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How are OCN people liking barb?

It's a very fun class to play. I've completed Act 1 on Inferno and I don't have many problems killing elites as long as I pop my CDs. Playing a 2h barbarian with all only 3 offensive skills (that including passives).
The problem starts with Act 2. The only way to be able to farm there is to outgear the Act buy purchasing items from the AH, but then what's the point of farming it when you have equal or better quality items?
Or, by going 1h + shield (again overgearing, but you won't need as good gear as with 2h/DW). I don't really like the playstyle of 1h+shield so Blizzard either make the other specs on par or I'll just play another class that have an easier time.

I also tried Act 3 & 4 on Inferno. My barbarian is smashing everything in Act 1, in Act 4, I got 1 shot by the boss. I popped 65% damage reduction cooldown, got 2 shot instead.
It's a really crappy farming and itemization design and I get this feeling Diablo 3 have a lot of WoW influence which just ruins the overall experience. Farming in Inferno is frustrating, not fun.
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Now I'm confused more, some say to use 1 one-handed weapon plus shield and now you're saying two one-handed weapons. Which is which? frown.gif
What do you want to accomplish? It truely depends on your style and level of play, as well as the attributes of all your other gear. If you have two 1-handed weapons, your dps MAY decrease a smidge, BUT your attack SPEED increases(which is must more important for building spirit and life if you have those skills set).

Shields offer you better armor rating obviously, as well as give you some cool attribute boosts... However, there are a ton of great 1 handed weapons that off the attribute boosts, and you can use the monks ability to increase your armor rating by 100% of your dexterity... which literally makes your shield useless (or that much more powerful, but you really dont need that extra armor rating)
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Originally Posted by Equivalence View Post

Any recommendations, to aid me in building a better build for moving on past nightmare?

I feel dogs aren't really worth the mana cost unless being sacrificed for damage or dropping health globes (or both smile.gif)
This is my current in between build until I hit 54 and may switch to bears (currently 52 on Hell): http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#gRPTdU!WfU!ZabZZZ
can be used from lv 40 if you switch the Fetish Army rune. Main flaw is you got to know how to kite when your Gargantuan and Fetish are down.

Spirit Barrage with Well of Souls - hits multiple targets, combined with a good weapon and Pierce the Veil does nice damage, doesn't need line of sight (can shoot through walls and all - go behind walling enemy's walls and use to your advantage etc.).
Hex with Hedge Magic - can never have enough healing abilities, turn to chicken really helps vs stronger enemies.
Fetish Army with Legion of Daggers - free to cast, long cooldown so no need to watch it for Vision Quest, better distraction than the dogs due to amount of fetishes, did I mention it's free?
Gargantuan with Restless Giant - Distraction
Soul Harvest with Siphon - HP, Mana, more damage. Really nothing bad about it apart from having to be used in close proximity.
Spirit Walk with Honored Guest - Emergency if Hex and Siphon just aren't enough, or if i'm being silly and forget to keep 4 abilities on cooldown for Vision Quest.

Pierce the Veil - it's nice to actually do damage
Rush of Essence and Vision Quest - with these two it's easy to have infinite mana to constantly be spamming your Spirit Barrage as well as your other abilities.
Edited by Sainesk - 5/26/12 at 8:10am
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Stuck, need help with Diablo in Hell.
any takers at the moment?
ID: STLPR1CE#1568

Yo man, I will pwn diablo in hell for you.... KaRmA#1295 add me
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What do you want to accomplish? It truely depends on your style and level of play, as well as the attributes of all your other gear. If you have two 1-handed weapons, your dps MAY decrease a smidge, BUT your attack SPEED increases(which is must more important for building spirit and life if you have those skills set).
Shields offer you better armor rating obviously, as well as give you some cool attribute boosts... However, there are a ton of great 1 handed weapons that off the attribute boosts, and you can use the monks ability to increase your armor rating by 100% of your dexterity... which literally makes your shield useless (or that much more powerful, but you really dont need that extra armor rating)

Thanks for the recommendation. Well, I think using two OH weapons right now is better than 1 OH weapon + shield, it makes killing monsters faster smile.gif And yes you're right, I think I don't need the extra armor rating given by shields. But the thing is, when I dual wielded, my DPS increased as well as my attack speed, so yeah.
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I mainly use a shield because weapons don't come with magic find.
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I mainly use a shield because weapons don't come with magic find.

There are 2 handed weaps with MF. Its just super rare.

Not sure about yellows or blues, but I know a few Legendary 1 handed weapons with MF.
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question : has any of you been upgrading blacksmith to oblivion and actually met some success through selling in AH?

any at all?

I mean I'm at like lv 4 or 5 of the smith and it must have costed at least 50k so far, and I can't even craft yellow weapons, the hell......
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question : has any of you been upgrading blacksmith to oblivion and actually met some success through selling in AH?
any at all?
I mean I'm at like lv 4 or 5 of the smith and it must have costed at least 50k so far, and I can't even craft yellow weapons, the hell......

It seems really luck based. I'm at level 7 and would say with the current market (game just came out, item prices all over the place, commodity auctions down) I wouldn't try to profit through crafting. It all depends on the luck of what properties you get whether you'll fetch a profit or not.
I think i've seen recipes to craft Legendary items in the AH list of searchable things (maybe near max level?), hopefully those may make the whole ordeal more worth it...

currently a better way to profit is keeping an eye on trinkets from merchants, some of the rings/amulets resell for a huge profit in the AH if they have the right stats.
Edited by Sainesk - 5/26/12 at 10:09am
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I got another "legendary" item its a crap 2 handed sword 400 dmg..... something about blinding dust I think. WOW this is ridiculous they need to change the name of these items from "Legendary"
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