Patriarch Dervish - Immortal King Whirlwind Barbarian:
The name is pretty basic, Whirling Dervish...hence Dervish for a Whirly Barb He was boring to level, but once the Full Set came on and I got a bit more used to whirling, game over. He's fun and has a great Countess map (40-45 sec runs with 3-5 boss packs per run as well). I'm planning 500 Countess runs with him and from there retirement.
Stats Stats in Full IK
Strength : 209 (263)
Energy : 10 (22)
Dexterity : 98 (149)
Vitality : 193 (204)
Life : 3008 (with buffs)
Mana : 380 (with buffs)
Stamina : 1215 (with buffs)
Concentrate AR: 8986 (with all buffs but enchant)
Whirlwind AR: 8801 (with all buffs but enchant)
DEF: 12523 (with buffs)
All Resistance 75%
MF: 144% w/o Merc
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- Weapon: IK Stone Crusher - Shael / Shael
- Helm: IK Will - 2 PTopaz
- Armor: IK Soul Cage - PTopaz
- Belt: IK Detail
- Gloves: IK Forge
- Boots: IK Pillar
- Switch: "Heart of the Oak"
- Switch Shield: "Spirit"
- Amulet: Saracen's Chance +12 All Attributes / +24 All Res
- Ring1: SOJ
- Ring2: Raven Frost
- 2*4 free squares
- 3 Sharp GCs (2 Greed, 1 Dex)
- 1 Shimmering GC of Sust. 13 Res All + 35 Life
- Bunch of Fine, Steel and Res SC with random suffix
Skills - max shown with Switch 2 less in Full IK Gear
1 (12) in Bash, Leap, Leap Attack, Stun, Concentrate, Bezerk
Max (31) in Whirlwind
Max (27) Mace Mastery
1 (8) in Increase Stamina, Increase Speed
2 (9) in Iron Skin, Natural Resistance
1 (10) in Whatever the top left is, Find Potion, Battle Command
2 (11) in Find Item - rest will go here
16 (25) in Shout
Max (29) in Battle Orders
Ahsab, A2 Might:
- "Insight" Eth Cryptic Axe
- Vampire Gaze
- "Fortitude" Archon Plate
Thanks to Fabian for the Fortitude - Just a plain jane merc, he didn't have to do much.
Normal played P8 most with 1.09 Raven Claw and/or Crushflange - Full Sigon's. Easy Peasy...
NM played P8 until A3, and then P3 to get done with the difficulty. Ribcracker (285%) / Windhammer and switching in Duriel's Shell, and Final gear as levels progressed. It was boring and I contemplated quitting him all together. 3 IM deaths in the CS (I was so bored and didn't care just tried to power thru as fast as possible)
Hell played P1. Started around Level 70. Ran Countess (Lum on Quest) (See above about map) until Level 76 and then put on Full Set and he began to be fun. I guess I got the hang of him after putting the set on him. It pretty much went Switch, Buff, Switch, Whirl/Conc, rinse, repeat. No deaths or near death experiences, the Chaos Sanctuary was a slow crawl due to tons of OKs, but Bezerk and Rejuv Pots (20+) were enough to handle them. Diablo was a breeze, Act 5 was a joke, Ancients spawned very easy, and Baal and his minions were no match. Baal left his normal junk and Dervish was given his Patriarch label!
The IK set does a great job of keeping you alive, the leech for both mana and life is excellent and as long as you stay away from IM, you are pretty much Immortal.
- Hellforges: Ral / Hel / Lem
- Items: Pelta Lunata, Pluckeye x2, 199% Buriza, 197% Duriels, Lem x 2 from Countess runs
Dervish will be seen in the Black Marsh and Forgotten Tower for the next month or so (depends on how quickly I finish my Pindlethon runs) I'm sure the Countess will be sick of getting smacked in the head by the Whirling Dervish.
Thank you for reading!