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Barbs using 2H'ers

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Patch Bug Reports & Suggestions' started by Calizzar, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. Calizzar

    Calizzar IncGamers Member

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    Barbs using 2H'ers

    I think Blizzard should allow in the next patch for barbs to take other two handed weapon, not just swords, and use it one handed with either another weapon or a shield.

    A barb should be able to wield a maul in one hand a shield in another. That would be sweet.
     
  2. WarlockCC

    WarlockCC Diablo Classic Moderator

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    Barbs can already do that, it's called a warhammer(in relation to your maul example)
    In fact, warhammers(and their exceptional and elite kin) do considerably more damage then mauls if you could hold a maul with 1 hand. (Check the swords, you get far less damage from them when they are used 1-handed)
    Even if they took their time to implement all the graphical changes, I don't see how this would be an advantage. easier to store more maul type weapons ?
    Or perhaps you would wish to hold spear class weapons, with their range 5, in 1 hand.
     
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    I had the idea once, and not just for barbs: Make two separate requirements, one for two handed use, one for one hand use. The one hand use would require 50% more strength then two handed use (Try picking up a 50kg weight with two hands, and then with one hand) So a thunder maul, which has a two handed requirement of 253 strength, would then have a requirement of [253*1,5=380] strength. This should be available for any class, and then barbs should have lower requirements for one hand wielding. Same aplies to dexterity. Maybe 50% isn't the best balanced number, but something like that, symbolizing the strenght and agility needed to succesfully wield a heavy weapon in one hand.
     
  4. Niortimus Dryskol

    Niortimus Dryskol IncGamers Member

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    What I think they should do for 2H weapons is make a new item that goes in the empty slot. It would give a small % chance to block, say a range from 5-25% chance. It would NOT work with bows/Xbows, as the second slot is used by arrows/bolts. I realize that with Magic Arrows you don't need arrows/bolts, but it is purely disabled for bows imo. How to obtain this item? A new World Event, against a new monster, I'm thinking something with slightly less life than the ubers, but immune to curses, and having the PvP nerfs done to lessen the impacts of some things. A few other things would be beneficial of course, but this is just a tiny idea to revitalize 2H weapons.
     
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    I love the idea of making atleast maul able to be wielded in one hand. It would make Immortal Kings set loads more usefull for ww barbs.
     
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    It would make sense that they would let you use two swords along with a light or medium-weight shield.

    It would be like a barbarian wearing a buckler or heater on his forearm while weilding one sword in each hand. This way you can dual attack and keep a small chance to block. If they simply stack the str requirement, it would be possible to do this.
     
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    Or you could have a skill which allows him to wield 2 Twohanded-only weapons.
     

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