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The IK Concentration Barbarian?

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by Mech-Sheep Arsenal, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. Mech-Sheep Arsenal

    Mech-Sheep Arsenal IncGamers Member

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    The IK Concentration Barbarian?

    I'm really considering a Concentration IK Barbarian FOR DUELING. If it IS approved by many of your experts, I'll get an IK armour ASAP. I think it would be great because:

    1. The defense increased will be extremely useful against melee.

    2. Added defense makes it even better! :lol:

    3. Lots of resistance for casters (even more if I add in absorb)

    4. Cold, Fire, Lightning, and Magic damage from maul!

    I'm going to use Highlord's, Raven, and ?!!?!? for the second ring.

    Skills:

    Concentration: 20
    Battle Orders: 20
    Iron Skin: 10
    Shout: 10
    Battle Command: 1
    Berserk: 1
    Whirlwind: 1
    Mace Mastery: 20

    Good?
     
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    Halciet IncGamers Member

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    Don't forget a point of natural resists.

    You might manage to do ok, though the lack of a shield hurts, but it should still be fun ;) . Smiters will tear you to pieces though =/

    -Hal
     
  3. Mech-Sheep Arsenal

    Mech-Sheep Arsenal IncGamers Member

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    BTW: Is it smart to have NO dex added?? First, I don't need it for equipment, and I don't need it for a shield... More Vitality for me = survival!
     
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    Mech-Sheep Arsenal IncGamers Member

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    Come one! Dex or no Dex?

    BTW: I'm going to use Cat's Eye, as I think the R/W speed (need to run like a MADMAN!), the extra dex, and the IAS is going to do great on this barb! Then, I get 20 dex (perfect Raven), and IK gloves (? boots or gloves) give another huge boost to dex.
     
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    Halciet IncGamers Member

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    Maul barbs typically go no dex, but if you're going to be dueling, your hit % is going to suffer in general. You should look into using the angelic amulet/rings, as they can add many thousand ar, and the best pvp barb tend to have at least 20k+. After that, just get enough str to wear your gear and pump vit like crazy.

    -Hal
     
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    Just to add in my 2 cents, I have an IK Conc/WW Barb, made mainly for pvm. Now I tried him out in pvp, and while hes not the "best" there is, he has made me truly love dueling with barbs... because of that, i went through GREAT lengths (trading on D2 sucks) to procure and enigma and botd for my new pvp barb. So, my two cents is this, not perfect, but a hell of alot of fun.
     
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    Hmmm... good idea. I'll dig into Raven, Angelic Ring and Amulet.
     
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    sahlakh IncGamers Member

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    My advice: forget PvP with IK set. Without a shield you're getting owned so hard :(. I've dueled three IK barbs with my barb at the same team, if that tells you something.. :p

    For the most fun, make a basic WW barb going semi-titan IMO.
     
  9. tl998

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    How come you need no dex at all with IK set?
     
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    Halciet IncGamers Member

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    Because none of the items have a dex requirement, and since the weapon is two handed, you can't use a shield, thus don't need dex for max block. Sure, dex gives AR, but only at 4 points per attribute investment, so it's not worth it; you can get a ton of ar easily from charms and items.

    -Hal
     
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    Which items are good? I'm poor, so I might need to be pointed in the right direction.
     

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