Hello im playing both softcore & hardcore barbarian and i am intresting of a high amount of fury gain with %block + sword & board to replace primary attack to another secondary like rend. So u play for exampel rend + hota. And with this close sets from head + belt and one ring that will give you block chans. And ofc include a elemental build and difrent sets into it. What do u think ?
I supose people start crying for the 130% critt offhand. But i was thinking about the thoughness gain could replace other parts of your gear to increas your dps on atleast 1 to 2 places. Gloves is one part and head is another possibility. However you can gain fire elemental %damage, AS, str and reduce resource cost on shield up on your %block - fury gain speck. Unfortunately i dont have the gear dropped for me to show this completly :/
Imo there is 2 1h wepons that give 20% fire elemental %damage. And if a shield could work both as fury generator and thougness boster and give u that elemental %damage and 10%cc Im not 100% certain that u are right. Im alsow using 2 1h. But is it not disappointing for the "blue post people" if shields not gona be used ?
its not effective to use shield (or 2h wpn) on barb
people are using 2x one handers because of 2x emerald gem for total of 260% crit damge which cant compete any 2h/shield barb build
I disagree. I posted this in another thread on 2h weapons. But I'll repeat it here. My Maximus (~2700 DPS and 17% fire) is critting for over 10mil more than my Sankis (~2100 DPS 16%fire) Devastator(~2000dps 20%fire) combo on elites. Fire chains are op and I don't even depend on them so they're nothing more than a very nice bonus.
I think too many people rely on others to tell them what to do instead of testing things out themselves.
On topic: I like the idea of what you're saying op and would like to know what your results are once you try it out.
I personally haven't tested it, but I think that it coulddefinitely be viable with the right shield. The Lidless Wall can roll +% elemental damage which could partially offset the damage loss from not dual wielding. I'm not saying it would be on par or better, but I don't think it would be as bad as people are making it out to be.
Couple that +% elemental damage with the additional toughness and I imagine you have a pretty solid base.
I personally think if you really wanna go with a shield your best option would be to get an ancient one with decent stats and replace the offhand sword oathkeeper with that shield in the Frenzy Thorn Barb Build. You'll lose a decent portion of damage but with the Wailing Host and Litany ring, as long as most of your gear is ancient, you should be able to clear decently high rifts. I know this is a really really late reply but if anyone should come across hopefully they'll find it helpful.