Heard of the AS nerf well in advance so decided to stall getting replacements until that came through.
Post-nerf I am sitting at:
Before the patch I had 59% AS, now ~half of that (did 38k DPS before the patch).
This is my build:
I only use Garg in Act 1. His survivability is absolutely fine there, but from A2 onwards I switch to Soul Harvest.
I really prefer Phantasm over Acid Rain.
I was and am chiefly farming A1, which is rather comfortable.
Act 2 is doable but I don't really see the point as the drops are very similar (and even more so post patch). Act 1 is just a lot quicker.
Act 3 is a brick wall. It seems that I cannot kill a single pack of rares. I ran past champions / rares all the way up to Siegebreaker and took him down, but I don't even dare to enter the Heart of Sin. The problem is that I just cannot kill a single pack of rares. I barely scratch them.
There isn't really enough room to kite as you bump into rares quite early on I find.
When I do engage, it boils down to whether the mobs are kiteable or not.
Vortex, Jailer, Fast, Extra Health, Horde (sometimes Illusion though that's not so bad) - any one of those alone means a futile effort from my part as I simply run out of cooldowns before they eventually overwhelm me with theirs.
Today I decided to start replacing the AS gear I had with something beefier but then started thinking - I couldn't do !@#$ pre-patch with 38k DPS, what's the point of spending millions to say get 40k and still not manage? I'm getting sick of farming A1 without a clear goal.
1) I guess I need a new build? Splinters doesn't seem so hot any more.
I cannot do Zombie Bears because my laptop locks up (playing on minimum settings at 800x600).
I don't really fancy tanking with Toads. I guess I'll give it a shot as a final choice, but it doesn't seem like the type of gameplay I'd enjoy (and mind you, I hated Zombie Bears the little I played of it).
Are there any other viable builds? People seem to diss Splinters but tbh I fail to see how ZB or Toads is "more WD" than Splinters.
I have no LoH. Was considering investing into it, but that would lower my DPS even more.
I have no +crit or +crit dmg. From browsing I judge that this seems to be the new black.
Should I invest into this? What's more important? +crit or +crit dmg?
Should I drop my AS gear altogether in favour of crit gear?
I have a 937 DPS 1h + mojo. 1H has fire dmg and +30% dmg, no additional stats. Should I drop this in favour of some crit weapon or something? Socketed? I don't really fancy spending say more than 1mil on a new weapon.
I don't want to whine about WD being underpowered blah blah yadda yadda. I'll work with what I've got, but quite frankly I am getting very frustrated. Butcher is becoming more of a chore with every single run.
Would really appreciate some tips :)