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Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by areal, Oct 30, 2006.
whats the best helm?
whats the best barb helm?
Arreats Face is basically the best you can get.
The others are fun too (Halaberds, Wolfhowl, Demonhorn), but Arreats is the best.
Not only does arreat's have boss mods, but it looks good. better than wolfhowl or demonhorn in my opinion.
For PvM, I would take Guillaume's Face over Arreat's.
Yes, Arreat's offers +stats, fhr, +skills and high defense.
But Guillaume's also has the same FHR, a little less +stats (which is almost easily replaced by a good jewel), and +skills do nothing to non-singer barbarians except decrease their life by an insignificant amount. As for the defense, it's not even needed in PvM. Oh, did I mention Guillaume's comes with 35% CB for bosses and 15% DS?
For PvP, I would AT LEAST always HAVE Arreat's in my stash.
+20str +20dex 20%bonus to attack rating and +30res, isn't just a little less stats, and dont forget, life leech that arreats has.Show me a jewel that can replace those stats, and ill trade you for everyone. Yes Guillaume's Face is a nice helm because of the 35% CB and 15% DS? (also you forgot open wounds, very nice mod), but a barb that chosed it over Arreats, is not a barb in my opinion......and never will be.
The other must have barb gear, such as highlords, goreriders, drac's, will more than make up for any bonused you think Guillaume's face has over Arreats.
if you are talking pvm then yes arreat is best helm,
pvp however, what CeOlba was mainly talking about, best overall helm is CoA.
Bit of a discrepancy there.
You will have enough leech from other sources anyways. Heck, even the 10% from Dracul's is enough. And on totals, you will have about 20% life leech, so any more is not needed.
As for the jewels, how about a rare 30% ED +9/+9 str/dex jewel? That's already better than Arreat's.
And note, there's no Open wounds on Guillaume's. For bosses, the little chance to hit you gain (which is only at most 10%ish) will NOT surpass the damage you gain via Crushing Blow. With 50% Crushing Blow and 50% Deadly strike you can pick just about any weapon and it will be a powerful combination.
The bonuses? Hah, and what if you are already using the mentioned gear in both setups? Then the "profit" you imagine is gone. *Poof* So simple.
As for Highlord's and Dracul's, I disagree. The more popular choices would be probably Crescent Moon for the leeches and LoH for the damage. And yes, damage literally equals to more leeched life, thus more safety.
i havent qouoted CeOlba on the pvm part of the question, read before post.
my personal opinin is that pvm arreat is best helm.
i see the Coa,king of all helms in the melee chars )
Eth upped "zod" rockstopper.
Insane defense, godly stacking resistance, a touch of %dr, & mass fhr.
Oh, and shiny skin head now has shiny tin head.
There is no best. It depends on who your dueling. If your dueling a cold sorc, some kiras with a thul rune in it will be better than arreats. If your dueling another barb, then coa or arreats or orpahns. If your doing pvm, gaze is imo the best.