I have some gold saved up so I could probably gear any class to at least inferno act1 right away, but my question is: Which one?
I know it's impossible to say "A is THE best farming class", but I was hoping you guys could maybe list some pros and cons.
I played a glascannon DH before, which is horrible for farming imo because you die all the time, so if I'd play my DH again I would gear him more defensively. How much gold would I need for that?
I also played Monk, but I felt like you need insane gear to consistently farm act3+ on monk.
What do you guys think is the "cheapest" class to gear for act3 farming?
What's the most efficient?
a3 is worthless for farming until they put more elites closer together and fix the broken mob damage in certain places.
anyways, monk is pretty cheap to gear if you know what you're doing. i played 300 hours on dh, gave up and made a monk after 1.0.3. after reading a guide on official forums about a high regen high res build for cheap being viable, i tried it and it was amazing. actually i'm still using a variant of this build except contrary to his guide i've dropped some regen for damage and lifesteal which is far more valuable at my current dps.
i'm fairly certain that ww barb and sw monks are the most cost efficient farming classes in general, with cm/ww/eb wizards being a distant 3rd, seeing as their gear requirements are much higher than melee.
been meaning to find out exactly how much my gear costed but i doubt its more than 50m, and like i mentioned in my thread on these forums, i think i've found the most efficient farm run in the game to be in act 2. although i must say it's getting quite boring after the hundreds of hours i've farmed there so far :(. by the way i've been able to farm act 2 even when i first dinged 60 and spent 500k on trash with ar+fire+regen+dex (although i doubt it's possible to get it for that cheap these days)
anyways, monk is pretty cheap to gear if you know what you're doing.
Guess I don't know what I'm doing. To me the monk is the hardest to gear up as it needs double resist on most armor pieces to be able to survive Act3 and needs the most stats like Crit/CritDmg from gear as it doesn't have skills that increase those stats like Barbs, DHs do. I don't even wanna mention that for efficient farming some 6th stat MF would make the good gear even more expensive.
To add on topic I'd say best class is Barb, thou if you have high dps you leave a lot of loot behind as most white mobs die from Sprint's left back tornados.
I haven't played all classes, but I would say that a sprint/WW barb is by far the cheapest and most efficient build for farming. A3 will cost you quite a bit, but this is true for all classes. The amount of elite kills per minute (even in A1/A2) is simply staggering. Not only that, it's also a lot of FUN to play.