Untitled Frenzy Build v2
Quill, Lion, Empty Throne, Raven, Spider, Owl, Eel, Lizard
Bard's Harp, Harvestman's Scythe, Solemn Watcher, Ulo, the Keeper of the Water
Korvaak, the Eldritch Sun, Attack Seru, the Mirage, Ishtak, the Spring Maiden, Tree of Life
Weapons: At least one Fury runeword axe is HIGHLY recommended. Azurewrath, Breath of the Dying, a few other things are also good.
Chest: Chains of Honor runeword
Helmet: Andariel's Visage ideally, but Harlequin Crest also works
Shoulders: Any nemesis shoulders with good stats, not super important
Pants: Also not super important but I'm using Mythical Leggings of Arcane Currents for defense and damage
Gloves: Laying of Hands
Boots: Gore Rider is still BiS because of crushing blow and level requirement, but other boots are okay if you don't have them.
Belt: Arachnid Mesh
Amulet: Mara's Kaleidoscope
Rings: SoJ/BK rings x2
Medal: Any Anni, the dream is a +3 to Frenzy Barb Anni
Relic: Titan's Trinket with WW is ideal, but any Barb/Sorc Hellfire also works
For Andariel's and LoH, the attack speed roll is what matters, everything else is kind of secondary.
Components / Augments
Elemental facets in all jewelry, Gul/Zod/Shael runes (in that order of preference) in weapons/head/chest.
Consecrated wrappings in gloves for more attack speed.
Sacred plating in shoulders for armor absorption/health.
Mark of Mogdrogen in boots for health/speed.
Everything else is personal preference but I used bladed plating for health/OA.
Augs aren't super important, just focus on elemental damage and whatever resists you need.
I'm using a defensive templar merc but I feel like any templar would be fine.
Attack Seru is everything but the proc
Scales - first 2 points
Obelisk of Menhir - first point and defense point
Yellow Crossroads is needed for points
1 point left over, I put it in Rhowan's Crown but you can do whatever
1 Point Wonders:
Weapon masteries for your weapon types
Frozen Armor (without Titan's Trinket), Shiver Armor, Chilling Armor
Static Field (optional)
Get Battle Command to level 28 so using it puts you to 30 for the extra skill point.
Whirlwind as a dump skill if you don't have a Titan's Trinket, Shout/Frozen Armor if you do.
Stat distribution: Put enough points in strength to equip gear then the rest in intelligence. (This is actually fairly important or you'll have mana sustain issues.)
Play style is pretty simple - Whirlwind for packs and Frenzy for single target. Use Pathology and Taunt on bosses.
Pros/cons from previous version of the guide:
- 4M+ sheet dps (with frenzy buffs) depending on how you build your character out, more than enough to annihilate anything in the game up to and including Pandemonium ubers
- 50+% damage absorption and high defense
- Be a speedy boi and yell at everything
- Because you're part sorc leveling is really easy
- 5k OA, 100+% RR from Pathology
- Not too terribly hard to gear, scales rather well
- Life on hit basically means you can't die unless you're not attacking
- Largely a one-button build, if you're into that sort of thing
- Tons of buffs you have to cast so if an arcane mob nullifies you = RIP
- Largely a one-button build, if you're not into that sort of thing
Leveling Guide (If Applicable)
I'd highly recommend leveling as Charged Bolt/Blizz until around level 50 or so. In my opinion you shouldn't switch to Frenzy until you can max it out and have about 6-7 points to put in each of the sorc masteries.