Diablo® III

Double Tornado build(Sprint+Whirlwind) - Inferno beaten

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Videos :

Act 3 - 3 champion packs in 20 seconds : http://youtu.be/5nayhzdLGKo
Full Act 3 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O-XaYnRP4c
Diablo ! : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bDxVp-GE1I

Ghom's healing clouds : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dc2Qgr1M6Q
Secret Level (spoilers) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDZ03Zm6oRE
Azmodan : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8GGawc-lDU
Siegebreaker : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSZwZ34LGPA
Belial (updated) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl5X1ljsN5w
Act 2, triple champions pack : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2llurvCIkko
Explanations + Act 1 + Butcher : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oUwu46qrJM

Quick Guide : Current build http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#hUPXik!bYZ!ZZcaYc
Waiting for 1.0.3 to start making a real guide, in the meantime here's a few tips :

- Stats priority : LoH, Crit chance, Attack Speed, Resist all, Armor, Vitality, Crit Damage, Strength.
Though you can stop getting more crit chance once you are getting enough Fury.

- To get started, use War Cry -> Battle Rage -> Leap (hit something or it won't generate fury) -> Sprint. Run around and spawn a few tornadoes, let your fury build up (should take a second vs packs). Use WotB if needed. Then you can start using WW.

- Bind a key to Move in the options, to avoid WW going off when you try to just move. Recommanded : spacebar.

- You should use Sprint again as soon as it's over, even if you are spinning (WW). Most of the fury come from it, you'll starve in a second if you stop spawning tornadoes. Make sure Battle Rage is always on too, or you'll stop gaining fury altogether.

- I'm using a Mace/Axe for the Crit Chance, but if you want to generate fury more easily (and do a bit less damage), use a Mighty Weapon. The +3fury/hit from Weapons Master work with Sprint, you'll get insane amount of fury. PS : Weapons Master ignore your offhand.

- If you encounter hard hitting monsters or elites with good affixes, only stay in the middle when you have the Leap bonus (Iron Impact) on. Then kite for 5s with the tornadoes, and leap in again. The defense bonus is huge, you'll tank without problem.

- Regarding keeping Wrath of the Berserker up forever : The duration won't go up if you generate fury when already full. When you hit max fury, try spending as much as you can (recast Battle Rage, cast Sprint several times) if you can.

UPDATE 12 : Killing 3 champion packs in 20 seconds with a variant of the build : http://youtu.be/5nayhzdLGKo

UPDATE 11 : Sprint's tornadoes only use the mainhand's damage and attack speed. Better focus on getting LoH, Strength, Crit Damage and/or Vitality on the offhand, which all actually boost the tornado (or you, in the case of vitality).
Getting a mainhand with an attack speed boost is a great plus for healing and fury generation.

UPDATE 10 : I recorded a full Act 3 run on my farming route (5 stacks -> Siege Breaker -> Cydea -> Azmodan)! About 45 mins.
Here's part 1 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O-XaYnRP4c
EDIT : Forgot to mention I switched WW to the Hurricane rune! (4-5 tornadoes per Sprint instead of 2-3)

UPDATE 9 : Turns out having movement speed bonus on boots is important! Get some if you do this build.
With WotB off and 9% ms bonus on my boots, if I use Sprint while spinning (WW), I spawn 3 tornadoes. If I remove the boots, I only spawn 2!

Also, I did some test on a ~15 monsters groups, and according to the healing numbers pop-ups, I can heal at least (limited by my life, stop raising when I'm full) :
~22 000 HP/second just from the tornadoes, while kitting.
~48 000 HP/second when spinning in the middle of the pack with WW (and tornadoes)

UPDATE 8 : Farming the pony level a bit : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDZ03Zm6oRE
Still a bit too hard with my gear (same as vs Diablo) though.

UPDATE 7 : I beat Inferno! :) Diablo kill : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bDxVp-GE1I
I beat Izkatu, Rakanoth and Izual solo. I can kill champions packs but didn't try that a lot yet, I'll try to farm 5 stacks later. My gear is still worth about 6 millions. You can see it here : http://i.imgur.com/KXlWy.png

UPDATE 6 : Got Azmodan (with 5 stacks) :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8GGawc-lDU

Feels like using Sprint again just before it ends make the new tornadoes appear a bit sooner, not 100% sure though. Try to do that when you can.

UPDATE 5 : I'm up to Siegebreaker, just killed him with 5 stacks. He's very easy compared to Belial, but the champions were hard : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSZwZ34LGPA
Now using Nerves of Steel instead of Tough as Nails http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#hUPXik!bYZ!bZcaYc (Nerves was better with shield)

UPDATE 4 : Belial kill with dualwielding, now dies in exactly 3 minutes (all phases) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl5X1ljsN5w

UPDATE 3 : Belial kill with the new build : (OUDATED) watch?v=siUWVyfLF1Q

UPDATE 2 : New build ! http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#hUPXik!VYZ!bZcaYc
Ignore Pain replaced by Leap with Iron Hide rune.
- It's available way more often (4s every 10 vs 7s every 30)
- Gives a faster escape mechanism when needed
- Fix the initial fury generation issue
- Defense boost is almost the same, with my current armor anyway (Incoming damage divided by 2.36 vs 3)
The build works even better and is easier, great change.
Thanks to BaconKnight for the suggestion. :)

UPDATE : Now doing Act2, fighting 3 champions packs at a time, new video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2llurvCIkko , check video description for my stats.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oUwu46qrJM

Basically, you can use Sprint (and every spell in the build btw) without stopping Whirlwind. The tornadoes from the Sprint rune generate enough fury to keep Whirlwind on as long as there's enemies, thanks to Battle Rage rune.

Each enemy is hit like 8 times per second so the Life per Hit stat heals like crazy.
The DPS is pretty good imo.
You can use Ignore Pain while spinning if your life gets too low, and keep Wrath of the Berserker up for as long as you are fighting, so no CC problem. Blood Funnel on Whirlwind helps too.

Taking on a Vortex+Waller+Vampirism+Teleporter and a Plagued+Jailer+Desecrator+Fire Chains double pack (at 0:40) without dying, so it's definitely way better than my previous build. xD
Butcher under 2 minutes too, seems nice with my poor weapon.
Edited by Dino#2633 on 24/06/2012 13:20 BST
Very, very, very nice and creative build.

I was looking for a way to use WW without much success so far (bloodfunnel is a joke).

Have you tried act 2 yet? This looks very promising. I'm actually impressed.

Thanks for sharing, I wish I had not uninstalled the game now :/
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Thanks!

Tried act 2 for a bit, regular monsters are fine, Champions oneshot me. But my gear is ridiculous, I probably shouldn't even be Act 1 with 3700 Armor/27k HP. :P
Gonna buy better stuff tomorrow
Edited by Dino#2633 on 03/06/2012 00:09 BST
For how long can you keep Wrath of the Berserker running? Withs mobs all around you its almost enless right?

edit: Just saw the video. Very nice. Got to try this. Thanks.
Edited by Warriorpt#2213 on 03/06/2012 00:53 BST
Looks interesting, I'd like to give it a go. I mainly work with one or two friends (Demon Hunter and Wizard), so how does this work with the increased mob difficulty? What sort of stat priorities do you use also? And one last thing, is unforgiving really the best choice? I find it rather lacking in most other situations
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I tried this, but i found that i couldnt get the initial rage going, when first starting a combat to make it effective..maybe my gear isnt good enough, im very fresh to inferno..
Impressive.

You must have a lot of increased attack speed and CH chance gear for that, but it looks very cool.

So, how many attacks per second do you have? Assuming WW works like I think it does (I tested the damage today I mean yesterday, it does 1/3 of 110% weapon damage per hit), it should hit 3 times per second with a 1 attack per second weapon. The higher the aps the more hits you get, but it eats a lot more Fury than normal.
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For how long can you keep Wrath of the Berserker running? Withs mobs all around you its almost enless right?

Yeah, earlier I actually had the cooldown back and it was still active! Tried casting it a second time, doesn't stack, too bad. :P
03/06/2012 01:45Posted by Nubtro
You must have a lot of increased attack speed and CH chance gear for that, but it looks very cool.

Thanks! I have huge crit chance (46%, 60% when buffed) but not so high attack speed (1.58 attack/s). When there's more than 4 enemies, my fury doesn't even move from 100 though, so I could probably get more. :)
03/06/2012 01:39Posted by Feiticera
I tried this, but i found that i couldnt get the initial rage going, when first starting a combat to make it effective..maybe my gear isnt good enough, im very fresh to inferno..

Yeah, that's the hardest part. I actually switched out the passive Rage generation now. To get it started I actually get hit once or twice, which is enough to cast Battle Rage and Sprint (thanks to the 30 bonus from War Cry). That single Sprint often get me to 100 almost instantly, and I don't go back down to 0 for a long time.
03/06/2012 01:03Posted by Zantesuken
Looks interesting, I'd like to give it a go. I mainly work with one or two friends (Demon Hunter and Wizard), so how does this work with the increased mob difficulty? What sort of stat priorities do you use also? And one last thing, is unforgiving really the best choice? I find it rather lacking in most other situations

Indeed, see above. :)
Switched it out for Tough as Nails.
I try to get a lot of Life on Hit on the weapon and amulet, Crit chance/damage on everything I can, Vitality, Strength and All Resistance. Apart from amulet,ring,weapon, every single piece of my gear gives Vitality and All Resistance.
Edited by Dino#2633 on 03/06/2012 04:57 BST
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I bought a lot of new gear, including a +700 Life on hit weapon (got 1000 total) and the regen is INSANE! I get 10 000 HP heal ticks (that's twice a second I think ?) when I'm not even using Ignore Pain. Actually, I switched Ignore Pain to +duration rune instead of Life Leech.
Also switched Unforgiving for Tough as Nails as said above, which help a lot, and got a bit more to All Resistance.
Now, I can solo Act 2 nicely. Some packs are hards, but for others I can actually take on 2 packs at once !
I'll probably make an A2 video tomorrow. :)
Edited by Dino#2633 on 03/06/2012 02:05 BST
If u get mighty weapon it would be even more awesome since u get much more fury!!
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Oh yeah, could be nice, wonder if it really works with the tornadoes!
Got Mace/Axe for the 10% crit boost, which helps too. :)
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Oh didnt know you gained rage from the War Cry, that will help :) But atm dont have the gear for this, looks like crit is pretty important. Could you give perhaps an idea what to look for on gear.

Like
Crit Chance
Vit
Life on Hit
?
Tried this build; without the specific gear it is simply too unweildy and impractical.
Edited by Zantesuken#2427 on 03/06/2012 03:13 BST
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Could you give perhaps an idea what to look for on gear.?

Answered above :
[quote]I try to get a lot of Life on Hit on the weapon and amulet, Crit chance/damage on everything I can, Vitality, Strength and All Resistance. Apart from amulet,ring,weapon, every single piece of my gear gives Vitality and All Resistance.

I have around 26% crit from items, +15% from passives, +3% from Battle Rage, and + 10% from Wrath of the Berserker when it's on (total 60%, dunno where the missing 6% are coming from :p).

At the time of the video I had only 350 total life on hit, 750 Strength, 750 vitality (4000 armor and 300-400 all resistance tough), works fine for A1 but it's not enough for act 2.

Right now I have 1000 life on hit, 850 Strength, 1050 Vitality, 5000 armor and 450-550 all resistance, doing fine at the beginning of Act 2.

03/06/2012 02:57Posted by Zantesuken
Tried this build; without the specific gear it is simply too unweildy and impractical.


Yeah, since you gotta crit to generate fury, it's not the kind of build you can try without specifically gearing for it, unfortunately.
Edited by Dino#2633 on 03/06/2012 05:14 BST
Hahaha, I tought about that kind of build but couldn't actually test it due to lack of gear (and the fact that I'm not in Inferno yet).

I'm SO glad and happy right now!!! Thanks for showing that it actually works! :-D

Only problem I see...is that it might be a bit expensive at the AH to get some really nice upgrades for the build. Well, it'll be fun farming at least.

Also, i don't really like the lack of any fury generator which force you to go take a few hits at the beginning of a fight. The problem is that the slot is taken by Ignore Pain. But since you seem to only use it when you're low on life, I'm thinking there might be an alternative : Relentless (passive). Which then gives :

Mace/Axe : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#hUPWik!VYU!bZccYc
Other : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#hUPWik!VZU!bZccYc

But can we really pass on Ignore Pain?
just tried this in Inferno act 3...they one shoted me...and no, they weren't elites or champions..
almost 900 resist.., 7k armor... 35k HP
I'm using this one:
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#hWPVik!ZYb!bccZYc
WoB is endless while you are WW on the enemies, also renew your frenzy with 1 hit every 5 sec and continue WWing with revenge boom boom.
Good synergy revenge+crite WW+heal and Frenzy+dmg.
Edited by savA#2457 on 03/06/2012 07:33 BST
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Updated first post
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You seem to be taking a lot of damage (which i guess is due to the lack of defensive stats/runes). Also, this spec does not seem suitable (just from observing) for dealing with smaller groups/1 pack of elites, but is made for fighting larger groups of enemies. I dont see how this is more effective in general than just going leap/revenge/wrath/earthquake, where every pack is just as easy no matter if they're 1, 2 or 3 packs/a single mob.
Edited by izzystradlin#2304 on 03/06/2012 20:41 BST
you make me feel jealous. well played mate, really satisfying to see someone is creative within the game.
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