How much defensive stats do I need to survive MP5?

  • #1
    us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Manucode-1149/hero/17721282
    Plz help! I got 3 shot by Uber Magha in MP5.

    My barb currently have around 550 AR, 4500 armor, 745 life regen and 44.6k health before buff. I am using a 2H Skorn (all my budget can afford) The only "defensive skills" I have are War Cry (invigorate) and Rend (9% leech). Rend works well with my 95K dps (after battle rage). However I find my barb melting before uber Leoric/Magdha.

    What defensive stats shall I look for? LOH? 70k health and 700 AR? or will it be simpler if I just change my skill builds?

    btw I have two identical fire walkers, one with 315 life regen and one with 70 AR, which one is better for me?
  • #2
    You might want to try getting a belt with Life Steal on it and switching from Inspiring Presence to Bloodthirst. I find the 5%+ Life Leach to be pretty amazing, although my DPS is a bit higher than yours at the moment. I haven't ever tried a life regen build, so I can't comment on its effectiveness. Perhaps someone else uses that and can give you tips if you want to keep going in that direction. I would guess that 70 AR is going to give you far greater survivability on the boots.

    One other thing I'd recommend is switching from WW to Hammer of the Ancients with Smash. It does 400% weapon damage and is incredible with a 2H especially against ubers. I use a build with that and it is pretty powerful. I also like combining it with Wrath of the Berserker with Thrive on Chaos to keep Wrath up for a long time during uber fights. It is less effective on Maghda uber fight because of the movement involved, but on the other two uber fights I can often stay in Berserker for the duration of the fights.

    Hope that helps!
  • #3
    I have worse stats than you but I manage to kill all MP5 ubers and here is how: don't tank everything.

    I play with another barb friend and between the two of us we use Ignore Pain with Mob Rule (extends to allies) together with +armor Leaps to dps her between the add phases.

    Use defensive cooldowns and dodge shit, I promise the game is more interesting when you have to move around and use a variety of skills for more than damage.
  • #4
    Quote from FineAgedTequila

    You might want to try getting a belt with Life Steal on it and switching from Inspiring Presence to Bloodthirst. I find the 5%+ Life Leach to be pretty amazing, although my DPS is a bit higher than yours at the moment. I haven't ever tried a life regen build, so I can't comment on its effectiveness. Perhaps someone else uses that and can give you tips if you want to keep going in that direction. I would guess that 70 AR is going to give you far greater survivability on the boots.

    One other thing I'd recommend is switching from WW to Hammer of the Ancients with Smash. It does 400% weapon damage and is incredible with a 2H especially against ubers. I use a build with that and it is pretty powerful. I also like combining it with Wrath of the Berserker with Thrive on Chaos to keep Wrath up for a long time during uber fights. It is less effective on Maghda uber fight because of the movement involved, but on the other two uber fights I can often stay in Berserker for the duration of the fights.

    Hope that helps!


    Thanks! I tried your build, it works very well. I can now kill MP5 elites and bosses faster than I used to do in MP4. (I dont have a device yet so i havent try uber bosses yet.)
  • #5
    Your going to need some LOH and some lifesteal on your gear, relying on abilities to keep you alive isnt going to be the way to go. 600AR, 6karmor, 1kLOH or less with 3%lifesteal+.
  • To post a comment, please or register a new account.
Posts Quoted:
Reply
Clear All Quotes