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Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

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  1. bernardshakey

    bernardshakey Diabloii.Net Member

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    Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    Hi, i started a frenzy barbarian (^^) a while back and he's coming to the point where he needs those items to push him further. I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice as to what runewords or equipment have desirable auras or curses that compliment the frenzy barb and his merc.

    Cheers
    Shakey
     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    Wel here is what I suggest. Get a beastz for main side. for offhand choose a powerful zerk weapon such as greifz, edeathz (most powerful for PVM), e death cleaver zod. Or you could use doomz on main side and beastz on off hand if you wanted also.

    For the curse, go with lifetap so get dracs. Its ow and lifetap cast is pretty much a must for frenzy.


     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    Thanks for the reply

    So use a 6 socket axe, spair socket for zod? I'll give it a shot. Are there any good armours for stacking?

    Shakey
     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    for max damage its decrep might merc and dual grief. brand a1 merc is also a possibility but hard to keep alive. remember to use enigma to get decrep procced easily and keep merc dps up
     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    my frenzy barb stackith the auras.
    doom/Blessed aim merc
    beastz/lwz. run anywhere, do anything(but pvp)
    stashed azurewrath.
     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    runewords have to be exact; for example enigma runeword requires exactly 3 sockets in the armor for the 3 runes, no more or less. If you have a spare socket, it's wrong.

    oh, don't use my armor example for pvm, that was socketing example, try fortitude or something else



     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    Have you tried it yourself? Enigma is awesome with a reaper's merc, getting high dps both from the decrep cast and mercs weapon too, which the forti would be missing. And of course the much faster movement



     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    Could i just get a definite on this zod subject? How can you put a zod in after the runword has been made?

    Shakey

    Ed:This whole issue revolves around the ability to make the weapon indestructible, and whether you can do so with beast, etc.
     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    You cant any more legitimately. the only way people do it is the atma hack to make items indestructible in single player..
     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    that is not a runeword... if you dont have the right amount of sockets exactly for the rw you are making, enjoy a nice wep with some rune bonuses.


     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    a pride mercinary ia also a good aura stack.
     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    If you want to go aura nuts, get you a Might desert merc with a Pride, and hold Doom and Beast. Also keep a couple of Lawbringer PBs on your switch so that you can decrep things.

    Personally I don't go for all that. I use a Faith act 1 merc and I hold a LW PB in my offhand. Gives me all the boost I need.
     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    There wont be much to boost though in that case. a solid hitting setup is dual griefs with might/reaper merc, with enigma the decrep procs a lot(and helps damage way more than any aura) and merc deals a ton of damage too(unlike pride setup), and is cheaper than any of the show-off builds
     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    if you set up using beast/lw, pride blessed aim merc he will do fairly affective dmg, of course it will be short of anyother weapon used by your merc.
     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    merc and the character would both do crap damage in that case..
     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    how do you figure?
    the characters dmg will only improve from the conc aura, not to mention make 20% of the attacks uninteruptable, and the merc will certainly have less dmg considering he will basicly have base dmg.
     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    I was giving him some examples of good weapons thats all.


     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    damage improvement from reaper to pride is questionable - on a titan build that has 2000+ ed, 345 isnt that big, while -50 physical res is huge on the generally resistant enemies. Blessed aim is pointless with griefs itd and -def, last wish and beast are both low damage(less than half of grief damage).
     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    Personally Grief Phase + Last wish phase blade seems like the best set up for Frenzy in PVM while lacking in overall straight damage when you factor in the offhand bonuses of Lifetap,Fade,Might and 60% crushing blow it can be a pretty effective combo.

    Grief/Grief is the best damage overall though but Crushing blow would be seriously lacking without switching out Arreats for Guillames.

    Assumes perfect rolls in a 15 ed base phase blade.

    Grief phases
    Without DS - 5167 - 5227
    With - 9157- 9263

    While with Grief/Last wish
    Grief - 6037 - 6107
    Last wish - 2095-2373

    With Deadly Strike
    Grief - 10699 - 10823
    Last Wish - 3712 -4205

    This is assuming Max damage build with 150 strength and without reliance on merc who usually cant catch up to you when in a frenzy with Torch/Anni/Arreats/Fort/Highlords/Gores

    At level 85 grief would have 77% chance of DS/CS and Last wish 63% chance of DS/CS.



    EDIT
    Forgot to add in Battle command so the damage may be a little off
     
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    Re: Stacking auras/ curses for frenzybarb

    but he didnt ask what was the best set up, he asked the best aura stack. who cares if greif is "better?"
    BLessed aim is very usefull Vs things that ITD do not work aginst. act bosses, ubers, mini ubers, champions, uniques...
    i use beast lw and do just fine in the dmg department. 4 and 5k 3k is pleanty... grief has such better aplications than a pvm Fbarb.
     

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