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I've been recently reading the forums a lot and I'm wondering if I should get rid of my 2-handed mace thingy. I'm thinking of buying a shield and a 1-handed sword or something like that for master survivability (str, vit, armor), thoughts?
I may not have the best gear and stuff but I'm not even able to kill a rare-camp on my own.
I tried to chose the most survivibilty-ish abilities though it doens't even matter - I'm still a two-shot.
So is it rather a matter of skilling or gear issues?
I highly appreciate and welcome any kind of tips/guides you guys can prodive me with.
another (heart-)broken barb
Edited by SomeScrub#2472 on 5/25/2012 4:01 PM PDT
As far as survivability goes, if that is your sole focus than One Hander/Shield is going to be your best bang for your buck.
Gear does play a huge role in the above as well, since if you have crap gear from Act 1 still with a build, odds are it won't hold out for super long.
I personally never found the need to farm for gear until now in Hell on Act 1. Otherwise, I managed to solo all the way thru Nightmare with either items I crafted or found as I went along, never repeating any quests and so forth.
Like most, I express my discern for Barbs kinda being pidgeon holed into the Shield/One Handed build for optimum survival but I'm still a believer in that anything is possible with the right combination of skills and gear.
Some note worthy skills you should look into also, would be War Cry (1min duration, 30second cool down), Ignore Pain, Leap/Charge/Sprint for a combination of escape/initiation, Ground Stomp too is good....Stuns are your friend.
Otherwise I feel that the other skills are more a flavor of playstyle more than anything and alot is possible, just have to figure out first what you want to do, then build from there and cater gear/skills to your need and play type
Thanks for your post bud, I've tried out those skills alot lately and it's been coming down to the fact that I've chosen to go with almost each of them.
f#!cking huge video, thanks. I'll try grab some gear with better stats and I might be fine, this video is like seeing a light at the end of a tunnel :o
Another question I've got considers your 1-hand mace or whatsoever. Is it just pure looking at DPS or is it rather having good stats on it?
Edited by SomeScrub#2472 on 5/25/2012 4:23 PM PDT
But...if you get rid of your 2H Mace, you won't be able to do this:
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