[2.1.2]Ancient Elite Nullifier GR 40+ #1 Ranked Lightning Build[+Video]

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  • Call of the Ancients Together as One
  • Whirlwind Wind Shear
  • Overpower Killing Spree
  • Threatening Shout Grim Harvest
  • War Cry Impunity
  • Battle Rage Bloodshed
  • Inspiring Presence
  • Berserker Rage
  • Weapons Master
  • Rampage


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  • Legendary Gems

    • Bane of the Trapped
    • Pain Enhancer
    • Taeguk

Tested: (Ancient) Schaeffner's Hammer vs Shard of Hate + random non-OS main hand, and the 1 handers already leave him WAY behind, you can see the rolls on the bottom of the post. So aim for 1 handers, specifically SoH+ OS.

Ancient versions of :

Shard of Hate is the best in slot weapon of this build, since 2.1.2 brought a great change to this weapon, making it super good. I will talk with my friends that will test ancient Schaeffner's or Furnace in the future, tests will tell if I'm right. Odyn Son is the second weapon of choice, the proc is amazingly good and important to single target damage, 400% x 3 since it links on same target too = 1200% lightning damage / proc.

Skull or Resonance to obtain the synergy needed with other skills. Charm effect will be doubled too from inspiring presence making this item a must have on this build and the trademark for the nullification effect.

Ice Climbers are again working to nullify lethal effects like jailer or frozen. The resistance is not bad either on it. Crucial since you need to keep moving in order to sustain your dps and regeneration from life per hit.

Shard of Hate and Odyn Son for damage of course, Thunder Fury will do too until you find a good rolled thunder fury.

Hexing pants in order to make WW viable and maintain full fury to keep the Berserker Rage up even on single target. IK+Aughild set are the best choice considering the survivability and damage bonus.

Keep in mind you can also roll 7% reduced ranged and melee ( even both if you are super lucky) on wrist,neck and chest, keep your eyes opened and aim to get as many as possible. 11% elite damage reduction on chest goes without saying.

You can discuss, read and suggest more on the original Elite Nullifier thread: http://www.diablofans.com/forums/diablo-iii-class-forums/barbarian-bastions-keep/92281-new-version-elite-nullifier-rank-3-eu-lightning-ww

Paragon Priorities


Primary Stat
Movement Speed
Maximum Resource


Critical Hit Damage
Critical Hit Chance
Attack Speed
Cooldown Reduction


Resist All
Life Regeneration


Life on Hit
Area Damage
Resource Cost Reduction
Gold Find

Build Guide

I didn't have time to get a huge pack, because I could have gotten even 7 mil dps. Notice the Overpower is even on CD, so that's a lot of DPS loss because of the critical strike chance.

Outdated : Rank 3 EU , GR 34: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=231pXurMC-8&feature=youtu.be

All the info + GR 31 HC run : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMs2RoBk6z4


  • Charmed mobs do not cast electrified when hit.

  • Fire chains do not link between charmed mobs

  • Jailers will hit with the effect among each other and ignore you

  • Mobs will fight eachother, and mostly ignore you

Original diablofans thread with more details : http://www.diablofans.com/forums/diablo-iii-class-forums/barbarian-bastions-keep/92281-elite-nullifier-lightning-ww-build-hc-gr-31-rank-5

Character : https://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Taktic-2982/hero/41915462 How to maximize your follower for GR/higher torments : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gNwYJW9G7Y Since I'm a super sayan at lazy chapter, this build got popular on reddit and some nice people there introduced it in a more organized fashion at their wiki section. Check it out there too: http://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo3Barbarians/wiki/hc-lightning-ww