What kind of gear do you have?
Do you focus on vitality, resistances, armor or DPS?
a lv 52 barb
Hmmm, not terrible info but some of this is oversimplified...especially the "OMG I can't kill elite packs" part. First of all, nearly all of the packs I can't kill (only in A4 Hell at this point) can't be killed regardless of spec. Jump in and spot, then spam revenge? Really? Funny, because any group that technique would work on would be easily killed with any number of other techniques. The groups you can't kill and snares and stuns...freezes...etc, especially when paired with ground/area spells that kill you nearly instantly. You can spam Revenge all day long but when you drop over 50k health without being in control of your actions for even a fraction of a second, you're gonna die.
And...this isn't some exaggerated, rare situation...it happens ALOT. If anything, I find techniques for leading mob packs around to areas and getting around them (and dying/respawning if necessary) is more helpful for clearing areas (though not for farming, obviously). I rarely even use pots on my barb, except on bosses, because I find that Revenge + random orbs either keeps me alive easily, or there's no chance in hell (literally) that I'll beat the pack, so why waste pots (which are, themselves, a waste...not even 20% of my hp + a long cooldown, really).
What is this i dont even...
Act1 on inferno can be farmed with easier and fun ways.. like thorwing axe build.. slam build.. and so on. Just need to kite.. leap/stun/charge ready to escape everything. (Charge can be used in immobilizes while leap can be used over walls etc.)
Why would you tell ppl to suicide? =/
I applaud u for making a act 1 guide but seriously stop talking like u can handle act 2. Grinding for better gear will get you nowhere because act 1 tier gear drops are NOT ENOUGH to survive act 2. People have tested act 2 that even with act 4 tier gear, with like 80k HP etc, Barbs still get 2-4 shotted by a single trash mob.
Now, if we had imba nukage ranged skills and kiting skills then this wouldn't be a problem, but we DO NOT. Please try to get this in your head and admit that Barbs needs to be tweaked by Blizzard to be on par with the ranged classes post act 2 inferno. We're melee dammit, not spear throwing monkeys who run away like pussies.
Great post. Funny enough, I only just started Nightmare but of all the combinations I've tried I by far find that ground stomp/earthquake is the most powerful for the large groups combined with the constant armor bonuses from nerves of steel and tough as nails.
I just have to get used to using revenge.
05/22/2012 07:27 AMPosted by SpenenSo what farming route are you using, Lolwhat?
05/22/2012 07:40 AMPosted by LolwhatStarting out for act 1 you want to start on "The legacy of cain" then farm your way through (checking all cellars in old ruins) too skeleton king, you get way over 5 stacks of valor so it refreshs at 5 alot and you don't have to kill every blue or champion to get 5 if your gear isnt good enough, then kill skele king get 2-4 rares and 7-8 blues off him and restart, for higher geared guys just solo farm butcher, start on quest #9 and farm through there, get 5 stacks valor kill butcher, reset, winwin situation.
05/22/2012 07:46 AMPosted by SpenenStarting out for act 1 you want to start on "The legacy of cain" then farm your way through (checking all cellars in old ruins) too skeleton king, you get way over 5 stacks of valor so it refreshs at 5 alot and you don't have to kill every blue or champion to get 5 if your gear isnt good enough, then kill skele king get 2-4 rares and 7-8 blues off him and restart, for higher geared guys just solo farm butcher, start on quest #9 and farm through there, get 5 stacks valor kill butcher, reset, winwin situation.
lolwhat you are the man! I appreciate the in depth forum post on how to survive as a barb in Inferno.
They made it hard for a reason! Its people like you that sit down and rethink their gear, skills, gameplay, that will survive throughout Inferno and beyond!
I have a very similar build except I still use HOTA and Leap instead of WOTB and Warcry. The ideology of dishing out damage for recovering health is pretty much the same. Although I use Cleave instead of Frenzy.
Do you use Frenzy mainly for the IAS and % Heal? Wont increase DPS from cleave be better suited for this build?
Would like to know if you used Cleave in the past on and at what point did you decide to make the switch to Frenzy.
Disclaimer: I am still in Nightmare Act III.
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