DocSun, on 20 February 2013 - 08:37 PM, said:
Really it's what should I be looking for next? Or really which piece should I replace next and with what?
It's hard to say. Simply get whatever you will find for a good price, but i'll try to give a few pointers.
Eventually you will want some IK pieces. For start, i think boots are excellent for what they cost (atleast on EU). You would gain 90-100 str and keep the same defenses. The random roll can be +armor, physical/fire resist or maybe pickip radius. You could make a 2 set with belt for extra 60 resistances. You can get a cheap one with 190-199 STR and a random roll of your choice. The gain here would be Lifesteal, which will start showing its potential as you gain more dps. These 2 IK pieces are great budget items.
Other than that, simply start adding Strength on pieces which don't have it (chest/pants) or increasing it in general. As you gain funds, you will be able to add even more stats, such as attack speed on ring, crit damage on amulet. Maybe you'll get lucky with crafting a nice hellfire ring or the new amulet.
Obviously, the biggest upgrades are always weapons, also most costly. Aim for a socket + crit dmg atleast on 1 of them. Btw, str on weapon can trumph a weapon with higher dps and no str.
One more budget item i love, is the Litany of Undaunted. Hybrid dps/defense legendary, with reduction to dmg from elites. When i purchased this ring, i was able to drop defenses on a different item and get a dps upgrade far cheaper.
Try to plan out your character, think a step ahead. For instance, keep in mind that you will want another item with movement speed.
Edited by Turtel, 20 February 2013 - 09:35 PM.