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Need Help With My Berserker Build!!

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by hotrodder13, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. hotrodder13

    hotrodder13 IncGamers Member

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    Need Help With My Berserker Build!!

    I'm going to start a berserker barbarian soon, but I need to know where to start my build. Heres what I got from one guide:
    1-3 Leap Attack - good to get out of sticky situations or catch leapers
    1-5 Concentrate - I dont know...maybe for that hit that really counts?
    20 Berserker - Your main skill, very important
    1 Bash - Pre-requiste for Berserker
    1 Stun - Pre-requiste for Beserker
    20 Combat Mastery (Axe or Sword) Which is better for Beserk
    1-5 Natural Resistance - Raise your elemental resistances
    1 Iron Skin - Pre-requiste for Natural Resistance
    20 Battle Orders - Helps your party

    Min Total Skill Points Used - 66
    Max Total Skill Points Used - 73

    With over 20 points left should I also max whirlwind? Or maybe power up Berserk with its Shout and Howl synergies? Please help improve this build!
     
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    snow_crash IncGamers Member

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    i suggest powering up zerk wit howl after all else is done, you won't have much use for shout, seeing as how zerk negates defense. I think maybe you should go with a one handed weapon and a shield, so it can take a few hits for you, but whatever, style is important :lol:
     
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    Phantasy IncGamers Member

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    I would put some into concentrate and some into shout. I'm guessing someday you might want PvP. I just BvB against a berserk Barb and he got wasted, simply due to the fact his def is greatly affected by berserk and I had a 75% blocking and good life and def. Also if you run into magic immune monsters (not too often) you could rely on conc with shout to help you.
     
  4. hotrodder13

    hotrodder13 IncGamers Member

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    Yea I think im gonna go with one handed sword and shield. My friends getting me a Grandfather and Stormshield.
     
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    Vajar IncGamers Member

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    Thats the way to go then. Here's the rest of the equipment you should use:

    Grandfather - ED
    Stormshield - UM

    2x Warcry

    Arreats Face - IAS
    Highlords
    Twitchroe - IAS
    LoH
    Nature's Peace
    Raven Frost
    Verdungo's Cord
    Goreriders

    Not ideal but damn good. There's obvious improvements, like ED/IAS jewels and Ohm in GF. Dual stat ring w/AR and high life instead of nature's peace.
     
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    hotrodder13 IncGamers Member

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    I want this to mainly be a PvM type Berserker, but I want to face off against Dclone maybe a couple times when I find him. Is this a good build since he is VERY vunerable to magic?
     
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    imho, conc > zerk. i have a strong feeling you'll be using conc more often and in more situations, especially in hell. the most important difference to me is being interrupted. zerk gets interrupted a lot.

    synergizing with howl is a good idea, as howl keeps you from being swarmed.

    this seems like an old .09 guide. .10 zerker guides generally are like this:
    20 zerk
    20 BO
    20 mastery
    20 howl
    (1-20) war cry (i don't like it much)
    1-20 shout otherwise

    the basic principle is: do something to the mobs with a warcry so that they don't attack you. then, attack the boss first (as most warcries don't affect bosses) and the minions after.

    from what i have read, howl is better than war cry now, which is good because it synergizes with zerk.
     
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    Superhal IncGamers Member

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    a zerker is not especially vulnerable to elemental attacks (everybody is vulnerable to magic, but dclone doesn't use magic.) zerk causes defense to be ignored in the to-hit calcuations, not resists. absorbs and resistance still works.
     
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    leihotikan IncGamers Member

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    Do u reccomend any special weapon type or mastery? I am making zerker +hork (find item) especially for very tough boses like Diablo Clone, Baal and other tough mofos. I planed to use the most dmg weapon I can get so maybe Polearm or Spear? There are damn good weapons like Tomb Reaver, and I have no funds no to make Botd. So?
     
  10. SkylineFanatic

    SkylineFanatic Banned

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    EMMMMM dude, if your ura full on berserker y would u need shout?
    Berserk does make your defence rating do down for a 1/4 of a second or something.. so even if you are thinking about putting points into shout there'd be no point.
     
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    irrr i F'd up i mean u do need some into shout cuz its a berserk synergy
     

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