Wolfbarb- The Ultimate Guide Hello, and welcome to my very first guide on this forum. I had chose to do a guide on a commonly underestimated varient build known as Wolfbarbs. This guide will explain the basics to a successful Wolfbarb from Advantages, Bonuses, and Equipment and such. Table of Contents: I. Purposes and Goals II. Stat point placement III. Skill point placement IV. Equipment V. Charms VI. Advantages and Disadvantages VII. Conclusion I. Purposes and Goals: As a Wolfbarb the shifting abilities you obtain have some valued attributes you would want to take an advantage of. Such as attributes like Speed, Life, and Attack Rating will benefit you best from these. So it would be important that your equipment is made up of plus skills items to make usage of the skills. Maximum Damge Reduction by % is a must have, and Defense Rating will be greatly factored here. II. Stat point placement: Strength- In Strength I would add more than the required amount for your Equipment, about 5-10 extra points are good. Dexterity- Put the amount of Dexterity needed for maximum Blocking %efficiency. Vitality- This is the most important part of all your Stat points, being that each point adds 4 to Life. After Strength and Dexterity has been finished put your remaining points to here. Energy- Leave this one alone, it wont be needed. III. Skill point placement: There would be 4 major points of interest, 2 prequesites, and 2 minor skills. Each of these would be used so you don't waste anything! 20 -Weapon- Mastery- Based on the type of weapon you are using, by picking a classed mastery you can improve your Damage and Attack Rating. 20 Iron Skin- Defense is very vital to this build . Iron skin will enhance your overall Defense. 20 Shout- Another Defense modifyer, Shout will amplify your over all defense by a % making you much harder to hit. 20 Battle Orders- Here is your working part of your build, This will greatly add to Max Life, mana, and Stamina. Extending your fight duration. 10 Natural Resist- Helps your line of Resist against Elemental attacks, in a case of a Sorceress this will maker you harder to kill with Elemental. 10 Battle Command- With Battle Command, this adds one extra skill point to every skill you have. This is also a synergy for Shout, and Battle Orders. 01 Increased Stamina- This enhances your Stamina giving you a longer running duration. 01 Increased Speed- Bringing up your Faster Run/Walk speed can benefit you to catch runners, such as Amazons. 01 Howl- A prequesite needed to gain Shout, Battle Orders, and Battle Command. IV. Equipment: In this part of the guide is where your wolfbarb is put together. But the following should be considered in selection. Speed, Life, Attack Rating, and Damage for best performance in your abilities. Helm- Since a Wolfbarb revolves around "Wolfhowl Fury Visor" for Shifting skills. It is also needed for other bonuses such as Feral Rage attack. Weapon- The weapon is your choice based on what speed and Damage you want . I recomend using the Dragoons calculator for speeds, here (Use Standard Attack for correct frame/speed.) Shield- A "Stormshield Monarch" is recomended as the shield, becuase it offers Defense, Resist, Decent Block/Block Rate, and Damage Reduced by %. Armor- The Armor portion is the most important of most items. This supports most of your Defense rating and the Defense you should be getting from your armor would range from 1300-2300+ Defense. I suggest. Arkaine's Valor Balrog Skin Enigma: -Elite Armor- Stone: -Elite Armor- Belt- Your belt should have Damage Reduced by % the belt slot is the best place for the additional Damage Reduced. I suggest. Verdungo's Hearty Cord mithril coil String of Ears Demonhide Sash Gloves- A beneficial type regarding Life, Damage, or Stats should be selected. I suggest. Bloodfist Heavy/ Sharkskin/ Vampire Bone Gloves Steelrend Ogre Gauntlets Dracul's Grasp Vampire Bone Gloves Boots- You would want some decent Running/ Walking boots with either high Defense, Life, Hit Recovery, and/or Stats. I suggest. Gore Rider War Boots/ Myrmidon Greaves War Traveler Battle/ Mirror Boots Sandstorm Trek Scarabshell Boots Amulet- Depending on the kind of Ring(s) you use, the Amulet and Ring(s) should be comboed together. I suggest. Angelics Wings Amulet Highlords Wrath Amulet The Cats Eye Amulet Ring(s)- Pair these with your amulet and make sure it also matches the rest of your Equipment. I suggest. Raven Frost Ring(s) Bul-Kathos Wedding Band Ring(s) Angelics Halo Ring(s) There are numerous ways you can set up you Equipment and in different effective ways. These are basic item selection and any new ides are welcomed. V. Charms: As far as Charms goes it is pretty basic on what is desired. Life, Attack Rating, and Damage in all Charm types. I suggest. x39 Fine Small Charm(s) of Vita (3 Max Damage, 20 Attack Rating, 20 Life.) x01 Annihilus Small Charm VI. Advantages and Disadvantages: Being in the state of a Shifted form has its ups and downs. Here is a list of a few of those things. Advantages- Mass Life Great Speed Bonuses Being frozen does not effect Attack Speed. Disadvantages- Lack of Damage Lack of Attac Rating Being frozen effects Run/Walk speed VII Conclusion: In an overall veiw being a Wolfbarb does take some dedication and work to make use of the shift abilities. However with the correct Equipment and Charms the Wolfbarb can make a formidable fighter both in PvP and PvM. I wish luck on those who do attempt this and thankyou for reading my guide on Wolfbarbs.