How to WW Barb with Shield and switch-in healing axe





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Published on Oct 31, 2012

To clear up some confusion, I got some question asking why do this over dual wielding,. I say it in the video but not until later one. A Shield provides a ton more defenses / resistances that some barbarians need to start out. I've noticed a ton of WW barbs playing on lower MP levels or dieing frequently. If you take a look at item when your 1st starting out you'll see that the crit % from the shield should be raising your damage much higher than any off-hand weapon you can afford.

Secondly, the switch-in healing weapon is really just a back up in case you have troubles with a pack or a boss when your health dips and your potion is on cool-down. You can literally switch it in and get full health nearly instantly (depending on the circumstance)

Part 1 @ TimeTag 01:05 - Spec and stats required

Skills -
Battle Rage - Into the Fray
Sprint - Run like the Wind
Whirlwind - Hurricane
Wrath of the Beserker - Thrive on Chaos
Warcry - Impunity ( or Threatening Shout with Falter or Grim Harvest )
Bash - Instigation ( or Frenzy with Maniac )
Weapon Master
Superstition ( or Animosity for fury generation problems or Brawler for extra Damage if your elemental dmg intake is low enough )

Primary stats - *priority top to bottom*
24% run speed
40% crit if not 50% recommended
3% life leech
30k HP
400-600 LoH

Part 2 @ TimeTag 04:30 - Gear required
Stats abrv. - LoH-life on hit / CHD-crit hit dmg / RA-resist all

Head - 5% crit / 40-60 RA / socket (red for exp)
Shoulders - Vile Wards or Rare with 60RA / str or Vit+Life%
Chest - Life % / 3 sockets / RA 40-60 / STR or Vit+Life%
Gloves - Immortal Kings Irons or Rare with 8% crit / 20% CHD / STR
Bracers - Lacuni Prowlers with STR
Pants- Life % / 2 sockets / RA 40-60/ STR or Vit+Life%
Belt- 2.7% Leech / 40-60 RA / STR or Vit+Life%
Boots-10% run speed / 40-60 RA / STR or Vit+Life%
Rings- 3.5% crit / 40-60 RA / ( LoH optional )
Neck - 8% crit / 400-600 LoH / 40-60 RA
shield - 8% crit / 60 RA / str
Damage Main Hand- High dmg with leech and socket (green gem)
Healing off hand- The Burning Axe of Sankis with leech

Part 3 TimeTag 07:10 - Combat
Remember you need to spend fury to gain fury. If you sit there bashing a target make sure your spamming sprint and battle rage to use up that fury!

Tornado's are affected by your IAS *from what I hear* LoH was recently nerfed so try to use more leech from your wepon / mighty belt

Movement speed will make this spec play alot easier make sure you get close to that 25% cap

Part 4 TimeTag @ 09:56 - Shopping

Search for lowest buyout with searching RA at 40 first and 60 later.
Do the same for Crit depending on the items % cap.

Once you get geared up enough try to get your stats to there benchmarks *priority top to bottm*
100k DPS
Crit hit dmg ratio of 10 CHD to 1 crit%
ias 15%
HP 40k
1k LoH

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