Swap dragon shield out for Hyperion,
Swap armor out for a shaftstop, or if not vs physical - eth weave prudence works well.
Tgods is ok, but only usable as sorb vs light. IK Belt + Boots + gloves is decent combo.
ed/max in armors is bugged iirc, 30/15 ed/ias'd be the way to go.
yes, less life with highland. the gains are when dueling other barbs using highland and dueling smiters. smiters will have the same range as you if you use small crescent and barbs will slightly outrange you. regarding prudence, if you use the socket recipe you will get a nice def armour, my dusk has 2651 def but i normally use duress when dueling other barbs to be honest.
all the armours mentioned are useful as too are the highland and small crescent. it may depend on which weapon you can get with a good roll %. good luck.
It's been a while, and I was always a hardcore dueler, but I wouldnt build mine the way anyones listed it above, I've had great success with something closer to the following:
4x ed/ias'd jewelers xxx of the whale
Eth oath highland
ed/ias as needed, rest ed/max (I dont believe its bugged in shields?) in an AToD
Tele amulet with other mods (ie +skills, stats, life, resistence etc)
dual stat, +life etc etc rare ring
Now, I dont remember the IAS breakpoints off the top of my head, but if theres any left that you need, which there shouldnt be, get it from the gloves, otherwise I'm an advocate of IK gloves (free 40 stats, cant go wrong there)
Of course, this is a zerker, not a WWer.
It works better IMO to go to 53 for the eth oath balrog blade.
As I said, there are likely differences between the hc/sc ideal build, and I left out a lot of specifics such as charms, switch-gear and all that jazz, but its a very solid HC build, which I'm sure would catch a lot of people off gaurd. Basically your goal is to get a teleporting, 9frame zerk barb with a lotta damage, solid life and max blocking. Oh yeah, if I recall correctly, its 125%IAS you need to hit 9frame zerk with the eth oath BB.
thanks for all ur suggestions, but im having trouble getting a sword/axe for oath and i cant get an eth dusk shroud to try prudence. nebody know of a good place to run to get those 2 items? or if they are readily tradeable?
-excellent dmg if u get a good roll, and still alright dmg if u get a bad one.
-adds indestructible mod so can be in an eth wep (lower reqs + more dmg!)
-as u said, reaches last ww bp
-low req lvl
unfortunately, ww doesnt trigger 'chance to cast x on hit/attack' mods.
-wide range of possible %ed (non issue if u by the thing already made)
-rediculous impossibility of finding/trading eth weps to make one in (same as above)