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Retrovirus
#1 Jul 23 2016 11:27am
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AJAX

The Whirlwind Barbarian



New walkthrough time! I've never made a PvM Whirlwind Barb before, so any help/suggestions along the way would be welcomed. :thumbsup:

The name Ajax is taken from the movie 'Troy'. I always thought this guy was menacing and kinda looks like a barbarian, so yeah.

In the movie, Ajax uses this sweet maul/axe combo weapon, so I decided to only use a 2-handed maul or axe.



Goals

- kill Hell Baal
- make some killer runewords
- have fun
- find full Immortal King set

Rules

- dead is dead
- /players 8 at all times, except Countess re-runs
- no extended stash
- ladder runewords enabled
- must use 2-handed maul/axe until after defeating Hell Baal

Retrovirus
#2 Jul 23 2016 11:28am
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I'll be starting on this soon.

Stay tuned for mayhem.
Retrovirus
#3 Jul 24 2016 10:02am
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I haven't been able to start on this cuz I've been busy irl, but I've been thinking about skill point allocation.

Here's what I've come up with. This is assuming zero +skill items:

Combat Skills

Whirlwind - 20
Berserk - 1
Prereqs - 5

Combat Masteries

Axe or Mace Mastery - 20
Natural Resistance - 13 (will give +60 all resist)
Increased Speed - 14 (will give +40% FRW)
Prereqs - 2

Warcries

Battle Orders - 20
Battle Command - 1
Battle Cry - 1
Find Item - 1
Prereqs - 4

This would be completed at level 90. Any suggestions on how I can better distribute the skill points?

This post was edited by Retrovirus on Jul 24 2016 10:03am
DalaiLama
#4 Jul 24 2016 10:10am
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id skill nat res til it only gives 1 res per, and just a point in inc speed
rest id do shout

personal preference in the end i guess
Retrovirus
#5 Jul 24 2016 10:33am
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Quote (DalaiLama @ Jul 24 2016 09:10am)
id skill nat res til it only gives 1 res per, and just a point in inc speed
rest id do shout

personal preference in the end i guess


Thanks for the input. Since I'm gonna be using a 2-handed weapon, do I need to pump Shout for more defense even if I won't be using a shield and having MB?

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DalaiLama
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Quote (Retrovirus @ Jul 24 2016 06:33pm)
Thanks for the input. I'm gonna be using a 2-handed weapon so do I need to pump Shout for more defense even if I won't be using a shield and MB?


mb or not doesnt matter
it will give u more defense, just a lil less due not using a high def shield

either way its the best choice since u will get plenty frw/res anyways
shout and than iron skin is what i would do

e/ your welcome gl on ur road!
hope u find some nice 2h

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Retrovirus
#7 Jul 24 2016 10:54am
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Quote (DalaiLama @ Jul 24 2016 09:39am)
mb or not doesnt matter
it will give u more defense, just a lil less due not using a high def shield

either way its the best choice since u will get plenty frw/res anyways
shout and than iron skin is what i would do


Again, thanks for the input. I'll keep this in mind as I progress in the game.
iridius
#8 Jul 25 2016 12:34pm
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You should try Umbers! ^^
GL!
Retrovirus
#9 Jul 25 2016 12:56pm
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Quote (iridius @ Jul 25 2016 11:34am)
You should try Umbers! ^^
GL!


Thanks!

Umbers? :unsure:

This post was edited by Retrovirus on Jul 25 2016 01:08pm
DalaiLama
#10 Jul 25 2016 12:58pm
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think he means him,
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