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  1. DamienDCLXVI

    DamienDCLXVI IncGamers Member

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    IK respec

    My friend has an IK barb that has worked for our team but now it seems to be meeting the limit of its usefulness. At the cost of a respec token we are considering wiping the slate clean, so to speak.
    Since we have been running ubers lately the idea we are gravitating toward is frenzy.
    There are some good frenzy build guides but when they get to the equipment they specify are runeword phaseblades or axes. Most of these are out of our price range.
    Can anyone recommend a list of unique weapons (Axe, Sword or Mace) that would be of benefit without breaking the bank (up to an Um or Mal lets say). I have never really kept up with what weapons are worth anything since most ladder seasons I am too poor to outfit anything other than a caster (which usually can make it through the game on whatever they scrape off the ground).

    Any advice is appreciated.
     
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    Re: IK respec

    Oath is the bad boy of the cheap weapons, almost botd level damage for mal level cost. Stormlash good too but not so good for weapon class(pairing options limited). Oath balrog blade(ownz as 2h) or small crescent are the easier to find choices
     
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    Re: IK respec

    Oath sounds awesome, just goes to show that you don't hear about the great runewords out there that aren't considered EPIC.
     
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    Re: IK respec

    agreed! all we here is grief grief grief and we are sick of! oath is oarsome! also botd cant go wrong!


     
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    Re: IK respec

    Arreat
    Stormlash
    Stormlash
    Vendungos
    Draculs or 20 ias blood gloves with 10 cb if lifetap is handled elsewhere.
    Gores

    This is the setup my frenzy uses to own uburs:p
     
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    Re: IK respec

    I have everything on that list but the stormlash(s). This might not be such an expensive respec after all.
     
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    Re: IK respec

    Or you can make a smiter with even lower gear :crazyeyes:
     
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    Re: IK respec

    Yeah, I have a Hammer/1pt Smite pally that does the runs with the barb. We want to keep the barb for the high level BO.
     
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    Re: IK respec

    Ok, so I think we have decided on Oath. Which option do you think would be the best?
    1)Oath in an Eth Balrog Blade on main hand, then what in the other? I assume phase blade to increase the average base weapon speed.
    2) Oath in a scourge with stormlash on the other hand
    3)Oath in a Small Crescent/Ettin Axe with ??? on other hand?

    I guess that what I am seeing is that I have no idea what to pair up here.
     
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    Re: IK respec

    I think for ubers the scourge would actually be the most flexible, there are so many elite unique maces and scepters with cb(astron, heavens light, stormlash), black runeword and no swords or axes with it lol. Could even go with 2 uniques for an even cheaper setup
     
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    Re: IK respec

    You're right, if I were to use axes or swords I would need
    1) An ethereal 4 Socket weapon (Which leaves my best sword option at Balrog Blade/Champion Sword or other 2H sword)
    2)Another runeword like Kingslayer to have a weapon with CB.

    I don't think that with gores alone it will be enough CB to get the job done. I don't know where else we would get it either, unless we go with Duress armor or something. We may have to go with a couple maces, which is kind of too bad since flails/scourges look so... pitiful.


     
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    Re: IK respec

    2 Crushflanges + Goblin Toe.

    Barb can just Leap around and Howl.
     
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    Re: IK respec

    really, you should oath the first 4 socket ethereal suitable weapon you see. Those things are pretty harder to find than you think........
     
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    Re: IK respec

    I suppose they are. Then I can try to find a suitable 2nd weapon after I get that far.
     
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    Re: IK respec

    good luck tappin life with that



     
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    Re: IK respec

    2 Crushflanges + Goblin Toe
    That is some gear that I wouldn't even consider. Low damage, crappy boots, knockback.
     
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    Re: IK respec

    go bow barb...you'd down mephy through style points alone
     
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    Re: IK respec

    Style points is a singing barb who kills eveyone naked. Intimidate and feed off their fear.


     
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    Re: IK respec

    Knockback doesn't work on bosses, and you can upgrade the Crushflanges. You wanted cheap, you got it.
     
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    Re: IK respec

    or you can buy a 'lash for the uppin runes :D
     

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