Thanks, what a helpful guide! I recently began leveling up a Barb after working 2 distance attackers, a DH and a Wiz. Tho I really love the Wiz, but Barb is refreshing- BAM! When I saw this, I was trying to figure out dual wield thing, and I was hoping for a setup where I could just tank everything without worrying about whether the right type of weapon, or is it in the correct hand....
I'm currently using cleave as main attack. Any thoughts on using cleave vs bash? Is it just a preference thing? I'm currently switching back and forth and at this level, I don't see a big diff. Still figuring out what I like in terms of skills.
I was seriously thinking about switching, but I'm not gonna conform with kan and tomcruise.
And good job with the guide Professor.
Oh you know you want to man!
I love it, dw is fun to, but I will always like Shield Barbs better, its pretty much a trademark of mine and is my identify, so I roll with it like a champion. That reminds me I need to sell my EF on the RMAH.
Also the reveneger build is very effective, I used to use it exclusively back in the day and can deal some monster dps for farming since you can you mauraders rages rune for battle rage.
06/07/2013 10:06 AMPosted by ProfessorReally silver? Hmm... How can we figure it out?
06/07/2013 10:21 AMPosted by silverfireReally silver? Hmm... How can we figure it out?
I don't understand and fully trust how d3rawr is calculating HotA damage (its numbers always seem far lower than what I see in game),...
06/07/2013 10:03 AMPosted by silverfireFWIW, I haven't run any numbers, but my intuition tells me that emerald is likely better than most people think, even if it reduces paper DPS, because it pretty much directly multiplies HotA damage.
06/07/2013 01:08 PMPosted by CelanianI want to add that for people who use Hota or Revenge builds (basically all non-WW builds), IK belt is far superior to WH unless you have LS on your weapon. A top WH adds maybe 10-15% or so dps compared to top IK belt but at the cost of a bunch of ehp and locking up a passive. For general farming, you gain 30% dps about 80% of the time using brawler with the new monster densities. That more than outweighs the dps gain from wh. For especially tough runs such as Act4, that freed up passive can be used for Superstition or Tough as Nails for better survivability instead.
I'll look into the swd and I think I have a ring with CD and CC with some str (was using this for the WW build).
what aps should I be aiming for with this build? i want to use bash, rend, hota, BR, OP and sprint.
great posts..can't wait to try this out.
06/07/2013 01:00 PMPosted by CelanianFWIW, I haven't run any numbers, but my intuition tells me that emerald is likely better than most people think, even if it reduces paper DPS, because it pretty much directly multiplies HotA damage.
Baller and I know this already. We had a discussion about this and figured that since the damage numbers are so close between marquis ruby and emerald, that we would go for highest epeen and we stuck with ruby. Even if emerald is better at full fury, it's not that big of a difference and we like having high paper dps. lol
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