BVC / TVT BARB GUIDEGoal:
Build a char that can defeat any opponent in 1v1 and TvT, reach at least 80 frw and decent cr / lr stack.
If you play lots of TvTs you have to descide between leap (at least level 17) for stunning your opponent (double fhr animation!!!) or shout for a gz party def. My oppinion: go for leap.
You can keep the char pretty cheap and still get it strong but you have to level him to at least ~88.Skills:
Max the matching Mastery (depends on weapontype)
No Zerk (some people think its useful but it isn't)
1 Point Battle Command
Inc Speed: u need at least 80frw with blinkbat and 30frw boots, nn max this (this is not a ''speedlancer'', i woulnt recommend putting iratha crown, belt and gloves on the char cuz u cant rely on str from belt and gloves then and 80frw is fine.)
Natural Res: depends on your stack from items. if u play hell pub games u need at least ~255 cr and 275 lr if u wanna put cold mastery pierce and conviction auras' effects to zero.
0-20 into Leap (level 17 leap covers the whole screen (go for at least that if u skill any in leap) theres a bug: diminishing returns goes to zero at ~lvl 16, this is not true: every level increases the leap range)
Rest into shout Stats:
Strenght: Just as much as u need to be able to wear all items in any of the combinations listed below (take ur time to calc this)
Dex: nothing here (exception: executioner barb
put as much as u need to wear your exe)
Vita: remaining points go in here
High Life, nice double or tripple res, some people go for fhr on their barbs which can be useful for example in a blizzard. so fhr isnt bad aswell (aswell on other items). perfect example for a helm would be 244 or 246 grimhelm on europe sc nl. if u want to you can put an iratha helm, belt and gloves on the char aswell for +20frw vs some quick chars but u dont rly need it.Amulets:
Angelic Set Amulet for high ar vs chars (combined with one or two angelic set rings) Always use this if u dont need any stack. // +2 barb amulet with cold or light stack, nice adds such as life, repl, min dmg, str, dex (dont rely on str from the rare amulet cuz u need to switch it with angelic amulet)Weapon:
Any High dmg high Ar Executor, Martel, Ancient axe with -req
. req is very important on this build to get above 4k life (nearly 5k possible with very good equipment). U can add a naga or bh if u want a maxblock switch. Cold damage is essential on either weapon, belt or amulet.Armors:
Blinkbat vs necs and sorcs, Rattlecage vs barb, paladin, etc. Hawkmail is ok aswell if u got the space and need cbf, its not that important. Twitch for maxblock switch if u got the space for it.Shield:
Lame version is swordback to rape any bvb with its nice open wounds. (hit enemy and wait for at least 8 seconds until the bleed stops). GM people go for a highdef grimshield Gloves:
rare gloves with mass stats, double or tripple res. nice adds are: up to 30 ar, repl, mana.Rings:
U need 2x Angelic rings vs def chars and 2 vs casters. best choice is a min dmg / ar / life / str / double res ring or anything close.belt:
high str, maybe CD, high life, nice double or trippleresBoots:
Goblin for cb, 30frw rare boots with huge res and adds like repl, dex... (dont rely on str from prelod boots cuz u need to switch them with gobs sometimes)
vs nec: Angelic Combo, blinkbat, 30run boots, twohand weapon
vs blizzard: rare amulet, rare rings, blinkbat or hawkmail, 30run boots
vs fb: blinkbat, one angelic ring + amulet if u still got 75fr then, 30run boots (hots are too slow and lame)
vs lightsorc: same as fb
vs barb: rattle, goblins, 2x angelic rings + angelic amulet, twohand weapon OR onehand weapon, sb or grimshield, twitch
vs hammerdin: rattle, angelic rings x2 + angelic amulet, 30frw boots
vs foh: maybe u need a rare armor with lr on it if u cant reach enough lr else, rings and amu: one angelic ring and amulet would be good but mostly u cant reach enough lr then, 30frw boots, twohand weapon.
vs bowie: get maxblock gear
vs java: blinkbat, angelic combo, 30frw boots
In TvTs you have to compromise, most of the time you wont get the perfect equipment vs all opponents but with the items listed above you can get the best possible combination at least.
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