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Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by blackcell, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. blackcell

    blackcell IncGamers Member

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    Stormlash

    I'm just wondering if a frenzy barb duel wielding Stormlashes would be viable?

    Any opinions would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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    mephiztophelez IncGamers Member

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    Re: Stormlash

    yep. stormlash wouldn't do so good on a ww-barb, but a frenzy'er will get that lovely CtC static charge going off regularly.

    perhaps you might try a 'Lash/e-Oath scourge combo.
     
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    blackcell IncGamers Member

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    Re: Stormlash

    Yeah definitely going frenzy...Just wondering why Oath instead of stormlash x2?
     
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    Re: Stormlash

    Two Stormlashes is overkill and overpriced. You can go with another weapon and get bonuses Stormlash doesn't have, like Nord's Tenderizer, which physical+lightning immunes won't totally screw you. They're about the same speed and it's cheaper while being more effective until you get a high-end runeword to replace it. Use Demon Limb for Enchant charges and get a fourth form of damage with higher attack rating, while you're at it.

    I can't trust the calculator for attack speeds for Frenzy, but I think there are barriers that are broken above SLvl21, 30 and 35 depending on off-weapon IAS.
     
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    stephan IncGamers Member

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    Re: Stormlash

    Why not? What's wrong?



     
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    Ax2Grind IncGamers Member

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    Re: Stormlash

    It appears to average weapon speeds, whereas I specifically remember being told that .10 separates the attack speeds for each weapon. So, the calculator appears to be geared for .09, which isn't surprising since the date at the bottom says 2003. If I'm wrong, let me know, since I don't get answers that correspond with current information in the forum.
     
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    Re: Stormlash

    It averages base speeds of weapons then it uses only main hand IAS. The german Weapon Speed Calculator works well.
     
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    Re: Stormlash

    For normal attack and whirlwind this is true yes. For all other attacks the WSMs are averaged when dual wielding (for both Barbarian and Assassin attacks).



     
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    EThug IncGamers Member

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    Re: Stormlash

    2 eLashs' is my dream Frenzy setup, my current Frenzy uses EBotDz and eDeathZ. When I get my hands on another eLash (Zealot uses my only one), I'll remake my Frenzy Barb.
    Also, as somone mentioned, eLash+eOath may also be a very good setup, possibly even surpass the Dual Lash route.

    Well, Oath has everything a Frenzy Barb needs, which Is Speed and Damage.
    As they used to say, Damage Is King, but Speed Kills ^^
    Also cheap to make. Lot's of Bag-for-your-Buck.


     
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    blackcell IncGamers Member

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    Re: Stormlash

    Well right now I am currently using EBOTD serker axes x2

    I'm just wondering with a mace spec and stormlashx2 if I can pull out more damage with the crushing blows and static field.
     
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    Re: Stormlash

    No, Crushing Blow Is not effective, since you can kill the monster in 1-2 hits. Also, Static Field cannot reduce a monsters life below 25% in Hell (or Is It 50?), so no point of Static Field being cast more than once. Dual EbotDz are probably the best damage combo for a Frenzy Barb (eDeathz may work better, I'm not sure). But, If you are NOT Ubering with your Frenzy Barb, Dual Lashs' give adequate damage for casual killing.


     
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    Re: Stormlash

    Just the answer I was looking for, thank you.
     
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    Re: Stormlash

    I'm now trying out a EBOTDz and EDEATHz and the damage is insane compared to EBOTDz x 2. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    Re: Stormlash

    They actually sell?

    I've charsi'd at least 5 this week (they seem to drop all the time around nihil).


     
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    Re: Stormlash

    !


    HRCK- *heart explodes*



     
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    Re: Stormlash

    Are you serious? Where any of them Ethereal? Also, If you ever find a Unique Beserker Axe, do not Charsi It.


     
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    Re: Stormlash

    I would, if it wassent eth.
    Just like i did not that long ago with my unique cryptic axe.

    2*Grief does way more dmg than 2*BoTD or 2*Death.



     
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    Re: Stormlash

    Nobody Is denying that Grief>All in terms of raw damage. Stormlash/eDC are used for style and not for damage.
    I bought an eDC today and I am very happy with It. eStormlash on switch for physical immunes and eDC for the rest :) Sexy.


     
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    Re: Stormlash

    Exactly, and who cares what other people would like to use or the fact that those other items you say are better aren't available to them? After all, that isn't the very reason why anyone plays on BeNt, for trading or sharing or anything.
     
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    Re: Stormlash

    :thumbsup:Thats why i play on B.net
     

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