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Bow barb - ideas?

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by Erfel, Jul 5, 2013. | Replies: 7 | Views: 1149

  1. Erfel

    Erfel IncGamers Member

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    Yo yo yo!

    I was thinking about a bow barb... meant for PVM only.

    My first idea was about buriza... but i guess none of the barb skills could be applied to bows... am i wrong?
    The second idea was about widowmaker, to get guided arrow... i found it's sometimes used in pvp, but could it work in pvm?


    Well, show me your ideas, or some guides, if someone made them (i couldn't find anything :( )
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    Archone IncGamers Member

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    I dont see how the skill build would look like. Since I dont think any of the barb combat skills will work.

    I guess you could build some kind of warcry barb using bows. Since Howl comes to my mind, he might be annoying as hell. But slow.


    Im also thinking about elemental dmg. Using a dream helmet, combined with some rbfs maybe. Or even add a dragon armor for some fire dmg.

    A well equipped Infinity merc could easily stand Hell alone, if a Barb with alot of different wc skills is supporting.
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    mackscynox IncGamers Member

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    cheating from amazon strategy forums :)....

    you can make a barb using "wrath" runeword and some other items that provide crushing blow. "Wrath" bow have some nice elemental damage, crushing blow and decrepify ctc. your barb just uses warcries and also lowers enemy health with %100 crushing blow (an idea) while well equipped a2 might merc kills everything on sight. a singer hybrid comes to my mind.

    just an idea...
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    zrk IncGamers Member

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    Also the bow runeword that gives ctc amplify damage on getting stuck is good. A lot of people dont know but the Amp level is HIGH on that so the area is huge. So you get hit a few times and you have a massive cloud of amp around you. And the barb is a strong lad so he should take some blows no problem :)
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    Archone IncGamers Member

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    Just to show the runewords:

    Wrath
    Missile Weapon
    Required Level: 63

    Pul + Lum + Ber + Mal

    5% Chance to Cast Level 10 Life Tap on Striking
    30% Chance to Cast Level 1 Decrepify on Striking
    +375% Damage to Demons
    +100 to Attack Rating against Demons
    +250-300% Damage to Undead
    Adds 85-120 Magic Damage
    Adds 41-240 Lightning Damage
    Chance of Crushing Blow 20%
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +10 to Energy
    Cannot Be Frozen








    Brand
    Missile Weapon
    Required Level: 65

    Jah + Lo + Mal + Gul

    35% Chance to Cast Level 14 Amplify Damage when Struck
    100% Chance to Cast Level 18 Bone Spear on Striking
    Fires Explosive Arrows or Bolts 15
    +260-340% Enhanced damage
    Ignore Target's Defense
    20% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +280-330% Damage to Demons
    Deadly Strike 20%
    Prevent Monster Heal
    Knockback



    (Ladder Only)



    Fyi, level 18 Bonespear = 168-178 magic dmg
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    Erfel IncGamers Member

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    This is meant like a partyfriendly barb.

    BO maxed, some points in resistances, find items... no requirement in life and all points in dex to maximize the damage. Of course elemental damage would be a great help (dream helm is a good option, but also posion charms).
    Freezes target from buriza would be great, together with its huge ias... but also guided arrow/magic arrow.
    Warcry could stun all the enemies near, to help the other members together with the BOs.


    Of course, i'm just trying to create that, not sure if this will work :)
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    Archone IncGamers Member

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    It would be nice to play together, once your barb is done! :)
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    A bit of a necropost.
    Buriza is one of the best weapon choices for a non amazon bow character. Don't bother with magic arrows, guided arrows whatsoever. Of course, you can go for a Faith, but then, off goes your freeze and 100% pierce.

    Barbarian can take full advantage of his crowd controlling skills - howl, grim ward, taunt - and have a full set of defensive war cries - the only combat skill you need is a one-pointer leap.
    The barb will be great both in solo and group PvE.

    Also, check this one if you're still interested (too lazy to look for other ones).

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