Diablo® III

Attack speed/lifesteal DW build

I'm dead set on aiming for a fast attacking, dual-wielding, huge lifesteal barb build for the later game.

I've completed normal and I'm working my way through nightmare, all the while keeping my eye on the AH for gear with:

+life on hit/life % of damage

My planned build would be: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#WXYVkg!cdb!ccZcbZ

For those who have reached late hell/inferno, do you think this build would be viable? In my own thoughts, I've decided that if I'm within melee range of a few mobs, my lifesteal will be enough to keep me alive but if I'm surrounded or getting attacked from range, I'll be pretty screwed.

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You would need to increase your damage as well... either +damage or strength... Just going for attack speed and life steel will increase your speed, but you'll hit like a wet noodle... reducing your healing received from life % damage items and taking much longer to actually kill stuff (Which can negate the benefit of heals cause you are having to live longer through random events occurring)
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