I'd like to start by saying thanks to both Zero and Pharmosh on there posts really has placed a benchmark for me, I've been stuck on act 2 of inferno for like 3 days now! lol.
That one I'll thank blizzard for later!!
At the moment I've been building towards a tank build unfortunately it's sacraficed a fairbit of armor and dps, I'm pretty much regarded a walking punching bag (not the fun play i was looking for!).
@ Zero how is it possible that you have farmed that much gear o.O it's amazing that your so ahead, thanks for the gear breakdown looks like a great way to go.
@ Pharmosh , think you can post a breakdown of your gear build, i'd love to take the dps route if it's a viable option and your build looks like a great benchmark, if not think i can add you?
Thanks everyone yet again.
06/06/2012 10:16 AMPosted by SgtPepperOh and My dps is around 15K. Forgot to mention that part. Any help from Zero or Pharmosh would be greatly appreciated.
Been reading and following your suggestions for a barb build and I suppose i have a question or two. My current stats are roughly 900 resist all, 37k hp, 32%block n 1200 life on hit but i still seem to be dieing in the later acts. Ive been trying your Skill Builds as a 1 hander n shield user but I still die from trash packs in 3 & 4. Any suggestions on what I should focus more on? Like drop some resist for more Vit? Appreciate any tips you have
My Barbarian has run into the same issue as i'd say 95% of other barbarians in Act2 Inferno. He dies to crappy normal mobs in 5-6 hits.
I've been looking through many Barb inferno guides and this one by zero seems the most sensible.
To finish and farm inferno acts you NEED to save your moneys and buy a stormsheild (see pic) http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/171/stormshield.png/sr=1
It's not enough to have 50k hp, 10,000 armor, 800-1000 res, because like I've found you still melt to mobs and especially elites.
So farm the FARK outta Act1 or use another lvl60 hero to farm later acts or do the little tricks I see happening like the loot goblin spawning in specific outdoor area Act2 seemingly 50% of time or Act4 path crystal spire bosses that spawn from ghosts of characters (barb goes in with HUGE 2 hander and earthquakes with high crit to kill boss then res's to collect loot) these last 2 would require a friend in these later stages to give you way points. But yeah bottom line is FARM a stormsheild and get that chance to block and block amount UP, UP, UPPPP. Then you can tank, and kill slowly dealing sweet stuff all dmg :(
06/06/2012 10:42 AMPosted by pharmoshOh and My dps is around 15K. Forgot to mention that part. Any help from Zero or Pharmosh would be greatly appreciated.
I'll let Zero answer this as it is his thread and it looks like you're going the 1H/shield route (I use a 2H weapon).
06/06/2012 10:53 AMPosted by KallellZero/pharmosh, do you feel a monk in equal gear (favoring more dex / dodge) would be more viable end game?
A very interesting read written by a person of quality.
I not only learned a lot in this thread I also appreciated your attitude and helpfullness.
A nice hello from Montreal. Thanks m8
P.S. Tryin to farm to get my block and loh on par...
06/06/2012 11:46 AMPosted by ZeroZero/pharmosh, do you feel a monk in equal gear (favoring more dex / dodge) would be more viable end game?
I have a monk at level one...you know what, my "guess" is that if i have a monk in equal gear, i don't know if he will do better but i am pretty sure he will be able to perform at the same level as "my" Barbarian.
I have personally grouped with a monk who does as well as me in terms of defense. Maybe it is just me, when i am standing still tanking normally i take a look at how fast other players hp decrease compare to mine....just to see how strong the guy is you know, his hp is full most of the time just like mine so yeah i would say monk is indeed a very strong and playable class too.
Zero I really appreciate your input on my build. Ill have to begin my hunt for some new upgrades.
Sword and board is boring. Did people really roll a Barbarian with the intention of being a "tanky" character that simply stunned and distracted while others killed the demons? I like the melee play style far more then ranged, but Barbarian in this game right now is definitely not what I was expecting (from a D2 stand point). I hope that with the up coming character balance patch later this month Barbarians will see improvements. The amount of survival ability we have means we should not be able to put out 100k or 200k DPS like Demon Hunters, but it should fix the fundamental flaws with this class, the most glaring problem being the fact our fury spending skills are useless in inferno. It feels like right now Barbarians are going completely against the design philosophy of this game with being pigeonholed into one or two specs with certain skills being 100% required to stand a chance. Blizzard HAS to fix this, or long term I and many others will probably not stick with Barbarians.
Also, the upcoming changes to group play (monster damage not being increased in multi player games) will fix your issues with groups in later acts.
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