I had a fun revelation playing Clarkson the Barbarian last weekend. I had been trying to play him like I play my Monk or Crusader, where they either dodge or block most everything so they can wade into the demonic melee and stay there putting out area DPS. Turns out it's much more effective with the Barbie, and far more interesting, to use Revenge with the knockback rune, coupled with Bash/Reverb and the dash attack with the recharge rune, to keep the enemy divided so you can defeat them in detail.
Clarkson, yes. As in Jeremy Clarkson. From Top Gear. It was down to that or Percy.