Guardian YiffForFood (Wolfbarb). Guardian YiffForFood, who once got tired of singing and became a wolf. At last I finished this character! The story began some months ago(april? may?.. don't really remember), when my druid got a couple of new shiny Wolfhowls (the second one went to Fed, so he's going to post a Pat thread, too ). I thought, 'Hey! Now the respec option is available, I can try a Wolfbarb, and I won't have to grind through the game with no active battle skills!' At that moment I had a singer in process, so I even didn't have to create a new character and level him from scratch. YiffForFood, lvl 92 barbarian. Hardcore, 1.13, RWM http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/566/yiffforfood.jpg -=Part One. A Caster With Two Etherial Two-handed Swords=- What barbarian build is the easiest and the safest? The answer is obvious: a singer. Combine 4k life with mass stun and 105 FCR! Slap on two Spirits (both in eth Claymores, ofc), Skin of the Vipermagi and rare amulet with FCR and GO! The trip was extremely easy and quick once I got a motivation (Wolfhowl). I made a serious mistake though: I have fallen under the assumption that 1.13 will flood me with a heavy rain of high runes. So I expected to have the endgame equipment by.. well.. by the end of the game If I only knew how wrong I had been back then... -=Part Two. The Path of a Treasure Hunter=- Instead, I had to spend a crapload of hours running Travincal, countess, cows, Flayer's Jungle, Lower Kurast and many other places with several characters. http://diablo.incgamers.com/gallery/showfull.php?photo=4308 I made an eOath Highland Blade and a Lawbringer PB and respec'd the singer to a Frenzy barbarian. The plan was to run Arcane Sanctuary for runes. No good: the Ghosts were constantly getting knocked back from the "bridges" with Sanctuary's pulses. I got tired of waiting and made a wolf with the eOath mentioned above. It was a descent weapon: good damage and 6fpa resulted in nice DPS. But I wanted more than that. A few high runes... err.. weeks later, I was finally able to cube a Lo. http://diablo.incgamers.com/gallery/showfull.php?photo=4305 Can you imagine how my hands were shaking when I was making a Grief PB? However the roll was almost as good as I wanted (it threw a wolfbarb from 6 fpa to 5 fpa, but a werebear paladin, for instance, will still have 6 fpa with this weapon: +396 dmg, 38% IAS). Two Vexes to make 2 HotOs were relatively quick. It took much longer to make a Forti, but (to make a VERY long story short) I cubed another Lo about a week ago. http://diablo.incgamers.com/gallery/showfull.php?photo=4309) -=Part Three. Fur Brushing Time!=- The priorities on my wolfbarb were quite clear for me - maximize Defence and Life for some beautiful LCS numbers (speaking of which: Lying Character Screen is Lying! According to my numbers, Feral Rage deals ~4.5k - 4.6k with Venom and Might active) while maintaining descent killing speed and 5 fpa I've gambled for a 25 res Mara (http://diablo.incgamers.com/gallery/showfull.php?photo=4306); I've Upped the String of Ears (and changed it for a TGV at lvl 91); I've put an Emerald into my helmet so that I could devote more points into vita; I have collected a crapload of 18-20 life Small Charms. And after almost 5 months... Ladies and gentlemen, I'm glad to introduce Guardian YiffForFood, the Wolf Barbarian! The second weapon choice is quite obvious: it's cheap, it's an ultimate weapon against the Undead. and it has a beautiful aura on it ^_^ http://diablo.incgamers.com/gallery/showfull.php?photo=4307 *** This character is my favourite so far. He kills Baal's minions, councils, anything at usual MF lvl85 areas at p7-p8 with little to no problems. The only time I saw his lifebulb going down really fast was the battle against two /p8 bosspacks of infidels (amplify, fanat, might). However I still managed to run away instead of S&E. Among good finds are: - lit facet - Trang-Oul's canned head - Taebek's Glory - +26 max dmg jewel - Griswold's shield - many more I won't even try to remember. This character is fun, and I will continue playing him.