Iron Spiral Barbarian Guide (Skill plan & Gearing section updated)

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Uldyssian wrote: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!


Should be using runemaster to start getting charms. Gladiator's Dominance is not worth putting points into until you get ~250 sigs and half the charms to be able to obtain max block.
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Uldyssian wrote: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!


Should be using runemaster to start getting charms. Gladiator's Dominance is not worth putting points into until you get ~250 sigs and half the charms to be able to obtain max block.


i'm using runemaster.
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Uldyssian wrote:
Aero wrote:
Uldyssian wrote: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!


Should be using runemaster to start getting charms. Gladiator's Dominance is not worth putting points into until you get ~250 sigs and half the charms to be able to obtain max block.


i'm using runemaster.


using bear stance? that is amost only option to go unti you get better life leech and damage.
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You're using runemaster and bear stance and you only have 500k def? That's not right.
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Aero wrote:You're using runemaster and bear stance and you only have 500k def? That's not right.

What do I do?
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Uldyssian wrote:
Aero wrote:You're using runemaster and bear stance and you only have 500k def? That's not right.

What do I do?


Did you use any runes in your gear? And do you re-equip your gear at the start of each game and after dying?
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Uldyssian wrote:
Aero wrote:You're using runemaster and bear stance and you only have 500k def? That's not right.

What do I do?


If you're in the midgame gear, there's an issue with Runemaster because you use nearly all runewords. Substitute your main weapon for a crafted Kriegsmesser with 150+ ed, 100+ max damage, and a proc like balefire, bladestorm, shower of rocks, or spike nova. The extra 5 sockets for runes will be a big defense boost. 500k, however should be more than enough to pick up charms and such. Where are you struggling? If your speeds are capped and you have 500k def and bear stance giving you a lot more DR too, then you probably do zero damage.

Lightning pierce on rings/amulet will help Iron Spiral a little bit and help Stormblast for single targets immensely since its 100% conversion to lightning.
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Strange, i had with my Barb and Bear+Rune+wolfs 1.3+ Mio Def (800k+ without wolfs) and that with a lot of crafted gear.
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Muilpeer wrote:
Uldyssian wrote:
Aero wrote:You're using runemaster and bear stance and you only have 500k def? That's not right.

What do I do?


Did you use any runes in your gear? And do you re-equip your gear at the start of each game and after dying?

I do use runes in gear, but i haven't reequipped, thank you.
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Aero wrote:
Uldyssian wrote:
Aero wrote:You're using runemaster and bear stance and you only have 500k def? That's not right.

What do I do?


If you're in the midgame gear, there's an issue with Runemaster because you use nearly all runewords. Substitute your main weapon for a crafted Kriegsmesser with 150+ ed, 100+ max damage, and a proc like balefire, bladestorm, shower of rocks, or spike nova. The extra 5 sockets for runes will be a big defense boost. 500k, however should be more than enough to pick up charms and such. Where are you struggling? If your speeds are capped and you have 500k def and bear stance giving you a lot more DR too, then you probably do zero damage.

Lightning pierce on rings/amulet will help Iron Spiral a little bit and help Stormblast for single targets immensely since its 100% conversion to lightning.


Any good rings /w lightning pierce that are unique or just magics and rares? I'm struggling mainly in damage, but I'm also struggling in health. Iron Spiral damage listed as 610-1040