a WW barb dealing with Iron Maiden

freefree

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a WW barb dealing with Iron Maiden

After getting to the chaos sanctuary, the quickest I ever have with any character. I notice I keep killing myself after clearing half the sanctuary, so I'm wondering would bezerk be good enough, with only 1 point, to deal with IM all the way through hell. Or should I say screw it to WW and just make a zerker?

I just reached lvl 30 so i havn't spent any points, but I've been going with mace mastery and don't know if maces are good for beserk?
 

nex

Diabloii.Net Member
freefree said:
I notice I keep killing myself after clearing half the sanctuary, so I'm wondering would bezerk be good enough, with only 1 point, to deal with IM all the way through hell. Or should I say screw it to WW and just make a zerker?
lvl 1 zerk is enough for IM and PIs. You don't need more points in it unless you are making pure zerker.
 

freefree

Diabloii.Net Member
Well my goal was to use the full IK set, with a WW build. But after getting my own butt kicked by myself I'm questioning if it would be better to go with a zerker build.

Does Beserked or even WW use Life leech or mana leech, I always thought those mods only counted with physical damage so beserk qouldn't work with them but WW would??
 

Spankeh

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Berserk is such a crap skill in hell lvls since,

1) You get smashed by everything around you with 0 defence so quickly
2) You cant leech the life lost that you are loosing so quickly (see above)
3) Too slow
4) Cant kill magic immunes (which amongst others, are those reviver dudes that keep reviving OB Knights) Catch 22 situation
5) Probably more stuff
 

Halciet

Diabloii.Net Member
Yep. Whirlwind is the best all-around build we have, and the only one that really works well with the IK set, since the maul is so slow with berserk/conc/bash/stun. Every barb needs one point of berserk, just to handle PIs.

-Hal
 

frish

Diabloii.Net Member
Spankeh said:
1) You get smashed by everything around you with 0 defence so quickly
for safety put one point in war cry... problem solved for most situations...
 

Murderya

Banned
The only time you will ever run into IM is in the Chaos Sanctuary and occasionally in the Throne of Destruction. Beserker is great for PI's...

If you're really having trouble with PI's try the following:

Baranar's Star
Devil Star
One-Hand Damage: 129 to 159
Durability: 172 of 172
Required Dexterity: 44
Required Strength: 153
Required Level: 65
Mace Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0x10d05856
+15 to Strength
+15 to Dexterity
+200% Enhanced Damage
Adds 1-200 fire damage
Adds 1-200 lightning damage
Adds 1-200 cold damage over 6 seconds
+100 Maximum Durability

Tiamat's Rebuke
Dragon Shield
Defense: 199
Chance to Block: 38%
Durability: 116 of 116
Required Strength: 91
Required Level: 38
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0x9d724428
+194% Enhanced Defense
All Resistances +26
Adds 35-95 fire damage
Adds 1-120 lightning damage
Adds 27-53 cold damage over 6 seconds
+40 Maximum Durability
5% Chance to cast Level 7 Nova when struck
3% Chance to cast Level 6 Hydra when struck
 
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