Heh I showed this to my cousin the barb of the group, and he absolutely loved it. the only issue now is he has no build diversity the rest of us mix and match and he treats your guide like the D3 bible.
This guide helped me a lot with my barbarian after I stopped playing it at level 55 to roll a Demon Hunter. When I read through it all and aimed for the gear stats mentioned I quickly stormed through Act 1 and Act 2 Inferno easily. Having some issues getting past this with all characters now but going to re-read this and update myself.
Thank you so much for this post. I have been lurking it awhile now, and it has been helping me get started on my barby. You've given a clear idea of what is good and why it is, one that makes sense; thus, helping people know what items to find valuable and more importantly, WHY.
What do people think are the required resistance levels now?
This guide has:
For Act I you will need around 300-500 all resistances.
For Act II – 500-800
For Act III – 800-1000
Act IV – 1k+
Is this still accurate?
I average 450 across my resists. Act 1 is beyond a joke. Act 2 I have beaten, and can farm, but I need to be careful and will die if I get bad mod combinations on an elite and don't handle him well. Act 3 destroys me. So yeah I would say those numbers are a bit high for Act 1 and 2.
i took my barb thru acts 1 and 2 yesterday for first time ever in inferno with less than 300(unbuffed) for act 1 and between 290-340 for act 2, so its possible. in fact, with new inferno nerf, i completed the first quest in act 3 too, but it was expensive.