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How can I increase my AR...?

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by x400, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. x400

    x400 Banned

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    How can I increase my AR... (details inside)?(maybe the question was asked before...)

    Well, as u see, I'm new to the forum, but not new to the game. I've been playing D2X for a while, but I still don't know all the things I want to know.

    I have a Barb: an Iron Skin with ww as main skill first purpose is PvP... I chose ww cause I find concentrate a little bit dull.
    @ lvl 82 patriarch with all quests done:
    - max axe mastery
    - max bo
    - max shout
    - max ww
    - some pts in iron skin, nat res, incresed speed and the prereqs...
    - 1 point in conc

    Gear:
    - Arreat with cham 174%ed
    - SS with um
    - Stone Armor archon plate 185x def
    - Dracul's 14str
    - Verdungo's 36/14
    - Gore riders
    - 1 angelic amu, 2 angelic rings
    - anni 1/11/11/6
    - 2 War Cry swords on switch
    - Beast Berserker Axe (31 str, 262%ed) or Razor's Edge sock Gul
    - stash full of small life charms of vita
    - 2 GC combat, 2 Gc war cry

    Stats and...:
    - 217 str (didn't plan to get a Beast at the begining)
    - 75% block
    - rest in vit -> 4450 life @my lvl
    - 16xxx AR, 36%DS, 60%OW, 35%CB with Beast
    - 14xxx AR, 86%DS, 85%OW, 15%CB with Razor's Edge
    - 18xxx def with ww
    - 22xxx def with conc
    - medium dmg: with Beast: ww, 14xx; conc, 17xx
    - medium dmg: with Razor Edge: ww: 9xx; conc, 12xx

    Strategy:
    - I'm counting more on getting my opponent to bleed with OW than to hurt him with pure phys dmg.
    - Result: it seems to work better with Razor's Edge, than with Beast and I don't quite figure it out...

    Questions:
    - Actually I've heard of people having like 25k AR and 25k def also. Me, I'm not quite thre :rant: How else can I improve my AR? How efficent is Demon Limb?
    - Any other sugestions and input would be welcome.

    Thz
     
  2. alainpp66

    alainpp66 IncGamers Member

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    DemonLimb is very efficient. It offers an AR boost of +218%.

    Your Mastery also gives around 220% chance and Fanaticism gives 80%.

    With Demonlimb (Lasts 11 minutes), I'd give you a Very rough estimate of about 20K AR for normal attack with Beast.

    Yo have 25KAr/Def... your life would take a hit without perfect gear. If you're unhappy, you could always trade in some of those Vita charms for AR. Or better yet, Ar/Vit

    One small thing, Verdungo's isn't the best belt for a Barb imo. +%life doesn't work with +Vit from gear. Making it much less powerful than it could be. But since you don't make much use of leech and it's mainly OW.... it'll do well enough.

    I guess that's more or less all I can add since I know very little of PvP.
     
  3. x400

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    What belt it is recommened then?
     
  4. alainpp66

    alainpp66 IncGamers Member

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    I'd probably go with String for a normal damage build...(Leech is better than a non-boosted Vit) You get only 144 Life. (Equal to roughly 60life from charms with BO)

    A crafted belt belt would be nice if you didn't need the DR. 24%FHR, +30STR, +100Life (Which IS boosted by BO)

    Blood belts can have that in addition to Life leech (3%), Open wounds (10%) and even more life (+20)
     
  5. x400

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    %ll is not imortant in pvp now... And I surely need that 14%DR in PvP.
     
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    Verdungo's or a rare/crafted belt (24 FHR 25+ str 60+ life)
     
  7. juzzor

    juzzor IncGamers Member

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    Here is my barb: (ww 1v1/Tvt Barbarian, Built by euro-rules)

    Gear:
    Arreat's with 39/ias & Lo & Thul
    Stormshield with 38/9dex
    399% Eth Botd BA
    363% Eth Botd Champion Axe
    Enigma Dusk
    Hsarus Belt
    Hsarus Boots
    53/20 Steelrends
    247/20 Raven
    237/20 Raven
    1.08 Highlords
    Echoing Weapon with 20str
    6/6/2 CTA (I know, 3/3 is enough)

    Inventory:
    10* 40life Warcrie charms
    1/20/16/5 Annihilius
    3* 3/1x/5%frw scs
    5* 3/17+/18-19life scs
    Echoing Amulet

    Stats:
    6500 life
    4600 dmg
    12900 ar
    18300 def
    550 mana
    46lvl bo
    43lvl shout
    100% Run + 40% Skill
    160-200% Cold res (depending on gear)
    ~175% Lit res

    That's my barb.

    And the meaning of this post was that I'm pretty sure that u won't need more ar than that ~16k. My 13k ar is enough vs anybody else than Barbs/Palas.
     
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    Ok, but what do u do against palas and babas? I'm planning to beat those, not all other caracter builds around. And what's ur lvl? Got to say, ur equip is prety expensive.
     
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    Just use the angelic combo against those heavy defense characters... 1.2k base ar or 2.4k base ar multiplied by all your bonus should up your ar a nice ammount...
     
  10. BladeRogerz

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    Dont forget about Metalgrid ammy too. I really like that amulet...its tough to give up the DS on Highlords though...but big Def and AR boost. Then use a second ravens...this is just an alternate option instead of the Angelic combo.

    Required Level: 81
    +400-450 To Attack Rating (varies)
    Level 22 Iron Golem (11 Charges)
    Level 12 Iron Maiden (20 Charges)
    All Resistances +25-35 (varies)
    +300-350 Defense (varies)
     
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    My lvl 91 barb has a setup against paladins and barbs:
    Arreats (ED/ias)
    Eth zodded valor
    EBOTD zerker, 395%
    SS (Ed/IAS)
    57/17 Steels
    Verdungos
    Gores
    Angelic Set

    Stats:
    6 K life
    25 K Defense
    dmg is somewhere around 1.5 K - 5K WW
    AR is 28 K WW, 31K berserk

    The Valor boosts ur defense considerably, giving at least 25K +
    Angelic as previously mentioned by iceball will give you at least 25K +
    in those kind of melee duels, AR and Defense will save you. This is for Defiance pallys, and decent barb duelers, who mostly do not use enigma, and have over 20 K defense.
     
  12. x400

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    Well, actually, the point is that I use the angelic combo (2 rings and the ammy) and the Beast BA, max mastery and max ww and still don't have 28k AR: have 16k...

    My Stone Armor has 185x def, that's 2 or 300 lower than ur eth Valor... and have 18k def...

    Right u r lvl91 and have another +2 skills from the valor.

    Does 9 lvls and +2 to skills make such a big difference?

    So, tell me plz, what do I miss, here?
     

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