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MY DUAL CLAW AUTO-ATTACKER BERSEKER BUILD
TABLE OF CONTENT:
1 - SKILLS
2 - SKILLS ANALYSIS
3 - LEVELING
4 - ROTATION
5 - HOTKEYS
6 - STATS
7 - SPELLS
8 - PET SPELLS
9 - TIP
10 - BEST-IN-SLOT ITENS
11 - BEST SOCKETS
12 - ENCHANTING
1 - SKILLS:
Blood Hunger 15
Shatter Storm 1
Rage Retaliation 11
Shadow Burst 15
Battle Standart 15
Shred Armor 15
Red Wolf 15
SKILL POINTS LEFT: 3
You can use these points to increase rage retaliation or frenzy mastery
2 - SKILLS ANALYSIS:
Howl is a great buff/debuff. Every berseker build should maximise it.
At late game we'll fill the charge bar very quickly, so most of the time the berseker's auto-attacks will be critical. This makes blood hunger a valuable source of healing and Red Wolf a nice skill.
Executioner is very important for an auto attack build with dual weapons.
One point in rampage is enough to trigger it ocasionally.
Stormclaw helps hitting multiple targets, one point is enough.
Iceshield is a great defensive buff against ranged and spellcasters, at level 10 it grants 100% reflection.
Shatter Storm is a great crowd control even with a single point.
At level 11, rage retaliation has no cooldown, which means that for each attacker, every one second their attacks will be retaliated, and it also works against ranged attackers. It's a great skill at level 11.
Shadow Burst is the main source of healing. This skill is extremely important to keep you alive.
Battle standart has a great buff in an area. It's a must.
Shred Armor is one of the best passive skills bersekers have.
WHY NOT Battle Rage?
1 - The physical damage reduction is just for physical damage, which is not the biggest bersekers' problem, and at late game with the right sockets and equipment we'll reach 70% or 75% damage reduction.
2 - The bonus damage is not that great at late game, it's equivalent to +20 str for each monster hit, and at late game with the right enchantments we'll reach at least 1000 str. Also, the worst bosses comes alone.
3 - each skill added to the rotation of skills exponentially reduces the rotation effectiveness
WHY NOT Shadow Bind?
1 - extra damage from criticals are not transfered. This build relies in criticals.
2 - each skill added to the rotation of skills exponentially reduces the rotation effectiveness
3 - LEVELING:
As soon as possible, take the skill point form eviscerate and put it at shadow burst.
1 - getting level 1 of any skill
2 - increasing the level of active skills while you feel confortable about mana
3 - increasing the level of blood hunger, executioner and shred armor
4 - spend points as you wish
It really helps to have another char some levels above your berseker and level them simultaneously, so you can farm better equipment, specially claws, for your berseker. It's needed only if you're playing elite with this berseker build.
When at new game +, you'll really need to farm 9 to 10 riechliu and 10 to 11 limoany before going to new game ++. Research the metods to farm the phase beast challenge "avoid the lava" for riechliu and "protect the crystals" for limoany.
4 - ROTATION:
1 - before going to battle, stormclaw
2 - shadow burst to geat near your enemies
3 - battle standart
4 - howl
5 - iceshield if there are ranged or spellcasters near
6 - auto-attack for 10 to 13 seconds. If your HP goes low during that, shadow burst only until you recover some HP, then return to auto-attack. After 10 to 13 seconds, return to 1 if stormclaw is down, or return to 2 if you are far from enemies, or return to 3 if your last battle standart is far away, or return to 4.
5 - HOTKEYS:
I like to put Dervish, pet food, potions and Stormclaw at the bar, so I can easily cast them (it also helps remembering to cast them). At the right click I rotate between skills using the hotkeys F1 (shadow burst), F2 (battle standart), F3 (howl) and F4 (iceshield). The left click is for auto-attack, movimentation and picking up itens.
6 - STATS:
Every level, put 4 points in STR and 1 point in DEX.
STR is the main atribute, it increases physical damage and critical damage.
DEX is useful for dodge chance, flumble recovery and to increase critical chance while the charge bar is not full. Also required to use Draketalon set.
FOCUS is useful for execute chance, but at late game with the right equipment, some enchantments and the skill executioner, we'll reach the execute cap.
VIT slightly increases HP. We don't need VIT, we'll increase our HP with sockets.
7 - SPELLS:
Dual Wielding VI
Weapon Expertise VI
Armor Expertise VI
8 - PET SPELLS:
Heal All VI
Animal Handling VI
9 - TIP:
1 - Keep any VENDOR BOON SCROLL to use it only when you have a lot of money (at least 700000 gold) and at an area level 100 or more (like Tarroch's Tomb at new game +). Then you may have the chance to buy many best-in-slot itens.
2 - Use a town portal at the beginning of each dungeon before adventuring in it.
3 - Don't be surprised if you die a lot of times. It's ELITE difficulty.
If you're dying to much on a boss, grind before facing him again. Explore all the map, do other dungeons, so you can gain some levels and find some items. If it was not enough, re-roll your map starting a lan or internet game with this option active, and grind some more.
10 - BEST-IN-SLOT ITENS:
I really like the netherrealm claws for their extra sockets, but you can use any legendary claw you find.
Armor and trinckets:
Draketalon set with Harbinger shoes.
11 - BEST SOCKETS:
if you're using the netherrealm claws, for each claw you should use 1 rambren, 2 vellinque and 1 giant ice ember (to trigger shatter storm).
If you're not using the netherrealm claws, for each claw you should use 1 rambren, 1 giant ice ember if the claw doesn't have ice damage, and the rest of the sockets fill with vellinque.
adding extra sockets to itens with less than 2 sockets, we'll have 20 sockets. With the draketalon helmet, we'll have 20% damage reduction. So we'll need 10 skulls of limoany to get 70% damage reduction or 11 skulls of limoany to get 75% damage reduction (the cap damage reduction). Fill the rest with riechliu.
12 - ENCHANTING:
With Boris the stout, enchant your itens until you get at least 291 DEX and 1000 STR. Try to get the most DEX as possible from enchantmens in yours Harbingers trinckets, to be able to use the draketalon equipment. If there's any enchantment slot left, use it to increase your FOCUS. Do NOT spend enchantment slots with VIT. After that search for Karzoki the All-Powerful and give each of your itens any random fourth enchantment. You'll need at least 10 million gold to get all enchantments you need.
THANKS FOR THE ATTENTION AND SORY FOR MY ENGLISH FLUENCY
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I had to change this up due to it not working in New Game, this still isn't the way it should be, I hope to have the final version ready by tonight. Or you can just get my Fish Vendor MOD.
Edit: No good, I can't seem to make this work the way I want it to without bugs. I'm moving on because I have other ideas to play with, and I suppose I could actually play the game.