Horker Build

diablo 2 horker barbarian build
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HorkerThe Gold Find Barbarian, or Gambler is a special Barbarian build that focuses on finding gold and gambling.

Some basic facts you should consider regarding the build:

  • It makes sense to gamble only if your Barbarian is at least level 93.
  • The best way to gather gold is killing Travincal council.
  • The only thing that matters in gambling is the level of your character.

Follow the procedure below to gather gold as fast as possible:

  • Leave all your gold in the stash.
  • Take Travincal waypoint.
  • Activate your War Cries skills and run to the council.
  • If your Mercenary has been left behind, enter Durance of Hate and enter Travincal again.
  • Kill council members using Whirlwind.
  • Use Berserk to kill the physically immune enemies.
  • Use Frenzy in order to kill the mana burners.
  • Then, switch to weapons with an extra gold bonus.
  • Use Find Items skill to search all corpses.
  • Collect all the gold and the valuable items.
  • Repeat the process until you can’t carry any more gold.

It’s time to go gambling! Equip your Edge Runeword for -15% to vendor prices and go to Alkor (Act 3, Kurast Docks). The best items to gamble are tiaras/circlets/coronets, rings, gloves, amulets, belts, and boots.

Horker Build Skills

Your primary skills that you should invest 20 points are:

  • Whirlwind: It’s your main attack.
  • Axe Mastery: It boosts your damage.
  • Battle Orders: It increases your health and mana.

Invest 8-10 points in Find Item skill

Others skills that require just 1 point:

  • Battle Command
  • Bash
  • Berserk
  • Concentrate
  • Double Swing
  • Double Throw
  • Find Potion
  • Frenzy
  • Howl
  • Increased Speed
  • Increased Stamina
  • Leap
  • Leap Attack
  • Natural Resistance
  • Shout
  • Stun

Spend your remaining points on Iron Skin for increased defense.

Horker Build Stats 

  • Strength: You should have enough Strength to wear the best gear.
  • Dexterity: Same as Strength to equip your best weapons.
  • Vitality: Invest all point left here.
  • Energy: Don’t waste any points on

Horker Build Equipment


  • Ethereal Berserker Axe Breath with the Dying RuneWord.
  • Berserker Axe with Beast RuneWord.

Switch Weapons: 2 Blades of Ali Baba with two Lem Runes or a six-socketed weapon inserted with 6 Lem Runes.

Helm: Crown of Thieves inserted with Lem Rune or the Immortal King’s Will with two Lem runes.

Armor: Wealth Rune Word.

Gloves: Chance Guards.

Boots: Infernostride.

Amulet: A rare or a crafted Amulet with 70% extra gold from monsters. It’s even better if it provides  +to all resistances.

Rings: 2 Dwarf Stars

Belt: Goldwrap, preferably upgraded.


  • Annihilus
  • Hellfire Torch
  • Gheed’s Fortune
  • as magic charms with much extra gold and resistances as you can get

For Gambling: a 3 socketed bow with Edge runeword – it reduces all vendor prices by 15% when gambling


Mercenary’s Equipment


  • Weapon: Ethereal War Pike with Breath of the Dying RuneWord.
  • Armor: Fortitude in eth armor with good defense.
  • Helm: Andariel’s Visage with Ral Rune.

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