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PvM Helm Question

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by GargonCerlan, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. GargonCerlan

    GargonCerlan IncGamers Member

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    PvM Helm Question

    Which would you use for PvM only... A 3 os fanged helm with +3 shout +2 Battle Orders socketed with 3 40%ed +15max/10 min jewels, or upped arreats... If I free up having to use shout and BO with that helm (using +skills to beef up the rest, dual echoing weapons, maras, bk rings, maybe charms) I can invest into other helpful skills earlier on. This is probably for a pit/cow/ancient tunnel/rof/wsk ww/polearm runner. Which do you think would be more beneficial if I plan to play in full hell games?
     
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    Aerath IncGamers Member

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    Imo, Arreats reigns supreme unless you can make an extremely sick delirium helm. And even then it's doubtful.

    30% Faster Hit Recovery
    20% Bonus To Attack Rating
    +2 To Barbarian Skill Levels
    3-6% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)
    All Resistances +30
    +20 To Strength
    +20 To Dexterity
    +2 To Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)

    Versus just a few skills ?
     
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    kmk-soldier IncGamers Member

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    upped arreats, much better then a little bit more wc skills
     
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    ed/max, ed/min jewels are bugged when used in armors, so Arreats.
     
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    GargonCerlan IncGamers Member

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    The whole idea on using the 3 os helm was so that I wouldnt have to invest any points in shout or battle orders, and to use +skills items to boost them since they'd be at a lower level. I hope to have at least 2500 base life before battle orders anyway, which should be sufficient, I think anyway. Since I wouldnt be putting any physical points into shout or battle orders, i could invest them elsewhere for damage inflicting skills. I do agree that arreats is an all around great helm, don't get me wrong, but I suppose that having high life and def is always a good thing, even pvm.... thanks for the input.


    since the 40/maxmin jewels are bugged, wouldn't straight 40% ed jewels work just as well? with maybe a fhr mod or something useful as a suffix?
     
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    Zangeif IncGamers Member

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    You can't invest in any more damage inflicting skills other than WW and mastery for a WW barb, I don't see what "saving" points really does for you.

    Arreats is the best choice for a ww barb, unless you find a godly rare like +2barb %AR on level 2os +3ww, but that helm probably doesn't exist on your realm and would cost a ton if it did.
     
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    Omikron8 IncGamers Member

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    No helm can compete with the crappiest plain arreat's for a barbarian in PvM.
     
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    why wouldnt u want to NOT invest points in battle orders?

    every barb should MAX it! a great skill for any type of barb :)
     
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    Guillaume`s Face.
     

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