Patraquashe: Way to go. Vitality seem outrank every other stat then. Although, according to my experience, that dmg is kinda low for nightmare, but I don't know if this much hp makes up for the lesser dps. I'm very curious about your progress. Gl Hf.
Yeah, me and my friend have been aiming for VIT + primary attribute heavy items in order to maximize our survivability.
As for damage in Nightmare, we'll have to wait and see. Right now I'm using a 39DPS 1H Mighty Sword just for the Weapon Master fury bonus (an amazing bonus). If I was to use a higher DPS weapon (around 50) I'd have well over 300 damage. Mostly I compensate my lower damage with crowd control and disruption. Massive AoE on Ground Stomp and runed Seismic Slam for increased damage and knockback is pretty effective. Revenge also comes in handy...
Just a note for all the barbs out there - NM is hell for barbarian, without high vit and hvy dps (i got around 600 and hit over 1000 with all my active skills [revenge / battleroar/wrath of the ancients]) you won't do sht ^^
33 just started nightmare. A big tip for everyone, the auction house is amazing for getting gear and money.
Vouch for that!!
Finally got ZappaSmarter (Barb #2) through Act I thanks in large part to a really nice mace I was able to buy in the AH for 10,000 gold. Worth every penny. +40 Vitality, Hits add +9 life, 1% LL and 25.2 dps with an empty socket. What a difference that made!