The item set

Wrath of the Wastes is an item set for Barbarians for level 70. This set can only drop at Torment difficulty. It was added in patch 2.2.0.

All set pieces are restricted to Barbarians only. Even transmogrification of these items is only available to Barbarian class.

This set is named after the cannibal tribes of Barbarians who inhabit the Dreadlands. This armor was crafted by their hands and retrieved by their southern brethren.


The set consists of six pieces. All six are required to complete the set, and all of them are Barbarian-restricted.

Set Bonus:

  • Rend duration is increased to 15 seconds, and damage per second by 500% (2 pieces)
  • The Barbarian takes 50% reduced damage and deals triple damage with (already applied) Rend while channeling Whirlwind and 3 seconds afterwards (4 pieces)
  • Whirlwind gains the effect of the Dust Devils rune and all Whirlwind damage is increased by 10000%. The damage of Dust Devils is further increased by 180% (6 pieces)

Damage buff of second bonus applies only as long as the skill is channeled, but is multiplicative to the first bonus.

For the last bonus, elemental damage type is chosen according to the manually selected rune. Note that the chosen rune special effects apply both to the skill itself and to the Dust Devils; secondary effects that require a skill to hit (such as Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac) will trigger both on actual hit from Whirlwind and from Dust Devils.

Damage buff to Dust Devils is multiplicative to the damage buff for the Whirlwind itself, effectively bringing the damage of Dust Devils from 120% to slightly above 33900% weapon damage per tick. Note that this bonus is not reflected in any tooltips.

This set is most powerful when coupled with Bul-Kathos's Oath and Lamentation.

Class Sets
Barbarian Sets: Bul-Kathos's OathImmortal King's CallMight of the EarthThe Legacy of RaekorWrath of the Wastes
Crusader Sets: Armor of AkkhanNorvald's FervorRoland's LegacySeeker of the LightThorns of the Invoker
Demon Hunter Sets: Danetta's HatredEmbodiment of the MarauderNatalya's VengeanceThe Shadow's MantleUnhallowed Essence
Monk Sets: Inna's MantraMonkey King's GarbRaiment of a Thousand StormsShenlong's SpiritUliana's Stratagem
Necromancer Sets: Bones of RathmaGrace of InariusJesseth ArmsPestilence Master's ShroudTrag'Oul's Avatar
Witch Doctor Sets: Helltooth HarnessManajuma's WayRaiment of the Jade HarvesterSpirit of ArachyrZunimassa's Haunt
Wizard Sets: Chantodo's ResolveDelsere's Magnum OpusFirebird's FineryTal Rasha's ElementsVyr's Amazing Arcana
Non-Class Sets
Bastions of WillBlackthorne's BattlegearChampion's Tunic (cosmetic, removed) • Endless WalkIstvan's Paired BladesKrelm's Buff BulwarkLegacy of NightmaresLegend of Ganondorf (cosmetic only)
Crafted Sets
Asheara's UniformAsheara's VestmentsAughild's AuthorityAughild's VictoryBorn's CommandBorn's DefianceCain's DestinyCain's FateCaptain Crimson's FineryCaptain Crimson's TrimmingsDemon's HideDemon's SkinGuardian's ContingencyGuardian's JeopardyHallowed DefendersHallowed ProtectorsSage's JourneySage's Plight