Thursday, May 30, 2013

Barbarian Paragon Level 70

Finally I reached Paragon lev 70 with my barbarian, until next week I hope I can reach lev 75.
I think with lev 80 I will change my gem in my head from a ruby to an amethyst and with lev 90 I will change my hellfire ring, if I have enough gold to buy another good ring.

I also equipped my Monk and already played a little bit with my monk.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

2 Hand Cleaver (Barbarian)

This is an update guide from my keyfarmer build which I'm using now to farm mp 8-10.

To farm on high monster power you need enough survivability, damage and life return. One cheap method is to use the skill Rend with Blood Lust and Rend works at the best with a 2hand weapon, this leads us to following skill set.!ZYV!YZbZcc

Skill Set

Cleave (Broad Sweep)
Rend (Blood Lust)
Overpower (Crushing Advance)
Wrath of the Berserker (Insanity) or Hammer of the Ancients (Smash)
Battle Rage (Bloodshed)
War Cry (Impunity)

Battle Rage *** Bloodshed ***
Critical hits have a chance to cause an explosion of blood dealing 20% of the damage done to all other nearby enemies.

With the latest update of the monster density, this is my prefered rune for this build, because we allready deal a big amount of aoe damage with cleave and with Bloodshed this could be really amazing versus very big groups.

Additional information about skills you can find in the old guide.


Weapons Master

Blood Thirst or Superstition or Nerves of Steel or Tough as Nails


Weapon Skorn
best 2hand weapon ingame

Skorn should have
high dps (>1200),
high strength (>320) and
high critical hit damage (>160)

If you have more money to spent, then we will look for more dps and the +1 random magic properties. The most useful and also most expensive are following properties.

*) Damage Dealt is converted to Life
*) additional Strength
*) Vitality

This is my skorn with additional Vitality.

Mighty Belt Immortal King's Tribal Binding
The belt should have "Increases Cleave Damage by 13-14%."

Ring Stone of Jordan
Increased damage against elites should be very high. (25-30%)
Increased cleave damage should be 12%. (maximum)

2 pieces Immortal King's Set
These are mandatory for very cheap 60 resistance to all elements.
For a starting gear set I can recommend Helm, Belt and / or Boots.

24% Movement Speed
Here you can find all information, how you get 24% ms.

Critical Hit
is the most important offensive Stat.

minimum of 40.000 life.

All Resistance
minimum of 400 all resistance without shout

Damage (Charakter Screen)
minimum of 90.000 damage without buffs

Also look for part II of my old guide, there you can see with which gear I started to farm keys.


First you want to gather as much monsters as possible. To surivive during gathering the monster apply rend on them. If you have gathered enough monsters use overpower and apply rend again. Then you start to spam cleave, use overpower when ready and apply rend again if necessary.

What's the magic behind Cleave and Bloodshed?
Your cleave damage is increased by your Belt and Ring. ~ +25% more cleave damage
If you are surrounded by ~20 monsters, you will hit about 7 or more monsters with one cleave.
With 40% critical hit chance, 2-3 hits are critical. These crits cause +300% more damage.
Most monsters around you will now also take 20% of the critical hit damage for every critical hit.
So it will be very easy to melt very big groups of monsters.

So the bigger the group so much better for you, if you can surive the start of the fight.

Against single target (elites) we lack damage compared to other builds, but we have WotB (Insanity)or HotA (Smash). I prefer WotB because it helps against controll impairing effects. If the elites don't have ranged attacks, you can also pull them into the next bigger group of monsters.

Friday, May 24, 2013

My Monk's Shopping List

Because I must gear my monk for inferno I made a shopping list.
In the first step I want very cheap Items, so the random stats must not be perfect and are not this important.

Inna's Radiance
2 random stats
all resistance, dex/vit, resistance

Vile Ward
2 random stats
dex/vit, resistance

Inna's Chest
1 random stat
all resistance, resistance, dex/vit

Inna's Temeperance
1 random stat
vit, all resistance, dex/vit

The Witching Hour
3 random stats
dex, vit, all resistance, resistance

Natalya's Blood Footprints
1 random stat
vit, resistance, dex/vit

Natalya's Reflection
3 random stats
crit, crit damage, average damage, vit, all resistance, resistance

2x Weapons
rare 1H Weapon
> 900 dps
life steal

(crit damage)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I'm back again

It seems, that I can't focus a longer period of time on Diablo III, after some weeks of playing it doesn't make fun anymore and like work, but after a break I'm back again.

I don't know for how long I will be back, but if I play Diablo III I have aims and focus on some projects.

The last patch 1.0.8 was great for playing in a group and that makes the most fun for me now.

I'm still playing my barbarian. He is now plvl 64 and I play mp 8-10 with my 2 hand Keyfarmer build. I will make a post about my current updated build in the next days.

My gear isn't great, but I can farm mp 9 solo in an acceptable speed. I will not upgrade my barbarian's gear, because I will level him to plvl 75 or 80 and then I will focus on my monk. My monk doesn't have any gear now. 5 plvl per week would be fine. We will see if I can achieve my aim.

Beside of playing Diablo III I try to go earlier to bed and do some sports activity (like running) in the early morning.

If you want play Diablo III with me on the european server leave a comment, I need more acitve friends on my list to fill my groups.