My main when D3 came out was actually a barb, now am playing a Wizard since ROS. I had at one time contemplated to reroll back to Barb again long before 2.1, because i realise Wizard was not that good compared to Jade, DH, Monks and barbs to farm etc. But i did not like the mechanic of leap barbs. So i just stick with farming up, play casual and wait for 2.1 and geared a WD up.
Also now in 2.1 came am shacking my head and maybe some tears coming from my heart, when i see how barbs meta are right now. Is a very weird gameplay. The crusader fantasy of a melee warrior is much better, you hitting and damage with some attacks, also Monks seems fine. But omg furious charge the enemy and keep charge and charge, and start hitting at the rift guardian with frenzy.
For me the fantasy about the barb is swinging a giant sword or duel wield and unleash hell at the enemy. not charging them to dead.
I remember when i first started playing barb when diablo came out. I think on lvl 3 or something you got the Hammer of the Ancient ability. After smashing 1 mob with it i knew i'd be playing barb for the rest of diablo! I think also for the demonhunter the playstyle isn't exactly what's expected from it. An archer who does not shoot anymore. Blizzard is very creative with setbonusses, but i think they've lost track of the characters, and what people expect them to do. Why does the sentry have to do the attacks, why cant the demonhunter himself do it?
You misunderstanding the problem, it is not that sentries can use abilities, the problem is the extremely bad hatred generation, hatred pool limit and hatred spending. If these 3 problems would be fixed dh could actually attack themselves while using sentries. Another problem is the endlessly scaling of the mob dmg and the nearly unavoidable dmg of jailers which forces this play style.
tl;dr there is more to it than just m6 being exceptionally good.
This to me just feels all wrong. Barbs are supposed to be the none stop killing machine of rage, and yet a few off screen arrows or fire balls can kill us. I've stop playing barb since Frost EQ just doesn't push the way I had hoped, I never really liked the charge build. The fact that I'm left with one gear option, gem set up, and rotation basically feels anything other then fun especially when the idea of any ARPG is to have build diversity. Gratz to the barbs that stuck it out to get past this hump we're stuck in, but personally I prefer to leap and even in really good gear I can't even go past Grift 30....The idea of Grifts to me feels less about overcoming a much harder setting, as it's pretty much a copy/paste of WOW's challenge modes. A speed test that singles out all players of that class who isn't playing a certain build, or sub optimal version at best.
Blizz needs to address our single target issues, or let us dual wield 2h's since that was the true barb of old.
This thread is about the #1 solo player sharing his experience. If you want to discuss the issue of Conduit in GRs, check out this thread.
Nobody talked trash about him personally, we all congratulated him, we are pissed about the play stile we are FORCED to play in a dirty way. And what other thread can be more related than this to discuss about this matter ? It's about how and what he used to get rank 1 in the end.
I got rank 1 a ton of times on my DH even, still think I'm like top 3 on 3 and 2 man after I abandoned my barb as rank 5 after rolling 50 trash HF ammus.
But I literally felt ashamed to even post about it since everybody knows about mara 6p and the zero skill involved in playing it. And on top of that,I play HC and I don't have certain luxuries either.
Again... nobody is pissed on the op and what he did, we respect that and congratulated him. It's just a certain way of playing that most of us abandoned our main class because of it. It's only season 1, things will get fixed in time.
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Respect, my man. Not only did you set an impressive record, you shared your secrets + gave tips to improve other barbs throughout an extensive writeup on this forum. I've seen a few people keep their top secret super awesome builds to themselves.