8 Throw Barb Questions So, I'm vaguely mulling over making a throw barb... Things to keep in mind: 1) This barb would be for fun; I'm not really interested in making the best barb ever here 2) This barb would be 99% PvM 3) This barb would be outfitted with items from my (non-ladder) mules -- no lacerators, no enigma, etc. Questions: 1) Is the damage formula on the arreat summit correct? (Double/Throw damage based on str?) 2) How much mana does a throw barb need? Are they like a whirlwinder, who can get by easily w/ base energy & 1 mana leech item, or more like a lightning fury zon, who needs a small number of points in energy? 3) Weapons: I've got the following sitting on my mules: 80-kabillion x glimmershread (this has to be the most common elite unique in the game) 1x demon arch 1x gargoyle bite 1x cruel winged axe of the wraith (299%/7%) I'm thinking either 2x glimmershreads or glimmershread+cruel winged axe. It looks like dual glimmer will do a ton of elemental damage, but the glimmer + winged axe will be 1/2 a frame faster at every reasonable ias bp & do more physical damage to leech with. 4) How much does ias matter? Obviously it's important; but is this like a bowazon where nothing else matters, or is it worth sacrificing a breakpoint for gear that excells in other ways? 5) Ammy: highlords or cats eye? 6) Armor: I've got the following sitting on my mules: All normal & exceptional armors +2 valor All set armors (Potentially) all runewords using runes pul & down (I'm not willing to spend anything more on this guy right now). I'm kinda lost here... Maybe corpsemourn would be nice for the high def & CE charges? Does CE work well w/ throwers (it seems like it should)? Lionheart might also be nice for the 20% ed & the all resists. Valor has +2 skills, but this guy seems more item than skill dependent... Any ideas here? 7) If I do decide this guy is worth investing into, is an enigma really a signifcant boost over any of the above armors? Stone? CoH? 8) Anybody got any clever thoughts on throw barbs in general?