Frenzy Advice, and which barb build is your fav? Howdie Barbs! So I'd never had a high level Barbarian, and had most of the IK set, so I leveled a Barbarian and gave him the set. I really love the idea of using IK set, but it turns out I don't care much for Whirlwind. However, I have some other Barb gear and I realize I'm just a few pieces away from a pretty nice overall Barb set. So I wanted to ask: What is your favorite Barb build that isn't Whirlwind based? The rest of this post assumes that I'm going to go with Frenzy, because that sounds fun. However, if there are other powerful builds out there you think I might enjoy, feel free to suggest them. I like the speed of attack that Zeal gives, and Frenzy feels similar to me. The items I don't have in my theoretical Barb set are the items that typically get filled with high level runewords (both weapons and the armor). I've got enough trade bait that I can probably get these items, but I wanted to make sure of which ones to get. Firstly, I prefer axes over swords, so I'm thinking runewords that work well in Berzerker Axes. This doesn't seem like a problem. There are a TON of guides out there, and most of them seem to suggest an Ethereal Breath of the Dying for my mainhand. So I guess I'll go with that. The other option seems to be Grief. However the guides say its better in a Phase Blade, but since I want axes that's out. The offhand weapon is where there's great diversity of suggestions. I'd love to be someone that has all of these runeword weapons to try out, but I'm afraid I only can afford to pick one and stick with it at this time. The main options for axes seem to be: 1) ethDeath (Crushing Blow, AR) 2) Doom (Holy Freeze) 3) Beast (Fanatasism, Crushing Blow) Right now I am leaning towards ethDeath because I like the idea of both items being matching Ethereal and not having to ever repair them. Its a something of a silly thing to base the choice on, but if all else is equal thats enough for me. I'm also looking to get a Fortitude Armor. Since I'm off-ladder I had considered just using a Chains of Honor (cheaper to trade for) but if Fortitude is so much better I may as well get something I'm not going to regret later. The main difference between the two seems to be the huge resists that COH gives, but with 1 point in Natural Resistances I'm pretty much up to 75% resist all with Fortitude. Still, there are some other bonuses to COH like skills, damage resist, and life leach. If they are pretty comparable, I could be convinced to just go with that. The rest of my gear is: Head: Arreat's Face Gloves: Dracul's Grasp Belt: Verdungo's Hearty Cord Boots: Gore Rider Ring1: Bul Kathos' Wedding Band Ring2: Ravenfrost Amulet: Highlord's Wrath Charms: Torch, Anni, and a couple 5% resist alls. Let me know what your thoughts are, and any other advice in general. Thanks!