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Balanced axed TU + Gilded shield TU is a great leveling combo
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Falchion (4)

One-Hand Damage: (7 - 8) to (8 - 9)
Required Level: 5
Required Strength: 49
Item Level: 10
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Strength)%
2% Chance to cast level 2 Shower of Rocks on Melee Attack
Adds 5-8 Fire Damage
Adds 5-8 Lightning Damage
Adds 5-8 Cold Damage
+(24 to 40)% Enhanced Damage
Fire Resist +(11 to 15)%
Poison Resist +(11 to 15)%
Socketed (1)
One-Hand Damage: (22 - 24) to (25 - 28)
Required Level: 24
Required Strength: 79
Item Level: 31
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Strength)%
4% Chance to cast level 6 Shower of Rocks on Melee Attack
Adds 15-25 Fire Damage
Adds 15-25 Lightning Damage
Adds 15-25 Cold Damage
+(58 to 75)% Enhanced Damage
Fire Resist +(21 to 25)%
Poison Resist +(21 to 25)%
Socketed (2)
One-Hand Damage: (42 - 45) to (49 - 54)
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 160
Item Level: 51
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Strength)%
6% Chance to cast level 10 Shower of Rocks on Melee Attack
Adds 45-75 Fire Damage
Adds 45-75 Lightning Damage
Adds 45-75 Cold Damage
+(92 to 109)% Enhanced Damage
Fire Resist +(31 to 35)%
Poison Resist +(31 to 35)%
Socketed (3)
One-Hand Damage: (54 - 58) to (64 - 70)
Required Level: 52
Required Strength: 319
Item Level: 77
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Strength)%
8% Chance to cast level 12 Shower of Rocks on Melee Attack
Adds 140-220 Fire Damage
Adds 140-220 Lightning Damage
Adds 140-220 Cold Damage
+(109 to 126)% Enhanced Damage
Fire Resist +(36 to 40)%
Poison Resist +(36 to 40)%
Socketed (3)
is decent, before you start getting lot of enhanced weapon damage, so you benefit more from having high base phys.
8% sor proc @6fpa is one "free' sor every 3s, and wsm is -20, so it is even easier to cap max speed than with balanced axe. You get 500 ele damage too. Just can't pick heart of stone, so that elemental damage isn't cancelled. But this way you get sor proc, before you can even put points in tectonics @ level 110.

Balanced axe works, its fast, damage is decent, but thats about what it has going for it. Labrys has better single target through sor, since attack speed doesn't matter for self casting sor.
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Prowler
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Hi. what is it Level 1 Demon Blood Aura on Body Armor?
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6% max life aura? Used to be lot more, now it isn't that great anymore.

Meanwhile I'm doing a run, trying to go 1h+shield.
On the way to ~120 it doesn't seem to matter that much. We don't care about tectonic proc because we don't have it yet, and then thers a choice being faster with low base damage, or bit slower with high. I used
Wolfpack
Wolfpack
Backsword (4)

One-Hand Damage: (11 - 12) to (43 - 49)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 55
Item Level: 10
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
10% Attack Speed
+(31 to 35) to Maximum Damage
(3 to 5)% Life stolen per Hit
+(61 to 80)% Enhanced Damage
(1 to 2)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(11 to 15) to Strength
+(11 to 15) to Vitality
2% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (1)
One-Hand Damage: (28 - 31) to (73 - 85)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 25
Required Strength: 89
Item Level: 36
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
20% Attack Speed
+(41 to 50) to Maximum Damage
(9 to 11)% Life stolen per Hit
+(91 to 110)% Enhanced Damage
(3 to 4)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(21 to 25) to Strength
+(21 to 25) to Vitality
4% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (2)
One-Hand Damage: (55 - 60) to (125 - 139)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 43
Required Strength: 181
Item Level: 51
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
30% Attack Speed
+(61 to 70) to Maximum Damage
(15 to 17)% Life stolen per Hit
+(121 to 140)% Enhanced Damage
(5 to 6)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(31 to 35) to Strength
+(31 to 35) to Vitality
7% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (3)
One-Hand Damage: (75 - 84) to (168 - 188)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 53
Required Strength: 360
Item Level: 85
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
40% Attack Speed
+(81 to 90) to Maximum Damage
(18 to 20)% Life stolen per Hit
+(151 to 180)% Enhanced Damage
(7 to 8)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(36 to 40) to Strength
+(36 to 40) to Vitality
10% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (3)
unique sword, only 80ias for 6fpa requires.
At around 90, crafted sacred Ida with 200ed and +110min damage (which is +220 avg damage because min=max in case of those 1h). So that is 300-300 dmg 1h sword, thats gonna be used as main weapon, until i can craft
Gharaniq


Gharaniq
Barbarian Swords, Barbarian One-Handed Axes
Except Barbarian Two-Ha

'JahSilElq'
Runeword Level: 100
+(3 to 4) to Barbarian Skill Levels
Adds 5-10 Damage
Adds 120-115 Damage
+(171 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
Weapon Physical Damage +(60 to 80)%
+(81 to 100) to Strength
+(225 to 250) to Dexterity
5% Chance to Avoid Damage


Overall, build feels lot stronger because of changes to earthquake and sor, both skills seem to deal more damage. So far everything @ level 115 done in 1 shot, no issues mowing Akarat every time during leveling @110, which wasn't always the case before.
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aerial wrote:6% max life aura? Used to be lot more, now it isn't that great anymore.

Meanwhile I'm doing a run, trying to go 1h+shield.
On the way to ~120 it doesn't seem to matter that much. We don't care about tectonic proc because we don't have it yet, and then thers a choice being faster with low base damage, or bit slower with high. I used
Wolfpack
Wolfpack
Backsword (4)

One-Hand Damage: (11 - 12) to (43 - 49)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 55
Item Level: 10
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
10% Attack Speed
+(31 to 35) to Maximum Damage
(3 to 5)% Life stolen per Hit
+(61 to 80)% Enhanced Damage
(1 to 2)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(11 to 15) to Strength
+(11 to 15) to Vitality
2% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (1)
One-Hand Damage: (28 - 31) to (73 - 85)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 25
Required Strength: 89
Item Level: 36
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
20% Attack Speed
+(41 to 50) to Maximum Damage
(9 to 11)% Life stolen per Hit
+(91 to 110)% Enhanced Damage
(3 to 4)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(21 to 25) to Strength
+(21 to 25) to Vitality
4% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (2)
One-Hand Damage: (55 - 60) to (125 - 139)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 43
Required Strength: 181
Item Level: 51
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
30% Attack Speed
+(61 to 70) to Maximum Damage
(15 to 17)% Life stolen per Hit
+(121 to 140)% Enhanced Damage
(5 to 6)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(31 to 35) to Strength
+(31 to 35) to Vitality
7% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (3)
One-Hand Damage: (75 - 84) to (168 - 188)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 53
Required Strength: 360
Item Level: 85
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
40% Attack Speed
+(81 to 90) to Maximum Damage
(18 to 20)% Life stolen per Hit
+(151 to 180)% Enhanced Damage
(7 to 8)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(36 to 40) to Strength
+(36 to 40) to Vitality
10% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (3)
unique sword, only 80ias for 6fpa requires.
At around 90, crafted sacred Ida with 200ed and +110min damage (which is +220 avg damage because min=max in case of those 1h). So that is 300-300 dmg 1h sword, thats gonna be used as main weapon, until i can craft
Gharaniq


Gharaniq
Barbarian Swords, Barbarian One-Handed Axes
Except Barbarian Two-Ha

'JahSilElq'
Runeword Level: 100
+(3 to 4) to Barbarian Skill Levels
Adds 5-10 Damage
Adds 120-115 Damage
+(171 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
Weapon Physical Damage +(60 to 80)%
+(81 to 100) to Strength
+(225 to 250) to Dexterity
5% Chance to Avoid Damage


Overall, build feels lot stronger because of changes to earthquake and sor, both skills seem to deal more damage. So far everything @ level 115 done in 1 shot, no issues mowing Akarat every time during leveling @110, which wasn't always the case before.


I think SoR is just broken, not sure if it always has been. Try it on a target dummy, it doesn’t do nearly as much physical dmg as it should. The magic dmg bonus seems to be behaving correctly but it seems like it’s doing ~50% of the physical dmg it should.
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fr0gbug wrote:
aerial wrote:6% max life aura? Used to be lot more, now it isn't that great anymore.

Meanwhile I'm doing a run, trying to go 1h+shield.
On the way to ~120 it doesn't seem to matter that much. We don't care about tectonic proc because we don't have it yet, and then thers a choice being faster with low base damage, or bit slower with high. I used
Wolfpack
Wolfpack
Backsword (4)

One-Hand Damage: (11 - 12) to (43 - 49)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 55
Item Level: 10
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
10% Attack Speed
+(31 to 35) to Maximum Damage
(3 to 5)% Life stolen per Hit
+(61 to 80)% Enhanced Damage
(1 to 2)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(11 to 15) to Strength
+(11 to 15) to Vitality
2% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (1)
One-Hand Damage: (28 - 31) to (73 - 85)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 25
Required Strength: 89
Item Level: 36
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
20% Attack Speed
+(41 to 50) to Maximum Damage
(9 to 11)% Life stolen per Hit
+(91 to 110)% Enhanced Damage
(3 to 4)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(21 to 25) to Strength
+(21 to 25) to Vitality
4% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (2)
One-Hand Damage: (55 - 60) to (125 - 139)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 43
Required Strength: 181
Item Level: 51
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
30% Attack Speed
+(61 to 70) to Maximum Damage
(15 to 17)% Life stolen per Hit
+(121 to 140)% Enhanced Damage
(5 to 6)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(31 to 35) to Strength
+(31 to 35) to Vitality
7% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (3)
One-Hand Damage: (75 - 84) to (168 - 188)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 53
Required Strength: 360
Item Level: 85
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
40% Attack Speed
+(81 to 90) to Maximum Damage
(18 to 20)% Life stolen per Hit
+(151 to 180)% Enhanced Damage
(7 to 8)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(36 to 40) to Strength
+(36 to 40) to Vitality
10% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (3)
unique sword, only 80ias for 6fpa requires.
At around 90, crafted sacred Ida with 200ed and +110min damage (which is +220 avg damage because min=max in case of those 1h). So that is 300-300 dmg 1h sword, thats gonna be used as main weapon, until i can craft
Gharaniq


Gharaniq
Barbarian Swords, Barbarian One-Handed Axes
Except Barbarian Two-Ha

'JahSilElq'
Runeword Level: 100
+(3 to 4) to Barbarian Skill Levels
Adds 5-10 Damage
Adds 120-115 Damage
+(171 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
Weapon Physical Damage +(60 to 80)%
+(81 to 100) to Strength
+(225 to 250) to Dexterity
5% Chance to Avoid Damage


Overall, build feels lot stronger because of changes to earthquake and sor, both skills seem to deal more damage. So far everything @ level 115 done in 1 shot, no issues mowing Akarat every time during leveling @110, which wasn't always the case before.


I think SoR is just broken, not sure if it always has been. Try it on a target dummy, it doesn’t do nearly as much physical dmg as it should. The magic dmg bonus seems to be behaving correctly but it seems like it’s doing ~50% of the physical dmg it should.


do you have any Target Takes Additional Damage
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When i tried it, adding TTAD actually lowers my damage on target dummy with sor (just using regular sor every 2s), both physical and magic damage are lower by 30-40%.
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aerial wrote:When i tried it, adding TTAD actually lowers my damage on target dummy with sor (just using regular sor every 2s), both physical and magic damage are lower by 30-40%.


It doesn't, it just reduces your average because TTAD is counted as a second hit
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yea this would also explain why using sor every 2s, shows higher damage than using sor and earthquake (and sor procs from tectonics) all at same time
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aerial wrote:6% max life aura? Used to be lot more, now it isn't that great anymore.

Meanwhile I'm doing a run, trying to go 1h+shield.
On the way to ~120 it doesn't seem to matter that much. We don't care about tectonic proc because we don't have it yet, and then thers a choice being faster with low base damage, or bit slower with high. I used
Wolfpack
Wolfpack
Backsword (4)

One-Hand Damage: (11 - 12) to (43 - 49)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 55
Item Level: 10
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
10% Attack Speed
+(31 to 35) to Maximum Damage
(3 to 5)% Life stolen per Hit
+(61 to 80)% Enhanced Damage
(1 to 2)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(11 to 15) to Strength
+(11 to 15) to Vitality
2% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (1)
One-Hand Damage: (28 - 31) to (73 - 85)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 25
Required Strength: 89
Item Level: 36
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
20% Attack Speed
+(41 to 50) to Maximum Damage
(9 to 11)% Life stolen per Hit
+(91 to 110)% Enhanced Damage
(3 to 4)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(21 to 25) to Strength
+(21 to 25) to Vitality
4% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (2)
One-Hand Damage: (55 - 60) to (125 - 139)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 43
Required Strength: 181
Item Level: 51
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
30% Attack Speed
+(61 to 70) to Maximum Damage
(15 to 17)% Life stolen per Hit
+(121 to 140)% Enhanced Damage
(5 to 6)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(31 to 35) to Strength
+(31 to 35) to Vitality
7% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (3)
One-Hand Damage: (75 - 84) to (168 - 188)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 53
Required Strength: 360
Item Level: 85
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
40% Attack Speed
+(81 to 90) to Maximum Damage
(18 to 20)% Life stolen per Hit
+(151 to 180)% Enhanced Damage
(7 to 8)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(36 to 40) to Strength
+(36 to 40) to Vitality
10% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (3)
unique sword, only 80ias for 6fpa requires.
At around 90, crafted sacred Ida with 200ed and +110min damage (which is +220 avg damage because min=max in case of those 1h). So that is 300-300 dmg 1h sword, thats gonna be used as main weapon, until i can craft
Gharaniq


Gharaniq
Barbarian Swords, Barbarian One-Handed Axes
Except Barbarian Two-Ha

'JahSilElq'
Runeword Level: 100
+(3 to 4) to Barbarian Skill Levels
Adds 5-10 Damage
Adds 120-115 Damage
+(171 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
Weapon Physical Damage +(60 to 80)%
+(81 to 100) to Strength
+(225 to 250) to Dexterity
5% Chance to Avoid Damage


Overall, build feels lot stronger because of changes to earthquake and sor, both skills seem to deal more damage. So far everything @ level 115 done in 1 shot, no issues mowing Akarat every time during leveling @110, which wasn't always the case before.


What's the best base to craft that rune word?