Trying to design a well rounded Frenzy Barb So, I'm a 12 year veteran/ total n00b (I get back into the game around once a year/ every other year) and I've once again fallen prey to Diablo 2's siren call. This time around I want to do something different than my typical strafezon/ light sorc/ wind druid "comfort" builds, so I thought I'd try going back to the build that first got me to buy the game- a frenzy barb. That being said, I'm very cognizant of some of the challenges frenzy barbs face, particularly in the area of survivability and overcoming PIs, so I am focusing not just on maxing damage potential, but also on being able to handle any threat and live through it. Without further ado, my prospective build Skills: Howl 1 Taunt 10 Shout 1 Battle Cry 20 Battle Orders 1 War Cry 1 Battle Command 1 Sword Mastery 20 Increased Stamina 1 Iron Skin 1 Increased Speed 1 Natural Resistance 1 Bash 1 Leap 1 Double Swing 10 Double Throw 1 Frenzy 20 Attributes: 100 Str 100 Dex Rest in Vitality Gear: Sol'd Gladiator's Bane Sol'd Arreat's Face 25 PDR Ammy (ideally +2 Barb Skills, 25 PDR) Nature's Peace 'Safety' Crafted Ring w/ 4 PDR, LL & ML 'Safety' Crafted Boots w/ 4 PDR 'Safety' Crafted Gloves w/ 4 PDR Grief Phase Blade Lawbringer Phase Blade On swap: something w/ high % Crushing Blow Barb HF Torch & Anni String of Ears, w/ TG's Vigor for heavy lightning filled areas (gloams, etc) The Lawbringer's Sanctuary Aura makes short work of all undead, even PI ones, and the Decrep breaks other PIs, while reducing incoming damage by 50%. This is reduced another 50% by Battle Cry, then 80 PDR takes care of the majority of the rest of it. CBF prevents them from holding me, and leap provides an exit strategy if things get too hot to handle. Max resists (the gaps remaining in the above gear taken care of by the crafted items, or if needed small charms) and high MDR ensure elemental incoming damage is also reduced to manageable levels. Decent LL% and ML% ensure I'm fully topped up, and Grief ensures my killspeed is acceptable. For my merc I'm torn between a Prayer Merc w/ Insight for even more safety, or a Might merc w/ Pride for higher killspeed. I guess it would depend on which I felt I needed more, though I'd probably level w/ the prayer merc, until all my gear was in place, then switch to Might to unleash some pain on my enemies. So, what do you guys think? Recommendations? If anyone's built a similar 'safety' frenzy barb, what challenges did you face? Am I missing something that's gonna get me killed later on, or are there any enemies I am woefully unprepared to handle? Thanks for your input/ advice in advance!