I made my first char a frost zealot because it is very item INdependant. Barbs don't hit for 500 with their bare fistsBut the build is very item dependent so I wouldn't think that people would make a frost zealot as their first ladder char
DaBone said:I am making a new Freazealot in the new ladder. I love running around and watching things blow up from the cold damage. You just have to be careful in A5 due to Iron Maiden enemies.
Fluffballer said:You can use your bare fists in the CS so you won't get IMed. Slap on a weapon to kill the OKs which will cast decrepify on you when you hunt them down.
General Notes about IM: If you deal massive physical damage and are worried about Iron Maiden, keep your fists with Zeal/Holy Freeze on weapon switch! This way you can eliminate the casters without worrying about returning a lot of physical damage! Thanks to Squix.
Also of definite note was this recommendation by Loboleal:
"I realized that speed and AR with your fists were a serious problem.
I found a solution for those issues: Bone Wand of Piercing.
3-7 Physical damage, ITD and fast attack. Better than your naked fists."