93 Life on Hit. 294 MAX Res. 1350 DPS Weapon? 2 Million
I was until a week ago a LOH-shield wearing garbage tank with a silly amount of 16k dps just like all of you. It is boring, it is not fun and it certainly doesn't make you feel powerful like Diablo should make you feel. Demon Hunters and Wizards made me feel unhappy and all my friends laughed at my silly poke mace. I could only loot pony level when my friends cleared it and they gained double the cash because they killed the special packs too.
Sometimes they would ask me to join their server so I could hold a special pack for some seconds (serenity, blind, few secs till I died with my 1.8k LOH and 1K resistance etc etc). I could clear some packs in act III and I know I could have cleared it. I just couldn't be arsed to hope for a good spawn because really, 16k dps triggered the enrage timer way too often.
So I sold my fist for about 8 million and bought a 1345 DPS daibo with Attack Speed(!). It has a basic speed of 1.31. I got some 20k rings 71dex 15% AS on the auction, swapped some crappy stuff around and for about 3 mil I got started.
I ventured into act III and I killed packs already with ease. At this time I was at about 35k dps. My friends let me join in Pony level to clear packs, do you know why? Because I could tank as long as my previous set of items (blind+serenity+some hits) and still deal damage. After a week I'm at:
51k dps, 60k hp.
I do not mention resistances, because I don't have any. Unless you count 270 res all mentionable.
Really guys, get of your whiny horses and start dpsing like a madman, DPS --> survivability. If you blast through packs, they will not enrage. You will not have to kite more then with your previous build. Trust me.
How does it work:
Buy items with Dex and Vitality. Atm I have 1381 vitality and about 1650 dex, so keep your balancing around this number (don't follow exact, experiment). If you can grab some easy res, stick with one kind for OWE or all res.
Get AS on every item you can get. Ring, Daibo, Neck, Gloves. Yes even with the nerf coming, you will need your spirit.
The build is fairly easy, you need long range for easier killing. So get Deadly reach (it punches through walls, did you know that? Very awesome for positioning and free damage while not getting any.)
Get a pet up, fire elemental. It shoots in a straight line like your deadly reach and it tanks a fairly good amount of damage. Position yourself behind your elemental. He scales with you, my pet deals about 20-30k dps I think and has my HP.
As for these skills, cooky cutter from now on.
Blind with 30% holy damage, for zerging purpose. Yes you will crit high with this.
Heal with 15% Damage increase
Serenity 4 seconds for longer zerg
Aura dodge with armor (if you are used to the build just go with Overawe 24% dmg, because you will hardly take damage if you know how to play with deadly reach + pet)
Deadly reach 18% damage bonus
I have not yet killed Diablo with 5NV. I had 5NV when I started the fight, but I whiped about 30 times on him until I found out he's so bugged that you should never, ever take any damage in that fight. I dodged all, never had to heal. Took about 15 minutes. I'm sure I'll get him later with NV. Pony level, can solo too.
Some special thing I just bought today, VERY cheap. Everything in this build is cheap because nobody buys it. Is Inna's helm with 8%¨deadly reach damage, and the pants. Wich are still bugged (not after 1.0.3 I hope) but the 130 dex bonus makes it worth.
I'm thinking about changing OWE with Ytar because really, 294 res ain't much anyway and I stack fire when I can because most abilities that kill you are fire. Mortar, Chains, Desecration
Some extra note i'd like to say is get 1.50 spirit reg from somewhere, I got it from my helm aswell. I cannot mention how many times I couldnt hit a pack and I was out of spirit, 6 seconds and u have Serenity to get some more spirit. It rocks.
I hope you can enjoy a new playstyle.