How to switch weapons as a Barbarian in Diablo 4
Are you frustrated trying to figure out how to switch weapons as a Barbarian in Diablo 4? Unlike its predecessors, dictating what specific weapons your Barbarian uses in combat in Diablo 4 is a rather intricate process. If you need assistance, this guide will explain and teach you how to switch weapons as a Barbarian in Diablo 4.
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Switching weapons as a Barbarian in Diablo 4 explained
The way you switch weapons in Diablo 4, especially as a Barbarian, can be confusing to new players and veterans alike. There is no key dedicated to swapping weapons manually. Instead, skills largely determine what weapon or weapons you use in battle.
Barbarians can equip themselves with four different weapons at once. There is a slot dedicated to two-handed bludgeoning weapons, two slots devoted to dual-wieldable one-handed weapons, and another slot dedicated to two-handed slashing weapons.
Different Barbarian skills have different weapon requirements. For example, Frenzy requires dual-wielded weapons. Because of this, your Barbarian will automatically pull out their dual-wielded weapons when you activate Frenzy.
If a skill is labelled as requiring any complete arsenal weapon, that means that two-handed bludgeoning weapons, dual-wieldable one-handed weapons, and two-handed slashing weapons are all fitting to use with that skill. By default, your Barbarian will use the weapon(s) best suited for the job. However, you can manually select which weapons you want your Barbarian to switch to when using specific skills.
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How to switch weapons as a Barbarian on PC in Diablo 4
If you want to manually choose which weapons your Barbarian uses for each skill in Diablo 4 on PC, open the Abilities tab. Now in the Skill Tree, hover over any of your eligible unlocked skills and press the middle mouse button to cycle between your applicable weapons. You can do this for any and all Barbarian skills that allow for different types of weapons.
How to switch weapons as a Barbarian on console with a controller in Diablo 4
To switch weapons as a Barbarian on console or with a controller in Diablo 4, open your Abilities tab in the Character Menu and press in on the left analogue stick on the skill you want to customise. Next, press X to cycle through the eligible weapons and select which type of weapon(s) to use with that skill.
Switching weapons as a Barbarian in Diablo 4 isn't the most intuitive, but once you figure out how to swap, the demons of hell won't be able to stop you and your arsenal of weaponry.
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