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Suggestions for these Elite Axes?

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by FrostBurn, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. FrostBurn

    FrostBurn IncGamers Member

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    Suggestions for these Elite Axes?

    They've been sitting in my stash collecting e-dust, and I'm curious to hear suggestions on builds that would make good use of them.

    Death Cleaver
    Berserker Axe
    One-Hand Damage: 135 to 398
    Durability: 14 of 14
    Required Dexterity: 49
    Required Strength: 128
    Required Level: 70
    Axe Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0xc0c08434
    +276% Enhanced Damage <---------4% off perfect.
    +6 Life after each Kill
    40% Increased Attack Speed
    -33% Target Defense
    66% Deadly Strike
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired)


    Cranebeak
    War Spike
    One-Hand Damage: 117 to 187
    Durability: 18 of 26
    Required Dexterity: 54
    Required Strength: 133
    Required Level: 63
    Axe Class - Fastest Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0xf59f33bd
    +290% Enhanced Damage <-------------------10% off perfect.
    Adds 1-305 lightning damage
    46% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items <---4% off perfect.
    40% Increased Attack Speed
    -25% Target Defense
    Level 8 Raven (7/15 Charges)


    Executioner's Justice
    Glorious Axe
    Two-Hand Damage: 216 to 446
    Durability: 45 of 50
    Required Dexterity: 55
    Required Strength: 164
    Required Level: 75
    Axe Class - Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0xc537a9f7
    +260% Enhanced Damage <----------(240 - 290)% ed
    30% Increased Attack Speed
    -33% Target Defense
    25% Chance of Crushing Blow
    50% Chance to cast Level 6 Decrepify When You Kill an Enemy
     
  2. Nacaa

    Nacaa IncGamers Member

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    An Berserker Barbarian for the Executioner's Justice would be sweet. I think the lvl6 decrepify helps alot in protecting you since you won't have a shield. Only downside is that you will be dealing magical damage only. Hmmm....

    I would still do it tho.

    The Death Clever, im not sure. Maybe one of those Assassin that fires blades from their weapon? I am not sure if that takes durability or not.

    I suck.
     
  3. Pucho

    Pucho Banned

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    blade fury 'sin with the death cleaver
    Berserker/Conc barb should be decent with the executioners, even a 2 hander zealot.
    No cool ideas for the cranebeak

    @nacaa: vida guerra ftw!
     
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    kabal IncGamers Member

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    IIRC having Larzuk socket the DC will restore full durability once it's down to 1, and I think Anya personalization might do the same thing. The durability would go down too fast for extended PvM use with anything other than blade fury though. Fortunately, eth DC is probably the second best blade fury weapon out there behind only eth Stormlash.
     
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    Came to any conclusion frosty?
     
  6. FrostBurn

    FrostBurn IncGamers Member

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    Haha! Well, yes, melee chars are not my forte, which is why I never did have any great ideas for those axes. I just like them because they look very scary and cool!

    Heck, it was only after I posted the stats on the Executioner's Justice that I seriously noticed the 50% Chance to cast Level 6 Decrepify When You Kill an Enemy. And I like your Berserker Barb idea. But why is dealing magic damage only a downside? Apart from those Wailing Beasts and Greater Mummies, which can be dealt with normal attacks.

    The Death Cleaver is probably best for a BladeFurysin, but I have no inclination on building one anytime soon. I'm not a fan of the 'one monster at a time' business. Probably stems from all my sorc playing and AoE spells.

    Looking over the stats of Cranebreak again, it appears to lack some of the nice mods like CB and DS. I guess I'll relegate it to the 'interesting but not very useful' category.

    I was thinking about this axe yesterday:

    The Minotaur <-------------------so cool!
    Ancient Axe
    Two-Hand Damage: 148 to 284
    Durability: 40 of 50
    Required Strength: 125
    Required Level: 45
    Axe Class - Slow Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0xd6a441c2
    +19 to Strength <----------------------------+1 off perfect.
    +199% Enhanced Damage <-------------------1% off perfect.
    +20 to Minimum Damage
    +30 to Maximum Damage
    Hit Blinds Target +2
    Half Freeze Duration
    30% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Slows Target by 50%

    Imo, it has the best looking graphics. It's the kind of axe that you'd associate with a mad, raving, foaming-at-the-mouth psycho axe-killer. It has 50% slow, 30% CB and Hit Blinds Target. It would be cool to upgrade it and use it on some build. The slow is great for PvM, and the slow and CB both against bosses.
     
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    I was just thinking about the 50% Amplify Damage that Decrepify gives enemies won't increase your damage since you deal magical. But the slow thingy is nice.
     
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    Hmm, I'm not too hot on barbs. I take it that Berserk's magic damage is based on the final damage output (as listed on the LCS), and not the damage applied to monsters under Decrepify, which then gets converted to magic damage...

    In that case, wouldn't a WW barb be better for the Executioner's Justice? At least it will have some crowd control over a Concentration barb, which I assume attacks monsters one at a time. The range 4 of that axe also leans towards WW.
     
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    Executioner's Justice is too slow to be a good WW weapon. A non-sword, two-handed WW weapon should have -60 WIAS to hit 4 FPA. On top of that, the CtC decrep won't cast with WW either.
     
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    OMG! What a nice weapon! Gib axe! Gib Zod! :tongue:
     
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    I have better idea: make IG out of them. You know you want to.:rolleyes:
     
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    MF Zealot with Canebreak :laugh:

    ~LesC
     
  13. FrostBurn

    FrostBurn IncGamers Member

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    Oooh, look! You've decided to spam in my thread!

    Tell you what, when you master HK'ing the necro, I'll make an IG out of them. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    I "have". I have no problem to spam all the curses around, plus all the other skills I need. So you will make IG now?
     
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    FrostBurn IncGamers Member

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    Not only is he opinionated, he's also contradictory! I love it! :thumbsup:

    Now, I suggest your next reply to me is via PM, so that we can have a 'proper discussion', or would you prefer to get both of us banned by continuing to rave in public?
     
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    I didn't even have to read responses from other forumites. I knew of your disdain for barbarians before the topic was even posted! And no, this is not the reason I ditched my barbarian in favor of an LF/PJ Amazon.

    So the question really is, what does a Barb-hater do with decidedly Barb-oriented axes?

    Indeed, the answer is as simple and selfish as the answer you'd get from Akara when asked about Andariel: Essentially, "you must do this, for our benefit."

    In other words, give the damned things away. They are very nice axes, and I'm sure you'll have some takers. I'm not an axe man, myself. But I am a man who's been drinking.
     
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    Nice try, noobintraining. :laugh:

    I'm hoping that, when I get round to building an IK barb, I'll be a convert to the much maligned (by me anyway) barbarians.
     
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    Good idea (both get banned and PM).

    However, you left me to defend my good name in public. (so let's hope I clear my point this time)

    I never said I cannot manage many HKs. What I said before, was PS sin doesn't need to be HK intensive, and should not be as standard PS build. Yes, necro has many HKs, but he is also safer to manage, I use more HKs on necro than other build, but yet, I can manage necor the easiest.

    If you still think I'm contradictory, I welcome your PM.

    Just let you know, I'm really good at defend my stand (been part of my job), no matter how high it may come. You don't want to know who's request I "refused" Friday at work (can't talk about it).
     
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    To be honest, I'm almost agreeing with you. Barbarians look nice at times, but I quickly grew tired of "waiting" until Frenzy was near maxed. I'll go back to him one day, but the Amazon I fired up is simply more fun.


    I'm not kidding about the axes, though. I don't see a good application for them in any of the characters you play.
     
  20. FrostBurn

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    Over 20 minutes to reply me? I'm not your girlfriend...

    Just remember that you brought this on to both of us.

    Let's see, you are referring to your good name when you are deliberately offensive to me? Bizarre logic. Tell me... which part of the world do you hail from? It might have something to do with it...

    Sure you did. It is the manner in which you said it that needs serious work on.

    Yes I do. PM you? I'm not your girlfriend.

    I don't care.

    And just to let you know,
    To quote you.
     

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