Get this, I haven't played my barb in nearly a year. Why? I was disgusted with it. Sprint, whirlwind, etc etc. Boring. I had been running a tanky DH and a very squishy (but decent) CM freeze wiz mostly, and even played a WD for a bit.
But the barb.
Here is the story. Couple nights ago, I join a friends game. She had another player in the game, (who was playing a barb) and got to talking. Honestly I can't remember his user name, which is really sad, but if you saw how full my list was you would all understand.
Point is, he showed me this build for the barb he was using. He looked at mine, said that I could run the same build, just swap a couple pieces of gear.
Get this. He stressed using slower weaps, less APS. I naturally scratched my head, but figured, what the hell.
My current barbarian build that is on my profile is what I'm currently using. This was tweaked last night, after I was surprised at how well a ~60k damage Barb could do in an MP8 game! I was like wtf?
So now, I have a base damage of 88k. Wooooo big whup right?
SO WHY THE HELL AM I GETTING 2 million damage on CRIT!???
No seriously! I even have a screen shot of the 1.4 and 1.5's I get fairly often, I see 1.9s occasionally and even saw a 2 (just over). Not sure what the highest possible is, but damn! From an 88k base?????? Ok the barb is WAY over the top or what?
Is the just the way the skills combine? Is it the gear? I had a couple of friends try the build, but they have yet to get anywhere near those numbers.
Yes, I don't crit very often, (not a lot of CC at the moment) and my CD could use more boost, but holy crap. I would be able to one shot monsters in MP10 with 4 players in game if the crit goes higher than it does now. And get this!
I don't even have but maybe 30 or 40 mil in gear and a crap ton of gems. (I usually just buy those off the RMAH, hate screwing around wasting gold on them) So yeah with the gems its probably around what.. few hundred million gold?
SO what is it with this build? Why is this simple level 60 mule that I had sitting in the pool of characters collecting dust now a fun build to play at the moment? lol
Just thought I would throw this out here. I don't really play barb much, so maybe someone else can shed some light on this.
My profile may say other than 88k but the base IS 88k. With one skill it jumps to 109k, with both it goes up around 286k, or something. Just thought I would add that.