Best Enshrouded Barbarian Build

Discover how to create the best Enshrouded Barbarian Build, with a guide on the best weapons, skills, consumables, armor, and more!

Barbarian Build Guide for Enshrouded

UpdatedThose builds were created during Early Access of Enshrouded for Patch #3 and will be updated upon full release and following patches. During Early Access, Keen Games Studio often introduces new updates and adjustments to skills and gameplay mechanics to prepare Enshrouded for full release. The Patch #3 added a new craftsperson, a new quest, and, most importantly, a new dungeon. The new dungeon, the Hollows, comes with new legendary gear, puzzles, enemies, and trophies you can hang in your house. There are four hollows, each with higher-level enemies and difficulty with the Kindlewaste dungeon scaling to level 25, with level 30 gear. This is now the best legendary gear in the game, and our builds will be changed to reflect this.

Barbarian Build Guide

In Enshrouded, the Barbarian is an aggressive melee damage dealer focused on strength and constitution. What makes the Barbarian build unique, is the double jump damage skill, critical melee attacks heal you, and passive damage reduction for your group. This build is designed for those players who love ultra-aggressive playstyles in RPGs.

The main premise behind the best Enshrouded Barbarian build is to kill targets to flood your Blood Rage skill. This will increase your overall damage while using the Warrior skill line to build towards Cutting damage for two-handed Axe. Your survivability will come from melee critical hits and damage reduction. Play this build if you love Barbarians in other games like Baldur’s Gate 3.

High MobilityWeak Ranged Damage
Good Area DamageMust Attack
Extremely FunSlow Start
Barbarian Build Pros and Cons

Before progressing with our Best Enshrouded Barbarian Build, your character creation will not impact gameplay. There are no racial passives, ability scores, or attributes to consider. Thus, we advise you to select a character whose appearance resonates with you.

Barbarian Build Features & Mechanics

Barbarian Build Features & Mechanics Enshrouded Game

The following list presents all the features and mechanics for Enshrouded Barbarian Build:

  • Primary Attribute: Strength
  • Secondary Attribute: Constitution
  • Primary Weapon: Mace (one-handed blunt)
  • Secondary Weapon: Axe (two-handed cutting)
  • Shields: Shield of Light
  • Damage Type: Cutting and Blunt
  • Best Armor: Solider
  • Best Skills: Jump Attack, Barbarian, Blood Rage, Battle Heal
  • Best Consumable: Meat Wrap, Boiled Eggs, and Open Sandwich

Overpowered and Merciless 

Overpowered Stun
Overpowered Stun
Merciless Attack in Enshrouded
Merciless Attack

Every build and player should be aware of two key mechanics in Enshrouded builds. Overpowered is a mechanic that allows you to make an enemy vulnerable. With a Barbarian, you do this by either timing blocks or filling up the silver stun bar beneath the health bar. Additionally, you can create overpower by attacking a target while they are blocking. This will then stun the enemy giving a circle above their head.

For this best Barbarian build, we’ve not selected the Merciless Attack talent. Instead, the skill Shockwave was selected as a way to create more area damage passively. The merciless attack is a helpful skill only in one-on-one situations and is weaker in area-based fights. Thus, be aware, that we will still take advantage of overpowered, but do so in a passive way.

Weapon Choices

Two Handed Legendary Axe for Enshrouded game

The Barbarian’s weapon choices are mainly influenced by skill selections. The Warrior skill tree (red) has skills that increase different damage types: Cutting, Piercing, or Blunt. It’s best to pick a weapon and playstyle centered on one to two damage types. For this build, a two-handed axe with Cutting and Blunt damage is recommended.

The second choice for weapons is in set bonuses. Ideally, critical strike chance and critical strike damage are the two best weapon traits for a Barbarian. Critical chance will increase your healing with a skill that gives health on critical hits. Critical strike damage will increase how hard you hit and both are paired well together.


healing on a critical strike with Barbarian in Enshrouded Game

When it comes to surviving playing the Barbarian in Enshrouded, the Battle Heal ability is essential. This skill rewards you for critical strikes, giving you healing based on your health pool. Thus, constitution and increasing it allows for greater healing within the need for potions or retreating. At max level, you can reach 19 to 20 constitution and 19 to 20 strength depending on your consumables, gear, and skills. Your overall health pool will be around 1400 or more, giving you a massive amount of health to aid in survival.

Unlike other builds like the Wizard or Ranger, you must continue to attack to trigger Battle Heal for high survivability. We select this skill early in the game, but you can expect a slow start until unlocked. Additionally, Merciless kills and Blood Warrior will spawn a red orb, filling 10% of our health. The overall goal with the Barbarian build is to bring as much passive damage and healing so you can stay fighting rather than retreating. Use both critical hits and orbs spawned by overpower/merciless combination to survive just as well as a Battlemage.

Best Barbarian Attributes

Maxing Strength and Constitution in Enshrouded Barbarian Build.

The best attribute for a Barbarian build is Strength because it increases melee damage by 5% per attribute point.  The secondary most important is the Constitution which gives you 50 health per attribute point.  Lastly, Dexterity will help increase range damage if you use a bow weapon frequently. 

Additionally, your Flame Altar level will increase your attribute bonus. This is a priority for improving your Enshrouded Barbarian build power level. 

Skill Selections

Barbarian Build Skils for Enshrouded

In Enshrouded, you earn skill points from leveling and completing Elixir Wells. Based on the level range, we have broken down the skill sections and listed the best skills to select at every level for this build. While your skill points totals may change depending on your overall level and Elixir Well completions, save up skill points if you cannot afford one at your current level. Below is what our skill points were at various levels in Enshrouded:

  • Level 10 – 36 Skill Points
  • Level 20 – 72 Skill Points
  • Level 25 – 114 Skill Points

The maximum level in Enshrouded is 25, with some enemies in further regions being level 30. The general skill selections below are specifically geared towards combat performance. We will list and explain the most critical of all the skills. Moreover, look to the utility skill section if you prefer more utility, crafting, and less combat emphasis. Lastly, you can always respec your skill points with Runes at the Flame Altar, so feel free to experiment. However, the selections below are the best overall for combat power and enjoyment for the best Barbarian build in Enshrouded.

Level 1-10 Skills

Jump Attack skill in Enshrouded Game

Below is a list, in order, of the skills for the Best Barbarian Build for Enshrouded from levels 1 to 10:

  • Strength (Athlete): Increases Melee damage by 5%.
  • Jump Attack (Athlete): Perform a jump attack that deals 50% more weapon damage in a small blast radius.
  • Double Jump (Survivor): Allows jumping a second time while airborne.
  • Jump Attack II (Survivor): Attacking from a double jump deals an additional 20% of weapon damage.
  • Strength (Athlete): Increases Melee damage by 5%.
  • Vigorous Deflection (Athlete): You gain 30 stamina when you parry an enemy’s attack.
  • Constitution (Athlete): Increases Health by 50.
  • Strength (Athlete): Increases Melee damage by 5%.
  • Constitution (Tank): Increases Health by 50.
  • Shiny Plates (Tank): Physical Armor gains 10% more armor points.
  • Evasion Attack (Tank): When equipped with a melee weapon, you can perform an evade attack, which dashes towards the enemy and deals more weapon damage with (LMB).
  • Battle Heal (Tank): When dealing critical damage with a melee weapon, you heal 5% of your maximum health.
  • Strength (Barbarian): Increases Melee damage by 5%.
  • Heavy Handed (Barbarian): An enemy’s stun bar is increased by an additional 20% when attacking into their block with a melee weapon.
  • Strength (Barbarian): Increases Melee damage by 5%.
  • Constitution (Barbarian): Increases Health by 50.
  • Relentless (Barbarian): Dealing critical damage with a two-handed weapon increases your critical chance by another 10% for the next hit.

Level 11-20 Skills

Enshrouded Battle Heal

Below is a list, in order, of the skills for the Best Battlemage Build for Enshrouded from levels 11 to 20:

  • Constitution (Barbarian): Increases Health by 50.
  • Heavy Specialization (Barbarian): Allows you to attack faster with two-handed hammers.
  • Barbarian (Barbarian): You will gain one strength level for every two levels of the flame.
  • Blood Rage (Barbarian): When an enemy is killed within 10 meters with a melee weapon, the damage done with melee weapons is increased by 20% for 10 seconds.
  • Breach (Barbarian): When you break a block with melee attacks, the target will suffer 100% more melee damage for 2 seconds.
  • Shockwave (Barbarian): Overpower an enemy to trigger a shockwave that increases nearby enemy’s stun bar and pushes them back.
  • Constitution (Warrior): Increases Health by 50.
  • The Warrior’s Path (Warrior): when attacking with a melee weapon, the damage is increased by 10%.
  • Strength (Warrior): Increases Melee damage by 5%.
  • Slasher (Warrior): All melee cutting damage is increased by an additional 10%.
  • Butcher (Warrior): All melee cutting damage is increased by an additional 20%.
  • Veteran (Warrior): When attacking with a melee weapon, your critical hit chance is increased by 10%.

Level 21-25 Skills

Below is a list, in order, of the skills for the Best Battlemage Build for Enshrouded from levels 21 to 25:

  • Swift Blades (Warrior): Allows you to attack faster with one-handed swords and axes.
  • Strength (Warrior): Increases Melee damage by 5%.
  • Spirit (Trickster): Increases Mana by 20.
  • Counter-Strike (Trickster): 20% chance to reflect 50% of the damage back to the attacker as fire damage.
  • Updraft (Assassin): Pressing the jump button while gliding will give you a small height boost. This skill can be used once per flight at the cost of 120 mana.
  • Airborne (Assassin): Gliders consume 30% less stamina.
  • Runner (Survivor): Sprinting speed increased by 10% and stamina consumption decreased by 10%.
  • Heavy Plates (Tank The maximum amount of Physical damage your armor can mitigate is increased by 10%.
  • Constitution (Tank): Increases Health by 50.
  • Tower (Tank): when there are three or more enemies within 20 meters, you suffer 10% less physical damage.
  • Warden (Tank): When there are three or more enemies within 20 meters, you suffer 15% less magical damage.
  • Strength (Tank): Increases Melee damage by 5%.
  • Earth Aura (Tank): All Damage against players within 10 meters is reduced by 10%.
  • Thick Skin (Tank): You will gain one constitution for each two levels of the flame.
  • Strength (Tank): Increases Melee damage by 5%.
  • Constitution (Tank): Increases Health by 50.

Best Barbarian Skills Explained

  • Jump Attack (Athlete) – A jump attack allows you to leap into the area and smash down doing area-based damage. This helps avoid attacks with double jumps and does area damage for you.
  • Evasion Attack (Tank) – This skill is your gap closer forward and when attacking will charge into combat doing more damage. It won’t help to avoid damage, but is helpful as a way to keep on top of targets.
  • Battle Heal (Tank) – Battle Heal is the most critical survivability skill and makes your build focus on critical and high-health pools to passively heal.
  • Relentless (Barbarian) – Using a double jump attack with a two-handed weapon to trigger a critical with relentless is a great combo. This will give your next attack another 10% critical, and possibly healing with Battle Heal.
  • Blood Rage (Barbarian) – Kill enemies to feed a 20% damage bonus for a brief time.
  • Warden, Tower, & Earth Aura (Tank) – All of these skills reduce damage and stack on top of each other helping you survive being in melee combat.

Barbarian Gameplay & Tips

The way to play the Barbarian build in Enshrouded is to aggressively look to kill the weakest target first. This will trigger Blood Rage increasing your damage by 20%. In single-target situations, it’s best to use one hand and shield and look to parry any incoming attacks. Most monsters attack after you land 2-3 swings and an audible clue will give you a hint for an incoming attack.

During area or multiple enemy situations, look to double jump and attack with a two-handed weapon. This will create a powerful area-based damage effect and multi-kills. However, this will be an intense drain on your stamina, so consume stamina regeneration or prepare accordingly.

Your critical bonus is quite low at the start of the game but increases when you land a two-handed critical. This is why it’s important to try and trigger this effect (relentless) via multiple enemies during airborne attacks. Then, look to kill the weakest target to increase overall damage, and keep the pressure on! We hope you enjoy the skill selection for the Best Barbarian Build in Enshrouded, and you can respec anytime at the Flame Altar.

Best Barbarian Weapons & Armor

Two Handed Legendary Axe for Enshrouded game

Below is a list of the best Barbarian Build Armor and Weapons for Enshrouded:

Main Hand WeaponTwin Soul Mace+10 crit chance
ShieldFlame Shield14 Block
Secondary WeaponDeeproot Axe+40% crit damage
Range WeaponFell Commanders Bow15% crit chance
HeadSoldier Helmet12% crit chance
Upper BodySoldier Chestplate90 health
ArmsSolider Gloves+12% one-hand damage
Lower BodySoldier Trousers90 health
FeetSoldier Boots+4 Health Regeneration
Ring 1Ring of the Ancients+1 all attributes
Ring 2Ring of the Ancients+1 all attributes
Best Barbarian Armor and Weapons for Enshrouded
  • Twin Soul Mace – Found in the chest.
  • Deeproot Axe – Random Chest.
  • Flame Shield – Quest completion.
  • Fell Commanders Bow – Boss kill in the north.
  • Soldier Set – Created by Blacksmith.
  • Ring of the Ancients – Found in random chest.
Alternative Gear Sets

If you are not at the end game, use the Alchemist Craftsperson to craft Magic gear throughout your journey until the end game. Here’s what we recommend based on your level:

  • Level 5 (Fur Armor Set) – A basic form of armor crafted by the Blacksmith. Materials needed to craft are torn cloth, animal fur, string, and metal scraps.
  • Level 8 (Rising Fighter Set) – First set with melee damage bonuses. Materials needed to craft are Bonemeal, Torn Cloth, String, Metal Scraps, and Resin.
  • Level 13 (Adventurer Set) – High damage set emphasizing melee damage. Materials needed to craft Amber, Torn Cloth, Indigo Plant, Linen, and Dried Fur.
    • Guard of the North: this set will be found in the Pike area.
  • Level 18 (Mercenary Set) – Upgraded damage set. Materials needed to craft Line, Mint Mushroom Meat, Torn Cloth, Fossilized Bone, and Leather.
  • Level 23 (Solider Set) – Best end-game melee damage set. Materials needed to craft Fossilized Bone, Padding, Charcoal, Iron Bars, Yellow Fabric, and Lapislazuli.
  • Level 25 (Radiant Paladin Set): unique set found in end-game areas with a chest with similar set bonuses to Soldier.

Best Barbarian Consumables

The best Barbarian consumables are those that increase your damage, strength, and or constitution. You will find alternatives to the items we list here, most of which require cooking. Experiment, collect, and cook everything to see what you can obtain early in the game. However, later you will find many items but must consume them to keep the buffs active.

  • Meat Wrap (Crafted) – +5 Constitution, and +1 Intelligence.  Materials needed to craft are Water, Red Mushroom, Raw Sand Digger Meat, and Flour.
  • Open Sandwich (Crafted) – +4 Strength and +2 Constitution. Materials needed to craft are Saffron, Grilled Wolf Meat, and Flat Bread.
  • Boiled Eggs (Crafted) – +3 Stamina Recharge, +3 Health Regeneration, and +2 Mana Recharge.  Materials needed to craft are Eggs and Water. Helpful for all regenerations.
  • Elixir (Looted) – +30% Damage Multiplier, -1 minute in the shroud. This gives additional damage and stacks with Pray of the Flame Scrolls.


How to Heal in Enshrouded

In addition, make sure to carry berries (blueberries or strawberries) for health regeneration, water for stamina regeneration, and bandages for healing. As you advance, you can unlock the Alchemist and craft healing potions. This will help you early with survival, then start optimizing for damage with consumables.

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