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Quick Barb-Q

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by WhiskeyJack, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. WhiskeyJack

    WhiskeyJack IncGamers Member

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    Quick Barb-Q

    In the last couple of weeks, i've decided to vary things a little and have a character other than a zealot actually make it out of normal. So far, I've got a fishymancer, and a LF (I think) javazon that are interesting me. My next interest is a barb- I'm trying to make what I guess is a variant of a concentration barb, based on sword mastery (it's a book character idea).

    So far, I have figured max conc, max BO (for synergy) and max SwordMA. That's about 64 pts, so I'm wondering what to do with the rest. Max bash for Conc. synergy? pts. in iron skin or natural res? pts in leap attack or ww for more attack options? I'm not after the perfect build, but something fun and viable through hell. Oh, I'm playing predominantly untwinked, and if possible, would like to eventually be using a two-handed sword w/o a shield or 2nd sword.

    thanks for any advice!

    :drink: WJ
     
  2. Kaysaar

    Kaysaar IncGamers Member

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    I'd max shout too, even more defense, and it's a Berserk syngergy. Then after that I'd either work on Bash, or I believe howl (whichever is the other berserk synergy, but that's up to you).
     
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    Zertuals_Ovrlrd IncGamers Member

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    Ooooh a Barb-Q! I'll have a T-Bone, medium rare please ;)

    Seriously though... Have you checked out Halciet's guide? It's on the Strategy Compendium.

    He suggests this skill plan:

    20 Concentrate
    20 Weapon Mastery
    20 Battle Orders
    20 Shout
    15 Bash
    And one point wonders (Battle Command, Howl, Taunt, Berserk, Battle Cry, Leap Attack, Find Item)

    Z_O
     
  4. WhiskeyJack

    WhiskeyJack IncGamers Member

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    yum, a t-bone...the funny things you notice about a title when someone else brings it up...

    I'll check out the guide...ty!
    WJ
     
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    steelsixtyIV IncGamers Member

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    Most Concentrate barbs go for the high defence so I would add Shout and a Defiance merc. Battle Cry, Battle Command and Zerk are good one point wonders. I am not a big fan of maxing any weapon mastery but the extra AR helps. A finished build I would recommend would look like:

    20 Conc
    20 BO/Shout
    4 Natural Resists
    1 Zerk
    1 Battle Cry and Command
    Rest in Iron Skin
     
  6. Milamber

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    Only being new to 1.1 I do not think my advice qualifies...but I would again go along the route of a S/S Concentration Barb.

    20 Axe Mastery
    20 Shout
    20 Concentrate
    20 BO
    1 Zerk
    Howl
    Taunt
    BC
     
  7. ashrael2

    ashrael2 IncGamers Member

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    Mmmm.... Bar-B-Q
     

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