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My revised barb build - combo WW/conc

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by Furball, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. Furball

    Furball IncGamers Member

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    My revised barb build - combo WW/conc

    Well my first barb was one of the first characters I made when I first began playing D2. I was unfamiliar with what types of skills I would make best use of, thus after playing it for a couple years now, I have finally deployed the revised barb.

    He's currently at level 54 and progressing well, thanks to muling the godly equipment from my old barb :D Anyway, here's what I've got in mind:

    20 pts - Mace mastery
    20 - BO
    20 - Conc
    20 - WW

    These are the definite ones...I've allocated 1 point to iron skin, berzerk and battle command as my only electives so far. All the other 1-pointers are pre-requisites to the skills I need. I'm thinking of maxing out Shout as the last option.

    Thoughts?

    (this is maul barb, not a 2-weapon wielder)
     
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    Halciet IncGamers Member

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    I've said it before, and I'll say it again: there's no point in maxing two non-synergetic combat skills. As you play, you'll find you're really only using one of the two 95% of the time, so the majority of the time those other 19-20 points are going to waste.

    1 point of conc with mastery and 20 BO already does more damage than 20 whirl/20 mastery, so I'd probably just leave it at one. Otherwise, I'd just follow the guides in the sticky for point placement :)

    -Hal
     
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    There's actually no point in maxing two non-synergetic combat skills. As you play, you'll notice that you're really only using one of the two 95% of the time, so the majority of the time those other 19-20 points are going to be of no use.

    1 point of conc with mastery and 20 BO already does more damage than 20 whirl/20 mastery, so I'd strongly suggest you leave it at one.

    Rik
     
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    Halciet IncGamers Member

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    You know, you could've just said "I agree with Hal," or such, rather than doing that copy/paste job ;D

    It was funny though, lol

    -Hal
     
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    batuchka IncGamers Member

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    Hmm i think your build is ok but temptation would most likely result in WW being used more often :( I would instead not go WW and get a usable level of warcry to stun crowds - and better defensively if you're a going with IK maul (did i assume correctly)? Think there was a forumite who had used a 2-h weapon and soloed hell HC with concentrate/wc combo :D Interestingly if you could somehow max bash that adds more damage to concentrate and with some +skills stun becomes an alternative fun attack with high AR (from concentrate) and dmg (from bash) and some +skills to get its stun length up hehe
     
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    Its more credible that way,the guy would think,now two guys are saying the same thing,so it must be true. :p

    besides I did some modifications. :D

    Rik
     
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    Furball IncGamers Member

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    Thanks for the input everyone but I think I'm still going to proceed with the original plan. My character is shaping up nicely.
     

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