Let me preface this by saying that I don't play a WW Barb. I've played, I've enjoyed it, but it's just not my thing. After 1.04 I got my hands on a decent 2H with a socket and high Str, swapped to a Rend/Revenge build and never looked back. I find the spec to be a lot of fun, especially in group play. If you want to see my character sheet you can check it out here.
That brings us to the question about IK. Originally as a WW barb 5P seemed great, you spend fury so fast the healing would have been great. However in my current spec I don't spend fury nearly s quickly, so only 2P is all that appealing to me (3P for 4% melee reduction really isn't great). The other thing I would like in my gearing is to roll with 24% Movement Speed, currently rocking 0. So in terms of pieces what do you guys think.
I currently have gloves, and am debating between Helm/Belt/Boots for the 2P. I think I've ruled out Boots, because the str roll for an affordable pair is never all that great, and you can get more value in terms of damage from Fire Walkers or Ice Climbers. However, Ice Climbers don't roll guaranteed MS. Helm it's the question of if the 2-3% crit I can gain, as well as Str can make up for the loss in IAS.
For the second Movement Speed I was looking at Tyrael's Might with at least 2 Sockets, I have thought about prowlers but getting crit and AR, makes them insanely expensive, and usually requires sacrificing Str.
I'd love any input or alternative suggestions in terms of setup. Apologies if there are broken thoughts, and the wall of text. Been looking through all this lately in terms of BiS moving forward, and would just love some outside Barb input. This is about as abbreviated as I can get with it!
Hello, in my humble opinion I don´t like IK gloves, in fact unless you have a insane well rolled IK set, I prefer a good rare or some nice legendary.
Maybe you should consider get a glove with nice str + crit + crit dmg.
Also I totally agree that 3p bonus is a crap and 5p bonus is good only in some builds like WW build.
But if you want to play your barb with some IK set pieces, I think after look your profile that maybe you should get a IK belt (%LL + good all res + good str) and replace your chest or your boots for a IK. Both IK pieces (chest or boots) provides good str + vit + all res and get another 60 all res from 2p bonus. That is that I want to do in a near future , but remember this only my opinion.
Thanks much for the reply. While I agree that you can piece out some really nice stuff through Legendaries and Rares, I think that 2 piece is really nice to have purely because it frees up some of the need for AR on at least 1 piece of gear. Allowing for a lot of flexibility at times.
Also I know what you mean with the gloves, but they are what I already have, so for now I'll run with them since I don't have the gold to fully swap them out for something new (plus I'm a stickler on keeping my MF above 300 with stacks for farming). I currently have a belt I am bidding on with great STR and Bash damage, hopefully I can get it without breaking the bank. I still struggle with the idea of going for IK boots, purely because if you don't get a good double STR roll you can really get a lot better through Firewalkers, and well rolled Ice Climbers (had a buddy roll 250+ STR, 12%MS, 79 AR ones yesterday.... so good, yet so out of my price range 300M+).
Also currently watching a Tyrael's Might, only 2 sockets but good Demon damage roll and STR roll. What do you guys think about Tyrael's Might vs IK Chest.
i have been playing with the 2 hand rend/revenge build also. even messed around act 1/2 as a ww barb with my slow 2 hander and rend instead of WotB. not very effective, but rend is so awesome. I had picked up that Staff of Athskeleng or whatever its called. it actually has 12% MS on it. so that puts me at 23% Ms with my boots.