) > Critical Strike (Caps at 68k) > Accuracy (Caps at 68k) Combat Advantage (Caps at 118k) > Power (No Cap)

Defensive Stats:

Defense (Caps at 68k) > Deflection (Caps at 68k) > Critical Avoidance (Caps at 73k) > Awareness (Caps at 78k) > HP (No Cap)

Barbarian Sentinel Paragon Path Feats & Powers

Sentinel Tank Build

Barbarian Sentinel Combat Powers

At-Will Powers: Sure Strike – Sentinel’s Slash

Encounter Powers: Indomitable Battle Strike – Primal Fury – Come and Get It

Daily Powers: Savage Advance – Battle High

Class Features: Bravery – Steady Rage

Barbarian Sentinel Feats

  • Frustrating Slash
  • Sure Slam
  • Disarming Takedown
  • Crushing Advance
  • Blood Fury

Barbarian Sentinel 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 – 250 Power
  • Critical Avoidance – 250 Avoidance
  • Critical Strike – 250 Crit
  • Cultist Bulwark – 1000 HP

Tier 2 Boons

  • Squire’s Training – 250 Power
  • Defense – 250 Defense
  • Armor Penetration – 250 Armor Penetration
  • Demonic Bulwark – 1000 HP
  • Demonic Mastery – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. demons.

Tier 3 Boons

  • Knight’s Training – 250 Power
  • Awareness – 250 Awareness
  • Combat Advantage – 250 Combat Advantage
  • Dino Bulwark – 1000 HP

Tier 4 Boons

  • Captain’s Training – 250 Power
  • Deflect – 250 Deflect
  • Accuracy – 250 Accuracy
  • Necrotic Bulwark – 1000 HP
  • Necrotic Mastery – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. undead.

Tier 5 Boons (Choose 2)

  • Focused Precision – 1% Crit Severity per rank
  • Welcome Blessing – 1% Incoming Healing Per Rank
  • Call of Power – 1% Action Point gain per rank
  • Quick Turnaround – 1% Recovery Speed per rank.

Master Boons

  • Blood Lust 3/3

Guild Boons

  • Offense – Power
  • Defense – Hit Points

Barbarian Sentinel 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.

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.


Protégé’s Visor Helm (Best in Slot) – Helm of the Spy’s Guild


Fured Kuino of the Bear (Best in Slot)


Jawripper’s Gloves – Terrored Grips


Heels of Fury (Best in Slot)


Alabaster Greatsword / Alabaster Sword Knot (Best in Slot)

Main Hand Modification:

Offhand Modifications:


Ring of the Shadowstalker +4/+5 (Best in Slot)

Neck & Waist

Orcus Set (Demogorgon’s Girdle of Might, Baphomet’s Infernal Talisman)


Protege’s Shirt (Best in Slot)


Protégé’s Pants (Best in Slot)

Barbarian Sentinel Artifacts

Primary Artifact

Wyvern-Venom Coated Knives (Best in Slot)

Secondary Artifacts

Choose secondary artifacts based on the stats you are lacking.

Arcturia’s Music Box – Staff of Flowers – Shard of Orcus’ Ward (For set)

Barbarian Sentinel Enchantments

When getting enchantments, always get the ones with the stats you are lacking in with your gear, boons, etc in mind. For example, if you’ve capped Crit with your gear and boons, don’t get azure enchantments for your offense slots. If you still need to refine your enchantments, see our Refinement Guide for tips on how to farm refinement.

Offence Enchantments

Black Ice Enchantment – Radiant Enchantment

Defence Enchantments

Black Ice Enchantment – Draconic Enchantment – Gigantic Enchantment

Armor Enchantments

Elven Battle Enchantment – Bloodtheft Enchantment

Weapon Enchantments

Vorpal Enchantment

Overload Enchantments

Various Marks from Stronghold Vendor > Corrupt Black Ice / Lethal / Piercing > Black / Red Dragon Glyph

Armor Reinforcement Kits

Any stat you might need.

Jewelry Reinforcement Kits

Combat Advantage Jewel

Barbarian Sentinel Companions

Summoned Companion

Bulette Pup


You will want to maximise your Bolster by having more of the same type of companion as your summoned companion, up to 15% Bolster.

Companion Powers

There is a lot of viable companion powers to choose from. Generally, choose powers for the stats you are needing. Otherwise choose companions with Power.

Companion Equipment

Bold / Fierce / Heroic of the Companion

of Adorable Licks / Bites

Companion Runestones

Any stat you might need.

Barbarian Sentinel Mounts

When choosing a Legendary Mount for the Mount Powers, look for a mount that has both a useful equip and combat power. The best choices for a first legendary mount as a Barbarian Sentinel is a Swarm or a Tenser’s Floating Disk.

What other mounts you use is not that important. What is important is to get the right insignia bonuses, and many different mounts can offer the various bonuses. To find out what mount has the bonus you want, check out our Insignia Bonus Guide.

All classes and specs should consider using Wanderer’s Fortune before you have refined all your gear and enchantments, for extra refinement every day.

Barbarian Sentinel Mount Insignia Bonuses

Assassin’s Covenant –Barbarian’s Revelry –  Artificer’s Persuasion – Gladiator’s Guile – Cavalry’s Warning

Insignia Type

Any stat you might need.

Barbarian Sentinel Mount Powers

Mount Equip Power:

2000 or 4000 Power

Mount Combat Power:

Bat Swarm (Swarm) (Best in Slot) > Tenser’s Transformation

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Neverwinter Barbarian Sentinel guide, please leave a comment below! More info about the Barbarian class can be found at The Neverwinter Reddit. More builds and further info can also be found at MMOMinds.

  • Michael
    July 6, 2019

    Why do you suggest using Sure Slam and Disarming Takedown when you haven’t suggested the encounter powers that go with them? Your feat choices don’t make sense

  • Rafael Felleto
    July 10, 2019

    Thanks a lot for the build, but it seems like Blood Fury is bugged on the live version 🙁

    It does not reduce the rage cost of Primal Fury

  • Darrell
    July 19, 2019

    I think there’s a typo in the header. This is a copypaste Blademaster build. It would be very hard to get anywhere near the defensive caps with this gear setup. Especially if you are having it do double duty. The really telling thing is Assassin’s Covenant. You’re actively taking defensive stats away, when you’re not getting them in the first place.

  • kaydude667
    July 30, 2019

    This is so bad for tanking it brings tears to my eyes. I’m pretty sure this is an amazing build FOR DPS but definitely not for tanking.

  • Ricky Smith
    August 5, 2019

    Your boon choices don’t make sense, you need to use 10 points to advance to the next tier, but strait up on tier 1 you only have 4 points worth of choices….

  • twisty
    August 9, 2019

    Your armor and weapon enchantment choices made me cant be serious!!!! For a tank?????

  • dan c
    October 21, 2019

    The Elven Battle armor is actually really good. I haven’t heard of other classes having trouble with their stam regen for their shield, but without it the barbs stam/shield builds up way too slow.

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