What the heck is a solo barb supposed to do to advance beyond Act I Inferno?

#1The BeansterPosted 6/5/2012 11:20:28 AM
OK wow... I had heard that Inferno Act 2 was where things started to get rough, but I never expected that I'd show up in Act 2 and immediately start dying all over the place and even get 1-shot frequently by various mobs.

I have no idea what to do. I thought my gear and build was good... I have zero problems with anything on Act I inferno... can take on rares/elites/bosses very easily with no deaths and really no problem.

Any advice? I know I'm probably going to have to grind gold for a while, but what should I even be looking to spend it on? What build and what sort of stats are needed for a solo barbarian to get through Act 2?

Current stats:
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2731/diabloiii20120605151003.jpg

Current build:
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/508/diabloiii20120605151026.jpg

Help?
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#2Karmic Dragon2003Posted 6/5/2012 11:22:28 AM
Rely on skills.

Sadly it seems like only PsyStarcraft and ForceStrategy are the only skilled barbarians in Diablo 3 (I guess Kungen isn't too bad either)
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#3JuiciiPosted 6/5/2012 11:22:55 AM
This build:
http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/9448/kongorwhatsyourbuild.png

Get some attack speed, crit chance, and crit damage. Your resistances seems good enough for now.
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#4BluRevPosted 6/5/2012 11:23:26 AM
What the heck is a solo barb supposed to do to advance beyond Act I Inferno?

Roll a DH.
#5The Beanster(Topic Creator)Posted 6/5/2012 11:23:37 AM
Karmic Dragon2003 posted...
Rely on skills.

Sadly it seems like only PsyStarcraft and ForceStrategy are the only skilled barbarians in Diablo 3 (I guess Kungen isn't too bad either)


Please explain how "rely on skills" solves the problem of losing between 20-100% of your health per hit depending on what enemy you're fighting.
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#6JuiciiPosted 6/5/2012 11:25:21 AM
What are the stats on your weapon?
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#7ChocoboMog123Posted 6/5/2012 11:25:52 AM
Stack more Vit and All Res, yours is pretty low.
You have no Life on Hit. Fix that ASAP.

Give us your build:
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian
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#8djprofessork1Posted 6/5/2012 11:31:12 AM(edited)
The Beanster posted...
OK wow... I had heard that Inferno Act 2 was where things started to get rough, but I never expected that I'd show up in Act 2 and immediately start dying all over the place and even get 1-shot frequently by various mobs.

I have no idea what to do. I thought my gear and build was good... I have zero problems with anything on Act I inferno... can take on rares/elites/bosses very easily with no deaths and really no problem.

Any advice? I know I'm probably going to have to grind gold for a while, but what should I even be looking to spend it on? What build and what sort of stats are needed for a solo barbarian to get through Act 2?

Current stats:
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2731/diabloiii20120605151003.jpg

Current build:
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/508/diabloiii20120605151026.jpg

Help?



Your resists are too low, you have No +life on hit, no crit chance or crit damage. Focus on getting those without losing too much life or armor IMO


For reference sake: I have 43k life, 8.5k armor, 21k damage, ~620 all resist, 800 life on hit, 1.92 attack speed, 31% crit, 149% crit damage, and beat act 2

all stats fully buffed with this build: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#WRPkiX!ZbV!cbYcaa
#9blackbear2119Posted 6/5/2012 11:28:47 AM
If you farm Act 1, will you have a chance to find gear that will give you what you need for Act 2?

I'm in act 1 also...don't really feel like farming 20 million gold. It would be nice to know I have a chance to find some items myself.
#10KendrickPosted 6/5/2012 11:29:09 AM
Rather than rehash what he has to share, I'll just say, watch some Kripparrian videos.
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