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Best barb for solo runs (chaos etc)

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by nandorp, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. nandorp

    nandorp IncGamers Member

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    Best barb for solo runs (chaos etc)

    I came back to play days ago so i want to know what kind of barb can do runs alone like chaos, some parts of act5, os even baal run.

    It's possible? of course with some MF. If yes, what kind of spec should i follow? wow? frenzy ? berserck ?

    If u all could say me exactly the build would help me alot. and help with gear ( more important weap, weap and shield ?) Brief or Botd ? ppl says Grief is better.. so 1 or 2x ? grief/shield? I know its depends os build so just help me, i want to kill fast with some MF itens on me.

    Its important to get 75% block for pvm? i read somewhere thats not, but who knows.. i need help hehe.
     
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    Re: Best barb for solo runs (chaos etc)

    The 2 best options would be either a frenzy build or WW (Whirlwind Barb) build. They both carry the key elements that make barbs so survivable, it's more a matter of taste. WW barbs have the reputation of being the highest damage output, But they don't' survive the ubers as easily as a frenzy barb. But they are king damage dealers everywhere else in the game. Keep in mind that with respecs, it's not a necessity to choose 1 playstyle permanently. I leveled my barb WW, and gathered most his gear as WW, and respecced to frenzy for the ubers.

    Whichever one you choose will work, read the sticky at the top of this forum for build guides, there are some excellent guides for both WW and frenzy builds. Remember that the gear lists they put out are High level end game wish lists, not survival necessities. Both playstyles can survive fine through end gamewithout super elite runewords and uniques. But the basic elements (such as high defense, life leech, mana leech, high physical damage, etc.) are requirements. But there's plenty of gear options to obtain those mods.everything from cheap runewords, to lower level uniqes to rares, etc.

    Given that though, Bars are a gear dependent class, no matter which way you go. So gathering gear as you go is a necessity. If your playing Bnet, one of the easiest ways to get gear is to collect gems along the way and cube them to perfects. Pgems are teh standard currency on the trade forums here, and you'd be amazed at the decent gear you can get for a few Pgems. My barbs first end game WW weapon was a Windhammer. Excellent end game weapon, and I got it for 4 pgems iirc. socket it with a shael rune for extra speed and you really don't need much else in the way of weapons.

    It's stuff like that that makes a difference. You can MF on your own, but I found at first that it's simply easier to get gems and trade for gear. If you playing single player instead, it's a bit tougher, but doable. it just takes time to MF gear. There is some trading done on the single player forums, but they have strict rules, so i suggest you read up on the first before engaging in trade single player. But its again your best option for gear early on.

    And no, max block (or even a shield) is not required for PvM. I lvel most my barbs without a shield, and they do fine. the rare case where you need higher block is uncommon, but you can carry a shield just in case (like when you need to use beserk on physical immune mobs). But overall it's not needed.
     
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    Re: Best barb for solo runs (chaos etc)

    Thanks for info.
    Im playing on Bnet ladder, and planing to make a WW barb, witch are the best weapon for this kind of build ?
     
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    Re: Best barb for solo runs (chaos etc)

    I think there's no best weapon. There are best weapons :)

    BOTD, Grief, Beast, Doom and Oath are the best. Sorry if I forgot someone...

    And you can kill pretty good in all acts on hell with 2 butchers pupil. At least I do it :D
     
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    Re: Best barb for solo runs (chaos etc)

    Vic hit it the nail on the head. BP rocks, especially if you can upgrade them
     

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