This week's Play Your Way build is a Frenzy-focused Barbarian, that stacks Fire elemental bonus damage. Check the preview below, or click the banner to see the full in-depth guide.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Source)Get ready to roar with unbridled Fury — the Barbarian is our next class feature and PhoenixGod#1842 is on fire with his Frenzy-focused build in this week’s Play Your Way!
About the Build:The Barbarian is known for honing his primal anger into purely destructive forces of nature, bending the elements to his stubborn will and annihilating his enemies with the devastation that follows. While a typical build will cycle through the Fury resource to accomplish this, PhoenixGod has chosen to avoid spenders in his Rage of the Maniac build, instead making the most out of the Frenzy primary skill and roasting his enemies in the process.
Revenge isn't always best served cold. Not just another Fire based build, PhoenixGod has a few powerful punches hidden up his sleeve (do . . . do Barbarians have sleeves?) and he makes use of proc and cooldown-based skills such as Overpower andRevenge. These often underappreciated skills have impressive results, delivering quite the wallop when paired with theBerserker Rage passive. Your Fury might not be used actively, but it’s certainly not going to waste!
Fire is a fairly dominant element with a lot of supporting Legendary options. That means the Rage of the Maniac build stands on its own and is super flexible in the gear you can equip. If you’re looking to refine your build with specific pieces, though, check out the suggested items below!
PhoenixGod has a great start here, with some craftable items that give a solid foundation and some strong supporting Legendaries. (P.S. We know about the display bug for Goldskin and other chest pieces, we're working on it!)
New Play Your Way Form
Play Your Way got a redesigned form, where you can specify all useful information about your build and even attach some screenshots for those interested in submitting a build to be showcased. Check it out!
Westmarch Workshop Rap
Have you ever heard about Westmarch Workshop, ArchonTheWizard's weekly podcast about Diablo? For those who follow it, and for those who never watched it, this week has a special treat - Archon himself singing an intro rap. You don't wanna miss that. They also talk about some of the current end-game meta-game, some important hotfixes during this week and just generally wrap some of the most important topics all in one video. Check it out!
Kripp's HC Tank Monk
Kripparian is back to playing some Reaper of Souls after Patch 2.1's Seasons started. He started playing a Demon Hunter, but then realized that in Hardcore the Greater Rift progress is frequently limited by how strong a party's tank character is, and how said tanks frequently die in those higher levels.
With that in mind, he began theorycrafting the tankiest character he could - and came up with a CDR-focused tanky Monk that can keep Serenity up almost all the time and has a pretty high Toughness stat. A worthy watch if your HC party is also limited by how well your tank can hold enemies at bay. Watch it below!
Blade of Prophecy Part 2
A few days ago we featured the first part of MannerCookie's first Blade of Prophecy video, where he talked about the basics of the build in Patch 2.1 and showed what efficient Bounty farming looked like with it. The 2nd part has been uploaded to youtube, and in this one he talks a bit about why he decided to play Hardcore after playing Softcore for quite a while, some more thoughts on the build and shows some Torment 6 Rift farming with it!