So here's the build ive been using, been since a2 (now into a3) and there basically isnt anything i cant kill with decent ease. Ive tried a plethora of other builds and nothing seemed to work as efficiently at killing both large groups and elites. Im able to use this build while at capped mf (which imo is most important) and you can do it with just about any gear, as long as you have a decent amount of ar and loh
-basically you just frenzy while keeping rend up every 5 seconds, and spamming revenge whenever available.
-at my gear i only use wotb on crazy affixes or goblins (i dont try to rend goblins)
give it a try! hope this helps some people, let me know if you have any questions
i never used Rend until after the patch. I gotta say its wonderful. I also use the Rend/Revenge combo, although my gear is nothing like the OP's, and therefore, i have a really hard time in Act 3 still. And i was thinking the same as OP, if i can build up my AR and LOH and/or LL, then i would be unstopppable. I keep going back and trying the WW build, but i just cant pull it off for long, not even in Act 1. I just dont like it. I'm good at being a stand in the fire tanky kind of character. Probly why i like my CM wiz so much.
im not really into the ww builds, ive tried them and they just dont seem to work right for me. also you have to realize i was able to use this spec with alot less gear (ive recently been ah hunting). however i have been thinking about switching to a 2hander to try it out...but if i spend all that gold and get rid of my great 1handers...ill be very sad if its not what i expected. as for the ignore pain, there has been sooooo many times where that has come in to save my ass and i just cant seem to get rid of it since...i dont really "need" any other skill
I just got that Skorn yesterday which has made me unkillable. Don't fret however, I ran a very cheap version of this build pre-skorn with 60k sheet dps, 72k with Bash stacks. The difference being I had a 1200 DPS, 2H mace with 400 Str, 150 Vit, and a socket for 2.2M (maybe I got lucky).
With CD's rolling and full stacks up, solo my DPS was ~220K with that mace and my current gear.
If you can nab a Skorn you can look forward to 80k sheet DPS, 110K with Bash stacks up. With CDs rolling solo I am at ~270K, when I run with a WD in my farm group I am at ~340K with totem (to give you an idea one rend if the initial hit crits can take a champ pack down to about 30-35% health with a 4 person group solo, you'll love it).
So as you can see the build can just get silly fun. If you run less MF gear the damage can really start to blow up. It isn't quite as fast as WW, but much more fun for me, I actually feel like I am playing a barb again. This weekend when I have time I think I might drop Leap for Earthquake just for the lawls to see how fast things melt.
Sorry for the wall of text but wanted you to have an overall idea of the build. It's fun, but also merely a suggestion. Best of luck and hope I helped!
i went and picked up a 2 hander, sledge of Athskeleng. Its not as good as that skorn the guy above me has, but it has 12% movement speed, which i was very interested in. jumped my dps up about 10-12K i believe. Also changed out some rings with my other toons to help with resists and LOH. up to 1700 LOH and still hurting in resists. I wish the character/armory page would update to show the new stuff faster. looks like i traded 10K hp for 10K dps right now. not liking that either