Hold the phone.
Before you even consider an Mempo helm, get rid of those pants. I think i just threw up a little bit in my mouth when i saw those.
Go for Rares with 100 str+ / 200+ Vita / 70+ AR / Armor / 2 socket. These are actually pretty cheap and if you cant' find any that are good, get it without the Armor modifier.
That will help you a lot more then those blackthorns pants.
Also, dont buy a crap mempo. If you can't afford at least a 180 str / 11-12% Life / 4.5% CC or higher, dont bother getting one. Its a waste of gold. Stick with a good andy's.... Or better yet, go for a IK helm. Those are very good barb helms too.
Ok big daddy Professor!
I am with you on the pants, no doubt! But for helm I think a decent str/vit mempo is way more affordable and better than a 70+ AR IK helm at this stage. As long as CC is on every available piece this is should be fine. The only thing is it limit you from using a SOJ. I think the AIS/AR/Socket/Life % is better than an andys any day of the week.
FYI - I ran the numbers and if you got those 2 upgrades you would gain 144819 EHP on D3 Raw and lose 8 K DPS . So I think it is a good move, since you can work DPS in other areas like rings, gloves, and weapon later on.
So to summarize my thoughts and yes I do agree with Professor here in some ways.
1 - New Helm (Either AR IK or High Str Mempo)
2 - New Stormshield with 9+ CC and 30+ Block
3 - Pants - Get OG (Original Gangster) Blackthornes or Nice Rares with the stats Prof daddy suggested.
I went a bit overboard, but the Poster wanted to have higher dps, so naturally i went with an Andy's helm as it is one of the top dps helms in the game currently. But yeah, for a SnB , The helms you picked out are better.
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