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 Diablo 2 - Lord of Destruction 1.12 WW Barbarian Guide

 
   
 
 
Diablo 2 - Lord of Destruction 1.12 WW Barbarian Guide

Created by Syntax_Error94
Version 1.00

Copyright 2008 Ted Ljunggren


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This is property of Syntax_Error94(Ted Ljunggren). This may be not be
reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not
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Please note that 1.12 added no gameplay changes(as far as I know, but Blizzard
has had many secrets throughout the years). This WW Barbarian guide can be
used just as well for 1.10 or 1.11 as for 1.12.
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Table of Contents
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I.      Version History
II.     What this guide is for
III.    Overview of the WW Barb
IV.     Skills
    a. Warcries
    b. Combat Masteries
    c. Combat Skills

V.      Skill allocation
VI.     Stats
VII.    Equipment
    a. Necessities
    b. Way of the Axe
    c. Way of the Sword
    d. Way of the Polearm
    e. Way of the Mace

VIII.   Mercenary
IX.     Tactics
X.      Leveling
XI.     Contact Me
XII.    Thanks to

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I.      Version History
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V1.00 - First Version(also my first D2 FAQ:D)

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II.     What this guide is for
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This guide is for people who want to build a WW Barbarian(I will refer to it as
a WW Barb), a very powerful character build that, when built correctly, can
complete the whole game on all difficulties. It uses the Whirlwind skill(I will
refer to it as WW) as it's main attack. It is also a great build for MFing. It
can also be used for PvP, but that will not be discussed in this FAQ. This is
for the purpose of PvM, and nothing else.

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III.    Overview of the WW Barb
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Like mentioned before, the WW Barb is a powerful character. It has high amounts
of HP, does high damage, and can boost the whole party with his Warcries.

Pros:
-Can solo the whole game.
-Can boost the whole partys life, mana, stamina, skill levels and defense.
-Can kill almost anything(can have some problems with unleechable monsters). 
-You don't need über-gear to be good.

Cons:
-Iron Maiden=Instant death if your in the middle of a WW.

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IV.     Skills
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The skills of the Barbarian, like all other classes, are broken up into three
trees. I will only include skills that you will put any points into, if the
skill has no use for a WW Barb, it will not be included. I will also only write
in depth statistics for skills that you will be using alot.
Note: If the skills synergies is not included, then it means it has no
synergies.

a. Warcries
#########################
From this tree, you will mainly be using three skills, all of which are used
to boost yours and your party members stats before battle: Shout increases
defense, Battle Orders increases max HP, mana and stamina, and finally Battle
Command, which increases all skill levels by 1.
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--Howl--
--------
Required Level: 1
Prerequisites: None
The Barbarian howls fiercly, sending nearby monsters running away in terror.
This skill has no real use to the WW Barb. It might come in handy in the early
levels for seperating really large groups of monsters. It is also a
prerequisite for most warcries.

Skill points spent: 1

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--Find Potion--
---------------
Required Level: 1
Prerequisites: None
Searches the corpse of a slain body in an attempt to find a potion. This is
pretty handy if your low on potions. However, it is not a necessity so if you
don't want this skill nor Find Item, don't put any points here. Find Potion
will find all levels of Healing, Mana and Rejuvenation potions. It can also be
useful to prevent corpses from being revived and also to prevent them from
being used for corpse explosion, poison explosion and all other corpse spells.

Skill points spent: 1 or 0

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--Shout--
---------
Required Level: 6
Prerequisites: Howl[1]
The Barbarian shouts, alerting party for dangers and improves defense. Very
good skill, you will use it throughout the whole game. Max this skill.

Level              |1  |2  |3  |4  |5  |6  |7  |8  |9  |10 |
Mana cost          6----------------------------------------
Defense Bonus %    |100|110|120|130|140|150|160|170|180|190|
Duration(seconds)  |20 |30 |40 |50 |60 |70 |80 |90 |100|110|

Level              |11 |12 |13 |14 |15 |16 |17 |18 |19 |20 |
Mana cost          6----------------------------------------
Defense Bonus %    |200|210|220|230|240|250|260|270|280|290|
Duration(seconds)  |120|130|140|150|160|170|180|190|200|210|

Synergies:
Battle Orders: +5 Seconds Per Level
Battle Command: +5 Seconds Per Level

Skill points spent: 20

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--Taunt--
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Required Level: 6
Prerequisites: Howl[1]
The Barbarian taunts a monster to walk up to melee range with him. Useful for
hunting down archers and spellcasters that run away from you. I find myself,
however, never using it. I simply like seeing monsters running away in fear
from me:P But I know many thinks it's irritating, so put 1 point into this
skill if your one of those guys(or girls).

Skill points spent: 1 or 0

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--Battle Cry--
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Required Level: 18
Prerequisites: Howl[1], Taunt[6]
The Barbarian lets out a battle cry, frightening nearby enemies, lowering their
defense and damage. This skill can be of some use against very tough oponents.
Most people however, rarely put points into this skill. Put 1 point here if you
feel the need, I wouldn't bother though.

Skill points spent: 1 or 0

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--Find Item--
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Required Level: 12
Prerequisites: Find Potion[1]
Extremely useful for MFing. Even if you don't MF that much, 1 point here can
truly help you out with your economics. This can also, just as Find Potion, be
used to prevent corpses from being revived or used for corpse spells. You
should put 1 point into this skill. If you really don't want to waste points,
however, then don't put any here(although i recommend you do).

Level                  |1 |2 |3 |4 |5 |6 |7 |8 |9 |10|
Mana cost              7------------------------------
Chance to Find item %  |13|19|24|29|32|35|37|39|41|42|

Level                  |11|12|13|14|15|16|17|18|19|20|
Mana cost              7------------------------------
Chance to Find item %  |44|45|46|47|47|49|49|50|50|51|

Skill points spent: 1 or 0

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--Battle Orders--
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Required Level: 24
Prerequisites: Howl[1], Shout[6]
The Barbarian shout out tactics to his allies and friends, increasing their
life, mana and stamina. Like shout, this is a very good skill that you will be
using throughout the whole game. Max it!

Level                         |1 |2 |3 |4 |5 |6 |7 |8  |9  |10 |
Mana cost                     7---------------------------------
Life/Mana/Stamina increase %  |35|38|41|44|47|50|53|56 |59 |62 |
Duration(seconds)             |35|45|55|65|75|85|95|105|115|125|

Level                         |11 |12 |13 |14 |15 |16 |17 |18 |19 |20 |
Mana cost                     7----------------------------------------
Life/Mana/Stamina increase %  |65 |68 |71 |74 |77 |80 |83 |86 |89 |92 |
Duration(seconds)             |135|145|155|165|175|185|195|205|215|225|

Synergies:
Shout: +5 Seconds Per Level
Battle Command: +5 Seconds Per Level

Skill points spent: 20

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--Battle Command--
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Required Level: 30
Prerequisites: Howl[1], Shout[6], Battle Orders[24]
Like Battle Orders, this skill makes the Barbarian shouting out tactics to his
companions, but this time about how they should use their skills. This
increases all your party members skill levels by 1. Putting in more points only
increases duration. However, the duration is also increasen by it's synergies,
which is Shout and Battle Orders, both of which you will max. So only 1 point
here.

Synergies:
Shout: +5 Seconds Per Level
Battle Orders: +5 Seconds Per Level

Skill points spent: 1

b. Combat Masteries
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The Barbarian is a master of weapons, as such this skill tree increases your
skill with different weapons and your skill in combat.

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--Sword/Axe/Mace/Polearm/Throwing/Spear Mastery--
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Required Level: 1(Sword/Axe/Mace), 6(Polearm, Throwing, Spear)
Prerequisites: None
Putting points into these skills will increase your damage, attack rating and
critical strike chance for different kinds of weapons. You should in general
wait with putting points into one of these skills untill you have found
yourself a really good weapon that you will probably use forever, since you
cannot max all. When you do ,however, max the mastery for that weapon. But, if
you plan on using a specific kind of weapon throughout the game or you have
already decided which weapon to use in late game(see gear section for tips on
that), then it doesn't really matter when you max it.

Skill points spent: 20

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--Increased Stamina--
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Required Level: 12
Prerequisites: None
Passivly increases your stamina. You will rarely run out of stamina towards
late game. However, many people want the Increased Speed skill, and this is a
prerequisite for that. Put 1 point here, but only do it after you have maxed
all skills that should be maxed.

Skill points spent: 1

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--Increased Speed--
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Required Level: 24
Prerequisites: Increased Stamina[12]
Passivly increases your walk/run speed. This is a skill that makes your
Barbarian more comfortable to play. Put 1 point here, and let +skills do the
rest, only do it after you have maxed all skills that should be maxed though.

Skill points spent: 1

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--Iron Skin--
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Required Level: 18
Prerequisites: None
This skill passivly increases your defense rating, very useful. It's also a
prerequisite for Natural Resistance. Put 1 point here, and let +skills do the
rest.

Skill points spent: 1

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--Natural Resistance--
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Required Level: 30
Prerequisites: Iron Skin[18]
This skill passivly increases your resistances against Lightning, Fire, Cold
and Poison. Like Iron skin, this is a very useful skill. Put 1 point here,
and in late game when you have maxed all the skills that should be maxed, you
can optionally put more point here if you still haven't reached maximum
resistances.

Skill points spent: 1-5

c. Combat Skills
#########################
Ahh, this is your main skill tree. This is basically the skills you use to
crush your enemies into tiny little pieces. 'Nuff said.

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--Bash--
--------
Required Level: 1
Prerequisites: None
Delivers a powerful blow to the enemy, damaging them and knocking them back.
This can be useful in very early game, and is also a prerequisite for most
Combat skill. 1 point here.

Skill points spent: 1

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--Leap--
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Required Level: 6
Prerequisites: None
The Barbarian leaps, either out of danger or into the fray. 1 point here, only
because it's a prerequisite for Leap Attack, which is so much better.

Skill points spent: 1

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--Stun--
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Required Level: 12
Prerequisites: Bash[1]
The Barbarian smacks his opponent, stunning them for a short duration. This has
no use for a WW Barb, except one thing. It's a prerequisite for WW and Berserk.
So, 1 point here.

Skill points spent: 1

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--Leap Attack--
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Required Level: 18
Prerequisites: Leap[6]
The Barbarian Leaps and attacks any opponent withing range when he lands.
Appart from Leap, Leap attack allows you to jump to any place within sight with
only 1 skill point. This is a true must when killing Diablo and to a lesser
extent Mephisto. Before getting into Diablo's sanctuary you will face a small
labyrinth filled with monsters. With Leap Attack you can get past this in 10
seconds, just jumping from platform to platform(there are no walls there, it's
just lava seperating the different paths). As for Mephisto, when you get into
the last level of his endurance where you'll face him, you can skip fighting
two of the super unique Council Members by jumping over the lava in the middle
of the level. It is also very useful in many other places. 1 point here.

Skill points used: 1

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--Concentrate--
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Required Level: 18
Prerequisites: Bash[1], Stun[12]
The Barbarian concentrates on a single blow against his opponent, making the
attack uninterruptible and temporarely increases defense. This skill has no
use to a WW Barb, except it's a prerequisite for WW and Berserk, 1 point here.

Skill points spent: 1

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--Whirlwind--
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Required Level: 30
Prerequisites: Bash[1], Leap[6], Stun[12], Concentrate[18], Leap Attack[18]
Finally, you main skill! Using this skill, the Barbarian spins around and into
a pack of monsters, striking multiple times. At first it decreases your damage,
but once you get it up to lvl 8, it starts increasing your damage. As soon as
you get it, get some mana leech to take care of the mana.

Level      |1  |2  |3  |4  |5  |6  |7  |8  |9  |10 |
Mana cost  |25 |25 |26 |26 |27 |27 |28 |28 |29 |29 |
Damage %   |-50|-42|-34|-26|-18|-10|-2 |+6 |+14|+22|
Attack +%  |0  |5  |10 |15 |20 |25 |30 |35 |40 |45 |

Level      |11 |12 |13 |14 |15 |16 |17 |18 |19 |20  |
Mana cost  |30 |30 |31 |31 |32 |32 |33 |33 |34 |34  |
Damage %   |+30|+38|+46|+54|+62|+70|+78|+86|+94|+102|
Attack +%  |50 |55 |60 |65 |70 |75 |80 |85 |90 |95  |

Nobody knows exactly how Whirlwind works(except for Blizzard themselves). All
that is known is that Weapon speed does make a huge difference. The faster the
weapon, the more often you hit. Note that only the base speed and +attack speed
modifiers of the weapon itself make any difference, not +attack speed modifiers
from your other gear. Exactly how weapon speed works with WW is quite complex.
Here is what it says on Diablo 2: LoDs official website which is
www.battle.net/diablo2exp:

In Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, Whirlwind is affected by weapon speed as
follows. After you click to start your Whirlwind attack, the game checks for a
hit on a target in range at the 4th and 8th animation frames (recall that the
game runs at 25 frames per second). After the first two "free" hit-checks, the
frames elapsed in-between subsequent hit-checks will depend on your weapon
speed. Note: increased attack speed from items outside your weapon DOES NOT
affect whirlwind - only the speed of the weapon itself counts. The dependence
on weapon speed is obtained by subtracting your weapon's increased attack speed
(IAS) to its base weapon speed (the number between square brackets listed in
the weapons section of the Arreat Summit) and checking where the number you
obtain fits in the following table:

One-handed weapons
Breakpoints: 15, 10, -10, -35.
Number of frames in-between hit-checks after frame 8: 12, 10, 8, 6, 4

Two-handed weapons
Breakpoints: 15, 0, -10, -30, -60.
Number of frames in-between hit-checks after frame 8: 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4

Examples:

#1 War pike of quickness (two-handed weapon)
Base weapon speed: 20
Weapon increased attack speed: 40
Whirlwind speed: 20 - 40 = -20
Breakpoint reached: -10
Number of frames in-between checks: 8
Hit-checks at frames 4, 8, 16, 24, 32, etc.

#2 Falchion (one-handed weapon)
Base weapon speed: 20
Weapon increased attack speed: 0
Whirlwind speed: 20 - 0 = 20
Breakpoint reached: none
Number of frames in-between checks: 12
Hit-checks at frames: 4, 8, 20, 32, 44, etc.

#3 Grandfather colossus blade with 'Shael' (one-handed weapon)
Base weapon speed: 5
Weapon increased attack speed: 20
Whirlwind speed: 5 - 20 = -15
Breakpoint reached: -10
Number of frames in-between checks: 6
Hit-checks at frames: 4, 8, 14, 20, 26, etc.

Note: two-handed swords are treated as one-handed weapons for Whirlwind
purposes, regardless of the sword being held in one-handed or two-handed mode.
The above calculation for Grandfather therefore holds for any way the sword is
held.

# Barbarians wielding weapons with slow Whirlwind speeds should try and keep
their whirls very short, so as to take full advantage of the 4th and 8th frame
"free" hits. Hold down the Whirlwind button and hover the cursor just right
after the place where the Whirlwind starts. The free hits are taken and almost
immediately after it, the Whirlwind stops. Then, since the Whirlwind button is
still being pressed, a new Whirlwind starts and we get back the free hits of
frames 4 and 8. Keep doing this in a triangular pattern. By using this
technique you minimize the time under which your weapon slows down whirlwinds.
This tactic is used by many Barbarians online and is nicknamed "The Dance of
Death". This is because you keep spinning close to the target, not zig-zagging
in long lines back-and-forth.
# When dual-wielding, both weapons try to score a hit against the target. In
other words, the game does a hit-check for each weapon. Since both weapons are
given the chance to score a hit, the damage done over time is roughly the sum
of the damage of both weapons, which is comparable to the damage done whirling
with a two-handed weapon. The effect of weapon speed in dual-wielding Whirlwind
is as follows. While a target is in range, one of the weapons' speed is
constantly used to calculate the next hit-check frame. If there's no target in
range, the game will alternate between weapon speeds to calculate the next
hit-check frame. The best way to make sure you have maximum Whirlwind speed
when dual-wielding is to use weapons that both reach the final breakpoint,
like for instance a Lightsabre phase blade and a colossus blade with 40% IAS.

Like I said, quite complex. Anyhow, this is your main skill. Max it!

Skill points spent: 20

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--Berserk--
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Required Level: 30
Prerequisites: Bash[1], Stun[12], Concentrate[18]
The Barbarian does a powerful but reckless attack, turning all damage into
magic damage, but lowering defense to 0 for a short amount of time. This is
what you will be using to take down physical immunes and those pesky Oblivion
Knights which keeps casting Iron Maiden on you. 1 point here. You can put more
points here once you've maxed all necessary skills and want to take down the
physical immunes and oblivion knights faster.

Level               |1  |2  |3  |4  |5  |6  |7  |8  |9  |10 |
Mana cost           4----------------------------------------
Attack Rating +%    |100|115|130|145|160|175|190|205|220|235|
Magic Damage +%     |150|165|180|195|210|225|240|255|270|285|
Duration(seconds)*  |2,7|2,4|2,2|2,1|2,0|1,9|1,8|1,7|1,6|1,6|

Level               |11 |12 |13 |14 |15 |16 |17 |18 |19 |20 |
Mana cost           4----------------------------------------
Attack Rating +%    |250|265|280|295|310|325|340|355|370|385|
Magic Damage +%     |300|315|330|345|360|375|390|405|420|435|
Duration(seconds)*  |1,6|1,5|1,5|1,4|1,4|1,4|1,4|1,3|1,3|1,3|
*This is the amount of time your defense will be reduced to 0.

Skill points spent: 1+
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V.      Skill allocation
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So, now you know what all the skills are for? Good, let's rack it all up then!

First, the skill that we are going to max:
20 Shout
20 Battle Orders
20 Weapon Mastery
20 Whirlwind

Secondly we have 1 point skills, optional skill that i recommend and
prerequisites:
1 Battle Command
1 Find Potion
1 Find Item
1 Increased Stamina
1 Increased Speed
1 Iron Skin
1-5 Natural Resistance
1 Leap Attack
1+ Berserk
1 Taunt(if you want it)
6 Prerequisites

Third, optional skills that I do not recommed:
1 Battle Cry

So the perfect skill setup for a WW Barb(according to me) is the following:
20 Shout
20 Battle Orders
20 Weapon Mastery
20 Whirlwind
4 One pointers(Battle Command, Increased Speed, Iron Skin, Leap Attack)
3 Recommended Optionals(Find Potion, Find Item, Taunt,)
1-5 Natural Resistance
1+ Berserk
6 Prerequisites(Howl, Increased Stamina, Bash, Leap, Stun, Conentrate)
95-99 Total skill points used(depending on Natural Resistance)
11-15 Skill points left over.

For the 11-15 points that over... well, they can go into different directions.
On one hand, more points into Berserk will make OK's and physical immunes much
easier.
On the other hand, more points into Find Item will make you rich.
On the third hand(third hand!?) More points into Increased Speed and Iron skin
makes your character overall better. I would put 2 more points into Increased
speed, 3 points into Iron skin and Find Item, and the last 3 points into
Berserk. If you have more than 11 points over, just put 1 point into each of
the skills i mentioned above untill you have no skill points left. So, here we
have the final setup!:

20 Shout
20 Battle Orders
20 Weapon Mastery
20 Whirlwind
1 Battle Command
1 Find Potion
4-5 Find Item
1 Increased Stamina
3-4 Increased Speed
4-5 Iron Skin
1-5 Natural Resistance
1 Leap Attack
4-5 Berserk
1 Taunt(if you want it)
6 Prerequisites
110 Total skill points used
0 Skill points left over

And there you have it! Now, when to distribute them><_><:

WW doesn't become available untill lvl30, so untill then you are going to have
to make it with what you have. Put 1 point into each prerequisites as they
become available, so that's taken care of.

Levels 1-5: Not much to do here really. 1 point into Howl, Find Potion and
Bash. Save the rest of the points.

Levels 6-11: Still, not much to do. 1 point into Shout, Taunt and Leap. Put the
rests of the points into Shout.

Levels 12-17: 1 point into Increased Stamina, Find Item and Stun. Put the rest
into Shout.

Levels 18-23: 1 point into Iron Skin, Concentrate and Leap Attack, rest into
Shout.

Levels 24-29: 1 point into Battle Orders and Increased Speed, rest into Battle
Orders.

Levels 30+: NOW it gets more interesting. Put 1 point into Battle Command,
Natural Resistance, Whirlwind and Berserk. Then pump Whirlwind like a madman!
When it's maxed, max out Battle Orders, and then Shout. Then take care of your
weapon mastery if you think you are ready for that. Then, put all points left
over into the skills Berserk, Find Item, Increased Speed and Iron Skin as
discussed above.
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VI.     Stats
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Now it's time for the stat allocation. Stats are pretty important to get right
with the WW Barb, my first WW Barb went fine all the way to hell difficulty.
However, when he entered hell, he could't even kill a Fallen... Be careful, so
that doesn't happen to you!

There are 2 different kind's of WW Barb's you can make. The skills are the
same, but the stats are different. I will go through both here.

WW Barb type 1: Regular
This the regular type of WW Barb. It's the most common, and I recommed new
players to start with this one. While it has lower damage than the other type,
it's much easier to survive.

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--Strength--
------------
This increases your physical damage output and allows you to wear better
equipment. Have only enough strength to wear your equipment.

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--Dexterity--
-------------
This increases your chance to hit your target and your chance to block. Not
super important. Put in enough to wear your equipment.

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--Vitality--
------------
This increases your health. 'Nuff said. All points you can spare goes here,
you'll need it!

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--Energy--
----------
Your not a Energy Shield sorceress, are you? No points here, just forget about
it completely.

WW Barb type2 2: Titan
This is a not so common version of the WW Barb. Istead of pumping Vitality, you
pump strength. Get why it's called a Titan?

------------
--Strength--
------------
This increases your physical damage output and allows you to wear better
equipment. All points you can spare goes here this time.

-------------
--Dexterity--
-------------
This increases your chance to hit your target and your chance to block. Not
super important for a WW Barb. Put in enough to wear your equipment.

------------
--Vitality--
------------
This increases your health. If you want to be a ''pure'' Titan, then you can't
put anything here. However, if you find something to be simply too hard, then
you might wanna put some points here.

----------
--Energy--
----------
Again, you are NOT a Energy Shield sorceress.
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VII.    Equipment
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Here we go, it's time for the equipment part of the guide. It will vary a
little depending on which kind of weapon you want. I'm going to discuss the
ones that are the most common, and my personal favorites.


VII.    Equipment

    a. Necessities
First, the necessary stuff. These are the things that most people believe is
necessary for a WW Barb. These will be the same no matter what version of the
WW Barb you decide to build.
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Headgear
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Starting at the top, we start out with the headgear.

Option 1:
Arreat's Face
Slayer Guard
Defense: 302-363 (varies)(Base Defense: 121)
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 118
Durability: 55
(Barbarian Only)
+150-200% Enhanced Defense (varies)
30% Faster Hit Recovery
20% Bonus To Attack Rating
+2 To Barbarian Skill Levels
3-6% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)
All Resistances +30
+20 To Strength
+20 To Dexterity
+2 To Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)

Most people agree here. Arreat's Face is THE helmet for a WW Barb. Of course,
if you don't happen to have one in your pocket, there's other options.

Option 2:
Dream
Runeword Io + Jah + Pul
10% Chance To Cast Level 15 Confuse When Struck
Level 15 Holy Shock Aura When Equipped
+20-30% Faster Hit Recovery (varies)
+30% Enhanced Defense
+150-220 Defense (varies)
+10 To Vitality
Increase Maximum Life 5% 
+0.625-61.875 To Mana (Based On Character Level)
All Resistances +5-20 (varies)
12-25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (varies)

A pretty good helmet, indeed. The faster hit recovery, defense, vitality bonus,
life bonus and resistances make it a great helm. And that lvl15 Holy Shock Aura
is always a bonus(you can also rush people through normal really fast!).
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///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Armor
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Going down, now we get to the armor.

Option 1:
Fortitude
Runeword El + Sol + Dol + Lo
20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck
+25% Faster Cast Rate
+300% Enhanced Damage
+200% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
+X To Life (Based on Character Level)*
Replenish Life +7
+5% To Maximum Lightning Resist
All Resistances +25-30 (varies)
Damage Reduced By 7
12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+1 To Light Radius

This is one bad-ass armor. It increases your damage, gives you some good
resistances, and many other nice bonuses.

Option 2:
Enigma
Runeword Jah + Ith + Ber
+2 To All Skills
+45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 To Teleport
+750-775 Defense (varies)
+ (0.75 Per Character Level) +0-74 To Strength (Based On Character Level)
Increase Maximum Life 5%
Damage Reduced By 8%
+14 Life After Each Kill
15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+ (1 Per Character Level) +1-99% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based On
Character Level)

That teleport is great for all runs you will ever do. I do very much recommend
having atleast one of these with you. Once you've teleported to the right
location, slip into another, better suit. Of course, this one is good enough
for taking Baal on, no doubt about it. So you don't HAVE to switch armor, you
can stick to this and you'll do fine. It's your decision.
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Gloves
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Time for the gloves.

Option 1:
Steelrend
Ogre Gauntlets
Defense: 232-281 (Base Defense: 62-71)
Required Level: 70
Required Strength: 185
Durability: 24
+170-210 Defense (varies)
+30-60% Enhanced Damage (varies)
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+15-20 To Strength (varies)

Great gloves for damage.

Option 2:
Dracul's Grasp
Vampirebone Gloves
Defense: 125-145 (Base Defense: 56-65)
Required Level: 76
Required Strength: 50
Durability: 14
+90-120% Enhanced Defense (varies)
+10-15 To Strength (varies)
+5-10 Life After Each Kill (varies)
25% Chance of Open Wounds
7-10% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)
5% Chance To Cast Level 10 Life Tap On Striking

These gloves are also great. They don't give you the damage that Steelrend
gives you, but they give you life steal, and that is very important.
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Belt
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Potions goes here.

Option 1:
Verdungo's Hearty Cord
Mithril Coil
Defense: 125-158 (Defense: 58-65)
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 106
Durability: 16
16 Boxes
+90-140% Enhanced Defense (varies)
10% Faster Hit Recovery
+30-40 To Vitality (varies)
Replenish Life +10-13 (varies)
+100-120 Maximum Stamina (varies)
Damage Reduced By 10-15% (varies)

There are not too many good belts, but this is one of the few that fits on a
WW Barb. If you get this, keep it!

Option 2:
Thundergod's Vigor
War Belt
Defense: 137-159 (varies)(Base Defense: 41-52)
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 110
Durability: 24
16 Boxes
+160-200% Enhanced Defense (varies)
Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
5% Chance To Cast Level 7 Fist Of The Heavens When Struck
+20 Lightning Absorb
10% To Maximum Lightning Resist
+20 To Strength
+20 To Vitality
+3 To Lightning Fury (Amazon Only)
+3 To Lightning Strike (Amazon Only)

Another, pretty belt. This one is good enough for you too.
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Boots
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Feet goes here.

Option 1:
Sandstorm Trek
Scarabshell Boots
Defense: 158-178 (varies)(Base Defense 56-65)
Required Level: 64
Required Strength: 91
Durability: 14
Assassin Kick Damage: 60-110
+140-170% Enhanced Defense (varies)
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+20% Faster Run/Walk
+ (1 Per Character Level) +1-99 Maximum Stamina (Based On Character Level)
+10-15 To Strength (varies)
+10-15 To Vitality (varies)
50% Slower Stamina Drain
Poison Resist +40-70% (varies)
Repairs 1 Durability In 20 Seconds

These give defense, faster run/walk, strength, vitality and resistance. What
more could you ask for?

Option 2:
Gore Rider
War Boots
Defense: 140-162 (varies)(Base Defense: 43-53)
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 94
Durability: 34
Assassin Kick Damage: 39-80
+160-200% Enhanced Defense (varies)
30% Faster Run/Walk
10% Chance Of Open Wounds
15% Chance Of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike
Requirements -25%
+20 Maximum Stamina

Another great pair of boots. Used by many.

Option 3:
War Traveler
Battle Boots
Defense: 120-139 (varies)(Base Defense: 39-47)
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 95
Durability: 48
Assassin Kick Damage: 37-64
+150-190% Enhanced Defense (varies)
25% Faster Run/Walk
+10 To Vitality
+10 To Strength
Adds 15-25 Damage
40% Slower Stamina Drain
Attacker Takes Damage Of 5-10 (varies)
30-50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (varies)

Yet, ANOTHER great pair of boots. Like belts, there are not too many good boots
out there, so it's a hard desicion.
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Amulet
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Not too many options here...

Option 1:
Mara's Kaleidoscope
Amulet
Required Level: 67
+2 To All Skills
All Resistances +20-30 (varies)
+5 To All Attributes

You didn't think I forget this cookie-cutter amulet, did you?

Option 2:
Any rare or crafted amulet with good mods is fine.
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Rings
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Not too many options here either...

Option 1:
Stone of Jordan
Ring
Required Level: 29
+1 To All Skills
Increase Maximum Mana 25%*
Adds 1-12 Lightning Damage
+20 To Mana

And

Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
+150-250 To Attack Rating (varies)
Adds 15-45 Cold Damage, 4 sec. Duration (Normal)
Cannot Be Frozen
+15-20 To Dexterity (varies)
+40 To Mana
Cold Absorb 20%

SoJ gives you +1 to all skills, and Raven Frost has the godlike Cannot Be
Frozen mod.

Option 2:
Any rare or crafted rings with nice mods are fine.
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////


///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
VII.    Equipment

    b. Way of the Axe
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
So, you wanna learn how to swing your axe, boy? It's not a easy path, that it
isn't...

Option 1:

Main hand:
Breath of the Dying
Runeword Vex + Hel + El + Eld + Zod + Eth
50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An Enemy
Indestructible
+60% Increased Attack Speed
+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)
+200% Damage To Undead
-25% Target Defense
+50 To Attack Rating
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
12-15% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)
Prevent Monster Heal
+30 To All Attributes
+1 To Light Radius
Requirements -20%

Second Hand:
Beast
Runeword Ber + Tir + Um + Mal + Lum
Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped
+40% Increased Attack Speed
+240-270% Enhanced Damage (varies)
20% Chance of Crushing Blow
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+3 To Werebear
+3 To Lycanthropy
Prevent Monster Heal
+25-40 To Strength (varies)
+10 To Energy
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
Level 13 Summon Grizzly (5 Charges)

This is the dual wield option for axes. Put them both into Berserker Axes.
Breath of the Dying gives you the damage, Beast gives you a lvl9 Fanaticism
aura, great combo.


Option 2:

Main hand:
Breath of the Dying
Runeword Vex + Hel + El + Eld + Zod + Eth
50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An Enemy
Indestructible
+60% Increased Attack Speed
+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)
+200% Damage To Undead
-25% Target Defense
+50 To Attack Rating
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
12-15% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)
Prevent Monster Heal
+30 To All Attributes
+1 To Light Radius
Requirements -20%

Second hand:
Dream
Runeword Io + Jah + Pul
10% Chance To Cast Level 15 Confuse When Struck
Level 15 Holy Shock Aura When Equipped
+20-30% Faster Hit Recovery (varies)
+30% Enhanced Defense
+150-220 Defense (varies)
+10 To Vitality
+50 To Life
+0.625-61.875 To Mana (Based On Character Level)
All Resistances +5-20 (varies)
12-25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (varies)

This one is a great setup too. Put Breath of the Dying in a Berserker axe and
Dream into a Ward shield. If you use this in combination with the dream helm,
you'll have yourself a lvl30 Holy Shock aura to aid you.
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VII.    Equipment

    c. Way of the Sword
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
The Way of the Sword is, if you ask me, one of the more ''cool'' looking builds
out there.

Choosing a good combo among swords is not a easy task. There are many swords
out there, just waiting for you...

I suggest you put any Sword runeword into a Colossus Blade. Any shield
runewords goes into a Ward shield.

Option 1:
Main Hand:
Breath of the Dying
Runeword Vex + Hel + El + Eld + Zod + Eth
50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An Enemy
Indestructible
+60% Increased Attack Speed
+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)
+200% Damage To Undead
-25% Target Defense
+50 To Attack Rating
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
12-15% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)
Prevent Monster Heal
+30 To All Attributes
+1 To Light Radius
Requirements -20%

Second hand:
Death
Runeword Hel + El + Vex + Ort + Gul
100% Chance To Cast Level 44 Chain Lightning When You Die
25% Chance To Cast Level 18 Glacial Spike On Attack
Indestructible
+300-385% Enhanced Damage (varies)*
20% Bonus To Attack Rating
+50 To Attack Rating
Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
50% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(0.5 per Character Level) 0.5-49.5% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
+1 To Light Radius
Level 22 Blood Golem (15 Charges)
Requirements -20%

This combo will give you quite some damage, no doubt about it. But, like I
said, there are MANY option when it comes to swords.


Option 2:
Main Hand:
Breath of the Dying
Runeword Vex + Hel + El + Eld + Zod + Eth
50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An Enemy
Indestructible
+60% Increased Attack Speed
+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)
+200% Damage To Undead
-25% Target Defense
+50 To Attack Rating
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
12-15% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)
Prevent Monster Heal
+30 To All Attributes
+1 To Light Radius
Requirements -20%

Second Hand:
Grief
Runeword Eth + Tir + Lo + Mal + Ral
35% Chance To Cast Level 15 Venom On Striking
+30-40% Increased Attack Speed (varies)
Damage +340-400 (varies)
Ignore Target's Defense
-25% Target Defense
+(1.875 per character level) 1.875-185.625% Damage To Demons (Based on
Character Level)
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
-20-25% To Enemy Poison Resistance (varies)
20% Deadly Strike
Prevent Monster Heal
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
+10-15 Life After Each Kill (varies)

This combo is also good for damage, and the Ignore Target's Defense and Prevent
Monster Heal mods just add up to it.


Option 3:
Main Hand:
Breath of the Dying
Runeword Vex + Hel + El + Eld + Zod + Eth
50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An Enemy
Indestructible
+60% Increased Attack Speed
+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)
+200% Damage To Undead
-25% Target Defense
+50 To Attack Rating
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
12-15% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)
Prevent Monster Heal
+30 To All Attributes
+1 To Light Radius
Requirements -20%

Second Hand:
Last wish
Runeword Jah + Mal + Jah + Sur + Jah + Ber
6% Chance To Cast Level 11 Fade When Struck
10% Chance To Cast Level 18 Life Tap On Striking
20% Chance To Cast Level 20 Charged Bolt On Attack
Level 17 Might Aura When Equipped
+330-375% Enhanced Damage (varies)
Ignore Target's Defense
60-70% Chance of Crushing Blow (varies)
Prevent Monster Heal
Hit Blinds Target
+(0.5 per character level) 0.5-49.5% Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on
Character Level)

Yet, another great combo. The lvl17 Might Aura from Last wish will certainly
boost your damage.


Option 4:
Main Hand:
Breath of the Dying
Runeword Vex + Hel + El + Eld + Zod + Eth
50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An Enemy
Indestructible
+60% Increased Attack Speed
+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)
+200% Damage To Undead
-25% Target Defense
+50 To Attack Rating
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
12-15% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)
Prevent Monster Heal
+30 To All Attributes
+1 To Light Radius
Requirements -20%

Second Hand:
Dream
Runeword Io + Jah + Pul
10% Chance To Cast Level 15 Confuse When Struck
Level 15 Holy Shock Aura When Equipped
+20-30% Faster Hit Recovery (varies)
+30% Enhanced Defense
+150-220 Defense (varies)
+10 To Vitality
+50 To Life
+0.625-61.875 To Mana (Based On Character Level)
All Resistances +5-20 (varies)
12-25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (varies)

Again, I suggest you use this in combination with the Dream helm.
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////


///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
VII.    Equipment

    d. Way of the Polearm
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
The Polearms has much longer range than the Axes and Swords, making your WW
much more efficient.

Put any Polearm runeword into a Great Poleaxe or a Giant Thresher.

Option 1:
Doom
Runeword Hel + Ohm + Um + Lo + Cham
5% Chance To Cast Level 18 Volcano On Striking
Level 12 Holy Freeze Aura When Equipped
+2 To All Skills
+45% Increased Attack Speed
+330-370% Enhanced Damage (varies)
-(40-60)% To Enemy Cold Resistance (varies)
20% Deadly Strike
25% Chance of Open Wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
Freezes Target +3
Requirements -20%

This one packs a bunch, and also gives you a Holt Freeze aura that will slow
down you enemies.


Option 2:
Destruction
Runeword Vex + Lo + Ber + Jah + Ko
23% Chance To Cast Level 12 Volcano On Striking
5% Chance To Cast Level 23 Molten Boulder On Striking
100% Chance To Cast level 45 Meteor When You Die
15% Chance To Cast Level 22 Nova On Attack
+350% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 100-180 Magic Damage
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
20% Chance Of Crushing Blow
20% Deadly Strike
Prevent Monster Heal
+10 To Dexterity

This one is not very weak either, and has the Ignore Target's Defense mod. And
that Magic Damage will aid you a little.


Option 3:
Infinity
Runeword Ber + Mal + Ber + Ist
50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Chain Lightning When You Kill An Enemy
Level 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped
+35% Faster Run/Walk
+255-325% Enhanced Damage (varies)
-(45-55)% To Enemy Lightning Resistance (varies)
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
0.5-49.5 To Vitality (Based on Character Level)
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30 Charges)

This one gives you a Conviction Aura and -45-55% To Enemy Lighting Resistance
so it's great to use in combination with the Dream helm.


Option 4:
Obedience
Runeword Hel + Ko + Thul + Eth + Fal
30% Chance To Cast Level 21 Enchant When You Kill An Enemy
40% Faster Hit Recovery
+370% Enhanced Damage
-25% Target Defense
Adds 3-14 Cold Damage 3 Second Duration (Normal)
-25% To Enemy Fire Resistance
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
+200-300 Defense (varies)
+10 To Strength
+10 To Dexterity
All Resistances +20-30 (varies)
Requirements -20%

Another, great weapon.


Option 5:
Breath of the Dying
Runeword Vex + Hel + El + Eld + Zod + Eth
50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An Enemy
Indestructible
+60% Increased Attack Speed
+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)
+200% Damage To Undead
-25% Target Defense
+50 To Attack Rating
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
12-15% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)
Prevent Monster Heal
+30 To All Attributes
+1 To Light Radius
Requirements -20%

You can't just forget about this runeword, can you? It's great for all
situations.
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///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
VII.    Equipment

    d. Way of the Mace
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
The Way of the Mace will grant you superb damage, yet it will lower your range.

Put all Mace runewords into Ogre Mauls or Thunder Mauls.


Option 1:
Breath of the Dying
Runeword Vex + Hel + El + Eld + Zod + Eth
50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An Enemy
Indestructible
+60% Increased Attack Speed
+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)
+200% Damage To Undead
-25% Target Defense
+50 To Attack Rating
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
12-15% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)
Prevent Monster Heal
+30 To All Attributes
+1 To Light Radius
Requirements -20%

Again, you can't forget this runeword. This will give what probably is one of
the highest damaging WW's in the game.


Option 2:
Hand of Justice
Runeword Sur + Cham + Amn + Lo
100% Chance To Cast Level 36 Blaze When You Level-Up
100% Chance To Cast Level 48 Meteor When You Die
Level 16 Holy Fire Aura When Equipped
+33% Increased Attack Speed
+280-330% Enhanced Damage (varies)
Ignore Target's Defense
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
-20% To Enemy Fire Resistance
20% Deadly Strike
Hit Blinds Target
Freezes Target +3

Great damage and a lvl16 Holy Fire aura which always is a bonus.


Option 3:
Phoenix
Runeword Vex + Vex + Lo + Jah
100% Chance To Cast level 40 Blaze When You Level-up
40% Chance To Cast Level 22 Firestorm On Striking
Level 10-15 Redemption Aura When Equipped (varies)
+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)
Ignores Target's Defense
14% Mana Stolen Per Hit
-28% To Enemy Fire Resistance
20% Deadly Strike
+350-400 Defense Vs. Missile (varies)
+15-21 Fire Absorb (varies)

Huge damage, Mana steal and Fire Absorb. Great.
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///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
VIII.   Mercenary
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Many WW Barb's(including me) prefer to play without a Merc. I will still give
you some tips on which Merc to choose.

The best Mercs for a WW Barb is, without a doubt, the Act 2 Mercs. They have
Paladin auras that will boost you and your whole party. The question is, which
aura is the best? Let's take a look...

Difficulty |Merc Style |Aura
Normal     |Combat     |Prayer
Normal     |Defense    |Defiance
Normal     |Offense    |Blessed Aim
Nightmare  |Combat     |Thorns
Nightmare  |Defense    |Holy Freeze
Nightmare  |Offense    |Might
Hell       |Combat     |Prayer
Hell       |Defense    |Defiance
Hell       |Offense    |Blessed Aim

Most people will quickly see the best choices. It stands between Blessed Aim,
Holy Freeze and Might. Which you choose dependes on what your WW Barb needs the
most. If you're having trouble hitting, go for Blessed Aim. If you think the
amount of monsters is to hard to handle, go for Holy Freeze. If you're not
having any of these problems, go for Might. Of course, it depends a little on
your own gear to. If you have the runeword Doom, you already have Holy Freeze,
so you don't need another one. I suggest you do like this: If you have problems
with hitting, hire a Merc with Blessed Aim and equip him with either the Doom
runeword or the Pride runeword. Doom will give him Holy Freeze, and Pride will
give him Concentration. If you think there's too many monsters, hire a Merc
with Holy Freeze and equip him with Pride.

More information on Mercs will be added in the next update.
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IX.     Tactics
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
The WW Barb is a easy to play character that doesn't take to much skill to
handle.

Preperations: Before going into any type of battle, make sure that you activate
Battle Command, Battle Orders and Shout IN THAT ORDER.

Normal monsters: For the normal monsters, the tactic is easy. Just select
Whirlwind as your right-click skill and right-click on the other side of the
monsters. You Barb will spin right through them. Make sure you don't click ON a
monster, because then the Barb will just spin to that monster and then stop.
You want him to spin through the monsters, right?

Physical Immunes: These bad boys can be easy as cake or the thoughest guys you
will ever face. The only fast way to take 'em down is with the use of Berserk
which converts all your physical damage to magical damage. If there's too many
of them, try to seperate them by running away so fast that only a few will
follow you.

Oblivion Knights: The worst enemy of the WW Barb is the Oblivion Knight. Why?
One Word(or one curse), IRON MAIDEN! That's right, these little baddies have
the ability to cast Iron Maiden. For those who don't know about it, it's a
curse which makes a part of your physical damage output return to YOU. And
almost all endgame WW Barb's does more damage than they have life. If you get
Iron Maiden on you while in a WW, you're dead. The WW will always continue to
the place where you clicked, no matter WHAT! Even if you lose all your HP, you
will not die untill the WW comes to an end. And with Iron Maiden on you, you
will lose all your HP long before that happens. Keep taking them down with
Berserk until all the mages(the one with glowing hands) are dead. Then you can
safely take the rest down with WW.

Bosses: The WW Barb is a real bosskiller, not many of them will be a problem.

Normal Act Bosses
Andariel: Andariel will be ass easy as ever. Just stock up on potions and keep
hitting her untill she's dead.
Duriel: Duriel might be a problem. You don't have your WW yet, and his brute
power will hurt. Just use the same tactic as you did with Andariel and he will
die... eventually...
Mephisto: Easy as cake! By now you might have your WW or you might not,
depending on how many of the quests you've done. Neither way, Mephisto will go
down in no time!
Diablo: Pretty easy too, just avoid his Red Lightning Hoze skill and you'll do
fine.
Baal's Minions: These guys might be a little hard on you. Especially the last
ones, Baal's Minions of Destruction. If you just can't finish them of, use this
trick, open a TP at Baal, lead the Minions away to the entrance of the level,
go up untill you reach the latest WP. Go to town and get in the TP from there.
Baal will think he's minions have been beaten and go into the portal and you
can follow him.
Baal: Not a big problem, his minions are actually harder to kill then he is.
Just keep hitting him with your weapon and he'll die.

Nightmare Act Bosses
Andariel: Same as on Normal.
Duriel: Duriel might be little harder now as he uses he's ''Holy Freeze''-like
aura, but he will still go down. And now you also have your WW...
Mephisto: Same as on Normal.
Diablo: Same as on Normal.
Baal's Minions: Same as on Normal.
Baal: Same as on Normal.

Hell Act Bosses
use the same tactics as you did on Normal and Nightmare and they will be no
problem.
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X.      Leveling
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Just follow the story and do all the quests and you should be high enough level
most of the time. If you're not, go back and repeat a quest or Boss untill you
get a little stronger, then see if you are strong enough to complete what you
could not do before.
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////


///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
XI.     Contact Me
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
My name on Gamefaqs.com is Syntax_Error94. You may contact me there or on my
MSN, Mazza164@hotmail.com.
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////


///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
XII.    Thanks to
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Blizzard, for creating this wondeful game.

Battle.net/diablo2exp, for providing me with facts about monsters and items.

Gamefaqs.com, for giving me the ability to share my knowledge.

AceOfSpadezz, Kirbix and IR0NMA1DEN, for writing great Diablo II FAQs that have
helped me alot and inspiring me to write my own Diablo II FAQ.
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////


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