xxxkan gave me 60M to build a Skorn set for a giveaway. I've recently been tempted to make a set around an IAS Skorn and 3 slots of IAS for high EHP, and this was a good chance to to give it a shot.
Made sure to have it reach the 17 tick dtww breakpoint, 24% MS, 3 fury HotA reduction, 5 fury rend reduction. No compromises on quality of life.
Reaches almost squarely 100k DPS without passives, 136k DPS with. 940K EHP per diabloprogress, 740k per d3up at paragon 95. Naturally the stats will be dramatically lower without paragon.
Looking at the end product, I figured it looked like it could pass the standard "MP10 capable" benchmark. No need for noob cry, bloodthirst being standard for IAS Skorn builds.
Only made one attempt, didn't go perfectly tbh, died twice to siege due to overconfidence ("concrete feet" as Death would call it) and ended up losing wotb in my successful kill, but it was easily preventable. And of course no good positioning on ghom. Definitely won't set any records, somewhere in the 12 minute territory for all 3 first hit to death.
But it shows that its quite straightforward to make a set that has the defenses to handle ubers on MP10 quite easily with minimal need for survivability skills, and doesn't make any notable compromises elsewhere. Can farm MP10 pretty comfortably but slowly. I'd imagine it should average <30 seconds per elite on MP8.
The main principle to keep in mind which most newcomers don't pick up on is that this is a budget set, thus it doesn't attempt to use high-end pieces. No witching hour, no inna's, no ice climbers, no mempo, no IK chest nor gloves. Lacunis were a must for the movement speed. Otherwise, going with the cheaper alternatives also allowed for much higher defenses than one would typically see on this budget. The beauty of the IAS Skorn is that it lets you hit high breakpoints (by 2h standards) with just 3 slots of IAS, allowing for tons of gear flexibility and easy high EHP.
Almost all of the gear was from lazy buyouts.
IK helm: 8M
BT chest: 4.75M
Left ring: 5.9M
IK belt: 4M
BT pants: 2M
IK boots: 2M
Comes out to around 54M without gems, just below 60 with.
Edited by silverfire#1855 on 7/13/2013 11:00 AM PDT