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Patriarch Artagas

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  1. Artagas

    Artagas IncGamers Member

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    Patriarch Artagas

    Yayz! This wasn't an easy one. As i have posted in the daily, i dusted off my old frenzy barb who was my first sp char under classic (cleverly named after my own self), and launched an assault against hell minions. I got some multiplayer help in actII from one of Snuva's chars a few weeks ago, but ActIII-V were done in solo. Certainly not a powerful char, but hell viable, and oftentimes immensly fun to play. What made it even harder, that i just recently swapped to a might merc, who is only lev69 or so, and dies way too often, so i pretty much had to do late game merc-less.

    Dracul's grasp was certainly the key to survival, it triggered very often (no surprise with a 5 frame attack) and pretty much kept me on max hp. Made act bosses ridicolously easy in particular (1 healing potion a piece for Diablo and Baal). Same for ancients hadn't they spawned Fire Enchanted 4 times in a row insta' killing me, of course. When they finally didn't i had an easy time killing them. Hardest part of the game was definitely the frozen river (gloams, ghosts...and i can't leech with berserk...oh, joy!), the chaos sanctuary wasn't easy either, though i only had 1 IM dead during the whole game.
    Here is the build and gear, before you would start some fun flaming, think how many mistakes you made building your first char :p

    bash: 2 (yeah :p )
    berserk: 1 (ok, but not vital imho. but when i started this char, i didn't hope for neat solutions like passion)
    frenzy: 20
    leap: 1, no leap attack...yet.
    sword mastery: 20 (if i knew i would have 12k ar on one hand and itd on the other by late game...ah well...synergy wouldn't have been much better anyways)
    taunt: 6
    war cry: 7
    bo: 20, prereqs, battle command: 1
    increased stamina: 1 (yeah, i am a genius)
    nat res: 3 (go me!, go me!)

    rhand: Imp Impaler
    Legend Sword
    'Shael'
    One-Hand Damage: 62 to 194
    Two-Hand Damage: 140 to 300
    Durability: 30 of 44
    Required Dexterity: 100
    Required Strength: 175
    Required Level: 44
    Sword Class - Fastest Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x783b04be
    +178% Enhanced Damage
    +1 to Minimum Damage
    Lightning Resist +24%
    4% Life stolen per hit
    50% Increased Attack Speed
    +39 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
    +1303 to Attack Rating (Based on Character Level)
    Socketed (1: 1 used)

    lhand: lightsabre
    switch: demon limb, for 'zerk i just removed light sabre and used the rare 2handed
    helm: arreat's face
    armor: vipermagi (+34)
    gloves: dracul's grasp
    boots: goblin toe (i need more cb badly)
    belt: nosferatus (silly me...i dont need oias...should have muled on arachnid mesh, just noticed that)
    ring1: raven frost
    ring2: crafter with leech, lighting res and +ar
    amulet: +1 skill, +8 res all, 8% dam goes to mana
    charms: some resistances, life and a extra dam (poison, cold)
     
  2. Nightfish

    Nightfish IncGamers Member

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    Too long, didn't read.


    No... wait... The other thing... Ah, yes: Congrats! :clap:
     
  3. Kefir-Tribe

    Kefir-Tribe IncGamers Member

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    Congratulations! :thumbsup:

    Not nearly as screwed up as my first char :D.
     
  4. Shadow Raven

    Shadow Raven IncGamers Member

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    it's a realy feat that you managed to pat your first char mine so to scerwed to even attempt it. IIRC he had 20 points in nat res and like 20 in sword mastery and none in BO :(

    Congratulations :clap: :clap:

    SR
     
  5. Wonko the Sane

    Wonko the Sane IncGamers Member

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    Big congratulations! Hopefully many more pats will be a-coming. :)
     
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    Congrats on frenzy Pat! :thumbsup:
     
  7. Vargas

    Vargas IncGamers Member

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    Is he your favourite char? I'm asking that 'cuz the name, "Artagas".
    Mine is a frenzy, sword wielding barb too, named "Vargas" :D .

    Excelent pat. Congratulations.
     
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    Congratz to your patty :clap:

    DX
     
  9. Artagas

    Artagas IncGamers Member

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    I had no other char when i started him, so that is why he was named "Artagas".
    But yeah, he is sort of my favourite too. Playing him really gives me a sense of "fighting", unlike with my more cheesy builds.
    I will be levelling him now for a while, so i can try how he works with Azurewrath, as well as raise war cry to a decent level.

    One of his flaws, which i haven't mentioned is that he has 250 str and 150 dex after items which is completely unnecessary (i didn't have a lot of +stat gear when i played through normal/nm with him). But on the other hand, low vit and relatively low (2k) hp forces me to play more focused.
    Maybe i will take advantage of the high str and put some serious def on him. (templar's might comes to mind. not an ideal barb armor by any means, but it has sort of a "coolness" to it).
     
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    Vargas IncGamers Member

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    EEEEEEK :scared: ! Your noob! (just kidding, the original Vargas was my first DII char too, in 1.07. Back then, we had no sinergies, and I put 15 pts in Double Swing and just 10 in Frenzy, with the idea of charge-up Frenzy and kill the enemies with DS :bonk: ). Later on, I re-made the char for 1.10, but hadn't enougth time to Pat him until now... Maybe in a close future.
    Mata, ne.
     

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