Phat, I'm a 2p Blackthornes barb and I need 7% ias to hit 2.5 buffed aps.
I think my options are (IK gloves with 150str and 7% ias) or (Innas with 150 vit and 8% ias).
Could you recommend what I do?
Are you a double tornado? let me know before I spend too much time looking over your set. With just a cursory glance, your AR is not good enough currently or with Innas to do higher MP. You will lose a lot of vit when you drop your BT2 set.
I would never buy a 7ias item. I would only every buy an 8ias item.
Hey Phat, I have a lot of respect for you for logging on and helping people sort out their gear problems and was hoping you could do the same for me. I have been trying to raise my breakpoints by updating a few pieces and adding more attack speed. Am I at the point now where I would benefit from an EF in the OH? If so, what stats (I have been looking at str/ls/os/.24aps+)?
I also hear you talking about damage ranges sometimes. If i were to get an EF for my OH what would be a good range to look for? Does my MH look ok?
My main goal for now is to be able to farm the mid mps without too much trouble. My budget is only around 30m at the moment, but any kind of gearing advice would be greatly appreciated!
30mil will not be put you at fast mp5 farm. You might get close with fast mp4 farm but probably not. OH EF damage range is not important. They start in the 700s and that is fine. I put you into d3rawr and buffing with opks, wrath, br you hit 648k tdps v elites. Putting in my EF with str/crit/socket and a 70crit gem for 121 total crit you get 772k for a 19% boost. The challenge is finding this EF at the price I paid, 20m.
You are in the gear level where dropping to 2 slots of IAS to hit 2.23 might make sense. It will give you higher tdps at lower cost. Fury gen wont be faceroll-easy, but perfectly tolerable. You also might consider dropping a ring for soj and swapping ammy to cd/cc.
Switching to 30-60, 130str, 50cd, 8.5 cc ammy puts you at 779k, swapping your ias ring to a 5/28 soj puts you at 919k v elites. This is solidly in fast MP4 farm territory. If you go with a cc/cd ring instead of SOJ you get to 823k vs all with a 30-60, 70str, 4.5cc, 30cd ring. These numbers are with an EF like mine.
Your MH is ok since you got such a big cd roll. Having LS on there will let you get CD on your OH EF instead of LS but when it comes to MH upgrade time, you will have to make sure only getting LS on belt/passive will be sufficient. That means your sustain v elites will have to be over 15k hp/sec. I'm guessing that will require a tdps v elites of 1.3mil+
the DPS stuff is easy. Your problem will probably be EHP. I'm not a fan of big vit/ar on rings since putting another dps on there will be very expensive. I would strongly consider getting a rare chest with less str, same vit/sockets and 60ar+. I'd rather push my on gear ehp higher so i could drop warcry for opks. all the numbers i provided above are with no warcry and adding opks.