Uriah_Heep said:Absolutely even.My mauler kills DC very fast.
Tiny bit of edge? ^^Burnt_toasty said:I agree. Both are kinda even. The Werewolf fury is easier to accomplish versus a bear. But the bear has atiny bit of and edge over the wolf because of shockwave.
Thats why people suggest wolves first.
Max maul, max bear, max lycan, max how, then a few in shockwave ^^inkanddagger said:honestly, maul isn't so great right now. now I'm not knocking It, I'm just saying the preferred way to make a bear now would be fire claws.
For a PvM bear you could max lycanth, bear, fireclaws, and two fire claws synergies. You would have massive defense from maxing bear. Or, if you don't prefer that, you could max maul instead, but realize that Maul is mostly useful now as a charge up skill before fire claws. Shockwave is a one point wonder for bears, allowing you to pick and choose your target at will. If you decided to just max lycanth and fire claws, you could still have shockwave and either go for oak sage or yet another fire claws synergy. And you will still benefit from maul doing stun. But since fire immunities are often a problem, pumping maul might still be useful - but bears can really get away with 2 handed weapons much easier than anything else in the game, making them have a lot of physical damage anyhow.
in 09 maul was the greater, in 1.1 I still say bear owns the wolf, but with more emphasis on high damage output with fire claws and 1 point investemnts into stun skills.
Uriah_Heep said:I don't understand why people underestimate maulers that much.Shockwave is the best PvM skill and with 3x shael Tomb Reaver +Reaper's Toll merc=PvM machine.I am not speaking hypotheticaly.Anybody can ask me to help with Ancients and DC and I will demonstrate.