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IK Barbs

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by SkylineFanatic, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. SkylineFanatic

    SkylineFanatic Banned

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    IK Barbs

    Ive been getting the idea from every1 else that ik barbs suck big time, i want to build one really bad but peoples opinions are getting to me..
    Are Ik barbs really that bad?
    Are they Decent?
    :scratch:
     
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    memememe173 IncGamers Member

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    They are quite strong, mine just solo'd hell:clap:
     
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    My IK barb is doing great in hell right now. I can solo Trav without any problems.

    Doing MF runs in ACT 1 (cold, pit, countess, andy) is really easy.

    The hard part is getting the items and lvl'ing to 76. Of course mine is in HC, so I play a bit slower than SC kiddies.
     
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    Huh???
    Guess that goes to show ya' what opinions are like ... everyone's got one and most of 'em stink.
    I dunno who's been telling you that IK barbs suck, but I absolutely love mine.
    Only things that slow him down soloing hell are oblivion knights and mana burners. Other than that, it's just hold your shift key down whirl away like a mad blender!
    Can he take out mobs as quickly as my CE Skellimancer or my Meteorb?
    Nope. But he's a helluva lot more fun to play.
    IMHO.
    :thumbsup:
     
  5. chono123

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    my ik barb can solo hell easily. damage is not great but decent. set gives a lot of bonuses. i can survive in groups easily also
     
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    Hopefully your defintion of "decent" doesn't mean obliterating everything on screen in 8 player hell games in seconds. If it is (and there are many b.net players who think this way), then practically every character build out there will disappoint you except hammerdins and sorcs.
     
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    who? everybody here has told you they made workable ik barbs. why do you listen to those idiots in pubbies?

    i just talked to a botd barb today. he does 6.5k ww. i do more than him with an ik barb.
     
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    Really????
    well ok..
    I would make a ik barb but every one i know says they suck but they are fun
    i personnaly think they are cool... i just dont know if its worth taking time on a character that wont be able to kill in hell....
    If ik barbs are as good as u say then everyone i know cant build a barb for ****
     
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    i didn't say good, i said workable. ik barbs are not nearly the best characters in the game. ik barbs can hold their own in players 8 baalruns, even if there is iron maiden. ik barbs can handle any boss. they get +5 or more to warcries, so they are one of the top choices for party BO's.

    if you get 7 lamers who expect you to do everything, then no build is good.
     
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    IK barbs aren't the best, aren't the worst. They can easily solo Diablo Clone.
    Ideally, you can expect ~35 BO (I hit 36, 37 after battle command).. which isn't bad, but not great either.
    The set has AWESOME bonuses.
    Hell is pretty easy solo, *possible* with more people. I'd say, the best melee set out there.
     
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    I think IK is the best of the seven sets
     
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    Well what side are you leaning on

    Good------------Ok-------------Bad

    Since my main character right now is my hammerdin, i want to make 1 last character to mess w/ and have fun w/. im getting bored of the game, and i want a cool last character. So yah..
     
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    Sorry for asking, but what is BO?
     
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    Battle Orders.
     
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    Thanks man.
     
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    decent as in ~5600 dam ww with might merc and enchant from set. it also helps if the rest of the group is doing something instead of just standing there watching.
     
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    Hey, this is my first post here although I've been reading through these forums for quite a while. I must say there's a lot of great info in these forums but one thing I haven't seen yet is how should I distribute my stat points for an IK barb. I just started one the other day and I've been dumping all his points into str. I think I calculated that I need 187 str but I don't know how much dex & vita I need. I would like for him to be able to duel so if anyone could suggest the amount of dex & vita I need that would be great. Thanks, ElementalDefeat :wave:
     
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    There's roughly a dozen guides I've read on ww ik babas that include stat point distribution on these forums. A post just made yesterday summed a few of them up... donno the post specifically, but to sum it up....

    IK Titanbarb = all str
    IK Vitabarb = enough str to equip items, rest in vita

    There's no point in putting energy in any barb build (except singer) and there's no need for dex with 2 hand mace barbs as there's no shield and no dex requirements and getting ar is much easier and efficient from other sources, charms, angelic rings/ammy.
     
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    My IK barb gets by with enough str to use his gear and the rest into Vit. At lvl 87 mine hits ~3700 life by using his 2x +3 warcry spears (u get more life this way than relying on the set bonus's). He doesnt have godly charms either, best is anni, the rest are all like 50pdsc and a few life ones (i put all my decent charms on PK chars :p )

    O yea he also makes ~10K Ar when enchant has casted and about 4000-700 damage with conc (i think)

    He beats DClone to a pulp aswell, ive fought him twice with my barb and beaten him both times in about 3 minutes using no prevent monster heal gear (thank you crushing blow :) )

    Id make one if you can afford it, they rock!
     
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    i'm using conc instead of ww for my barb, is this good?
     

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