The Barber is a Legendary Ceremonial Knife (dagger prior to patch 2.5.0) in Diablo III. It requires character level 14 to drop.

This dagger used to increase Critical Hit Damage prior to 2.5.0, which is normally not allowed on a weapon. Prior to patch 2.4.3, it also rolled five Primary affixes.

As of 2.4.3, it gained a unique affix: Spirit Barrage no longer deals damage on impact, but instead accumulates it until the casting is stopped for any reason. Once it happens, all affected enemies each explode for up to 250% of full accumulated damage to all nearby foes (and themselves), with possible interlapping.

For Manitou and Phantasm runes, the "stop casting" moment is the time when they expire, detonating all enemies they attacked over the duration.

Stats (Level 14)Edit

The Barber

The Barber
Legendary Ceremonial Knife


  • 39.0–42.8 Damage Per Second
    • (18–20)–(34–37) Damage
    • 1.50 Attacks per Second
  • +(11–13)–(14–17) Cold Damage
  • +45–55 Intelligence
  • Instead of dealing direct damage, Spirit Barrage now accumulates on the target. When casting stops, it explodes dealing 225–250% of the accumulated damage to all enemies within 15 yards.
  • +3 Random Magic Properties

A precision instrument for a master of the blade.


This section contains facts and trivia relevant to this article.
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Beta item image

  • This is one of the few legendary weapons that do not use an original model, instead using the same one as Simple Dagger.
  • Prior to release, it had a different graphic (resembling the Kill dagger).
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