Which piece should I upgrade first? I was thinking about replacing my rare ring for a Skull Grasp - when I have the money. What do you guys think?
You have some nice pieces in there but there's also some obvious upgrade paths.
Gloves: I think you could get 4th stat on these without paying to much, either Str, Vit or AS. Bracers: Seem quite weak, you can easily pick up ones with the same stats but higher crit (5%+) for 1-2mil. You could even add Vit as well for maybe 3mil. Shoulders: easily get the same shoulders but with another 50 str on top for 1-2mil easy. Chest: Your trading quite a lot of stats to get the all res on the chest. Personally I'd look for a 140Str, 200Vit Chest with 3 sockets. Rings: I'm not a massive fan of either ring, i think you pay a lot to get both %life and LoH on them and thus the DPS stats suffer. Personally i'd look for something with a dmg roll like (20-50 + dmg) as that gives a considerable DPS boost along with both crit hit and crit damage and then einther the LoH or Life% or Str or Vit, etc. Shield: Good shield but you are missing out on the Life% roll, considering you can roll up to 16% life on a Sacred it's a good spot to pick it up. A shiled with similar stats + the Life% would probably cost around 5mil. Weapon: Obviously it's a decent axe, the +170 strength is a good amount of DPS, but i think you pay way over the odds for any amount of LoH on a weapon. You could happily sell that and buy back a 950+dps weapon with just a socket and strength.
In general i think you could make a decent number of upgrades across the board for the same price you'd pay for a skull grasp and you'll end up with a much larger boost to dps/survivability.
First of all, thank you very much.
I've already made a couple changes before your post - including buying Skull Grasp -, but forgot to update it here. From what you said, only shield and weapon remained untouched.
You play EU, right? Unfortunately, I really couldn't find anything near the prices you suggested in US. ): Anyway, here are my new stats and gear:
Yeah my goal now is to maintain both while getting more crit/critdamage. I have the neck and ring in my bags to drop 5k damage but gain 15k HP and tons of loh for the really tough packs or if I double pull. I'm really loving the setup and playstyle.
someone did say pre 1.03 that barbs were going to be the most over-powered class once geared, over the last couple of weeks ive been seeing it - with wotb and full 5 stacks of frenzy elites with 2mil hp get melted in seconds without EQ
Wich passive talents are you using for this build and reach that dps with shield? I'm at 58k dps dual wielding... Proably need better weapons, mine got only 812 dps / 850 dps.
Yesterday I found an Immortal king belt with 144 str, 67 vit, 7%Life and 55 RessAll, do you think I should use it over an belt with 204 str, 73 vit, 54 arcane resist, 74 ressAll? Maybe I should buy another piece to gain the 2 set bonus or just sell it?