A fun and argument-filled ranking of the Barbarian’s Top Ten skills. Plus “Firebug” wizards take over the rankings, Jay Wilson leaves Blizzard, and the Warcraft movie debuts. Featuring Cpt. Goldfish, Aahz, and Flux.
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Diablo 3 Podcast #208: Top Ten Barbarian Skills 0:30 — Intro and format of the “Top Ten class” skills conversation. 3:30 — Wizard Firebird “Firebug” Set bug not getting fixed and class imbalance. 17:00 — Jay Wilson leaves Blizzard. Six years too late? Exit reactions and JW memories… 25:00 — Warcraft Movie! Complete disinterest from both guests gives controversy-seeking Flux a sad. 32:30 — Barbarian and top ten skills discussion begins. #10: Earthquake! 37:00 — Frenzy! Aahz finds some rare agreement in skill opinions. But all the other Primary skills are boring melee attacks? 42:00 — Threatening Shout: Grim Harvest. 47:40 — Ancient Spear? Cool in the days of PvP, and now Boulder Tossing for laughs. 50:30 — Leap. Everyone loves Death from Above. 51:50 — Wrath of the Berzerker. Good or Bad? Either useless or too powerful, varying from each patch. 57:00 — Whirlwind. Fun even when not effective. Better skill design in D2 when attack speed and weapon range factored in. 59:00 — Hammer of the Ancients. Hulk smash! Opinions differ. 1:01:30 — Aahz’s #1 Barb skill: Furious Charge! 1:02:50 — Captain Goldfish’s #1 Barb skill: Rend! (Flux’s sigh of dismay ensues.) 1:06:00 — Sprint, one of the best-designed Barb skills? 1:09:00 — Call of the Ancients; appropriate in lore for Barb to have powerful minions? 1:11:00 — Barbarian Passives. Most of them are still vastly better than almost every other class’ passives. JW’s legacy? 1:17:30 — The rise of ZDPS and support Barbs. Inappropriate for the class archetype?
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