introducing Patriarch Incredible_Hulk

Steven Q Urkel

Diabloii.Net Member
introducing Patriarch Incredible_Hulk

base stats
stats after war cries

I just noticed, pics were taken at different character levels. :rolleyes:

Combat Skills

Bash - 1 (11)
Stun - 1 (11)
Concentrate - 1 (11)
Berzerk - 1 (11)
Double Swing - 15 (25)
Double Throw - 1 (11)
Frenzy - 20 (30)

Combat Masteries

Axe Mastery - 20 (28)
Increased Stamina - 1 (9)
Increased Speed - 1 (9)
Iron Skin - 1 (9)
Natural Resistance - 2 (10)

War Cries

Howl - 1 (12)
Taunt - 15 (26)
Battle Cry - 1 (12)
War Cry - 1 (12)
Shout - 1 (12)
Battle Orders - 12 (23)
Battle Command - 1 (12)
Find Potion - 1 (12)
Find Item - 1 (12)

Equipment

Um'd Arreats Face
Atma's Scarab
Fortitude Sup. Archon Plate
Vurdongo's Hearty Cord
Bul Kathos Wedding Band / Raven Frost
Draculs Grasp
Aldurs Advance (I wanted the fire resist :rolleyes:)
Grief Berzerker Axe / ethereal 1.07 Death Berzerker Axe
weapon switch 2x Spirit swords

Inventory

2x War Cry skillers
1x War Cry skiller w/ +24 life
several res. small charms, primarily Cold and Lightning

Hired Gun

Haseen lvl ** Act II Defense Merc (Holy Freeze aura)
Vampire Gaze
The Reapers Toll
Duress Archon Plate

The Journey

Normal and Nightmare almost all /players 8. Hell Act I, most of Act II, all of Act III were fought on /players 8. Act IV was /players 1 exclusively. Act V was /players 8 to start with, but had to tone it down to /players 1 towards the end. As with most of my characters I died several times >_< before becoming Patriarch. Initially I feared OKs/IM, but it wasn't that bad. I didn't die once in Act IV, and none of my deaths in Act V were from Oblivion Knights. Physical Immunes turned out to be a much bigger problem than I was anticipating. The majority of them spawned Immune to Physical and Mana Burn, and thats not cool. Couldn't Frenzy, Couldn't Zerk (no mana = no Zerk) and if I was lucky enough to have Decrep or Amp go off, it usually got over ridden by Life Tap. >_< Initially I was hoping to level him up to the 90's, but now I'm starting to have 2nd thoughts. My AR is so low that my chance to hit Baal is less than 60%. And my moron is a butthead, so its kinda hard to lure the waves away so I don't get Decreptified. He was a fun character no doubt, one of the strongest melee chars I've ever played, but I may not play him all that much now that he's made it to Patriarch, and after a few Baal runs, level 89. :grin:

Hell Forges

Thul/Lem/Mal :thumbsup:

Best Finds

a 65 Kiras in the River of Flame, a 15% all res jewel, and a tc3 (Arctic Furs iirc) in Act II Normal.

Special Thanx

Nebux, for donating the axe used for Death, and jjscud, for organizing/hosting the Rune Hunt mini-mfo where many of Hulky's runes were found.
 

neumein

Diabloii.Net Member
Congrats man!

I remember my first patriarch barb (frenzy, swords >_<) having something like a 40-odd percent chance to hit hell baal, and with no crushing blow gear (this was my first character, and no Battle Orders as well), hell baal took a while.

Congrats none the less. You need a Matriarch now so he doesn't get lonely
 

jrlafrance

Diabloii.Net Member
Congrats on the Pat! Just out of curiosity, why and A2 Def merc instead of A2 Off merc? Grief does more damage then Oath and Death (which I'm using), but my average damage for both weapons seems to be higher than what you displayed (maybe cause I'm using A2 offense). I'm still debating on whether or not to go down the Berserk route or use Passion. For now, PI's are dealt with using Reapers Toll.
 

mtzang

Diabloii.Net Member
I think the lower damage displayed in the screenshots belongs to grief, since grief damage is not shown on the LCS. So I believe his average damage is still higher than Oath and Death.
 

Naitti

Diabloii.Net Member
Try to change Atma's Scarab and Bul Kathos Wedding Band to angelic amulet and ring. Your AR should climb up to heaven.

And yes, grief's added damage doesn't show in the character info -screen.
 

nebux

Diabloii.Net Member
congrats.
the AR isn't a problem in PvM and you have a highter level that most monsters. just post another pic with your actual damage and not with prebufing swords.
about mana burn monsters use Double swing ( no mana cost at lvl 9) and with some elemental charms and OW. and when Amp dam pop up your're godly.

for the axe you need to thanks Lothic, as i ripped him for some 1.07 eth axes selling some 1.11 crap hahaha
i want my axe back
 

sirpoopsalot

Diabloii.Net Member
As nebux mentioned, Double Swing for mana burn seems like it would make sense. Perhaps paired with a pair of Gimmershred's. I would think that would take care of most PI/MB in a heartbeat (however, I think I may remember reading that you still need 1 point in mana to swing DS, even with 0 mana cost - I could be wrong, as the drinks are flowing here...).


... It was very interesting to read your skill/equipment distribution..., I have a Frenzy barb with similar skills entering Hell, only he's going to use Mace Mastery and Stormlash/Schaeffer's (...and Gloom armour, 2xBaranar's on switch, and possibly my new 2os CoA instead of Arreat's)... otherwise our skills/equipment is almost identical. I'm also considering tackling hell on /p8 - all of the way (including Ancients). I might have more questions for you along the way.

Nevertheless, good work on the Pat. :thumbsup:


Edit: Oh, I just noticed your low Dex. I guess that mostly rules out Gimmershreds. Out of curiosity, did you consider them? And if so, why did you not go that route? (to me, it seems like ~25 Dexterity points would be a worthwhile investment for an axe/frenzy'er using your equipment).
 

Llathias

Banned
Congrats on the leet pat! No wonder you found it powerful with all those equipment. Only, I'd expect the Incredible_Hulk to wear a Leviathan! He'd look like these: :prop: :fortuneteller: :greedy:

:grin:
 

Steven Q Urkel

Diabloii.Net Member
jrlafrance said:
Congrats on the Pat! Just out of curiosity, why and A2 Def merc instead of A2 Off merc?
Hmmm. I guess my logic was Holy Freeze = slowed monsters, slowed monsters = increased chance of survival. I had heard that Grief = pwn when it comes to pvm, and Death is nothing to laugh at either. So I guess more dmg from Might would be the equivalent to adding a couple of extra horsepower to a Buggatti Veyron. :rolleyes: I dunno, maybe Might is superior to Holy Freeze when it comes to Frenzy.

Naitti said:
Try to change Atma's Scarab and Bul Kathos Wedding Band to angelic amulet and ring. Your AR should climb up to heaven.
I did consider that if I intend to level much farther. If I ditch Atma's though, my poison resist will plummet. I could probably deal w/ that, but I also lose out on a chance to cast Amp Dmg. Not so sure if I want to give that up, but then again it really hasn't been going off all that often anyways. LoL.

nebux said:
about mana burn monsters use Double swing ( no mana cost at lvl 9) and with some elemental charms and OW.
I did toy with the idea of double swing when mana burned'd. However, double swing can barely make a dent in Immune to Physical monsters, and I couldnt get Decrep & Amp to go off often enough.

nebux said:
for the axe you need to thanks Lothic, as i ripped him for some 1.07 eth axes selling some 1.11 crap hahaha
Very well, gg Lothic, thanx for the axe, and sorry you got ripped off!!!!!

sirpoopsalot said:
Edit: Oh, I just noticed your low Dex. I guess that mostly rules out Gimmershreds. Out of curiosity, did you consider them? And if so, why did you not go that route? (to me, it seems like ~25 Dexterity points would be a worthwhile investment for an axe/frenzy'er using your equipment)
No, I don't believe I did ever consider them. Prolly should have though. Back in 1.09 I used to have a Pally, w/ Shael'd Baranars & conviction for PI's. Even when using Vengence I struggled to kill them, so that kinda turned me off from elemental damage. Maybe it was just one character that I had built wrong, though. Not enough Vengence, not enough AR, not enough Conviction, etc.

Kefir-Tribe said:
Yeah, he should be greener....
LoL, I completely forgot about the Incredible Hulk being green. I was thinking more along the lines of Hulk smashes things, and that is what the Frenzier does too. Axe Axe Smashy Smashy. :evil:
 

nebux

Diabloii.Net Member
i have typing problems
Lothric was the name, i just hope that he don't read this.
/varnish
 
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