Fresh Meat N' Greet - Det0x#2856

  • The world of Sanctuary is a BIG place, defended by hundreds of thousands of heroes each and every day. To help you get to know some of these fellow nephalem a little better, we've created the Fresh Meat N' Greet.

    The Fresh Meet N' Greet is a recurring series of interviews featuring you, our community. A few times each month, we'll sit down and chat with six different community members, one for each class, and then post our Q&As right here in these forums.

    Up this week for Barbarians: Det0x#2856

    Read on below to find out more about your fellow ally in battle!

    General Info
    Bul'Kathos Guides My Hand
    Who's Up Next?

    Grimiku: Tell us a bit about yourself.

    Det0x: Hello, I am Det0x. A soon to be 30 years old guy living in north Norway, a small country all the way at the top of Europa, Or we might just aswell say i live at the north pole since its pretty close anyway :)

    In my everyday life i'm working fulltime making oil spill cleanup systems, so we are ready when the next "Deepwater Horizon oil spill" happen..

    To those of you who don't know me, i have been posting frequently on the EU and US barb forums and making videos ever-since the getgo of Diablo 3. I´m also responsible for starting that whole "world record fastest uberbosses" competition among other things. And right now i am maintaining the updated "fastest 10x t6 rifts" thread.

    So like some WD's will tell you, i like to compete.. :)

    Oh and you should checkout my Youtube channel @

    Grimiku: Got any cool hobbies or talents?

    Det0x: No, not really.. Hobbies beside gaming, movies, tv shows and going out must be audio/video systems.. And i have just updated my front row of speakers recently, so i have been using quite a bit of time getting all the settings turned in just right :)

    This is how my home theater looks just now:

    I used to be very interested in the computer overclocking scene, but over the years the interest have simply been going down. But i still remember how exited i was when i managed to oc my thunderbird 850mhz to ~950mhz like 15 years ago :)

    Grimiku: What’s your history as a gamer, and with the Diablo franchise?

    Det0x: Can start with the Diablo series:

    My introduction into this franchise was with Diablo 1, a game which i played for many many hours in single player mode. Cant really remember so much about it other then in the end i was rocking full BIS jewelery with "ring/amulet of the zodiac" with +20 to all stats :)

    Next up is Diablo 2:

    Didn't really play this game all that much compared to diablo 1 (and d3), was mostly something me and my friends used to loadup at late nighs when we had LAN's. We used all the cheats we could get our hands on with item generators and character generators and whatnot, to make some really really sick and OP characters.

    Then we PvP'ed the hell out of each others... Fun times :D

    I have also played "Quake 3 RA3" at the highest level for around ~11 years (5v5 fps game). When the game died (ql launched) we had won 3x Clan Base open cups, and 2x nation cups i think.

    This is how it looked like back then :)

    Norwegian Quakers @

    Oh and i've have been playing DotA (1) for 2-3 years back then before Icefrog jumped ships..

    Grimiku: What are some of your favorite games?

    Det0x: Hands down that have to be the Fallout series, with Fallout 3 sitting on top.

    The elder scrolls Oblivion/Skyrim are also very good games.

    And i like the Mass Effect series, with the first game ranked highest in my mind.

    And then of course we have Diablo 3 :)

    Grimiku: Do you play any other classes?

    Det0x: Have ~2400* hours ingame, all of them on Barbarians.. So no, i don't play any other classes :)

    *Would guesstimate i have ~500 hours ontop of that spent in the auction house :P

    My profile can be found @

    Grimiku: Are you in a great clan or community? If yes, tell us about them!

    Det0x: Zero Empathy

    Zero Empathy are looking for the best players in Europe.

    About us:
    Oldest clan in Europe
    World first Greater Rift 50 4 man
    Europe first Greater Rift 60 4 man
    Many World/Europe first 2, 3 and solo records

    Members in Zero Empathy all come from different backgrounds but we are all here because of our passion for Diablo 3.
    We are dedicated to find information before anyone else and our goal is to be always on top of our game. In this clan you will find theorycrafters and only hardcore players.
    We have a competitive mindset and a natural curiosity. One of the many great things is that we always share information between ourselves and aim to find some new ways to improve our gameplay.
    Most importantly however, we believe that in order to achieve such things, we must have respect for one another and strive to be more than just clan members, namely be friends.

    The vision of the clan:
    We are a rather small group of elite players who aim to be and remain the best at what we do. What we do, is many things. It may be the best runs, it may be the highest level, it may be other future ranking parameters. While we do that, we stand together as a whole.

    You can find more information on our webpage, which can be found at: (please check it out:)

    Grimiku: What's your most embarrassing moment while playing?

    Det0x: Think that would have to be when I managed to salvage a pair of gloves i had just snipped from the AH for 250 gold, yes gold not euro (some of you will know what this means..:)

    Grimiku: Okay, what about your most AWESOME moment while playing?

    Det0x: Think this have to be when we first formed our clan a few months before RoS dropped. We was/is a big community all working together for a common goal. We are all sharing knowledge, helping each other to improve, kinda like a big family :)

    If your asking for a specific thing that happened, i guess that would have to be when i finally reached 10x paragon level 100 barbs :)

    That was a big thing back then, kinda like leveling a barb to paragon level 1000 in todays environment.

    Grimiku: What drew you to the Barbarian?

    Det0x: In all other games i have played, i have always been a melee dps front-liner.. So it was a perfect fit with the barbarian... At-least the fantasy of the barbarian was.. As i didn't feel all that tough when i reached act2 in inferno back then :D

    Grimiku: What type of Barbarian are you: sword-and-board, in-your-face melee master, long-distance damage dealer?

    Det0x: Sword-and-board ?? What sword-and-board ? A barbarian (build) like this don't exist..

    Well like my previous post says, i try to play a "in-your-face melee master", altho from patch 1.03 up to 1.05 i played a ranged barbarian.

    From patch 1.05 to 1.08 i played a ww/nado/rend/hota barb, like we all did i guess

    Now iam playing a Furious Charge barb, because simple there are no other builds which can compete... But iam early awaiting the new IK+RendWind sets.

    Bring back the spin to win k thx :D

    Grimiku: What's your favorite skill (or skill rune), and why?

    Det0x: Like many of my fellow barbs have said, i guess that have to be the hammer of the ancients, i mean who can resist smacking the monsters around with a big hammer :)

    I just wish the Devs would make a set that revolves around that skill…I would be all about it. Since the skill right now doesn't seem to do nearly as much damage as anything else, the viability of it unfortunately puts it to side for now.

    Grimiku: What build are you running currently?

    Det0x: Raekor barb on live, while iam experimenting with the new Immortal kings set on the PTR currently. And iam looking forward to testing the new and improved RendWind set once the updated version drops on the PTR sometimes next week (written 03.07)

    Grimiku: If there was one thing you could change about the Barbarian, what would it be?

    Det0x: FURY ON CRIT?!+

    Na it don't have to be on critical hits, but we need one way to gather fury so we can use some of our under performing spenders :D

    One last hurrah for Into the Fray @

    Grimiku: Pick a Barbarian quote, and why is it your favorite?

    Det0x: You didn't say it had to be from Diablo did you ? :)

    Mongol General: Hao! Dai ye! We won again! This is good, but what is best in life?
    Mongol: The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair.
    Mongol General: Wrong! Conan! What is best in life?
    Conan: Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women.
    Mongol General: That is good! That is good.

    (c) Conan the Barbarian

    Grimiku: If you could build a set around a skill, what skill would you pick and what would the set do?

    Det0x: Think i will agree with the nub on this one:

    1. Wastes 2 set: 5x Rend damage.
    2. Wastes 4 set: 50% incoming dmg reduction within 15 yards of a bleeding enemy.
    3. Wastes 6 set: 5x Hammer damage vs bleeding enemies.
    4. Wastes bracers slot instead of boots. Hello, Seismic Treads.
    5. Lamentation unlocks all Rend runes instead of stacking twice.
    6. Pound of Flesh grants Fury from Globes.
    7. Gavel of Judgment grants Hammer a chance to pull enemies to the impact location.

    16. Are you currently chasing a specific item? What is it, and why are you after it?

    Iam not really looking for one specific item, because i already have them all :)
    But if i could pick two upgrades it would be a better Ancient Furnace, and maybe a new phy SoJ with innate 50% cd, so i could reoll the str into a socket :)

    I want that because i like ze deeps :)

    Grimiku: Name one piece of advice that you think every Barbarian should know:

    Det0x: Checkout CC123's excellent compendium

    Barb Compendium - Build guides & other info @

    Pretty much all the info you'll ever need could be found there :)
  • [WHO'S NEXT?]

    Grimiku: Which Barbarian should we interview next?

    Det0x: I almost want to say DieHard#1969 for the laughs of it, but i think page#2841 would be the best candidate :)

    Grimiku: Pick a question to ask in the next interview!

    Det0x: Have you gone cow-tipping lately?

    Grimiku: Phantom asks: Why was the platypus created?

    Det0x: Because it has appeared as a mascot at national events and is featured on the reverse of its 20-cent coin. The platypus is the animal emblem of the state of New South Wales. ? :D

    Got any questions yourself for Det0x? Post them below