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Patriarch Malkuth - SC Wolfbarb

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  1. Dagaz

    Dagaz Diabloii.Net Member

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    This is my first pat thread. I loved this wolf so much I just had to make it :)
    I hope I’m doing this thread right. If not, please correct me.


    Name: Malkuth
    Class: Wolf-Barb
    Level: 85

    Stats:
    Strength: 275/290
    Dexterity: 64/112
    Vitality: 171/180
    Energy: 10/20

    Resists (with Natural resistance):
    Fire: 75
    Cold: 55
    Lightning: 69
    Poison: 45

    MF: 0
    GF: 0
    FR/W: 30
    FHR: 22
    IAS: 90
    FCR: 25

    Bash: 1/2
    Berserk: 3/4

    Sword Mastery: 20/21
    Increased Stamina: 1/2
    Iron Skin: 20/21
    Increased Speed: 13/14
    Natural Resistance: 13/14

    Howl: 1/5
    Shout: 1/5
    Battle Orders: 20/24
    Battle Command: 1/5

    Gear:
    Helm: Wolfhowl (6/3/6) with 36% ed, +5 max dmg jewel
    Armor: Fortitude (28 all res)
    Weapon: eth Oath (288% ed) in Highland Blade (2h)
    Gloves: Laying of Heands
    Belt: String of Ears (7ll, 15% dr)
    Boots: Gore Rider
    Ring 1: Raven Frost (246 AR, 18 dex)
    Ring 2: Raven Frost (234 AR, 19 dex)
    Amulet: Highlord’s Wrath
    Shield: None
    Switch: 2x Spirit in Crystal Sword
    Charms: Various resistance, max dmg and AR charms.

    Merc: Guardian Angel, Kira’s Guardian (70 all res), eth Reaper’s Toll.

    LCS:
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    Thoughts:

    - I leveled him as WW barb until he could equip Wolfhowl. Leveling was slow and dull.
    - This guy is super fast and effective. Granted, I played Hell on p1, but apart from a bit slower progress in Chaos Sanctuary, he was a breeze. He smashed Ball’s minions in no time and Baal himself in a minute or two.
    - I thought resistances will pose a problem. They did not.
    - The defense of this guy is just insane.
    - Mana burners were a problem, but not a game changing drawback.
    - Wolfbarb are super fun, fast and easy to play. He just cuts through most of enemies like through butter.
    - I would recommend this build to almost anyone. Anytime. Probably most fun D2 build I’ve ever tried.
    - Too bad there’s not much to do with him. He has 0 MF and he’s not that effective in Pits, AT or anywhere.
    - Future plans: I’ll probably run Baal with him a little. I spawned an almost perfect WSK map and would like to make some useof it. Other than that I don’t really know at the moment.

    Thanks for reading ;)
     
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    Babyhell Diabloii.Net Member

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    Idea kept for a future barb :) 0 MF can lead to a nice base dropper maybe ?
     
  3. Dagaz

    Dagaz Diabloii.Net Member

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    Yes, some nice potential bases did drop but I did not make a record of them. He did find Rixot's Keen, a grailer for me, and Hellforge was Gul.

    It seems I made a lady out ot my barb :D Is it possible to correct thread name to "Patriarch"?
     
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    Maltatai Diabloii.Net Member

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    No, you can't edit thread titles, sadly. It would have been tremedously convenient.

    Perhaps this particular wolfhowl turns Malkuth into a female werewolf?:D
     
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  5. Dagaz

    Dagaz Diabloii.Net Member

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    Haha, maybe you're right! :)
    That reminded me of some ring in Baldur's Gate that changed characters gender. And it was cursed, so you could not remove it without some spell :D
     
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    Maltatai Diabloii.Net Member

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    Not to mention the fabled scroll discovered by the most esteemed pinnacle of conjurer virtue from Thay in the second game...

    You know, now you are practically honour-bound to write Malkuths interesting backstory. We're waiting.
     
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    T72on1 Diabloii.Net Member

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    Congrats on the Mat, euhm, Pat. Wolfbarbs are indeed a ton of fun !!!
     
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    maxicek Moderator Single Player

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    Congratulations on the (now fixed) Patriarch.

    What base was the Oath in? Was it 2h you didn’t say what was in the off hand?
     
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    Dagaz Diabloii.Net Member

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    I know :D But I'm actually making my living with writing, so D2 is my not-writing time :p

    Forgot to mention about weapon. It's made in eth Highland Blade (I'll edit original post). I used it previously with WW barb and just kept it when respec'd to Wolfbarb. It's 388-558 dmg (2 handed). I actually used eth Death as offhand for some time but the damage is higher with 2h Oath. There's perhaps room for improvement here.
    Oh, and thanks for correcting the gender ;)
     
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    DiabloTwoinDC Diabloii.Net Member

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    I always wanted to make a wolf barb, but am put off by the lvl requirement of Wolfhowl. There needs to be a low lvl item that lets you change into a spirit wolf or something. :confused:
     
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    Dagaz Diabloii.Net Member

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    Yeah, the level is sadly very high ... After I was able to use Wolfhowl, I went back to Normal and Nightmare and did all the quests I missed the first time around and even went to find all Waypoints. He was just so much fun :)
     

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