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Ideal Sword/Shield setup?

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by Rachizal, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. Rachizal

    Rachizal IncGamers Member

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    Ideal Sword/Shield setup?

    Could someone give me an ideal weapon/item S/S barb setup, as well as skills? I cant seem to find an up to date guide.
     
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    maxusmag IncGamers Member

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    it depends on what kind of barb you are. for sword and shield if you can afford it. would be a ebotd CB and a storm shield in the other.

    most people wouldn't agree with the storm shield but it has good mods and good resists to it.

    i have one really and don't use it. of course i am nonladder.

    if you are ladder i would assume that a grief pb would be good use.

    as for nonladder there are very few good rune words for shields. for ladder though there are some good ones.
     
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    Bladewind IncGamers Member

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    Sword and shield baba. EbotdCb with SS / Sanctuary (some people want those for res and block).

    A Grief Phase Blade can work as well but for alittle less range.
     
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    Brainz IncGamers Member

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    BOTD CB and Storm is one way to go i use that and its works great.
     
  5. sirwhere

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    Grief zweihander
    Phoenix shield
    Fortitude armor
    Guillaume's helm with cham
    Gore boots
    Highlord's amulet
    Laying/ghoulhide gloves
    Dual leech rings
    Some unique/set leech belt
    Might merc with pride
    Torch and a load of AR charms

    Can't beat this :)
     
  6. Rachizal

    Rachizal IncGamers Member

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    What if I decided to go axe? Would a ebotdz +Beast be the way to go?
     
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    Yes. But even more, Grief+Beast.



     
  8. SicHalo

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    Wot is this barb for pvm or pvp?

    Most barbs tend to go for axes for a start due to the superiority to the swords, i.e lower requirements, like dex and str, higher dmg same ranges, as the swords and the fact that alot more runewords can be made in axes.

    If ur pvm i personally think shield is a waste and rather use 2 weaps or a 2 hander, unless OFC ur making a Conc Barb.

    Pvm wise the best weap combos are;

    botd + botd
    botd + beast
    grief + beast

    the reason why grief + beast is last in this is due to lack of leech and the fact that the weaps will break fast.

    Botd is a common choice due to the good dmg and high leech not as high dmg as Grief + Beast but makes up for it in leech and mods.

    For PvP

    Grief + Beast
    Botd + beast

    As here dmg is more important and leech is useless in pvp where as OW+ DS is the key in pvp.
     
  9. sirwhere

    sirwhere IncGamers Member

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    Been wondering about this.. I just checked that level 9 fanaticism aura grants 185% enhanced damage. Phoenix shield grants roughly TWICE as much.

    So, I'm wondering Grief/phoenix > Grief/beast. This may apply BvC too..



     
  10. Jackson

    Jackson IncGamers Member

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    Two weapons would be better than a Weapon/ Phoenix shield in my opinion.
     
  11. sirwhere

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    Well, that could be. But we'd have to do some calculations to check it.. I can't do it right now. Any takers? :)



     
  12. DrakeTheFallen

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    Death + Beast or Death + Grief are good combos. But if you're going with weapon/shield I'd go with Death and Ber'd stormshield. As for skills, it all depends on what kind of barb you want. Some more insight into this would help us help you a little better.
     

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