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Does Spirit of Barbs stack with Thorns?

Discussion in 'Druid' started by Oakenshaft, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. Oakenshaft

    Oakenshaft IncGamers Member

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    Does Spirit of Barbs stack with Thorns?

    Searching the forum turned up nothing. Help appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Oakenshaft
     
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    ReallFugitive IncGamers Member

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    Simply put, No.
     
  3. Oakenshaft

    Oakenshaft IncGamers Member

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    Bugger. Thanks.

    Oakenshaft
     
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    proudfoot IncGamers Member

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    No? I thought it did.

    Oh well, I'm probably wrong.
     
  5. psuedoenviro

    psuedoenviro IncGamers Member

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    why would Bramble give you thorns aura and SoB if they dont stack?
     
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    Pent IncGamers Member

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    Well blizzard programmers have been known to make totally useless items (steelshade)
    so, I don't doubt it.
     
  7. Oakenshaft

    Oakenshaft IncGamers Member

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    Thanks to all who answered - looks like the only way to find out is to try it. So it goes.

    Oakenshaft
     
  8. mepersoner

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    Yes it does.
     
  9. ReallFugitive

    ReallFugitive IncGamers Member

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    Are you sure? Because I'd say that the higher level damage return overwrites the other..ie. Thorns/maiden/iron golem unless it has changed in .10 its still the way it was in .09.
     
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    mepersoner IncGamers Member

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    It worked the same way in 1.09. As far as I know iron golem/maiden wasn't suggested because iron golem/amp was far more effective due to it doubling the thorns damage.

    Unless I was just wrong the whole time, which is possible. :p
     
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    Krazy_Solo IncGamers Member

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    In 1.09 they did stack... Thorns, Spirit of the Barbs, and Iron Maiden combine was an instant death for any melee dueler...
     
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    Kirsty The Order of Dii Guild Member

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    poisonmancer + bramble is very interesting to play as at the moment. Lower resistance+poison nova is an option against ranged characters, whereas iron maiden (+thorns +spirit of barbs) is interesting against melee characters.
     
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    ReallFugitive IncGamers Member

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    So can anyone tell me for sure if it stacks or what? I don't even know now since I have heard all these stories considering back in 09 everyone said no it doesn't stack. Now all the sudden it does? Something isnt right and I don't think it stacks someone has to help figure this mess out.
     
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    Who said it didn't stack in 1.09? It did stack. I never actually tested it number for number myself, but by casual observation and what I remember reading it stacked. :)
     
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    perhaps someone can finally *gasp* make iron maiden/iron golem/spirit of the barbs/throns viable for PVM :eek: :eek: :eek:
    just think, running around with high life meat shields with a thorns aura, spirit of the barbs aura, and iron maiden :eek:
     
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    alainpp66 IncGamers Member

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    It did stack. It does Stack.

    Amp will still be more beneficial than IM in most situations. It would just take too high of a level for IM to surpass it's damage boost.

    Thorns + Amp + Oak had been done in 1.09... In 1.10, If ladder ever ended, I'd construct my new Artydruid(Ash's words, not mine) with SoB. Amp and Thorns wouldn't change though. Would just be Bramble on a Barb Merc.
     
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    Kirsty The Order of Dii Guild Member

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    True, amplify damage is maybe better to stack with spirit of barbs and thorns, but if you go for a type of mojomancer (though with poison as alternative damage) you can get a lot of damage out of the iron maiden :)
     
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    Lets say you have bramble armor AND have a thorns Act 2 merc. Would all 3 stack? Or would the higher level thorns aura be the one used?

    BTW, can someone tell me which act 2 NM merc has thorns?

    Thanks,
    Keaka

    *Cornelius26 W/SC/L
     
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    Higher level thorns would be the one used.

    Umm... I don't remember. :)
     
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    Combat merc from act2 nm has thorns
     

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