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eMoKitty
#1 Mar 21 2010 09:04pm
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eMo's Ultimate Gold/Magic Finder Barbarian Guide 22.3.2010


Why Gold Find Barbarian?

Gold Find Barbarian is the best way to get started. This character is really cheap to get and earns alot of gold, which leads to alot of gamble, which leads to alot of items to sell. So its a great way to earn enough money to get stronger characters for later.
If you are just starting to play Diablo 2. I suggest to start with this character. The idea of this guide is a clvl 99 Barbarian, who gambles all his money for good items.

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1.Stats
2.Skills
3.Inventory
4.Merc
a.Which merc
b.Inventory
5.Strategy


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1.Stats

As everyone knows. Barbarian starts with this stats:

Strenght: 30
Dexterity: 20
Vitality: 25
Energy: 10

Hit Points: 55
Stamina: 92
Mana: 10


Each level gives barbarians:
Life +2
Stamina +1
Mana +1


And one vitality point gives:
Life +4
Stamina +1


Now its important to know if you have alot of money. If you don't know how much is alot, then you should go straight to 'Cheap option'.

Rich option

Strenght: 83
Dexterity: 20
Vitality: 477
Energy: 10


At clvl 99 you will have [ Base HP + 2 HP per lvl * 89 lvl ups + 4 HP per vitality * 452 vitality + Items + Battle Orders = 55 + 178 + 1808 + 200 + 104% ] 4571+ HP


Cheap option (this option means, that you dont have any +str boosts. This include annihilus, torch etc.)

Strenght: 103
Dexterity: 20
Vitality: 457
Energy: 10



At clvl 99 you will have [ Base HP + 2 HP per lvl * 89 lvl ups + 4 HP per vitality * 432 vitality + Items + Battle Orders = 55 + 178 + 1728 + 120 + 104% ] 4245+ HP

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2.Skills

This is simple:


Warcries

Howl
Needed to get to Taunt and Shout.
Skill Points: 1

Find Potion
Needed to get to Find Item.
Skill Points: 1

Taunt
Needed to get to Battle Cry.
Skill Points: 1

Shout
Needed to get to Battle Orders. Also it gives a nice extra def boost for you and your merc.
Skill Points: 1

Battle Cry
Needed to get to War Cry.
Skill Points: 1

Battle Orders
This is a must for every barbarian in Diablo 2. Gives +mana/life/stamina, that are always useful.
Skill Points: 20

War Cry
This is an useful skill for Gold Finding. It stunts enemies and gives your merc chance to kill them without getting himself hit. Its good to max this for big second duration. This costs alot of mana thou.
Skill Points: 20

Battle Commands
This is useful for some extra skill points. Its good to do this before Battle Orders.
Skill Points: 1

Find Item
This is a must for Gold Find Barbarian. It is good to put max here, so you will get high % chance of more money.
Skill Points: 20

Total: 66


Combat Masteries

Increased Stamina
Needed to get to Increased Speed.
Skill Points: 1

Iron Skin
Needed to get to Natural Resistance.
Skill Points: 1

Natural Resistance
This should max the fire resistance. This depends on if you are are going for rich or cheap.
Skill Points: 5-17

Increased Speed
This is useful to run faster. Use your last points on this. This depends on how much you have on Natural Resistance.
Skill Points: 5-17

Total: 24


Combat Skills

Leap
Very useful skill. And costs only 2 mana.
Skill Points: 20

Total: 20


All Skills Total: 110 (98 for level ups and 12 for quests)

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3.Inventory

Here you will understand the 'Rich option' and 'Cheap option' meaning.

(Really Expansive)
(Expansive)
(Avarage)
(Cheap)
(Really Cheap)

Red = Best Option
Orange = Works Well

Charms:
Annihilus 20/20/10 (Really Expansive) 20/10-19/5-9 (Expansive)
Barbarian Torch 20/20 (Really Expansive) 20/10-19 (Expansive)
Gheed's Fortune 160/40/15 (Expansive) 80-159/20-39/15 (Avarage) 160GF/40MF
Gold Find / Magic Find charms (Avarage)

Helm:
Crown of Thieves, 150GF (Lem) (Cheap) 80-99GF (Really Cheap) 310GF/40MF

Armor:
Wealth on Elite Armor, 300GF/100MF (LemKoTir) (Avarage) 610GF/140MF

Belt:
Goldwrap, 80GF/30MF (Cheap) 50-79GF/30MF (Really Cheap) 690GF/170MF

Gloves:
Chance Guards, 200GF/40MF (Avarage) 200GF/25-40MF (Cheap) 890GF/210MF

Boots:
Infernostride, 70GF (Cheap) 40-69GF (Really Cheap) 960GF/210MF

Rings:
2x Dwarf Ring 2x100GF = 200GF (Cheap) 1160GF/210MF

Amulet:
80GF (Really Cheap) 1240GF/210MF

Weapons:
2x 5Lem on Mace/Axe 2x375GF = 750GF (Really Expansive) 1990GF/210MF
2x 2Lem Blade of Ali Baba 2x247GF/2x99MF = 494FG/188MF (Avarage)

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4.Merc

a.Which merc

The best option for merc is Nightmare Act 2 Offensive merc.



b.Inventory

Helm:
Eth Crown of Thieves 150GF (Lem) (Avarage) 80-99GF (Cheap) Crown of Thieves, 150GF (Lem) (Cheap) 80-99GF (Really Cheap) 2140GF/210MF

Weapon:
Eth Obedience (HelKoThulEthFal) (Avarage)

Armor:
Eth High def armor Treachery (ShaelThulLem) 50GF (Expansive) Eth High def armor Wealth (LemKoTir) 300GF/100MF (Expansive) Eth Low def armor Treachery or Wealth (Avarage) High def armor Treachery or Wealth (Avarage) Low def armor Treachery or Wealth (Cheap) 2440GF/310MF

Top: 2440GF/310MF + Charms

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5.Strategy

Left:
F5 - Leap

Right
F1 - Battle Command
F2 - Battle Orders
F3 - Shout
F4 - War Cry
F6 - Townportal
F8 - Find Item


1.Get Hell Travincal waypoint.
2.When you come to waypoint, just run or leap straight to temple and go downstairs to Durance of Hate level 1.
3.Hit F1, right click, F2, right click, F3, right click. Check that you have F5 chosen. Now go upstairs, hit Shift and Leap next to Counsil Members. Hit F4 and do War Cry to stun them. Hold down shift and left mouse button to leap all over the place. Let the merc kill them all and do once in a while War Cry. When everyone is killed, hit F8 and Find Item to every body that there is.
4.Pick all items and go back to town.
5.Have Fun gambling.



Please tell me if there are any mistakes in this guide.

This post was edited by eMoKitty on Mar 21 2010 09:34pm
CompanyOfThree
#2 Mar 21 2010 09:13pm
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I don't get the average/ expensive/ cheap stuff. You basically list one item with different variables and label it "expensive" or "really expensive". Its not like, for example: 2 barb/ xxx gold find/ 2 sockets compared to a CoT
eMoKitty
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Quote (CompanyOfThree @ 22 Mar 2010 05:13)
I don't get the average/ expensive/ cheap stuff. You basically list one item with different variables and label it "expensive" or "really expensive". Its not like, for example: 2 barb/ xxx gold find/ 2 sockets compared to a CoT


The idea of them is to show how cheap is this character. I am not comparing them.
hue_two
#4 Mar 21 2010 09:23pm
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Eth Tr is not a good choice of weapon due to animate as return, best to use botd eth wp + eth coh.
eMoKitty
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Quote (hue_two @ 22 Mar 2010 05:23)
Eth Tr is not a good choice of weapon due to animate as return, best to use botd eth wp + eth coh.


True. Edited the 2nd option up.
voniazmogis
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first off, 2x lem'd crystal swords (6 sox :rolleyes: ) = 900gf, and they're cheap plus common.
then immortal kings helm (lem'd) is better imo
also rare 80 gf boots > infernos imo
merc bonehew --> has 2 sox, and it's pretty easy for him to clean nightmare, while in hell you get the same results plus hell takes longer
eth wealth is the best option imo
eth cot > all
also you didin't really mention what charms you should have in inventory, so i'll add this.
you should have 9x 40 gf grand charms (you could have a look for the with nice adds, but it's unnecessary, and expensive), gheeds try getting is as close to 160/15 as possible, 10x 10gf small charms.
also you should try to get an upgraded (because non up'd has 12 potion slots) 80 gf gold wrap (cheap, really ;D). also you should get an edge runeword (it's a missile weapon that gives -15% (?) to vendor prices.)
anni is not really necessary nor torch, if you're only gold finding.
i used this build to get the info ^^ http://forums.d2jsp.org/topic.php?t=6455664 , not advertising or anything. :D

This post was edited by voniazmogis on Mar 21 2010 09:50pm
hue_two
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Quote (eMoKitty @ Mar 22 2010 03:35am)
True. Edited the 2nd option up.


You seem to have changed it to obedience, that weapon adds cold dmg so probably shatters corpses.

Insight would be a good cheap option.
eMoKitty
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Quote (hue_two @ 22 Mar 2010 06:13)
You seem to have changed it to obedience, that weapon adds cold dmg so probably shatters corpses.

Insight would be a good cheap option.


I would prefer insight as a last choise. Hone Sundan and Steel Pillar for example are much better then Insight.



Quote (voniazmogis @ 22 Mar 2010 05:47)
first off, 2x lem'd crystal swords (6 sox :rolleyes: ) = 900gf, and they're cheap plus common.
then immortal kings helm (lem'd) is better imo
also rare 80 gf boots > infernos imo
merc bonehew --> has 2 sox, and it's pretty easy for him to clean nightmare, while in hell you get the same results plus hell takes longer
eth wealth is the best option imo
eth cot > all
also you didin't really mention what charms you should have in inventory, so i'll add this.
you should have 9x 40 gf grand charms (you could have a look for the with nice adds, but it's unnecessary, and expensive), gheeds try getting is as close to 160/15 as possible, 10x 10gf small charms.
also you should try to get an upgraded (because non up'd has 12 potion slots) 80 gf gold wrap (cheap, really ;D). also you should get an edge runeword (it's a missile weapon that gives -15% (?) to vendor prices.)
anni is not really necessary nor torch, if you're only gold finding.
i used this build to get the info ^^ http://forums.d2jsp.org/topic.php?t=6455664 , not advertising or anything. :D


Well its mostly me telling my own equip for 500-600K per round. There are ofcorse many ways to get this.
Ashwin
#9 Mar 21 2010 11:38pm
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Quote (CompanyOfThree @ Mar 21 2010 11:13pm)
I don't get the average/ expensive/ cheap stuff. You basically list one item with different variables and label it "expensive" or "really expensive". Its not like, for example: 2 barb/ xxx gold find/ 2 sockets compared to a CoT


was that the first thing you noticed?? i facepalmed at these lol..

Quote (eMoKitty @ Mar 21 2010 11:04pm)

Leap
Very useful skill. And costs only 2 mana.
Skill Points: 20


20 in leap means that you have a higher knockback radius (your entire screen and a little off it too).. This means, in a couple of leaps, you'll end up spreading the council all over the council chamber and hence delaying the runs.. 1 pt in leap is sufficient and optimal imo..

Quote (eMoKitty @ Mar 21 2010 11:04pm)

Gold Find / Magic Find charms (Avarage)


You didn't list Warcry Goldfind Grand Charms or Goldfind/All Resist Small Charms as an expensive option

Quote (eMoKitty @ Mar 21 2010 11:04pm)

Helm:
Crown of Thieves, 150GF (Lem) (Cheap) 80-99GF (Really Cheap) 310GF/40MF


You didn't list Artisan's/Jeweler's Tiara/Diadem of Wealth as an expensive option. IK helm is the optimal helm for a GF/MF hybrid, since you only lose 13 GF but gain up to 40 MF.

Quote (eMoKitty @ Mar 21 2010 11:04pm)

Boots:
Infernostride, 70GF (Cheap) 40-69GF (Really Cheap) 960GF/210MF


Rare boots can get up to 80 Goldfind AND have MF too on them (25 i think, not sure). Those are ideal. 30 FRW 80 GF 25 MF boots with 40 Fire res, 40 Cold Res, 40 Light Res would be ideal.

Quote (eMoKitty @ Mar 21 2010 11:04pm)

Weapons:
2x 5Lem on Mace/Axe 2x375GF = 750GF (Really Expansive) 1990GF/210MF
2x 2Lem Blade of Ali Baba 2x247GF/2x99MF = 494FG/188MF (Avarage)


Why 5 socketed items with 5 lems, when you can use 6 socketed swords with 6 lems?

Quote (eMoKitty @ Mar 21 2010 11:04pm)

4.Merc
Weapon:
Eth Obedience (HelKoThulEthFal) (Avarage)


There are far better choices than an Obedience (Obedience has an obvious disadvantage that it adds cold damage which might make corpses melt down making them unavailable for horking). Eth Botd War Pike deals insane damage and would be great.

Quote (eMoKitty @ Mar 21 2010 11:04pm)

5.Strategy
2.When you come to waypoint, just run or leap straight to temple and go downstairs to Durance of Hate level 1.
3.Hit F1, right click, F2, right click, F3, right click. Check that you have F5 chosen. Now go upstairs, hit Shift and Leap next to Counsil Members. Hit F4 and do War Cry to stun them. Hold down shift and left mouse button to leap all over the place. Let the merc kill them all and do once in a while War Cry. When everyone is killed, hit F8 and Find Item to every body that there is.


BOing at travincal waypoint is much safer and quicker rather than wasting time to do to Durance level 1 and BOing.


Apart from these, I don't see any obvious errors. ^_^

Relic7
#10 Mar 22 2010 12:42am
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IMHO this guide is full of fail.

Missing loads of info, chose various wrong items... and the list goes on.

Shoulda spent less time putting nice colors in and classifying the items, and more time doing research!

nice try...
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