Remaking certain builds, advice please. For fun, I'm going to remake a titan barb. Last time I built one of those was during the days of the magical ethereal Zod'ed, ED/IAS Jewel'ed War Pikes, which, if I recall correctly was pre-BotD. If I were to be doing an "optimal" titan, would a BotD GPA / Ghost Spear be the best choice nowadays? Or is the option of dual wielding BotD / Beast Zerker actually prove better for pure overall damage and kill rate? What merc would be recommended? Might Act 2 merc with Pride Runeword for Concentration? Rogue Merc with Faith for Fanaticism? Rogue Merc with Wrath for Life Tap / Decrepify? Or perhaps a Barb Merc with Last Wish for Might and Life Tap? Actually, on that note, would a titan Barb dual wielding swords, BotD / Last Wish prove to be anywhere close to a BotD two-hander, or a BotD/Beast axe user? Is Crushing Blow at all needed for Titan build? (I don't remember having any focus on CB on my last titan, but that was a LONG time ago, and I haven't been playing Barb at all). -- On an unrelated note, last time I kept up with PvP barb at all, the conventional wisdom at the time seemed to be BotD / Beast dual wielding for most non - BvB fights (based off EvilBarber's PvP guide in the sticky). Is it at all possible to make a competitive sword Barb as opposed to axes? I realize the stats won't as perfect as the natural advantage axes have over swords, but is Beast simply far far superior than anything a sword can achieve, even with the ladder runewords?