The IK Concentration Barbarian?

Mech-Sheep Arsenal

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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?
 

Halciet

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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
 

Mech-Sheep Arsenal

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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!
 

Mech-Sheep Arsenal

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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.
 

Halciet

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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
 

Jade_Statues

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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.
 

Mech-Sheep Arsenal

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Halciet said:
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
Hmmm... good idea. I'll dig into Raven, Angelic Ring and Amulet.
 

sahlakh

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Mech-Sheep Arsenal said:
Hmmm... good idea. I'll dig into Raven, Angelic Ring and Amulet.
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.
 

Halciet

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tl998 said:
How come you need no dex at all with IK set?
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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