This is the second time i'm trying to post this guy. The first time I was trying on my iPhone and it died on me when I was just about to click "post". Anyways, I built this character after I found a cruel Archon Staff, and was amazed at the damage (rivals IK hammer in physical damage, ignoring the elemental add ons).
No, I am not currently using a cruel archon staff.....
I use my staff barb for ubering, and I haven't had real success in pvp. But that just may be me.
max mace mastery
max battle orders
max battle cry
1 into natural resist, battle command, and all pre reqs
3 extra points into shout
Helm- Guilhelm's (unsocketed(
Body- Chains of Honor
Gloves- Laying of Hands
Boots- Up'd Gores
Amulet- Blood Crafted w/ +2 Barb, all resist, and strength
Main Weapon- ebotd archon staff
switch- 2x max ED cta scourge
stash- anni, barb torch, 10 ar/life scs, 9 mastery/life gcs
Normal Act 5 (lvl 78 currently)
Helm- Eth. Andies Visage (unsocketed)
Body- Eth. CoH AP
Weapon- Eth. LW CB
An archon staff has a melee range of 6, making it the longest in the game, and has great damage. I use Battle Cry because it helps my merc and me hit the ubers, and the more my merc hits the sooner he casts life tap for me. .The switch is cta because it gives +4 to battle cry AND battle orders, more than +3 warcry weapons. Also, my switch weapons are my mob weapons. They hit last ww breakpoint, and have leech.
You could make this build into a concentrate build easily, and it might make it a lot better.
Other items I've used that worked great:
40ed/15ias Up'd Ribcraker- hits last ww checkpoint, and has amazing damage. I still use this, but it has a range of 2.
perfect Insight Archon Staff- easily achieves 95% critical strike, eliminating the need for deadly strike.
fortitude archon staff - this isn't a bad choice for pvpers i think, since 12% damage received is added to mana, and it has nice stats.
fortitude scourge- i used two of these, and a fort armor, for my go in pvp. looking at the stats i thought i was going to do good, but i couldn't move fast enough.
arreat's face- a great helm for every barb.
stormlash- everyone knows this guy by now.
bloodtree stump- i enjoyed the benefits this gives to my passive skills, not to mention it's 50% cb, 25 str, and resists
Conclusion: this isn't really a guide, just a "look at my funny and decent barb". He prolly isn't perfect, and i would like to hear your opinions.