Slow motion barb

when playing a whirly barb, the character often -and regularly - slows way down while the game and party characters continue to move at normal speed…this usually results in death.

this is occurring only with the Barb/normal/season 20, and not with other seasonal characters.

any help/suggestions appreciated -

You have Stone Gauntlets in the Cube.

Getting hit increases your armor by 50%, but reduces your movement speed by 15% and attack speed by 20%. This effect stacks up to 5 times.

So, at 5 stacks your movement is slowed by 75% and your attack speed is reduced by 100%. To prevent the slowing effects, you need to do one of these things…

  1. Maintain 100% up-time on Wrath of the Berserker
  2. Wear a rank 25+ Invigorating Gem (immunity to control impairing effects)
  3. Wear or Cube the Ice Climbers boots (immunity to Freeze and Immobilise effects)

There are better suggestions for items to have in your Cube, especially for Season 20. For more details check…

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I’m personally not a fan of stone gauntlets because while it offers the strongest defense for beginners, you really have to maintain 100% up-time on wrath for it to work as pointed out above - and that is not an easy thing for beginners.

Use Band of Might instead - more practical and just as good as Stone Gaunts.

Even better, in fact! 80% DR for BoM vs around 70%, at most, from SG. That’s like having SG and then having another 33% source of reduction on top.