Guard Tower Barbarian

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Nice! A well done guide for when I finally try this skill :flip:

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King's Blood

King's Blood
Daggers
Except Throwing Knives

'VezLo'
Runeword Level: 115
+(3 to 4) to All Skills
20% Cast Speed
15% Block Speed
+167 to Minimum Damage
(32 to 42)% Life stolen per Hit
+200% Enhanced Damage
+(61 to 80) to all Attributes
Maximum Block Chance +5%
+7% to Experience Gained
+3 to Light Radius
? That was my item of choice before I thought about grandfather.
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magz_ wrote:Nice! A well done guide for when I finally try this skill :flip:

Thoughts on
King's Blood

King's Blood
Daggers
Except Throwing Knives

'VezLo'
Runeword Level: 115
+(3 to 4) to All Skills
20% Cast Speed
15% Block Speed
+167 to Minimum Damage
(32 to 42)% Life stolen per Hit
+200% Enhanced Damage
+(61 to 80) to all Attributes
Maximum Block Chance +5%
+7% to Experience Gained
+3 to Light Radius
? That was my item of choice before I thought about grandfather.

Minimum damage builds will struggle with damage, since you can't force roll minimum damage jewels anymore.
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How do you decide between lion stance and wolf stance? Im doing the normal phys version but with lion stance and its been going great.
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King's Blood is decent enough as an alternative to Crescent Moon but really can't compare to Gharaniq or Grandfather. You basically get no benefit from max damage (even ripstars don't give enough to actually do anything) but the base damage is pretty solid. The EWD scaling of 1h weapons relative to class specifics or 2h swords is where you really lose out.

Which is a problem, because it's significantly more expensive to stick a Vez in a blade than it is to put some low runes into a war knife.
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villur wrote:How do you decide between lion stance and wolf stance? Im doing the normal phys version but with lion stance and its been going great.

Lion stance will be your early damage and the set pieces in the guide underline that, but the EWD from Wolf Stance wins out in the end if you're not running
The Grandfather
The Grandfather
Great Sword (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: (219 - 254) to (336 - 396)
Two-Hand Damage: (312 - 347) to (423 - 483)
Required Level: 120
Required Strength:
1340
Item Level: 120
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
+400% Deadly Strike
-5% Deadly Strike per 1% Attack Speed
Indestructible
Adds (75 to 110)-(180 to 240) Damage
(150 to 300)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+200% Enhanced Damage
+(30 to 40) to Ancients' Hand
+50 to all Attributes
Maximum Life +(5 to 7)%
Requirements +100%
Socketed (6)
(can't get the attack speed or you lose all DS).
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I have Gharaniq atm but everything else is TU/set so I should still go lion yea?
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Any thoughts on
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Peace Warder
Hammerhead Axe (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: (168 - 212) to (277 - 348)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 630
Item Level: 105
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.14 per Strength)%
Fortress: +40% Pierce Chance
3% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
+(2 to 3) to Barbarian Skill Levels
Adds (51 to 75)-(151 to 200) Damage
+(130 to 170)% Enhanced Damage
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
Socketed (6)
? I thought there was a shield that also gave fortress pierce but I'm not finding it in the docs.
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When I traded you that Grandfather it was under the assumption you were making a bowzone guide not a barb guide w the bowzone in a tower.

Also please consider pumping out more guides
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villur wrote:I have Gharaniq atm but everything else is TU/set so I should still go lion yea?

Yeah, the sets give so much strength that it's probably better to stack lion stance. Once you rid yourself of the sets, wolf is better.

Semigloss wrote:Any thoughts on
Peace Warder
Peace Warder
Hammerhead Axe (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: (168 - 212) to (277 - 348)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 630
Item Level: 105
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.14 per Strength)%
Fortress: +40% Pierce Chance
3% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
+(2 to 3) to Barbarian Skill Levels
Adds (51 to 75)-(151 to 200) Damage
+(130 to 170)% Enhanced Damage
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
Socketed (6)
? I thought there was a shield that also gave fortress pierce but I'm not finding it in the docs.

Fortress is only used to buff Guard Towers pretty much and the damage on that weapon isn't that amazing. It's probably a fine substitute for Crescent Moon but I wouldn't use it past that.
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berry117 wrote:When I traded you that Grandfather it was under the assumption you were making a bowzone guide not a barb guide w the bowzone in a tower.

Also please consider pumping out more guides

If I get inspiration to do so, I just might.