First: sry for wall of text and no video! :/
I just startet to get boring a little time ago with my whirl build.. been running this since dino kinda "invented" this whole thing and back in the days where rltw generated fury like hell
THIS GUIDE IS FOR BARBS TO TRY OUT SOMETHING NEW IT IS NO FOTM SPEC BUT BRINGS A LOT OF FUN FOR ME ACTUALLY
so i just tried to get a spec what fits most and is efficient, even in high mp..
i tried skorn rend, hota smash and even a throw spec .. all gotten from forums here or battle.net
none of them really was that what i needed.. and either felt clunky or simply not my play style..
so i chose to get a spec myself and juggled around with all skills till i came to this:
well i was whirl and started with exactly the same items.. it felt super smooth but the single target dmg lacked a bit so i bought 300th spear and now that isnt a problem either
it first felt a bit wierd, cuz i am usually in the middle as a barbarian.. but after a few minutes i realized how to play this..
starting up fury then spam throw for 1-3 mobs with some slams between..
try to pull more as you efficiency will grow with monster numbers!
sprint in circles and slam into mob-grps.. like stutter-stepping dh-gameplay u will run-smash-run -smash or simply smash, if you can get the mobs to one direction, avoid multi-direction fights, just slows you down!
to get started there are two possibilities:
1st: take unforgiving as passive an get battle rage running, then switch back,so u just have no starting issues
2nd: get into some monsters and try to get as much fury to shout .. from here there should be never any fury issue!!
why that skillz?
throw: well strong damage and generates fury like hell even on a single target! (what is needed if we dont have like 5+ mobs running around + has a snare and is pushable by 300th spear!
seismic: well one fury spender is a must for nearly every spec and this one is AWESOME! i didnt remember how good this skill actually can be.. has knockback, solid dmg, aftershocks and a good synergy with throw (cuz we dont have much room for lifesteal in this spec (i only have 3% with belt) we want everything at distance)
br: into the fray i think i dont have to comment, passive dmg increase and fury generation what is crucial to most specs out there
sprint: well i tried marathon but i realized i dont run so much for actually using that 5 seconds or the increased speed.. and then switched back to rltw and moar dmg + moar fury seems quite nice
zerker: hm as for br think doesnt need any explanation... plain dps increase and some surv + the most needed attack speed
op: this skill can be switched with any shout, if you want group utility or some other skill u prefer.. but killing spree offers much dps and the needed crit to generate fury faster especially with throw
passives: dmg dmg and no escape is pretty much needed for me actually because i dont have any -fury items for throw (which you dont need and isnt recommended) so iu generate like 30fury on crit.. insane!
few hints on this:
-tried with 2h.. slow, clunky and less fury, not recommended..
-300th spear and echoing fury is what u want for this spec! ( finally the fear is good for something!! )
-fury reduce for throw is not actually benefiting you so much because u spend less fury and therefore have to cast sprint or rage for keeping wrath up (tried with ik belt -4 and wasnt happy with it)
-get monsters to choke points or corners.. better kill speed for ckumped up things
waller can be very nasty with this spec, watch out!
->only elite i faced till here which really made a problem were those frogs in act 1 with arcane fast waller mortar, everything aelse was really no problem up to mp9
-if you play in grp: WARNING!!!! watch out if a cm wizz is ingame.. they will hate you
but dhs love you for smashing like 100mobs away, thats why you eventually find me in whirl spec but normal is this one
heres my character for reference:
just about 150k dps buffed 220 i think so no high end equip needed
p.s.: i dont have a movie and i dont claim to have this spec invented but it was all my work this time to create this and maybe someone has go
so long, enjoy
Edited by Ragnakh, 15 May 2013 - 03:04 PM.