elite ribcracker for polar bear

phool

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elite ribcracker for polar bear

I'm making an SP polar bear type druid (cyclone armour, whirlwind, maul) and got a ribcracker. If I made this elite, (req. lvl 57), how long into the game would I be able to use this (i.e. kill things very quickly and not die all that much)?
 

Chimaira

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Polar bear=Cool name:)

I'd say an upgraded Ribcracker is an end-game weapon...It has huge damage, is reasonably fast (remember to socket Shael rune) and very good other mods (Defence, & Hit Recovery, load of Crushing Blow:)). It's actually a very awesome weapon! Even the best runewords will be hard pressed to beat this stick!
 

Beowulf

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It is most definatly an endgame weapon. An etheral one with zod and the right amount of ias on your gear turns your bear into one hell of a killer. One question though....you say whirlwind, that is a barb skill..?!?
 

Phil

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not to hijack the thread but if anyone on useast ladder or non has an upped one that i could just see, i would be much obliged.


thanks
phil
 

buttershug

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Beowulf said:
It is most definatly an endgame weapon. An etheral one with zod and the right amount of ias on your gear turns your bear into one hell of a killer. One question though....you say whirlwind, that is a barb skill..?!?
Would a non eth one with an Ohm, essentially be the same?
Well other than being cheaper and having to repair it.
 

Chimaira

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buttershug said:
Would a non eth one with an Ohm, essentially be the same?
No...An ethereal one would do insane damage because Ribcracker can get up to 300% enhanced damage...This combined with the much improved base damage of an ethereal Stalagmite:). A non-eth Ribcracker would be much better of with a Shael rune because then it will go from 9/6 Fury to 8/5 which is quite a considerable speed difference. More than enough to make up for the 50% enhanced damage from Ohm...not to mention a lot cheaper.
 

batuchka

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Hey those palabears (pally using Beast r/w to turn into bear) has some nasty defence with defiance, etc and their block rates are sweet - i think Zero-unit has a guide on palabears/wolfbarbs. Hmm according to Arreat Summit a quaterstaff has base weapon speed of 0 while a stalagmite has 10 - is this true or an error?
 

Grobyc

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batuchka said:
Hmm according to Arreat Summit a quaterstaff has base weapon speed of 0 while a stalagmite has 10 - is this true or an error?
Seems like it is true since D2data says the same thing.
 

Chimaira

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bluedragoon said:
10 less ias, but loaaaaaads of more dmg. If u really mind 10 less ias dont up it :), and miss out on like 300 dmg ?
Not that annoying ;)

If Ribcracker didn't change base weapon speed when upgraded it would be a natural 9/5 Fury...which means you didn't have to Shael it, which you pretty much have to now.
 

bluedragoon

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well i just found one( 291 % ed thank u very much diablo gods) and i think of making some character with it. Will u hear the sound that the staff makes when u hit somebody if u are in werebear/wolf form ? cuz the sound is just amazing, ur just slapping people with a stick and killing em like mad :).

ps: maybe a paladin with holy freeze and no holy shield ?

sorry for the hijack :p
 

Chimaira

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I'm pretty sure you still hear the "whacking" sound when in wereform...

A Holy Freeze paladin would be a waste of a good Ribcracker in my opinion...much better to get a nice fast 1-handed weapon + good shield. Zeal is capped a 5 frames with 2-handed weapons...I think, so 1-handed is the way to go. Ribcracker was made for druids:)
 

bluedragoon

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Lazy_BerZerker said:
I don't think you can zeal in wereform. :p If you were talking about a weretemplar?
no i was thinking just holy freeze, but fury would be the best i think. I also have an oath 2hander(feral axe) with 700 max dmg, isnt that better then an upped cracker ?(lol cracker, omfg lmao rofl)
 

GlennDanzig220

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bluedragoon said:
well i just found one( 291 % ed thank u very much diablo gods) and i think of making some character with it. Will u hear the sound that the staff makes when u hit somebody if u are in werebear/wolf form ? cuz the sound is just amazing, ur just slapping people with a stick and killing em like mad :).

ps: maybe a paladin with holy freeze and no holy shield ?

sorry for the hijack :p

Yes, the THWACKthwackthwackthwackthwack sound of Ribcracker Fury is most satisfying, indeed!
 
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