Diablo® III

Stuck in a rut

Can't decide whether to try to get to 200k dps as a shield barb or lose a bit of dps for more EH.
I usually farm up to mp5 fine and run ubers 8-10 without a prob.
If i go for the dps will i need a WH belt? If not how can I get to the 200k unbuffed?
As far as more EH I can figure that out on my own. Thanks in advance for any advice.
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A witching hour will definitely get you over 200,000 DPS unbuffed. However you will lose alot of resist. you will lose the +70 from the belt and the +60 from the IK set bonus. You will also lose your 3% life steal. However you do use a strong shield so that should make up for these losses. I have never used a shield before so I may be way off base.

My problem was I got to 200,000 DPS and then couldn't stay alive like I wanted to on the higher MP levels. So I am trying to build up my resist and get life steal on a skorn. Life steal skorns are VERY expensive so I won't be able to afford one that matches the DPS on my current equipped skorn. I borrowed a buddy's life steal skorn over the last couple of nights and it helped me to stay alive. I lost 25,000 DPS which I hate, but you can't have your cake and eat it too as the saying goes...unless you have alot of money you can spend on this game.
Edited by GreyWolfSif#1556 on 1/16/2013 7:40 AM PST
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Thank you very much, Greywolf.
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01/16/2013 07:51 AMPosted by Pastafazool
Thank you very much, Greywolf.


no problem. i am not a pro...not even close. You just sound like you are having the same dilemma I am having. Add me, i need more co-op partners and I would love to see a barb with a shield do their work. I have no experience with that type of play.
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Will do, Grey. You can join some runs with my few ingame friends and me.
We've gotten to know each others playstyle and really hate ubering with pugs.
Expect a request.
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Will do, Grey. You can join some runs with my few ingame friends and me.
We've gotten to know each others playstyle and really hate ubering with pugs.
Expect a request.


cool! i look forward to it
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01/16/2013 04:49 AMPosted by Pastafazool
Can't decide whether to try to get to 200k dps as a shield barb or lose a bit of dps for more EH.


Much like wolf i am no expert. However, I can say that the choice you are facing is one that many of us faced. I would really go with your gut here. The two types of playstyles you mentioned are vastly different from a gameplay perspective. Take a step back from the DPS question and ask yourself what you are having more fun with. I think in the long run going with what is more fun rather than what is more dps for you will keep you in the game longer!

Good luck, Nephalum!
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Thank you prisus for the input. I enjoy tanking, have since day 1.
Maybe i'll go for more EH even if I were to lose 5-10k dps. I love being the only one up tanking 2 bosses to till i can get the others resurrected. I feel like a true warrior and hero. LMAO!
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