Low lvl Barb specc. (Read: NOT for inferno.)

  • #1
    http://us.battle.net...XVTi!ZYd!aaaaaa

    This is not a specc I intend to try and use in Hell/inferno as it is severely lacking defensive attributes I was thinking more for between 20-35, with a 2h axe/mace to up the critchance for HOTA.

    Main idea is getting down groups fast, might not be the best bosskiller but I see it working well in large groups of mobs.


    [Cleave w/ Rupture], nice aoe gainer, the explode adds nicely to that.
    [Hammer of the ancients w/ Rolling thunder], good dmg spender, the added shockwave equals larger AOE.
    [Leap w/ Iron Impact] for for more survivability when jumping into large groups, gives you a couple of nuking secs.
    [Revenge w/ Vengance is mine] a nice situasional ability, fury free and works nice as a uncontrollable spike heal, with "vengance is mine" you also gain fury aswell as more life. Might aswell have it, as beeing hit is kinda the barbarian way !
    [Earthquake w/giants stride] Selfexplanatory. It rocks.
    [Battle rage w/ maurader´s rage] very very nice dmg buff.

    Passives : [Ruthless] (crit and crit dmg ) [Weapons master] (even more crit from mace/axe) and [Bloodthirst] (stacks neatly with aoe attacks like cleave)

    Mainly focusing for solo atleast in the start, if I group up tho I could switch [Battle Rage] with [War Cry w/ Hardened Wrath]


    So what´s the verdict? Float or sink?
  • #2
    You might be better off with a max fury, berzerker rage build going into nightmare. Instead to hoping for an occiasional +50% damage hit. You can be doing +25% at max fury, with a mighty weapon+weapon master passive it will not be hard to reach max fury. Add on the Marauder Rage, that's +55% damage right there.

    Switch Cleave for Bash+Onslaught: Generate +15 fury per bash.
    Switch HotA for Rend+Ravage: Very nice AoE, If you rend 20, you gain 60 fury while spending 20.
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  • #3
    Looks like a solid low level build if you ask me. Though I would take smash instead of rolling thunder seeing as you already have plenty of AoE
  • #4
    I was looking at something very similar to this. Alot of DPS output and some survivability. My only main difference was I went with overpower instead of earthquake for the added free attack and the boost to crit. And instead of cleave i went more single target and grabbed frenzy for more single target since my hammer was built for mor AOE.

    Solid build that i personaly am going to try to take into hell for sure.

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#WZXVQi!ZYd!caaaZa

    Inferno switched to a different, more survival based build
  • #5
    Quote from gboon

    I was looking at something very similar to this. Alot of DPS output and some survivability. My only main difference was I went with overpower instead of earthquake for the added free attack and the boost to crit. And instead of cleave i went more single target and grabbed frenzy for more single target since my hammer was built for mor AOE.

    Solid build that i personaly am going to try to take into hell for sure.

    http://us.battle.net...XVQi!ZYd!caaaZa

    Inferno switched to a different, more survival based build


    Looks a bit more balanced (and better) then the OPs build for sure. I will probably go for something similiar but might go with rend instead of HotA since I really liked rend in the beta
  • #6
    Quote from JudgeCarnifex

    You might be better off with a max fury, berzerker rage build going into nightmare. Instead to hoping for an occiasional +50% damage hit. You can be doing +25% at max fury, with a mighty weapon+weapon master passive it will not be hard to reach max fury. Add on the Marauder Rage, that's +55% damage right there.

    Switch Cleave for Bash+Onslaught: Generate +15 fury per bash.
    Switch HotA for Rend+Ravage: Very nice AoE, If you rend 20, you gain 60 fury while spending 20.


    I'm with JudgeCarnifex here, I personally would prefer Rend over HotA. But can you explain how Rend with Ravage gives you 60 fury while spending 20 fury? I don't see anywhere in tooltip that says Rend gives you more fury...
  • #7
    Quote from ntrik

    I'm with JudgeCarnifex here, I personally would prefer Rend over HotA. But can you explain how Rend with Ravage gives you 60 fury while spending 20 fury? I don't see anywhere in tooltip that says Rend gives you more fury...


    He said rend 20. Meaning, rend 20 monsters with Weapons Master passive whilst using a mighty weapon...voila - 60 fury.
  • #8
    Quote from beadon

    Quote from ntrik

    I'm with JudgeCarnifex here, I personally would prefer Rend over HotA. But can you explain how Rend with Ravage gives you 60 fury while spending 20 fury? I don't see anywhere in tooltip that says Rend gives you more fury...


    He said rend 20. Meaning, rend 20 monsters with Weapons Master passive whilst using a mighty weapon...voila - 60 rage.


    Wow weapon mastery with mighty weapon applies to skills as well? I thought it'd only apply to autohits. That.. is nice!!
  • #9
    Quote from ntrik

    Quote from beadon

    Quote from ntrik

    I'm with JudgeCarnifex here, I personally would prefer Rend over HotA. But can you explain how Rend with Ravage gives you 60 fury while spending 20 fury? I don't see anywhere in tooltip that says Rend gives you more fury...


    He said rend 20. Meaning, rend 20 monsters with Weapons Master passive whilst using a mighty weapon...voila - 60 rage.


    Wow weapon mastery with mighty weapon applies to skills as well? I thought it'd only apply to autohits. That.. is nice!!


    Autohits? :)
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