04/01/2013 08:18 AMFor the ammy, should I absolutely get 10cc, or is it not a huge deal to drop to 9.5 if it makes it more feasible to hit 80-90+ CD?
Posted by Tiens
I would not sacrifice too much CD for .5 cc. If you can get a fairly high one with 10cc than cheers...but something tells me this is not an easy task. Your weakest crit slot right now is your lacuni's. Considering they roll up to six and you have three. Getting 10cc on your neck would be great, but improving your lacuni's to at least 5 would ease your crit burden on other gear.
04/01/2013 08:18 AMIf I manage to keep the LS when I swap to mace, could I swap from IK to WH to drop IAS from my ring, or is there a better slot to get IAS so I can drop it from my ring?
Posted by Tiens
This is a personal decision. I can't really answer this for you, but I can give you some base information that might help you make a decision.
When to go for witching hour?
(a) Don't mind using a blood thirst passive as you will pretty much have to. Getting lifesteal on a main hand weapon typically limits the average damage range. Getting all high rolls is not only rare, but will cost a billion gold minimum.
(b) ultimately plan on going for the 2.86 breakpoint.
(c) You don't mind overpaying for gloves to complete you IK set bonus...or not getting the bonus at all and spending a s-ton on AR gloves. Either way...this isn't cheap.
When to go for IK belt?
(a) Have the option to use a BT passive to maximize crit damage on weapons but aren't forced to use bt passive. If you ultimately want to have passive flexibility, this is clearly the best choice.
(b) Free AR. All resist rolls natively on this belt and is an option on witching hour which is a lot pricier. Also vit is amuch more affordable on IK belts than it is on WH when combined with AR.
(c) Very easy to complete the IK set with belt and chest. Chest is definitely BiS.
(d) No interest in hitting 2.86 BP with EF/Mace combo.
If I do keep the IK belt, would it be a good idea to swap to ice climbers or Zuni trail? Or should I keep IK boots and swap out IK gloves?
There is a reason that zuni's don't have a barbarian set bonus lol..they aren't really meant for barbs. That being said, it doesn't mean you shouldn't use them. I will never recommend zuni boots over IC's. IC's provide very strong mitigation where as Zuni's are DPS boots. I prefer the mitigation. If you can get the necessary mitigation in other slots then it could be a possibility but not one i would personally recommend.
I would never recommend going with IK gloves as they are damn pricey to upgrade. If you ultimately want to reach 2.86 w/ an SoJ and a mace/ef combo...you HAVE to have the WH which means you would have to get IK gloves to complete your set...or live with no IK set bonus.
The WH/IK belt decision is the key ingredient to gearing a barb and effects nearly every slot for all of the reasons you have mentioned.