Immensely enjoying my barb, but having a bit of trouble getting any higher than low 50s (52 current highest). Is it my gear. build, or gameplay? If you knowledgeable people could take a gander at my setup and offer critique that might help my cause, i'd be eternally grateful!
Its mainly a dps issue. i just cant seem to get past 52. i lack the dps to get the RG down in time. i realize the rng involved and how it directly relates in how high you can go, It just seems that even with fishing for a good rift, i'd only squeeze out a 53.
I've incorporated your suggestion for ignore pain over overpower. I had been running string of ears, but i swapped in pride of cassius to go with it. i've replaced berzerker rage with BoBK and replaced weapon master with nerves of steel; finishing passives with ruthless and rampage. I have also started using swords to ploughshares with reapers wraps.
I have 20% cdr with helm and para. i kept ias on both weapons to achieve a higher BP, but thinking greater up time on WotB may have been the way to go. i'm currently trying to replace shoulders that will have cdr and maybe elsewhere as well.
as ive learned recently...solo is pretty much pray for a good rift. ive finished a maybe...44 in 7 minutes. yet fail 50s (on ue...i havent learned nats much) because act 5 is nonstop mobs. and getting good gear for your follower. anyone who says mob/map setting dont matter much isnt pushing. because not having a power pylon or getting act5 is almost 100 fail. everything needs to be timed and coordinated correct. i wish you much luck. keep your fingers crossed.