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Polearm Barbarian vs. IK Barbarian

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by Honored, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. Honored

    Honored IncGamers Member

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    Polearm Barbarian vs. IK Barbarian

    Say I wanted to make a barbarian who uses a polearm. Say i didn't want to use the IK set. Think there is a set up that can beat the IK set for the barbarian? Thanks :fortuneteller:
     
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    Von Lazuli IncGamers Member

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    Of course there is a set up which uses a polearm and is better than the IK set. Unfortunately it costs a bit more than the IK set.

    How does this sound:
    Arreats
    Leviathan
    Verdungos/SoE
    Bloodfists
    Gores
    Highlords + Ravens
    And some big big polearm (eBotD GPA and Tombreaver spring to mind, but Bonehew is a nice budget one.)

    Laz
     
  3. soul killer

    soul killer Banned

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    Dude,even a naked lvl9 barb could pwn an IK barb, so you wont have any problems.
     
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    Ik barbs should stick to PvM anyway, they get owned in PvP games. Yer any set up with big dmg will take one out quick, they never get decent defence for lack of forti and arreats so it shouldnt be to hard to hit (they have about 14k defence)
    Id say use fortitude instead of leviathan (300% dmg is gooood, and res aint bad) and instead of bloodfist i go for perf souldrainers, only 1 raven-i tend to go for a big leech ring(carrion wind) or a bk5 which makes this character viable in PvM aswell
     
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    I assumed when he meant "beat" an IK barb he implied just a better build rather then PvP situations. Hell ya either way though. EBOTD GPA's are really good.
     
  6. sirwhere

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    The other day I made a small calculation. IK maul with 250% ed and 70% ias (socketed with some ed/ias cheap jewels) vs ebotd warpike 370%.

    Vs animals, the pike pwnz IK maul, but...

    Vs demons and undead, the IK maul is BETTER than the pike, except that the pike has better range. If you keep whirls short, then they come just about equal.

    Since most monsters are demon/undead, a properly socketed IK maul certainly is one of the best PVM weaps out there. By the way, I didn't factor in IK's crushing blow.

    An ebotd great poleaxe or ghost spear will be better than IK maul, but not much better. And would be way, way, way more expensive ;)
     
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    whats the trade value on a full IK set, in runes or p gems?

    just curious, as i don't play much expansion.

    thanks.

    ~uswest ladder
     
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    Right now it's pretty easy to get one. I've seen them going for stuff like um runes.
     
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    i just built a pvm polearm barb simply because i think scythes are the cooleest looking weapon in the game, my set up is

    arreats
    mara's
    eth Reapers Toll (almost perfect) zod'd
    Enigma (fort in stash)
    ****ty gloves atm, the 5% ll 5% crushing blow
    dual leech ring, raven frost
    perf dungo
    gores

    not the best set up, but its fun, and i can solo all of the normal game (havnt done any of the mini ubers or tristram)

    the problem with using the weapon i have, is that its base speed is decent, but i cant increase it, with a IK you can put jewels to hit the breakpoint, but the weapon itself isnt as good (my max dmg is 705, 14% ll, 33% deadly strike)
     
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    Cool, another sylish barb, soo sick of seeing ebotd zerker users out there. I have one that uses a botd war pike ^^. Reminds me of back in Classic diab where the 2-handed barbs were gods.
     
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    6 Pemerald pike ftw.
     

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