My overall goals are:
Get a bit more allres/armor so I can switch out of the defensive(Tough as Nails, War Cry) skills for good. I'm also aware I should find another 20k life somewhere but frankly I'm quite comfortable in that department ATM.
Switch to a faster weapon because I don't like hammers. I've been pondering axes due to weapons master but I'd like something even faster.
I hate to die. Softcore or no.
I'd like to stick to Hammer of the Ancients, Rend and WotB
I'd like to be consistently able to oneshot Fallen and other assorted critters in MP10. Fallen Shaman I'd like to twoshot.
I'd like to stay at 24% movement and I'm not totally convinced Lacunis are worth it.
Could you please take a look an tell me if I should follow this route? A crit Mempo is currently out of my reach. I've got a nice 6cc IK helmet. My budget is around 500 million. I craft a lot. And I'm awefully patient.
Where do I begin?
Mains are on EU
That is one beast of a barb! Let me run through your gear really quick and point out a few of the weakest areas. First the ammy, it could have higher avg damage and CD, keep crafting here. All your Immortal King gear is low on vit, these could be upgraded. That said, overall you have nice gear and great resistance. I really think you should look at using sword for a new weapon. In general most snb barbs can get better overall damage with a sword with a marq. ruby. Have you tried running the numbers with that type of setup? I know you are reluctant to lose the 10% CC for weapon master, but I think you should look into gaining that CC back through skills, like OP:SK. However, for you I think Revenge Best Served Cold might be a more fitting option. You're getting hit alot, so I don't think you'd have a problem with it procing. I have not personally tested this, it is just an idea. If you drop war cry and add RBSC it will still give you extra survivability as well as increasing your damage. Seems like this would work with your tanky barb. Just a suggestion... I wouldn't recommend dropping the 24% move speed, because you don't use sprint. That's all I can think of, so good luck!
03/28/2013 06:59 PMPosted by bfandreasI was also thinking about a Ruby in my weapon. But I did the math and it didn't really come out on top. So my next thing would've been a sword. ATM I think I really need a lot more base damage since most of my damage in crowds comes from Rend.
03/28/2013 07:25 PMPosted by BruceI was also thinking about a Ruby in my weapon. But I did the math and it didn't really come out on top. So my next thing would've been a sword. ATM I think I really need a lot more base damage since most of my damage in crowds comes from Rend.
The reason the ruby doesn't work as well in the mace is the slow attack speed. A sword has a base attack speed of 1.4 vs the 1.2 of the mace. Snbers are lacking in attack speed, so we try to help make some of it up in the weapons we use. Also if you are using rend for damage why not switch to lacerate rune?
Wow, that's quite a difference. I took all your advice, changed War Cry to OP, swapped Bash for Frenzy and swapped my expensive hammer for a sword that just cost a tenth. So I made a profit and did speed everything up considerably.
I have yet to do the math but I lost no screen DPS and everything feels faster. On top of that I now have a clear upgrade path.
Tanks, guys. This was quite a humbling experience.
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