People are saying WW barb in hell is only effective with godly gear. While I can demonstrate all day showing that Whirlwind is the most powerful attack skill, it’s a logical fallacy to say it’s only good with godly gear, which is usually perpetuated by players that have never dove deep into building the character. Whirlwind is just as powerful as every other character with cheap gear. I’ve arrived in hell hundreds of times with just an upped Bonesnap or Steeldriver, Lore helm and Smoke armour and made my way to Baal with this set up. It’s easier to do with the barbarian than pretty much any other character. Think about it, arriving in hell with max resistances, max BO, max WW, and max Weapon Mastery, and 40% cb, the character in virtually unstoppable from act 1 to 4. Add in LoH, GFace and Gore Riders ans SoE all found in NM.
The narrative is usually derived from websites and build guides too often discussing builds from 2004/5 and or saying that Engima and Grief is the only way, when it’s just not true, whirlwind barb is powerful even with junk gear.