Latest Diablo 3 News
DiabloWiki Updates
Support the site! Become a Diablo: IncGamers PAL - Remove ads and more!

Name the most useless skill in the game.

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by In the name of Zod, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. In the name of Zod

    In the name of Zod IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,819
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    468
    Name the most useless skill in the game.

    Character skills only. Note the '1' most absolute most useless skill. If this thread takes I'll update this post with a list later. Please post but 1 skill only and give a reason why its useless. Remember that some skills are very useful to mercs so you might want to take that into consideration too. Also some skills may seem useless in pvm but aren't in pvp or vice versa.

    Doesn't matter if you are new or have only played 1 or 2 characters. All welcome to cast a preference either way. Now lets watch this thread sink like a tonne of bricks in this busy forum. :nod: What is the point of this thread? Could give someone an interesting idea for a new build, who knows.

    Most Useless Skill: Immolation Arrow
    Why: Poor damage, Proliferation of Fire Immunes in hell, Low Duration, Better of with an enchantress everytime, costs a tonne of skill points to get anywhere. Never would think of using this skill seriously.

    edit: As I said, I would update with a table of sort if this post I'd update with a list. I order of most useless:
    Code:
    Increased Stamina (6) NagisaFurukawa, Mostly_Harmless, SeCKSEgai, Gillsing, MYK, Mournblade, Alfonso the Great, Millard
    Spirit of Barbs (3) omgwtfbbqpwned, crawlingdeadman, itnoz
    Find Potion (2) The Lord of Darkness, Painman
    Blade Shield (1) DeathMaster
    Blaze (1) XCodes
    Chilling Armor (1) FireNice
    Cobra Strike (1) Sass
    Conversion (1) Crazy Runner Guy
    Grim Ward (1) Kevin William Cox
    Ice Arrow (1) Pijus
    Inferno (1) Pailon
    Impale (1) HappeningKT
    Sacrifice (1) AndroidScenes
    Sanctuary Aura (1) Lathspell
    Shiver Armor (1) Pyrohemia
    Solar Creeper (1) Vang
    Stun (1) Kefka
    Taunt (1) Saesa
    Terror (1) Kremtok
    Thorns (1) maxicek 
    Venom (1) elevenlang
    
    updated notes(1): You can only choose 1 character skill. 29 votes by post #107.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2010
  2. elevenlang

    elevenlang IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    79
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    I have made a immo arrow zon, IMO, it is safe and work well with high level valk, good on p1 and fun. not good for high player settings. For the FIs, I think almost all bowazon build need to have 2 damages. not an exceptional skill but not useless at all.

    Most Useless Skill: Venom
    Why:little damage, no synergy
     
  3. NagisaFurukawa

    NagisaFurukawa IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,409
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    Venom is actually a very useful skill PvP. It's not terrible PvM either, though there's usually better uses for skill points. The CtC from 'Treachery' doesn't hurt though.

    Most Useless Skill: Increased Stamina
    Why: Even for a one point wonder, it's basically never actually useful.
     
  4. omgwtfbbqpwned

    omgwtfbbqpwned IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    7,042
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    Most Useless Skill: Spirit of Barbs
    Why: It's Tier 6. TIER SIX. You know what else is Tier 6? Lightning Fury, Freezing Arrow, Valkyrie, Pierce, Death Sentry, Shadow Master, Venom, Bone Spirit, Poison Nova, Lower Resist, Revive, Whirlwind, Berserk, Natural Resistance, Battle Command, Fist of the Heavens, Fanaticism, Conviction, Fire/Lightning/Cold Mastery, Fury, Summon Grizzly etc. Spirit of Barbs. ;_; I bet most of you have no idea how cool its aura is.
     
  5. The Lord of Darkness

    The Lord of Darkness IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Messages:
    684
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    Most useless skill: Find Potion
    Why: Potions are everywhere, why hork for them?
     
  6. Vang

    Vang IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,296
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    466
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    I've used Spirit of the Barbs on a character, so it can have a use.

    I'd say: Solar Creeper
    Why: I am not sure if anyone has ever used it in anyway effectively. Not to mention its pre-req probably never gets taken.
     
  7. Toy

    Toy IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    Immolation Arrow is horrible but it at least works if you have decent gear. Venom is just awesome.

    Blood Golem, Inferno, Arctic Blast, and Increased Stamina are the skills that I can think of off of the top of my head that are actually completely worthless. All of the other skills I can think of have at least some merit at one point in the game.
     
  8. Sass

    Sass IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    Messages:
    6,381
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    121
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    Cobra Strike.


    Seriously, how many have built around it with any real success?
     
  9. Kevin William Cox

    Kevin William Cox IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2005
    Messages:
    644
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    Grim Ward.

    Nuff said, absolutely useless.


    Kev
     
  10. Vang

    Vang IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,296
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    466
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    Come on! Grim Ward is a Throwing Barb's best friend!.

    I'll reckon Inferno and Arctic Blast because they are bugged at being useless.

    Blood Golem though I can not, as I made a Necro using him and he is one tough cookie!
     
  11. DeathMaster

    DeathMaster IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    4,262
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    466
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    No way, it is useless. Howl is much better.

    If you look for useless skill, you cannot include pre-req.

    The ultimate useless skill is either blade shield or Spirit of Barbs, take your pick.

    Why: Both are level 30 skill (tire 6). Both provide effectively no benefit. Blade shield does effectively no damage, only last 20 sec, and doesn't shield you from anything. Spirit of Barbs, I cannot think anyone used it seriously.



     
  12. Toy

    Toy IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    Well Blood Golem was useful at one point.

    I can't imagine the Necro you're talking about was ever used post-1.09.

    In the current version I'd take a 1 point Clay Golem over a 60 point Blood Golem any day.


     
  13. Sass

    Sass IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    Messages:
    6,381
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    121
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    It applies venom. That's extremely useful (for pvp).


    Pre-reqs are fine for calling them useless.


     
  14. Painman

    Painman IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Messages:
    2,030
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    I immediately thought of Find Potion, but it's already been posted. So I'll just +1 Find Potion. :p

    It's made obsolete by Find Item at lvl 12. Can't think of any reason why I'd ever sink more than 1 point into it.
     
  15. Toy

    Toy IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    I've found that 1 point in Find Potion is sort of useful for stocking up on rejuvs when I don't want to S&E to mule them on for whatever reason.
     
  16. Vang

    Vang IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,296
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    466
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    Using Spirit of the Barbs

    Using Blood Golem

    And How is Howl always better than Grim Ward? Grim Ward you can keep monsters away from you while still chucking pointing weapons at them. With howl you have to constantly get them off your back, especially in tight spaces.
     
  17. omgwtfbbqpwned

    omgwtfbbqpwned IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    7,042
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    Heh, that was the thread that inspired me to do a Revive/Poison Explosion/Spirit of Barbs/Thorns/Blood Golem Necromancer. I wonder when I'll get around to finishing him. :d /shakes fist at PvP characters

    Still, Spirit of Barbs is by far the worse Tier 6 skill. Hydra, Fire Golem, and Blade Shield have uses in PvP. Other Tier 6 skills have uses either in PvM or PvP or both. Spirit of Barbs, as one of those "ultimate skills you waited 29 levels to obtain" is a huge disappointment. Even pre-1.10.
     
  18. In the name of Zod

    In the name of Zod IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,819
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    468
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    Fire Golem? And what's so good about FG? Its worst than immolation arrow *hides*.
     
  19. Pijus

    Pijus IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,402
    Likes Received:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    Ice arrow. It could be made useful with 40 points in it and synergies, but is there anyone who has tried that? :D

    @Itnoz: Immolation arrow is really not useless. It's not great, but it's better than exploding arrow.
     
  20. Toy

    Toy IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Re: Name the most useless skill in the game.

    FG's aura is good for picking off 1 hp stragglers in pvp with a poison necro.


     

Share This Page