OP: Thanks for this thread and guide. A lot of very good information.
I am curious, what route do you take when farming A3? I have started farming it recently, but I just start with the 'breached keep' and play through the entire Act solo. I bypass all the trash to kill elites. It takes about 1hr 20 min to do the whole thing, 3-4 trips to town. I only pick up ilvl 61+ (unless ring/amulet). Sometime I quit early depending on elites in the Tower.
Anyway, I'm wondering if there is something more efficient. Maybe start at Rakkis crossing/siegebreaker and forget Ghom, but still clear the keeps, then proceed through the rest of the Act? Or start with the ballistae clear?
Any tips are appreciated!!
I am looking for
LoH > 1K
Unbuffed DPS > 50K
CritChance > 40% (With Weapon Mastery)
Buffed Armor >7K (With Impunity)
Buffed Resistance >700 (With Impunity)
Can you help me out gear up a WW Barb. What should be my budget for this set?
I have added you, but still waiting to get added on your end.
Check my profile for an example of this setup. Yours could basically match my gear, except chest/pants losing resist to gain many more stats (vitality). Some of my items are actually self found - amulet, helm, %life ring, boots, but the rest are all from AH. Cost of the remainder was roughly 40M for all combined (22M for weapons and gems).
One note is you can trade armor/resists for LoH. Meaning, the more mitigation you have, the more effective LoH becomes and the less LoH or steal you need. If you are going for a build healing mostly with skills, then you can worry more about EHP as a total, as skill based heals scale with EHP directly. I will say that my current barb is a bit squishier than I want, but the damage output is very good for solo farming A3. ~57k with battle rage and 80k with WotB thrive on chaos (would be 160k with insanity).