I'm new to this site and i hope you can help me. I play a paragon level 71 ww/rend barbar and i don't know what i should upgrade next. In the last days i farmed a budget around 800m. I want to spent this money to improve my barbar.
At the moment i farming Act 1 with mp8 without much trouble a death here and there with bad affixes but it's going well. But i think there is much to improve but where should i start and what stats should the items have.
From the look of those purple gems I'd say you need to take action so you can replace them all with str gems.
Your current IK chest including gems gives you 219 str and 212 vit. If you were to replace this with base str 160 and base vit 220 for example you could then use all marquise rubies and the chest would give 346 str and 220 vit.
You could also craft shoulders of vit and hope for 200+ str, 200+ vit and some resists. I actually bought rare shoulders with 271 str, 129 vit, 76 AR for around 60mil as I had no luck crafting some with a high vit roll.
Also consider replacing your IK helm for 250 str, some vit, 12% life and 6 crit.
IK belt (with no vit) can be replaced cheaply for one with 250+ str.
It's worth crafting some gloves to see if you get lucky, you'll still have the IK set bonus from helm and chest anyway.
When your vit is sorted go for innas pants with ~40 str, ~70 vit.
I don't agree about crafting gloves. With IK gloves you get 10% melee damage reduction (6 from the gloves, 4 from 3-piece set bonus) which as a defensive bonus is very powerful from just 1 single piece of gear. Instead of crafting gloves I would look to upgrade to high str (190+) with 10% CC and either good CD or attack speed. Craft vit shoulders instead, it will take quite a few tries to get both high str and resist all, but will be worth it once you do, as it will be a minimum 200 vit upgrade for you.
Other things to look for are high CC lacunis, which don't need str on them as long as they have high CC. I also recommend switching out bash on left mouse button to HotA (smash) for elite fights.
Luckily i found a "okay" mempo last night.
Feel free to suggest further.
Allres and Life is fine for MP10. You need sustain, which can be achieved with extra life steal or extra DPS. so...
Your WH is pretty bad. So there are two possibilities. Go for a better one with 150+ Str, 45+ CHD, 9 IAS and Allres (pretty expensive) or go for a 200+ STR IK belt. If you have an IK belt you could easily change your gloves to a semi good craft and probably do not lose any DPS for switching out the WH PLUS you'll have an extra 3% LifeSteal which will help you survive in MP10 until your DPS gets high enough. IK belts are pretty cheap as well.
If you dont want to replace WH, you could try to get your hands on some Zuni's boots with Allres and strength. Shouldn't be a big difference in DPS (probably be a little upgrade, it's hard to tell because the percentage modifier) and go for crafted bracers.
I don't agree with the above poster about changing gloves. Your current gloves have 195 str, 10 CC and 47 CD, so good lucking getting more dps from crafted gloves unless you roll trifecta. The only real way to get better gloves IMHO is if you get IK with a better 2nd roll (instead of current one which is cold resist). But getting a good 2nd roll (attack speed, vit, str, resist all) along with max CC and almost max CD will be insanely expensive. I say stick with your current gloves and upgrade something else.
I do agree on the belt, it's probably your weakest piece at the moment. It has low attack speed (8 out of 9 possible) and low CD (goes from 35 to 50, and you have 37), with only 52 str. Only good part is the high resist all and the fact that it has at least some vit on it. Keep in mind that depending on gear levels, 1 attack speed is worth about 20 str, and 1 CD is about 4 str. In other words a non-str WH with 9% AS and 45-ish CD will give the same dps as your current one. Expensive part is getting both 9% AS, high CD, resist all, str and vit. You will have to skip the resist, str or vit unless you are realy rich. I suggest skipping the vit, and also expanding your search to include belts with a bit lower resist all, 50+ is good enough. 100-ish str, 9% AS and 45-ish CD will be a good dps boost for you. The vit you lose by getting a non-vit WH is easily compensated by the fact that you gain 2 vit per paragon (at p100 you'll have 40 more vit than now), plus at p100 you'll get a life gem for your helm for a massive life boost.
I also don't think that IK belt is a very good option, at least not in the long run. I see IK belt as an option mostly for those that use a non-life steal Skorn, a build you are obviously not using. For dual wield it's pretty easy to get life steal on at least one weapon like you currently have, so you don't realy need it on the belt (unless of course you don't use the passive life steal and instead use for example brawler).
After the belt it's time for better boots. Of the 3 random rolls on ice climbers, you got 1 good (vit) and 2 crappy (int, lightning resist). In the long run I think it's a good idea to go for movement speed on boots, either ice climbers (expensive) or some other boots. That way you can craft bracers which will be better than your lacunis. For crafted bracers you can roll pretty much any str along with 5% CC and you will break even on dps compared to your current lacunis. Not to mention the possibility of getting higher CC, higher str and defensive rolls (resist, armor). Plus with your current neck it will be hard upgrading it through crafting, and your shoulders are realy nice and you will most certainly keep using IK gloves. So not much else to use those essences for other than crafting bracers anyway
Now you only need 20 more paragon so you can get rid of that Hellfire ring and get a life gem in the helm.