What armor is best for enigma

I)ark_Amazon

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What armor is best for enigma

I have the runes for Enigma and i was wondering what is the best barb amor to socket it in? Thx for ur help....i no its a newb question but im new to barbs
 
I like to use dusk for the 77 str req, keeps your str really low and helps with pumping vit, another option is wyrm/scarab, or archon are the most popular. I wouldn't put it in anything to heavy, because they affect r/w and trade value and it defeats the whole purpose of the str mod on enigma.
 

DhR_PvP

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ive found my self pumping a lil more into str nowadays (nuff dex for block 300 base vit rest str) and i really hate how dusk looks on a barb so i go with a archon my self not to mention dusk is 361-437 def and archron is 410-524 def which may not seem like alot but after shout and iron skin it adds up. Those a few lil numbers most ppl over look
 

FinalGodSlayer

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In single player I bunged Enigma armours on my Necro and his Might Merc the other day. Quite like them, although teleporting around can get you into a whole bunch of trouble until you get used to it!

The Necro is wearing a Mage Plate and the Might Merc has a Diamond Mail. I only chose those as they were the highest def socketed armours in my stash which met the strength requirements of the two characters. Since I took off all my MF gear to go for skills eq though, everything is suddenly dropping socketed rather than magic - nice! :uhhuh:

Don't forget Enigma gives you +45% Run/Walk so you tear around like an episode of the Benny Hill Show anyway!

I can well understand that on BNet you have to be very picky as the runes are so rare. My advice is don't rush into it! I remember a couple of years ago when I first got hold of the runes for "Honor" I spent ages looking for the perfect sword for my barb to put it in... ah the memories! I still have a gif of it on my hard disk somewhere.... FinalGodSlayer's Honour :drool:

Enigma
Mage Plate
'JahIthBer'
Defense: 1005
Durability: 60 of 60
Required Strength: 55
Required Level: 65
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 68
Fingerprint: 0x554a4d9

+751 Defense
Damage Reduced by 8%
Increase Maximum Life 5%
+14 Life after each Kill
45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 to Teleport
15% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
+2 to All Skill Levels
+60 to Strength (Based on Character Level)
81% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)

Socketed (3: 3 used)

Enigma
Diamond Mail
'JahIthBer'
Defense: 1229
Durability: 22 of 26
Required Strength: 131
Required Level: 65
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 77
Fingerprint: 0x9e000c86

+756 Defense
Damage Reduced by 8%
Increase Maximum Life 5%
+14 Life after each Kill
45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 to Teleport
15% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
+2 to All Skill Levels
+60 to Strength (Based on Character Level)
81% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)

Socketed (3: 3 used)

Edit: changed colours
 

royalsego

Diabloii.Net Member
find a nice light armor with 490+ def... in my opinion wire fleece looks pretty good on a barb, anyway, you dont wanna make a enigma that has only 1100-1250 def... you want 1300 or so defense
 

squigipapa

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I'd agree with the general oppinion here, I did some testing in single player, making it in a dusk, compared to a sacred and although there is more def with the sacred it wasen't that much. Better to go with elite light! as far as which one, well which ever one you find looks best! :)
 

m1rage

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I have an enigma archon on my barb and an enigma mage plate on my pal. Personally, I'm starting to like the mage better since it only requires 55 str. The defense is a bit lower, but I think the hp tradeoff is worth it. Maybe in a stone it would matter much more, but enigma doesn't have all that big of a def bonus to begin with.

Also I feel light/mage/archon plate looks the best on all characters. (Except maybe the heavy armors on only the barb :lol: )
 

StrikexForce

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id say mage plate is the absolute best, for the reason said earlier, you can wear it and only put a few points in strenght (annihilus charm)
 
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