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What weapon to master?

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by WatchOut, Oct 14, 2006.

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Ever seen a Flayer Shaman resurrect a Flayer?

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  3. My chars never get past Act 2

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  4. No, but I miss the days when Shaman-type Uniques would have other shamans as minions. Fun!

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  1. WatchOut

    WatchOut IncGamers Member

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    What weapon to master?

    Hello everyone. I'm starting a new WW barb and was wondering what weapon class has the most options. I'm looking at weapons for all lvls, at medium to high price range. Thanks for any input.
     
  2. The top ramen

    The top ramen IncGamers Member

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    zerkers are the only way to go! high dmg. a range of 3. weapon speed of 0. what could be better?!!??!?!?:thumbsup:
     
  3. RealmOftheWolf

    RealmOftheWolf IncGamers Member

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    Axes have quite a few more decent rws and have decent range,damage and speed.
     
  4. yalthar

    yalthar IncGamers Member

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    Also consider the fact that axes have very low dex req.
    Of course this argument is useless if you're using a shield.
    An argument for swords would be that a not-so-rich barb has an easier time finding a weapon, since stuff like grandfather and doombringer is much cheaper than runewords or death cleaver.
     
  5. Croup

    Croup IncGamers Member

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    Also, swords just look that much cooler.

    Statistically speaking, Axes are the way to go. For the look as well as the accessibility though (dual Doombringers cost me like 10 PGems), swords are my choice.
     
  6. Uvatha

    Uvatha IncGamers Member

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    Yeah...

    :p

    I dont like the looks of swords, but maybe its just me!
     
  7. Fuzzier

    Fuzzier IncGamers Member

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    Swords.
    Although Zerker is a better choice in many areas. When I need a fast, indestructable weapon, pb is the choice.
    While I certainly don't want to master 2 weapon types, and there're swords that're almost equally as good as axes, I'll stick on swords.
     
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    Bladewind IncGamers Member

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    Statistically speaking zerkers outperform their sword counterparts, but it looks god awful on a barb ! He looks like he is holding a toy not a weapon.
     
  9. LorveN

    LorveN D3 Off Topic Moderator

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    Apparently you have never equipped a character with a Glorious Axe. :cool:



     
  10. papajustify

    papajustify IncGamers Member

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    Come on its style we all want isn't it, the polearm barb spinning around droppin everthing like flies looks really cool, dang i miss the good old days in 1.09
     
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    LorveN D3 Off Topic Moderator

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    Not polearms, but spears, had the real stylepoints!



     
  12. wheel-of-doom

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    Spears all the way. Theres nothing more awesome than a barb holding a giant needle. Not to mention the range and the superior damage.
     
  13. Ed from Russia

    Ed from Russia IncGamers Member

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    If you want a sword, play a paladin. Axe!
     
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    smeer IncGamers Member

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    As stated above axes generally outperform other weapons and there are lots of runewords available.
    Some people prefer other weapons, mainly because of looks...
     
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    i was missing the old days, so i got an ebotd war pike barb together... fun to play and huge damage (second only to botd thundermauls i think)



     
  16. papajustify

    papajustify IncGamers Member

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    Yeah yeah, spears its been too long since i played a whirlwind barb, not one this season, this thread has me pumped up to do it again!
     
  17. Cppo-The-Wild

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    Poles ftw (pvm of course)! There's nothing cooler than a barbarian whirling around with huge scythe or any other pole....

    -Cppo
     
  18. Apophis

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    if you see a barb with a spear you would say : what a poor N**B :))at least i would do that :DDDD



     
  19. LorveN

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    Could be, at least tmauls are the no1.



     

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