Last week i decided to give hardcore mode a try…for the first time ever.
It took me around around 7 days to level up and get decently geard to be able to reach GR 78 with the wrath of the wastes build.
Since hardcore mode’s death is permanent i decided to go very defensively, even going as far as to use Unity rings.
However…now at GR 78 i can feel that my damage is suffering.
I tried to emulate the top 5 barbarians from the hardcore seasonal leaderboards, with some more defensive items because my paragon level is only at around 560.
I feel very comfortable using this defensive whirlwind rend build, and i am aming for 900k - 1M health.
The only thing i could think of improving is to:
-farm/craft/gamble the same legendary items only in ancient or primal ancient form
-get the istvan swords (by the way my name is also Istvan…its a hungarian name, it means Steven )
-start with augments (str gems on all items)
Do you think that building it like this will help me reach GR 100?
Here is the recording to my GR 78 run:
And here is my characters link: