With the new patch, what gear should I be looking for?
Is it worth it to use a mighty weapon over an axe/mace now?
What are the min/recommended stats I should shoot for?
Of course is viable. 20 mil is not much but it will get you going in the low MP levels because serviceable gear is very cheap. From your perspective as an economy barb at low MP levels, the game doesn't change much in 1.0.5. The strength of your build depends more on your auction house prowess than anything else. You should spend a few hours looking through items for all slots in the AH. Get a sense of what you can afford within your budget. When you buy stuff, you are either looking for under-priced items at 1h12 or 1h11 time remaining, or you are looking to make a winning bid on an item that is about to expire.
Armor should have as much STR/VIT/AR as you can get within the budget. If you make the most of your budget, you will have enough total STR/VIT/AR with 20 mil. Main hand should be axe or mace, not mighty weapon. Off hand should have more than 1.3 attack speed and give you good stats, like STR and crit damage and socket. Gloves, rings, amulet should give you crit chance and attack speed and STR. Good rings and amulets are going to get cheaper and cheaper in the next couple weeks, so it's okay to cheap out and see what you can get later this month.
Your biggest challenge will be sustaining your health. Life on hit still works okay as long as you have fairly high attack speed. Life steal will be useless unless you somehow get 75k DPS or more. Life regen is good, +health from globes along with +pickup radius is also good.
In general, if you can afford all resist on an item, get it. If you can't, physical resist or fire resist or +armor are second best. You can't have too much attack speed and you can't have too much crit chance.
10/16/2012 01:09 PMPosted by VeePowRings should have 3-4 CC and 6-9% IAS. Gloves should have 7+ CC and 6-9% IAS. Amulet should have 6+ CC and 45+ CD. Helm and bracers should have 3+ CC.
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