The Barbarian single-target DPS challenge! Current top iterations: Maniac/Best Served Cold: Potential 20% damage bonus to big cooldowns, depending on how Maniac is to be interpreted. Has healing in bonus. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#WViTjP!ZYc!cZacZZ Instigation/Smash: Alternates Instigation and Smash at high fury levels so that the latter can benefit from Berserker Rage. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#aZiTjP!ZYc!YZacZZ Instigation/Dread Bomb: Drop yourself below 20% health and spam Dread Bomb once at max fury. Could potentially replace the Weapon Master passive with Animosity for 60% more damage on Dread Bomb at the expense of whatever Weapon Master provides. Very dangerous to use, to the point of unviability. Has area of effect damage in bonus. I can confidently say that this build has the highest potential damage dealing capability in the entire game. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#afiTjP!YcU!YcacZZ Dear Barbarian forums, I challenge thee. Friends and I have been planning our party for months, only to realize that we lacked burst single-target damage dealing capabilities. We have also come to realize that I was the only player without a very defined role, so much that I, the Barbarian, was forcefully elected (without complains on my part) to become our dedicated single-target damage dealer. Goal and "rules": -The goal of this thread is to come up with the highest possible single-target damage dealing build for the Barbarian. -You cannot pick the Brawler passive. -If you are to bring in maths, just create your own situation. As long as you compare the same stats, you should be able to figure out what the best build is. While it is true that certain builds probably scale better, we just don't currently have enough information to determine anything precisely. You are invited to use your imagination rather than raw numbers. -The seemingly best builds for our purpose (supported by the best arguments) will be posted up! (updated).