Get the Desktop App for Battle.net Now
- All your games in 1 place
- Log in once
- Automatic game updates
I used cleave with rupture for the beginning of normal...but stopped awhile ago, here's my reasons
1) in inferno, you are going to want to have 1 build and keep it. Switching builds resets your stacking mf/gf buff.
2) cleave isn't needed for trash. I just use groundstomp w/ the pull in rune & rend w/ blood lust and virtually every trash mob dies.
That combo means I can have bash w/ clobber for extra stuns on pita champ's/elites.
Early on I liked cleave more. Especially with the rupture rune. I switched to Frenzy when it first became available and was a little underwhelmed by it. After a few levels I switched back to cleave and saw that now that I was in act 2 fighting harder mobs that it wasn't doing the damage I remembered from act 1.
Then I got the Triumph rune for Frenzy ie -
Killing an enemy with Frenzy heals you for 8% of your maximum Life over 6 seconds.
Now I haven't looked back. I am hitting mobs with frenzy and healing at the same time. Really amps up your tanking abilities.
For trash mobs (ie low health swarms) I think cleave w/rupture still does a great job, but for everything else it's frenzy all the way for me.
I just hit act 3
I run around with cleave/reaping swing and seismic slam/shattered ground, then swap to bash/punish and Hammer/Smash for bosses (well, for Belial, the first time I had to actually change up my skills)
But I like to AoE so... yeah. Can't comment if it's the best set up really, I want to sword and board and AoE hordes of mobs, so that's how I'm set up. I'm also playing on normal, so.... yeah.
lvl 55 dual wield barb in act 2 hell,
i use frenzy because revenge is a good enough heal/aoe damager that i dont need aoe on my left click. (need the 30% proc rune for revenge to really be a reliable aoe ability)
another reason is Frenzy's stun rune, the bonus attack speed means it's practically a perma-stun on elite mobs.
Threats of violence. We take these seriously and will alert the proper authorities.
Posts containing personal information about other players. This includes physical addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and inappropriate photos and/or videos.
Harassing or discriminatory language. This will not be tolerated.