Hi all barb lovers out there. I've recently grown to love my all purpose frenzy barb without a merc, so much in fact, that i wanted to test the killing speed of it against my regular booring cookie-cutter hammerdin. So that maybe if it performed well, i could finally delete the hammerdin from my account for ever.
The comparison i made was over a series of 5 CS runs with each character, basically because of the static map in CS. The time started at the WP and the goal was to kill every single monster inside CS including Big D himself. This was to be done with easy access gear and without any super gozu stuff.
A little recap of the gear they're using:
Barb (5 fpa frenzy, 63 fcr tele):
Dual grief PB
Switch: (dual spirit for BO, mana, fcr)
Paladin (125 fcr):
So here's the result:
Barb: 27 mins 29.3 seconds
Avarage run: 5 mins 29.9 seconds
Pala: 18 mins 53.2 seconds
Avarage run: 3 mins 46.6 seconds
So in avarage with my gear setup, the paladin does the run in 2/3 of the time compared with the barb.
To reflect on the results, CS is much more suited for a hammerdin with its large packs of undead monsters which is not very good for leeching (i'm going to do a similar test trying out different gear setting for barbs such as azurewrath,LoH and Guillames).
A more suitable place for the barb would be baalruns where the hammerdin would struggle with 2nd wave or The Pit where the monsters are not so clogged together.
As I said, a really small comparision to give you a little reference of how a frenzy barb stand against a hammerlol.
Thanks, hopefully you'll find it somewhat intresting.
Please suggest further battles that i can put my barb and hammerdin through.
Edit: Forgot to mention the whole point of why i prefer my barb...he doesn't use/rely on a merc