Looking for some Rend Barb advice

  • #1
    Im in need of a little advice on gear for my Barb. I am currently running groups on MP5 and want to maximise my build for gaining Para levs. My damage is pretty good, but my survivability is lacking. I seem to die more then I think I should. So, im looking for some advice/suggestions on how to improve that.

    I have about 600mil to spend, so gold isnt to much of an issue. I dont want to lose to much damage though in the trade off for better survivability.

    Armory link: http://us.battle.net...8/hero/31660749

    Thanks for any advice you can give. :)
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  • #2
    Vitality big time, a lot of your gear has no or little vitality except for pants and those you put in your self. Craft a shoulders of vitality for a start with good strength and resist. Craft a better ammy while you are at it, in fact do a bunch of crafting since that will give you more for your buck in the short run.
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  • #3
    Quote from Kiwimustang67

    Vitality big time, a lot of your gear has no or little vitality except for pants and those you put in your self. Craft a shoulders of vitality for a start with good strength and resist. Craft a better ammy while you are at it, in fact do a bunch of crafting since that will give you more for your buck in the short run.


    Are we talking Archon shoulders of Vitality, or stay with Strength ones and hope for a set with decent VIT?
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  • #4
    Yes, go with the Archon of vitality ones with a high strength roll. They can roll with a high strength but the Strength gloves rolls with a lower vitality.
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  • #5
    Just to clarify since the above post is quite confusing. For Barbs you want to craft Vitality versions since strength can already roll 300 on shoulders. So the max stats for a strength crafted shoulder are 330str/200 vit. Max for vit versions are 300 str/330 vit. So you're only giving up potentially 30 str for 130 vit.
  • #6
    In my opinion the shoulders are fine, they already have high str + vit.
    It's chest and pants you need to focus on as this is the best place to get lots of EHP. Ditch the chest for one with 150+ str /180+ vit and replace pants for rare pants with 120+ str / 180+ vit, 60+ all res + 2 sockets.
  • #7
    Why is 42k hp too low for MP5?
    A simple way to up your survivability without changing a single item on your gear is to swap Rend: Lacerate with Rend: Blood Lust and for some extra damage change Unforgiving (you don't need it, you already have IK 5set) with Brawler.
  • #8
    a weird build.. you could switch to HotA + rend/bloodlust build and clean up to mp7-8 without problems.
    or get an amulet with ~900 life-per-hit and switch to WW-skorn barb, it will be more efficient on MP5, when you get used to it.
  • #9
    Thanks everyone for the replies. :)

    After adding some VIT, I nearly doubled my HP, and it has helped a LOT! I ran some MP5 runs and died 2-3 times in 5+ hours of play, which is a significant improvement. I actually ran MP10 a couple of times, and did really well (thanks in part to a Skorn upgrade I got at a great price)

    As for my talents, I switch them out alot between solo and group play, so dont go off what you see.
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