Maybe it's just my opinion, but the higher tiers of lab seem extremely overtuned. Like, have perfect gear of get one shot overtuned. I barely got through a t8 and I can't fathom my character will ever do a t15, considering you need 100% additional resistances, a shitton of max res and on top of that, enough damage to not get absolutely swarmed (also, 70% movement speed on monsters). You guys compare this to path of exile, but it's like the polar opposite. Poe's endgame is like 20 times easier than the lab in median xl. What gives? Why is it so elitist? I get it, some people afford to play the very best meta builds and play hours on end and barely go through lab with perfect gear (eventually with gear bought with donated trade gold), but is there any hope for semi casuals to even touch this endgame?
Thing is, I had hope I could progress through lab with my bowzon after enough gear upgrades, but I don't see where I can fit so many resistances, max res, a decent vitality pool and damage to boot on top of that.