Anyone else gunna go as a sword and shield barb like me? I like the idea of having a good defense with the shield, but still a formidable offense. For me duel wielding isnt my thing, so just wondering who is gunna use a shield and sword combo?
I'll probably play with a huge Two-Handed Hammer/Axe =D when I play the Barbarian..
Although I think I might finish the game with the Wizard first, such awesome spells =P
In Knights of the Old Republic I and II, my main character always wielded just 1 saber two-handed, but boy was it powerful, nobody could hit me and I could hit everyone with the Dexterity bonus.
But on first versions I played as a dual-wielding Sentinel Jedi =)
Dual wield? yeah never been one in d2. I had one sword barb in LOD.. mostly went 2h with that all the time.. Same goes to my other sword barbs that I had in Classic. Only before LOD my sword barb always used a shield because back then Swords 2h damage was a lot lower than what it is after LOD.
Anyways 2h Polearm weapon has always been one of my favorties.. they look so cool.
Well, Barb is my fav class.. I really like the skills for the battlemaster (1 hander and shield) But, I'm a huge WW fan.. so I will probably steer in the 2hander direction. (Since thats the tree its in.) But, I'm definitely going to experiment.
While the Barb isnt my favorite class i will play it since i just want to experience the game with all the characters. So most likely ill either do a mix of the trees or just go sword and shield and dual wield. You know just in case i find an awesome pair of axes or swords that would look amazing if dual wielded.
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I'll be doing a weapon and shield, probably not sword, though. I don't know if D3 will have weapon specialization too much so maybe I wouldn't have to worry about that... I'd prefer flails but they usually suck in Diablo games for some reason.
Well in D2 one of my favorite characters was a 2h axe barb but I think in D3 I'll make my first barb dual wield. I like the idea of using two different types of weapons at once(ex. 1h axe w/1h sword) and it looks like the masteries will be more suited for that in D3.
This may seem like a silly question but i need to clarify something, what is the difference between a 2 handed wielder and a duel weapon wielder? does 2 swords (instead of 2 handed) = weaker damage but faster attack speed or something? because in D2 i found not much point being a duel wielder but a 2 handed, because with 2 swords/axes... you don't attack with both weapons simultaneously it's one at a time so i went 2 hander to deal more damage.
BTW sword and shield is a good way to go
I think you hit the nail on the head, dual wield is faster attack but less damage.
I like the idea of a sword and shield barb, but I also like 2 handed weapons just because it makes me feel like i can really get some ownage on some fou monsters. Paow!
it all depends on the damage bonuses that the weapons give... if a find a shield worthy enough and with allot of def.. than probably ill go with sword+shield.. if on the other hand i find a pair of good 1h weapons than dual wield..not a big fan of 2h weps.