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Looking to improve Melee Barb for Late-Game Ubers

Post by Wulf on Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:17 am

This character would be used for Ubers. It can already do all Ubers up to Kingdom of Shadow, but I'd like it to be able to clear Yshari, Witch, Void, Brach, Uldy and all Heroics. The melee Barb guide is out of date and doesn't mention these uberquests sadly.

Gear:


I really came to love the Yaggai and the SSSU Gloves, but I feel as if every other piece of gear has been under-performing. I've been looking around in my chest for better stuff but can't think of anything. I'm looking for suggestions for replacements. I have ITD from the helm, but just like Doom+TTAD, it's doesn't work well against singled-out Uber bosses. I'm also not sure if a Kraken Stance barb helm is the way to go. Rings/Amulet are also shit, though I'm not sure what to remplace them with. Lah runes seem good on paper but I don't know if I should use Jah everywhere.



Stats:


- I basically shift-clicked Vitality since Eagle stance is really good with high life. I do switch between Eagle/Wolf/Bear stance though.
- 101 fhr (I'd like to get that up to 200 but I'm not sure if it's necessary)
- -70% enemy light resist (I'd like to get that up to -199%)
- I'd like to increase my AR amount as well. I'm just looking for an opinion for what number I should aim for. I read that 30k was the magical number in the short-question thread but I'd more opinions on the matter.



Skills:

sMax: Runemaster, Daedalus, Eagle Stance, Spirit Guide
(The idea behind Spirit Guide was to increase my defense from 250k to 1m WITHOUT using Bear Stance, but I'm not sure on that choice)
10 points: Wolf Companion
1 point: Immortal, Thundergod, Wolf Stance, Mountain King, Stormblast and Windform.

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Re: Looking to improve Melee Barb for Late-Game Ubers

Post by mahitovec on Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:44 am

more in str for dmg, tankyness < dmg in sc
10 point wolf is joke, it hard to keep buff on yourself even with 7 wolfs, not talking about 3.
in general everything looks really weird, since u mentioned sb i guess its your main skill which makes no sence with su labrys. ->
1) craft helm with ancient hand (and get atleast -100 fire, -200 if for bosses)
2) use iceburst and replace helm with boarfrost, its mainstream shitty casual item but who cares :p it gives -100 cold
also i want to see how you windform with labrys
28 k ar is enough usually
and im lazy to continue

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Re: Looking to improve Melee Barb for Late-Game Ubers

Post by grimjerk on Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:09 am

^^Then you are doing it wrong. Keeping the buff is simple even with 1 or 2 wolves. Just attack the stuff that the wolves attack, therefore you will always be in range of the buff. If you are wanting to attack a specific target then just cast a wolf in its face. The melee barb does not reward laziness. Learn to play with both hands damn it!!!! *grumpy old man grumbles*

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Re: Looking to improve Melee Barb for Late-Game Ubers

Post by mahitovec on Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:27 am

can you stop playing the game on paper please?

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Re: Looking to improve Melee Barb for Late-Game Ubers

Post by Wulf on Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:30 am

Windform is to get through ghosts in Ureh using my Qarak/Qarak switch. For 1 skill point I figured it was well worth it over constantly swapping gears.

What's the difference between Ancient Hand and Stormblast?

Why doesn't it make sense to use Yaggai with Stormblast? 50 hits per attack seems strong.

What do you mean by "more in str for dmg, tankyness < dmg in sc"?

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Re: Looking to improve Melee Barb for Late-Game Ubers

Post by grimjerk on Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:38 am

^^Sorry, old man eyes, didn't see the Quarks.

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Re: Looking to improve Melee Barb for Late-Game Ubers

Post by mahitovec on Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:54 am

iirc x/x dmg ratios and times it hits per cast. its always better to have different types of dmg, so you wont run into immune trouble that often.
i tried to explain in beautiful english why its better to have different dmg vs heroics but my trash knowledge of this language made me rage pretty hard so ill jsut say that if you cant figure it out on your own just uninstall please and play dota
and the tank<dmg part. in MOST cases its much more profitable just to melt shit really fast rather than being fat and tanking stuff. especially if you consider that all decent ubers have that instakill moment so your tanky durable guy ends up being useless piece of shit. its always good to have some defensive stats obv, but they doesnt cost crap if you have really poor damage
and yea putting point into str increases your dmg btw

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Re: Looking to improve Melee Barb for Late-Game Ubers

Post by Wotan on Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:57 am

Grim is being tortured by his new workmate and is letting it all out on the forums.
No, but seriously keep it civil guys Smile Everyone has his own playstyle.

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Re: Looking to improve Melee Barb for Late-Game Ubers

Post by mahitovec on Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:59 am

rather poor knowledge of the game but ok


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Re: Looking to improve Melee Barb for Late-Game Ubers

Post by grimjerk on Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:00 am

Also, Ancient's hand has ND.

But apparently I have poor knowledge of the game.

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