Siegebreaker runs as a barbarian - act III
Do you need a certain quest?
Yes: kill the siegebreaker
Do you need a high amount of magic find, defense or damage?
It it better if you have a magic find set that you can switch when killing elites / boss, but it is not required.
The highest requirement is the gear, as a barbarian, you will have to spend ~5M of gear. The most importants stats, in decreasing order, are:
- all resist
- reduced damage from elite/melee
- physical resist
- Life on hit (not required, but helpful)
Specific items to look for: helm of command with all resist, justice lantern, string of ears with high melee reduction. Stormshield is overpriced, get a 28% blocking/all resist shield for much cheaper. It will also have a much better block amount.
It is in fact possible with 1M worth of gear, but painfull. Shopping here.
Do you need a group to maximize profit or is it soloable?
Easier to do solo.
Go to the quest waypoint to pickup tyrael. Then clear up the path to the boss, sometime you will find an elite. Also if the underbridge spawned, do it (~20% resplendissnet + 1 elite pack). Then go to keep deaths level 1 and 3 to complete you 5 stacks nephalem valor. Some other areas might be good as well, but generaly at this point I have my 5 stacks. Then go back to the quest waypoint and kill the siegebreaker.
Personally, I use this build and alternate kitting phases with sprint and tanking phases with ignore pain. It is the Zrave build where you change leap to sprint. Sprint offers good survavibility: it is a lot easier to avoid getting hit when running faster, it heals you quite a but if you have life on hit, and you deal damage as well.
How to get there, how random is the spawn (if any)?
You need to unlock the quest. Ask a friend to create a game on the quest to unlock it. It is hard to unlock by yourself, but doable. (I did it myself, but asked for someone to kill ghom for me, because it is hard as a barbarian)
How do you deal with the monsters at that place?
You tank them, and let your enchantress and Tyrael do the damage.
Are there situations where you cancel that run?
Personally, I restart the run id I don't find an elite on the way to the path of the boss, the under-bridge has not spawned, and there is no elite in the beginning of the keep deaths level 1. Sometimes you stumble against very hard elites, such as invulnerable minion, or molten/fire-chains soul reapers. In my current setup, I can kill about ~90% of the elites without dying.
Any tips on how to make the most out of that run?
Magic find switch for every elites helps a lot. You also have to underprice your items in order to sell everything.
What is the loot quality, quantity and expected profit?
I take between 30 and 50 minutes to complete one run. The gold that I find is negligible. The loot sell value goes from 100k to 1M, with an average of 400k.
Now that Tyrael has been nerfed, this strategy is way more difficult that it used to be.
After 1.0.3 Inferno is very easy, and you don't need Tyrael to help you out. After the patch, the most efficient item finding techniques consist of making long elites run (since their loot is almost as good as bosses loot).
Usefull links for barbs:
Full of good advice about game mechanics and barbarian playstyle.
Advice for barbarians, shopping, and inferno runs.