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Warrior talents and how they apply to stances

Discussion in 'Character Building' started by Jakeman, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I am planning my Warrior's talent tree and have some questions. I just posted this on the stress test forums too.

    *********** Are these talents passive across all stances? ***********

    Arms Mastery

    # Axe Specialization - 5/5 points
    Increases your chance to get a critical strike with Axes by 5%.

    Fury Mastery

    # Cruelty - 5/5 points
    Improves your chance to get a critical strike by 5%.

    # Flurry - 5/5 points
    Increases your attack speed by 35% for your next three swings after dealing a critical strike.

    # Enrage - 5/5 points
    Gives you a 40% melee damage bonus for 4 swings any time you are the victim of a critical strike.

    Protection Mastery

    # Anticipation - 5/5 points
    Increases your defense skill by 15.

    # Shield Specialization - 5/5 points
    Increases your chance to block attacks with a shield by 5%.

    # Iron Will - 5/5 points
    Increases your chance to resist stun and charm effects by 15%.

    # Toughness - 5/5 points
    Increases your base armor value by 180.




    *********** Can these talents be used in all stances? ***********

    Protection Mastery

    # Last Stand - 1/1 point
    When activated, this ability temporarily grants you 30% of your maximum hit points for 20 seconds. After the effect expires, the hit points are lost.

    # Combat Endurance - 1/1 point
    A passive ability that allows 10% of your hit point regeneration from Spirit to work while in combat.
     
  2. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    The answers I received on the ST forums are:

    *********** Are these talents passive across all stances? ***********
    Yes.

    *********** Can these talents be used in all stances? ***********
    Yes.
     
  3. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    this build is no longer good, the talent tree was changed in beta 5

    After getting as much info as I can and playing with the talent builder, I have decided on this distribution for my Warrior:

     
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    A woman is on the golf course when she got stung by a bee.

    She ran to the golf pro and tells him "I got stung by a bee!"

    "Where?" he asks.

    She replies, "between the first and second hole."

    So the guy says, "Maybe your stance is too wide."
     
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    Vokbain Peasant and Donator

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    What did you do to my post, you lamer?!? :mad:
     
  6. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    check your PMs. I moved it to the perp hilarity thread.

    edit: I just realized the joke was in reference to stances.

    *post moved back*

    edit 2: funny :D
     
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    It is funny.
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    this build is no longer good, the talent tree was changed in beta 5

    And here is another warrior build I came up with.

    This one is geared towards using Battle Stance. It has high critical strike with 1 and 2 handed axes, and spears and polearms. So you can switch between axe/shield, 2 handed axe, and spear or polearm depending on the situation. When you land a critical hit you also land a DOT (Deep Wounds) and get IAS (Flurry).

    This build also includes several improved Battle Stance skills (Heroic Strike, Charge, Thunder Clap, Rend, Pummel, Overpower), and has a couple good "talent granted" skills, Sweeping Strikes (any stance) and Mortal Strike (Battle Stance only, fat damage). The Overpower skill is especially good because it is improved to have +100% chance for critical strike... and if you land a critical you get the DOT and IAS as explained above.

     
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  11. cowofwar

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    What's with the character planning? I imagine that would just make the game a chore instead of figuring everything out as you play. I honestly can't see the point in having a full plan of what stats you're going to have, where you're going to level, what skills you're going to use, etc...

    Sure it gives you something to do while waiting for the game but at least for me it would detract from the game once I'm playing it since I basically already know everything about it and all I have to do is connect the dots with man hours.
     
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    Vokbain Peasant and Donator

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    That's why I don't play D2 much anymore. I already know how to build all my characters. The only thing that really appeals to me nowadays is Hardcore PKing.
     
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    I can’t wait for them to add the New Druid Talents into the calculator.
     
  14. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I am reading on the beta forums that the Warrior trees have been rearranged. The talent builder for Warriors hasn't yet been updated.
     

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