Currently lvling a barb but I wanted to try a different route other than a pure BvC.
The BvA would essentially be a BvC (relatively the same gear) but would use Stormshield/Grief zerker as main weapon combo. Only difference from a BvC is that he would have max block and max DR. This would give him a better edge vs melee chars and would still be able to take down the majority of casters. He will still be hitting the fcr/fhr breakpoints.
I would still carry a beast zerker in my stash that I could swap out the SS for if needed. The only problem I see with this build is sacrificing vit for dex (needed for max block).
Any suggestions as to what I should socket my Arreats and SS with? Ed/max jewels?
Arreats will be my main helm as I see no real use for COA with this build, it's generally only used for the DR which I will already have. I can get skills/fhr from Arreats. I may get one to keep in stash for when I'm dual wielding but meh.