Diablo® III

No LS or LoH on weps question

Looking at top tier barbs... alot of them don't have LS on their off-hand and dont use LoH on armor pieces. At what point is it okay to just gear for maximum damage? Why dont they use LS on atleast their OH? and i understand they can get LS from bloodthrist but, is that enough?
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I can farm MP6 with 3 percent no problem but when doing MP10 uber I have to throw on a IK belt for 6 percent total.
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You'll find that the majority of high-end Skorn barbs use LS Skorns. Some go for IAS+IK belt+bloodthirst, but I would say they're in the minority.
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Wouldnt it be more efficient to go with something other than bloodthirst when leveling?
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plvling or farming?*
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Probably almost impossible to efficiently run in MP10 (especially ubers) without LS/LOH on at least 1 of your weapons. I've LS on my MH and LOH on my OH but still feel it's better to use an IK belt over a WH belt because I notice I die more than I do when using my IK belt.

I'm on the lookout for a decent EF with LS to replace my OH. Hopefully by then, I can drop my IK belt for a WH belt.
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Probably almost impossible to efficiently run in MP10 (especially ubers) without LS/LOH on at least 1 of your weapons. I've LS on my MH and LOH on my OH but still feel it's better to use an IK belt over a WH belt because I notice I die more than I do when using my IK belt.

I'm on the lookout for a decent EF with LS to replace my OH. Hopefully by then, I can drop my IK belt for a WH belt.


I wouldn't say it's impossible. I can do mp10 as efficiently as anyone and I never die only using Bloodthitst for ls
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Probably almost impossible to efficiently run in MP10 (especially ubers) without LS/LOH on at least 1 of your weapons. I've LS on my MH and LOH on my OH but still feel it's better to use an IK belt over a WH belt because I notice I die more than I do when using my IK belt.

I'm on the lookout for a decent EF with LS to replace my OH. Hopefully by then, I can drop my IK belt for a WH belt.


I wouldn't say it's impossible. I can do mp10 as efficiently as anyone and I never die only using Bloodthitst for ls


Cuz your gg is not like what we mere mortals have bro! :-)
Edited by MasterPUA#6728 on 3/5/2013 9:36 PM PST
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i know i made the choice for LS weapon, people here always told me it was an error. I like it. makes me very tanky and i can use rend lacerate in high MPs
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well I'm doing mp9 right now with just an ik belt for LS.... seems possible to do mp10 without a LS wep.
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@ OP

There's a reason they don't have LS/LOH in those spots.

#1--COST
#2--Lack of necessity.

I can carry 1 dead MP10 ubers and consider myself a mid tier barb...I have zero LOH, 2.9 LS on belt, bloodthirst takes it up to 5.9% total.....I'd love for one of my weps to have LS on it, I just don't have an extra bil in gold laying around....there is a ring available that could replace my MH ring on the AH and it happens to have LOH...but it's 200+mil....no thanks.

There isn't a cut & dry answer to when you should start going for damage....your skill selection, gear, and play style will have a synergy that will either support stacking dmg or it won't. Use a calculator before making major purchases and experiment extensively.
Cheers.
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i am primarily a skorn user. I have 2 skorns. the one i have equipped now with no LS and one weaker one with LS(5.7%). I find that percentage to be fine for any MP level. I don't use anyother life steal gear or the bloodthirst passive. I do use bloodthirst with my "powerhouse" skorn. I can survive all MPs with either skorn, but it is a little easier to survive MP8-MP10 with my LS.

The biggest thing to use with skorns is Rend (bloodlust). That will make you invincible if you know how to use it well.
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@greywolf

Do you farm/mp lvl with bloodthirst? and if you do... how efficient are you?
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I have 700+ loh on my EF. I was lucky enough to find it.

The only time I'll use any life steal other than rend/blood lust is during ubers carrying someone and I'll throw the blood thrist passive on. I also use a completely different build for ubers, but with my current setup rend/blood lust seems to be more than enough when farming. I mostly run mp5-7 for speed. Sometimes I'll run 9-10 if I'm feeling like playing for a while.
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So the question is..... Is it worth spending 200m gold on a weapon that would maximize my damage? Not worrying about LS or LoH and just subing in bloodthirst and ik belt when LS is needed?
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Having ls on good weps are expensive but they give you more flexibility in gearing.

Takes ages to save up for a good wep like mine Lol gl
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The day I decided to break up my IK set and replace my IK belt with a WH belt, I was glad I had LS on one weapon as it just kept my barb humming.
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