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Maul question

Discussion in 'Classic' started by Great_Evils, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. Great_Evils

    Great_Evils IncGamers Member

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    Maul question

    My barb is currently running trav for gold using a 300% bonesnap, and today I just imbued a 224 martel, but I'm not sure if the pure dmg would outweigh the CB bonesnap gives. Does anyone have a general idea of how much pure dmg would it take to outwiegh the 40% crushing blow?
     
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    Quietus IncGamers Member

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    By 224 martel, I assume that you mean 224 enhanced damage... if that is the case, I would imagine that the bonesnap would be more effective, particularly in hell. Not simply due to the damage... it is, after all, quite low compared to the martel ... but the CB makes up for the damage, while Bonesnap also adds resistances. Unless you have high/max fire resist already when facing the Council, that 30 fire resist can't be anything but welcome.
     
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    Sorry, by 224 I meant total damage. Can rare weapons even get 224% ed in classic?
     
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    Murrogh IncGamers Member

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    200% enhanced is max so I assume that's not what he meant.
     
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    Fixed for accuracy.
     
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    Great_Evils IncGamers Member

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    So....should i keep imbuing martels and try to get super high dmg....or stick with bs for my runs?
     
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    Murrogh IncGamers Member

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    is that really neccessary? this is the classic forum so I don't think specifying classic every time we say something is neccessary.
     
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    I use a 252 martel with no ias :( , but it has poison damage and 6% mana leech. WW'ing large spawning mobs happens to me half the time, and I need to keep them from rehealing and to get mana back fast when mana-burned. Bonesnap is history, and seems to be for every hi lvl maul barb I meet.

    Bonesnap became more popular after 1.10, the hugh hp now make it useful. Still, many prefer steeldriver for its potentially higher listed damage and high ias for things like necessary berserk situations: physical immunes and oblivion knights.

    I just seem to be killing the mobs faster with what i got now, than with a bs or steeldriver. Unfortunately, I cant provide some breakpoint number. Sure martels require hugh str - 169, but then ornate plate is 170.
     
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    well this maul will be used almost strickly in travincal, i've only encountered a phys immune super-unique council member a few times, and i dont have to worry about IM. however, if you say you are killing faster with your maul than with bsnap, ill just keep imbuing and hope for a keeper lol
     
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    fredsta54 IncGamers Member

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    heres the plain awful truth

    300ed bsnap > 300 dmg martel

    I have a pure pvm strength maul barb and bsnap does more damage than the mart (less listed dmg though)




    Fred
     

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