this is amazing. http://cl.samdmarshall.com/JgqQ/
I've been in PTR and realized even with "OK" skills and gear (110k DPS no SS and up to 400 resists with roughly 36k HP) it is challenging to play at higher monster Power levels.
I had been saving up to get some upgraded gear such as vile ward.... 2soc Manticore, Witching Hour belt (you know the stuff most of us would love to have) but decided to take a different route.
Let me preface this by saying from the get-go I've not been a fan of a TANK style DH. I felt this is not the best use of a DH as we are range. From an overall perspective I still hold this to be true, however with the insane HP the higher monster power levels have this is just not doable to a medium based build such as I have. I didn't have much gold (only 30m) and knew there weren't any real upgrades that would be worthwhile for me. So I decided to look at the possibilities of running a tank DH. I used DirkGently as my role model of how to build my Tank (Thanks for letting me steal gear affix setup). Seen posts of him(assuming it is a him and apologies if it isn't) in PTR regarding being able to tank at the higher levels and not die even though the kills were not very fast.
I spent a little time last night spending most of my gold (spent ~25.7m gold) to see how a tank build would be. This is more of a full tank build and not a DPS tank.
I use an enchantress so Yes I do have some extra buff (numbers shown below are numbers in REAL GAME not PTR as it won't let me copy over my new gear over to PTR at this point.
The gear has shown up on my profile page:http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/BubbaGump-1297/hero/8698236
*NOTE: I've replaced boots shown in profile (Firewalkers) with differnt pair of boots I bought last night so numbers on my profile may not exactly match current gear setup)
Again numbers shown below are based on 1.0.4 and not PTR 1.0.5 which should increase numbers even more with perfectionist/boar. Numbers also reflect enchantress as my follower. WhenI get home later I'll post a picture of the numbers below for an easier view.
Block Amount: 3706-4704
Block Chance: 19% (need a better shield lol)
Damage Reduction: 64.83%
Physical Resist: 1181
Cold Resist: 846
Fire Resist: 804
Lightning Resist: 804
Poison Resist: 804
Arcane/Holy Resist: 804
Life Per Second: 1145
Life Steal: 2.2%
Life Per Hit: 2190
Gold Find: 105% (mostly based on paragon 32 and enchantress)
Magic Find: 117% (mostly based on paragon 32 and enchantress)
EHP (numbers based on firewalker boots I had on when profile updated Firewalkers have more dex but no vit and less resist)
Original build = 280,923 w/dodge
Tank Build = 926,226 w/dodge
My DPS is terrible but this is normal for full tank builds. But even with 1.0.4 playing I can sit and tank as all the tanks do. Only elite I found I had to move were the big spider packs that like to all shoot fireballs at your feet. I found if I didn't move some I would die. Maybe I don't have my skills setup exactly as I should or should look at other skills, but just started out last night so there is a tank learning curve as well.
With the change to Perfectionist and using a BOAR this current tank setup should give me somewhere at the 1,000 mark resists for 1.0.5.
This may be the build I must use for higher mpower levels. I hope there is a way to copy this over to PTR to test out new updated skills.
From what I'm seeing I've built this for what I consider pretty cheap and is by no way a "final" tank build for me but something to grow from.
Using the numbers shown from Morogoth I'm good all the way up through Act IV with the exception of Armor. I'm about 470 short of armor. I'm not sure if the "armor" recommendation of 6,000 is unbuffed or buffed. If it is buffed I may be OK as Perfectionist should add another 550 armor to me taking me over the 6,000 recommended limit.
Need a very cost effective way to play higher levels of mpower in 1.0.5 without breaking the bank for hundreds of millions..... Tank option is a very viable build from what I'm seeing... even in 1.0.4 as another way to mow down groups and elites.
Thanks to Morogoth for the work on this thread and for a great gear setup to base my build off of from DirkGently!
Your Friendly DH,