Thornagol, on 05 August 2013 - 06:53 PM, said:
1. Is a strong Skorn still the way to go or should I replace it with a EF/OH combo?
2. Which pieces of armor need an upgrade and what affix combos do I need to look for?
3. If my goals are too lofty, then what would be a reasonable damage/eHP goal for mp7-8. (I would really love to quick farm MP 10, but from what I've heard, no one really does that unless you have spend 15B on your gear.)
What do you want to farm? Its really easy and cheap to get a barb ready to farm MP10 Trashmobs with a Skorn. But if you want to kill elites you should go for dual wield.
To farm MP10 effectively you dont need 700k EHP, 500-600k is all you really need. Also 40-45k HP is enough you dont need 50k+. Aim for ~450 AR and ~550 Phy Res.
You should get a Skorn without Lifesteal and a high str/critdmg/AVG dmg roll (NO IAS) and an IK Belt for Lifesteal, this way you will gain EHP and DMG because you can get such a better Skorn without lifesteal that its worth to not get a WH. Keep using Brawler dont use Bloodthirst because 30% dmg > WH and 3% lifesteal on your IK belt is enough. Also get better gems.
Get Zuni Boots with 8% Poison dmg Str+Vit+AR this will boost your dmg a lot.
Also you want 18% ATKS overall. I would go with 9% inna Boots + another item with 9%, i prefer gloves because trifecta gloves arent that expensive anymore, even with high rolls. ofc you can use lacunis but crafted bracers with high crit + str > lacuni.
Also i would replace the shoulders with rares with Str/Vit/AR/Phy Res for more EHP and Dmg.
Overall just aim for really high Str/CC/CD rolls on your items, while keeping the HP/Res numbers i mentioned at the beginning. ATKS beyond the 18% is just a bonus for really really high budgets. AVG on Amu/Rings is nice to have but not as important as high Str/CC/CD.
Edited by Greed1337, 06 August 2013 - 12:25 AM.