01/13/2013 05:40 AMThanks Wayneold, appreciate it. Re: MS: Though after following your tips, esp nado placement and timing mob disengagement, I don't have much trouble keeping WoTB up on higher MP. Not very effective for farming of course, but I have some cheap Inna's and I found some decent Fire Walkers for farming at lower MP. I'm assuming I'd have to go Lacuni's and Inna's though and keep my Ice Climbers for an upgrade? Anyway, keen to hear your thoughts.
Posted by abend
Ok, so I have had a chance to look at your gear in more depth....the Ice Climbers, while nice, do not have movement speed, and if you are dead set on keeping them your best bet, like you said is Inna's and Lacuni's....there are also items like The Compass Rose and Tyreal's Might, but either of those items would be slight downgrades from your current pieces, even with a great roll on them.
Now, there are a couple factors to consider....you have loaded up a lot of your vitality, all resist, armor, and strength on your pants and your bracers, something that won't be easily replaced even with a good (and expensive) pair of Lacuni's and Inna's. If the high grade options of those items are in your price range, I say go for it....but if they are not (and I assume this is the case) I fear you should consider trading out your Ice Climbers.....before you get too upset, hear me out on this strategy:
1) Replace Ice Climbers with either your good pair of Fire Walkers like you said, or consider a mid-high pair of IK boots, you will gain the 3 piece bonus of melee reduction which is an undervalued stat, and you are guaranteed strength and vitality as well as move speed. A pair of rare boots with move speed can also be an option if you find them with the right price.
2) Trade out your Strongarm Bracers for Lacuni's with about 3% Crit chance and Vitality...this will allow you to keep some of your life and defense even while moving away from your Strongarm Bracers, and get to your 24% move speed, and also has another hidden benefit....attack speed.
3) With those 2 moves made you will be able to trade out that main hand weapon of yours (which is decent) for an axe with no attack speed on it, a higher damage range (600-1200) crit damage and a socket (maybe strength too if you have enough gold) and you will be able to stay in the same breakpoint.
In a sense, what I am advocating here is trading around the utility of your gear.....this process will have some Pros and Cons.
-Lose 60 All Res from your Bracers
-Lose 20% life from Bracers and Ice Climbers (although you will gain Vit from Lacuni's and -IK/rare boots....I estimate you will still drop close to 8k life when it all works out)
-Lose about 500 armor from strength and +armor bonus between Ice Climbers and Strongarm
-Stay at the same breakpoint with about +100-150 average damage (which is huge)
-Get 24% move speed for faster clears and more damage potential (also easier to dodge incoming attacks)
-Allow you to drop 6-7% IAS from other slots (depending on if you get 8-9% Lacuni's) and remain in the same breakpoint even with a slower axe....consider new IK gloves with all resist and vitality to make up for the loss of your Strongarm's and Ice Climber's.
-Possibly gain 4% melee reduction with IK boots
In the end it is a lot of re-gearing but I think this is a good plan to get you in the general direction of where you want to go. Hopefully that helped.