60 Million to spend but feeling clueless

  • #1
    eu.battle[DOT]net/d3/de/profile/cybertier-2787/hero/717867

    This is my toon. I got some lucky drops (especially the amu, which i won't sell for now ^^ ) and i am sitting on ~60,000,000 to spend.
    I am currently primarly doing A3 runs on MP2 but i'd like to migrate to farming Keys and Ubers.

    I know that i need definitely more defensive stats, but i have no clue where to get them, since i am very relucant to reduce my DPS for more defense.

    So anybody up for recommendations on which pieces to replace that wouldn't reduce my dps but would boost my defense?
    Preferably affordable recommendations ^^

    If i am shown with strongarms it's because i was running with my gf before² and she doesn't like when i speed all over the place ^^ Usually i am wearing cheap Lacunas.


    ² on a related topic:
    What builds do you recommend to play with others, especially a CM wizard, where it isn't cool when you run away and kill everything before others can even catch up?
  • #2
    The hp pool is small and the boots are probably the weakest link there. Ice Climbers would be a pretty nice upgrade and would allow to increase significantly your HP. IK boots are also a strong hypothesis for 3piece set bonus not even taking the random affixes into consideration as they would be a direct upgrade since they provide at least 70 all res, 12% movement speed, 90 Str and 90 Vit.
  • #3
    Quote from cybertiers

    eu.battle[DOT]net/d3/de/profile/cybertier-2787/hero/717867

    This is my toon. I got some lucky drops (especially the amu, which i won't sell for now ^^ ) and i am sitting on ~60,000,000 to spend.
    I am currently primarly doing A3 runs on MP2 but i'd like to migrate to farming Keys and Ubers.

    I know that i need definitely more defensive stats, but i have no clue where to get them, since i am very relucant to reduce my DPS for more defense.

    So anybody up for recommendations on which pieces to replace that wouldn't reduce my dps but would boost my defense?
    Preferably affordable recommendations ^^



    you need to upgrade your way of thinking first
    "i dont want to sacrifice dps" mindset will never get u anywhere
    at higher mp u want to be able to survive first then we worry abt dps
    there was a barb with 100k dps and all these nice legendaries
    but he has 22k hp and basically the same EHP. cant do anything above mp1 and you wonder why
    thats what u get for your mindset
    if you want to farm mp5 and above then start getting defensive stat, the dps will come easier later with better weapons, gems and jewelry, but as long as you have the base downright you will be good.
    rather than buy things to upgrade for dps now and u have to change it again later. your DPS will drop thats for sure. and i will probably avoid buying small upgrades / sidegrades. continue to farm while just patiently looking for good piece to buy

    for high end barb VIT is the hardest to come by because mempo, IK pieces are high in STR and low or no vit at all. thats why random vit roll on IK pieces are so expensive. STR are super easy to come by when you are upgrading but not VIT. usually places u hunt for these are rings amulets and shoulder.

    your yellow ring its rubbish. add in 40 avg damage there and u should be good and this will cost 200-300k. spend around 1m u get better ones with more stats (str vit socket life% loh AR). choose what you feel you need.

    chest pants are decent for mp2 but it could be better since vit can roll up to 300.
    hard to beat IK chest even a bad one, so try to find one with good base vit 75-80vit and good str 150str. best IK chest will have 150-180vit but we cant afford that now.
    IK boots is instant upgrade for you for 3m, the 3 piece bonus set will gives u instant 10-15k extra EHP and it is a cheaper option, firewalkers with will give you more stats but more expensive, its your choice, make sure the firewalker has good AR and vit and good str. ice climbers are outside your budget even a cheaper one with MS is 100m+
    depth digger is nice for low mp runs while higher mp maybe u want to get something else, some ppl use blackthorne for loh, some ppl go inna for movespeed and attack speed or you can go for massive VIT str 2 socket high AR rare pants

    belt str could be higher too since belt roll str to 300. life% is nice too here
  • #4
    Quote from orangedrop

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    Thanks for your extensive reply.
    My current Goals will be:
    Replace Gloves with one with a Vit Roll. ~150 str / ~150 Vit seem to be affordable.
    Get an IK-Chest
    Get IK-Boots
    Get non-crappy ring

    Then i'll be sitting at 4 pieces IK. Is it then worth to also get the IK Belt for 5 piece bonus?
    Defensive-wise it doesn't seem to be very strong option but the 5 piece bonus might help with keeping wotb up, which is always nice.
    Maybe i'll also replace the Helm with one with a Vit roll, but i'll have to check prices on that.

    What about @res? Non of this upgrades will increase my resistances by a mentionable amount.
    Should i look for lacunis with @res instead of better dps lacunis? Or maybe a ring? I'm not sure there what would be costefficient.
  • #5
    Both of your weapons are bad. Your main has 0 crit damage and your offhand is slooow and has lowish stats for an offhand. You should get mainhand mace with crit dmg and socket without attack speed (for highest damage range possible) and fast offhand with crit dmg, socket, life steal, str, vit (not all of those but many).

    Echoing Fury also makes a good offhand, cause it makes your mainfand mace faster, and then you have both weapons a the same speed without sacrificing damage range on mainhand. It can't have many affixes though.

    Also gloves are pretty bad. Only str and crit chance. You should get at least 4 good affixes on gloves. For example Str, All res, crit chance, crit damage.
  • #6
    Some other possible upgrades:

    1) Gems - you need to upgrade those ghetto gems to at least star quality. This is more or less free, and going star is +28 str. Since you will recycle these gems every time you upgrade your gear this is a one-time upgrade.

    2) IK belt (170+ str) with % life or +vit. This is an easy str upgrade of at least +30 str, around 50 more armor, more max fury and hopefully with +bash dmg. This would also give you the IK 3-piece bonus of -4% melee dmg. Even an IK belt without +vit (and say physical or fire resist, or armor) will give you increased survivability simply from the -4% melee dmg.

    3) Blackthornes pants, even the most basic version (without sockets or +vit/str) more or less matches the str and vit on your current pants, and it has good +% life and LOH. It also has some minor free stuff like 10% resist all (from the 100 int) and MF. For a few million you can get one with 50 resist all and some other useful mod (single resist etc).

    4) Chest: either go all-in and get a good IK chest (=high vit) for a big chunk of your budget, or go the low-budget approach of using Blackthornes chest and pants (for +100 vit set bonus). You can get a decent Blackthornes chest for almost nothing (at least compared to IK), with 50 more vit compared to your current chest, add in the 100 vit from set bonus and the % life on the pants and you get almost +10k life, which is 1/3 more than you have now, from just 2 gear pieces. And if you get the IK belt you don't have to worry about missing out on the 3-piece IK set bonus.
  • #7
    whats the point of wasting another few mil on mediocore gear. you get a new IK glove and yet you still need to change it later
    you can already farm mp2 efficiently. Go big my friend. good IK chest is a good start and thats your whole budget there. once you get a good one it stays there for a looooong time
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