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The Ultimate Gear!?!

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by Blitzkrieger, May 14, 2008.

  1. Blitzkrieger

    Blitzkrieger IncGamers Member

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    The Ultimate Gear!?!

    It's been a while since this was addressed. But as a Barb what would be the absolute DREAM set up for PvP? No holding back for any reason at all.

    I'm assuming WW Barbs are still #1 (as far as Barb PvP builds go) but if I am wrong please let me know. I have no problem letting it be known that I am a newb to D2 (I wasnt 3 years ago... but yeah 3 years away from a fluid game will kill your knowledge lol)

    Thanks in AdvancE!!

    -Blitz-
     
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    Re: The Ultimate Gear!?!

    Read the guides mate.
     
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    Re: The Ultimate Gear!?!

    I have but they are mostly generic and don't give a rating as to what is the utmost beneficial currently.

    I.E. Some of them still list EBotD weaps as top dog... yet ALOT of people in and out of game have said with the AR issues they kinda suck. Hence why I just want a list of the absolute best of the best for clarification.
     
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    Re: The Ultimate Gear!?!

    Check the PvP BvC guide in the PvP guides sticky - link in my sig.
     
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    Re: The Ultimate Gear!?!

    Depends on whether barb is BvC, BvB or BvA. One hand is always a Grief BA. Unless I am greatly mistaken BvC's duel wield GriefZ's or GriefZ + BeastZ. Botd was king until the 1.10 ladder runewords came out, now it gets owned by Grief and sometimes even Death. It's still a keeper in the Frenzy or Avenger department but not much else AFAIK.

    Amulet is Highlord's, armor is usually Enigma or Fort (depending BvC or BvB), boots are Gores and gloves are Dracul's. Belt is normally Verdungo's and rings are dual Ravens I think.
     
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    Re: The Ultimate Gear!?!


    Awesome! Thank you. Now as far as the set up I used to use an eth inde StormShield with a Ber rune for DR. Should I keep the dual wield? or do you think it would be best to hold onto that shield for the block and DR? Sorry for all of the questions but it's much more efficient to ask people that are playing now then trying to decipher a 3 year old guide lol.

    One thing from the guides though... it says that Whirlwind hits per "click" perce' are only effected by weapon speed. so the Highlords amulet atk speed is out but I can see why it would still be great.

    And Dracul's gloves always get me a crap-ton of kids crying because it's "BM" (getting more and more sick of that term... especially on my Zeal pally not using Drac but using exile which is only 1 life tap and worthless imo for THAt specific reason) But seriously will I still get the Crying Game played on me if I use the Dracs as opposed to the Unique Ogre gaunts?

    Once again thanks VERY much in advance!


     
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    Re: The Ultimate Gear!?!

    If Dracs are BM then use Steelrends. But the open wounds from the Dracul's are really nice, as well as the strength bonus which helps support your gear. Stormshield's can't spawn eth by the way. Highlord's is used for the Deadly Strike. As for whether or not to use SS, depends on whom (that's right, right? Not who?) you fight. When facing the physical damage lot, a stormshield can be really helpful. But usually a BerBer Coa (31 DR), Enigma (8 DR) and Verdungo's gets you to the 50 DR cap, so Stormshield ends up being used just for the block. Unless you decide to use Arreat's of course.
     
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    Re: The Ultimate Gear!?!

    Life tap won't trigger with whirlwind.



     
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    Re: The Ultimate Gear!?!

    Awesome! Thanks for all the replies!
    I know Stormshields cant spawn eth anymore... its been quite some time since they could. I believe it was called "bugged" /evil grin. Cost me QUITE a few runes back in the day tho that's for sure =/

    And I know Life Tap can't trigger while WW... but people just MH my gear and start flaming from there and even if you let them know it can't proc during WW they still freak out lol. Oh well I will use it anyway and just make my ignore list an essay (if ye catch my drift)

    Thank's for all the responses!!! Looks like I will be trying to buy a perfect Grief though that's for sure! /Miss the 'ol days of EBotD and 15% Superior Eth hunting =(
     
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    Re: The Ultimate Gear!?!

    I stand corrected.

    Blitzkrieger, good luck with your shopping! Make sure you get the 34 IAS Grief, otherwise you will not be able to hit your WW breakpoint.


     
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    Re: The Ultimate Gear!?!

    Oh I won't bother with low-end RNG stats. I am a patient patient person. =)

    I'll be out there twirlin' round those crazy geared people in no time... I wanna focus on skilling up on Smiters though since they are the most insane as far as any other melee and quite a few casters are concerned...
     
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    Re: The Ultimate Gear!?!

    what i use... (BvC)

    Grief + beast / hoto + CTA
    Fortitude / Enigma
    Gore rider
    Verdungos
    Tgods
    CoA ber'ed
    Arreats
    Highlords Wrath
    Rising sun
    2x wisp
    2x raven
    2x dwarf

    need 3/xx/xx sc and its very good :)

    i never PvP'ed before but im learning :p
    at least on PvM i own with this gear setup

    edit: i forgot.. 2xDoom are very good vs smiters (also need 2 hehe)
     
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    Re: The Ultimate Gear!?!

    BotD and Grief are both 1.10 runewords.

    just that grief is Ladder Only.



     
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    Re: The Ultimate Gear!?!

    i never really understood why people say BVC's are expensive.

    Besides the 3/XX/XX and the weapon, it seems pretty manageable.

    The hardest thing seems to be getting a really good tri-resist boots....

    Can anyone shed light on the most expensive pieces of bvc gear?


     
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    Re: The Ultimate Gear!?!

    31dr CoA's aren't exactly cheap either.



     
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    Re: The Ultimate Gear!?!

    isnt coa a waste going after casters?
     
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    Re: The Ultimate Gear!?!


    You can't deny that resists and FHR aren't helpful vs sorcs or bone necs etc...

    And since you're usually dual wielding, then you're going to need another item that gives a huge chunk of DR.


     

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