A few friends of mine have talked me into playing some D3 again but I'm unsure what to invest my old stash of gold on. Previously I had played a WW/permazerk barb but running through everything wasn't my idea of fun. I tried CM wizard as well - but I'm honestly too lazy to push buttons that fast and it seemed the opposite of the barb - I had to stand still to really get things going. I'm looking to be able to (in order of importance): 1. Not die / be able to tank elite packs/ubers on higher mp levels. 2. Do some high burst to kill elite packs. 3. Not be too terribly annoying in a group setting. 4. Mop up groups of white mobs. 5. Not let treasure goblins escape. 6. Farm paragon levels (meh). 7. Farm legendaries/demonic essences (meh). As long as the combat is engaging I think paragon xp and loot will just come as a result of enjoying wanton destruction. After doing some research I was thinking of trying a build like the one found here as it seems a good mix of movement and damage output: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faFXBgbKFTw&feature=player_embedded If the class/build are not feasible for my goals - what other class/build would you recommend? Assuming that build is feasible to use with my priority list what MP can I expect to farm with a 1B investment? I realize this answer will very largely based on how well I do AH hunting for items. I would focus on purchasing single resist armor items and most likely dual wield lifesteal 1handers, a hard hitting slow mainhand with an echoing fury offhand. I was also curious as to the priority of stats on a mainhand - namely if it's better to get a weapon that has very high raw average damage (1000+) lifesteal and a socket, or ~800-850 average damage, socket, and crit damage. I'm not exactly sure how the spirit generators and empowered wave calculate damage either - does it change the % weapon damage based on which hand is the next to swing or does it stick strictly with the mainhand weapon? Phew that post got a little out of hand, I didn't intially plan on that barrage of questions.