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Questions about equipment on my barb

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by jetjaguar x, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. jetjaguar x

    jetjaguar x IncGamers Member

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    Questions about equipment on my barb

    ok well im making a pvp barb ..
    and i have some questions about the armor i should use ..
    now i know people say use the least str u need and max vit ..
    if thats true i could basically use a duskshroud enigma and only have
    a base str of 55 or so .. but the defense on that is pretty low .. like 1200 ..
    but wut do u guys suggest as a base .. like what armor is good enough for a barb to wear .. i know eth steel carapace is very godly for straight melee .. and enigma for casters .. is it best to go with the highest defense enigma u can find ?? or is a duskshroud enig enough ? .. i want my barb to be pretty effective against both bvb and non melee .. so i would obviously switch between enigma and a eth steel carapace ?
     
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    i would think that the str bonus from arreats dracs or steels, ss, and your BotD would more than enough support something such as an ethreal valor.
     
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    jetjaguar x IncGamers Member

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    an eth valor is better then like a sacred armor enigma or eth steel carapace
     
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    1200 defense on armor isn't really that low, it's a pretty decent amount. Valor is nice, but since you don't get to multiply item vit in the BO formula anymore, it's not as great as it used to be, in my opinion. Ethereal Steel Carapace is, like you mentioned, great for melee, but overall, I think something along the lines of an Enigma dusk shroud or archon plate makes for the best all-around armor you can get, based on all the incredibly useful mods, especially for a whirler.

    Sacred Armor enigma is kinda bleh, since it has those huge str reqs and stam/run penalties. Use a light armor for it.

    -Hal
     
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    thanks hal .. maybe ill get a superior archon plate enigma
     
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    I probably wouldn't get a superior one, as the repair costs are going to be insane. I had a superior wire fleece Chains of Honor, and it was costing me somethign like 46k per point to repair. It's all up to you though.

    -Hal
     
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    ok ill get a regular archon plate then
     

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