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what armor for my whirlwind barbarian?

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by PraetorianX, May 28, 2005.

  1. PraetorianX

    PraetorianX Guest

    what armor for my whirlwind barbarian?

    I have the choice of Stone, Duress, or Prudence. Which would be more beneficial?
    Stone has big defense, some resists, some stats pts.
    Duress has some ed, resists, kinda low def, but cb and ow
    Prudence could be eth for high def, and with big resists, with some dr.

    What is best for strictly pvm? what about if you add a little bit of pvp?

    thx to anyone that helps :thumbsup:
     
  2. rikstaker

    rikstaker Diabloii.Net Member

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    Of the three duress is the best for pvm & some pvp,but fort beats them all in any role.

    Rik
     
  3. Omikron8

    Omikron8 Diabloii.Net Member

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    Duress

    Absolutely ridiculous for its cheap cost

    great defensive and offensive mods
     
  4. PraetorianX

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    Ok, I am confused about the stats on fortitude then. The arreat summitt has the stats split up strangely for weapons vs. armor. what stats come on the armor thne
     
  5. batuchka

    batuchka Diabloii.Net Member

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    Fortitude :
    Char.Level:59
    v1.10 Only
    On-line Ladder Only
    This RuneWord does not
    work in Single-Player,Open
    Battle.net,or non-ladder
    character
    Weapon /Body Armor
    El-Sol-Dol-Lo
    20%Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck
    +25%Faster Cast Rate
    +300%Enhanced Damage
    +200%Enhanced Defense
    +15 Defense
    +To Life (Based on Character Level)
    Replenish Life +7
    +5%To Maximum Lightning Resist
    All Resistance +25-30 (varies)
    Damage Reduced By 7
    12%Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    +1 To Light
    Radius
     
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    xpumafangx Diabloii.Net Member

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    The plus to life on fort could be 1 per level or 1.5 per level. I own a perfect fort so I get alot more life per level then that other crapyer kind.
     
  7. PraetorianX

    PraetorianX Guest

    ok, thanks guys. I guess my choices would be fortitude then duress if i cant get a Lo.
     
  8. TheDoitchman

    TheDoitchman Diabloii.Net Member

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    hey lil help i cant get a Lo rune so im stuck makin a stone or duress

    which one is bettr for pvp stone or duress??
     
  9. Omikron8

    Omikron8 Diabloii.Net Member

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    Stone

    Open Wounds requires large amounts to be effective and crushing blow does little as well in pvp due to huge penalties

    Stone also has around the same resistances as duress but way more defense and significantly more FHR

    Stone > Duress for pvp
     
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    batuchka Diabloii.Net Member

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    Dracs (25) + Duress (33) + Gores (10) = 68%OW off weapon and then highlords+mastery+gores for deadly/critical sounds like a good combo for a WW barb in PvP for me :D Besides duress gives a bit of ed, fhr and some resists too
    Rik had analysed fort and duress and duress came in a respectable 3rd with grief zerker (for BvB)
     
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    Duress > Stone. Get an eth one too. Those are nice.
     
  12. MoonUnit

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    Well I would say that the 'ultimate' ww barb armor would be eth +2 zod'd valor. My ladder barb uses just a plain +2 valor and I get called noob, nub, blah blah blah. I have a fort, stone and such but i like valor better. I KNOW someone will disagree but i remember that spiffy lil quest you needed to do to get it in d1 :)
     

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