Suggestions for these Elite Axes?

FrostBurn

Diabloii.Net Member
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
 

Nacaa

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

Pucho

Banned
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!
 

kabal

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

FrostBurn

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

Nacaa

Diabloii.Net Member
FrostBurn said:
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.
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.
 

FrostBurn

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

kabal

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

nex

Diabloii.Net Member
FrostBurn said:
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)
OMG! What a nice weapon! Gib axe! Gib Zod! :tongue:
 

FrostBurn

Diabloii.Net Member
DeathMaster said:
I have better idea: make IG out of them. You know you want to.:rolleyes:
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:
 

DeathMaster

Diabloii.Net Member
FrostBurn said:
Tell you what, when you master HK'ing the necro, I'll make an IG out of them. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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?
 

FrostBurn

Diabloii.Net Member
DeathMaster said:
Necro HK: too many
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?
 
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.
 

FrostBurn

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

DeathMaster

Diabloii.Net Member
FrostBurn said:
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?
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).
 
FrostBurn said:
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.
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.
 

FrostBurn

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

DeathMaster said:
Good idea (both get banned and PM).
Just remember that you brought this on to both of us.

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

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

DeathMaster said:
If you still think I'm contradictory, I welcome your PM.
Yes I do. PM you? I'm not your girlfriend.

DeathMaster said:
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).
I don't care.

And just to let you know,
I'm really good at defend my stand (been part of my job), no matter how high it may come.
To quote you.
 
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