Diablo® III

Barb PVP, how to dominate every matchup

Hi Guys,

Have not been around D3 or the forums since the duping threads but yes PVP on PTR brought me back to D3 for a few days of fun.

Barbarian Gearing/Strategy Videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/MannerCookie

PTR Testing/Dueling Videos

http://www.twitch.tv/mannercookie/videos
Edited by MannerCookie#1362 on 1/29/2013 10:07 PM PST
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cant wait to get home and watch this
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Nice vids. Ever tried weaponthrow?
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01/24/2013 12:50 PMPosted by Quabbe
Nice vids. Ever tried weaponthrow?


yes wep throw is a must vs very good DHs

but useless vs other classes
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nice footage with the monk draco he is a gfg monk u did well!
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01/24/2013 01:01 PMPosted by Taross
nice footage with the monk draco he is a gfg monk u did well!


yea I've played with draco a lot

I would say he is for sure one of the best monks ive played on ptr so far and the best geared.

I would say I win about 80% of the time we duel is accurate.

I dueled him before i started streaming and by that time we had already concluded that he can't win so kind of stopped playing.
Edited by MannerCookie#1362 on 1/24/2013 1:05 PM PST
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Manner you must have kicked some monk azz cause there is a have you beaten MannerCookie thread on monk section LOL.
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01/24/2013 02:26 PMPosted by MeeChaiYang
Manner you must have kicked some monk azz cause there is a have you beaten MannerCookie thread on monk section LOL.


Yea it's not really me, just the matchup is imo kind of imbalanced and the barb has a huge advantage.
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01/24/2013 01:05 PMPosted by MannerCookie
I would say I win about 80% of the time we duel is accurate.


i don't know what you are smoking manner, but to say you win 80% of the time?
Check your stream VODs, by the timeframe of 21:45. I am 6-6 vs. you.

I don't know I was caught on tape. But good to know. I will be more careful when I duel with you from now on.
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ugh i just cant believe i watched your stream for 8 minutes just to lose to that monk -.-
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01/24/2013 04:52 PMPosted by pausiopao
ugh i just cant believe i watched your stream for 8 minutes just to lose to that monk -.-


what? .....
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01/24/2013 03:45 PMPosted by dracolich
I would say I win about 80% of the time we duel is accurate.


i don't know what you are smoking manner, but to say you win 80% of the time?
Check your stream VODs, by the timeframe of 21:45. I am 6-6 vs. you.

I don't know I was caught on tape. But good to know. I will be more careful when I duel with you from now on.


Manner you re suppose to say "smile you re on candid camra!"
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01/25/2013 08:14 AMPosted by MeeChaiYang


i don't know what you are smoking manner, but to say you win 80% of the time?
Check your stream VODs, by the timeframe of 21:45. I am 6-6 vs. you.

I don't know I was caught on tape. But good to know. I will be more careful when I duel with you from now on.


Manner you re suppose to say "smile you re on candid camra!"


Yea thought he knew, either way, this issue has been settled already.
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Alright there's a lot of new footage for you guys to look at for those who haven't seen.

So far there has been only one person I feel has a huge advantage but it may be gear related so I'll have to re-copy with upgrades and find out.

but so far from what I've seen, here are the specs I use primarily vs tough players and what I feel about the matchups

Barbs > Wizards

Absolutely no question, wizards need serious buffs

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#bcUigk!Tce!cZbZac

Barbs > DHs

I'll give barbs a pretty big edge here, we can make more mistakes than the DH is allowed. The DH has to be much more skillful or better geared to beat a good barb.

5 Piece IK = a must for legacy nats DHs

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#acUiXk!hcb!aabZYa

Barbs = Monks

I honestly feel this matchup is very close, it's very skillful back and forth and really mostly about who makes the first mistake and gets caught.

Maybe a slight advantage for barbs, just because Tgod's belt is just so huge vs monks.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#bcYigk!ecb!caZZYc

Barbs ? WD

This I'm still uncertain about, will need to re-copy with better gear to test more but I think if I'm able to mitigate the highest damage output a WD can put out, to the point to at least stay alive this is an easy win for barbs.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#acUiPk!ecb!aabZZc
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Wizs need BIG BIG HELP! Lol!

Overall not bad!
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why bash instead of WT for DH?

and why 5 piece IK for legacy nats DH? just fr the fury?

also just usee sprint instead of cleave agaainst monks. you only died to Modz cuz u cudnt escape him. rend and run babayy
Edited by SoLiDAlvi#1156 on 1/27/2013 8:22 PM PST
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why bash instead of WT for DH?

and why 5 piece IK for legacy nats DH? just fr the fury?

also just usee sprint instead of cleave agaainst monks. you only died to Modz cuz u cudnt escape him. rend and run babayy


WT is quite useless vs good players, it doesn't really matter what u go as long as your not wasting fury on it, you want to keep all your fury for sprints/rends.

Yes for the fury 5 piece IK is an absolute must vs skilled DHs.

I have no slot for sprint otherwise I would, and sprint isn't really needed since threatening is -30% MS.

vs a good monk, you just gotta grind them down till they lose all hope.
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u can incorporate sprint instead of cleave for monks. and the \ms reduction rune wasnt selected. you might wanna edit that. u can dodge sss with sprint. cant with threatening

everything else i agree with. do you know how much your rend crit ticks for?
Edited by SoLiDAlvi#1156 on 1/27/2013 9:10 PM PST
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u can incorporate sprint instead of cleave for monks. and the \ms reduction rune wasnt selected. you might wanna edit that. u can dodge sss with sprint. cant with threatening

everything else i agree with. do you know how much your rend crit ticks for?


keep in mind, I would have to expend fury for sprint too.

I didn't see the crits, but im sure can find out easily by looking at videos.

but I'm using a sword on PTR so it's not gonna tick for a lot.

And you can dodge SSS even without sprint, but even better just tank it if it hits.
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u can incorporate sprint instead of cleave for monks. and the \ms reduction rune wasnt selected. you might wanna edit that. u can dodge sss with sprint. cant with threatening

everything else i agree with. do you know how much your rend crit ticks for?


keep in mind, I would have to expend fury for sprint too.

I didn't see the crits, but im sure can find out easily by looking at videos.

but I'm using a sword on PTR so it's not gonna tick for a lot.

And you can dodge SSS even without sprint, but even better just tank it if it hits.


why tank it?! and cant see it in the vids. ill test it with yoou on ptr when i get the time i guess. curious to know what your CD and STR are too.
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