Are u dual wielding? If u r, aim for higher LoH (maybe around 800+?) and try to get 2 attacks per second, or close to it. I would say make sure u get at least 1.4 speed weapons to make it easier to reach 2 APS. On your weapon u should look for a socket (personally I think it's a must) then either a decent amount of LoH, or crit hit dmg... any dex or vit is a nice bonus. Spirit Regen and Life per Spirit Spent are also nice bonuses to have.
Around 900-1k resist should be enough, if u can afford to get more then all the better. Otherwise aim for increasing your armor via pure armor stat, or dex. I recommend having at least 40k hps. U could probably get away with less but I don't feel comfortable having less than 40k. If u can afford to get more, then all the better.
Apart from that, aim for high dex, crit chance and crit dmg to get your dps up.
785 res all
8k armor buffed
1.72 asp (1hnd+shield)
This didn't feel right yet so I went back to farming act 2 which I'm still doing now. My biggest concern was the DPS so now I'm trying to increase it with extra crit dmg/crit chance gear. Right now these are my stats:
815 res all
10k armor buffed
1.72 asp (1hnd+shield)
I'm almost confident enough to give act 3 another try now. Once I do I'll let you know how it went
Managed to get down to ghom without many issues. I got completely destroyed after 1 attempt. I'm gonna wait for a friend to help me with the fight. I get about 15k dps using the 15% dmg from the heal ability, no champ pack except 1 really enraged because a ton of other mobs decided to join in from kiting(those big axe skele's hurt)
Yeah, I need a lot more LoH and DPS. My weapon is about 830'ish with IAS, 180 dex, upgrading from that is going to be expensive as hell.
I got about 37k hp using mystic ally(earth)
9k armor with the deadly reach(armor buff rune)
Using a shield, not really a good one(blockwise) but has quite a bit of resists+dex+life
I dual wield 2 daggers, but if i drop one, my dps is still 15k with a sub 700 dps dagger, 1,84 aps, crit: 9%/94%, unbuffed. What i mean, that you don't need a very high dps weapon, but you can also improve your damage with crit, attackspeed% and more dex.
I did act 3 at about 740 res, 6k armor unbuffed, 21k dps, 150Lpss, 41%crit and 80loh. With Quickening equals about 1900 loh. If you want inexpensive stuff maybe try a crit Lpss build. However Loh stuff is tumbling in price at the moment so you might not have to wait too long to pick up a decent one.
I cleared (I did have to skip a few packs, Phase Beasts for example) act 3 and act 4 with 13k dps, and while I would definately want more, it is not necessary. This was with Conviction/Overawe however, so actual dps is obviously a bit higher.
U don't need a huge amount of dps, but it does help of course. I finished everything in Inferno when I was still at around 13k unbuffed dps. More dps just means u can clear faster... and I guess reducing the time of fighting means less chance of making a mistake.