Deadshoto’s Mod 16 B.A.R.B.I.E. DPS build (W.I.P.)

by Deadshoto on June 2, 2019
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Deadshoto’s Mod 16 B.A.R.B.I.E. DPS build (W.I.P.)

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Oh hello, didn’t see you there, I’m too busy kicking ass. Welcome to my mod 16 B.A.R.B.I.E. dps build. This build is something that I figured out from the beginning of mod 16, and everything listed here worked best for me. Also note that this build will be updated once I get some time to do it, so don’t worry if it’s missing something, it will probably appear as soon as possible. If you have any questions about anything in the guide feel free to comment or pm me on discord (Deadshoto#0002).
Haven’t tested all races yet, but seems like dragonborn is still the best choice. Ability rolls for dragonborn remain the same, you’re going to get STR and CHA, and increase these two every 10 levels.


Reason why i choose Charisma over Dexterity is because Charisma gives you Companion influence and a little of recharge speed, which is way better than some severity and movement speed from dexterity.


Feats we are going to use are: Relentless Speed, Bloodspiller, Overpenetration, Steel Slam and Relentless Battlerage.

Reason why you’re going to use Not so fast:
Click on me

As you can see it procs like crazy, and you just need to get one reset to make it better than punishing charge + it does refresh your trample the fallen everytime you use it.

Passives are steel blitz and trample the fallen.

Not So Fast
Indomitable Battle Strike

Sure Strike
Relentless Strike

Savage Advance
Avalanche of Steel


Watermelon Sorbet OR Major or superior flask of potency, wild storm elixir, squash/pumpkin soup and m15 3% damage potion which you can get from swag bags from campaign(Acquisitions incorporated) store.

Also you can use one of these: Tymora coin, Chain of scales or pocket pet. I prefer to use chain of scales, you can get additional critical severity from it.

Guild boons: Power, HP/DEF

With mod 16 changes you’re going to use companions that add stats you don’t have capped yet, in any other case go with power ones.
Current best summoned companion is bulette pup due to it’s increased power stat(and some others of course). The reason why I don’t have it yet is because I’m too poor to buy one right now, so I’m sticking with my mod 8 ioun 🙂

For now I’m using tenser’s combat power for trash phases and swarm for bosses, you should choose equip power according to your missing stats, if you’re capped on every important stat then use power one.


In combat with tenser:

Stats you’re going to get before you start stacking power are:
118k CA to get 100% bonus when you have combat advantage
68k Critical Strike to get 50% crit chance(max)
70,5k Armor Penetration (2,5k more due to our overpenetration feat)
68k accuracy
If you catch them all you can start stacking your power in any possible way.

Cayley (Power type sheet, a lot of talking about different things, cheering me up on making this build. Also thanks for giving me that +5 ring from hunts)

Mod 16 pocket wiki

You can find some usefull things like caps for each level, most companion stats and a lot of other things.

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  • Big Country
    June 2, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    you should stack crit sev potions ontop of the empowered chain for more crit sev, 3 potions wild storm elixir, squash soup and Flasks of potency

    • June 3, 2019 at 2:20 pm

      For what? Flask of potency is 7,5% crit severity, with my current severity and CA bonus that will result in about 1,13% damage increase, it’s way lower than power you’re getting from watermelon sorbet

  • John Farris
    June 3, 2019 at 1:53 am

    Any chance of including what Enchants you use on your person and on your Companion gear?

    • June 3, 2019 at 2:23 pm

      Defense: full radiants
      Offense: full radiants/ some assassin’s if you’re lacking on ca
      utility: 1x quartermaster, 1x fey blessing, 1x dragon hoard, 2x dark
      pet: 3x Empowered runestone, 3x Enigmatic runestone

  • June 8, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Interesting. Is there a reason for not using Barbed Strikes (30% crit severity) ?
    Are you using those encounters on all mobs or just in specific fights?

    • June 10, 2019 at 8:01 am

      Depends how much critical severity and combat advantage you have. Barbed strikes give additional 25 so I’m at about 240%, which means that 25% give me about 4% damage, so if steel blitz can make more than 4% of your total damage it’s better.( It does about 8-9% of my damage). And yeah, it’s setup for both aoe and st.

  • Gmoney
    June 12, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Hell yes, MOD 16 drops in less then a week and I’m super grateful for your guidance and builds man. Good to see you have this and I’m sure it will help out tremendously.
    Thanks man!!!

  • shannen
    June 18, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    hi whats the stats if you dont mind me asking

    • June 20, 2019 at 8:30 pm

      Stats of what? Caps? 118k ca, 68k crit and accuracy, 70,5 armor penetration. If my overall stats, you can find it in the build on screens, bis toon could reach about 190k power.

  • abe
    June 21, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    hi i know this a big ask but can u list the name of each mount and the 3 insignia’s u have in each 🙂 i really struggle with that part of builds and i dont spell or read to good so it can be really hard to find what im looking for 🙂

    • June 24, 2019 at 10:16 pm

      Well, I can give you names of mounts, but note that they aren’t cheapest versions for each insignia bonus, u can find way cheaper ones with same bonus. Apparatus of kwalish, tenser’s floating disc, swarm, gorgon and rage Drake, but this special one, don’t remember exact name.

  • abe
    June 25, 2019 at 10:14 am

    nice 1 i have tensers and rage drake and i found a list on mmominds that shows all mounts and the bonuses they can give and iv got like 2 bags with all the diffrant insignia with all that i can easy see what mounts and stats i can get from it all before i go for epic or legend insignias big thanks great build to 🙂

  • Mozark
    July 5, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Great guide. Thanks. As a new level 80 player that finished Undermountain, the max’d stats are SO far away… Where would you suggest I prioritize farming for upgrades?

    • Lya
      July 18, 2019 at 12:09 pm

      Bonding runestones and runestones on companion gear. These are the priority to reach the cap and being more powerful. After this, bring your Augment companion to legendary rank to have more stat and balance. Everything else come after companion’s stuff

    • July 19, 2019 at 1:08 pm

      Since m14 they’re killing every way of making money one by one, only things left to do in m16 are random queues, farming lomm which you probably can’t do at current stage of the game, and getting lucky with master expedition chests, or just by getting sth good from vip key

  • Jeremy
    July 17, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    What about weapon and knot modification??

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