First off I play on Xbox 1..and I found a Barb build I like, it's a whirlwind build. I'm almost able to clear T-13..now I see that the skull grasp ring I see changing, and also a big change to the whirlwind dust devils damage..I'm screwed aren't I? This is why I left the game in the first place..every time I'd find a build I liked it was nerfed. Ugh.
It's removing dust devils but it's buffing overall base damage of WW. Some people went into GR 90's on PTR using WW, so it's good
its not removing dust devils, its just shifting numbers around so that the tornadoes aren't 99% of your damage, 6pc still gives dust devils, but instead of fixing them to 2500% weapon damage it gives an overall 800% damage multiplier to all whirlwind damage, main and dust devils, it comes out to be buffed from before and less rng dependant
Ive been testing my build on the PTR and jumped up from clearing GR 55 to GR62 without changing a single thing, WW got a big buff depending on exactly how you play it. My specific play style and my specific WW build are no where near optimum, but it's fun for me and with that, I gained 7 levels. I actually gained 10 levels after I swapped around a couple of passives with Obsidian ring in the cube and started using WotB more often.
Im not the type of guy to jump from build type to build type chasing the newest META build. I have had a WW barb since the vanilla days and have stuck with it. I can say this latest patch will be the strongest WW has ever been. It's funny now that I think about it. I saw another recent thread about a LoN WW build and more than half the gear that was on it, I was rocking 2 years ago, Fulminator and Odyn Son with Thundergods and Andys helm. I felt like I was looking back in time at my old build.