Patriarch FenRiR, The 3FPA Minimum Damage Titan WolfBarb

saracen85

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I'm not new to Wolfbarbs.. My first one had 6k life (1.07 Valor FTW) and 2k-3k damage (Upped Crainte Vomir). Build was mighty fun.

As the name suggests, Feral Rage needs no aiming. Monsters that come between your wolf and cursor just get laid to waste. All this at 5FPA. I've tried Grief and Oath but the 1 FPA difference was quite noticeable, and personally took the fun out the build despite the higher raw damage.

Ramping attack speeds from 5 FPA to 3 FPA... WOW!

After reading up on Grape's Elemental Wolfbarb in the Mat/Pat Guides, I just felt compelled to start one, but with my own twist. The minimum damage kind. So I cobbled up whatever jewels I had left over after my Martyr build. Even the Wolfhowl was a spare.


Name: FenRiR
Class: Barbarian
Experience: 1105637581
Level: 85

Naked/Gear
Strength: 465/519
Dexterity: 20/53
Vitality: 25/36
Energy: 10/10
HP: 282/648
Mana: 94/141
Stamina: 175/206
Defense: 5/2382
AR: 85/1522

Fire: 116/76/16
Cold: 89/49/-11
Lightning: 117/77/17
Poison: 93/53/-7

MF: 0 Block: 10
GF: 0 FR/W: 30
FHR: 20 5Fr IAS: 120
FCR: 0



***SKILLS***

Bash: 0/0
Leap: 0/0
Double Swing: 0/0
Stun: 0/0
Double Throw: 0/0
Leap Attack: 0/0
Concentrate: 0/0
Frenzy: 0/0
Whirlwind: 0/0
Berserk: 0/0

Sword Mastery: 0/0
Axe Mastery: 0/0
Mace Mastery: 20/20
Pole Arm Mastery: 0/0
Throwing Mastery: 0/0
Spear Mastery: 0/0
Increased Stamina: 1/1
Iron Skin: 20/20
Increased Speed: 1/1
Natural Resistance: 12/12

Howl: 1/3
Find Potion: 0/0
Taunt: 0/0
Shout: 20/22
Find Item: 0/0
Battle Cry: 0/0
Battle Orders: 20/22
Grim Ward: 0/0
War Cry: 0/0
Battle Command: 1/3

Feral Rage: 0/3 3FPA



***GEAR***

Wolfhowl
Fury Visor
Defense: 348
Durability: 35 of 35
Required Level: 79
Required Strength: 129
Fingerprint: 0xc4add30c
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Warcry Skills (Barbarian Only)
+14 to Minimum Damage
+3 to Feral Rage
+6 to Lycanthropy
+5 to Werewolf
+131% Enhanced Defense
+10 to Strength
+16 to Dexterity
+11 to Vitality
+4 to Life
Level 15 Summon Dire Wolf (18/18 Charges)
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Bone Eye

Bone Eye
Jewel
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0x547ddf92
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+14 to Minimum Damage
+8 to Dexterity
+4 to Life


FenRiR's Griswold's Heart
Ornate Plate
Defense: 945
Durability: 60 of 60
Required Level: 45
Required Strength: 102
Fingerprint: 0x53eb6958
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Defensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)
+27 to Minimum Damage
+17 to Attack Rating
+500 Defense
+20 to Strength
+7 to Mana
Cold Resist +17%
Fire Resist +30%
Requirements -40%
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Sapphire Jewel of Bliss
Socketed: Beast Talisman
Socketed: Garnet Jewel of Bliss

Sapphire Jewel of Bliss
Jewel
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0x4f17270c
Item Level: 58
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+8 to Minimum Damage
Cold Resist +17%

Beast Talisman
Jewel
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0x9a1e3850
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+9 to Minimum Damage
+17 to Attack Rating
+7 to Mana
Fire Resist +20%

Garnet Jewel of Bliss
Jewel
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0xc8f0a8ba
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10 to Minimum Damage
Fire Resist +10%


FenRiR's Wilhelm's Pride
Battle Belt
Defense: 75
Durability: 18 of 18
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 88
Fingerprint: 0x27bc6e41
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Mana stolen per hit
5% Life stolen per hit
+75% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +10%


Steelrend
Ogre Gauntlets
Defense: 260
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Level: 70
Required Strength: 185
Fingerprint: 0xaa5e7aad
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
57% Enhanced Damage
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+189 Defense
+18 to Strength


FenRiR's Gore Rider
War Boots
Defense: 146
Durability: 34 of 34
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 94
Fingerprint: 0x325b75f2
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Run/Walk
15% Chance of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike
10% Chance of Open Wounds
+171% Enhanced Defense
+20 Maximum Stamina
Requirements -25%
+10 Maximum Durability


Angelic Wings
Amulet
Required Level: 12
Fingerprint: 0x1fb54790
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
20% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+3 to Light Radius


Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0xac718bd0
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+235 to Attack Rating
Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
+17 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
Cold Absorb 20%
Cannot Be Frozen


Angelic Halo
Ring
Required Level: 12
Fingerprint: 0xde4cc91f
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life
Replenish Life +6


Griswold's Redemption (MAIN)
Caduceus
One Hand Damage: 118 - 137
Durability: 70 of 70
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 78
Required Dexterity: 56
Fingerprint: 0x941af377
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+120% Increased Attack Speed
219% Enhanced Damage
+350% Damage to Undead
Requirements -20%
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Shael Rune
Socketed: Shael Rune
Socketed: Shael Rune
Socketed: Shael Rune


Head Hunter's Glory (MAIN)
Troll Nest
Defense: 595
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 74 of 74
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 106
Fingerprint: 0xc03182f2
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+29 to Minimum Damage
+430 Defense
+310 Defense vs. Missile
+11 Maximum Stamina
Fire Resist +24%
Poison Resist +31%
+6 Life after each Kill
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Chestnut Jewel of Bliss
Socketed: Ivory Jewel of Bliss
Socketed: Jewel of Bliss

Chestnut Jewel of Bliss
Jewel
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0x517a39a0
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10 to Minimum Damage
+11 Maximum Stamina

Ivory Jewel of Bliss
Jewel
Required Level: 56
Fingerprint: 0xe8fc0f70
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+9 to Minimum Damage
+58 Defense

Jewel of Bliss
Jewel
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0xb1ff4e32
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10 to Minimum Damage



**INVENTORY**

7x Min Damage/Life GCs
Resists SCs (4 FHR)
- 32 All
- 55 Lightning

Horadric Cube
Fingerprint: 0x1adfa8ff
Item Level: 13
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Tome of Town Portal
Fingerprint: 0x36e33337
Item Level: 12
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Key
Fingerprint: 0x253167ae
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+



Mercenary:

Name: Ahsab
Race: Desert Mercenary
Type: Off-Nightmare
Experience: 74569016
Level: 85
Dead?: false

Naked/Gear
Strength: 186/201
Dexterity: 150/150
HP: 1767/1912
Defense: 1302/2134
AR: 1913/1913

Fire: 184/144/84
Cold: 214/174/114
Lightning: 184/144/84
Poison: 184/144/84


Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest
Death Mask
Defense: 124
Durability: 18 of 20
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 55
Fingerprint: 0xf72a9264
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Mana stolen per hit
10% Life stolen per hit
+45 Defense
+60 to Life
+30 to Mana
All Resistances +15


Duriel's Shell
Cuirass
Defense: 708
Durability: 27 of 150
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 65
Fingerprint: 0x6a23718f
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+197% Enhanced Defense
+106 Defense (Based on Character Level)
+15 to Strength
+85 to Life (Based on Character Level)
Cold Resist +30%
All Resistances +20
Cannot Be Frozen
+100 Maximum Durability


The Reaper's Toll
Thresher
Two Hand Damage: 36 - 423
Durability: 58 of 65
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 114
Required Dexterity: 89
Fingerprint: 0xb3f9c620
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
33% Chance to cast level 1 Decrepify on striking
200% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 4 - 44 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (16 Frames)
14% Life stolen per hit
33% Deadly Strike
Requirements -25%

No spectacular items. In fact, it looked like it was made up in a hurry. Because it was, as this build was not part of my planned character stashes.

I had thought of maybe going Fortitude but that only offers around 200 increased avg damage. 4os Monarch may provide more damage, but HHG just had the bells and whistles to tip to its favor. Chance to block remains low so as not to impede performance.

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*Only* 2.5k-2.5k damage. But at 3FPA, devastating. Had to sacrifice deadly strike and crushing blow for AR (since apparently you only hit at 3FPA, whiff at 4FPA).

This kind of Feral Rage really felt like (if not better than) Fury.

To put in context, here's my Fury Wolf

And here's the Barb


As with all other wolf barbs, the build starts at level 79. This time round, respecs made Normal and NM way more tolerable.
Once I had turned Wolf, the game went by so fast. Bosses and packs drop like flies. PIs take a bit longer, just need the merc to trigger Decrep.
Reached Hell Act 5 so fast, even overtaking a Throw Barb build I had started earlier.

Then the game starts to throw a curveball in WSK..

- Multiple Packs of Succubi/Corpses with combined "Cursed, Might, Extra Strong, Extra Fast" mods at the first turn from the WSK 1 Entrance brought me my first death as a Wolf.
- Knowing that Anya bug has been triggered, Game threw in Souls in WSK 2.
- Then, PI Witches in WSK 3 for good measure.
- Throne, there's this guy..
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All that trouble so I can beat up Baal and his waves.
 

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CaseyJones

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Sounds like a fun build!....One I have yet to try ....soo many more builds to try...so little time. Thanks for the write-up and build description :)
 
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Babyhell

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Quite a nice build...Griswold seems to be a really nice set for shifters, hopefully I'll try something like that one day, it must be a lot of fun!
 
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