smash (hota) build guide, simplistic oneno more dubble tornado for me
Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:09 AM
But from my experience, DW hota builds does require a very good weapon to outperform 2Hs
Anyway, impressive video, thumbs up for unusual builds )
Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:39 AM
Attackspeed is huge
CC is huge
CD (like ww) is your damage but not neceisary for the build to work
Anyone running ww can run this build.
For those who do not have wtfpwn gear like kongor, DO NOT GET AN EF!!!!! if you are not insta gibbing elites like he is, they will be taking you on a long long long long long long long path around the world of diablo XD
In respone to the guy above this post, DW is superior in terms of being able to have perma zerk up, or at least have it up longer. 2H may have superior dps for the average person (dw probably has higher potential) but the reliability and ease factor of permazerk is very important.
Edited by agadabagada, 20 November 2012 - 08:44 AM.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:49 AM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:07 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:15 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:31 PM
Interesting revision of the HotA build for farming though. I'm gonna try it out, though I feel smash would be better than thunderclap since everything dies so fast.
http://us.battle.net...ZQRP!eYZ!cZZbYc is the HotA build I use for higher MP, if your DW or even SnB OP can be kept up almost 100% making it very effective.
2 hander can be used for hota but will be much harder to keep WotB 100% (though you can by using superstition and standing in poison, molten, desecrate, ect.)
Oh one thing I want to point out in this video that I find to be completely misleading. SoJ is great for damage, the the reduced HotA cost is not necessary. I have absolutely zero trouble maintaining full rage when I am on a target with zero HotA reduction, and have 2 lesser geared friends that converted to the build and have no issues either.
Edited by Adhal, 21 November 2012 - 04:52 PM.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:52 PM
To test the build I used two weapons I had sitting in my bank: an Echoing Fury with 1k dps and DEX and no socket, and a pretty nice 1k Sever with STR and socket. I had 110k sheet dps with my old weapon (Skorn) and build (Slam/Rumble). With the new Smash/HOTA build and DEX Echoing Fury, my sheet dps drops to 86k but I can plow through Alk's Run at MP0 faster than before... And it is much more enjoyable! with better weapons and an SoJ I can see that this will be beastly.
I think the Sever I have is good for this build on non-über mobs. Every once in a while Sever procs on the killing blow on demons and does crazy damage (like 1+M). 9% of this massively over-heals me.
I will link in my profile so people can see my gear once Blizzard's servers let me log in.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:01 AM
However in terms of gearing, I'm thinking that some of the cc is wasted due to the increased cc on HotA from the remaining fury.
Thanks for the inspiration Kongor!
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