I have a lvl 45 Barb that I've been playing off and on when I have time (still haven't gotten anything to inferno yet). I just crafted a sweet two handed sword with 144DPS and +143 Strength.
I thought that was pretty good for a lvl45 item, better than what I've been finding at least. But then I looked in the AH to see what was available, and whoa! People are selling 600DPS weapons for lvl45 Barb. That seems like quite a disparity - I've never seen anything over 200DPS for my level, and here are people getting massively powerful weapons.
What gives? How long would you have to play to find something like that?
the reason is high damage modifiers on ilvl 61-63 weapons. that also rolls the reduce level requirement, up to 18 levels, so in best case senario a lvl 42 barb can wear a 2h with 1500 DPS and 500 strenght on it now thats sick damage for nightmare
Yep, once you hit mid-40's, if you really want to supercharge your journey to endgame, there's a very good chance you can pick up such a level-req-reduced weapon for a pittance, and just make everything around you explode into a fine red mist. Well worth doing, if you're not worried about trivializing that stage of the game.