1/16/2013 8:27:59 AM
How about DHs with high SS uptime? I can't figure out how to deal with them really.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
1/16/2013 7:35:51 AM
Were you able to handle DHs with high smokescreen uptime? If so, how? I can't figure out how to deal with them.Posted in: PvP Discussion
12/23/2012 12:42:34 PM
Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's KeepQuote from aerialus
BTw soj isn't really an option for max exp, you need to use both hellfire and leoric's.
Sure, but its better for max item farming.
12/23/2012 9:25:13 AM
So some conclusions I've drawn after many more hours of playing with these builds:Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
DW is really strong as long as both weapons are high dps so that hota hits hard enough to 1-2 shot elites.
Sunkeeper + EF + SOJ is really strong because the 40% dmg to elites melts them.
Hitting the 2.0 attack speed breakpoint without wotb basically trivializes fury gen and makes sure your tornadoes clean up all stragglers.
Thunderstrike + overpower + charge is the fastest combo. Charge + OP kills many elites on its own, and thunderstrike 1) stops runners by stunning and 2) generates a ton of fury.
If you can't or don't want to by a lifesteal weapon, a little bit of life on kill goes a long way.
12/21/2012 8:40:58 AM
I posted in this in the other thread where you posted this video, but I think its more appropriate here:Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
Is Bash necessary in this build? In the video you're hardly using it, and it doesn't look like it really speeds anything up more than just WWing for another second would. I'm asking because it seems like with both merciless assault and momentum you might be able to generate enough fury to sustain WOTB for long periods of time.
I'm thinking this: http://us.battle.net...QURP!ZYh!ZZYZYc
I'm not sure whether the third passive would be better as unforgiving, animosity, or boon of bul-kathos. Also, potentially the templar could be used for the 8% more fury generation, but I'm not sure if that's actually better than the scoundrel's 3% crit.
Part of the appeal of these builds for me is not having to worry about WOTB, but WOTB does have the potential to really speed things up IF you can sustain it on MP0.
Also, the stopwatch program says 83.5 mil/hr, right?
12/21/2012 8:25:26 AM
Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
Your stopwatch program in that video shows it as being 83.5 m/hr, which is very consistent with what I'm getting with this set up. I noticed you dropped rend/hota for bash and it didn't slow you down, because you're doing so much damage from WW/tornadoes. I wonder if you could drop bash but keep Merciless Assault, because it generates so much fury, and use merciless assault and momentum to keep a high WOTB uptime. At this point this is diverging a lot from the original point of the thread, but I think its worth trying.
12/20/2012 11:01:16 AM
Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's KeepQuote from Nubtro
tl;dr basic rules of thumb - pure physical damage weapon (non elemental) with a cold SoJ will have the cold damage effect, elemental weapons will have their elemental effect but the cold damage is still applied (only on the physical part of the weapon damage). Highest elemental damage determines the weapon´s effect.
By the bolded part you mean just the visual effect, right? Or do you mean they aren't slowed by the cold damage? Because my mainhand has holy damage and I see that visual effect a lot, but it also feels like it is still slowing the mobs. I havn't tested this extensively though.
12/20/2012 8:55:19 AM
Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's KeepQuote from thormond
mby u didn't boost ur burst factor high enough to actually oneshot elites with single HotA crit? atk speed makes ur dmg fake, u have gloves and ammy with IAS and no CD so instead of one-shotting you were prolly two-shotting them (it takes more time to twoshot sth with 1.3 APS than oneshot sth with 1.09 APS, while twoshoting sth with 1.6 APS is faster than twoshotting sth with 1.3 APS)
also show me da skorn bro, mby it was not good enough
numbers my brother, we want numbersand I have to say that the results are improved for me over using the Skorn.
Hope I didn't strike a nerve, just sharing my experiences.
I swapped in IAS gear after I switched to a DW set up in order to hit the 2.0 WW/tornado breakpoint w/o WOTB. I was doing enough damage with my Skorn to one shot elites IF I crit. However, because you aren't always at full fury, critting isn't necessarily guaranteed. Also, packs split up, etc, so you can't always get them all in 1 or even 2 hits. I found with the Skorn's slow attack speed that things like that posed more of a problem, because attacking at 1.17 instead of 2.0 is a really big difference. Things can happen between slow hits, like getting hit by a Golgor's attack that knocks you back, or having the mob pop shielding, or whatever. Here's the Skorn I was using: http://i.imgur.com/FvaUj.jpg
As for numbers, my average with the Skorn was in the 70-73 mil/hr range. With the DW setup, I'm consistently getting in the 80-83 mil/hr range. I've never been able to reproduce Aerialis's 90-100mil xp/hr numbers, but I don't have a leorics and his gear is better than mine.
Here's a video of me doing about 71 mil/hr with the Skorn that I posted on page 3 of this thread:
Here's a video I made last night of me getting a little over 80 mil/hr using my DW setup:
It's not a complete apples to apples comparison, but its the best I can show you and the results have been very consistent for me. Since switching from the Skorn my runs have gone from low 70s to low 80s, or up by about 12.5%. Also, as you can see I am sure, this isn't my best run with the DW set up... I messed around and wasted a ton of time in the keep depths. So this is the low end of my new runs at about 80 mil/hr, and it can be a few of mil/hr higher than that.
12/19/2012 8:29:28 AM
I'm posting this with a little embarassment because I've been a big cheerleader for using Skorns and 2 hand builds, but yesterday/today I tried using the exact same build but with two high DPS 1 handers, and I have to say that the results are improved for me over using the Skorn.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
Here's my current profile: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Morphos-1475/hero/19237630
As you can see, I'm still using the exact same spec that we're talking about here, and I'm playing it exactly the same way that I was playing it with the Skorn. It's just that on MP0 with good enough DPS you really don't need the Skorn's high base damage to 1 shot the trash, and the DW setup makes elites faster because there is less delay. It also generates more rage because of the higher tick rate on WW and the tornadoes.
Anyways, I still think this is the best build for farming XP/items on MP0, but as much as I like Skorn I'm not sure that's better for this build than using a DW setup unless you are on a budget.
12/13/2012 10:14:42 AM
Aerialus/Thormond:Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
Have you guys settled on a spec? For now I think I like Merciless Assault + Overpower the best, leaving out Leap, and using Thunderstrike over Rend. But Aerialus it looks like your profile is back to rend?
Also, where do you guys go after Tower of the Damned 1 in your Alkaizer route? The standard route is Crater 2, but I hate going there with less than 5 stacks.
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