I haven't played d2 for about 7 yrs now and me and my friends decided to try it out again as a team, untwinked HC.
Right now, there's firewall sorc(he loves firewall), summoning necro, and bowzon.
I decided to play barbarian but I cant figure out which build is the most efficient to beat through hell with this team.
Through some research on the forum for a while, I thought out of berserk build with maxed BO and lil bit of find item to help out the team because -def doesnt affect me much with skellies tanking for me but I seriously have no idea, any suggestions will be appreciated~ thank you!
An untwinked barb in HC is about as inefficient of a character you could make. Good support for BO. I used double swing early on as it is very effective, did some conc for safety and now I'm ww. WW was great in nightmare, but in Hell with lowish weapons is sucks. Berserk will probably do the best untwinked due to the huge magic damage it does.
Luckily now, you can completely restat/respec your entire build at each new difficulty level. So you don't have to start from scratch with a new character every time you want to try a different build.
You're not going to be doing much of the killing untwinked in that group, so go for maximum survivability so you can tank next to the mercs and the summons. If you don't have much leech and only 1 decent weapon, I'd use a shield and go conc+ww. if you get decent leech and 2 decent weapons, frenzy + ww is easy enough to stay alive with. Try to get an oath or 2 as early as possible--once you get those you will be somewhat useful. Obviously max BO with any build.
I think this sounds like a perfect party, and your barb can be mega-helpful, if you can afford the better setup
The answer is aura-stacking!
I recommend you to build an axe frenzier, with eth botd zerker in main hand and beast ettin in secondary hand. Use a might merc with pride.
If the sorc has a holy freeze merc with infinity, and one of the other mercs has bramble armour and an insight weapon your party has:
Might, Holy freeze, Conviction, Consentration, Thorns, Meditation and Fanatism.
I suggest your barb drop the usual dracs in a party like this. Much better if the necro cast lower resist, and the barb can go with LoH and focus 100% on beeing the tank and boss killer of the party. Sounds like great fun to me
I have exactly a barb like this in current europe ladder btw - It has (while soloing hell) atm over 11.000 one hand dmg, 4700 life with bo and 75-80-75--75 res. And that is before I have really started perfectioning him with better charms, anni and torch) You only want max dmg xxar +life charms on a barb like this obviously, but if you focus even more on the party, you might choose wc-skillers with +life instead.