Overkill Throw Barb

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The Byzantine historian Procopius (c. 500–565) described the Franks and their use of throwing axes:

"...each man carried a sword and shield and an axe. Now the iron head of this weapon was thick and exceedingly sharp on both sides while the wooden handle was very short. And they are accustomed always to throw these axes at one signal in the first charge and thus shatter the shields of the enemy and kill the men."

Description:
Most throwbarb builds in the past have been based around either Rebound or Stampede. In my opinion these skills are not fun and not worth using due to their limitations (requiring a wall to rebound, terrible single target stampeded damage), and don't synergize with each other or anything else in the throw tree. Overkill, however can do it all, and since the release of Sigma, Overkill has become a more viable skill to build around due to
Bear Grin
Bear Grin
Horned Helm (Sacred)

(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 451
Defense: (2175-2633) to (2346-2840)
Lion Stance Does not Reduce Your Physical Resistance
1% Chance to cast level 10 Bear Claw on Striking
+(90 to 130)% Enhanced Defense
(1 to 15)% to Strength
Elemental Resists -15%
(1 to 20)% Magic Find
Socketed (4)

+ Lion Stance. This is a full guide on an Overkill-based thrower that uses defense instead of block, supermaxed Lion Stance, and high damage and is viable for both farming and boss killing.

Pros:
    -Excellent damage
    -Doesn't require expensive gear (can clear 85%+ of content with TUs)
    -Fun and involved playstyle
    -Overkill mechanics allow for a wide variety of versatile playstyles to attack different content
    -If you master the playstyle you can clear zones without getting hit.


Cons:
    -Not a "lmb spam" build. You have to stick and move and predict enemy movements to be the most efficient barb possible.
    -Some bosses can be difficult because they tend to stay on the edges of a map (Baal is the worst offender here) which messes with the way Overkill hits them, but this is the same thing for other barb multihit skills like stormblast. I've added tactics suggestions later on in the guide to deal with this.
    -Highly reliant on life steal. This build has some of the highest purely physical damage of any build. This means two things - If you don't have life steal you will have a tough time killing bosses without chugging health pots and playing defensively. On the other hand, if you can get 50% life steal or more and keep hitting mobs you're nearly immortal.


Strategy:
The Skill- Overkill is a very interesting skill that is often misunderstood. It fires a set number of axes (determined by hard points in Overkill) into a 10-15 yard diameter circle. This skill has no next hit delay, which means it can and does multihit and is just as good at single target damage as well as groups of mobs.
Some finer points on how to use Overkill- You can't just spam this by left clicking mobs like other builds do. Or you can, but you'll suck and hate it - the reason why is because Overkill has a travel time (the time when the axes are in the air but haven't done damage yet) and if you just click mobs, especially far away mobs, the axes will hit ground and won't do anything. The way I've found is the best way to use it is to simply hold down your left mouse button while running, and when you encounter mobs you simply press shift and move the mouse to just a few yards in front of them, and when the axes fall they'll be hit dead on. This takes a bit of practice but it is by far the most efficient way to do this.
Edge spam - This is where you throw a few Overkills to the edge of your screen and slowly advance forward, throw some more, go forward, etc. You can do this in dangerous areas to lay down fire before the mobs get in range of you. It is an effective way to clear areas that reduces risk.
Herd and kite - This is a very effective and efficient way to clear zones where there is very little risk to you, such as Duncraig. Just pick up a large group of mobs, throw a few Overkills at yourself, and kite the mobs so that they get hit by the axes as they run towards you.
Titan Strike - Use it, even though you're ranged Keep this up 100% of the time for the extra damage, defense, and attack rating.

Leveling:
Early game (lvls 1-50 or normal)-
DON'T USE OVERKILL YET. This will sound strange but once you know how Overkill works you will know. Essentially, the number of hard points in Overkill determines how many axes are thrown with every attack. However, the diameter of the area of effect is the same regardless of level (at least as far as I've found) this means that if you're only throwing 10-20 axes in a 10-15 yard diameter circle, you aren't doing much damage and burning through mana. As far as 1-50 goes, use stampede.

Gear:
    Weapon -
    Rockshatter
    Rockshatter
    Balanced Axe (4)

    Required Level: 6
    Required Strength: 77
    Throw Damage: (4-5) to (33-46)
    One-Hand Damage: (5-7) to (25-36)
    Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
    1% Chance to cast level 7 Blast Wave on Kill
    +(18 to 40)% Enhanced Damage
    +(11 to 20) to Maximum Damage
    (2 to 3)% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(31 to 50)%
    +(16 to 25) to Strength
    +(11 to 15) Life after each Kill
    Socketed (2)

    Required Level: 24
    Required Strength: 115
    Throw Damage: (19-22) to (81-98)
    One-Hand Damage: (14-16) to (55-69)
    Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
    2% Chance to cast level 19 Blast Wave on Kill
    +(64 to 86)% Enhanced Damage
    +(21 to 30) to Maximum Damage
    (4 to 6)% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(71 to 90)%
    +(36 to 45) to Strength
    +(21 to 25) Life after each Kill
    Socketed (4)

    Required Level: 43
    Required Strength: 225
    Throw Damage: (45-51) to (154-176)
    One-Hand Damage: (29-32) to (97-114)
    Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
    2% Chance to cast level 31 Blast Wave on Kill
    +(109 to 132)% Enhanced Damage
    +(31 to 40) to Maximum Damage
    (7 to 9)% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(111 to 130)%
    +(56 to 65) to Strength
    +(31 to 35) Life after each Kill
    Socketed (5)

    Required Level: 53
    Required Strength: 445
    Throw Damage: (62-68) to (205-230)
    One-Hand Damage: (37-40) to (126-143)
    Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
    3% Chance to cast level 37 Blast Wave on Kill
    +(132 to 154)% Enhanced Damage
    +(41 to 50) to Maximum Damage
    (10 to 12)% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(131 to 150)%
    +(66 to 75) to Strength
    +(36 to 40) Life after each Kill
    Socketed (6)


    Chest -
    Werecat
    Werecat
    Breast Plate (4)

    Required Level: 5
    Required Strength: 55
    Defense: (203-233) to (370-422)
    5% Chance to cast level 1 Claw Tornado on Melee Attack
    15% Attack Speed
    4% Life stolen per Hit
    +(24 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
    +(41 to 50) Defense
    +(11 to 20) to all Attributes
    Physical Resist 3%
    Socketed (2)

    Required Level: 23
    Required Strength: 81
    Defense: (622-700) to (1081-1207)
    6% Chance to cast level 7 Claw Tornado on Melee Attack
    30% Attack Speed
    6% Life stolen per Hit
    +(58 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
    +(81 to 100) Defense
    +(21 to 30) to all Attributes
    Physical Resist 4%
    Socketed (4)

    Required Level: 40
    Required Strength: 170
    Defense: (1471-1608) to (2544-2777)
    7% Chance to cast level 13 Claw Tornado on Melee Attack
    45% Attack Speed
    8% Life stolen per Hit
    +(92 to 109)% Enhanced Defense
    +(131 to 150) Defense
    +(31 to 40) to all Attributes
    Physical Resist 5%
    Socketed (5)

    Required Level: 50
    Required Strength: 353
    Defense: (2168-2349) to (3738-4046)
    8% Chance to cast level 16 Claw Tornado on Melee Attack
    60% Attack Speed
    10% Life stolen per Hit
    +(109 to 126)% Enhanced Defense
    +(181 to 200) Defense
    +(41 to 50) to all Attributes
    Physical Resist 6%
    Socketed (6)

    or
    Shroud Royal
    Shroud Royal
    Full Plate Mail (4)

    Required Level: 11
    Required Strength: 91
    Defense: (305-354) to (614-714)
    Additional Strength Damage Bonus: ((8 to 10)/256 Per Strength)%
    +(1 to 2) to Vanquish
    +(35 to 57)% Enhanced Defense
    (3 to 5)% to All Attributes
    Physical Damage Reduced by (7 to 10)
    (6 to 8)% Gold Find
    (6 to 8)% Magic Find
    Socketed (2)

    Required Level: 28
    Required Strength: 134
    Defense: (984-1104) to (1878-2107)
    Additional Strength Damage Bonus: ((14 to 16)/256 Per Strength)%
    +(5 to 6) to Vanquish
    +(81 to 103)% Enhanced Defense
    (9 to 11)% to All Attributes
    Physical Damage Reduced by (15 to 18)
    (10 to 12)% Gold Find
    (10 to 12)% Magic Find
    Socketed (4)

    Required Level: 46
    Required Strength: 281
    Defense: (2461-2711) to (4596-5064)
    Additional Strength Damage Bonus: ((20 to 22)/256 Per Strength)%
    +(9 to 10) to Vanquish
    +(126 to 149)% Enhanced Defense
    (15 to 17)% to All Attributes
    Physical Damage Reduced by (23 to 26)
    (14 to 16)% Gold Find
    (14 to 16)% Magic Find
    Socketed (5)

    Required Level: 54
    Required Strength: 543
    Defense: (3675-3999) to (6849-7455)
    Additional Strength Damage Bonus: ((23 to 25)/256 Per Strength)%
    +(11 to 12) to Vanquish
    +(149 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
    (18 to 20)% to All Attributes
    Physical Damage Reduced by (27 to 30)
    (18 to 20)% Gold Find
    (18 to 20)% Magic Find
    Socketed (6)


    Helm -
    Bonechewer
    Bonechewer
    Fanged Helm (4)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 4
    Required Strength: 40
    Defense: (55-63) to (83-95)
    10% Attack Speed
    (101 to 125)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Lion Stance Damage Bonus (41 to 60)%
    +(18 to 35)% Enhanced Defense
    +(21 to 30) to Strength
    Physical Resist 1%
    (2 to 3)% Reanimate as: Hungry Dead
    Socketed (2)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 22
    Required Strength: 60
    Defense: (231-256) to (300-334)
    15% Attack Speed
    (126 to 150)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Lion Stance Damage Bonus (91 to 130)%
    +(52 to 69)% Enhanced Defense
    +(31 to 40) to Strength
    Physical Resist 2%
    (4 to 5)% Reanimate as: Hungry Dead
    Socketed (2)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 39
    Required Strength: 126
    Defense: (607-659) to (783-850)
    20% Attack Speed
    (151 to 175)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Lion Stance Damage Bonus (151 to 200)%
    +(87 to 103)% Enhanced Defense
    +(41 to 50) to Strength
    Physical Resist 3%
    (6 to 7)% Reanimate as: Hungry Dead
    Socketed (3)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 48
    Required Strength: 262
    Defense: (913-985) to (1166-1258)
    25% Attack Speed
    (176 to 200)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Lion Stance Damage Bonus (241 to 300)%
    +(104 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
    +(51 to 60) to Strength
    Physical Resist 4%
    (7 to 8)% Reanimate as: Hungry Dead
    Socketed (4)


    Shield -
    Invictus
    Invictus
    Gilded Shield (4)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 14
    Required Strength: 44
    Defense: (293-346) to (598-705)
    Chance to Block: 1%
    1% Chance to cast level 3 Gift of the Wild on Kill
    Additional Strength Damage Bonus: ((8 to 10)/256 Per Strength)%
    Lion Stance Damage Bonus (41 to 60)%
    +(24 to 46)% Enhanced Defense
    +15 to all Attributes
    Physical Resist 2%
    Socketed (1)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 31
    Required Strength: 66
    Defense: (1029-1169) to (1897-2156)
    Chance to Block: 1%
    2% Chance to cast level 7 Gift of the Wild on Kill
    Additional Strength Damage Bonus: ((14 to 16)/256 Per Strength)%
    Lion Stance Damage Bonus (91 to 130)%
    +(69 to 92)% Enhanced Defense
    +20 to all Attributes
    Physical Resist 3%
    Socketed (3)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 49
    Required Strength: 139
    Defense: (2644-2915) to (4760-5247)
    Chance to Block: 1%
    2% Chance to cast level 11 Gift of the Wild on Kill
    Additional Strength Damage Bonus: ((20 to 22)/256 Per Strength)%
    Lion Stance Damage Bonus (151 to 200)%
    +(115 to 137)% Enhanced Defense
    +25 to all Attributes
    Physical Resist 4%
    Socketed (4)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 57
    Required Strength: 286
    Defense: (3984-4352) to (7140-7800)
    Chance to Block: 1%
    3% Chance to cast level 15 Gift of the Wild on Kill
    Additional Strength Damage Bonus: ((23 to 25)/256 Per Strength)%
    Lion Stance Damage Bonus (241 to 300)%
    +(138 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
    +30 to all Attributes
    Physical Resist 5%
    Socketed (4)


    Belt -
    Wormtongue
    Wormtongue
    Light Belt (4)

    Required Level: 3
    Required Strength: 27
    Defense: (53-58) to (71-78)
    (31 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds (5 to 6)-(9 to 13) poison damage over 2 seconds
    (2 to 4)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
    +(11 to 15) to Dexterity
    Socketed (1)

    Required Level: 21
    Required Strength: 40
    Defense: (214-231) to (259-279)
    (71 to 90)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds (28 to 38)-(56 to 75) poison damage over 3 seconds
    (8 to 10)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
    +(21 to 25) to Dexterity
    Socketed (2)

    Required Level: 38
    Required Strength: 83
    Defense: (544-581) to (649-693)
    (111 to 130)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds (150 to 200)-(200 to 300) poison damage over 4 seconds
    (14 to 16)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
    +(31 to 35) to Dexterity
    Socketed (2)

    Required Level: 46
    Required Strength: 173
    Defense: (801-851) to (946-1006)
    (131 to 150)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds (250 to 375)-(500 to 625) poison damage over 5 seconds
    (17 to 19)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
    +(36 to 40) to Dexterity
    Socketed (2)


    Gloves -
    Featherclaw
    Featherclaw
    Chain Gloves (4)

    Required Level: 5
    Required Strength: 38
    Defense: (28-30) to (49-54)
    5% Attack Speed
    (21 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
    +(6 to 10) to Dexterity
    Socketed (1)

    Required Level: 22
    Required Strength: 56
    Defense: (149-161) to (203-218)
    15% Attack Speed
    (81 to 110)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
    +(16 to 20) to Dexterity
    Socketed (2)

    Required Level: 40
    Required Strength: 118
    Defense: (393-420) to (519-554)
    25% Attack Speed
    (141 to 170)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
    +(26 to 30) to Dexterity
    Socketed (3)

    Required Level: 48
    Required Strength: 244
    Defense: (581-617) to (759-807)
    30% Attack Speed
    (171 to 200)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
    +(31 to 35) to Dexterity
    Socketed (4)


    Boots -
    Lionpaw
    Lionpaw
    Chain Boots (4)

    Required Level: 4
    Required Strength: 44
    Defense: (49-54) to (71-78)
    (0 to 40)% Movement Speed
    +(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
    +(7 to 10) to all Attributes
    +(31 to 50) to Life
    +(31 to 50) to Mana
    Total Character Defense (3 to 5)%
    10% Gold Find
    Socketed (1)

    Required Level: 22
    Required Strength: 65
    Defense: (203-218) to (267-288)
    (0 to 40)% Movement Speed
    +(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
    +(15 to 18) to all Attributes
    +(71 to 90) to Life
    +(71 to 90) to Mana
    Total Character Defense (9 to 11)%
    15% Gold Find
    Socketed (2)

    Required Level: 39
    Required Strength: 137
    Defense: (519-554) to (667-712)
    (0 to 40)% Movement Speed
    +(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
    +(23 to 26) to all Attributes
    +(111 to 130) to Life
    +(111 to 130) to Mana
    Total Character Defense (15 to 17)%
    20% Gold Find
    Socketed (3)

    Required Level: 48
    Required Strength: 282
    Defense: (759-807) to (974-1036)
    (0 to 40)% Movement Speed
    +(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
    +(31 to 35) to all Attributes
    +(131 to 150) to Life
    +(131 to 150) to Mana
    Total Character Defense (18 to 20)%
    25% Gold Find
    Socketed (4)

    or
    Zealot Rush
    Zealot Rush
    Light Plated Boots (4)

    Required Level: 6
    Required Strength: 60
    Defense: (67-78) to (102-119)
    5% Attack Speed
    (0 to 40)% Movement Speed
    (11 to 25)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +(21 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
    (3 to 5)% to Dexterity
    1% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
    Socketed (1)

    Required Level: 24
    Required Strength: 88
    Defense: (248-281) to (338-384)
    10% Attack Speed
    (0 to 40)% Movement Speed
    (41 to 55)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +(41 to 60)% Enhanced Defense
    (9 to 11)% to Dexterity
    (2 to 3)% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
    Socketed (2)

    Required Level: 41
    Required Strength: 186
    Defense: (613-685) to (817-914)
    20% Attack Speed
    (0 to 40)% Movement Speed
    (71 to 85)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +(61 to 80)% Enhanced Defense
    (15 to 17)% to Dexterity
    (3 to 5)% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
    Socketed (3)

    Required Level: 50
    Required Strength: 385
    Defense: (944-1044) to (1247-1378)
    30% Attack Speed
    (0 to 40)% Movement Speed
    (86 to 100)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +(81 to 100)% Enhanced Defense
    (18 to 20)% to Dexterity
    (4 to 6)% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
    Socketed (4)


    Jewelry - Anything works. 2x
    Empyrean Band
    Empyrean Band
    Ring

    Required Level: 40
    1% Chance to cast level 7 Singularity on Kill
    (3 to 5)% to All Attributes
    Increase Maximum Life and Mana 10%
    (5 to 15)% Gold Find

    and
    Athulua's Oracle
    Athulua's Oracle
    Amulet

    Required Level: 60
    +(1 to 2) to All Skills
    40% Attack Speed
    (150 to 250)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Cannot Be Frozen
    (15 to 20)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack

    are my choices.

Stats:
Enough dex to maintain 95% hit rate, rest in STR.

Skills:
Throw Tree:
    Bear Claw- 1
    Stampede- max
Special Tree:
    Wolf Companion- 1
    Ancient Blood- Max
    Fortress- 1
    Spirit Guide- 1
    Mountain King- All remaining points
Stance Tree:
    Lion Stance- Max

Mid game (lvls 50-100 or nightmare)-
This is where you should respec to Overkill build. The only things to keep in mind is to max Lion Stance, Overkill, and Runemaster, while putting the rest of your points into Ancient Blood. Start learning how to efficiently use Overkill and don't worry about the negative physical resistance - this won't be an issue until later in hell.

Gear: Same as early game, tiered to tier 4 with full MOs, luckied, etc.

Stats: Same as early game as well. No need to get fancy.

Skills:
Throw Tree:
    Bear Claw- 1
    Stampede- 1
    Rebound- 1
    Screaming Eagle-1
    Overkill- Max
Special Tree:
    Wolf Companion- 1
    Ancient Blood- Max
    Fortress- 1
    Spirit Guide- 1
    Mountain King- All remaining points
Stance Tree:
    Lion Stance- Max
Reward Skills:
    Runemaster- Max
    Immortal- 1

Late game (100+)-
Start collecting physical resistance and life steal. You will simply not move forward without these two stats.
Gear:
    Weapon - Eth
    Griefbringer
    Griefbringer
    Balanced Axe (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 586
    Throw Damage: (174-191) to (287-310)
    One-Hand Damage: (128-139) to (212-226)
    Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
    25% Chance to cast level 12 Bear Claw on Kill
    40% Attack Speed
    +(140 to 170)% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 40-100 damage
    (101 to 150)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +250% Damage to Undead
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(51 to 100)%
    -25 to Energy
    Physical Damage Reduced by (31 to 40)
    Socketed (6)

    or
    Kodiak
    Kodiak
    Throwing Axes

    'Auhe'
    Runeword Level: 100
    +2 to Barbarian Skill Levels
    +(144 to 171)% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 25-75 damage
    Lion Stance Damage Bonus (151 to 200)%
    +350% Damage to Undead
    (3 to 5)% Chance of Crushing Blow
    3% Deadly Strike
    +500 Defense
    or
    Dragon Seed


    Dragon Seed
    Throwing Axes

    'EaEaEaEaEaEa'
    Runeword Level: 100
    1% Chance to cast level 23 Screaming Eagle on Striking
    +(0 to 2) to All Skills
    +(171 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 68-123 damage
    Physical Resist 15%
    +1 Life on Striking
    2% Reanimate as: Dragon's Egg
    or
    Manitou (Xis)

    Manitou
    Throwing Axes

    'BerXis'
    Runeword Level: 120
    25% Chance to cast level 62 Elemental on Kill
    +(4 to 5) to Barbarian Skill Levels
    +(202 to 230)% Enhanced Damage
    +(101 to 150) to Maximum Damage
    +(26 to 38)% to Fire Spell Damage
    +(20 per level) Defense (Based on Character Level)
    +100 to all Attributes
    10% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
    Cannot be Unsocketed
    or a craft - the chances you get a better craft than one of the previous three is extremely low but you could try it.
    Chest -
    Khazra Plate
    Khazra Plate
    Ancient Armor (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 2160
    Defense: (7820-8625) to (9683-10680)
    Level 1 Demon Blood Aura
    +100% Damage to Demons
    5% Chance of Crushing Blow
    10% Deadly Strike
    +(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    (20 to 25)% to Strength
    (20 to 25)% to Vitality
    Physical Resist 10%
    Requirements +200%
    Socketed (6)

    or
    Strength Beyond Strength
    Strength Beyond Strength
    Gothic Plate (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 614
    Defense: (7580-8361) to (9196-10143)
    1% Chance to cast level 36 Pyroblast on Striking
    Adds 25-38 damage
    -10% Target Defense
    150% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +150% Damage to Demons
    25% Life stolen per Hit
    10% Deadly Strike
    +(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    1% Reanimate as: Inarius
    -5 to Light Radius
    Socketed (6)

    or
    Auriel's Robe
    Auriel's Robe
    Light Plate (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 602
    Defense: (7692-8433) to (9037-9926)
    Level 10 Wolf Stance
    Indestructible
    +(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
    +1000 Defense
    +3000 Defense vs. Missile
    Physical Resist 10%
    Socketed (6)

    or
    Wolverine Skin
    Wolverine Skin
    Plate Mail (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 288
    Defense: (6374-7171) to (7485-8421)
    15% Chance to cast level 20 Crucify on Melee Attack
    +(1 to 2) to All Skills
    50% Hit Recovery
    +40 to Maximum Damage
    (10 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
    +(50 to 100) to Strength
    +(50 to 100) to Dexterity
    +25 Life Regenerated per Second
    50% Magic Find
    Requirements -50%
    Socketed (6)

    or
    Candlewake
    Candlewake
    Splint Mail (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 563
    Defense: (9032-11839) to (10077-13093)
    -2% Base Block Chance
    Additional Strength Damage Bonus: (32/256 Per Strength)%
    (5 to 10)% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +(150 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    (15 to 25)% to Strength
    +(2500 to 4000) Defense
    Cannot Be Frozen (50% Chance to appear on Item)
    Total Character Defense (50 to 100)%
    Socketed (6)

    . Any one will work, just pick whichever you can get or which you like most. SBS is the best out of all of these but I use Candlewake and it's very cheap. Remember, life steal > all for this build. The more you have the easier your life will be.
    Helm -
    Bear Grin
    Bear Grin
    Horned Helm (Sacred)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 451
    Defense: (2175-2633) to (2346-2840)
    Lion Stance Does not Reduce Your Physical Resistance
    1% Chance to cast level 10 Bear Claw on Striking
    +(90 to 130)% Enhanced Defense
    (1 to 15)% to Strength
    Elemental Resists -15%
    (1 to 20)% Magic Find
    Socketed (4)

    is BIS because it makes Lion Stance possible for all encounters, which does so much more damage than wolf stance that there's really no comparison. It is also cheap. If you REALLY don't want to use Lion Stance (Which I don't recommend) you can use either
    Royal Circlet
    Royal Circlet
    Tiara (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Dexterity: 392
    Defense: (1740-1957) to (1968-2214)
    +2 to All Skills
    +150% Damage to Demons
    +150% Damage to Undead
    +(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
    (21 to 25)% to All Attributes
    Elemental Resists +(25 to 30)%
    Physical Resist 5%
    (21 to 25)% Magic Find
    Socketed (4)

    or
    Lilith's Legion
    Lilith's Legion
    Avenger Guard (Sacred)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 580
    Defense: (3691-4041) to (4067-4455)
    +2 to Barbarian Skill Levels
    150% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    20% to Strength
    10% to Vitality
    +300 Defense
    Physical Resist 10%
    1% Reanimate as: Celebrant of the Triune
    1% Reanimate as: Morlu
    (30 to 60)% Gold Find
    50% Magic Find
    Socketed (4)

    , or even
    Idol of Rygnar
    Idol of Rygnar
    Mask (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 540
    Defense: (2068-2350) to (2208-2510)
    +2 to Necromancer Skill Levels
    (25 to 30)% Life stolen per Hit
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +200%
    Hit Causes Monster to Flee 1%
    +(120 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
    +(40 to 50) to Strength
    +(40 to 50) to Dexterity
    Target Takes Additional Damage of 500
    25% Gold Find
    +5 to Light Radius
    Socketed (4)

    - This is typically a necro helm but the EWD, Life steal, and str/dex makes it a good option for us too.
    Eidolon
    Eidolon
    Helms

    'Taha'
    Runeword Level: 100
    +(1 to 2) to All Skills
    +30 to Maximum Damage
    +(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
    20% to All Attributes
    Elemental Resists +(31 to 40)%
    Total Character Defense (21 to 30)%
    +4 to Light Radius
    is an option too if you don't have much TG and want to use Wolf Stance.
    Shield- Lots of options here. You can pretty much use any shield you want, depending on how you want to play. Believe it or not the TU
    Golden Fleece
    Golden Fleece
    Bull Shield (4)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 3
    Required Strength: 10
    Required Dexterity: 23
    Defense: (54-62) to (105-120)
    Chance to Block: 1%
    +1 to Barbarian Skill Levels
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(31 to 50)%
    +(41 to 60)% Enhanced Defense
    +(21 to 30) to Strength
    Maximum Life (3 to 5)%
    Elemental Resists +(11 to 15)%
    (5 to 10)% Magic Find
    Socketed (1)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 21
    Required Strength: 15
    Required Dexterity: 34
    Defense: (217-241) to (343-381)
    Chance to Block: 1%
    +2 to Barbarian Skill Levels
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(71 to 90)%
    +(71 to 90)% Enhanced Defense
    +(31 to 40) to Strength
    Maximum Life (9 to 11)%
    Elemental Resists +(21 to 25)%
    (11 to 20)% Magic Find
    Socketed (3)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 38
    Required Strength: 32
    Required Dexterity: 71
    Defense: (554-607) to (838-917)
    Chance to Block: 1%
    +3 to Barbarian Skill Levels
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(111 to 130)%
    +(101 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
    +(41 to 50) to Strength
    Maximum Life (15 to 17)%
    Elemental Resists +(31 to 35)%
    (21 to 30)% Magic Find
    Socketed (4)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 67
    Required Dexterity: 149
    Defense: (880-952) to (1319-1427)
    Chance to Block: 1%
    +4 to Barbarian Skill Levels
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(131 to 150)%
    +(131 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
    +(51 to 60) to Strength
    Maximum Life (18 to 20)%
    Elemental Resists +(36 to 40)%
    (31 to 40)% Magic Find
    Socketed (4)

    is a solid option for MFing if you have high enough defense, due to the incredibly good stats. Another TU -
    Invictus
    Invictus
    Gilded Shield (4)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 14
    Required Strength: 44
    Defense: (293-346) to (598-705)
    Chance to Block: 1%
    1% Chance to cast level 3 Gift of the Wild on Kill
    Additional Strength Damage Bonus: ((8 to 10)/256 Per Strength)%
    Lion Stance Damage Bonus (41 to 60)%
    +(24 to 46)% Enhanced Defense
    +15 to all Attributes
    Physical Resist 2%
    Socketed (1)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 31
    Required Strength: 66
    Defense: (1029-1169) to (1897-2156)
    Chance to Block: 1%
    2% Chance to cast level 7 Gift of the Wild on Kill
    Additional Strength Damage Bonus: ((14 to 16)/256 Per Strength)%
    Lion Stance Damage Bonus (91 to 130)%
    +(69 to 92)% Enhanced Defense
    +20 to all Attributes
    Physical Resist 3%
    Socketed (3)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 49
    Required Strength: 139
    Defense: (2644-2915) to (4760-5247)
    Chance to Block: 1%
    2% Chance to cast level 11 Gift of the Wild on Kill
    Additional Strength Damage Bonus: ((20 to 22)/256 Per Strength)%
    Lion Stance Damage Bonus (151 to 200)%
    +(115 to 137)% Enhanced Defense
    +25 to all Attributes
    Physical Resist 4%
    Socketed (4)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 57
    Required Strength: 286
    Defense: (3984-4352) to (7140-7800)
    Chance to Block: 1%
    3% Chance to cast level 15 Gift of the Wild on Kill
    Additional Strength Damage Bonus: ((23 to 25)/256 Per Strength)%
    Lion Stance Damage Bonus (241 to 300)%
    +(138 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
    +30 to all Attributes
    Physical Resist 5%
    Socketed (4)

    is very good as well as it gives phys resistance, stats, huge damage, and high enough defense.
    Shield of Hakan II
    Shield of Hakan II
    Gothic Shield (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 531
    Required Dexterity: 619
    Defense: (6995-8994) to (8190-10428)
    Chance to Block: 1% + class%
    -25% Cast Speed
    1% Base Block Chance
    -50% to Spell Damage
    +(150 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    +(2000 to 3000) Defense
    Maximum Life (10 to 15)%
    Maximum Elemental Resists +(0 to 2)%
    Physical Resist 5%
    Slows Attacker by 25%
    Socketed (4)

    is a great option if you want to be more defensive. Throw 4 Zod runes into it and you'll have 45% slow on attackers, which is impressive. If you are wealthy and have maxed out your sigs/cycles you can use
    The Ancients' Legacy
    The Ancients' Legacy
    Gilded Shield (Sacred)

    (Barbarian Only)
    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 2292
    Defense: (15050-16085) to (17457-18740)
    Chance to Block: 3%
    Indestructible
    +4 to Barbarian Skill Levels
    40% Block Speed
    2% Base Block Chance
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +150%
    +(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    +5000 Defense
    Total Character Defense 30%
    Requirements +250%
    Socketed (4)

    and this is probably BIS.
    Belts- You can keep using
    Wormtongue
    Wormtongue
    Light Belt (4)

    Required Level: 3
    Required Strength: 27
    Defense: (53-58) to (71-78)
    (31 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds (5 to 6)-(9 to 13) poison damage over 2 seconds
    (2 to 4)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
    +(11 to 15) to Dexterity
    Socketed (1)

    Required Level: 21
    Required Strength: 40
    Defense: (214-231) to (259-279)
    (71 to 90)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds (28 to 38)-(56 to 75) poison damage over 3 seconds
    (8 to 10)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
    +(21 to 25) to Dexterity
    Socketed (2)

    Required Level: 38
    Required Strength: 83
    Defense: (544-581) to (649-693)
    (111 to 130)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds (150 to 200)-(200 to 300) poison damage over 4 seconds
    (14 to 16)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
    +(31 to 35) to Dexterity
    Socketed (2)

    Required Level: 46
    Required Strength: 173
    Defense: (801-851) to (946-1006)
    (131 to 150)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds (250 to 375)-(500 to 625) poison damage over 5 seconds
    (17 to 19)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
    +(36 to 40) to Dexterity
    Socketed (2)

    due to the good AR and life steal. However
    Black Void
    Black Void
    Heavy Belt (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 568
    Defense: (3060-3442) to (3304-3717)
    20% Attack Speed
    Adds 10-15 damage
    (10 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
    Slow Target 10%
    +(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
    10% to Strength
    10% to Dexterity
    Target Takes Additional Damage of (25 to 50)
    30% Magic Find
    Socketed (2)

    is probably BIS for belts.
    Ahriman
    Ahriman
    Belts

    'Ghal'
    Runeword Level: 100
    +1 to All Skills
    Adds 50-150 fire damage
    Adds 50-150 lightning damage
    Adds 50-150 cold damage
    +(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    +(31 to 50) to all Attributes
    Elemental Resists +(31 to 40)%
    Requirements +10%
    is a good option too if you need resistances.
    Gloves - I suggest using an abandoned craft blessed with abandoned shrine. You need AR but if you have above 30k AR already then you can just use whatever gives you the highest damage or life on attack/ LL.
    Boots - BIS is without a doubt
    Wind Runner

    Wind Runner
    Boots

    'EaEaEaEa'
    Runeword Level: 100
    +(0 to 1) to All Skills
    35% Attack Speed
    10% Movement Speed
    Adds 37-70 damage
    250% Bonus to Attack Rating
    (10 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
    +(171 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    . Skills, IAS, crazy high damage added, big AR, big life steal, and high defense. You won't find another item remotely as good as this one for a strength-based ranged build. But if you can't afford/don't want to farm Ea runes you can use
    Angel's Wrath
    Angel's Wrath
    Chain Boots (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 527
    Defense: (1625-2217) to (1762-2403)
    +(0 to 2) to Assassin Skill Levels
    +(0 to 2) to Amazon Skill Levels
    +(0 to 2) to Barbarian Skill Levels
    +(0 to 2) to Druid Skill Levels
    +(0 to 2) to Necromancer Skill Levels
    +(0 to 2) to Sorceress Skill Levels
    +(0 to 2) to Paladin Skill Levels
    (0 to 40)% Movement Speed
    +(120 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    Maximum Life 10%
    Physical Resist 10%
    Socketed (4)

    or
    Titan's Steps
    Titan's Steps
    Heavy Boots (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 492
    Defense: (1322-1531) to (1400-1621)
    (0 to 40)% Movement Speed
    Adds 40-50 magic damage
    Adds 40-50 fire damage
    Adds 40-50 lightning damage
    Adds 40-50 cold damage
    5% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +(90 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
    +200 to Life
    Elemental Resists +10%
    +(40 to 50) Life after each Kill
    10% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    Socketed (4)

    . If you're extremely poor, the TU boots from mid game are a good option too.
    Jewelry - You can use pretty much anything you want here. Be creative. Personally I use
    Athulua's Oracle
    Athulua's Oracle
    Amulet

    Required Level: 60
    +(1 to 2) to All Skills
    40% Attack Speed
    (150 to 250)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Cannot Be Frozen
    (15 to 20)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack

    with +3 luckied skills, IAS, perfect AR and cannot be frozen is very nice. But anything can work - just use good judgement and get the jewelry that compensates for your weaknesses or improves your strengths. IMO the BIS combination is
    Giant's Knuckle
    Giant's Knuckle
    Ring (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    20% Attack Speed
    Adds 10-15 damage
    (5 to 10)% Life stolen per Hit
    5% Deadly Strike
    +25 Life Regenerated per Second
    Physical Resist 5%

    and either
    Der Nebelring
    Der Nebelring
    Ring (Sacred)

    Required Level: 110
    +30% to Summoned Minion Damage
    +(20 to 30)% to Summoned Minion Life
    +1000 Defense
    +400 to Life
    Physical Resist (4 to 6)%
    +(40 to 50) Life after each Kill
    +2 to Light Radius

    or
    Empyrean Glory
    Empyrean Glory
    Ring (Sacred)

    Required Level: 50
    1% Chance to cast level 26 Singularity on Kill
    (6 to 10)% to All Attributes
    Increase Maximum Life and Mana 15%
    15% Gold Find

    .

On switch - You can potentially use
Berserrker
Berserrker
Backsword (Sacred)

(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 526
One-Hand Damage: (130-144) to (138-153)
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
1% Chance to cast level 2 Gift of Inner Fire on Striking
+(2 to 3) to All Skills
+(50 to 100)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
+(50 to 100)% Bonus Damage to Mark of the Wild
60% Attack Speed
+(171 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
100% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
+1 to Gift of the Wild
+1 to Bloodlust
Socketed (3)

but if you don't have the funds for it you can very easily craft a barb axe with MOTW, use a
Nimmenjuushin
Nimmenjuushin
War Axe (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 464
One-Hand Damage: (98-110) to (221-284)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
8% Chance to cast level 10 Claw Tornado on Striking
+(4 to 5) to Druid Skill Levels
+(41 to 50)% Bonus Damage to Mark of the Wild
50% Hit Recovery
+(115 to 140)% Enhanced Damage
+(101 to 150) to Maximum Damage
(151 to 175)% Duration Bonus to Mark of the Wild
(8 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
(21 to 30)% to Strength
Requirements -20%
Socketed (6)

in the other hand, and change to
Shamanka
Shamanka
Long Staff (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 203
Two-Hand Damage: 56 to 58
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (10/256 per Dexterity)%
+(3 to 6) to Sorceress Skill Levels
45% Cast Speed
45% Hit Recovery
+50% Damage to Undead
+(21 to 25)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(21 to 25)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(21 to 25)% to Poison Spell Damage
+(6 to 16) to Bloodlust
Maximum Life (31 to 40)%
Lightning Resist +(50 to 70)%
Fire Resist +(50 to 70)%
Socketed (4)

to get both MOTW and Bloodlust buffs. Put Nih runes in all open slots to maximize duration.

Big Game Hunter
Big Game Hunter
Barbarian Throwing Set

Hunter's Claw Fist
Hunter's Camouflage
Hunter's Skin
Hunter's Trophy
Hunter's Trackless Step

Set Bonus with 2 or more set items:
+250% Damage to Demons
Set Bonus with 3 or more set items:
+2 to Barbarian Skill Levels
Set Bonus with 4 or more set items:
Adds 25-50 damage
5% Chance of Crushing Blow

Set Bonus with complete set:
4% Chance to cast level 42 Disintegrate on Kill
4% Chance to cast level 13 Blast Wave on Kill
+2 to Barbarian Skill Levels
Enhanced Weapon Damage +400%
+4% to Defense per Socketed Rune
4% Reanimate as: Ulfhedinn

Set is pretty decent here too and you can try using it until you get top-level gear. It has solid all-around stats but isn't exceptional in anything and has low life steal. I haven't used it personally but the stats are solid and there's no reason it wouldn't work. If you do decide to use it I suggest using MOs to compensate for the set's weaknesses.

A note -
Bear Grin
Bear Grin
Horned Helm (Sacred)

(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 451
Defense: (2175-2633) to (2346-2840)
Lion Stance Does not Reduce Your Physical Resistance
1% Chance to cast level 10 Bear Claw on Striking
+(90 to 130)% Enhanced Defense
(1 to 15)% to Strength
Elemental Resists -15%
(1 to 20)% Magic Find
Socketed (4)

& Eth
Griefbringer
Griefbringer
Balanced Axe (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 586
Throw Damage: (174-191) to (287-310)
One-Hand Damage: (128-139) to (212-226)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
25% Chance to cast level 12 Bear Claw on Kill
40% Attack Speed
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Damage
Adds 40-100 damage
(101 to 150)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+250% Damage to Undead
Enhanced Weapon Damage +(51 to 100)%
-25 to Energy
Physical Damage Reduced by (31 to 40)
Socketed (6)

synergize incredibly well and I highly suggest using them instead of the alternatives. The reason why is the double bearclaw proc. If you use it you will notice that you become an auto-turret when you use multi-hitting abilities like Overkill. This allows you to throw a few Overkill into the air, run forward, and while you're running and get into the range of mobs the proc will continuously go off and will pick off the stragglers that Overkill doesn't hit and life leech in case you take damage. This works very, very well for both bosses and groups of mobs, and the more mobs the better it works.

Stats:
Strength - Remaining points once you have enough dex and vit.
Dexterity - Enough to hit stuff. At 120 this usually equates to about 28-30K AR, after Titan Strike buff.
Vitality - Enough for a decent amount of health, usually 14-16k.
Energy - None.

Skills:
Throw Tree:
    Bear Claw- 1
    Stampede- 1
    Rebound- 1
    Screaming Eagle-1 (you could try putting points into this skill if you feel you need it for certain bosses, but leave it at 1 otherwise or for farming).
    Overkill- Max. You absolutely have to max this skill, no questions. Aim for at least 70 axes, but the more the better.
Special Tree:
    Wolf Companion- 1
    Ancient Blood- 20-24
    Fortress- 1 (this locks you out of using ranged skills so you can pretty much ignore using Fortress)
    Spirit Guide- 1
    Mountain King- 1-5, depending on your stat needs
Stance Tree:
There's some options here. I've found that supermaxing Lion Stance with
Bear Grin
Bear Grin
Horned Helm (Sacred)

(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 451
Defense: (2175-2633) to (2346-2840)
Lion Stance Does not Reduce Your Physical Resistance
1% Chance to cast level 10 Bear Claw on Striking
+(90 to 130)% Enhanced Defense
(1 to 15)% to Strength
Elemental Resists -15%
(1 to 20)% Magic Find
Socketed (4)

is the best way personally, but you may also try Wolf Stance with a different gear set up, although it's a massive damage loss despite gaining a ton of CB. Some try maxing both Eagle Stance and Snake Stance and use Rebound as a main skill. I think this is a terribly inefficient playstyle that suffers from dumping points into two stances while only using one (huge waste of points) and using an inferior attack skill.
    Lion Stance- Max
Reward Skills:
    Runemaster- Max
    Immortal- 1
    Thundergod-1
Gladiator tree:
    You could try putting 1 point into Daedalus if you need AR, otherwise leave this empty.

Here comes the inevitable question I get when people find out about my build - "Aren't you supposed to use Gladiator's Dominance for throw builds?" My personal opinion is that Runemaster is better. The reason is that Overkill deals a pathetic amount of magic damage and Gladiator's dominance doesn't increase it much, and the amount of dex you need to reach max block (or even 50%) is incredibly high and this forces you to take points out of strength, which gimps your damage. You do get 25% deadly strike which is nice but doesn't overcome the fact that you'd be putting nearly all of your points into dex. The other drawback is that while you do gain block, you lose a metric ton of defense. The difference between 200k and 1 million defense is a world apart. So in conclusion, the block and deadly strike from Gladiator's doesn't make up for the loss of strength and defense. I will appreciate any input on this from other barbs who have used this with BIS gear because I suspect that it may be viable once you have everything maxed out, but I've yet to see any benefit.

In the end, you should be aiming for 20k+ buffed Overkill tooltip damage. This will allow you to leech well and kill stuff quickly. Additionally, you should aim for at the very least 800k-1 million defense, all max res, 15k+ hp, etc.
Breakpoints - I highly suggest hitting at least 4 frame FHR breakpoint (86 FHR) and if you are having trouble getting stunlocked you can go for 3 frame FHR (200) but I don't suggest it because it will affect the quality of your other stats and if you're playing tactically you shouldn't be getting stunlocked anyway, or being hit much at all.

Mercenary:
Doesn't matter too much what you decide to equip him with unless you're going to spend hundreds of TG to equip him to the point where he doesn't die. I suggest just stuffing him with honorifics and TUs and giving him as much leech as you can and use him as a distraction. A5 barb is a perennial good choice, especially for ranged toons. Act 2 exemplar is also a good option. Get as much slow on mercs as you can as this will help him not get instantly pancaked.

End Game Strategy:
There are many guides and miniguides on how to kill the uber bosses, but I figured I'd add some strategy from a throwbarb perspective on the early ones to get you going and help you out get some charms to start tackling the end game content. This isn't an exhaustive list, nor a very complete one, but it's enough to get you prepared to tackle them on your own.

Challenges-
    Level Challenge (lvl 55-59) - Make sure your defense is high. It's easy enough as long as your defense and life isn't too low. Do this at lvl 55-59. Kill all 3 bosses, get charm.
    Ennead Challenge (lvl <80) - This one can be a bit tricky without the option of Bear Stance. Just keep mobile and make sure you have good defense.
Lvl 105-
    Butcher - Enter the house, shoot a few Overkills, collect charm. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
    Infernal Machine - Same as butcher. The summons only help you because you will become a machine gun of bear claw procs. Throw axe, collect charm, drink beer to celebrate.
    Death Projector - Also easy - avoid lazer, spam Overkill, and it'll drop fast.
    Island of the Sunless Sea - This one gives you a chance to practice edge-spamming Overkills - just throw overkills in front of you as you advance and you'll see gold drop like it's da club and someone's letting it rain with the dolla dolla bills.

Lvl 110-
    Assault on Mount Arreat- Stay on the edges to avoid getting stun locked. Use the "edge-spam" strategy I described above.
    The Binding of Baal- Same thing here. These guys can obliterate you so just stay on the edges and wipe them out.
    Horazon's Sanctum- This one is a lot easier than it used to be. Throw axe, collect charm, celebrate with a finely-aged wine.
    Torajan Jungles- Shouldn't have a problem here if you are even remotely awake. Just edge-spam and watch out for bosses.
    Akarat- Just run right up to him and throw a few overkills. Your damage will wipe out the followers and vaporise him.
    Lord Aldric Jitan- This fight is a defense check. Make sure you have at least 750k defense here and take it slow. Peel the soldiers out and move your way to the boss.
    The Secret Cow Level- Throw axes at cows. Wait, am I back on the farm?

Lvl 115-
    High Heavens- Stay out of LOS of the punisher spamming towers and you'll be fine. This is a physical damage zone so your defense wins the day. Throw axe, collect charm, celebrate with vodka.
    Tran Athulua- Don't run straight out into the middle of a crowd of amazons and you'll be fine.
    Black Road- Run into center of circle, obliterate Buyard, and thank the devs that pre-sigma Black Road Challenge is gone.
    Legacy of Blood- Bring an act 5 merc with some gear. Let him engage, have him soak up a few hits while spamming Overkill on Bartuc, and he should drop in a second or three.
    Bull Prince Rodeo- No real strategy here, just keep Rodeo from the edge of maps and keep spamming those axes. You might die a couple of times to the cow kamikazes but just whittle away at him.
    Rathma Square- This one is very easy. Literally just run right to Primus and show him who's boss. Nothing here can endanger you if your gear isn't blue.
    The Veiled Prophet- Teleport right next to ball, axe it, wipe the rest. Don't get swarmed!
    Heart of Sin- Kite in a circle. Make sure you have good fire res. Stick and move. Don't stand still.

Lvl 120-
    Teganze- This one is kind of annoying, but not too bad. The trick is to hit and move. It takes a while to understand how the Umbaru Spirits behave, but basically once you get close enough they decide not to use their really powerful magic attacks and instead use their shit physical ones. So if you can get close enough by using a stick-and-move strategy, you can make them go close range and wipe them out. Terul is annoying only because he is immune to physical, so it might take a while for you to kill him. I suggest doing this with a friend who does non-physical damage as it may take you too long to do it yourself.
    Duncraig- If you can avoid the barrels exploding near you it's basically trivial. For those who have never been to Dunc before - mobs will throw barrels at you and then light a fuse that you can see coming towards the barrel. They do massive amounts of damage so just make sure to keep moving. The lit fuses will direct you to the location of the barrels so watch out for them. Your defense makes you nearly immortal here so just run right through, take out all 5 mini bosses, and use the Purify skill on the boss twice to take him out.
    The Triune- mobility is the name of the game. Move to avoid shower of rocks and tower meteors. Work your way down to Lucion and slowly bring him to Malic. There's excellent video guides that will show this fight much better so I'd suggest that.
    Twin Seas- Kethryes is very annoying only because she moves around like a squirrel on crack. She also does a lot of damage. Just keep chugging health potions and keep spamming Overkill, and eventually she drops. Throw axes, collect charm, celebrate with ale and cheese.
    Eve of Destruction (Baal)- This is the only fight below 125 that is truly challenging, and only because Baal has a tendency to run towards a wall and stick to it. This is problematic because Overkill needs a good radius to do a lot of damage. Fish him away from the walls to hit him with Overkill. If he spawns an act boss, you can teleport across map to separate them, and you should keep baal on the far side of the map.
    Quov Tsin- Do this last in the 120 category, as you get good resistance charms from the other ubers. Get as much +max res and remember to stick and move.
    Judgement Day- Pretty easy. Res your merc, use him as a meat shield for a few seconds, spam overkills into Malthael (I suggest killing him, he's easier for us) and his edyrems shouldn't be able to hit you if you stay mobile. If you are trying the challenge, take out Imperius first because his mechanics make him more of a pain in the butt, and if you wipe him you can roll Malthael after. Don't stand still when cubing charm or the adds might wipe you before you do it!
    Kabraxis- Our build is the best in the game for killing Kab and other bosses that work like him. He pounces on you if you move away from him, and shoots balefire. You need 3 things- decent movespeed, life steal, and a good amount of health. If you have that, simply run around him in a circle and throw Overkill shots. Don't worry about the skeletons. The first time I looked Kab with this build I didn't need to use a single health potion and you shouldn't either. The elementals are likewise easy if you respec to nephalem uberskill.
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In sigma, how you deal with Kabraxis elementals? I mean, you only do phys damage... and in the old versions, you need fire damage to kill fire elemental, and so on...

Also, for the leveling phase, you can begin with 1 skill build. You use your first skill point in Earthquake. Then you invest in Lion Stance... and you continue with that skill until and the reqs like spirit guide, until act 3, when you can begin to use Lion Stance with Overkill. I level in median 1.3 using this technique....
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MUS01 wrote:In sigma, how you deal with Kabraxis elementals? I mean, you only do phys damage... and in the old versions, you need fire damage to kill fire elemental, and so on...

Also, for the leveling phase, you can begin with 1 skill build. You use your first skill point in Earthquake. Then you invest in Lion Stance... and you continue with that skill until and the reqs like spirit guide, until act 3, when you can begin to use Lion Stance with Overkill. I level in median 1.3 using this technique....


I haven't tried Kab with this build specifically so I'll have to get back to you on that. No build can handle every encounter in the game so I'll try to find a workaround for him specifically, although I have a few good ideas.

As for your second point- it doesn't really matter how you level from 1-50 as Barb, you can do whatever you want. I personally think earthquake sucks and I'd rather use sword or axe skills. Either way you'll have to respec so it's inconsequential.
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jabol wrote:Any showcase?
Have you tested Lacerator?


I might throw up a video once I hit 140 or so. Still grinding through the content.
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Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 402
Throw Damage: (127-148) to (269-351)
One-Hand Damage: (86-100) to (226-300)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
Stampede Cooldown Cannot be Reduced Below 0.8 seconds
+(140 to 180)% Enhanced Damage
Additional Strength Damage Bonus: (25/256 Per Strength)%
+(140 to 200) to Maximum Damage
(1 to 10)% Deadly Strike
+(15 to 25) to Bear Claw Nova
Elemental Resists -20%
Socketed (2)

is fine but sub par compared to grief, Kodiak, etc, at least in my opinion. I have an eth one that I've tried but the proc synergy between griefbringer and bear grin is too good not to use.
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Well, I think that 1 overkiller barb using nephalem weapons(nephalem spirit, is the same thing) can do almost any encounter...I'm doing that build in median 1.3 : you get high physical and all the main 3 elemental damages (cold, fire and lightning). Average defense from spirit guide, (500k with good gear, but hey, is not so glass cannon). In 1.3 you need different sources for each elemental... but I don't know if the uber still has that condition in Sigma...
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MUS01 wrote:Well, I think that 1 overkiller barb using nephalem weapons(nephalem spirit, is the same thing) can do almost any encounter...I'm doing that build in median 1.3 : you get high physical and all the main 3 elemental damages (cold, fire and lightning). Average defense from spirit guide, (500k with good gear, but hey, is not so glass cannon). In 1.3 you need different sources for each elemental... but I don't know if the uber still has that condition in Sigma...


Yes that's exactly what I had in mind! You're spot on with that idea.

With a small swap in gear this build can do decent ele damage and I'm going to add a section for this later on for bosses that are highly resistant to physical, like Terul.
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Hey just my opinion, like everything else in the guide. You don't have to agree with my opinions but you should try to spread some positivity for once, bud.