Diablo® III

TAL RASHA - THE UNDERDOG BARB CHESTPIECE

With the understanding that a well-rolled IK chest is the BiS chestpiece for barbs, I wanted to try something else for novelty's sake.
Enter the Tal Rasha's chestpiece. To make this chestpiece really work, I stacked attack speed on my barb.
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Profile:
  • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Castablanca-1545/hero/14043412
  • Photoshoot XOXO:
  • http://i48.tinypic.com/29vc876.jpg
  • http://tinypic.com/r/29vc876/6
  • Photoshoot of another style barb (MASKOAA):
  • http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8965/capturezru.jpg
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    Bloodyzbub's profile:
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Bloodyzbub-1683/hero/5623517

    Breakdown of Tal Rasha vs IK:
    Tal Rasha:
    + attack speed
    + looks cool
    IK chest:
    + best core stats (strength + vit)
    + best resists
    + easier to complete 2-piece IK set bonus
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    I used to run IK chest + Ice Climbers (with IK gloves completing the 2pc IK set).
    To switch to Tal Rasha's, I now pair IK boots with IK gloves for 2pc IK set requirement.
    Overall, I dropped 8k dps, but gained 9 attack speed.
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    Attack speed is important for me more-so than for other barbs because of the following reasons:
    1) I am a hybrid WT barb, and I like to stun-lock with Stunning Hammer. Attack speed is essential here.
    2) I like to pair WT with either Seismic Slam or WWnado. I've already reached my WW breakpoint even without Tal Rasha, but that extra 9 AS helps Seismic Slam noticeably.
    3) The faster attack speed helps lower cooldown for Overpower Crushing Advance, which compensates for the less resists.
    4) Cosmetics: Tal Rasha's blends better with Vile Ward (they have very similar palettes).
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    Photoshoot XOXO:
    http://i48.tinypic.com/29vc876.jpg
    Photoshoot of another style barb (MASKOAA):
    http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8965/capturezru.jpg
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    UPDATE:
    Decided to completely forego the 2piece IK set bonus. It's only 60 resists...
    How does everyone like my mismatched barb now? Not a single set bonus lol.
    Edited by Castablanca#1545 on 1/14/2013 1:56 PM PST
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    I don't think it makes sense to lose 9k DPS, 70+ STR, 100+ VIT just to get 9% IAS when you already have tons of IAS and you have already reached the tornado breakpoint you want. If you had a great IK chest, you could probably replace Crushing Advance with Killing Spree, which would be a huge improvement with all skills.

    Cosmetic considerations... are you a 14 year old girl? :p

    Great gear overall. I don't think you've done something totally wrong but I don't personally agree with the Tal's chest.
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    01/03/2013 10:59 AMPosted by VeePow
    I don't think it makes sense to lose 9k DPS, 70+ STR, 100+ VIT just to get 9% IAS when you already have tons of IAS and you have already reached the tornado breakpoint you want.

    Agreed. It was definitely a sacrifice.
    01/03/2013 10:59 AMPosted by VeePow
    If you had a great IK chest, you could probably replace Crushing Advance with Killing Spree,

    I can maintain perma-wrath and during wrath mode, i have enough crit chance (close to 70). The Crushing Advance damage mitigation is too good, even with IK chest :)
    01/03/2013 10:59 AMPosted by VeePow
    Cosmetic considerations... are you a 14 year old girl? :p

    In my heart, I am.
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    I use Tal Rash over Inna's Pants so I don't have to wear baby blue. My pants have pretty good stat stick as does my offhand so I can get away with it. I run MP10 ubers fine just turn on bloodthirst, animosity is for low MP.

    NO BLUE BARB CREW
    http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8965/capturezru.jpg
    Edited by MASKOAA#1251 on 1/3/2013 11:05 AM PST
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    01/03/2013 11:04 AMPosted by MASKOAA
    I use Tal Rash over Inna's Pants so I don't have to wear baby blue. My pants have pretty good stat stick as does my offhand so I can get away with it. I run MP10 ubers fine just turn on bloodthirst, animosity is for low MP.

    Very smart move. Perfect itemization. Perfect planning.

    NO BLUE BARB CREW
    http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8965/capturezru.jpg

    Pulsating eye. COSMETICS FTW.
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    01/03/2013 11:03 AMPosted by Castablanca
    I can maintain perma-wrath and during wrath mode, i have enough crit chance (close to 70). The Crushing Advance damage mitigation is too good, even with IK chest :)


    Have you tried Killing Spree with Seimic Slam? I love it for SS and HotA. It's also great for weap throw where it helps me get away with -5 WT belt and No Escape, with Marauder's Rage instead of Into the Fray.
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    NO BLUE BARB CREW
    http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8965/capturezru.jpg


    BLUE BARB CREW FTW:
    http://i48.tinypic.com/29vc876.jpg
    http://tinypic.com/r/29vc876/6
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    01/03/2013 11:10 AMPosted by VeePow
    Have you tried Killing Spree with Seimic Slam? I love it for SS and HotA. It's also great for weap throw where it helps me get away with -5 WT belt and No Escape, with Marauder's Rage instead of Into the Fray.

    Yes. But, I have enough crit chance (and with perma-wrath it's plenty). Crushing Advance's damage mitigation is better than the killing spree boost, especially for glass cannon barb such as myself :)
    Edited by Castablanca#1545 on 1/3/2013 11:17 AM PST
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    same for the inna we talk... I loose stats all around :(

    not good for a 2h build
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    good way to go ;)
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    In terms of DPS, a high str. Tal Rasha's with 9% ias is BIS. I don't wanna give up mine, but I'm facing survivability issues in elevated MP games. Problems that can probably be fixed with higher paragon lvls. and further adjustments in gear.
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    In terms of DPS I think a Tyrael's Might (15/4 roll) beats all. The demon dmg stacks if the elite/uber is a demon so thats 19 percent increase of your current DPS.
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