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n00b: Dual Gimmershred WW Barb?

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by philthygeezer, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. philthygeezer

    philthygeezer Diabloii.Net Member

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    n00b: Dual Gimmershred WW Barb?

    I'm building my first Barb after 10 years of other classes, and have no idea about this class.

    I've got two gimmershreds and I'm reading up that the WW barb might be the best way to go for me. Is there a way to make a hybrid dual thrower/WW Barb with two gimmers? How would you place the skills?


    Playing with the skill tree:

    1 in each skill to put:
    5 in War Cry

    1 in mace and axe mastery
    1 in Stamina, Speed, Iron Skin, Nat Res

    20 WW + prereqs
    20 Double Swing
    20 Frenzy

    At level 71 with 28 points left.

    What do you think, and what would you do?
     
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    Re: n00b: Dual Gimmershred WW Barb?

    I'm sure it's workable for general PvM. Gimmy's are nice weapons but fail to hit the best WW breakpoints. If possible, I would be looking at twin Lacerators.
     
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    Re: n00b: Dual Gimmershred WW Barb?

    I was curious so I tested this build. I respected my barb.
    20 WW
    ~15 axe mastery (you need this while ww)
    ~15 throwing mastery
    ~20 BO
    ~15 double swing
    1 double throw
    + those prereqs and 1 point wonders

    I just cleared once river+chaos and travincal. No problems at all. Not fastest killer but not bad at all.

    Against mana burners double throw was nice.
    I used demon limb (echant charges) so Ar was around 11k for both ww and double throw.


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    Arreat (ench +dex +str resist jool)
    +2 barb 8mana leech 35 light resist amu
    Threachery
    IK gloves+boots
    2 x Raven
    Razortail belt

    ~200 dex, 2.8k life


    Best thrower hybrid (IMO) that I have tried.
    2x Warshrikes (best throwing weapon, less repairing than with gimmershred)
    2x Fleshripper (no mastery, but you can still do uberTristram with these, so they are good enough for bosses) Double swing with these.

    With those items, you can



     
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    Re: n00b: Dual Gimmershred WW Barb?

    Dunno about the new torches but with the old torches with 3 fpa it is freakin impossible to play with shrikes, even the novas lag a ton already
     
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    Re: n00b: Dual Gimmershred WW Barb?

    Prally a stupid question, but do throwing barbs (like the one with daggers above) do well in pvp against casters? Or are they just good at killing guys in melee pvp. I dont duel alot and thus am looking for a cool class to play as.
     
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    Re: n00b: Dual Gimmershred WW Barb?

    Hell yes they do, its called the brawler build(actually a throw/bvc hybrid), and its a monster in pvp.
     
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    Re: n00b: Dual Gimmershred WW Barb?

    Best way to pvp with something like this is to use good rare hyperion javelins (I actually wrote a guide for the Jav Barb way back in .09 that's still in the compendium, if quite a bit out of date). They have better damage, ww range, and throwing range than throwing axes. They also hit the first ww breakpoint with no IAS. If you come across some high ED rares with IAS and eth/replenish, you will be tough for anyone to beat. Unfortunately, they are nearly impossible to find--I've been trying to find some to trade for ever since I came back.

    JEB90

    P.S. If anybody has Javs like this on West I'd be more than happy to overpay for them ;)
     
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    Re: n00b: Dual Gimmershred WW Barb?

    Thanks for all the input. Your experience, coupled with some reading about how to take down Diablo clone and Nightfish's experiments (sept-sept), makes me think that a synergized dual gimmer Frenzy barb with one point in double throw might be the best way to go. Use gore riders and maybe Guillaume's face for crushing blow and see how it goes from there. A Might merc with 3 amned Hone Sundan, eth Duriel's shell and Guillaume's face might help a fair bit too.

    I've already got both gimmers so I'm kind of myopic about the weapons... :D

    A further question:
    How does the axe mastery and throwing weapon mastery apply to Gimmers?
     
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    Re: n00b: Dual Gimmershred WW Barb?

    Axe mastery applies in melee; throw works when throwing.

    JEB90
     
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    Re: n00b: Dual Gimmershred WW Barb?

    So I've got two masteries to do. Great. :crazyeyes:


     

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