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Set Dungeons - Barbarian - Wastes Set

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Skills

  • Whirlwind Wind Shear
  • Rend Ravage
  • Sprint Gangway
  • War Cry Charge!
  • Battle Rage Ferocity
  • Ground Stomp Wrenching Smash
  • Animosity
  • Unforgiving
  • Weapons Master
  • Pound of Flesh

Items

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  • Legendary Gems

    • Gogok of Swiftness
    • Bane of the Trapped
    • Bane of the Powerful

Kanai's Cube

  • In-geom
  • Illusory Boots
  • Ring of Royal Grandeur

You can find general Set Dungeon information and Set Dungeon guides for the other classes at my Set Dungeon Thread.


The Wastes Set Dungeon is probably the most difficult Barbarian Set Dungeon to complete, due to the objective of not taking any physical damage, while trying to gather up enough mobs to cast Rend. I have optimised this build for Fury Generation and speed to avoid getting hit by using Sprint, Warcry (with Chilaniks Chain) and Battle Rage with the Ferocity (speed) rune. You also want to wear Illusory Boots so that you can walk through mobs as you won't be Whirlwinding while you do the Rend objective. You want to dismiss your follower as well to prevent them from attracting mobs away from you.

Notes:

Due to the fact that mobs spawn randomly in Set Dungeons, it can make this Set Dungeon very frustrating. My best tip for this Set Dungeon is to try and get at least 3 or 4 of your 5 Rends required within the first open area of the map, otherwise run back to the entrance to avoid having to Town Portal which can save time.


USE GROUND STOMP! A long-time viewer advised me to use Ground Stomp with the Wrenching Smash rune and it helped a great deal in bunching up the mobs for Rend.


Armaddons cannot be pulled in and have a large hitbox so you generally don't want to rend around this mobtype. Similarly, the elites cast walls which can prevent mobs from being pulled in with Ground Stomp, so I generally try to kill Armaddons and the Elites with Whirlwind.


An alternative setup would be to use Sprint with the Gangway rune and/or using the Pride of Cassius belt and using Ignore Pain - Bravado rune which also knocks enemies away. This can help you avoid taking damage from mobs, but I found it also made it harder to group mobs with Ground Stomp for the rend.

Paragon Priorities

Core

Movement Speed
Maximum Resource
Primary Stat
Vitality

Offense

Cooldown Reduction
Critical Hit Chance
Critical Hit Damage
Attack Speed

Defense

Resist All
Armor
Life
Life Regeneration

Utility

Resource Cost Reduction
Life on Hit
Area Damage
Gold Find

Build Guide

Welcome to my Set Dungeons Build Guides!


You can find general Set Dungeon information and Set Dungeon guides for the other classes at my Set Dungeon Thread.


This build focuses on the Wastes Set for the Barbarian.


Requirements for Mastery

  • Kill all monsters.
  • Rend 10 different enemies at once, 5 times.
  • Do not take any physical damage for the duration of the dungeon.

Location: Act 5, Pandemonium Fortress Level 1. From the waypoint, walk backwards and up a few sets of stairs and you should reach the portal entrance.


It seems like my twitch recording of this set dungeon lost a minute or two, so I've added some failed attempts at the start of the video to show how you should be approaching this.


Feel free to comment below, you can also ask questions or catch me at: http://www.twitch.tv/CrayonsMinD