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Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by we3dling, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. we3dling

    we3dling IncGamers Member

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    I need some advice!

    Hey guys...

    I have made a spear barb, and he's really doing great!
    I have 1 big problem though... ML... I have 5 from soul drain (couldn be 7)
    but... since I plan to wear steelrend along with

    ---THIS IS FOR PVM ONLY---

    2 angelic rings + amu
    Levi
    Arreat
    Gore
    Soul drain
    Verdungo
    Upped Hone Sundan 3xShael

    When I switch soul drain with steelrend, I no longer have manaL..

    The only option I c, is to get cruel war pike of quickness and the socket with vex... Or switch my belt with some crap belt:/

    This really annoys me...... This means I cant go with Botd spear...

    Or is there another way to do this?

    Lastly, What should I socket into my Arreat? I dont recollect any ML jewls or runes.. So what am I to do?

    Shed ur thoughts...

    iM ouT :p
     
  2. Superhal

    Superhal IncGamers Member

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    cruel war pike of quickness must have 2 shaels in it for ww.

    you can get a botd spear, but it must not be a war pike. all other elite spears will hit the last bp.

    no jewels or runes will give mana leech in armor sockets. you can get mana from damage (ith) and mana per kill (tir or jewel.)

    i think you are better off with the soul drainer than steel rends. however, i think you can sacrifice one of the angel rings for an ML ring.

    however, it looks to me like resists will be your biggest problem. i would replace the angel's stuff with resist/leech/ar jewelry, and even then, you'll be lucky to be positive:
    30 perf tyrael's might
    40 maybe from nat res
    30 quests
    -100 hell
    = 0.

    um runes in helm/armor would be +30.

    also, imho, if you have under 1% leech after penalties, it won't keep either of your bulbs full.
    25% leech in hell
    33-50% drain variable (monsters in hell give less back during leech.)
    so, you need at least 8% leech to ensure 1%. i usually go with 10-15%.
     
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    m1rage IncGamers Member

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    Am I just stating the obvious?

    First of all, why do you need 2 angelic rings + amulet if you are not doing melee pvp? Secondly, all botds give 7% ML...
     
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    Superhal IncGamers Member

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    those dang queer eye guys have invaded the barb forums.

    queer rings for the barb thing.
     
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    Halciet IncGamers Member

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    I agree with the mana leech thing, but since some of the newer enemies are rather hard to hit, the angelic set is fairly nice in pvm as well, and it has damage to mana to help with the cost of whirl. It's not really as important in pvm as pvp, and there are other things that would probably serve him better (like raven, bk ring, highlords, or metalgrid), but it's not that bad.

    As for socketing your arreat's: since you're whirl, the best socket is an ed/str jewel, but they're rare and expensive. Plain ed jewels are nice too, but don't use ed/max or ed/min, as they're very buggy in armor/helms/shields.

    -Hal
     
  6. we3dling

    we3dling IncGamers Member

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    I have a 39% jewl in my levi, is this jewl bugged too then?

    Dual angelic rings is very gosu AR... it's very nice! I would only switch a angelic ring for bul ring....

    But overall, would u say angelic set is best for pvm or no?

    If not, suggest something better=) It's a ww spear barb we are talking...

    Verdungo belt is great with DR and vit.. an better?

    I can go steelrend if I use botd, cuz it has 7% manaL?
     
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    Halciet IncGamers Member

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    Only ed/max and ed/min jewels are bugged, as I stated. All other ed jewels work fine.

    Angelic set isn't really the best for pvm, usually highlord's and raven/bk works out better in pvm, or perhaps metalgrid and raven/bk. Angelic is really nice, though since you're a spear barb and thus I guess you'll be packing a ghostspear, you'll already have a lot of dex for ar, and get some boosts from charms/BotD/skills/etc. Might wanna test them all out and see what you like the best.

    Vedungo's belt is the best belt for most barb builds, yes, and the ml on the BotD is plenty, so you should definately be using steelrends (the str/ed on them make you do more damage, which in turn makes you leech more).

    -Hal
     

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