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I am upto Act 3 inferno and have completed some quests however seem to continually die, mainly against elites or hard hitting melees. Realising that this could be gear dependant I have purchased gear using the RMAH however this continues to frustate me. Below are my stats duel wield (shield):

  • Strength 1364 (1211)
  • Dexterity 287
  • Intelligence 326
  • Vitality 1548 (1456)
  • Armour 7273 (8138
  • Damage 16830 (13643)

  • Attack per second 1.49 (1.2)

  • Critical Hit Chance 23%
  • Critical Hit Damage 50%
  • Block Chance (22%)
  • Block Amount (1960-2794)
  • Dodge 14.5%
  • Damage Reduction 70.80% (73.3%)
  • Resists 750-800 (800-900)
  • Health 69000 (67000)
  • Life per second 800
  • Life per hit 1743 (883)

My skills are:

  • Frenzy Sidearm
  • Ignore Pain - Contempt for Weakness (Iron Hide if not killing Ghom usually) or Battle Rage / Marauders Rage for more DPS
  • Revenge - Provocation
  • Overpower - Crushing Advance (Usually Furious Charge Dreadnought if not killing Ghom)
  • War Cry - Impunity
  • Wrath of the Berserker - Insanity (To take down elite groups)
  • Nerves of Steel
  • Weapon Master
  • Tough as Nails - (Usually Swap for Ruthless and focus on more attack if not killing Ghom)

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. At the moment I am trying to buy a 29% block shield, justice helm and 2 lantern rings hoping this will magically fix things, or 2 LOH rings and LOH amulet. But after $200 spent I am pretty fed up.

I generally play solo but sometimes play with 1-2 others, monk/wizard

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The #1 thing I can spot is, why are you not using leap with iron impact? The mobility and 400% armor is key for survivability in inferno. –  z ' Jul 16 '12 at 13:24
also you shouldn't stack block at the sacrifice of everything else (I don't think you can use 2 justice lanterns at the same time anyway...) –  z ' Jul 16 '12 at 13:25
This may be helpful: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/69523/… –  Frank Jul 16 '12 at 13:34
youtube.com/watch?v=0YZd680H5EE - Budget Barbarian by the guy who killed Inferno Diablo pre-nerf, first on Hardcore. He is the ONLY one to do it. He redid his barb for 446K and beat Diablo (softcore) on Inferno again. –  Falcon165o Jul 16 '12 at 14:12
@Falcon165o diablo isn't hard (heck none of the bosses are that hard). Its those stupid annoying rares and champions with nightmare, freeze, arcane, desecrate, molten, etc that often will kick your butt. –  z ' Jul 16 '12 at 14:15