Just coming back - any advice?

  • #1
    Hey guys,

    Just coming back from a few months off of playing Diablo, so I was wondering what the general trends/current good builds and skills are. Here is my current armory:

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Mallachor-1331/hero/828470

    So far I've been going through Act 3, MP0 no problem with this setup, just wondering what I should be looking for in equipment, weapons, etc. I only have like 500k gold right now, not much to work with, but I would like to know what I should be gearing towards.

    Thanks!
  • #2
    should rename from Hodir to Brodir. Definitely a good swap.
    Bashiok - Blizzard Representative - 08/01/2011 -"So how many skill combinations are there now? Well taking into account 6 active skills, all the rune combinations, and 3 passives we currently expect each class to have roughly 2,285,814,795,264 different build combinations."

    "Hey, I thought you'd like the witty irony of grub-on-glowie violence!"
  • #3
    Wow classic tanky style barb , reminds of the good ol days - spamming the revenge key hehehe. :)

    Welcome back , barb builds these days are fast and furious to maximize paragon and farm effectively . - Whirlwind , Hammer of the ancients , Throw builds and Rend builds are the most popular at the moment. All have 1 thing in common - Speed both from equipment and the Sprint skill.

    Look to upgrade movement speed , crit chance , crit hit damage.
    Life steal works well once you start building up your dps - Barbs can use life steal from the passive , belts and weapons.
    Hellfire ring can provide useful stats depending on the proc - also 35% bonus xp which is nice for paragon farming.
    Some extra vitality and around 400-500 all res should be more than enough for mp0 -mp1 .

    You are basically looking to increase damage and kill faster as "sword and board" isnt really needed for low level paragon farming.

    Good luck and have fun out there :)
  • #4
    Pretty nice round-up. If you are more of a tank minded player, the Rend with WOTB+spenders to keep it up by the +1sec rune coulb be your fav combo. But you need to gear up with res all.

    Check the AH, you are going to be amazed by the cheap gear. I just checked yesterday the stats of a chest armor I sold in the RMAH for a good money and are ridic by today standards. Those blue rings, OMG, those were some weird times.

    You are gonna have fun.
  • #5
    WotB is overrated, especially after 1.0.5
  • #6
    Quote from manticore_2542

    Wow classic tanky style barb , reminds of the good ol days - spamming the revenge key hehehe. :)

    Welcome back , barb builds these days are fast and furious to maximize paragon and farm effectively . - Whirlwind , Hammer of the ancients , Throw builds and Rend builds are the most popular at the moment. All have 1 thing in common - Speed both from equipment and the Sprint skill.

    Look to upgrade movement speed , crit chance , crit hit damage.
    Life steal works well once you start building up your dps - Barbs can use life steal from the passive , belts and weapons.
    Hellfire ring can provide useful stats depending on the proc - also 35% bonus xp which is nice for paragon farming.
    Some extra vitality and around 400-500 all res should be more than enough for mp0 -mp1 .

    You are basically looking to increase damage and kill faster as "sword and board" isnt really needed for low level paragon farming.

    Good luck and have fun out there :)


    Haha, thanks. Yeah, I've been having fun even with the old build, Inferno is SO much easier now. But I can see how I am going a little slow, considering how easy it is.

    Could I get a couple links to popular/standard/generic builds? Not wanting to carbon copy, but to get an idea of the current meta.
  • #7
    Welcome back man :-) its bringing back some memmories matching the old tank build tbh, but great to hear that you are back in the game again.

    Regarding links:
    Regarding paragon farming you should go for the "alkaizer route" with a ww build, if you have a look on either google or youtube, then there are tons of videos that will be able to help you out :-)
    Regering gear setup and skill builds, then you are more than welcome to look at my barb, my battletag is karaz#2866, im not the best geared barb kuttere but i hope that it might help you seeing the big picture :-) keep in mind im playing on eu

    I Hope that i was able to help you out a bit.

    Best regards

    Karaz
  • #8
    Thanks guys! I appreciate all the advice, always happy to hear more!
  • #9
    5 things will fit any build ... strength, crit hit, crit damg, all res, & speed. Prices are LOW on the AH if you're looking to buy, but with the good loot drops nowadays you can probably find your own upgrades in a day or two.
  • #10
    What's a good health and res. that I should be at, before focusing more on the damage stats?
  • #11
    It really depends on what kind of build you have/want/use. For MP0 (or 1 or 2) IMO you don't really need to focus on those so much ... if you can 1-shot anything except elites then no worries :)
  • #12
    nmitty 1.0.5 budget barb guide for gearing. give you a very good base layout what should you go for and how to choose your pieces. he use ww build which most barb use and with his guide u can farm mp1-2 quite easily
  • #13
    You should get a good dagger as offhand with a socket + lifesteal/life on hit, and maybe some strength. That makes your WW/Run like the wind damage VERY high.
  • #14
    Made some changes to gear and skills - any advice on what to upgrade next with about 1mil? I still feel pretty squishy in MP1, trying to do the Alk route.

    Here is my armory link:

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Mallachor-1331/hero/828470
  • #15
    farm. a3. mp0. dude.
    best efficiency
    moar legendaries (quality is the same)
    moar XP
    lower survi requirements
    lower dps requirements
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