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Upped Swordguard

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by hamsterjohn, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. hamsterjohn

    hamsterjohn IncGamers Member

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    Upped Swordguard

    Will an upped swordguard serve me well thru hell w/ stormshield? or am i better just gettin' 2 better elite swords for my WW sword barb?
     
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    memememe173 IncGamers Member

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    Storm shield is very good in Hell

    Swordgaurd unfortunatly is very slow for WW and isn't reccomended
     
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    if you're using swordguard for the resists, a shaeled BK collosus blade gives you resists and can hit the last WW breakpoint I think.
     
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    AdunaCCDanimoth IncGamers Member

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    Sorry, but an upgraded Swordguard works better on a Concbarb. Then again, i'm not one to stop you from using it on a WW. (After all, i do think BPs is a crock, but meh...) Use it for now, but when you find something better, put SG onto a mule for future killing.
     
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    Fortunately, i'm currenty using the bk colossus blade :)

    Also, I've been meaning to find out what it means, but what is this breakpoint stuff i hear about WW?
     
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    if you reach a breakpoint, you hit more often when you WW.

    For 1-Handed swords, the last breakpoint is at -35. A shaeled BK sword has 5 base and 40 IAS, 5-40 = -35, so you hit the last breakpoint.

    To see it visually, find a high HP monster.
    WW with Swordguard, watch how fast you hit the monster.
    WW with shaeled BK, watch how fast you hit the monster.
    You should notice you hit a lot faster with shaeled BK.
     

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