Ohhh man I was so inspired by Skorn.. So I bought one, went into the keep depths lvl 3 and poof instadieded.
Are there viable builds with Skorn? I used to play with Sky Splitter and a Stormshield. Tried out the Rend/Revenge build but it's too slow to combine with Skorn. Will try the HotA build, but I am afraid I will never be able to survive without a shield. Is it good to take on some more Life Steal instead of life on hit?
nvm, Sword + Board is so much better for my gear.
my gear are budgeted except for the skorn (which cost me 1.5m), probably the rest only worth like 2m, and I can farm act 3 on mp1 without any problem.
I use skorn with 4k Life on Kill, it helps alot,
cleave->rupture for primary skill
battle rage-> marauder rage
war cry-> impunity
I have about 10 mil to play with thanks to a lucky drop a few nights ago. I do survive MP5 (act 1 at least) with a few deaths but generally I play it quite well. I was wondering what I can do to get closer to MP10. I am light on damage for that. Not sure if I need more survivability for that as well.
Here's my barb. I think you could benefit from some more vitality and health. Try searching for the set pants/chest that I'm using (Blackthorne?). The set bonus for two is 100 vit and they each have around 100 strength, the pants have LoH, and life % (plus sockets). Plus they usually have MF on them and everyone wants more magic find. Mine were a little over your budget, but I'm sure you could find each piece with less sockets for about a mil each. Good luck!
Also, can anyone tell me what the next step for my barb should be? He feels pretty sturdy, but not quite top end. All the upgrades I've looked at seem to be like 100mil plus to make any noticeable difference.
Sorry, are you over-territorial? Anyway, I said i was inspired by this thread, doesn't that count as a useful reply anymore these days?
Don't know if this message was aimed towards me, but sorry if I 'vultured' (whatever that may mean?) your thread. I have good intentions.
Didn't you realize someone died and that made him forum king? Because--really--when we have like 2 active threads, it'd be horrible to have to read through posts from the great unwashed that sully his pristine thread.
I really like the amount of dmg it puts out for now, still have to learn how to keep my WotB up, but next i will upgrade to IK helm and boots so that will give me another 12% run speed which will surely help. And if possible the IK helm should give me enough crit chance to also take a bigger bite out of my enemies. But first lets focus on that stormshield with crit dmg! Oh and I bought gloves with 10% crit chance and attack speed, they also boost my dmg well.
Never thought of doing WW build with 1h and shield.
If you're going to use a two-hander, I highly suggest Leap+Iron Impact and Ignore Pain+Ignorance is Bliss. Because your overall defense is lower, you need the defensive skills to mitigate damage. Battle Rage is pointless as MP levels go up if you're not using Into the Fray, because your damage doesn't scale at the same rate as monster health, which jumps dramatically. Revenge also becomes much less useful, especially in fights with bosses and Infernal Machine runs, as the healing from single or double targets isn't enough to outpace the increased damage output. In a lot of cases you'll die in fewer hits than it'll take for Revenge to proc. Here's what I used to use for MP7 tanking when I still had a Skorn:
Basic gameplan is to Leap, Rend a few times to get healing going, use Cleave until Leap cools down, and repeat. Use Ignore Pain to get out of really messy situations when Leap is on cooldown or instant and fast healing. The crux of this build is Leap. It not only gives you damage mitigation, but a mobility option so you can get better positioning, retreat, move to health globes, avoid cc skills from mobs, etc.