I have a 36 Barbarian in Act 1 Nightmare. Step into a public game (checking to see how barbs are build) seeing barbs in my level with health between 5 - 6k with really good damage (better than mine i dont know the exact numbers didn't inspect). And i am getting a little confused and insecure on gearing my barb. What i should be focusing for barbs stat wise when it comes to gear (e.g. Life, Damage, Protection). My friends are telling me to keep a good balance of Strength and Vitality Attribute wise and to equip empty slots with attribute gems. I am still confused on how i should read stats and compare between gears with/without (bad english im sorry). I have included a screenshot. Thank you again Diablo Gurus i really enjoy this game and want to step further into understanding my barbarian than just blindly picking out items with green stats highlighted over.