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Rend Barbarian (Patch 2.6.4)

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Some minor points to fix, as usual:

1) In the the written text of the "Gear,..." page, Mara's Kaleidoscope and Xephirian Amulet are suggested as alternative amulets, while the following table suggests The Star of Azkaranth and Xephirian Amulet are the alternatives to the Hellfire Amulet...

2) As noted by another post, Strongarm Bracers are the suggested bracers in the "Introduction" page, while Ancient Parthan Defenders are suggested as best-in-slot bracers in the "Gear,..." page (where Strongarm Bracers are advised only if you don't have hard crowd control secondary stats in your gear).

3) Which are the best-in-slot Potion and Follower for the build? In the Gems section Thunderfury is mentioned: should this suggest the Templar as the best follower?

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Some minor corrections and clarifications to make the guide more complete and coherent (for new and casual players expecially):

1) The "Role in the Current Meta" section of the Intro page is missing: is it intentional?

2) Two more Wrath of the Wastes set piece should be labelled as "Best in Slot" in the table of stat priorities on the Gear page (with its IK counterparts marked as "Alternative"). Following the "Best in Slot" labels as they are now one will end up with 7 IK pieces, 1 Wastes, and a RoRG...

3) In the Gear page it written: "high damage range, good Strength and Call of the Ancients %, as well as Vitality are the desired stats on the Immortal King's Boulder Breaker". Why Vitality? The table of stat priorities lists "% Weapon Damage" before Vitality... And is Vitality really more important than "Life per Fury Spent" or the not-even-mentioned "Area Damage"?

4) Stone of Jordan (recommended on the speed farming variation) naturally has +Elemental damage % (hoping to get Physical...), Increase damage against elites (not rerollable), Strenght (that can be rerolled into a socket) and just one more stat: thus, the order in which its stat priorities are written should be choosen carefully. Given as it is, the recommended 4th stat is Crit Chance. Do you confirm it is more valuable than Crit Damage? Always?

5) For Pauldrons of the Wastes, is Vitality really more important than Rend% and Area Damage?
For the Torso slot, is Vitality really more important than Rend%?
Why is Armor among the stat priorities for the Pants? It is of little use for a Barbarian, it's the only item where Armor is mentioned as a stat priority, and it's the 5th affix on the list... Isn't it better to remove it entirely?
For Nemesis Bracers (best in slot bracers for the speed farming variation), is "Crit Chance" more important than "Physical Damage"?
For the Amulets, are "Crit Chance" and "Crit Damage" more important than "Physical Damage"?

6) In the Paragon Points section, the priority for the Core slot are: 1. Movement Speed up to 25% cap, 2. Strength, 3. Maximum Fury (up to personal preference), 4. Vitality. Since Strength and Vitality have no cap, it is not clear which is the recommended point allocation after one reached the 25% Movement Speed: all into Strenght? Or one point each into Strength, Maximum Fury and Vitality, and then rotating again starting from Strenght? Also, "up to personal preference" is vague and can be confusing...
Similarly, for the other slots, is there a recommended rotation for allocating Paragon Points? For example: is it better to maximize Crit Chance before moving to Crit Damage, or raising them both together one by one? Or PP should be spended to compensate gear imbalancies (for example prioritizing Crit Damage if you have more Crit Chance from gear)?

7) In the Gems section, when talking about Bane of the Trapped, the last part of the paragraph (", and your own crowd control secondary stats") should probably be removed, since CC secondary stats have been removed from the table of stat priorities since Ancient Parthan Defenders have been replaced with Mortick's Brace...

8] For the 5 sockets of Torso and Pants the guide suggests Rubies (for Damage) and/or Diamonds (for Toughness): how many of each? Is there a recommendation or it's completely up to personal preference? Is the choice linked to the stats rolled on gear, or to the number and allocation of paragon points?

9) The usual link to the Follower page is missing. Which is the best follower for the Rend Barbarian specifically? The Templar? With which gear (Thunderfury with Wyrdward? Freeze of Deflection with Justice Lantern? ...)? With which skills (Inspire or Guardian? Or, for the Enchantress, Mass Control or Focused Mind? ...)?

10) Which is the best Legendary Potion for this build?

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@Deadset: I saw you revised some stat recommendations on the Gear page (moving "Rend %" up, removing Armor from Pants, swapping "BiS" and "Alternative" labels from some set pieces,...), but the same should be done on the Speed Farming variation page too....

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On 8/26/2019 at 2:09 PM, Elekim said:

3) In the Gear page it written: "high damage range, good Strength and Call of the Ancients %, as well as Vitality are the desired stats on the Immortal King's Boulder Breaker". Why Vitality? The table of stat priorities lists "% Weapon Damage" before Vitality... And is Vitality really more important than "Life per Fury Spent" or the not-even-mentioned "Area Damage"?

@Deadset: You modified the table of stat priorities moving "Vitality" after "Life per Fury Spent", but you didn't change the quoted paragraph in the text ("...as well as Vitality...") nor the table on the speed farming variation page.

In addition, I didn't understand if and why Vitality is more important than "Area Damage" (a stat that is recommended on many other items, and that has its greater values exactly on weapons...). Can someone explain this to me?

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