For those who are soloing Nightmare with a barb

#1RawePosted 5/21/2012 10:56:04 AM
What are your stats and gear? I did normal easily, and I currently have a legendary mace and shield, yet I die so fast. What are your stats so I can aim for them? I'm currently level 39 in act 2.
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#2OneshotgonePosted 5/21/2012 11:00:44 AM
vit and str, and use your warcrys, i saw somewhere that getting resist helped i tried it and get killed in 2 seconds in hell then just stacked massive hp with no resist and im doing pretty good in hell and rarely die. If you do that in NM too you should be fine. my barbs 54 with 50k hp.
#3hikaru_beoulvePosted 5/21/2012 11:03:00 AM
I'm currently 48, with 1400 DPS and 25K health. I pretty much steamroll.

Cleave + Broad Sweep
Seismic Slam + Strength from Earth
Ground Stomp + Wrenching Smash
Overwhelm + Crushing Advance
War Cry + Invigorate
Earthquake + The Mountain's Call

Bloodthirst + Inspiring Presence + Brawler

Some of these things you won't have access to yet. Just stick with skills that will help you survive either by greatly decreasing the amount of damage you take or give you health back.
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#4KingRajeshPosted 5/21/2012 11:04:20 AM
Legendaries can be garbage. Make sure they're still good. If you've had them for 5 or more levels, chances are they're outdated.

Barbs are the most gear dependent class, upgrade your entire armor set every 3-4 levels or you'll get rolled.

I died once in nightmare, using 2h, to Izual.
#5Rawe(Topic Creator)Posted 5/21/2012 3:54:40 PM
Hikaru how much life and damage are you deaLing? I'm assuming your using 2 hand?
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#6SkrallRampagerPosted 5/21/2012 3:56:21 PM
Abuse leap with the armor bonus :)
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#7ChronoReversePosted 5/22/2012 12:28:58 PM
You need good equipment but no single piece should cost more than 15k in the AH.

I ran with this setup with a 2H weapon which is only really viable in Nightmare: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#WkSgPT!XdV!abZaZb

WotB+Earthquake to annihilate elites in seconds. For large mobs, charge them over and over until there are only a few stragglers to clean up. Keep up both shouts to increase your durability and regen rates.
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#8toolittletimePosted 5/22/2012 12:45:04 PM
ChronoReverse posted...
You need good equipment but no single piece should cost more than 15k in the AH.

I ran with this setup with a 2H weapon which is only really viable in Nightmare: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#WkSgPT!XdV!abZaZb

WotB+Earthquake to annihilate elites in seconds. For large mobs, charge them over and over until there are only a few stragglers to clean up. Keep up both shouts to increase your durability and regen rates.


I have to thank you that build just got me past a point where I was doing nothing but dying now it's almost too easy.
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#9Darkinsanity1Posted 5/22/2012 12:46:53 PM
When looking for gear in the AH I should be prioritizing Vitality and Strength right? Should the last option be for socketed items or something? If I am going to be switching gear so often I want to be able to find good stuff for less than 20,000 gold too.
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#10ChronoReversePosted 5/22/2012 1:56:37 PM
For now but you'll need to start looking for Resistances later. I looked for ASPD, STR and VIT for Nightmare.
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