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▬▬▬▬▬▬Welcome to the Barbarian forums fellow Nephalems!!▬▬▬▬▬▬
The Barbarian is a character that specializes in strength, armor and brute force to hack and slash their way through the hordes of Hell.
Whether it be standing toe to toe, smashing monsters, flinging axes from afar, or playing a bit of "stick and run", the Barbarian has a little of everything for you to experiment with.
In the following text, you will find many threads that will help you decide what type of barb you would like to play, as well as understand how that particular build works.
Please take a look at some common abbreviations, as many of the forum barbs tend to use them.
"Stay awhile, and listen"-Deckard Cain
○○○○○○○○○○A few helpful tips when creating threads:○○○○○○○○○○
••Separate your thoughts into paragraphs, its much easier to read.
••When posting for gear advice, please post from your D3 profile, or link it, and include a budget!
••Specify what you want to accomplish in the game. For example; paragon leveling, essence farming, leg farming, coop, PVP, etc.
Any ideas on how to improve this thread are also welcome. It's the communities thread!
═════════════Commonly used terms and abbreviations:═════════════
═════════════════Online EHP/DPS calculators:═════════════════
A good calculator to help you determine what gear gives best bang for buck. Also will help the WW barbs figure out their tDPS and Breakpoints.
══════════*upcoming*:, PTR/ROS barb info and builds (2.01)══════════
Temp threads, till we get more established:
More to read than just the OP:
═════════════Permawrath and "No Gen" tips and tricks:═════════════
►General Gear Reference, by Eclipse:
►Sword & Board Gearing Reference Guide, by Professor:
►Sword & Board question thread:
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10787528771?page=3 part 14
►Double Tornado budget build and gear reference by PhatPhoEater:
►WW/RLTW Gearing Reference Thread by Uberjager:
►WW gearing and skill setup by DBoy:
►Budget Gear Guides:
Front Squats 10 mill, MP10 uber gear guide:
►Planets Gear Advice Thread:
Planet is taking a break, please use this as a read only thread for informational purposes.
►silverfires HotA FAQ's & Builds
►Weapon throw, with gearing advice also, by Acky:
►Seismic slam builds by Orion:
►WW/Skorn/Perma Wrath by DAKKON:
►Wt/WW/rend by acrimony:
►Bloodshed build w/video:
►Thorns, by Aizu:
..........Keys, Plans and Essences..........
►Some routes to farming keys fast and efficiently:
►HoTA Barb Handbook: Soloing Ubers, by Death:
►A helpful Uber guide by Wayneold.
►The Treasure Find Barb, by Abomb247:
►Maximizing paragon farming (Skorn+WW/Rend):
►Nubtros, exp/hour ranking of areas + best exp route(s)
►1 hour farming Challenge, by Nubtro:
►Routes, tips and techniques:
►Care Bear run:
►Warriors rest Insanity build, by Mannercookie:
►A great mechanic breakdown for WW/RLTW (as well as other skills). By Nubtro:
►The shortend version of RLTW breakpoints, by Landru:
►HOTA Breakpoints, Nubtro and Silverfire:
══════════════════════Misc Barb Info:══════════════════════
►Game mechanics Compiliation, by Nubtro:
►General help from the community for new barbs, by Hercules:
►Skill proc coefficients (all classes) by ZzEzZ:
►Fast farming videos, and theorycrafting:
►Skills that use Main hand damage, and those that alternate hands, compiled by LoneWolf616:
►Minimum requirements for maintaining WOTB (2H and DW) By Jim:
►Tales of some "duped" items, by JeromeMarrow:
►Older, still useful sources of info:
►PVP Gearing, Strategy guides & Discussion, by Mannercookie:
Edited by RagingKoala#1984 on 12/18/2013 6:57 PM PST
I'll let others post the obvious basic ones, and just leave two of my favorites here. (Partly so that I don't lose them myself) Two almost polar opposite build/specs, but both perfectly optimized for their respective purposes. I'd say neither are for beginners, but are worth looking for what to strive for.
Lorenze's "ultimate efficiency" thread- http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7004402493#13
DAKKON's Skorn MP10 thread- http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7415515590
If I end up needing to delete this post, lmk.
Edited by silverfire#1855 on 1/10/2013 4:14 PM PST
Ooooo, cool, I made it on there...
For Paragon Farming this little gem is hidden in Uberjager's guide 2nd version on page 10:
It outlines his paragon farming method and him and Nubtro have an active discussion regarding it's effectiveness and ability to hit 70 mill xp/hr + (rumor has it up to 90 mill xp/hr)
Of course all this will be altered once the new XP levels are released with the patch. But for now it works wonderfully.
Koala. Nice men. I'll start digging for old threads and potential buid prospect for you to post.
Also a shout to everyone:
EVEN IF YOU DON'T OFFEN COME TO THIS FORUM, OR HAVE DON'T WANT/NEED TO POST, THROW A STICKY REQUEST TO THIS THREAD. THIS SHOULD BE A GOOD SOURCE OF INFO AND DIRECTIONING FOR NEWBIES AND PEOPLE WHO ARE AFTER DIFFERENT BUILDS.
Sry, for the caps.
Ooooo, cool, I made it on there...
Of course you made it, very helpful info and testing comes from your way :)
Yes, that farming route/strategy is very good for right now. I also throw in Arreat crater 2, but the total exp/min is the same either way from what I've gathered.
Thx for the link!
Thanks LordZeus and Ravlaor, any help is much appreciated :D
Heres your thread if you wanted to change anything in it to bring it more up to date as well :)
Edited by RagingKoala#1984 on 1/24/2013 3:12 PM PST
Some good links above.
Also add this: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5149150485
This is a really old thread, but it's a classic. Dunno if the links in the thread still work. I think it still has the best explanation of any thread I have read regarding EHP and "diminishing returns." Great for any class, but I think it should be required reading for anyone serious about playing a barb, especially a barb that is flexible enough to use builds other than whirlwind.
Also talks some about how the barb healing skills and gear based heals scale vs increasing EHP and increasing mitigation.
Edited by Jim#1333 on 1/24/2013 6:21 PM PST
Requested sticky. :3
Guys please request sticky. We need this up.
Anyone that knows good subjects to be added here are more than welcome to post.
It was to make things more organised. >.<
Edited by Uberjager#6563 on 1/24/2013 9:52 PM PST
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