Barbarian from scratch... With rumors of a new ladder season becoming stronger, I've been thinking about builds that will be robust enough to face the challenges presented by a fresh slate. I play hardcore on USWest, so survivability is definitely a key factor. For the first 1.10 ladder season I built a frenzy/warcry barbarian, and I was not disappointed with the result. He was a weapon generalist (ended up with 1 point in axe/sword/mace), which helped greatly to address the scarcity of good items. I pretty much retired him at around level 82, as by that time I had built up enough of an item pool to start creating more optimized characters. Though the temptation to go with frenzy again is pretty strong, I'm thinking that a weapon/shield berserker might be an even better option. Shout provides a damage boost to berserk (as well a increased dur for BO/BC), which would allow minimal investment in masteries (at least until end-game weapons are obtained). Warcry would be employed constantly to enhance survivability. Thoughts/comments?