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No, not really. WW is not as weak as Raharl is suggesting. No offense, Raharl, you're just wrong.
Sucka, I'm not wrong; you just don't know what the hell you're talking about. WW is no good this season -absolute trash. The best you can do is maybe mid 50s. Non season -who cares about that as you can have 2k+ in PL points to make up for some of the loss in damage.
The author of the thread you linked even laments how terrible WW is now. If Free (the guy who wrote the WW guide you linked to) says WW needs some love take his word for it not mine.
WW will not allow you to properly GR push for the time being and it doesn't even come close to IK/R. MOTE, LoN and Frenzy barbs... to say otherwise is just plain stupid. And this is coming from a barb whose all time favorite barb build is wastes WW build.
Did you read my whole post ? I've done grift 68 with 741 paragon + 4 augmented items. So that myth about WW being trash and only capable of doing grift 50 with 2k paragon is debunked. I also never claimed WW was stronger than any of the builds you mentioned.
Did you read what the OP said ? He doesn't want to play FC and he finds MoTE boring and guess what 2 builds you first suggested to him.
I actually agree with most of what you've said, aside from the "ww can only do mid 50's grift with 2k paragon level".
WW can speed farm regular rifts and bounties. This is the thing though, it takes good gear to do it. Mean while you can slap on a raekors/mote set with crap gear, crap stats and clear just as fast if not faster than a fully geared WW build that someone spent a significant amount of time to gear. Raekors/MoTE and the other builds Raharl mentioned are just that much stronger.
When it comes to grifts it depends on what do you want to do. Push grifts ? Not a good idea. At best you'll get low 70's and that's with really good gear and fishing for the right rift with the right mobs etc and once again a crappy geared Raekors/MoTE can do much better with much less.
Considering this is an alt, it might not be a good idea, but if you like playing WW that much go for it.