I just got the game yesterday and was looking for some barb advice. Im at lvl 28 right now. Im not sure what weapons I should be going for and general stats/skills.
Currently just go for Vit and Str, usually skewing for more Vit over Str if given the choice. Dont really have much choice and just take whatever comes first from crafting usually or if something happens to drop that I can use. No other stats really showing up, but when should I start looking into stuff like magic find and life steal and so on?
For weapons, Ive been duel wielding and 2 spears were best Ive found so far. Should I stick the barb only weapons in general once I start finding actual gear (mighty weapons I believe)? Or just highest dps/stats and dont worry about weapon type?
As for skills, I havent really tried anything outside of bash/cleave (using cleave almost exclusively now) and whirlwind. Others im running are battle rage, revenge, earthquake and ground stomp with passives as ruthless and weapons master. I havent died yet and just sorta face roll through up to act 3.
Main thing Ive noticed in the day or so Ive played is that I have no gold compared to AH prices for even blues in my level range that are worse than the stuff Ive crafted/found, let alone affording a decent upgrade legendary. Everything costs 100k+ for decent upgrade and Ive barely come back with 10k gold after an hour run or something. Sucks for new players to try and even use the AH.
Morp, Dont worry about your skill until you reach lv60. (That's when all skill and runes available for you). Once you reach lv 60, then read this http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7591980848
Gear wise, you dont need AH until you reach lv 60. currently I'm playing WD and I only use what I found.
Just use any weapon with high DPS, and you already in track collecting STR and VIT for barb.
add me in game, i might have same gold to spare. Just to buy potion and repair bill.