Guys, I find it hard to decide, which combo better to Seismic slam with.
I have played alot with this build to find the best set up for me and have found that going for GroundStomp pulling monsters to procc StrongArms + TreateningShout (falter rune +25% dmg) is a very easy way to play this kind of ice slamming Barb.
Keeping my fury up is the main problem in this build on higher-level GRifts since you need to slam lots of time to get the monsters to die.
Groundstomp helps to utilize Bloodshed and area damage + Threatening shout Falter rune.
Having Band of the Might ring is a must to have, damage reduction is too good and no need to Ignore Pain spamming or 50% damage reduction from Motricks WOTB. +50% damage from WOTB is the main plus so I ditched Motricks. Instead, I went to other damage potentials such as Strongarm bracers.
5 Earth + 3 IK set : d3planner 624444699
I have a great Bolder Breaker weapon.
- Fury is not a problem
- Damage is as high as with Istvan’s blades (without WOTB) and constant since WOTB is constant.
Easier to play but the damage pick with Istvans blades is higher when WOTB is up.
5 Earth + 2 CaptainCrimson + Istvan’s blades: d3 planner 241643727
- Damage is almost the same as in combination with IK set, but when WOTB is up (60-50% uptime) the damage is hugely rising, almost double.
- Fury management with this combo at higher GRifts might be challenging due to lots of slamming needed, this is why I went for the belt in the cube to trigger Avalanche for Fury together with Earthquake.
- Tried Strongarm bracers in the cube but Fury is not keeping up, so went for the Dread Iron belt instead.
Will be happy to hear your thoughts on this, am I doing something wrong? I do not understand how the damage on the IK Bolder is almost the same as Istvan’s?
Thank you for the build, I love it!