11/24/2012 5:32:03 PM
100k with a skorn is basically like 50-70k with a strong main hand weak off hand combination for sprint/whirlwind, which should be just as easy to obtain if not easier, and give you more fury as a bonus.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
11/20/2012 4:33:17 PM
Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's KeepQuote from AdhalMonks do not need crazy gear to not run out, spent about 50m on my starting set on monk and could hhold TR all day w/o running out of spirit. Also if your farming you dont need high mp levels, you can average a legendary every 15 min out of MP0 if your doing it right.
How much time do you spend on actually killing things, though? If you take more than ~3 seconds to kill an elite pack, for example, you aren't being fast. If the AOE of your thunderclap doesn't kill just about anything in 1-2 hits, you also aren't being very fast. To get the gear that would actually let you compete in speed with a barb will be very expensive, even though you can farm at an OK speed without too big of an investment (simply due to 1.0.5 nerfs).
11/17/2012 9:18:29 PM
Yeah for attack speed you have to look at your breakpoints. You get in reality a lot less or a lot more than the paper DPS shows because of it - If it just goes over a breakpoint you get a lot more, but if you're just short of a breakpoint you get a lot less than you would think.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
Obviously, if you want to do a complete analysis you'll have to also look at other sources of IAS (which you can take where you don't have and/or drop where you do have) to get optimal results.
11/17/2012 3:47:39 AM
Strength affects both weapons as well. Besides, most of your damage comes from sprint tornadoes which is main hand only. In any case, it's nowhere near 2:1.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
And well, sure you can find good buyout deals if you spend all day on the AH, but in most cases you're still better off bidding. Not only do you save yourself the "oops, I guess this was too much" after you buy something you thought was a good deal, but you also let yourself farm more and AH less, as for bidding you only need to check the AH once every 36 hours rather than every 2 minutes.
11/17/2012 3:42:30 AM
It's pretty bad situation where everyone want to move as fast as possible because monsters are so easy and increasing their power is counter-productive as you don't gain enough of a bonus.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
However, the barb's fast movement ability is still the best one, even if the difference is minimized by reducing gear requirements so that tempest rush monks and vault demon hunters can sort of compete (but not really because monks need crazy gear to not run out of spirit and still kill fast, and don't actually kill so fast as they have to stop in order to attack, and DHs need pretty good gear to survive while vaulting everywhere, 4pc legacy natalya for discipline and still have to stop to attack). Running through everything at +40% movement speed and watching everything die behind you (or not watching it) is still better than everything else. Plus the overall survivability and damage dealing ability of the build is at least as good as other builds (if you build it right and take advantages of sprint dual wielding mechanics to get very strong tornado ticks for cheap), making it an overall clear winner.
Short version: Barb is faster, and the less gear both you and the other classes have, the more apparent the difference is.
11/15/2012 3:03:35 PM
With enough gold (and with how easy the game is now, even without enough gold), anything is viable. It's just not anywhere near as cost-efficient as going with the cookie-cutter and properly using the AH.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
11/15/2012 3:02:04 PM
For your own gear, adding your main hand min/max damage together plus any min/max damage from jewelry gives 1922 total.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
Your strength adds 2136% to your damage, for a total of 2236%.
1 strength will therefore increase your relative damage by 0.0447%.
1 max damage (or 0.5 average damage) would increase your relative damage by 0.052%.
How you get it as "worth 2 str" is beyond me. At least for your tornadoes, it's worth ~1.16 str, and for your whirlwind not a lot more.
11/15/2012 3:00:46 PM
As for 3% attack speed, it is actually no real match for the 3% crit from the soundrel unless it brings you just above the next ticking breakpoint, which is quite unlikely. However, the enchantress does also give 5% extra armor and has better MF potential.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
11/15/2012 2:47:18 PM
Not new run route, but the build, while also not new, is not something I've seen discussed in detail very often.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
11/13/2012 8:20:27 PM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from invisThis can be easily beaten no?
Probably, especially considering the builds used.
But until then...
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