Playing the lightning barb is actually very amusing. Super strong AOE, CC, and if you play with the the new Call of the Ancients "Together as one" you got 50% DMG migration for 30sec for the really hard pacs. But if you increase your +lightning-dmg you can no longer rely on the damage-count on your character screen. Actually I got +41% lightning (see profile below).
When you are lucky and get a new Thunderfury, I can really recommend to use Weapon throw with the mighty throw rune. It seems to procc Thunderfury nearly 100%.
Thanks for the info on Weapon throw with Thunderfury! I see you have sexy Lightning SOJ in there too. I haven't found ANY items worth using that have lightning damage on them, but I still fly through Torment 2 & 3. I did a few T4 runs, but it was a little slow-going for farming.
if you get all that, it will put you over 100% more lighting damage which should make you do insane damage, i only had around 40% or so in the video, I can get it to 60% but the 2nd weapon i got have no socket
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the video, Thanks for watching.
You would honestly be better off using a nice Odyn Son (+lightning damage), Sunkeeper (+ damage to elites) if you can get one.
Another note on stacking lightning gear: It has ZERO effect on the damage done by Thunderfury. I found one not too long ago, and did massive amounts of testing with gear / skill combos and found the following:
With all high Crit / Str / Crit damage gear, ZERO lightning skill % - Thunderfury crits were around 850k - 1. mil, with 1.4 - 1.6 mil using Wrath
With Lightning stacked gear (around 65% total at the cost of STR and Crit damage) - Crits were 600k - 750k, with 1.1 - 1.3 mil using Wrath
Using Strongarm bracers (+22% damage after knockbacks) and Seismic Slam (Shattered Ground rune) with normal high damage gear - 900k - 1.2 mill, with 1.6 - 1.8 mil using Wrath.
Essentially, the proc is based 100% off your actual weapon damage (Character sheet), so take passives that boost that up (Weapon master, Berserker Rage, Ruthless).
Also, Bloodshed rune on Battle rage WORKS with the crits, so getting super high TF crits will add a lot of AoE damage if you use that rune / skill combo.
I still plan on stacking lightning gear once I get my 4th IK piece (together as one rune for ancients will be the focus on build), but make sure you use pieces with the correct stats to boost all damage so your Thunderfury doesn't suffer.
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