Iron Spiral Barbarian Guide (Newbie Friendly build)

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Drannosh wrote:Hey I'm new to median xl too, I'm following this guide and I have begun to farm TA and K3KBA in terror difficulty. However I'm still very weak ! Even in bear stance I have only 250k armor. Can you suggest items between the ones suggested for mid and end game? I don't want to change any part of my gear until I got the one suggested, because I fear to lose something important ^^".
Thank you for your help !


250k defense is not too bad, you can do destruction k3k easily with it. What are your items? Also make sure that you're walking, because you lose all defense and 2/3 of your block while running.
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I have all the suggested items for MidGame, except for one ring and the amulet.
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Runemaster or Gladiator's dominance spec? Personally for melee barb I would prefer to max spirit guide and 1pt immortal, you have enough points for that. Add in a crafted sword with high damage, or if runewords make better bases/jewels for them.
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I have gladiator's dominance spec. I will follow your advices :)
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Early on it's much better to go runemaster. Once you have some signets/charms you can transition into gladiator spec, as you sacrifice too much for block.
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oops mixed up my bad...
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Fovas wrote:Thanks for the guide aerial, it is real and could be easily followed for most ubers. Now I wanted to try a ranged barb for more relaxing farming I suppose, what's the skill I should smax? and any tips for craft or weapon choice?


Wrong thread m8

You must be referring to this guide
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HohoHaha wrote:Early on it's much better to go runemaster. Once you have some signets/charms you can transition into gladiator spec, as you sacrifice too much for block.


Ok I have switched to runemaster and now I reach around 700/800k def :D, but only 5% block ^^". So the best place to farm is Kurast 3000BA in destruction? Is there another place good and easy to farm ?
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Drannosh wrote:
HohoHaha wrote:Early on it's much better to go runemaster. Once you have some signets/charms you can transition into gladiator spec, as you sacrifice too much for block.


Ok I have switched to runemaster and now I reach around 700/800k def :D, but only 5% block ^^". So the best place to farm is Kurast 3000BA in destruction? Is there another place good and easy to farm ?


K3K is just a start, try TA or Duncraig if you can. Windform gives you nice mobility so the latter won't be too much of a problem. Don't worry about block for now.
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My barb can't farm TA, Dunc, or Fautz, I'm squishy in Destruction.
I've got all the midgame armor except one ring, ammy, and i'm using Erawan (not Yaerius) with Gehenna sword. i've got 500k defense with buffs and i'm past breakpoints for fhr, dr, life steal, max res in terror and pretty close to it in Dest. I've only got 1% block. I'm lvl 120. I've got some reanimate skeleton mo's on my armor too for meatshields. help please!

Edit: I'm using Nephilim boots, items socketed with either runes for defense or life steal/ life on kill jewels. Using craft sword with balefire ctc. using angel heart ammy, runemaster.

EDIT: Good News! After experimenting and reading other comments I've managed to get 849k def with buffs. I maxed wolf companion, added points to spirit guide, didn't max daedalus, and put leftover into ancient blood to get more max skill. Still at all breakpoints with good cb, 66% dr and so on :mrgreen: ... Only problem is my listed iron spiral dmg plummeted to 674. Anything I can do to fix that? (btw using weird craft sword that rolled 189 ed with balefire ctc. soc with jah for defense and ed, cb and ed mo's.)
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