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Hey guys, any more plans to finish the beginner guides for other classes?

or more diablo 3 content on this site in general. I think these guides are very helpful and would like to see more.

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This Barbarian build seems out of date... It mentions things I don't have and I have more slots than they show here

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This Barbarian build seems out of date... It mentions things I don't have and I have more slots than they show here

The only thing that's out of date that I know of is the Swords to Ploughshares rune from Battle Rage has changed.  Instead of dropping health globes, it heals you directly.

 

If your character is not yet level 70, then you won't have everything listed.  You add in the skills and runes it recommends as you level up .  Some of them aren't available until at or near level 70.

 

They do not show a recommendation for your off hand equipment slot.  I don't know if this was an oversight or if they assume you will be using a two-handed weapon or dual-wielding.  Either way, the guide could be more clear about it.

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This Barbarian build seems out of date... It mentions things I don't have and I have more slots than they show here

The only thing that's out of date that I know of is the Swords to Ploughshares rune from Battle Rage has changed.  Instead of dropping health globes, it heals you directly.

 

If your character is not yet level 70, then you won't have everything listed.  You add in the skills and runes it recommends as you level up .  Some of them aren't available until at or near level 70.

 

They do not show a recommendation for your off hand equipment slot.  I don't know if this was an oversight or if they assume you will be using a two-handed weapon or dual-wielding.  Either way, the guide could be more clear about it.

 

 

As of Feb 5 2016 this appears to be garbage. My barbarian doesnt have Rend, cant have Battle Rage is #2 which means you cant have BOTH Battle Rage and War Cry in 3

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This Barbarian build seems out of date... It mentions things I don't have and I have more slots than they show here

The only thing that's out of date that I know of is the Swords to Ploughshares rune from Battle Rage has changed.  Instead of dropping health globes, it heals you directly.

 

If your character is not yet level 70, then you won't have everything listed.  You add in the skills and runes it recommends as you level up .  Some of them aren't available until at or near level 70.

 

They do not show a recommendation for your off hand equipment slot.  I don't know if this was an oversight or if they assume you will be using a two-handed weapon or dual-wielding.  Either way, the guide could be more clear about it.

 

 

As of Feb 5 2016 this appears to be garbage. My barbarian doesnt have Rend, cant have Battle Rage is #2 which means you cant have BOTH Battle Rage and War Cry in 3

 

It sounds like you need to enable Elective Mode. Open your game menu, choose “options,” then “gameplay,” and check the “elective mode” box. Then you can put any skill to any spot on your bar, and choose more than one skill from the same section.  Let me know if that fixes your problem or not.

 

Elective mode is required for all but the most basic, beginner setups.  I'm not sure why they don't just have it enabled by default.

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This build is working great for me in low difficulty nepahlem rifts right now, but you can easily run into a fury-starved situation in solo greater rifts with this, since everything else despawns when the rift guardian shows up.

 

I found replacing Sprint with Furious Charge helped with a lot of those problems.

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Guest Hambone

Does it really work that great without the orb drop from swords to plow shares?  It seems to hinge on it.

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Guest CoA Skill Swap?

What skill would one suggest dropping in favor of Call of the Ancients if you have 2 (or more) of IK's set pieces?

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8 hours ago, Guest CoA Skill Swap? said:

What skill would one suggest dropping in favor of Call of the Ancients if you have 2 (or more) of IK's set pieces?

I'm not an expert, but I would say it depends on which rune you choose with Call of the Ancients.  If you choose Together as One, which will cut your damage in half, then get rid of War Cry, as you won't need the armor buff (for now.)  If you choose a damage-oriented rune, then maybe drop Battle Rage (but watch how that effects your healing.)  If you choose Ancients Fury, you will have virtually unlimited fury, so you can drop the Unforgiven passive.  But which skill to drop there...  Well, you will have enough fury to Whirlwind non-stop, so you might even drop Rend.  Either way, change your Whirlwind rune to something else like Blood Funnel, since you won't need it to generate fury.

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Guest Kemad

Note that the video was made in 2015 and the guide updated recently. That's also a reason there might be slight discrepancy (like weapon secondaries).

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Is there a catch with using rend as a primary attack? Although it does lots of damage and pretty good work at cleaning large packs of mobs, I can't seem to have enough furry to sustain it.

I'm 70 paragon 34. Am I doing something wrong?

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7 hours ago, mijansky said:

Is there a catch with using rend as a primary attack? Although it does lots of damage and pretty good work at cleaning large packs of mobs, I can't seem to have enough furry to sustain it.

I'm 70 paragon 34. Am I doing something wrong?

Whirlwind will act as your primary generator, since the rune grants you fury when it hits an enemy. You will basically be constantly whirlwinding, while using Rend when you can.

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Guest BearakKGM

These guides, aside from the basic aspect that they show how to build a skills build together, are really quite confusing and less than helpful.  Case in point is this IK set Barb build.  

The guide says "Items that are recommended and should be priority to obtain for the Immortal King's Call set (which Season 8 Barbarians obtain in full from Haedrig's Gifts) are:" and then proceeds to give a list of gear which mostly doesn't support the build and skills given AT ALL - no Hammer of the Ancients for Gavel of Judgement or Bracers of the First men to boost, no Seismic Slam to get any benefit from Fury of the Vanished Peak or Bracers of Destruction.  Likewise, Lamentation and Chilanik's Chian are listed without either of their related skills being part of the build.  Suggested gear also includes both Endless Walk and Bastions of Will jewelry sets, which cannot be usefully combined.  

Gear suggestions should be written specifically for the build they're presented with, not as a general synopsis of the entire class...doing so is just lazy and not helpful.

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18 hours ago, Guest BearakKGM said:

Gear suggestions should be written specifically for the build they're presented with, not as a general synopsis of the entire class...doing so is just lazy and not helpful.

Hello there, and thanks for the feedback. While the "staple items for X set" list had its use, I can see how you found it jumbled and confusing rather than helpful, so I have pushed an update on their presentation. I hope their purpose becomes clearer, and the beginner guides now point you better to intermediate/late game guides.

As for the remainder of the guide, both its leveling and "fresh 6 piece set" builds assume no specific gear at all, and merely point you towards a spec that works from the get go. Hopefully their purpose as a broad introduction to the class are better fulfilled now.

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On 11/8/2016 at 4:08 AM, Guest netanio said:

I justed wanted to say ... this guide rocks ! Thanks.

You're welcome, thanks for the kind comment! :)

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On 1/24/2017 at 3:23 AM, Guest Triscuit said:

Envious Blade is an Act 3 cache drop, not Act 2.

Reported and getting this fixed.

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Hello,

New to Icy-Veins for D3. Was scoping out the leveling Barbarian build that says it was updated recently.  Seems to call for rend and whirlwind to be on the action bar at the same time, Rend can't be chosen as a primary,  it and whirlwind share the "secondary" attack slot. Am I missing something with my noobness?  

Thanks,

Bobby

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5 hours ago, BobbyT said:

Hello,

New to Icy-Veins for D3. Was scoping out the leveling Barbarian build that says it was updated recently.  Seems to call for rend and whirlwind to be on the action bar at the same time, Rend can't be chosen as a primary,  it and whirlwind share the "secondary" attack slot. Am I missing something with my noobness?  

Thanks,

Bobby

lol everyone is new at first :)

So to answer your question in your options menu you can select elective mode. This allows you to take multiple abilities from the same "tier". So with elective mode on, a barbarian could have both rend and whirlwind on their active bar. It has no restrictions. You can use 4 resource generators, 4 spending abilities, what have you. This is what allows a lot of the end game builds but also allows them to function :) 

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14 hours ago, Tri said:

lol everyone is new at first :)

So to answer your question in your options menu you can select elective mode. This allows you to take multiple abilities from the same "tier". So with elective mode on, a barbarian could have both rend and whirlwind on their active bar. It has no restrictions. You can use 4 resource generators, 4 spending abilities, what have you. This is what allows a lot of the end game builds but also allows them to function :) 

Thanks a ton!  Every build I looked at had two or three abilities from a category.  Makes much more sense now!!

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On 11/11/2017 at 2:26 AM, BobbyT said:

Thanks a ton!  Every build I looked at had two or three abilities from a category.  Makes much more sense now!!

You'd be amazed how often this is asked! :p

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Guest Noob barb again

huh! Barbarian leveling quide and its 2 primary attack use fury! I dont have fury so my char just stand still and yell "I need FURY!" uh.. So I have to  call "pls boost me lvl70" and then use this "beginner leveling guide from lvl1 to 70" ? 

And other thing poke my eye there "Use your farm skill and farm stuff BEFORE start your main class" Oh really?

 

 

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On 7/22/2018 at 11:42 AM, Guest Noob barb again said:

huh! Barbarian leveling quide and its 2 primary attack use fury! I dont have fury so my char just stand still and yell "I need FURY!" uh.. So I have to  call "pls boost me lvl70" and then use this "beginner leveling guide from lvl1 to 70" ? 

And other thing poke my eye there "Use your farm skill and farm stuff BEFORE start your main class" Oh really?

 

 

Hi,

I am only new to diablo 3 and I have been using this guide for my barbarian from the start.

My advice would be to save using rend until you have a large group and then only activate it again when the dripping blood icons disappear. Keep using leap, ground stomp and war cry when available to maintain your fury levels and use whirlwind to do the damage. It has been working fine for me even when I didn't have wind shear.

As deadset mentioned you might want to use cleave with rend until you get the whirlwind skill as it tags multiple enemies and again worked well for me.

Thanks for the guide deadset it helped a lot. Looking forward to the update for season 17.

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      Because of the limited duration of this PTR, we ask that participants pick a particular portion of this update to focus on testing. For example, if you’re primarily a Wizard player, consider what changes impact the Wizard specifically. What you like best, what you think may still need adjustment, and what you’d want to see in the future (even if that may be beyond the scope of this patch) are all good questions to ask yourself. Prior to the start of PTR, consider stocking up on items like Puzzle Rings and Bovine Bardiches. Having these available after you import your character can make any necessary PTR farming much faster! Try to break things! Just tell us when you do so we can make sure that the patch launch is as smooth as possible. When providing feedback, focus less on a solution and more on your experience. How did the changes make you feel? Was there something “off” that you noticed? Did something seem wrong or insufficient? Suggestions are always welcome but identifying the issues themselves is most important. Return to Top
      Patch Notes
      Below you will find the patch notes for the upcoming update for Diablo III, Patch 2.7.2.
      PATCH 2.7.2
      Table of Contents:
      Seasons Items Bug Fixes Seasons
      New Season Theme: Season 25 introduces a new type of socketable item called Soul Shards. Nephalem can find 7 unique Soul Shards, based on the Lords of Hell, which give players demonic new powers. One of 3 Prime Evil Soul Shards can be equipped into Helms and one of 4 Lesser Evil Soul Shards can be equipped into Weapons. Each Soul Shard can be upgraded three times using a new seasonal-exclusive consumable, the Hellforge Ember.
      Soul Shards and Hellforge Embers can drop from anywhere in Sanctuary, but Soul Shards have a higher chance to drop from Bosses. Soul Shards cannot be traded, but can be salvaged or utilized in Caldesann’s Despair. You may only equip one Prime Evil Soul Shard and one Lesser Evil Soul Shard at a time. Lastly, Soul Shards and Hellforge Embers only drop in Seasonal play, and will not transfer to your non-seasonal character when the season ends.
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      Items
      Item Changes
      Remorseless: While both Wrath of the Berserker and Call of the Ancients are active, Hammer of the Ancients deals 600-800% increased damage. Shukrani's Triumph: Spirit Walk lasts until you attack 3 times or until an elite enemy is within 20 yards of you. Attacks while in the spirit realm deal 75-100% increased damage. Lakumba's Ornament: Reduce all damage taken by 60% if your Soul Harvest stack is at least (1-3), and an additional 2% for each stack of Soul Harvest. Spider Queen's Grasp: Corpse Spiders deals an additional 600-800% damage and releases a web on impact that Slows enemies by 80%. Brood of Araneae: Corpse Spiders deals an additional 75-100% damage, and each spider bite causes the target to take an additional 1% damage from Corpse Spiders for 5 seconds. Spirit of Arachyr (2-piece bonus): Corpse Spiders now spawns with health and attacks twice as fast. Spirit of Arachyr (4-piece bonus): Summon a permanent Spider Queen who leaves behind webs that lasts for 15 seconds and Slows enemies. You take 75% reduced damage while in the web. The Spider Queen is commanded to move to where you cast your Corpse Spiders. Marauder's Encasement (4-piece bonus): Sentries deal 400% increased damage and cast Elemental Arrow, Chakram, Impale, Multishot, and Cluster Arrow when you do, as well as automatically cast your equipped Hatred spenders. Marauder's Encasement (6-piece bonus): Your primary skills, Elemental Arrow, Chakram, Impale, Multishot, Cluster Arrow, Companions, Vengeance, and Sentries deal 12000% increased damage for every active Sentry. The Shadow's Mantle (6-piece bonus): Impale deals an additional 75000% weapon damage to the first enemy hit, and 25000% to subsequent enemies. Bones of Rathma (6-piece bonus): Each permanent active minion increases the damage of Army of the Dead by 1750%, up to 31,500%. Firebird's Finery (2-piece bonus): Disintegrate Ignites enemies, causing them to take 1500% weapon damage per second until they die. When you die, a meteor falls from the sky and revives you. This effect has a 60-second cooldown. Firebird's Finery (6-piece bonus): You gain 2500% increased damage while Ignite is applied to a target. Hitting an Ignited enemy with a non-channeling fire spell deals Ignite damage multiplied by Combustion stacks. Return to Top
      Bug Fixes
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      How to Participate
      To participate in the public test, you must have a Diablo III game license attached to a Battle.net account in good standing (i.e. one that hasn't been suspended or banned). In addition, you will also need to download and install the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app if you have not already done so.
      Step 1: Restart the Battle.net desktop app.
      Step 2: Navigate to the Diablo III tab on the left-hand menu.
      Step 3: On the Diablo III screen, there is a drop-down menu right above the "Play" button (note that this may say "Install" if you do not have Diablo III currently installed). Select "PTR: Diablo III" from this drop-down menu before proceeding.
      Step 4: Click Install to begin the installation process.
      Your PTR account will be created automatically if you do not already have one. The PTR is available in all supported languages, and accounts from all regions are eligible to participate. For additional assistance with installing and launching the PTR, click here.
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      PTR Character Copy
      The option to copy your existing Diablo III characters from your live account to the PTR will be available and can be done directly through the PTR client. However, only one region per account can be copied at a time. So, if you choose to copy characters from your account in a different region, any previously copied PTR characters will be lost.
      Step 1: Log into the live game and then log out.
      Step 2: Log into PTR client and create a level 1 character. After you're done, return to the main character screen.
      Step 3: Click on the "PTR Copy" button located in the upper right-hand corner. (The PTR Copy button will not appear in-game until you have created a new level 1 character.)
      Step 4: Select your region.
      Step 5: Click "Copy." This will copy all characters on your account from the selected region.
      Step 6: You will be disconnected from the PTR client.
      Step 7: Log back in. Your copied characters will be available for play.
      Please note that you can only copy characters from one gameplay region at a time. If you choose to copy characters from a different region, any previously copied PTR characters will be lost. In addition, you can only copy characters over to your PTR account once every 24 hours. Attempting to copy characters before this cooldown is up will result in an error.
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      As this is a test server, please anticipate uneven game performance, and note that restarts and downtime may occur without warning. Thank you, and we look forward to your feedback!
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