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outfitting a MF conc barb

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  1. SM17H

    SM17H Banned

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    outfitting a MF conc barb

    i was just wondering what would be good (cheap, easy to get) MF gear i should use for my conc barb when i do MF runs?

    at the moment the only MF gear i have are 2 ali baba's on switch that i got from a generous donation from someone..

    i really want to get some MF gear so i can find some half decent items that i could use or trade for some of the items i need..

    ive never used MF before so i dont know what gear would be best for me (obviously something with MF huh :thumbsup: )

    any ideas, tips or help on offer?
     
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    3 ptopaz helm (even better if it's a Barb Helm with some helpful +skills)
    3 ptopaz armour
    Chanceguards
    Goldwrap
    Nagelring
    "Rhyme" shield (Shael Eth)
     
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    A Conc Barb won't be able to get the highest possible amount of MF, but he will be able to run Meph/Baal/Pit quickly and easily. I'm asuming you are going for a Mace Barb

    My suggestion for you:
    Helm ~ IK Helm /w 2 P Topaz's (70ish)
    Weap1 ~ Normal Weapon (IK Maul/Upgraded Steeldriver are cheap options)
    Weap2 ~ Echoing Weapons (+3 War Cries) or Ali's
    Armour ~ 4 P Topaz Gothic Plate or Higher (96)
    Amulet ~ Tancreds Weird (78% with another piece)
    Boots ~ Tancreds (Other piece)
    Rings ~ Nagels or other MF Rings (50ish)
    Gloves ~ MF Rare/Magical or Chance Guards (30ish)
    Belt ~ Goldwrap (30)

    All pretty easy items to get ahold of and that will give you 350-odd MF without using Ali's. With Ali Babas you're looking more towards 400+, which isn't too bad at all for common gear.

    Sam
     
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    would this be a good set out?

    Helm: Harly w/Ptopaz? (too hard to get?) -- 50% Stealskull? w/Ptopaz -- IK helm 2pTopaz
    Armour: Skullder's Ire w/Ptopaz
    Weapons: Ali Baba x2
    Gloves: Chance Guards
    Boots: 50% War travlers?
    Belt: Goldwrap??
    Ammy: ???
    Ring: 2 Nagels

    maybe i should go for tancreds boots and ammy? sounds alright

    how hard would it be to get all these items, are they hard to trade for?

    also, how hard is it to get MF charms, 2nd mod not important, just stock standard MF charms?

    milamber, u said to have a rythm shield but wouldnt it be better to just have 2 alis on switch for the last hit? or thats not the best tactic?
     
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    you have the 2 ali babas on switch, but you need a main damage weapon which you don't have listed

    I used tancreds until I found war travs and a prismatic MF ammy
     
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    It depends on what type of Barb this is, Sword/Mace etc...
    For Mace I wouldn't even bother with Ali's, unless you are really keen for the extra 150 MF (which is alot). Also, who are you targeting, Meph or Pit?

    Sam
     
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    Harly and Skullders will be hard to get, and probably a perfect pair of war travs as well.

    Yes, you have your final blow with dual baba's, but you will still be killing the majority of monsters with your norm weapon...so 25% MF is better than none...unless you have Ist's lying around (which are better served in your baba's 1st)
     
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    im gonna be targeting the pit probably.. and also boss runs.. i'm going to have mace mastery (sorry i didnt mention) i actually have no mastery at the moment ive got 15odd spare points to start it..

    my main weapon at the moment is a nords.. i also have a baranas.. my shield at the moment is a stormy..
     
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    thats true.. i guess i'l make a rythm, 25 is better than none..
     
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    Well, If you are going to run The Pit I wouldn't use the Ali's on switch. You will have to switch back and forth all the time because of the large amount of bosses in there and it becomes quite tedious after a while, but if you don't mind it then go for it.

    As for your normal weapon, most Conc Barbs use a high damage 2H weapon such as IK Maul or an Upgraded Bonesnap/Steeldriver.

    In regard to your helm, if you can get a Stealskull use that, but high %MF ones are not easy to come by and Harley's are even rarer.

    Sam
     
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    thanks for the help :thumbsup:

    im using a weapon and shield though (nords and stormy.. going to use a nords and rythm)

    whats the most MF you can get off a blue or yellow ammy and ring? is it very hard to find?

    is it hard to trade for MF charms even if they dont have 2nd mods?
     
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    man, you can make them yourself!

    Get a suitable SC and 3 perfect gems and cube! I forget the ilvl required though.
     
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    The most I've seen on an Amulet is 34%, but I'm sure there's higher.

    MF Charms with no 2nd mod are quite easy to get, if you find the right person. I know when I was looking for them someone traded me like 10 of them for some PGems to cube 7% MF Charms with 2nd mods.

    Sam
     
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    but i dont have tons of Pgems, whats the chances of them being MF?

    id trade for MF charms with Pgems :)
     
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    Well sometimes ya gotta do it the hard way! ;)

    Where abouts are you up to?
     
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    Isn't that a contradiction?

    You don't have heaps of Pgems but you can trade them? :scratch:
     
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    it sounds like it, but i didnt mean it.. :)

    i've got about 100 or so, but i dont know what the ods of cubing an MF charm are and i meant i dont have heaps to just keep trying.. im willing to trade some though

    im lvl 76 start of act 2 hell
     
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    We're all in the same boat in regards to the cubing side of things. Nothing good comes from nothing.

    I believe any SC's you pick up from Hell can be spawned into MF charms....I actually pretty positive.

    Cubing is a repetitive task, but it can be rewarding.
     
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    whats a rough estimate of it being an MF charm? do all the prefixes or suffixes have the same amount of chance to cube?
     
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    To be quite honest I have no idea, I'm not one of the statiticians of the board!

    I cube them with a fair frequency, it just depends on how fussy you are.

    It's like asking how many times will it take to roll the perfect Cruel Thunder Maul of Quickness....some people do it in one roll others never get it.
     

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