Very nice and informative post. I have playeed WW for time now, and all of what you says makes sense.
As a matter of interest, could you give me any advice on my barb (Boris) for some DPS increases?
I really am at a loss, as everything I look at gives me minor upgrades, but makes him weaker in some way. I bought a 15m EF, but my dagger just seemed better (EF did not have LS and my dagger has alot of base stats).
Anyhoo, any advice and direction would be greatly appreciated.
fully buffed with opks, br, wrath:
tdps vs elites:819k (924k with enchantress)
sustain: 19k hp/sec
unbuffed paper: 109k
I assume you are 3ias away from 2.0/2.5 because you use enchantress. If you play in a group for ubers, you will be losing quite a bit of tDPS. I look at this issue like warcry, which you dont use. If your ehp/sustain is good enough therre is something else that can do more dps, like opks. Same with aps. I'd rather hit bp on gear and use scoundrel for cc bonus.
Other things I'm noticing is that you have a monster vit roll on OH. This can be dangerous. In fact, you have a lot of ehp tied up on that hellfire and glove. Squeezing more dps out of these slots will be close to BIS and cost billion+.
The reason significant upgrades are going to cost in the 500m-1billion range is also because there is no where else to stack dps mods. Lacunis is the only slot left. Maintaining ehp with CC is probably around a billion? my ar/cc lacunis were 175m. This is due to how you arranged your stats. Dropping LS on mh would help put crit on there for around 100m. Dropping vit from OH would let you had crit. Those will be the easiest tDPS upgrades. You will keep the sustain up with more tDPS even with less LS.
Using my set as an example, Im at 1.4m tdps vs all and 1.8m vs elites. My upgrades will cost the same as yours, but i'm higher up the dps ladder. In my set a 1k dps dagger with 200str/200 crit cannot outperform my EF. If I squeezed in a couple more slots of IAS, maybe it would, but then I'm in trifecta territory.
IF you swapped to ef OH, lacunis/trifecta gloves, and new MH you'd probably be at 1.23m tDPS but at a big ehp loss. This means dropping LS and adding crit to MH, EF with str/socket/crit/0.25aps, and adding 9ias to gloves. This might cost 200m.
if you just upped your MH and somehow found an OH with same dps, some vit and got 300str/200crit your tdps would be 1.08m. I can't even guess how much a perfect OH dagger like that would cost.
SOJ is very strong in this gear level. YOu'd lose either hellfire ehp or ias on rare ring. if you're interested in seeing tdps v elite #s let me know. I would strongly consider this option.