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I want to kill in one shot.

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by erzk, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. erzk

    erzk Diabloii.Net Member

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    I want to kill in one shot.

    I'm making a berserk barbarian to run for keys and for chaos runs, I plan to use:
    * an enigma for transportation
    * highlords wrath amulet
    * gore rider boots
    * probably arreats face as helmet, maybe guillaumes?
    * gloves... maybe LoH?
    * belt... maybe nightsmoke? maybe damage reduction.
    * one raven and one life/mana/res or dwarf star or wisp, I dont know...

    I have serious problems deciding on weapon. I want a two-handed. My goal is to kill everything in one shot. I have an ethereal tomb reaver with 3 open sockets, but low ED, I'm considering to use it but I want your feedback on that choice. Maybe an upped Eth Hone Sundan is better for the one-shot kill?

    I'm also considering making BotD but don't know in what... GPA? War Pike? Ghost Spear? Thunder Maul? Archon Staff?

    Maybe make an ethereal Death decapitator?

    Please spam me with ideas!

    Thanks
    Erzk
     
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    Re: I want to kill in one shot.

    eDeath Collosus Blade.
     
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    erzk Diabloii.Net Member

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    Re: I want to kill in one shot.

    Yeah those are sexy, why not make it even Colossus Sword with a higher damage? Speed issue?



     
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    Re: I want to kill in one shot.

    While 2-handed Berserkers are awesome, in practice grief is the superior choice for pvm. I also love the idea and tried to make a two-hander work but due to the sacrifices you have to make to get a good attack speed and maxed resists Grief comes out on top in terms of DPS. It'll be tough to hit maxed res if you use g-face instead of arreat's, especially if you use enigma, and the slower attack speed of two-handers means you get interrupted more often. Sure, you have howl, but killing them while they're running away from you with a 11 or 12 frame attack is not very efficient.

    In case you do decide to make one I checked the numbers on BOTD GPA, eth tomb reaver and eth upped hone sudan, and the GPA seemed like the only one that could out-damage grief significantly while giving you a decent attack speed. You can hit 11 fpa by using highlords, loh, nosferatu's and 1 ias jewel. I'd also put a good amount into war cry to increase its stun duration.
     
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    Re: I want to kill in one shot.

    yes. even with a faith merc, you still wind up needing some ias. curse Death for its lack of ias *shakes fist* oh well, it's a great weapon anyway.



     
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    Re: I want to kill in one shot.

    lulz. I totally forget about faith. It's one of those things I probably won't ever make so it slipped my mind.

    Death Colossus Sword with a faith merc (has to be level 13 or higher) plus the 65 IAS from the equipment I listed in my last post gets you to a 10 fpa attack :)
     
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    Re: I want to kill in one shot.

    yeah, that's why i went with CB, it needs one less item of ias (54) to hit 10.
     
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    Re: I want to kill in one shot.

    Why go pure berserk? I prefer conc over zerk because zerk is more of a immune killer.
     
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    Re: I want to kill in one shot.

    Faith merc < Might / Pride merc. Just sayin'
     
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    Re: I want to kill in one shot.

    ^How do you reckon that one out?

    It probably has something to do with the 1000% ED of unresisted magic damage.


     
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    Re: I want to kill in one shot.

    And also to do with the zero defense.
     
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    Re: I want to kill in one shot.

    For a 1-hit killer you'd probably want to use:
    1- Grief PB (huge damage and speed);
    2- Phoenix shield (periodic healing and huge ED); otherwise Stormshield or Gerke's Sanctuary for DR and block if you can't afford Phoenix;
    3- Highlords (deadly strike and IAS);
    4- Laying of Hands (IAS and %dmg to demons).
    5- Guillaume's helm (not too sure about this, Arreats is too sweet to be thrown away).
    6- Gore rider.

    For your enigma setup 2x hoto + arach belt would be sweet for teleporting, I'd suggest a Might merc with Insight for the mana regen.

    Resistance rings/charms if you need res.

    For the dude talking about zero defense, I'm pretty much sure that the worst enemies in Nihlathak's place (poison vipers, succubi) hit all the time; but yeah, concentration would also work with a high damage setup as far as I know.
     
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    Stormy > Phoenix still. That CtC firestorm -_-....
     
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    Re: I want to kill in one shot.

    Treachery can go a long way toward making up for that IAS need. I've got a zerker on West NL that rolls with EDeath in a Colossus Sword, and is I believe only one frame from the max IAS for that attack.


     
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    Re: I want to kill in one shot.

    I had same thought but I still prefer conc because its more my style. Its just my opinion.


     
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    Re: I want to kill in one shot.

    Can't since colossus sword has a max of 5 sockets.

    Besides that highest damage weapon for botd would be a thunder maul, to get to 10fpa attack with that you need to get 65% ias from your amulet, gloves and helm.
    Amulet = highlords -> 20% ias and there really are no other options
    Helm = crown of ages -> 2 sockets for 30% ias and this is the best option because of the res and dmg reduction
    Gloves = laying of hands -> 20% ias

    20 + 30 + 20 = 70% ias and you'll have 10 fpa with lvl13-15 fana

    That's probably the highest damage route you could take.



     
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    Re: I want to kill in one shot.

    Go 2 handed 3 socket etoomb zod ohm lo highlords Giuliams gores atleast with etoomb you get res and mf thrown in probably a terrible idea but you will hit hard ^^
     

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