I would not try EF, I bought one for quite a lot of money some time ago and resold it after a day because the fear was driving me crazy.
As for rare MH, the stats you said are pretty spot on, probably go for 1050-1150 dps, socket, LS, and high str or str + vit
- 11/11/2012 2:40:40 PM Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
10/25/2012 7:02:19 AM
Hey,Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
A few suggestions about the build first:
You have a good amount of all res and I think you will be better off with war cry - impunity instead of overpower.
About passives, definately change bloodthirst, probably best to superstition but nerves of steel is also an option. I'm currently on 170k damage buffed and still prefer superstition over bloodthirst most of the time.
As for gear, i think a new offhand with high LoH instead of LS is a priority, you need much more damage before you can afford a LS offhand and i personally still have LoH on my offhand.
You also need a lot more life, at least 40k, saves you from dying on burst damage.
Other than those things gear choices seem pretty solid, just a matter of slowly improving the damage without losing all resist/vit etc.
here is a link to my profile if you want as a reference: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/tesken-2440/hero/347489
- 8/13/2012 8:12:02 AM Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
8/12/2012 3:54:29 PM
I'd suggest replacing the rune on WoTB, Insanity for more damage or Striding giant if you're having a hard time.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
Anyway the LoH on amulet is pretty sweet, but there is no replacement for LoH on weapon, I wouldn't recommend going with less than 1200 total LoH and the 2 best sources are amulet and weapon.
8/12/2012 3:47:33 PM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from jwylie311Quote from BigEd781Quote from jwylie311I have determined with absolutely metaphysical certitude, that no one will ever farm act3 inferno without spending 2.7 billion gold (precisely) on gear.
700+ resist all? Hah. 40k life? LoooL! 50k+ DPS? jajajajaja
30-50 million gold spent total? MREHEHA!
I spent 60m gold on my barb (S&B, not WW) that kicks the crap out of act III (but for a few really tough packs, but they still die), so... ummm.... search for better deals?
Kicks the crap out of inferno, meaning you can beat it? okay that's nice. Can you beat a fast, molten, desecrator horde pack of those little imp things that explode into poison? Or horde arcane sentry with walls?
Rhetorical question, answer is no if you get unlucky whatsoever. All it takes is improper walling and 50 sentries to slice you up
I can honestly say that I farm act3 very easily (tornado barb) and can beat any packs including the one you mentioned if I have my WoTB slaughter CD up. For 90% of packs I kill them pretty easily without the CD aswell.
The gear is pricey but that is with 200% mf unbuffed, getting the same stats without the mf should cost a reasonable amount.
8/12/2012 11:14:39 AM
I'm currently running a3 with WW build rather easily, and if you want to do act3 the things that stand out the most in your gear is really not the damage, your damage is definitely high enough for act3 (more will be faster but you have more pressing issues at the moment).Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
My suggest is you need to get ~40k hp (your current hp is pretty decent) but mainly you need much more all resist, around 600+ unbuffed (9xx with impunity) to farm act3 effectively without dying much (i have 950 AR with impunity and die about twice in a full act3 run).
About LoH you weapons are good, you usually want main hand without LoH and an off hand with 800+ life on hit. However, that is not enough alone, you also need a 400+ LoH amulet.
To summarize, get an amulet with 400+ LoH, and boost your all resist a lot (without hurting your damage and max hp).
P.S. I saw the issue raised here of WoTB with TOC and it is definately not mandatory for this build, I run WoTB with slaughter and find it much more effective for me, makes the really hard champion packs take 4-5 seconds instead of quite a bit of time (most champion packs are pretty easy even without WoTB)
here is a link to my char in case you want for reference:
8/10/2012 11:30:01 AM
The main difference for me is that in d2 your end-game gear was mostly only uniques (legendaries) because they were the best. In d3 with the mf, even if you get a 6 affix rare it can still be complete crap (and if you get legendary it most surely will be crap). In d2 the mf would help you get more uniques, and when you got a unique of the right kind it would be valuable regardless of the roll on it (of course even better with a good roll).Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
8/7/2012 3:22:26 PM
It is possible to increase your mf even more without losing stats, just means you have to save up a bit more gold for each piece and spend a little while longer searching the AH since they are not often found.Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
Personally I suggest getting more expensive pieces that wont hurt your mf and damage but will increase your survivability so you can farm act III instead. If you like act II better regardless, then just increase either your dps or mf without hurting your survivability.
Edit: I'm actually playing a barb and not DH so you might not need more survivability (was thinking barb when reading the stats), but anyway I think it still applies. Just get gear that upgrades one of your stats without hurting the others, you don't want to keep spending your gold on gear that is the same level as yours just with different stat distribution, you want to get the more expensive pieces that are actually better.
7/19/2012 5:06:46 PM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from Razzputon13I have read many posts about MF. It was always my understanding that MF gear does not directly effect the stats on an item. It only effects the ilvl of the item dropped. e.g. You'll have a better chance of getting higher ilvl gear but the rolls on the stats have nothing to do with MF %.
Then I read the post with the Blizzard guide about MF and this part got my attention:
"Magic find affects the quality of items you acquire from killing enemies (but not treasure chests, vases, weapon racks, or other environmental objects). It doesn’t give you a chance to get more items on a given kill – instead, it increases the chance that an item you find will be magical, and more potent than it would be otherwise"
The way I'm reading that undertlined comment is that MF gear DOES effect the stat rolls on items. Can someone clearify this for me please?
Here is the link to the guide:
Yeah, MF affects whether the rare item will have 4, 5 or 6 different affix rolls, obviously the 6 affix ones being the rarest
7/15/2012 5:48:03 PM
Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's KeepQuote from ZeelI really dont think he is running around with mf gear in act 3 unless he is swapping to it no one is atm seeing as you wouild lose dps doing that or surival wich makes the runs slower/harder than they need to seeing as on avrage the loot is so much better than act 1 or 2 so many 63 weps!
I'm running act3 fast and efficient with mf gear (dont have swap set, its my normal gear), got around 225% mf with 5 stacks (looking to raise that even more)
playing dual wield double tornado (with bash and slaugher rune on WoTB), 39k dps, 900 resist buffed, 43k hp
most packs die within a few seconds when wotb is up, and around 15-20 seconds if not
The mf doesn't really hurt my gear, just makes it much more expensive.
My suggestion is to get an mf-less set that you are happy with your act3 farm speed in, and than start switching piece by piece to more expensive mf items without losing too much stats (maybe even gaining on some pieces). Takes a little while but eventually youll end up with some nice mf on your gear and a nice farm speed.
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