12/07/2012 06:35 PM
Posted by Ender
m intrigued by the concept of a SWW. I have 1.64 (1.72 with enchantress) aps whic appears to be the minimum threshold that you recommend. Should I try and get to 1.8 aps? Can HotA be worked into SWW since it's such an awesome ability?
Looking at your gear there would only be a lot of changes you would want to change to run the build optimally. All your jewlery would need to be CD/IAS instead of CC/CD, and therefore you would loose so much cc you would need to change your weapon to a mace or prefferably an axe with IAS (either one with LS, open socket, and high dps, forget about str or vit or CD) . A mempo would also be recommended for SWW. That said, 1.64 unbuffed APS is definitely enough to run the build, it just takes more effort to keep wotb up (like kiting packs to more trash mobs once or or two are dead or stopping or bash more frequently). I did it with 1.6 aps for along time though and it was still WAYY more effective than running regular SNB spec. Just use the WW spec from my guide if you want to try it.
I am glad you brought this up. I was and currently am running a SWW build when my focus is leveling. It is just faster... no way around that. I do however have a build good for people that cant keep WOTB up and was highly effective for me.
This is how i key it.... do whatever is comfortable... im just used to spamming 2
1 - Rend - Bloodlust if your EHP isnt great or lacerate if you have high enough EHP and LS
2 - Sprint - Run like the wind
3 - Battle Rage - Into the fray
4 - WOTB - Insanity (Use only on packs)
Left Click - Frenzy - Maniac
Right Click - WW - Hurricane
How it works is you just do the regular WW thing throughout trash and then you face tank elites with rend and WOTB. Then onto the next pack. My DPS is high enough to where packs go down prety fast, but I usually have WOTB for every pack unless they are really close together.
Passives I use for this build are...
Anomiously (Cant spell... the fury regen one) This isnt needed and you can use whatever passive you are comfotable with.
There are changes you can do to this as well, like use bash instead of frenzy, ect.
I would say this is a beginner SWW build, or one to someone like me who literally only does this for paragon leveling and doesnt really like the WW build in general.
Edit - My AIS is like 1.54 and I am able to keep a lot of fury regen the entire time but I do feel like thie build i mentioned above is good for everyone who cant keep WOTB for whatever reason. I also found that killing packs with WW kinda blows and is much slower than jst face tanking them, this is another reason why I like the build above.