Iron Spiral Barbarian Guide (Skill plan & Gearing section updated)

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servachuels
Skeleton
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Farmed 9 charms, 700k def in bear stance, 200fhr, 40% ll, 30% dr ontop of bearstance phsy DR, 8k health

still feel like im made of paper. Mobs have a 5% chance to hit me but still seem to constantly hit me and all resist capped, act 4 destruction was a real struggle, tried azmodan and couldn't even make it to him. Where is this easy midgame? Tried to farm k3k and die within 15 seconds to the skeletons before I can even kill 1 lamp.
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Gekko64
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are you running or walking? defence is zero while running
servachuels
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walking ofc, you don't make it to the end of the game running no matter what as a melee
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NandieeHU
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Someone can help me what I have to improve on my iron s. barb? May be my skill setup is wrong?
https://youtu.be/mtpllXaOFsk EQ show at 1 min
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NandieeHU wrote:Someone can help me what I have to improve on my iron s. barb? May be my skill setup is wrong?
https://youtu.be/mtpllXaOFsk EQ show at 1 min


Why not using mercenary? They are no longer bugged after dying.
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NandieeHU
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Which merc is recomenneded for this build? I did not play 4 years ago :-]
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Akt 2 Shapeshifter or Akt 5 Barbarian seems natural choice but each type of mercenaries got its use with decent gear if you go for specific area to farm.
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Prowler
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Because I haven't got the pleasure to get my hands on the mentioned late game uniques yet:

Are there good alternatives to the sacred uniques mentioned in the late game build? I'm playing single-player only and have access to all great runes and some elemental runes for runewords.

Edit: What socketables are you using in your weapon? I'm using a crafted claymore with 4x Jah in it atm, would rainbow stones be better?
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Seipherwood
Cultist
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Maybe im missing something, but how does this build survive in Normal/Terror? I have the items needed but i end up with 0 resists with em and theres no mention of slotting resist gear anywhere O.O

Also, even with Wolf Stance, im still getting only 1% Block Chance ... so whats the point of a shield that doesnt block?
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Seipherwood wrote:Maybe im missing something, but how does this build survive in Normal/Terror? I have the items needed but i end up with 0 resists with em and theres no mention of slotting resist gear anywhere O.O

Also, even with Wolf Stance, im still getting only 1% Block Chance ... so whats the point of a shield that doesnt block?


As per usual MO jewelry with resists / dr