what to do with a ber?

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deathsguard666

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what to do with a ber?

well, the WF is finally on my side. today, me and sleepless(see didn't forget you) where doing some routine wsk runs to lvl our chars. after about two runs we are making our way to the throne room(i think it was on wsk lvl3) when i press alt and see the letters "ber rune" on the ground. so my natural insticts turn on and I immediatly pick it up. sorry sleepless, i bet you wish i would of got that bloodmoon :D so anyway like natural i don't have a clue what to do with it. i'm kinda leaning toward chains of honor but i'm always open to suggestions.
 

HBeachBabe

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deathsguard666 said:
well, the WF is finally on my side. today, me and sleepless(see didn't forget you) where doing some routine wsk runs to lvl our chars. after about two runs we are making our way to the throne room(i think it was on wsk lvl3) when i press alt and see the letters "ber rune" on the ground. so my natural insticts turn on and I immediatly pick it up. sorry sleepless, i bet you wish i would of got that bloodmoon :D so anyway like natural i don't have a clue what to do with it. i'm kinda leaning toward chains of honor but i'm always open to suggestions.
it'll be ages before you ever see a jah to make enigma. make CoH. it's a fantastic armor that any of your non-caster characters will use and you can make it right now as opposed to some theoretical future after you win the rune lottery again (and what if in several months you finally get another high rune and it's neither a Mal or a Jah? then it's several more months after that...) just make the CoH
 
It is a difficult choice, and I would suggest you wait a while before using it. If you go off of other peoples thoughts you may regret it.

Both Chains of Honour and Beast are excellent runewords, so the only real distinction is exactly you want from it.

I do not believe Enigma is worth the wait. Consider how long you have waited for a Ber, then add it again to find a Jah. Unless you can trade for Jah.
 

deathsguard666

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what i really want from it is something i can use for multiple builds. not just something for an approximate build with restrictions. something mostly all my chars would benefit from. i'm leaning heavily toward CoH but waitng for that jah might not be a bad idea. a hammerdin with teleport :D but the question is now what armor do i use to make the CoH? i might sit on it till i get a little more votes :D
 

skoolbus

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I would make CoH, but even my 593 def archon would be too low for me, make it in a 15% superior archon plate
 
While a Hammerdin with teleport seems to be the most desired thing, it is completely unnecessary. It seems irrelevant that Vigor is maxed with the build, and the skill may as well be used. If you use charge+Vigor you will be moving just as quick as a teleporter. Of course you cannot charge through walls.

Chains of Honour I would think would be best in an Archon Plate. The strength requirements added to the defence is I believe the most desirable.

If you're wanting versatility then perhaps both are good options.

- If you prefer melee the Chains of Honour is a very good armour.
- With Beast the option of making 7 builds based around it per class is optional.
 

whomhead

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Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssssssssssssssttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!

I think its a good weapon for a lot of builds. I mean, what physical damage character couldn't use Fanatascism?
 

ZeN

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I vote for beast. CoH is a great armor, but there are uniques that come close enough ( not very close though ) and can replace it with a little sacrifice.

There is nothing that can replace Beast. Nothing.

And of course, as it was mentioned, Commandomancer!
 

slappy sam

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I'm not a big fan of the coh, but in this situation I would make one. Don't wait for jah for enigma, but beast is a possibility.
 

Steven Q Urkel

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My initial thought was to go for Chains of Honour. IMO its one of the best armours in the game, and any character can use it. But after looking at the mods on Beast, I think its a pretty nice weapon too. I've never really been all that crazy about Enigma though, so I definately wouldn't hold out for that Jah.
 

shermo

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whomhead said:
A necro that doesn't wear undies? :thumbsup:
that's the funniest thing I've heard all day.

Non - spam component: I'd go with the CoH if I had a Ber, You could try talking to someone 'round here who's got a jah and no ber. Make yourself 50/50 partners in a 'Nigma. I can see that getting a little messy though.

I'll throw in the Ith for a 33% stake too
 

JihadJesus

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I have two words for you: Werebear & Enchantress. That aside, I absolutely love 'Beast' just as an all around weapon. Also great for anything with minions. It's just useful for so many characters, AND it makes new builds possible. Seriously, CoH is great and all, but it's just a (fairly significant) upgrade. If I had ber rune, I'd want to use it in a way that enabled me to do things that had never before been possible.
 

deathsguard666

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i don't know these stats can change the average person's mind:

Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped
+40% Increased Attack Speed
+240-270% Enhanced Damage (varies)
20% Chance of Crushing Blow
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+3 To Werebear
+3 To Lycanthropy
Prevent Monster Heal
+25-40 To Strength (varies)
+10 To Energy
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
Level 13 Summon Grizzly (5 Charges)

but these are hard to argue with:

+2 To All Skills
+200% Damage To Demons
+100% Damage To Undead
8% Life Stolen Per Hit
+70% Enhanced Defense
+20 To Strength
Replenish Life +7
All Resistances +65
Damage Reduced By 8%
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

why does it have to be me ;)

ps. i got these stats from the blizzard website so don't go into any wild conclusions

edit:if i did make beast what would i socket it in? remember that's only after i find a mal rune.
 
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