Okay got it
i'll try to answer some of your questions first and then sum up the gearing.
- Okay, yes. I was doing the same when leveling paragon - keeping MF maxed or closed to it, then replacing those items last. Just too bad its on gloves.
-Shoulder: Yeah your Vile Ward is fine. but that's it. Its not that great item honestly. Let me explain - I've said this many times to different ppl on these forums and i'll repeat: Vile Ward is not a good shoulder for barbs with limited funds. Its the best shoulder for all other classes, but not barbs. Any rare shoulder can roll 300 STR and VW cannot roll more. It has no special stats - any of the stats VW rolls, a rare can. When you buy a Vile Ward you pay for the looks and orange icon. ilvl 63 yellow shoulder is BiS with max rolls, you can check it out in my BiS list on the bottom of my guide
If you are not familiar with max rolls of items, maybe this link will help you in the future http://www.d3rmt.com...maximum-values/
So now that you know this, you can compare. A rare shoulder with the stats your VW has, costs about 15mil on AH, while a VW is over 50 or 60mil. For example just yesterday i saw a rare shoulder with 293 str/80vit/40+phys res/76AR/6pickup for 100mil bid. Easy to win such items. VW with those stats was about 600mil
-Weapons: Yeah first of all you need to decide if you even want an EF in MH or not. If yes, you could get something like i have - costed 130mil. The +APS will make the difference even without CHD on it. Otherwise in OH it doesn't fear that often and it doesn't need that high dps there, so it could be affordable, but 2 yellow weapons are perfectly fine (mace/axe MH and sword/dagger OH)
When it comes to Lifesteal, you should really keep more than 5%. Preferably 6% and yes, you could use bloodthirst with 1 item , but it would become a mandatory passive (cause of RD packs). I've tested between 3 to 10.5% LS and my conclusion was to keep LS on 2 items (till i get higher dps atleast) and have Boon or Animosity available for low MPs and Bloodthirst for mp10 ubers etc. I prefer 1 weapon + belt.
Weapon combinations can vary, but usually its mace/axe in MH for the 10% CHC and a fast weapon in OH so yeah sword/dagger/EF.
You should definetly
sell your current dagger and upgrade to 80% CHD+socket+STR. Also, if you get that LS we talked about, you can drop LoH. Doesn't matter on which weapon will the LS be, i prefer it on OH so that i can afford a higher dps MH. (i said these things in my 1st post actually) If you will lose some AS, you can pick it back up on other items (gloves in the future), but the extra crit dmg alone is ~20k dps boost.
You should have no troubles keeping up WotB, especially on higher MPs, thats what you're aiming for anyway. You might have troubles on mp0-1 though.
Pants: I'd say no for now. Good Inna's with high str and vit costs a fortune and you lose too much defensives. Your HP is low as is. More on this later.
Belt: Full IK set is not needed at all, for MPs higher than 1. If you want to farm 1 or 0, you just equip your 5set + some mighty weapon ... you 1 shot mobs in that gear anyway so why go higher dps when it doesn't make the run faster?
My opinion is don't go WH unless its amazing. It needs defenses too (vit or life and/or AR). Till you got a good onem stick with IK belt or Lamentation.
Amulet: Its a nice ammy, with no defenses, but that's fine for jewelry. However, later on, as your dps increases and you get more LS, you will not need LoH anymore, so you can actaully upgrade the amulet at that point. Again - check mine - lower than your dps but it gives me 9k hp as well and it only costed 19mil. so you can definetly upgrade yours.
You need to settle on a plan of an almost complete set to aim for and then start buying.
Here are some of the usual combinations barbs like to go for. they differ in prices greatly and so the choice is to either try to finish a whole set fast, or go more expensive and buy items slowly as you gain funds. (keep in my these sets i made just on the fly, they differ greatly from player to player or they might be merged or completely different - it's jsut to give u a picture)
1. IK 5 set with Lacunis; amulet with str/chc/chd; rings possibly Unity/Litany/Hellfire with chc. Weapons yellow or Bul'kathos. - great set for low MP farming.
2. IK 3 set (chest+belt+helm with AR); extra defensive stat on amulet; Lacunis (crit but no def OR str+ar but no crit); atleast 1 good ring with high str, as and chc. or a good Litany; gloves with str/ar/as/chd/chc; possibly a good EF. (overall high crit chance)
3. IK 2-3 set; Inna's + good crit Lacunis + Ice Climbers w/o MS; 2 Strong weapons with high CHD. High Vit on IK chest; possibly trifecta ring and some WH.
4: IK 2 set (chest + gloves); str/ar/crit lacunis, innas with 90+str/vit; climbers with Vit; crit Mempo; trifecta jewelry; high end EF and WH etc etc.
5: unnobtainable - BiS setup in my guide
Right now you can either buy a whole #2 and end up close to or at 200k dps; 550 resists/6k armor; 40k hp
or you could start slowly buying stuff for #3 and be at 300k when its done with slightly better defenses.
As i said before - start with weapons because that crit dmg is now really important.
Oh and i know i keep repeating to check my barb, but that's because i think i'm jsut about where you are aiming to be and have the funds for. I dont die on mp10 ubers (can solo mp7 with 3 dead ppl) or any farming act and can do very efficient runs on lower MPs, you'd jsut need different weapons than me. edit: and yeah i still sometiems play WW so it's not just in my current build. Actually with WW everythign is even easier.
Edited by Turtel, 27 January 2013 - 05:48 PM.