Dream barb equipment

TerminalVertigo

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Dream barb equipment

what equipment you suggest for a dual sword welding bvb pvp character?

some things i am debating between are:

eth andys
or
coa

most likely phase blades for the -30 wep speed, so i was thinking an eth dimentional botd phase, and a silence/beast... phase

eth glads bane
eth tyreals
fortitude

dracs
gores
angelic? or highlords and others?


money is no object, build the best barb possible.

tia
andrew
 

Av3nger

Diabloii.Net Member
a bvb barb that dual wield is a dead bvb barb...
but if you still wanna try, this would be my dream setup:
Coa 'ber'ber'
Grief Phase 400 dmg
Grief Phase 400 dmg
40/15 Verdungo
Perf Sacred armor Forti 215% def 30 all 1.5 life per lvl
perf uppgr 200% gore
60/20 steelrend
Angelics amu and rings

and 40*3/19-20/19-20 sc's

This would be the ultimate if you want to go with dual swords since botd is at best a decent runeword if you compare to grief.

However, the best bvb barb IMO is:
Grief Ba 400/40
50x def uppgr Arreats 6 ll sock with 40 ed/10 min jewel
Storm (40/10 min jewel)
Verdungo 40715
Gore perf uppgr
60/20 steelrend
Angelics set amu and rings
Perf sacred armor fortitude.

and 40*3/19-20/19-20 sc's

Prebuff bo and shout with skills before the duel and use enchant from demon limb if it's allowed.
 

TerminalVertigo

Diabloii.Net Member
after looking at grief, what is the main attribute that make sit so attractive?

it looks good, but im not seeing the benefit of it
 

mcm

Banned
+ Deadly Strike
+ Venom (a not insignificant amount either) along with -ve Enemy Psn Res
- 25% Enemy Def (- 12.5% base enemy def in PVP)

ITD and Prevent Heal are super nice for levelling, or if you run into DC, also.
 

Doll Call

Diabloii.Net Member
and the fact you could put in on a normal class weapon and in many cases yield better results then a elite weapon depending on the roll.
 

TerminalVertigo

Diabloii.Net Member
im thinking of creating a conc frenzy mix, would a botd phase and a ss with two
other weps on switch do the trick? what frenzy weps would u suggest?

im still seeing a botd phase as beating grief all day long.
 

Doll Call

Diabloii.Net Member
TerminalVertigo said:
what equipment you suggest for a dual sword welding bvb pvp character?

some things i am debating between are:

eth andys
or
coa

most likely phase blades for the -30 wep speed, so i was thinking an eth dimentional botd phase, and a silence/beast... phase

eth glads bane
eth tyreals
fortitude

dracs
gores
angelic? or highlords and others?


money is no object, build the best barb possible.

tia
andrew
you're probably going to want:

cham'd arreats
gores
highlords and ravens/angelics
dracul's/steelrends
grief/beast zerkers... make sure you get a 34 ias roll on grief.
storm shield (switch for bvbs)
COA (31 DR, switch for smiters/zealots)
fort probably (tyreal's wont be spawning eth since its indestructible)... altough levi/upped shaft and enigma arent without their charms...
enigma (for a little bvc)

dual wielding sword barbs are the dogs... unless you plan on making dual grief phase frenzy build. but thats pvm and you will get you're **** ruined in a pub by a barb.
 

Doll Call

Diabloii.Net Member
ugh. let me do a little bit of rough math.

phase blade = 31-35 dmg...
eth dim = 19-47 dmg

400% botd phase = 155-175
400% eth botd dim = 95-235
+400 damage grief phase = 431-435
 

TerminalVertigo

Diabloii.Net Member
coupla questions bout what you suggested

why zerkers 0wep speed over phases -30 solely for dmg?
because with conc ill need 45ias to hit 9fps and with zerk ill need 65

and for helm i was thinking ChamBer coa unless theres a specific reason you'd choose arreats

also if i have cbf(cham) in my arreats/coa, i can use angelics stead of ravens and highlords safely?
 

Doll Call

Diabloii.Net Member
TerminalVertigo said:
coupla questions bout what you suggested

why zerkers 0wep speed over phases -30 solely for dmg?
because with conc ill need 45ias to hit 9fps and with zerk ill need 65

and for helm i was thinking ChamBer coa unless theres a specific reason you'd choose arreats

also if i have cbf(cham) in my arreats/coa, i can use angelics stead of ravens and highlords safely?
if you're making a strict conc build i cant really help you... but i'll tell you this:
ww > conc
i conc with my barb all the time and quite frequently i win with my base level conc against barbs who are explicitly concentrate builds (go figure). yes if cham your arreat/coa you'll be able to wear angelics. arreats is a great helm... i only use coa if i'm in a strict melee game... i guess if you plan on deuling bvb only you can wear coa... but its kinda pointless since 99.9248859 of all bvbs wear ss.
the reason i suggest zerkers i because if you want two different weapons to reach the final ww breakpoint that actually deal damage you're looking at zerkers... they only need a puny 34 ias to reach the last bp... so combos like grief/botd grief/beast grief/doom etc are only do-able on zerks.

as for phase blades... you should be able to pick one up for a pul or something.
 

rikstaker

Diabloii.Net Member
mcm said:
+ Deadly Strike
+ Venom (a not insignificant amount either) along with -ve Enemy Psn Res
- 25% Enemy Def (- 12.5% base enemy def in PVP)

ITD and Prevent Heal are super nice for levelling, or if you run into DC, also.
I wouldnt count venom as something useful on grief, not because of the insignificant dmg but since you can either have venom or enchant active at a time.I would rather take 218% ar boost from demonlimb over some psn.

Rik
 

Lunatic

Diabloii.Net Member
rikstaker said:
I wouldnt count venom as something useful on grief, not because of the insignificant dmg but since you can either have venom or enchant active at a time.I would rather take 218% ar boost from demonlimb over some psn.

Rik
Last time I checked you could have both on you. I will do some testing to be sure , but the statscreen does list both the AR and the poison dmg. The statscreen lies on multiple ocasions though.:D

Edit.
I did alittle testing and found out both skill don't cancel eachother out. Here's what I did with testing.

I got my kicker. I unequiped all stuff so I only had my fists to hit. Which did 2-4 dmg. :D I had 334 AR in hell , my chance to hit was 33%. Ofcourse I couldn't kill anything.

After this I put on venom , and I saw monsters health drop + they were turning green. Ofcourse I still had a crappy chance to hit.

Finally , I casted Enchant on myself. My AR went up to around 1000. My chance to hit got to 67%. Which I did notice. And the monsters still turned green and I saw the poison working.

Thus this confirms what I said already. :D Venom and Enchant work perfectly fine next to eachother.
 

rikstaker

Diabloii.Net Member
Lunatic said:
Last time I checked you could have both on you. I will do some testing to be sure , but the statscreen does list both the AR and the poison dmg. The statscreen lies on multiple ocasions though.:D
Ahem ofcourse. :D .Just followed the colors of titans on my zon,after using venom from andy's & enchant from limb,titans was red, even when enchanting first & evenoming second,so I just jumped to conclusion.But now, I checked the dmg & it did increase when I turned both on. :lol:

Sorry for the confusion. :uhhuh:

Rik
 
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