barb noob needs to know a thing about oath :)

Ankeli

Diabloii.Net Member
barb noob needs to know a thing about oath :)

re barb forum :)

i recently found a 8% ed 4 sock eth champion sword. would this make a good oath or should i find some other sword? i have close to zero experience with melee builds, have only ever played an IK barb and a fury druid. so walk me through it :) it might be mid lvl pvp or something.
 

dslegends

Diabloii.Net Member
Ankeli said:
re barb forum :)

i recently found a 8% ed 4 sock eth champion sword. would this make a good oath or should i find some other sword? i have close to zero experience with melee builds, have only ever played an IK barb and a fury druid. so walk me through it :) it might be mid lvl pvp or something.





I made an oath out of a champions sword it wasnt as great as the one i made out of a balrog sword so if you want to make an oath make it out of a eth Balrog sword then it will be godly--LG
 

xpumafangx

Diabloii.Net Member
most of the 2 handed sword have a avarge 1 handed damage of eather 40's some thing or 30's some things.

Ya you want the higher damage weapons but a good note for your champion sword is that it has the lowest amount of stats needed for str and second to the lowest amount of dex needed too.
 

batuchka

Diabloii.Net Member
Also depends on what combat skill you are using to dish out damage with :p WW - Balrog/Highland sweet. Concentrate/Beserk/bash/etc : Champion fastest so least ias needed to hit 9FPA so you could use less ias gear and more damaging stuff :D Oh and the 2-h dmg range in champion swords is kindda sweet too hehe
 

combatman

Diabloii.Net Member
Did u consider an option to use axes?, i am using an ettin oath and works nice:)

About swords; champion has good avarage dmg, speed and low stats req.
Bb need 17x strent, i would not use it anyway for a character that is over lvl 65. Until lvl 65 oath highland blade rox.
 

sorcyone

Banned
Champion sword is a poor choice for Oath. The damage is way too low even with 8 ed. Try to trade for an eth BB. For dual wield axes are far superior because of the low dex req.
From my WW MF Barb guide from in order from best to worst :
Code:
WEAPON          DAMAGE  ETH DAM SOCKS   RANGE   LEV     STR     DEX     NOTE
Berserker Axe   47.5    71      6       3       64      128     49
Colossus Sword  48      72      5       3       60      172     85
Balrog Blade    45      67      4       3       53      175     77      Easily bought
Ettin Axe       49.5    74      5       2       52      135     35      Wins both the dex req and damage awards
Small Crescent  49      73.5    4       2       45      105     73
Colossus Blade  45      67      6       3       63      179     100
Scourge         41.5    62      5       3       57      115     67      +50% Damage to Undead
Highland Blade  42      63      4       3       49      161     94
Champion Sword  39      58.5    4       3       57      153     93
Cryptic Sword   41      61      4       2       61      89      99
War Spike       39      58.5    6       2       59      123     44
Conquest Sword  45      67      4       1       58      132     102
 
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