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Andvantage of 2 weapons on a WW barb?

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by WeeManHater, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. WeeManHater

    WeeManHater Diabloii.Net Member

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    Andvantage of 2 weapons on a WW barb?

    I wanted to know whether there is and advantage of using 2 weapons on a whirlwind barb or should you use just one weapon and a shield because of no advantage of 2 weapons?



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  2. Paulsummoner

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    Use 1 weapon and shield in PVP, use stormshiel with 75% block, so, you understand advantage now? let's see of 10 hits your oponnent will hit you, will get only 2,5, while you will get all 10 if you don't have shield, all this assuming defence is 0, plus your defence with shield is also better, so you will get hit 2 times while your enemy around 6 times, if he doesn't use shield so, shield is always an advantage in PVP game, that's my little short, stupid prediction

    Thank you.
     
  3. WeeManHater

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    If you dont use the shield wouldn't you get double the amount of hits in the same amount of time while using a shield? This would equal a quicker kill in PvP right? Granted a high def is good but Killing the opposition is first priority right?


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  4. MonsterSlayer

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    You hit more times with two weapons... actually about double as much

    You won't need a shield versus a caster so there it'd be better with two weaps meanwhile versus a barb you would need a shield since you can block his attacks. You could of course drop shield, and go all vita, and then only go versus casters.
     
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    That's what I wanted to say, shield is good versus smiters, barbs and other melee guys, without shield you will not be able to fight melee chars like barbs
     
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    shield is only necessary vs. other barbs
     
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    So yeah, the general rule is:

    1h/shield in melee

    1h/1h against casters.

    -Hal
     
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    2-hand weapon (depends on gear you plan to use) will lack in physical damage reduction, resistence, and block, but it will have very high damage. 2-hand ww barb wont be good vs other w/s melee classes, but maybe against casters. dual wielding weapons is better than 2hand
     
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    Only time I EVER use a shield is vs barbs.
     
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    and Zealots right
     
  11. dys0r

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    You only need a shield against another barb. I've never had to use a shield vs a pally with my pure BvC barb. Ever. Although he loses quite frequently to barbs... bleh.

    - Terry
     
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    No.







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    A shield i good vs barbs and bow zons. Meele chars other than barb can be taken care of without shield. Vs smiters - smite can`t be blocked.
     
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    Only versus other ww barbs I'd say, since that's the only type of melee char that can hit you... right? :)
     
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    Haven't lost to a single bowzon yet. I am NL, so no fort/faith here though. I duelled WF+ed/ias, botd+ed/ias, rare mat+ed/ias and I went 5/0 4/1 and 3/2 (i screwed that one up, accidently did a leap when i wanted to tele :p). The only chars that killed me a lot so far were:
    -all the other wwbarbs...
    -two javazons who used that hack where they shoot CS from miles away.. Until I got my tgod ^_^
    -a couple of good hammerdins. I seriously need to readjust my strat against them :/

    HoD
     
  16. Taz

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    I`m on nl too, and i usually win most of the duels with bowzons, but with only 8%pdr it lives little room to mistake. These duels are the fastest to reach a conclusion.
     
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    :teeth:

    berber coa 14% +8%+8%=30
    40/15 dungo =45
    +% from enigma= 50%

    Bowzons are too easy with that setup. But it was pubs, so I wasn't wearing my coa but my arreats, giving me 15+8.

    HoD
     
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    Try using Grief and instead of Beast use Doom and whirl backwards when attacked by smiters and watch them turn blue, slow, die and whine "nooblarrrrrzzzzzhexorrr using holy freeze", :)
     
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    Shield vs other barbs only...if it helps stack weight to the argument.:yawn:

    Rik
     
  20. Werx

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    Does rik look kinda sexy today or is it just me?...
    Please note that I said "kinda".
     

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