Physical Throw Barb - A True Warmonger's Guide

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Ruubel
Onyx Knight
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The Devil is in details. Especially newer players miss the fact how this build is based on mana and life leech. There are two charms, your one of first tasks is to run perfect rolls on these:
Horazon's Focus
Horazon's Focus
Required Level: 90
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
(3 to 5)% Life stolen per Hit
(3 to 5)% Mana stolen per Hit
-50 Defense
+(21 to 25) to all Attributes
- especally this is easy to run at earlier career. The second one is this:
Legacy of Blood
Legacy of Blood
By Richard Knaak

Required Level: 90
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Unlocks Mastery Skill: Endurance
(3 to 5)% Life stolen per Hit
(3 to 5)% Mana stolen per Hit
Also for guide maker here is one of overlooked early cheap item, everything is on money there, only lorneado proc is irrelevant:
Serpent's Tongue
Serpent's Tongue
Diadem (Sacred)

Defense: 870 to 983
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 524
Item Level: 1
5% Chance to cast level 46 Lorenado on Melee Attack
(7 to 9)% Life stolen per Hit
(7 to 9)% Mana stolen per Hit
3% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(31 to 40) to Strength
+(31 to 40) to Dexterity
+(31 to 40) to Vitality
Socketed (4)

The Snake Pit
(Assassin Naginata Set)
And CRAFT jewels with attack rating as a priority.
ddraabe
Prowler
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what best to mo to a axe?
LL for more crit?
CB?
DS?
for most dmg
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Seikun
Abomination
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Tip for those who fight Greater Riftwalker/Ascendant Riftwalker/any static boss:
Because of how Stampede releases two sets of exploding hatchets - one close to you and one a bit farther - you can (and should) keep such distance that both sets hit the boss when they explode. That's basically 2x the damage.
Pisunchic
Stygian Watcher
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Seikun wrote:Tip for those who fight Greater Riftwalker/Ascendant Riftwalker/any static boss:
Because of how Stampede releases two sets of exploding hatchets - one close to you and one a bit farther - you can (and should) keep such distance that both sets hit the boss when they explode. That's basically 2x the damage.

the basic idea how much you deal damage based on positioning of axes. At what distance you deal more damage, and how do i need to shoot stampede to make maximum damage profit? if i understand correct the breadth stampede cone depends of how far you shoot with it, if at closest distance the cone would be wider
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Seikun
Abomination
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Pisunchic wrote:the basic idea how much you deal damage based on positioning of axes. At what distance you deal more damage, and how do i need to shoot stampede to make maximum damage profit? if i understand correct the breadth stampede cone depends of how far you shoot with it, if at closest distance the cone would be wider

It's very simple: you can spot how many hatchet explosions hit the target. Adjust your distance accordingly.
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Seikun
Abomination
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Tip for Duncraig: due to high mob density and relatively low HP of individual enemies,
Rockshatter
Rockshatter
Balanced Axe (4)

Throw Damage: (14 - 16) to (27 - 39)
One-Hand Damage: (3 - 4) to (19 - 29)
Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 77
Item Level: 19
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Strength)%
1% Chance to cast level 7 Blast Wave on Kill
+(11 to 20) to Maximum Damage
3% Life stolen per Hit
+(18 to 40)% Enhanced Damage
(2 to 3)% Chance of Crushing Blow
Weapon Physical Damage +(19 to 30)%
+(16 to 25) to Strength
Socketed (2)
Throw Damage: (34 - 39) to (66 - 82)
One-Hand Damage: (11 - 13) to (47 - 59)
Required Level: 24
Required Strength: 115
Item Level: 36
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Strength)%
2% Chance to cast level 19 Blast Wave on Kill
+(21 to 30) to Maximum Damage
6% Life stolen per Hit
+(64 to 86)% Enhanced Damage
(4 to 6)% Chance of Crushing Blow
Weapon Physical Damage +(43 to 54)%
+(36 to 45) to Strength
Socketed (4)
Throw Damage: (100 - 111) to (156 - 179)
One-Hand Damage: (29 - 32) to (97 - 114)
Required Level: 43
Required Strength: 225
Item Level: 59
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Strength)%
2% Chance to cast level 31 Blast Wave on Kill
+(31 to 40) to Maximum Damage
9% Life stolen per Hit
+(109 to 132)% Enhanced Damage
(7 to 9)% Chance of Crushing Blow
Weapon Physical Damage +(67 to 78)%
+(56 to 65) to Strength
Socketed (5)
Throw Damage: (150 - 165) to (208 - 232)
One-Hand Damage: (37 - 40) to (126 - 143)
Required Level: 53
Required Strength: 445
Item Level: 85
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Strength)%
3% Chance to cast level 37 Blast Wave on Kill
+(41 to 50) to Maximum Damage
12% Life stolen per Hit
+(132 to 154)% Enhanced Damage
(10 to 12)% Chance of Crushing Blow
Weapon Physical Damage +(79 to 90)%
+(66 to 75) to Strength
Socketed (6)
is preferable to any other weapon you may find by this point, all because of Blast Wave proc. It'll stunlock enemies over a screen away and save your life more often than you probably think.

(Edit,: works wonders in Teganze, too)

Also if you're running from the melee souls (they hit hard), throw Stampede in front of you (in the direction of your sprint). This way you'll ensure that those souls won't run past the exploding hatchets. Or just kite them around said hatchets, if there's room.
Edited by Seikun 3 months.
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Seikun
Abomination
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ddraabe wrote:what best to mo to a axe?
LL for more crit?
CB?
DS?
for most dmg

Out of these three parameters? It mostly depends on whether you have enough %LL from your gear/charms/Mighty Vigor, but you should have enough. Deadly strike increases your actual damage, which also makes you regain more HP by leeching. Crushing blow is nowhere as useful as in vanilla D2LOD, as bosses with largest health pools are immune to it anyway (AFAIK).

Therefore, Deadly strike.
Pisunchic
Stygian Watcher
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Also thrower barb can easily transit into guard tower without respec
brandondec
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Are ETH balanced axes very rare? I want to make sure my filter is showing them. balanced axes show up but I havent seen an eth one yet.
rugby_1
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brandondec wrote:Are ETH balanced axes very rare? I want to make sure my filter is showing them. balanced axes show up but I havent seen an eth one yet.

They are rare, you may find a TU eth balanced axe before a sacred one.