04/23/2014 07:48 AMPosted by PwrdOffI definitely agree with what you said. I feel that the problem with WW build in Vanilla is Perma wrath. They could just change the mechanic on Thrive on Chaos and leave the rest alone.
I too still us WW build, with a lightning barb. To be honest the thing i miss most about WW is the move speed from hurricane. If they change it back to 100% i would be happy as is.
I play HC mode so T2-T3 is good enough for me to play the build I enjoy. I would rather WW in T2-T3 than Hota in T4 any day.
A bigger issue now is that all of the proc rates have been tuned to make Perma Wrath very very hard to achieve. Now that perma wrath is no longer even possible in the game, they need to fix proc % ASAP.
Wizard has the same problem with their horrific proc % that is left over because of old Critical Mass builds.
BUILD IDEA: Maybe now the best build is to go physical element if you want to WW? Blood funnel WW or Dust Devils combined with RLTW may be the best bet for damage, not lightning?
Lightning was the most played because it allow you to WW as much as you want without using Fury generators. And the real main reason for lightning WW was SoH: it doesn't proc with Fire and Physical attacks, so Lightning was the way to go. Now that SoH was corrected and is not the ultimate weapon in the game for WW barb you could choose to change the element.
As for nearly every spec Fire would probably be the way to go as it's the only one offering a damage boost on WW. Fire WW's main problem being the Fury. You can run it with IK4 for generating fury, Cindercoat, paragon points for -10% cost on skills and Reaper's bracers. I though about going that way some time ago.
But SoH even "nerfed" is still pretty strong. I looked closely in game, my SoH proc does 5M per bolt on normal monsters when TF's proc does around 2M on the same monsters. I'll try more tests to be really sure but for what I can see it benefits from Elemental damage to Lightning. You can also use OdynSon as a Lightning build that will give you an elemental bonus like Sankis/Devastator do with a fire build. With the diference that Odynson got a strong DPS proc while its fire counterparts dont.
That makes Fire WW not that appealing to me, having to change the whole equipment for not gaining that much damage in the end and facing more fury troubles.