I wrote this guidefor my blog.
2Hand Cleaver (Barbarian)
To farm on high monster power you need enough survivability, damage and life return. One cheap method is to use the skill Rend with Blood Lust and Rend works at the best with a 2hand weapon, this leads us to following skill set.
Cleave (Broad Sweep)
Rend (Blood Lust)
Overpower (Crushing Advance)
Wrath of the Berserker (Insanity) or Hammer of the Ancients (Smash)
Battle Rage (Bloodshed)
War Cry (Impunity)
Battle Rage *** Bloodshed ***
Critical hits have a chance to cause an explosion of blood dealing 20% of the damage done to all other nearby enemies.
With the latest update of the monster density, this is my prefered rune for this build, because we allready deal a big amount of aoe damage with cleave and with Bloodshed this could be really amazing versus very big groups.
Blood Thirst or Superstition or Nerves of Steel or Tough as Nails
best 2hand weapon ingame
Skorn should have
high dps (>1200),
high strength (>320) and
high critical hit damage (>160)
If you have more money to spent, then we will look for more dps and the +1 random magic properties. The most useful and also most expensive are following properties.
*) Damage Dealt is converted to Life
*) additional Strength
Mighty Belt Immortal King's Tribal Binding
The belt should have "Increases Cleave Damage by 13-14%."
Ring Stone of Jordan
Increased damage against elites should be very high. (25-30%)
Increased cleave damage should be 12%. (maximum)
2 pieces Immortal King's Set
These are mandatory for very cheap 60 resistance to all elements.
For a starting gear set I can recommend Helm, Belt and / or Boots.
24% Movement Speed
Here you can find all information, how you get 24% ms.
is the most important offensive Stat.
minimum of 40.000 life.
minimum of 400 all resistance without shout
Damage (Charakter Screen)
minimum of 90.000 damage without buffs
Also look for part II of my old guide, there you can see with which gear I started to farm keys.
First you want to gather as much monsters as possible. To surivive during gathering the monster apply rend on them. If you have gathered enough monsters use overpower and apply rend again. Then you start to spam cleave, use overpower when ready and apply rend again if necessary.
What's the magic behind Cleave and Bloodshed?
Your cleave damage is increased by your Belt and Ring. ~ +25% more cleave damage
If you are surrounded by ~20 monsters, you will hit about 7 or more monsters with one cleave.
With 40% critical hit chance, 2-3 hits are critical. These crits cause +300% more damage.
Most monsters around you will now also take 20% of the critical hit damage for every critical hit.
So it will be very easy to melt very big groups of monsters.
So the bigger the group so much better for you, if you can surive the start of the fight.
Against single target (elites) we lack damage compared to other builds, but we have WotB (Insanity)or HotA (Smash). I prefer WotB because it helps against controll impairing effects. If the elites don't have ranged attacks, you can also pull them into the next bigger group of monsters.
additional information for EU players:
If you want to farm with me together mp 8-10 on European Server, write me a pm. I'm searching for people to increase my active friends list.
- 5/29/2013 6:36:50 AM Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
5/29/2013 3:41:29 AM
ok I will add you!Posted in: Looking For Group
5/23/2013 4:42:13 AM
Hi,Posted in: Looking For Group
I want to fill my friendslist with new players to play together on European Server, mp9 or mp10.
I'm playing a barbarian, but no standard barbarian build.
I'm 30 years old and from Austria.
I want to play with mature people or with a mature attitude.
If you are interested post your btag or send me a pm.
5/23/2013 4:36:35 AM
I'm also looking for other players in EU to play mp9 or 10, if you are interested send me a pm.Posted in: Looking For Group
1/24/2013 8:19:23 AM
Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's KeepQuote from GalZohar
If you take more than twice as long to clear MP10 than I take to clear MP0 then you're wasting your time doing MP10 (and wasting your gold on getting the gear to do it). Of course, the OP must know that already and made the video just for the coolness factor, but the rest seem to not realize it...
And no. MP9 would still not be worthwhile. Even not compared to MP0, and especially not compared to some kind of low-ish MP level. HP of monsters simply scale way too fast while the MF and XP just don't scale fast enough. It's about time people realized that...
No, I think it's all about fun.
if it's fun to you, to run very efficient in term of xp then you are right the best way to do this is on low monster power.
1/23/2013 8:20:30 AM
Rend is not bad as dual wield, but have much more potential with a 2hand, because only mainhand weapon damage matters for rend.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
Furthermore rend + bloodlust is not strong against a single target, it's only effective against more monsters.
if you only have problems with tanking siegebreaker, then tank him.
Take a 1hand weapon with high loh >800 and vitality, dps doesnt matter,
a shield with vitality or a second 1hand weapon with high loh >800 and vitality and
a amulet with loh >600, (armor, all resistance and vitality).
With overpower crushing advance and warcry you should have no problem with tanking him. Pull siegebreaker to one side of the room. Very far away from the rest of your group.
If your task is to tank him, then you must not kill him alone and your dps doesnt really matter until Kulle is dead.
1/23/2013 2:55:53 AM
Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
There is still hope that I will take some time for you.
My WW / RLTW (Tornado) Basic Guide is finished. I hope this will help some of you. In the next days I will add a 2nd part about start gear.
1/18/2013 3:53:17 AM
Also HotA builds work for efficient exp farming.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
You can find all information in my guide.
If you want play HotA on low monster power use rune Thunderstrike.
With 50 million it should be possible to get a good startgear to farm mp0 or mp1 efficient.
MH: Echoing fury
min dps 800
+aps as high a possible (0,25 max)
fear doesn't matter
min dps 800
1/18/2013 3:35:38 AM
Sorry. Now I don't have enough time for all requests.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
I'm working on a basic ww/rltw guid, which should help many people.
If I have time I will only pick up the most interesting requests.
1/16/2013 10:02:49 AM
Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's KeepQuote from Blotsch
Hello there and first of all thank you for offering to do this I appreciate it a lot since I am rather lost.
1. Link to charakter profile.
http:// eu .battle. net/ d3 /en/ profile/ Blotsch-2997 /hero/ 18823655
2. Which specc do you play? are you exposed to play another specc?
I play the WW build and have tried the Hammer of the Ancients build but don't like it at all
3. Which Monster Power do you want to play and what do you want to do? (detailed pls)
I want to play as high as possible in regard to MP, since i love a good challenge. Currently I do ok up to MP4 and in MP4 I die a lot and do make quite a it of a gold loss if I try to farm there. So my main problem is DPS and Survivability.
4.what's your problems now? what do you want improve?
My Problem is DPS and Survivability to both survive and kill the champ-packs in MP5.
5. what's your budget to change your items?
My budget is quite small unfortunately and is at 2,5m gold
Anyway thank you again for helping
To farm efficient mp4 you need much more better gear. Sure you can play on this monster power, but with your gear this is very far away from efficient.
Try mp0 and do take an efficient route like from Alkazier.
Don't waste to much time for looting, but because you don't have only 2 mio gold, pick up all gold and all rares.
For picking up all gold you may need higher pick up radius. Get an IK Belt with it or get it on any other item which you upgrade, but this will raises prices of items a lot.
You can't only wait for the lucky 1xx mio drop. If the item is crap sell it at vendor or make essences and sell them on ah. You must take every opportunity.
You have 2,8 ls on belt, 2,9 ls on mh, 2,9 ls on offhand and 3% ls from bloodthrist.
That's a lot but because your damage is very loh this is not very effective.
At the start we concentrate on loh.
We want upgrade following items at start:
min: crit chance 9%, vitality >150, loh 500
min: Vitality >220, 2 socket, all resistance >75
min: Strength >220, all resistance >75
additional: vitality or armor
dps doesnt matter, fast, loh >700, socket, critical hit damage >50
additional: strength or vitality
Mainhand (mace preferred if two expensive take an axe)
high dps, socket or more then 80% critical hit damage
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