Upgrading Gear and Spec for Mp5+

  • #1
    I've been making the switch from a full time DH to barbarian and my goal is to get to Mp7-10 but I need some work on my gear to take the next step.

    I'm running a standard DW WW / Sprint build, and I tend to err on the side of defense because I really hate dying.

    Here's my profile:

    http://us.battle.net...05/hero/1343425

    My questions:

    I have a set of Inna's pants from my DH; it would improve my DPS by quite a bit but I'd lose over 12K HP. How would I make up that HP loss?

    How do I manage my IAS breakpoints? Right now my IAS is 38 and I have +.25 on EF too. Am I in the sweet spot right now, or is it better to back off IAS and improve the DPS on my ring and main-hand weapon?

    If my goal is to farm efficiently on MP 7-10 should I look into a Skorn or HOTA build instead of the standard WW?

    I have a budget of 200M, what should I look for or change to get my DPS and survivability high enough to take the next step into higher MP?

    Thanks!
  • #2
    You have nice IAS, i would highly recommend that you switch to life steal Skorn instead dw. With enough IAS (~42%) you will have so much fun with it. Check my build and gear http://eu.battle.net...1/hero/25367099, i had much lower budget than you have now. I am using WW for trash and Smash for elites. Its insanely fun, i just wish i had more gold to buy better LS Skorn. With these stats i am doing MP10 with very few deaths. Rend/Hota build without LS skorn i didn't like it at all, you can try it, but for me it was nowhere near fun as this one.

    When it comes to gear. Natalya combo only will give you like 12k dps. You can sell those climbers for nice cash and invest it elsewhere. Invest in gems. Buy good Witching hour with 9 IAS and big crit dmg + str and vitality if budget allows. Good innas temperance without vitality is very cheap, its a must. If you are low on vitality gem for it, with better gems. You can get better neck too. Sell that Mempo too and buy version with 240+ str version. All this is much better to buy by bidding instead buyout, you will get much better items for lower money. Snipe for few days.
  • #3
    Thanks for the advice! I picked up a LS Skorn last night and swapped War Cry for HOTA, I already see a huge difference in my ability to take down elites on MP5.
  • #4
    Quote from Sasomange

    You have nice IAS, i would highly recommend that you switch to life steal Skorn instead dw. With enough IAS (~42%) you will have so much fun with it. Check my build and gear http://eu.battle.net...1/hero/25367099, i had much lower budget than you have now. I am using WW for trash and Smash for elites. Its insanely fun, i just wish i had more gold to buy better LS Skorn. With these stats i am doing MP10 with very few deaths.


    Absolutely nothing wrong with DW, its easier to get higher DPS numbers with Skorn but after playing with both set ups I would still side with DW over skorn. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Sheol-1663/hero/1954735 my current set up for MP10 you could always try and copy that gear load out, my advice to Jon would be play with the Skorn build but don't sacrifice too much defense or vit for the sake of DPS.. glass cannon barbs are not the most fun
  • #5

    Quote from Sasomange

    You have nice IAS, i would highly recommend that you switch to life steal Skorn instead dw. With enough IAS (~42%) you will have so much fun with it. Check my build and gear http://eu.battle.net...1/hero/25367099, i had much lower budget than you have now. I am using WW for trash and Smash for elites. Its insanely fun, i just wish i had more gold to buy better LS Skorn. With these stats i am doing MP10 with very few deaths.


    Absolutely nothing wrong with DW, its easier to get higher DPS numbers with Skorn but after playing with both set ups I would still side with DW over skorn. http://us.battle.net...63/hero/1954735 my current set up for MP10 you could always try and copy that gear load out, my advice to Jon would be play with the Skorn build but don't sacrifice too much defense or vit for the sake of DPS.. glass cannon barbs are not the most fun


    I didn't say there is something wrong with DW, i even like DW much more than any 2h/skorn build, just we are on tight budget and we can't afford even one good weapon, not to mention two good weapons. Skorn is far more efficient for our budget. Only downside is it is bit harder to keep Wotb up.
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