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Istaryu
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rugby_1 wrote:Any tips on how to best stack dmg for single target? Currently running a sword barb (using patriot sentry for farming) but not really sure how to boost my stormblast dmg. I have a decent crafted sword and also found a
Thunder King of Sescheron
Thunder King of Sescheron
Kriegsmesser (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: 53 to 57
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 642
Item Level: 120
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.14 per Strength)%
+1 Projectile to Stormblast
Thundergod Nova Deals 5000 Lightning Damage
Lightning Shield adds 15 - 25 Lightning Damage to Weapon per Skill Level
20% Chance to cast level 10 Life Spark on Melee Attack
Adds (200 to 300)-(450 to 600) lightning damage
-(30 to 40)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+10 to Stormblast (Barbarian Only)
Total Character Defense 100%
Socketed (6)
. This is my first time investing in a melee char so not too sure how to move forward with the build. Would I need to start stacking
Essence of Itherael
Essence of Itherael
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent
Cube with Any Armor to Add Bonus
Enhanced Weapon Damage +9%
Total Character Defense +15%
+10 Required Level
and
Larzuk's Round Shot
Larzuk's Round Shot
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent
Cube with Any Weapon to Add Bonus
+15% Enhanced Damage
+20 to Strength
Enhanced Weapon Damage +30%
2% Chance of Crushing Blow
+10 Required Level
UMOs on my gear slots? I figure the more EWD I can get on my armor, the better it would be for dmg scaling but would appreciate any tips.
Thanks in advance!


Stormblast does full lightning damage, so you need lightning pierce for it in addition to stacking as much phys dmg as possible.
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fryare
Dark Huntress
11 | 3
Hi, I just wanna make a point about the boots of a 2h barb. I think
Steppe Sleeper
Steppe Sleeper
Boots (Sacred)

Defense: 651 to 671
Required Level: 80
Item Level: 1
+1 to Barbarian Skill Levels
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
-(11 to 15)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(3 to 7) to Blood Hatred (Barbarian Only)
(31 to 40)% to Strength
Requirements -100%
Socketed (4)

Tundra Walker
(Barbarian Warrior Set)
are a very good option also, since provide a lot of strength bonus and cold pierce for Deathgaze. Don't know if anyone already mention them, if yes I'm sorry for not reading that post. Ty a lot for this amazing build, it will be probably my starter build for 2.0.
rugby_1
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Istaryu wrote:
rugby_1 wrote:Any tips on how to best stack dmg for single target? Currently running a sword barb (using patriot sentry for farming) but not really sure how to boost my stormblast dmg. I have a decent crafted sword and also found a
Thunder King of Sescheron
Thunder King of Sescheron
Kriegsmesser (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: 53 to 57
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 642
Item Level: 120
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.14 per Strength)%
+1 Projectile to Stormblast
Thundergod Nova Deals 5000 Lightning Damage
Lightning Shield adds 15 - 25 Lightning Damage to Weapon per Skill Level
20% Chance to cast level 10 Life Spark on Melee Attack
Adds (200 to 300)-(450 to 600) lightning damage
-(30 to 40)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+10 to Stormblast (Barbarian Only)
Total Character Defense 100%
Socketed (6)
. This is my first time investing in a melee char so not too sure how to move forward with the build. Would I need to start stacking
Essence of Itherael
Essence of Itherael
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent
Cube with Any Armor to Add Bonus
Enhanced Weapon Damage +9%
Total Character Defense +15%
+10 Required Level
and
Larzuk's Round Shot
Larzuk's Round Shot
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent
Cube with Any Weapon to Add Bonus
+15% Enhanced Damage
+20 to Strength
Enhanced Weapon Damage +30%
2% Chance of Crushing Blow
+10 Required Level
UMOs on my gear slots? I figure the more EWD I can get on my armor, the better it would be for dmg scaling but would appreciate any tips.
Thanks in advance!


Stormblast does full lightning damage, so you need lightning pierce for it in addition to stacking as much phys dmg as possible.


Thanks, I do have some decent lightning pierce gear that I'll hold on swap. In terms of stacking phys dmg, are the two UMOs I mentioned earlier the best way to go? For example, would I be better off UMOing items like Hide of the Basilisk with Itherael to benefit from both pierce & EWD?
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Seikun
Pit Knight
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rugby_1 wrote:
Istaryu wrote:
rugby_1 wrote:Any tips on how to best stack dmg for single target? Currently running a sword barb (using patriot sentry for farming) but not really sure how to boost my stormblast dmg. I have a decent crafted sword and also found a
Thunder King of Sescheron
Thunder King of Sescheron
Kriegsmesser (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: 53 to 57
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 642
Item Level: 120
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.14 per Strength)%
+1 Projectile to Stormblast
Thundergod Nova Deals 5000 Lightning Damage
Lightning Shield adds 15 - 25 Lightning Damage to Weapon per Skill Level
20% Chance to cast level 10 Life Spark on Melee Attack
Adds (200 to 300)-(450 to 600) lightning damage
-(30 to 40)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+10 to Stormblast (Barbarian Only)
Total Character Defense 100%
Socketed (6)
. This is my first time investing in a melee char so not too sure how to move forward with the build. Would I need to start stacking
Essence of Itherael
Essence of Itherael
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent
Cube with Any Armor to Add Bonus
Enhanced Weapon Damage +9%
Total Character Defense +15%
+10 Required Level
and
Larzuk's Round Shot
Larzuk's Round Shot
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent
Cube with Any Weapon to Add Bonus
+15% Enhanced Damage
+20 to Strength
Enhanced Weapon Damage +30%
2% Chance of Crushing Blow
+10 Required Level
UMOs on my gear slots? I figure the more EWD I can get on my armor, the better it would be for dmg scaling but would appreciate any tips.
Thanks in advance!


Stormblast does full lightning damage, so you need lightning pierce for it in addition to stacking as much phys dmg as possible.


Thanks, I do have some decent lightning pierce gear that I'll hold on swap. In terms of stacking phys dmg, are the two UMOs I mentioned earlier the best way to go? For example, would I be better off UMOing items like Hide of the Basilisk with Itherael to benefit from both pierce & EWD?


Don't overlook the regular MOs sold by merchants! You may want to add five EWD MOs to your offhand, for 100% EWD at cost of just 20 level req.
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Seikun wrote:
rugby_1 wrote:
Istaryu wrote:
rugby_1 wrote:Any tips on how to best stack dmg for single target? Currently running a sword barb (using patriot sentry for farming) but not really sure how to boost my stormblast dmg. I have a decent crafted sword and also found a
Thunder King of Sescheron
Thunder King of Sescheron
Kriegsmesser (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: 53 to 57
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 642
Item Level: 120
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.14 per Strength)%
+1 Projectile to Stormblast
Thundergod Nova Deals 5000 Lightning Damage
Lightning Shield adds 15 - 25 Lightning Damage to Weapon per Skill Level
20% Chance to cast level 10 Life Spark on Melee Attack
Adds (200 to 300)-(450 to 600) lightning damage
-(30 to 40)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+10 to Stormblast (Barbarian Only)
Total Character Defense 100%
Socketed (6)
. This is my first time investing in a melee char so not too sure how to move forward with the build. Would I need to start stacking
Essence of Itherael
Essence of Itherael
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent
Cube with Any Armor to Add Bonus
Enhanced Weapon Damage +9%
Total Character Defense +15%
+10 Required Level
and
Larzuk's Round Shot
Larzuk's Round Shot
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent
Cube with Any Weapon to Add Bonus
+15% Enhanced Damage
+20 to Strength
Enhanced Weapon Damage +30%
2% Chance of Crushing Blow
+10 Required Level
UMOs on my gear slots? I figure the more EWD I can get on my armor, the better it would be for dmg scaling but would appreciate any tips.
Thanks in advance!


Stormblast does full lightning damage, so you need lightning pierce for it in addition to stacking as much phys dmg as possible.


Thanks, I do have some decent lightning pierce gear that I'll hold on swap. In terms of stacking phys dmg, are the two UMOs I mentioned earlier the best way to go? For example, would I be better off UMOing items like Hide of the Basilisk with Itherael to benefit from both pierce & EWD?


Don't overlook the regular MOs sold by merchants! You may want to add five EWD MOs to your offhand, for 100% EWD at cost of just 20 level req.


Vendor EWD MOs are for weapons only aren't they? So are you saying to dual wield weapons to stack more EWD? If so, it would remove the 2nd projectile using Thunder King (unless I use a quest item like T4V did in one of his showcase videos).
Ruubel
Heretic
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Vendor EWD MOs are for weapons only aren't they? So are you saying to dual wield weapons to stack more EWD? If so, it would remove the 2nd projectile using Thunder King (unless I use a quest item like T4V did in one of his showcase videos).[/quote]

That offhand quest item exploit was fixed by this patch
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PizzaGater
Grubber
315 | 4
Bul Kathos' Temper
Bul Kathos' Temper
Avenger Guard (Sacred)

Defense: (2868 - 3242) to (3185 - 3601)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 580
Item Level: 105
1% Chance to cast level 60 Tempest on Death Blow
+(20 to 30)% to Lightning Spell Damage
-(10 to 20)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(10 to 20) to Lightning Shield
+(14 to 20) to Forked Lightning
+(130 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
+30 Life after each Kill
Socketed (4)


is this good for the build ? following conv as I've just found it :)
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Seikun
Pit Knight
108 | 7
Ruubel wrote:
Vendor EWD MOs are for weapons only aren't they? So are you saying to dual wield weapons to stack more EWD? If so, it would remove the 2nd projectile using Thunder King (unless I use a quest item like T4V did in one of his showcase videos).

That offhand quest item exploit was fixed by this patch


Yes, but didn't you say you were going to dual-wield crafted greatsword and SSU kriegsmesser as off-hand?

I have no idea what you're talking about.
Thunder King of Sescheron
Thunder King of Sescheron
Kriegsmesser (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: 53 to 57
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 642
Item Level: 120
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.14 per Strength)%
+1 Projectile to Stormblast
Thundergod Nova Deals 5000 Lightning Damage
Lightning Shield adds 15 - 25 Lightning Damage to Weapon per Skill Level
20% Chance to cast level 10 Life Spark on Melee Attack
Adds (200 to 300)-(450 to 600) lightning damage
-(30 to 40)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+10 to Stormblast (Barbarian Only)
Total Character Defense 100%
Socketed (6)
won't add extra projectile to Stormblast if you off-hand it?

EDIT: sorry, I thought I was replying to rugby_1
rugby_1
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Seikun wrote:
Ruubel wrote:
Vendor EWD MOs are for weapons only aren't they? So are you saying to dual wield weapons to stack more EWD? If so, it would remove the 2nd projectile using Thunder King (unless I use a quest item like T4V did in one of his showcase videos).

That offhand quest item exploit was fixed by this patch


Yes, but didn't you say you were going to dual-wield crafted greatsword and SSU kriegsmesser as off-hand?

I have no idea what you're talking about.
Thunder King of Sescheron
Thunder King of Sescheron
Kriegsmesser (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: 53 to 57
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 642
Item Level: 120
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.14 per Strength)%
+1 Projectile to Stormblast
Thundergod Nova Deals 5000 Lightning Damage
Lightning Shield adds 15 - 25 Lightning Damage to Weapon per Skill Level
20% Chance to cast level 10 Life Spark on Melee Attack
Adds (200 to 300)-(450 to 600) lightning damage
-(30 to 40)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+10 to Stormblast (Barbarian Only)
Total Character Defense 100%
Socketed (6)
won't add extra projectile to Stormblast if you off-hand it?

EDIT: sorry, I thought I was replying to rugby_1


No plan to dual wield. Just thinking of using thunder king as main hand + shield when it comes to ubers (using crafted great sword for generic farming). In some of the earlier Sam kills on the showcase thread, there is discussion as to how orange text modifiers don't work when a weapon is used while dual wielding or on off-hand.
Istaryu
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rugby_1 wrote:
No plan to dual wield. Just thinking of using thunder king as main hand + shield when it comes to ubers (using crafted great sword for generic farming). In some of the earlier Sam kills on the showcase thread, there is discussion as to how orange text modifiers don't work when a weapon is used while dual wielding or on off-hand.


Whats the point of using a shield on an str build?