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Items/Characters

Here’s My Fire Barbarian

Hey guys, I finished leveling up my second barbarian to level 70 and decided to make this one a fire barb. This way I won’t have to switch out gear and skills and all that fun stuff when wanting to play a different build.

Here’s a link to this character’s profile

I have quite a few of the base pieces of gear for this build, but most of them are not very good. There is a ton of improvement that can happen before I go crazy with this character. That really is pretty exciting as well.

Currently at 2/4 pieces of the Might of the Earth set and my Fire skills damage is at 110%. My Crit Hit Chance and Crit Hit Dmg is pretty low as well as my Vitality. I really need to work on those.

Future plans for this character is obviously getting better gear, completing the EQ set, as well as finetuning the build and adjusting the Paragon points.

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Guides

Shattered Core Legendary Crafting Material Farming Guide

Hey guys, I started farming these to make the Devastator weapon for my new Fire Barb. There’s a couple different ways to farm this legendary crafting mat, so I thought I would put them in a video guide.

There are 2 main ways to farm Shattered Cores, both of them can take some time in order to get the drops.

The first way is using the bounties in Adventure mode. This way can be a pain since it will require flipping games in order to get certain bounties in Act II. Both of these bounties can spawn in the Archives of Zoltun Kulle and they share that bounty spawn point with a few other bounties as well. It took me like 10-12 games in order to get one of them.

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Guides

How To Boost Your Barbarian’s Movement Speed A Lot

Hey guys, one of the biggest questions I get on my stream when I’m doing normal bounty farming is how do I get my Barb to run so fast. I thought it would make for a good, short little video and guide.

There’s a couple different items that I use to help me go really fast and I feel that both of them are pretty easy to get. You really don’t need any crazy good rolls on them, heck you could even use lvl 60 versions if that’s all you have. The items are Warzechian Armguards and Chilanik’s Chain.

I also change up my build a bit to use Sprint with Marathon (40% movement speed for 4 seconds) and War Cry with Charge (to help gain Fury). All of this stuff works well together and can help you both maintain a good speed and have a really high burst speed when you can. Great to use when farming Normal bounties.

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Guides

Diablo 3 RoS Fire Based Weapon Throw Ancient Spear Barbarian Build

Hey guys, here’s a fire based Weapon Throw build I’ve put together. For right now I really don’t have a lot of great gear for a Fire-based build but this build can still pump out some decent damage. I can fairly easily kill stuff with it on Torment III right now.

This build does require a few different pieces of gear. As with any Fire-based build, Cindercoat is pretty much a must. The Three Hundredth Spear is also something that is pretty much needed with any type of Weapon Throw/Ancient Spear build. For me, the damage on my spear is pretty low and my Cindercoat isn’t very good either, but they still work.

Build Breakdown

Build Link: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#gQkRYl!ihfj!cbZcba

Build Notes

  • You want to have Cindercoat and Three Hundredth Spear for this build.
  • Any other + to Fire skills would help it a ton.
  • This build uses a lot of Fury, so adding to Max Fury in Paragon points is a good idea along with resource cost reduction.
  • I like using Ground Stomp when monsters get close and it helps to setup a good Volcano as well.
  • Battle Rage – Bloodshed helps spread the crit dmg from Ancient Spear out a bit.

Anyway, that’s pretty much it for this build. Try it out and if you have any additions or changes you like to it let us know. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube videos and come hang out on my stream.

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Items/Characters

List of all the Lvl 70 Set and Legendary Plans

Hey guys, after picking up what seems to be plan after plan, I was wondering how many of these legendary plans exist. I know I’m probably not the only person that wonders that. So, I thought I would put together a list of all of the level 70 legendary plans.

This list only includes the blacksmith recipes as it is pretty easy to determine what plans you get for the jeweler. I have the regular Legendary plans broken down into two categories (Armor, Off-Hand, and Weapons) and have the Set plans in their own category.

Also, instead of showing you the plan tooltip when you hover over it, I am showing you what item the plan makes. I find this easier and faster to see what’s so special about each and every legendary. The sets are different since one plan makes multiple items and these are broken down into each piece of the set.

Anyway, I hope this list helps you out. Let me know if you notice any mistakes or if I’ve left anything out. Also, remember next time you get a legendary plan to drop you didn’t want….be happy…and learn it so it won’t drop again.

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Items/Characters

Lvl 70 Demon Hunter Update

Hey guys, I thought I would put an update video showing you where I am basically starting at after hitting level 70 on my demon hunter. I leveled to 70 earlier this week but haven’t played him since really.

This really does show how good it is to craft legendaries for your new level 70s. It makes it a lot faster to be able to take on at least Torment 1 pretty fast.

Here’s a link to my profile

I still have a lot of work to do on this character but feel like I’m at a really nice starting base. Once I determine a build I want to play I will be able to optimize a lot more and better.

I will also then upgrade my gems to much better ones once I get some really nice legendaries as well. Also, another 1-hander is on the want to have list.

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Guides

Diablo 3 RoS – Easy Solo Powerleveling Method in Act 1 Wretched Mothers

Want to level fast but are sick of trying to get certain events to spawn? Then this method is just what you need. It’s really fast and doesn’t rely on RNG to spawn certain things.

You do have to be able to kill monsters on Normal difficulty. This can be useful for Hardcore but you want to make sure you have enough defense to not get one shot on Torment VI though.

Anyway, enough of that let’s get into the run breakdown.

Run Breakdown

  • Start a game on Normal difficulty on Act 1 Fallen Star – Rumford at the Gate part of the quest.
  • Go through and kill 2 Wretched Mothers for the bonus quest.
  • Once you are 2/3 Mothers killed then leave the game and restart it on Torment VI difficulty.
  • Now, you want to aggro the first mother right outside of town and have her follow you into town where she will instantly die. You will get bonus quest credit and a ton of XP for that.
  • Rinse and repeat!

Nothing crazy difficult here or relying on RNG. Try it out and let me know how it goes for you. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube videos and come hang out on my Twitch.tv stream!

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Guides

Lightning Whirlwind (WW) Barb Build

Hey guys, here’s my take on the Lightning WW Barb build. I have found it to be pretty effective so far and really like it. It does require some specific gear in order to be great, so keep that in mind.

You want a lot of % to Lightning skills damage and, ideally, you would want a Thunderfury and a Shard of Hate as the weapons. Also though if you don’t have those weapons a Fulminator and Odyn Son are great choices of weapons for this build as well. This build can scale up pretty well to higher Torment levels once you have some nice gear.

Build Breakdown

Build Link: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#chPRdT!ehgj!cYZcZb

Build Notes

  • I like the extra dmg that comes from Rend with Bloodbath. For higher difficulty levels you can also switch to Rend with Blood Lust.
  • If having Fury problems can swap out Superstition to Animosity.
  • Can also switch out Rend for Weapon Throw with the Lightning rune for even more Fury regen if needed.
  • I usually keep Wrath and Earthquake to kill elite packs quickly.
  • Use Overpower as much as possible. Doesn’t cost any Fury and CD is reduced when you get Crit Hits.

That’s pretty much all there is to this build. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube videos and come hang out with me on the stream.

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News

Major Rift and Gambling Loot Hotfix

Hey guys, this hotfix went live last night. It really is a major change to the way we are going to farm for legendaries. There is a whole huge explanation why from Blizzard. The main running reason behind it is they want players to do rifts as the end game in Diablo 3 RoS.

So, they decided to increase the legendary drop rate in rifts by 100% and they even decided to buff the legendary drop rate for Kadala even more than that. That’s good and all but there were a lot of other not so good changes as well. One of those being chests are going to be rare. Not super rare but not farmable either. They also buffed the drops from chests a bit to counter-act that. So, if you see a chest now make sure to open it.

Blizzard also nerfed the Unique monsters (purple-named monsters) you find in the game to be on the same drop table as champions and elite packs. They won’t drop as much loot anymore.

So, for now, the best way to farm for legendaries is to:

  • Run rifts.
  • Gamble your blood shards.

I think this is a pretty good change and actually makes blood shards kinda rewarding instead of just being there. Anyway, don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube videos and come check out my stream on Twitch!

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Patch Notes

Diablo 3 RoS Patch 2.0.4 Changes – Buffs and Nerfs

Instead of doing a copy pasta of the most current patch notes for patch 2.0.4, I did a video going over some of the bigger buffs and nerfs. This should give you a brief breakdown of what to expect with the new patch.

I am wanting to do more videos like this one when patches hit as a way to let you know which videos that I’ve done in the past no longer work. Don’t worry though, I will update those specific blog posts to let you know when they are no longer effective.

Here’s a link to the official 2.0.4 patch notes: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/13532431/patch-204-now-live-4-8-2014

Here’s a quick rundown of the buffs and nerfs of patch 2.0.4.