So with ladder resetting hopefully soon, I was thinking of making a "Safe" defensible Concentrate Barb. Just looking for some feedback as far as gear/skills go. I know there are far better options, but I have had this idea in my head and I feel its pretty obtainable. so here goes: Skills: bash-1 Stun-1 Concentrate-20 Berzerk-1 Sword Mastery-20 Increase Stamina-1 Increase speed-1 iron Skin-20 Natural Resistance-1 howl-1 Shout-20 Battle Orders-20 Battle Command-1 Taunt-1 Battle Cry-1 total(-skill quests)-99 Note: I know id never get to 99 realistically so I would probably max iron skin last as it would be better to buff everyone (merc) with shout that just myself. Gear: Helm- Arreat's Face Armor- Steel Carapace or Leviathan (maybe a high def Stone) Belt- Verdungo's Gloves- Steelrend, Souldrainer or dracul's Boots- gore rider Amulet- Metalgrid or highlord's Rings- 2x Ravenfrost Shield- Stormshield Weapon- Upgraded Swordguard Note: The upped Swordguard is the main thing I am contemplating. I think the added defense would be boss but I imagine there are far better options that may be slightly obtainable. Again I am going for survivability. Also I left out any possible sockets cause I figured I would just play that part as it comes and use whatever I may have that is suitable. Merc: Act 2 defiance merc. Helm- G-face (giant skull would be preferred for knockback but G-face is more obtainable) Armor-shaftstop Weapon- Reapers toll Note: All Ethereal if possible obviously. Defiance for the defense, but possibly might blessed aim if the need arises. holy freeze maybe if the slow might help me better survive. will have to test each and see. Basic gameplay: Would basically use Battle Cry to weaken enemies and use the procs from steel carapace/reapers toll/souldrainer to keep things interesting. Idea of the build would be to have a crap load of defense and chance to block. Also use berserk for PI. My only concerns are that an upped Swordguard may not put out enough damage to even attempt hell. Any feedback is appreciated thanks.