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The way I see this is like this:
Inferno is unplayable beyond Act I as is, with the gear that drops even off the bosses, anything else I've seen is trash, or Legendary sets that are not even good enough comparing to my Rare weapons that I payed 200K. bla bla bla... to get to the point:
Blizzard is brilliant for making money of games, and while delaying this game for 5-6 years due to all the Millions that they were making of WoW subscriptions, they did not want the popularity to drop, since Diablo was always more popular. So after the scrubby Pandoria comes out, they were sure that this is it, people are no more interested in that crap, let's release D3. BUT invent a reason to charge people more money for playing, how to do it, make a mode that you can pass only if you have TONS of gold which will take you much longer to farm than anything farmable in WOW, or go to REAL CURRENCY and pay for it! How Brilliant! and then just delay that option for a few weeks after it's release so that people don't Bash them on their heads with this option of Monetizing everything inside a Virtual Game and don't WRECK their reviews on the release days....
Anyways, I am sure there will be Trolls who will be all in my face for this post... but the way I see it, they are just a greedy corp who only will get greedier and making these very conscious decisions of making Inferno so OP and not calling it " Oh we didnot even have time to test it" bull !@#$. I played Barb, and unfortunately it's the worst class to play.... I am not wasting any more of my time, after going through different sets of gear....
Hmmh... seems I should try Act2 with my Act1 farm gear where I have unbuffed and with 1H:
28k DPS, 52% Crit Chance, 265% Crit Damage. Nice post, I will definately try.
Hello fellow Barbarians,
I decided to write this since i see a lot of disappointment and frustration among my friends, the barbarians.
So, after trying full tank mode spec (over 700 resistances and 9k armor) and still getting almost 1 shot by elites, and being extremely boring and frustrating to run like a little girl while wearing a big !@# shield and tons of armor, i decided to drastically change my approach to the game :
With this gear and spec, i guarantee you will have close to 100% elite farm (no skips!!) . However, this might take sometime to master.
A. 2H Weapon - over 1k DPS - preferably with +strnght + Vitality and +% weapong dmg
B. Full DPS gear - Mostly try to get +100 strnght on all items pieces , and very important: Attack speed (incredible dps boost) - get Hands, 2 x rings and 1 amulet with attack speed
C. A LOT of patience at first and to be willing to learn - Basicly you will get one shot by anything.
My stats when i started were: arround 23k dps 42k HP unbuffed. In fight (with Brawler + shout) i had arround 42k dps.
You can find my spec here: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#YPRiTb!ZYg!ZZbabY
How to do it :
Basicly, you kill elite packs in 6 seconds or you die, that's the whole concept of this way of play. The most ideal tactis is the following: You start with full rage -->Shout--> Bersker (so you don't get CC'ed + move speed )--> Stun --> Earthquake-->Ignore Pain--> Spam Cleave = Elites Dead
Note: This takes a bit of practices because even white mobs will almost oneshot you, BUT, if you play with little kite, using stuns smart, this is 100% guaranteed to work. First 2 days i tryied it i think i died over 250 times but i also killed a lot of packs. Now i just farm all elite packs with just a few deaths per run.
I really hope this will help you, it is tons of fun after you learn it !
29/05/2012 12:56Posted by DaveKangthing is my hp is around 45k my resist is just around 600 and amour 8k with a dps of 16k, but i following his method of confronting the elites and kiting them, i find it easier and more consistent, since you don have to drag the elites that are hard to kill all the way back to spawn point and pray u don reach 30 sec respawn..
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