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Frozen WW barb

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by minuses, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. minuses

    minuses IncGamers Member

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    Frozen WW barb

    From what I have heard when a WW barb is frozen his frw using WW slows down but ias does not slow down. Can anybody give me the answer to this? Im sort of think this info is false but it could be true but I cant accuse until I really know.
     
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    Re: Frozen WW barb

    If you're unsure of the source's answer, this scenario is easy to test. Any WW barb without a raven or equivalent can WW into a pack and see if you hit alot of them or just a few.
     
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    Re: Frozen WW barb

    Have you tested frozen ww with your ww sin yourself?


     
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    Re: Frozen WW barb

    Not specifically, but I notice no change when decrepified.
     
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    Re: Frozen WW barb

    It is true. The IAS mechanic behind WW (just subtract WIAS from WSM) is totally different from the common one. As such EIAS, which things like the effect of being chilled, decrepify and slow are, doesn't affect WW attack speed in a negative way. On the negative side this also means that WW attack speed is also not affected by things like Fanaticism, BoS and Frenzy, which also all give EIAS.

    Most would say that being slowed is an advantage for WW in PvM, because you stay in range of targets longer because of the slower movement speed.



     
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    Re: Frozen WW barb

    Thanks for your post stephan. But there is a disadvantage of being slowed. It will take a while for your WW to end and you could possibly die after WW ends due to big crowds. So not really a good idea to go on without cbf on a WW barb. But thank god decrep, holy freeze, and slow does not effect ias on a WW barb.


     
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