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HotA Barbarian (Patch 2.6.4)

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This thread is for comments and feedback about our HotA Barbarian Build.

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On 1/17/2019 at 3:54 PM, Blainie said:

and what to do with empty armor slot in powers? if i play season?

 

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7 hours ago, Guest Ezra said:

How can the fury Regen on this build keep up with spamming hota?

The Gavel of Judgement returns 25 Fury if it Hits less than 3 targets, and the Ancients max you out through the rune which is provided by the shoulders. In effect there are only split seconds of not having max fury.

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Is the enchantress preferred over templar?

Could you also use cindercoat instead of magefist, If you get a better rolled one?

Edit: Okay, i recogniced that the ele affix of cindercoat takes a primary affix, making it worse than magefist. You could probably swap swamp land waders for magefist, as they have an extra primary ele affix. But they are pretty much harder to get i guess.

Would focus and restraint with a good rolled hellfire amulett be an alternative in season 16?

Edit: You don't really need the Fury generated by your ancients through the ancients fury rune, as hota generates so much fury in his own. Could there be an alternative for shoulders?

Edit 2: tried around on my own and it seems fury management is much easier with those shoulderpieces than without.

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In the speed run variation if you are wielding The Gavel of Judgment what do you use in the weapon cube slot ?

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3 hours ago, Guest Kindlekm said:

In the speed run variation if you are wielding The Gavel of Judgment what do you use in the weapon cube slot ?

In Geom for infinite charges after an Elite kill

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According to the guide, there is no need to get CHC in the helm slot. Is this really correct?

Also, there is no mention of cooldown reduction whatsoever; are we supposed to omit this stat? If so, why isn't it important at all?

Thanks for answering the question! 🙂

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On another note, is there a way to fit nemesis bracers in the speefarming variation without affecting it's usability too much? I feel like is synergises very well with the In-geom to keep the buff active at all times.

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I use the 23% extra life gem on helm, cooldown isn't a factor in this build, lets you stack up area of effect instead of CDR. Once you are strong enough you can do whatever you want for T13, like cube the bracers of the first men and take nemesis. Personnally I found there's always someone in the group using them so I use the belt giving an extra 40% speed for the entire group.

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On 1/24/2019 at 9:36 PM, Guest Frankyboy said:

According to the guide, there is no need to get CHC in the helm slot. Is this really correct?

Also, there is no mention of cooldown reduction whatsoever; are we supposed to omit this stat? If so, why isn't it important at all?

Thanks for answering the question! 🙂

CoolDown Reduction and Resource Cost Reduction are sub-optimal for this build, because:
-Our long cooldowns (Ancients and Berserker) are managed by the IK set - they essentially reset after a few seconds of Hota spamming
-We only use War Cry for the Toughness buff and not for Fury Generation, so cooldown isn't an issue.
-Furious Charge resets its cooldown if you hit at least 5 enemies, and reduces to 8 seconds in a RG fight - enough to keep up the ring buff.
-Our Fury is kept up on Max by many sources - cubed weapon, Ancients rune (provided by the shoulder), natural generation from taking damage, so essentially we never run out of Fury even in the most brutal of fights.
Best option afterwards is +23% Maximum Life.
 

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HotA's rune Smash doesn't say anything about fire damage. It only says: "Smash for additional damage". Does Magefist still works for this build?

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13 hours ago, nikopol451 said:

HotA's rune Smash doesn't say anything about fire damage. It only says: "Smash for additional damage". Does Magefist still works for this build?

Use "Advanced Tooltips" in the Gameplay options. But if you hover over the rune, the tooltip gains a Orange - Fiery glow - indicating that it's a Fire ability.

11 hours ago, Guest Jbot said:

For season 16 why take the full 6 pieces instead of swapping the gloves for magefist?

The guide is updated for S16. 

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15 hours ago, nikopol451 said:

HotA's rune Smash doesn't say anything about fire damage. It only says: "Smash for additional damage". Does Magefist still works for this build?

It says "as fire" -> since it is firedamage, Magefist works. (as does +XX% Fire Damage on your gear)

 

14 hours ago, Guest Jbot said:

For season 16 why take the full 6 pieces instead of swapping the gloves for magefist?

I am not sure which guide you refer to. The HOTA guide includes magefist for season 16.

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On 2/6/2019 at 4:18 AM, Guest Yolo said:

Use "Advanced Tooltips" in the Gameplay options. But if you hover over the rune, the tooltip gains a Orange - Fiery glow - indicating that it's a Fire ability.

As you said, I was missing the Advanced Tooltips. Thanks mate.

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I've worked my way to grift 90, and it's all cake walk ... until it's not. I have been finding that sometimes while most of the time my fury never moves, sometimes I get into a pinch and my mana drops quickly and I'm SOL and in need of some fancy footwork. 
Then I realized it's the mechanics of the gavel and my choice to not boost my fury, because I haven't found I needed to. In fact, I haven't been using the shoulders because I wasn't feeling the need for fury generation. Looks like it's time to make some adjustments and fine tuning to get higher than 90. 🙂 

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