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BvC WW Barb Charm Q

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by MyCompSucks, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. MyCompSucks

    MyCompSucks IncGamers Member

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    BvC WW Barb Charm Q

    I don't have the 3/x/x charms as specified in the blobguide, what if I stack psn charms instead (got a lot of these already) and go like 15/15 or so of each?
     
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    Psn sucks. You miss the life&ar + that the damage is PATHETIC. Every half-decent opponent will negate it completely, and even if they dont it still sucks.
     
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    So basically what carrot juice is saying is that you'd be better off just getting some damage or life charms to tide you over until you could get more x/xx/xx charms, hah hah.

    But in the meantime those poison charms are good for pvm. It's just in pvp, the opponent will probably pop an antidote prior to combat to buff his poison resist.

    -Hal
     
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    Heck, even plain 5 life scs are better than poisoncharms. 20 life scs or ar/life scs are your best bet if you cant afford max/ar/lifers.
    Poison is good for getting clueless people cry "psn noob" when it does 1 damage/second, nothing else.

    Time for some carrot-juice...
     
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    hmmm ok, i didn't really notice anyone who did that to my wwsin wiht massive psn damage, so... i think i might throw in 5-10ish just for it and pubbys
     
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    The difference is that wwsins have venom. Unlike poisondamage from charms it's not useless.

    Let me clearify:
    Say you go all-out on poison and have 39x 290:s (290 psn dmg scs over 11 seconds - the most common dupe). Thats 1885 damage over 11 seconds after pvp-penalty. Poisonduration has a 100% penalty in hell so that damage becomes 3770 over 22 seconds. Thats 942.5 dmg with 75% res and 565.5 damage with 85% res (easily attained by antidote prebuf). 565.5 damage over 22 seconds is 25.7 damage per second.

    I dont know exactly how the game rounds this off, but lets say 26 damage/second if you waste your whole inventory with psncharms.

    No matter how you look at it - poison is worthless. The damage added by max-scs alone is much better than this. Then you get the ar&life, i.e. the REAL bonuses. The extra damage is just icing on the cake imo.
     
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    oo, so that's why they're worthless, time to trade for sharp sc of vita
     
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    Poison damage scs are actually very powerful on a ww barb, but only when used in small amounts. Wasting a whole inventory of 290s is easily negated by poison resist and PLR. However, using 3 x 290 in your inventory leaves your opponent with a tough decision. 870 damage over 11 seconds is nothing to laugh at, but it's not really worth switching in poison resist or PLR gear to deal with. 100/20life scs are also an option.

    A lot of people consider using poison scs like this to be BM though.
     
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    Hmpf, only clueless people would get scared of that. With 85% res you're looking at 2 dmg/sec.

    Some people consider stacking res vs foh bm too =)
     
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    You're looking at 12 damage per second with 85% resist, which few characters have, and like I said no one wants to switch in poison resist gear for 3 scs. If they do switch in poison resist gear, chances are they lose more from the gear switch than you did from using 3 X 290 instead of 3 X 32020.
     
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    2 dmg/sec, not 12.

    85% res is easy to get with antidote-prebuf...

    But yes, I guess it can be nice sometimes. All I say is that it wont work vs experienced duelers, but I can imagine it will scare the **** out of others. I prefer keeping my 39x32020 though... life is king =)
     
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    (870/11) x .15 = 11.86

    Is there something I'm missing here?
     
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    i'm pretty much gonna be in pubbys where not many people do the antidote prebuff thing, ok, i was gonna has like 5x 500psn damage scs (i dont have 290s on ladder)
     
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    Pvp-penalty.

    MyCompSucks: 500 psndmg scs? And yeah, since it's hard to get good max/ar/lifers in ladder I guess you could use some poison in pubbies.
     
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    drink some antidoes, all psn cept venom=useless
     
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    Uh oh yea that was dumb of me.

    Since when do players carry antidotes in their belt, and since when isn't it BM to use them?
     
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    I carry antidotes. Couldnt care less if someone whines about it either which never happens, as it carries an invisible boost.
     
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    uhhh whoops, i meant 100psndmg scs, ima go though my chars and see hwo many i have i gott have at leat 5 100 and another 3 50s
     
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    Some poison is actually quite useful for dispatching max block ES sorcs that sit on 1 life for all but the first 20 seconds of the duel.

    But then again so is grief & its ctc venom.
     

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