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What to put in Stormshield?

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by Paranoid Android, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android IncGamers Member

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    What to put in Stormshield?

    I've got a one socketed stormshield. What is the best rune or jewel i could put in it?
     
  2. soul killer

    soul killer Banned

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    Ber or 40/15.
     
  3. smeer

    smeer IncGamers Member

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    It depends on you built
    e.g. 15% IAS won't help you if your a ww barb
     
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    dokuro IncGamers Member

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    I still say eld is a good way to go, allows you a bit more wiggle room for your dex, thereby giving you more vit.
     
  5. brualness

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    well it would help to know the billed u have and the rest of yr kit
     
  6. Halciet

    Halciet IncGamers Member

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    It depends on the build. Um and Cham are popular, though I wouldn't do Cham myself. 40/15 are great for normalized swing attacks, while 40/9 dex or str jewels are nice for whirlwind.

    -Hal
     
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    lagalot IncGamers Member

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    -15req/15resist is good for low strength build and shael for faster block rate...it really depends on the character build what you socket it with.
     
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    Bladewind IncGamers Member

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    Cham is ok but most people pack dual ravens for BvC against cold sorcs anyway...

    rare jewel with FHR, %ED and max damage is hella awesome for WW as well, although 7% FHR and max damage only will still do fine.
     
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    Halciet IncGamers Member

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    No; ED and max/min damage on the same jewel are bugged, and cancel each other out. i.e., a jewel with ED/Max will not apply the ED% to the max damage, only the min.

    -Hal
     
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    Spankeh IncGamers Member

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    Halciet,

    I've heard this over and over, but i dont understand exactly why this bug even exists.
    Can you explain what this bug is, in a lot of detail?
     
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    Halciet IncGamers Member

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    I'm not sure why the "bug" exists, or whether it is, in fact, a bug, as compared to something that was intended to be implemented by developers to curb overpowering. When 1.10 came out, the way that jewels with ed and any combination of min/max damage bonuses worked - in armor, helms, and shields only - was changed. The basic idea is that if you have a jewel that has an enhanced damage % bonus as well as either of these, the ed% will be ignored on whichever damage is boosted. To put it into perspective:

    *On a jewel with x% ED, +y Max, when put in armor/helms/shields:

    Max damage gets +y; min damage gets +x% boost.


    *On jewel with x% ED, +y Min, when put into armor/helms/shields:

    Max damage gets +x% boost, min damage gets +y mod.


    *On a rare jewel with x% ed, +y min, and +z max, when put into armor/helms/shields:

    Max get +z damage, min gets +y damage, x% ed is ignored.


    All jewels still function properly when inserted directly into weapons.

    -Hal
     
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    Spankeh IncGamers Member

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    Dude,

    Awesome info :thumbsup:
     
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    Wow, that's nice to know Hal. I've always hoarded similar jewels like this each season but I usually gave them away or used them to craft with. :embarassed: I never knew what the heck to do with them. I inherited a bunch of accounts recently and they were chock full of these types of jewels and the one you quoted above was among them. :shocked: I'm gonna take another stab at your concentrate guide, only this time I have decent gear. :grin:
     
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    Ce Olba Banned

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    For a PvP build, I would always use Eld, as it can save you ~15 stats, which means 60 life on a barbarian. After bo that's ~145 life.
     
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    a shael in stormshield gets a barb to a faster block rate breakpoint right?
     

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