How do you determine optimal Life Steal?
Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:57 PM
I'm a melee type barbarian (I know that sounds redundant, but as opposed to a WW, I'm a brawler). I'm having great fun with my build
but would like to switch out some gear, particularly looking for a new main hand with more crit damage and a socket. I run ACT3/MP7 with few if any deaths, so I wonder if some of my 8.4% LS can be sacrificed so I can get a reasonably priced main hand without LS. My resistances and damage reduction are both about 70% when buffed and my LoH is 563.
I pretty much see non-stop 250k average crits, and that's without the damage rend is doing, without LoH and without my white damage. I figure at that rate I'm gaining at least (8.5% x 20% for inferno) x 250,000 (assume a crit per sec) = 4500 Life/sec + rend + minimal LoH. Is that overheal?
Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:29 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:28 AM
Thanks, I did just that. I switched out my belt and thus reduced my LS from 8.4 to 5.5 ... as well as losing 13% frenzy damage (which plays a big role in LS) I can safely say that the 8.4 was overkill(overheal). The only time I saw my health go down to about 90% was scampering after range mobs while others were firing at me, which always happens. And I died once, but that was because I was testing the LS ... standing in the plague pools of a champion mob of 3 desecrator, plague doom troopers --- that's hard to survive at the best of times ... and I'd leap out usually. But it stood up to a few arcane beams in close range with no problem. So, I guess I can now try to swap out my main hand.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:31 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:16 AM
hehe ... Brawler is a great skill! One trick you'll soon discover is to select the toughest mob in a pack to kill first while you're surrounded, you want to take full advantage of that 30% against the hardest kill (think tremors, warlords, extra health elites).
Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:53 PM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:15 PM
mp10 -> molten + desecrate -> you can stand in it without dying
how to achieve that? i'd say you need ~15k heal every sec (depending on defensive stats)..you can calculate the dmg dealt / lifeleech required yourself..
Edited by gosant, 15 November 2012 - 08:16 PM.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:49 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:14 AM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:59 AM
I'd say either go for more dps & lifesteal with bloodthirst or get more LL% on your gear overall & tough as nails. I don't think there would be a need to double up once you have enough of it from just your gear.
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