We’ve just released a massive update to the proposal that addresses cross-class comparisons and offers additional buff proposals. Every section has been updated with new information in BLUE text so you can tell the original bits from the new bits.
Check it out: http://barbarianbuffproposals.strikingly.com/
We’re very excited as this completes our project and offers a complete vision of the Barbarian class!
As always, your feedback and support are much appreciated! And please spread the word: Tweet, email, and chat with your favorite streamers, YouTubers, and the Diablo devs and CMs (on Twitter) and let them know this proposal has been updated!
While Season 17 brought awesome buffs to LON and some classes, Barbs were completely left out of the loop. Nevalistis acknowledged this and made a post about it:
To put it simply - we just couldn’t get to Barb for this patch. We know there’s areas to improve for Barb, and we want to do that right. We’ve got a working list of some of the more popular/most desired builds or changes you guys want to see and we’re taking a look at options for the future.
No ETA on that, but we are looking at it.
But the Barb community here on the Bnet forums hasn’t been sleeping on this. In fact, we’ve been hard at work on a MASSIVE, detailed, and carefully calculated buff proposal–and I’m here to unveil that to everyone:
The ideas presented in this pitch would fix long-standing issues with sets and skills, increase parity between major builds, elevate some minor builds to major status, and buff LoN and Primary skill builds to minor, and potentially major, status. It would also increase build diversity by offering Slam- and Avalanche-centric options for MOTE-based builds, a two-handed option for Rend builds, and more legitimate choices skill selection.
We sincerely hope that Community Managers and developers read our work and take our requests into consideration. Check that out and spread the word!