12/7/2012 6:34:57 PM
In fact, let me suggest my own upgrade with a question. I can afford an IK belt for the life steal and the 3 piece bonus but I'd be losing about 50 str and life. Would that little life steal bonus be worth the str/vit drop? Should I wait for a decent witching hour? Because of my lack of gold, I'm always worried about a worth while upgrade as I don't want to be throwing gold out the window. I mean mainly for ubers. I have no trouble farming with WW but my goal now is to gear up for Ubers so that I have 2 sets of armor for the different occasions. I do still need a HF Ring. If the belt isn't as important as something else you can see, please let me know. Thanks again.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
12/7/2012 3:50:05 PM
I actually have two questions and I'll start with the main one. I'm duel wielding and when I use skills like Rend and HotA or any of those skills that aren't specific about Main Hand/ Off Hand, where is the damage coming from? Is it from my main hand? If it is from my main hand, does the crit damage bonus from my offhand affect my main hands crits?Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
My next question is the typical "What should I upgrade" I'm only looking at 20 mil right now although I'm going to wait for some tips before spending it so maybe I'll have some more cash by the end of tonight. Thanks all.
12/3/2012 2:18:54 PM
Speed is the main factor here, which is why you'll be doing it on low MP. The difference in Magic Find, Gold Find and Extra Experience is not enough to outweigh how much health they get. The health of monsters doubles up so quick as you progress in MP that the champs aren't worth killing and your tornadoes sometimes won't finish most of the trash and it just becomes a big mess most of the time. So for speed farming you'll be best running WW on MP1 or no MP, unless your damage output is so great that you can go higher, which eventually starts defeating the purpose of the low MP farming. It's easy to get confident while also slowing down your XP rate so try to keep an open mind about it. For higher MPs/Ubers you can run HotA as it is definitely a superior single target skill assuming you're geared properly. Most people are doing no MP from what I'm hearing although I still do MP2 as trash still dies instantly and champs are no more than a 10 second fight for me so I DO enjoy the tiny boost in MF and GF for little to no change in farming time.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
But I have to agree with the other guy. If you enjoy your current build and it's keeping you alive then, by all means, stick with it. This is a game after all. But if you are really looking to get serious then yes, WW low MP is best for farming XP/Gear. HotA for single target DPS is better for Key/Ubers and I say those things ASSUMING you have the proper gear for both. Getting cheap WW gear will be worse for you than better as you'll just be having fury generation problems which will kill your build.
For farming routes, everyone seems to like Alkaizers as it's tried and true. If you want my opinion, doing the whole act won't hurt you. I figure, the longer I have 5 stacks, the more XP/Gear I'm getting. The only problems I see doing this is that you have a few extra minutes of running around which doesn't bother me too much so I don't worry about it.
The difference between acts though for farming, on MP, I'm not too sure of so maybe someone else could tell you. If I took a guess I'd say it's because you get HUGE mobs in A3. The fallen on the bridge, the Skeletons in the keep depths, the weird mobs in the killing fields and the scorpions in the Crater. I can't remember many close knit mobs like those in any other act besides maybe the cultists.
12/3/2012 4:38:23 AM
North America BTW, sorry.Posted in: Looking For Group
12/3/2012 3:46:23 AM
Preferably mature players who don't take the game too serious. I just want someone to shoot the shit with while farming, as doing it alone is quite boring. I'm down for keys and ubers although I'm not a stable Uber player.Posted in: Looking For Group
11/30/2012 2:48:41 PM
I've had this Andy for a while actually so no worries there. It was one of my major upgrades back in the day. Right now I managed to get IK Chest/Gloves, Ice Walkers, new Vile Ward, new ring and rare bracers for 120 mil so I took the opportunity. I am taking everything you all say into consideration though and I will be working on Attack Speed/Movement Speed in the future when I'm not so broke. For now I'm just farming when I have the time. Thanks again.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
11/30/2012 4:18:13 AM
I'm interested in a video, sure.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
11/29/2012 11:45:48 PM
Appreciate the effort Demokin it definitely sorted some shit out for me, thank you. I'm feeling an AS duel wield HotA build in the making. Thanks all as well.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
11/29/2012 11:16:29 PM
Also my sheet refreshed so you can go take a look at it.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
11/29/2012 11:15:44 PM
Thanks for the advice. I did unfortunately spend it all already on the gear I mentioned before and my character sheet STILL hasn't refreshed. I got IK Chest/Gloves both relatively higher end, 180str on both and 80 vit chest 140 vit gloves. But I see what you mean about Lacuni, but couldn't I forego run speed? I know it's nice but is it necessary? Couldn't I just get some nice rare bracers with Str, Vit, Res all, Crit and AS? I know that would be expensive, but I could at least get the Crit/AS with some bonuses unlike what I'm seeing with the Lacuni's. Like I said, I'm thinking out loud so please argue and correct me so I don't convince myself otherwise and make a bad purchase.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
Also, I replaced that ring just now 30 Min Damage, 120 Str, 70 Vit, 4 Crit Chance and 30 Crit Damage. The belt isn't going anytime soon I don't think as I am back in the gutter with gold. Waiting for the next find to sell you know. I'll update more once my character sheet stops acting up.
Overall I'm sitting at 2500 Str 1100 Vit and 140k DPS unbuffed (counting passives) will update as we go.
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