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    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?

  • The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries.

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