I’m not angry, I’m blunt and don’t care about peoples feels—I lack empathy.
The IK set is perfect for zerking. Shael the maul x2, put 3 x 15 ias jewels in helm and armour and use a highlords or cat’s eye amulet, and raven frost and dwarf star rings. Make it so you have 10 points on zerk and 10 points on war cry.
With the ik set all you’ll need is a cold resist charm to have all 4 resistances maxed, the rest of the charms should be a mix of life and damage. 4k life from maxed BO and charms at clvl 90 is great, 5k life at clvl 94 Is awesome. You want lots of max damage charms and poison damage charms.
War cry is a zerks defence. Maxed battle cry is also defensive, as it drops monsters damage in half and lowers their defence by 80%. War cry will lock up monsters for 3 seconds. When facing a unique—war cry, battle cry then zerk, war cry zerk and so on. Don’t waste time and mana trying to kill monsters with war cry. When you meet archers and any other caster hit them with slows missiles from Sanctuary then easily zerk them down. Some monsters, like blood lords, its safer to howl minions away then bash the boss against a wall then zerk bash zerk bash him down. The other option is to taunt the minions one at a time to you until you are left with the unique. Do the same with Hephasto—bash him into a wall, battle cry then bash zerk bash zerk. You’ll never take a hit. You don’t want knock back, it can be dangerous when dealing with large packs of monsters when using a single hit skill and time wasting. When facing unique monsters that deal high physical damage and require time to kill, a great option to keep minions away until you’ve killed their boss is to set up a grim ward. Just get them to chase you back the way you came until you find a corpse. Set up the ward then bash zerk the boss’s brains in while never being hit by the minions.
When zerking snakes, especially around Nihl use taunt and stay standing still, they will walk right into your zerk attack and they are very squishy requiring only one hit. They won’t poison attack went taunted until they are right infront of you, but even then they won’t hit you because the 2 range on the weapon will have killed them with one hit. The fallen have a high dodge rate so lock them up with war cry, hit them with battle cry, then war cry zerk war cry zerk. You’ll nail everyone and everything without ever taking a hit. This is what I mean when I say know your monsters and master the skills and you won’t need elite gear.