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Re: WW Barbarian - Runeword Armour???

Discussion in 'Barbarian' started by Leog, Jul 31, 2007. | Replies: 25 | Views: 13878

  1. Leog

    Leog IncGamers Member

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    Re: WW Barbarian - Runeword Armour???

    I currently play as the thread suggests a ww barb. My question comes in regards a debate that is ongoing amongst my mates...simply put:

    Enigma V's Fortitude

    Half my mates swear by the one and the other half the other. However, it must be pointed out that many of my friends play as different character classes, and as such, have come here to ask other like minded Barbarian's the question...which is best suited to my character class?

    Much appreciated, and cheers.
  2. Miikai

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    PvP of Pvm? If pvp enigma versus casters and fortitude against melee.
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    MrKaxe IncGamers Site Pal

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    Neither...Chains of Honour...

    *expects flaming so :hide:
  4. Leog

    Leog IncGamers Member

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    Let the debate deepen

    Thanks Chaps, then If I may, broaden the dabate and ask which runeword armour is best for the Barbarian. Kaxe, it's true a few of my friends have mentioned Chains of Honour, so if its possible for any of you experts out there to explain there choice and why.

    Again, thanks all for making an ignorant git a little bit more clued up.:thumbsup:
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    Pls answer to post #2
  6. Leog

    Leog IncGamers Member

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    I'd say PvM, never really dabbled in PvP.
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    Leog IncGamers Member

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    Although that's not to say I wouldn't welcome alternative advise aswell re: PvP.
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    PvP as Miikai says.

    PvM I like Fortitude over CoH since it gives more dmg and the extra resist and %PDR of CoH is not absolutely necessary.
  9. MrKaxe

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    It is if you play HC...:grin:



  10. Leog

    Leog IncGamers Member

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    Conclusions please Re: Runeword Armour.

    Yes, but should I be going with forty at the expence of +2 skill re: COH/Enigma? Oh damn it, if your a relatively rich man rune wise, and in an ideal world which is the best OVERALL armour to wear? whether it be PvP,PvM and moreover PvA?
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    lol, overall?

    very simple: there isnt. It depends on person i guess.. If u like teleporting, use enigma.. If the barb is lacking resist/ll then coh is the choice. (but that shouldnt depend on armor)

    My personal choice would be forti overall. Not because its the best armor but great dmg boost, good resist and defense. On pvp it isnt that bad either (even against casters). Just circle around those nasty sorc's and hit suprice them. But u dont really aim @ pvp anyway.
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    But if you don't have a shield then the next dependable source of resistance is armour...



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    PvM Duress.
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    True, thats why its to hard to just say what armor is best.. It all depends on the build (my guess this has been said many and many of times)


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    I use Fort and Enigma for different situations. Majority of the time I'm using enigma... If you never plan on teleporting with your barb (mf or baals) then I'd go Fort. My resists are maxxed when using enigma and my fort is only 25% which is more than maxxing my resists, the extra dmg is always welcome. I think enigma is more support roll in PvP (2 to warcry's) and fort is damage "dooer", although lets be honest, the Pally's and Sorcs are doing the damage (if were talking Baal runs). I pvp so I prefer enigma, if you plan On doing ubers I might say CoH simply b/c the resists, but if you can stack resists then I'd go Fort. My 0.02
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    CoH for survivability, Fortitude for Damage IMO.
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    I prefer Duress over Fort for the CB boss killing power.
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    I have the option to trade an UM rune for Arkaine's valor...or should i create the Duress armor using a shadowplate with 591 def
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    Since runewords are out, arkaines isnt really the no1 armor anymore.. Its nice for temp usage but not really usefull besides that. Just keep that um rune.

    Shadowplate is like 2xx strenght req? Way to much for every sane build that dont want to spend to much strenght that could be points in life.. But if u have the strenght already.. och why not
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    Just started a throw barb too. PvM, cant beat CB for whittling life down very quickly. Fort & Enigma really only come into their own in PvP. You'd probably do just as well with Duress or even Rattlecage against those little devils.

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