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Best BOTD melee build besides Zealadin.

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by IliketoNARR, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. IliketoNARR

    IliketoNARR IncGamers Member

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    Best BOTD melee build besides Zealadin.

    Hi. I was wondering what you guys thought was the best build if you had the runes for a BOTD. Everyone out there of course is looking for an ethereal Berserker axe for a Zealadin, but I already have a decent Zealadin and was wondering what other good combinations work for a two hand weapon. So far my ideas have been:
    Ethereal Thunder Maul for a Chargedin
    Ethereal Ogre Maul for a Werewolf Fury Druid
    Ethereal Thunder Maul for Zealadin (Does Zeal work with 2-hand weapons?)
    Ethereal Thunder Maul for Berserker Barb (Does lifeleech work with this?)
    Ethereal Colossus Blade for Frenzy Barb w/ some other cool weapon switch (Beast or Gf possibly)

    Ultimately, I'd like to have a two hand weapon but I'm willing to compromise for a cooler build. I haven't heard much but the BOTD Crusader Bow, but I dunno about that. What do you guys think?
     
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    Titan polearm eth botd ww barb is another option.
     
  3. FattyMcGee

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    yea, and surprisingly enough, an eth botd warpike does the most total ww damage, even though it hits one time less than the polearms that get to the last ww bp.

    so go warpike if you choose that route.

    BTW, you didn't specify pvm or pvp, so.... I'm assuming pvp. If it's pvm, then you don't even need a BotD to easily beat the game, so make it in whatever you want.



    The best weapon for a 1h/shield barb is definitely a zerker axe. Colossus blade is best for "all around" (being able to switch between 1h and 2h), and warpike is best for 2h only (yes, way better than Tmaul). So depending on who you're attacking, or what you want to do with the barb, pick one of those 3 choices.



    If you don't want to do a barb, then your next best bet would be a botd eth thunder maul chargedin. Your damage can exceed 20k, and you'll run around giving everyone 1hit kills... it'll be great :)


    --fatty
     
  4. Æ’enris

    Æ’enris Banned

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    WW > Zealot btw.
     
  5. IliketoNARR

    IliketoNARR IncGamers Member

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    Now why is warpike better than Tmaul? I believe you but Tmaul does more base damage doesn't it. Is it the range? And are you only talking about WW or about all Barb skills?
     
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    Range 3 vs Range 5 for about 15 more max dmg on the weapon.
     

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