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  1. BIG T

    BIG T Peasant

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    I have a WW Barb, with max ww and polearm mastery. I need to know whether i should max iron skin, lower natural resist, or BO first. I'm in hell and need to survive, I'm lvl 73 right now.
     
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    lower resist = 1 point
    iron skin = 1 point
    BO = 20 points

    that's pretty standard for any barb. To survive, get 75% blocking (222 dex I think) with a stormshield, thundergods belt, and a rising sun amulet.
     
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    So you are saying i need 222 pts into dex, jesus, can any of that come from items?
     
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    yes, it can come from items, but be careful when building a character around items because you will get stuck with those items.

    dex is the best attribute on any character because it gives you blocking. points are always better spent in dex than in vit.
     
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    he's a polebarb.......no shield.

    Dex is still important, but for a barb with a two-handed weapon, you want lots of vit and I'd think Iron Skinwould be useful and of course maxed BO.


    Jake's dex info is based on a one-handed weapon/shield build....
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    oh, two handed weapon barbs need vit more than dex
     
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    BO would be good to max, and few into battle command so you get the +1 to all skills, but ironskin 3 maybe, 5 at most, it starts to diminish when you put more points into it and just plain doesn't become worth it. Natural resistance is a good one to put a few into as well.
     
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    Aroo?

    http://www.battle.net/diablo2exp/skills/barbarian-warcries.shtml#shout

    Stat points into Vit.

    Max BO. Max Shout. 1 in BC. 1 in Natural Resist.

    Shout synergizes Berserk, BO, and BC. 1 point in Berserk for physical immunes.
     
  9. BIG T

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    I have a two handed weapon that gives +3 to all stats, I'm thinking that I'll keep that for him. As far as the dex situation goes; since I have all the strength I need (175ish) when I lvl I plan to do +3 vit and +2 to dex, if I get bored with that I'll continue the pts into stregth later.
     
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    Haite Forum Moderator

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    Dexterity doesn't help blocking at all without a shield. Don't raise it.
     
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    Sounds good, I'll do +2 to strength and +3 to vit every lvl.
     
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    Do you need strength?
     
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    only get enough strength to use the equipment you want to use, then put everything into vit.
     
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    Right now I don't need stregth for any of the weopons I use. However i only have like 170 something so i figure i should continue but as it is I don't need any more unless i want IK armor. So if you say I don't need dex and stregth, and with BO I don't need energy I should put all my pts in vit, thats a lot of pts, I'm only lvl 73.
     
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    Without a shield your goal should be at least 225 in vitality.
     
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    Sweet sounds good, I'm getting a better view of what my barb should do....right now I'm thinking about maxing BO and taking your advise and have at least 225 in vitality. 225, jesus thats a lot of life, I've never done it that high....it will be interesting.
     
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    I'm sure there's some builds for spear and polearm barbs on the diabloii.net forums that you might want to check out. There'll be people there that have done all the research and will know the perfect gear to get for that kind of Barbarian, etc.
     

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