Iron Spiral Barbarian

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Arubel
Jungle Hunter
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Just found Kaskara of the taan. Is it usefull for this build?
antonius
Pit Knight
103 | 1
am at 117 and I travel quite well, according to you at this point, the shamanic trance is essential?
I respel my pg and I did not put a single point, it seems a bit 'softer here ... opinions?
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theidleone
Stygian Watcher
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I followed this build until I hit about 120 and then made my own changes.
I'm currently lvl 138 and can comfortably solo Duncraig, Fauztiville, and Bremmtown in 8-player games.
Very viable and very fun.
I have 1.2 Million def in Bear Stance and 600k in Wolf Stance.
I hit 11k max on Iron Spiral and have 19k life.


My recommendations:
Wolf Stance instead of Lion Stance
Put 10 points into Bear Stance for the phys res
Put 15 into Wolf Companion so you can have a few around to tank for you and in case one gets lost
Don't focus on lightning spell dmg or lowering enemy res
Defense, FHR, Attack Speed, Life on Attack, and Life After Each Kill are what allow you to slice right through crowded areas

My gear:
Weapon:
Qarak's Will
Qarak's Will
Giant Sword (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 480
One-Hand Damage: (150-163) to (233-246)
Two-Hand Damage: (206-225) to (285-305)
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
10% Chance to cast level 36 Bloodlust on Kill
6% Chance to cast level 40 Pentagram on Melee Attack
15% Chance to cast level 34 Spike Nova on Melee Attack
+250% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Damage
Adds 50-125 damage
Adds 167-334 fire damage
+(26 to 38)% to Fire Spell Damage
5% Reanimate as: Flesh Clan
+333 Life after each Kill
Socketed (4)

(Jah runes)
Shield:
The Ancients' Legacy
The Ancients' Legacy
Gilded Shield (Sacred)

(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 2292
Defense: (15050-16085) to (17457-18740)
Chance to Block: 3%
Indestructible
+4 to Barbarian Skill Levels
40% Block Speed
2% Base Block Chance
Enhanced Weapon Damage +150%
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+5000 Defense
Total Character Defense 30%
Requirements +250%
Socketed (4)

(2x -14% req jewels and 2x Jah runes)
Helm:
Metalhead
Metalhead
Great Helm (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 1152
Defense: (2420-3420) to (2551-3551)
3% Chance to cast level 10 Shower of Rocks on Melee Attack
3% Chance to cast level 10 Stormblast on Melee Attack
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 1-100 lightning damage
+(1000 to 2000) Defense
+2 Life on Striking
Total Character Defense 25%
3% Reanimate as: Obsidian Lord
-5 to Light Radius
Requirements +100%
Socketed (4)

(Lah runes)
Armor:
Strength Beyond Strength
Strength Beyond Strength
Gothic Plate (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 614
Defense: (7580-8361) to (9196-10143)
1% Chance to cast level 36 Pyroblast on Striking
Adds 25-38 damage
-10% Target Defense
150% Bonus to Attack Rating
+150% Damage to Demons
25% Life stolen per Hit
10% Deadly Strike
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
1% Reanimate as: Inarius
-5 to Light Radius
Socketed (6)

(Lah runes)
Amulet:
Klaatu Barada Nikto
Klaatu Barada Nikto
Amulet (Sacred)

Required Level: 110
10% Chance to cast level 40 Nova Bomb on Melee Attack
+2 to All Skills
25% Attack Speed
Adds 1-375 lightning damage
Adds 650 poison damage over 2 seconds
Stun Attack
+(11 to 16) to Hive
Lightning Resist +(40 to 50)%
Poison Resist +(40 to 50)%
50% Enhanced Damage vs. Necrobots


Belt:
Black Void
Black Void
Heavy Belt (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 568
Defense: (3060-3442) to (3304-3717)
20% Attack Speed
Adds 10-15 damage
(10 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
Slow Target 10%
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
10% to Strength
10% to Dexterity
Target Takes Additional Damage of (25 to 50)
30% Magic Find
Socketed (2)

(Lah runes)
Ring 1:
Giant's Knuckle
Giant's Knuckle
Ring (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
20% Attack Speed
Adds 10-15 damage
(5 to 10)% Life stolen per Hit
5% Deadly Strike
+25 Life Regenerated per Second
Physical Resist 5%


Ring 2:
Adrenaline Rush
Adrenaline Rush
Ring (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
+1 to All Skills
40% Combat Speeds
40% Movement Speed
Maximum Elemental Resists +1%


Gloves: Abandoned Craft Sacred Gauntlets w/ all stats and res (Lah runes)
Boots:
Wind Runner

Wind Runner
Boots

'EaEaEaEa'
Runeword Level: 100
+(0 to 1) to All Skills
35% Attack Speed
10% Movement Speed
Adds 37-70 damage
250% Bonus to Attack Rating
(10 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
+(171 to 200)% Enhanced Defense

On switch: A CotW crafted barb axe and a great sword, both full of Nih runes.


Cheap Alternatives for the expensive pieces:
Armor:
Marchosias' Might
Marchosias' Might
Marchosias' Essence Set
Full Plate Mail (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 1280
Defense: (7905-8669) to (9461-10398)
5% Chance to cast level 3 Bladestorm on Melee Attack
+50 to Maximum Damage
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
(6 to 10)% to Strength
+1000 Defense
+(151 to 200) to Strength
(41 to 50)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Requirements +100%
Socketed (6)

Belt:
Marchosias' Hatred
Marchosias' Hatred
Marchosias' Essence Set
Heavy Belt (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 568
Defense: (3111-3455) to (3359-3731)
5% Chance to cast level 3 Bladestorm on Melee Attack
3% Chance of Crushing Blow
Enhanced Weapon Damage +(91 to 100)%
+(51 to 100)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
(6 to 10)% to Strength
Socketed (2)
(for the 40% strength set bonus) or
The Endless Loop
The Endless Loop
Light Belt (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 490
Defense: (1101 to 1143)
40% Combat Speeds
+(10 to 19) to Charged Strike
Slow Target 10%
+50 to all Attributes
+50 Life Regenerated per Second
+(0 to 1) Mana on Striking
Socketed (2)


Shield:
Kodo
Kodo
Shields

'Ath'
Runeword Level: 90
5% Chance to cast level 8 Bloodlust on Kill
+(11 to 15)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
-10% Hit Recovery
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(115 to 143)% Enhanced Defense
(11 to 20)% to Strength
(11 to 20)% to Vitality

Rings:
Ripstar
Ripstar
Ring

Required Level: 60
+(0.625 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+20 Life on Attack


Boots:
Zealot Rush
Zealot Rush
Light Plated Boots (4)

Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 60
Defense: (67-78) to (102-119)
5% Attack Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
(11 to 25)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(21 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
(3 to 5)% to Dexterity
1% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
Socketed (1)

Required Level: 24
Required Strength: 88
Defense: (248-281) to (338-384)
10% Attack Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
(41 to 55)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(41 to 60)% Enhanced Defense
(9 to 11)% to Dexterity
(2 to 3)% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 186
Defense: (613-685) to (817-914)
20% Attack Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
(71 to 85)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(61 to 80)% Enhanced Defense
(15 to 17)% to Dexterity
(3 to 5)% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
Socketed (3)

Required Level: 50
Required Strength: 385
Defense: (944-1044) to (1247-1378)
30% Attack Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
(86 to 100)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(81 to 100)% Enhanced Defense
(18 to 20)% to Dexterity
(4 to 6)% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
Socketed (4)



I'm happy to answer any questions. :)
antonius
Pit Knight
103 | 1
theidleone wrote:I followed this build until I hit about 120 and then made my own changes.
I'm currently lvl 138 and can comfortably solo Duncraig, Fauztiville, and Bremmtown in 8-player games.
Very viable and very fun.
I have 1.2 Million def in Bear Stance and 600k in Wolf Stance.
I hit 11k max on Iron Spiral and have 19k life.


My recommendations:
Wolf Stance instead of Lion Stance
Put 10 points into Bear Stance for the phys res
Put 15 into Wolf Companion so you can have a few around to tank for you and in case one gets lost
Don't focus on lightning spell dmg or lowering enemy res
Defense, FHR, Attack Speed, Life on Attack, and Life After Each Kill are what allow you to slice right through crowded areas

My gear:
Weapon:
Qarak's Will
Qarak's Will
Giant Sword (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 480
One-Hand Damage: (150-163) to (233-246)
Two-Hand Damage: (206-225) to (285-305)
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
10% Chance to cast level 36 Bloodlust on Kill
6% Chance to cast level 40 Pentagram on Melee Attack
15% Chance to cast level 34 Spike Nova on Melee Attack
+250% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Damage
Adds 50-125 damage
Adds 167-334 fire damage
+(26 to 38)% to Fire Spell Damage
5% Reanimate as: Flesh Clan
+333 Life after each Kill
Socketed (4)

(Jah runes)
Shield:
The Ancients' Legacy
The Ancients' Legacy
Gilded Shield (Sacred)

(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 2292
Defense: (15050-16085) to (17457-18740)
Chance to Block: 3%
Indestructible
+4 to Barbarian Skill Levels
40% Block Speed
2% Base Block Chance
Enhanced Weapon Damage +150%
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+5000 Defense
Total Character Defense 30%
Requirements +250%
Socketed (4)

(2x -14% req jewels and 2x Jah runes)
Helm:
Metalhead
Metalhead
Great Helm (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 1152
Defense: (2420-3420) to (2551-3551)
3% Chance to cast level 10 Shower of Rocks on Melee Attack
3% Chance to cast level 10 Stormblast on Melee Attack
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 1-100 lightning damage
+(1000 to 2000) Defense
+2 Life on Striking
Total Character Defense 25%
3% Reanimate as: Obsidian Lord
-5 to Light Radius
Requirements +100%
Socketed (4)

(Lah runes)
Armor:
Strength Beyond Strength
Strength Beyond Strength
Gothic Plate (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 614
Defense: (7580-8361) to (9196-10143)
1% Chance to cast level 36 Pyroblast on Striking
Adds 25-38 damage
-10% Target Defense
150% Bonus to Attack Rating
+150% Damage to Demons
25% Life stolen per Hit
10% Deadly Strike
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
1% Reanimate as: Inarius
-5 to Light Radius
Socketed (6)

(Lah runes)
Amulet:
Klaatu Barada Nikto
Klaatu Barada Nikto
Amulet (Sacred)

Required Level: 110
10% Chance to cast level 40 Nova Bomb on Melee Attack
+2 to All Skills
25% Attack Speed
Adds 1-375 lightning damage
Adds 650 poison damage over 2 seconds
Stun Attack
+(11 to 16) to Hive
Lightning Resist +(40 to 50)%
Poison Resist +(40 to 50)%
50% Enhanced Damage vs. Necrobots


Belt:
Black Void
Black Void
Heavy Belt (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 568
Defense: (3060-3442) to (3304-3717)
20% Attack Speed
Adds 10-15 damage
(10 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
Slow Target 10%
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
10% to Strength
10% to Dexterity
Target Takes Additional Damage of (25 to 50)
30% Magic Find
Socketed (2)

(Lah runes)
Ring 1:
Giant's Knuckle
Giant's Knuckle
Ring (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
20% Attack Speed
Adds 10-15 damage
(5 to 10)% Life stolen per Hit
5% Deadly Strike
+25 Life Regenerated per Second
Physical Resist 5%


Ring 2:
Adrenaline Rush
Adrenaline Rush
Ring (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
+1 to All Skills
40% Combat Speeds
40% Movement Speed
Maximum Elemental Resists +1%


Gloves: Abandoned Craft Sacred Gauntlets w/ all stats and res (Lah runes)
Boots:
Wind Runner

Wind Runner
Boots

'EaEaEaEa'
Runeword Level: 100
+(0 to 1) to All Skills
35% Attack Speed
10% Movement Speed
Adds 37-70 damage
250% Bonus to Attack Rating
(10 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
+(171 to 200)% Enhanced Defense

On switch: A CotW crafted barb axe and a great sword, both full of Nih runes.


Cheap Alternatives for the expensive pieces:
Armor:
Marchosias' Might
Marchosias' Might
Marchosias' Essence Set
Full Plate Mail (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 1280
Defense: (7905-8669) to (9461-10398)
5% Chance to cast level 3 Bladestorm on Melee Attack
+50 to Maximum Damage
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
(6 to 10)% to Strength
+1000 Defense
+(151 to 200) to Strength
(41 to 50)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Requirements +100%
Socketed (6)

Belt:
Marchosias' Hatred
Marchosias' Hatred
Marchosias' Essence Set
Heavy Belt (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 568
Defense: (3111-3455) to (3359-3731)
5% Chance to cast level 3 Bladestorm on Melee Attack
3% Chance of Crushing Blow
Enhanced Weapon Damage +(91 to 100)%
+(51 to 100)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
(6 to 10)% to Strength
Socketed (2)
(for the 40% strength set bonus) or
The Endless Loop
The Endless Loop
Light Belt (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 490
Defense: (1101 to 1143)
40% Combat Speeds
+(10 to 19) to Charged Strike
Slow Target 10%
+50 to all Attributes
+50 Life Regenerated per Second
+(0 to 1) Mana on Striking
Socketed (2)


Shield:
Kodo
Kodo
Shields

'Ath'
Runeword Level: 90
5% Chance to cast level 8 Bloodlust on Kill
+(11 to 15)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
-10% Hit Recovery
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(115 to 143)% Enhanced Defense
(11 to 20)% to Strength
(11 to 20)% to Vitality

Rings:
Ripstar
Ripstar
Ring

Required Level: 60
+(0.625 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+20 Life on Attack


Boots:
Zealot Rush
Zealot Rush
Light Plated Boots (4)

Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 60
Defense: (67-78) to (102-119)
5% Attack Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
(11 to 25)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(21 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
(3 to 5)% to Dexterity
1% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
Socketed (1)

Required Level: 24
Required Strength: 88
Defense: (248-281) to (338-384)
10% Attack Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
(41 to 55)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(41 to 60)% Enhanced Defense
(9 to 11)% to Dexterity
(2 to 3)% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 186
Defense: (613-685) to (817-914)
20% Attack Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
(71 to 85)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(61 to 80)% Enhanced Defense
(15 to 17)% to Dexterity
(3 to 5)% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
Socketed (3)

Required Level: 50
Required Strength: 385
Defense: (944-1044) to (1247-1378)
30% Attack Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
(86 to 100)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(81 to 100)% Enhanced Defense
(18 to 20)% to Dexterity
(4 to 6)% Reanimate as: Dark Templar
Socketed (4)



I'm happy to answer any questions. :)


Thank you very much for your directions, finally someone has woken up, I love this build and even I'm doing the necessary changes to keep going. now I'm stuck at 120 and the uber are really hard, but I finally have in mind what to aim for. Thank you really <3 if you put your stack points too I would really appreciate it
antonius
Pit Knight
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I ask you also another courtesy, I would like to know what kind of merc you use and what you gave him :) Thank you very much
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theidleone wrote:Put 15 into Wolf Companion so you can have a few around to tank for you and in case one gets lost

They are untargetable so no tanking, in my experience they are either all in or 1-pointer. With the speed of Wolf Stance you rarely be in their effect anyway. Just saying that those 14 points could be elsewhere. :)
ilska
Invader
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did you max wolf? Could you post a skillplan? Stats full strg?
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GreyRook
Balrog
120 | 0
So, I figured that I'd try this build out, and while I haven't gotten out of Act 1 yet, I was wondering what stat spread you would favour? I've been focusing on Str and Dex with a 3/2 spread, but I don't know if that's good or not. Also, what mercenary do you use and with what gear? I'm curious about what I should keep in mind.
MUS01
Lava Lord
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With wolf stance, you can use fortress. Fortress is a Handy skill for many, many ubers where going melee is suicidal
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antonius wrote:I ask you also another courtesy, I would like to know what kind of merc you use and what you gave him :) Thank you very much


I actually haven't used a merc at all. But if you do, I recommend an A5 Barbaian stacked with gear that slows and procs GotW or Bloodlust.