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Help with my Barbarian build?

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by Esta, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Esta

    Esta Diabloii.Net Member

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    Help with my Barbarian build?

    I recently made a WW Barbarian (level 44 now), and I must say I'm disappointed. I KNOW it's not the build, it's just me. Would you guys mind helping me find the mistake?

    My stats are as follows:

    Str: 100
    Dex: 50 (way too much?)
    Vit: 145 (I think this is too low...I die fairly easily at the moment)
    Energy: Base

    My equipment:
    Duel wielding axes, Butcher's Pupil and a crappy axe (looking for another Butcher's Pupil... if you have one for trade feel free to PM me)
    71 def bone helm with some life, lightning resist, and energy attached
    Rockfleece Field Plate
    Angelic Halo Ring
    +76 AR and 19 energy ring
    +1 barb skills and +80 life amulet
    String of Ears Demonhide Sash
    Goblin Toe Light Plated Boots

    Skills: (not including amulet bonus)
    Warcries: 1 in howl, 1 in shout, and 1 in battle orders
    Combat masteries: maxed axe mastery & 6 in iron skin
    Combat skills: 1 in Bash, 1 in stun, 1 in concentrate, 1 in leap, 1 in leap attack, and 15 in WW

    That's it...any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance :)

    Additional notes: Just started Act 2 NM. I feel like I rarely hit with my attacks
     
  2. minuses

    minuses Diabloii.Net Member

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    Re: Help with my Barbarian build?

    Cool im working on a WW barb too. And yes im using dual axes too. I actually rolled a perfect passion naga like 3 days ago for a starter axe. But im aiming for 40 ias war axes/naga/zerk and I can up whenever I can. You need at least 34 ias on each zerk to max out WW ias. Make sure the axe has decent damage too to get you through environments.
     
  3. Obdob

    Obdob Diabloii.Net Member

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    Re: Help with my Barbarian build?

    You're going to want to max BO now. Being lvl 44 in nm a2 will make it hard for any melee class to hit something.
    Replace that AR/energy ring with a mana leech ring, and if you can, get Angelic Wings instead of that amulet. Look for a barbarian helm, or craft a blood helm. a Strength axe would do you good too for now (Amn + Tir). You could also try crafting a blood axe.
    50 dex is not way too much at all. If you can't hit anything, then put points in it. BO will cover your hp just fine.
    You may want to backtrack to normal and get some more Baal runs in. A few levels will definitely help you hit stuff.

    Read up on some WW guides if you decide to respec.
     
  4. mephiztophelez

    mephiztophelez Diabloii.Net Member

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    Re: Help with my Barbarian build?

    err, the angelic ring is useless without the angelic amulet to go with it.

    you'll need better weapons in the near future too.

    get the ammy and you'll find you hit a lot more often (you get a stonking great AR boost from teh ring/ammy combo)
     
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    Re: Help with my Barbarian build?

    ww barbs have low ed from skills - so other sources of ed have very high marginal utility. so might merc, laying of hands, high strength all help a lot. Also great is peace armor, and very freakin cheap too. as well as other standard damage oriented items - guillaume,highlord,gores
     
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    Aaron Eh Diabloii.Net Member

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    Re: Help with my Barbarian build?

    I agree with Mephiztophelez, all my WW barbs have used the Angelic Ring / Amulet from level 12 on I consider it mandatory. Two Butcher's pupil will take you late into Nightmare, plus no repairs. Each with a Sheal would be ideal, but softcore guys have fewer socket quests to work with :p
     
  7. minuses

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    Re: Help with my Barbarian build?

    One thing about it is dont waste a socket quest for such a horrible item.


     
  8. Aaron Eh

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    Re: Help with my Barbarian build?

    The Butcher's Pupil is an awesome mid game weapon in my book. Granted, I've never burned a socket quest on one - but it was my lame jab at softcore play.
     

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