The Diablo III patch 1.0.5 content has been confirmed on the PTR. Many Barbarian players are thinking the same problem that how can Barbarian Whirlwind survive as the War Cry and Sprint key skills have been changed.
War Cry (Impunity Rune): “Bonus Resistance reduced from 50% to 20%) this has weakened the viability of Barbarian greatly.
Sprint (Rune Like the Wind Rune): “Proc coefficient reduced from 0.2 to 0.08 ”
In fact I want to tell you that there is a lot of variety of Builds beside Whirlwind Build. Diablo 3 is a interesting game. Every player could have their own Build. This time I would recommend a brand new build for you: Seismic Slam & Rend Build.
Skill and Runes Choices
I would like to give a detailed analysis of several key skills in the build:
SEISMIC SLAM (Rumble): One of the key skills in this build is the Slam. A lot of player would hesitate in front of the two rune choices whether to choose the high instantaneous damage or ongoing damage. In fact, there is no need for you to think so much. If you have the Immortal five sets, you should decisively choose the Shattered Ground because Rumble is to rely on the continuing damage to remain the Fury. So players can select the two runes by their own stats.
Rend (Ravage): This skill is the main skill to give output. If you take the SKORN which I buy at 1500 Million Diablo 3 Gold, then you definitely should take this skill because the bleeding effect damage is so high. The damage caused by Whirlwind for five seconds can not match the one slam of the Rend.
Choices for Passive Skills: As the damage is too high, I choose to abandon the passive skill Armor runes and select the sustained Fury Rune Unforgiving. Every second, the Unforgiving will generate 1 Fury. As this Build consumes the Fury really large, you need to learn control your Fury if your control ability is not so good or without the Immortal Set. Control is really important.
Build Control Practice: Use the War Cry at start and then Battle Rage- Rend- Sprint. When you are in the full Fury, try the Seismic Slam.
The two-hand weapons have been enhanced greatly after patch 1.0.4. So the Barbarian with two-handed weapon build rise rapidly. Keep your attention on us. We would share more.