Thanks! Your CC and CD are great, so that's not a concern. Your attack speed could be a bit higher though (but it's not the end of the world). The two things that stand out for me are your bow and wailing host ring. For the bow, it's a pretty low damage 2 soc. I know for a fact that you can get a significantly better one for barely anything. Speaking of which, I just upgraded my bow so if you want the one currently equipped, let me know. I'll sell it to you for less than market value (absolutely no pressure though, just thought I'd offer it). Your wailing host isn't terrible, but I know that you can definitely do a lot better with rare rings. Same sort of deal with your litany, but at least it's giving you some AR too, so that's ok. I know I may sound like a hypocrite since I'm using a litany, but the only reason is because I've got CD on it too. If I didn't, I'd probably be looking at rares. You may want to look into getting some more vit (such as on your shoulders and gloves) to help increase your eHP. Other than that, nothing is standing out for me! Short of getting difectas on your rings (if you do that, I suggest a reflection to get the set bonus out of it), I wouldn't change much. Improving your dex will always be something you can do, or just getting better combinations of eHP and DPS stats on your gear. Looking good!
Congrats! You're getting up there. To be honest, those ice climbers are probably giving you comparable, if not better overall DPS and eHP as nats boots would (unless of course you went into very high end boots). Not a bad choice!
If you're farming for exp, one of the key parts is to kill stuff fast without dying. To do that, you need DPS. Your's isn't bad, but I think you may want to increase it a bunch to make it so you can just rip through everything.
As for the gem question, I would say no. Sure, you'd gain a few percent, but weigh the costs. For 29m, you could build half of my 175k DPS sample build. Since you're not starting from scratch, you could probably gain another 50k DPS if you changed your gear around a bit which would reduce your farming times thus INCREASING your exp. Two different approaches to the same problem, just gearing yourself better overall is not only more fun, but much more useful. Try optimizing your build, then start going for the pricey gems.
Last tip: get a disc regenerator. One big reason you're dying is most likely because you can't gloom often enough. Try night stalker instead of TA.
With a 1m budget, I honestly don't know what you can do. Perhaps after finals I will work on a budget build. Take a look at what stats I have in each slot in my sample build (first post). Search for those sorts of stats, just reduced, until you find things that fit your budget. Sorry this isn't much help!
Believe it or not, you'll miss the days when upgrades were only 10m! Haha.
Glad to have helped! At least you noticed it. When I was first using an andy's, I didn't even care about that stat. I was like "WTF is this?" *ignore* How times change…
I'VE GONE INTERNATIONAL! WOO.
I decided a couple weeks ago to buy a leg nats set. I'll admit, I didn't use it much, but I was underwhelmed. I thought that I'd be able to just rip through MP10 with permagloom, but I ended up dying a ton. I went back to my original gear and was able to sit there facetanking elites and basically had unlimited gloom with night stalker.
Point being, I found that the DPS and eHP of new nats and a mempo to be more effective. This might not be true for low MP farming (if you can make up enough DPS to still kill things fast enough), but certainly for high MP I'm of the opinion that new nats is cheaper and better. Don't get me wrong, leg nats is viable, but for my playstyle it's not what I like.
If you'd like to see the sort of build I would move to from yours, take a look at the first post. The sample build has been updated and yields pretty decent results.
I think there's an option somewhere in your profile settings. I did it so long ago that I don't remember. There isn't anything that's really standing out for me in terms of things I would change (apart from your pants). Inna's would be a good choice, or similar rares just with a bunch of AR too. You may also look for another 100 dex on your boots. That shouldn't cost too much. You also need to upgrade your gems. Get at least stars everywhere. Other than that, you're on the right track! From here on, it basically comes down to finding stat upgrades (like more dex and vit on your shoulders) for your gear. I don't see anything fundamentally wrong so that's great!
First of all, I would suggest you get rid of that witching hour. A high dex inna's belt will give you more DPS and probably more (or similar) eHP for less gold. My next suggestion comes with a warning of personal playstyle. I decided to drop my 4 piece nats set for a 3 piece and a mempo. I haven't looked back, but you might miss the disc. I transitioned from 4 piece to 3 piece with extra disc on my armour. Today I decided to change again, so I've dropped that disc altogether. Not sure how much I'll like it, but I'll give it a shot. A mempo would give you more DPS, way more eHP and really open up more options for DPS (that is, you can relocate some of your eHP stats on other slots to your headgear and then give yourself room to max out DPS). Your gloves or left ring, for example, could have more DPS on them.
You may not like it, so I'd suggest if you're willing to at least consider it, buy a cheap mempo and play around with it. If you absolutely hate it, go back. If you feel like it's ok, then I would probably stick with it since it only gets better once you get used to the change.
Your gloves are fine. While your shoulders could use some more dex, that is a huge loss of vit. I don't think you comprehend how much eHP you'd be losing. Your bow could be upgraded, but I wouldn't blow all your gold on it. I would do two things: first, relocated some of your vit away from your shoulders so that you can move to vile ward. Getting high dex and vit on them is expensive, so as an interim solution, I've tried to keep the pressure off in terms of vit from my shoulders. Second thing is to work on inccreasing your CC. Try to get that up to 45% if you can. While you're at it, see what you can do to make your CD a little higher.
Consider getting a memp with vit, or improving the vit on your nats embrace. I just bought one that has less dex than yours, but nearly 3X the vit. It means you'll take a bit of a DPS loss, but you'll be able to relocate that loss to other slots and come out ahead. By that I mean you could lose 50 dex on your armour and gain 125 vit allowing you to move to vile ward with 250 dex and low (or no) dex with superior resists and armour. You're getting to the point where upgrades will be harder to squeeze out, so definitely simulate everything you do. I spent half an hour trying out different armours today, weighing many different things.
If you can get about 75 dex on your mempo (shouldn't be more than 10m) you should be able to remove those gems in your pants. That will give you a bunch more DPS and keep you approximately even in terms of health. I would also look into improving the vit on your gloves, especially if you're thinking about losing some vit on your DML. You might want to see what sort of dex and vit combos you can get while improving your AS. If you can find something with slightly lower vit (230-240) with substantially higher dex and decent AS and CC (I generally try to go for 85-90% of the max stat in CC and CD for DMLs). By that I mean look for 17%+ AS and 8.5%+ CC as a minimum. Higher CC is better than AS, but don't let AS slack too much! It all adds to DPS.
For DPS, I suspect you could also find a decent manti upgrade without spending too much. I don't know exactly what 1250 DPS manticores are worth, but I don't think they are too bad.
You're right, your eHP is definitely on the low side. I would strongly suggest you don't look at that outline. BIS gearing is, as the name suggests, best in slot. That translates to extremely expensive and only works in specific combinations (and some of the items there are debatable anyways). I would suggest you follow my sample build except instead of searching for the set items, search for the stats they have and go from there. Obviously don't include set item only stats (like CC on pants) when searching, since you won't find it. Not a whole lot of help, I know. It's hard to give advice for gearing with rares since there is so much variety.
Since your DW, you lack a quiver which is a HUGE source of eHP. For that reason, you're already disadvantaged in that department. You could get some vit on your pants, but other than that, you're in a tough spot.
For DPS, upgrading your weapons (particularly the calamity) would go a long ways. I know it gets expensive (which is why I generally don't suggest it), but that's one of the only things I see holding you back. Upgrade your gems too though.
If you're on the fence about DML, I'd suggest you go for it. Most top tier calamity users have a DML since it gives such great DPS and eHP. It will solve all your vit/eHP problems if you do it. It's worth trying at least.