You forgot 2H, which is also pretty common and had an entire tree dedicated to it when there were trees at the start.
So make a poll:
What gear will you use to fight?
- Dual Wield 1H Weapons
- 2H Weapon
- 1H Weapon and Shield
Also it depends on the mechanics, if the block will stunlock me like it did in D1 then I wont wear a shield. But generally I go for a 1H Weapon and Shield and after that I go for Dual Wield, I never liked 2H much.
There we go Thank you for the nice suggestion, Air And remember to tell us why do you go for your personal favourite build, guys I think I will go with Dual Wield 1H weapons, cause 1H Weapon and a Shield never did much for me later in the game and the barb will always be about attacking so the bigger the damage I deal the better Two maces of the very fast ones for the win, haha
Don´t really know why, must have grown on me.
In Diablo 1, the first game I ever played, the warrior always started with a 1h weapon with a shield. And it was my favourite class. I figured that a 2h weapons wasn´ worth the loss of armor (Because I died a lot faster.).
And back then there wasn't dual wield.
With Diablo 2 I also started with the paladin and took the shield thing right away.
When I discovered dual wielding however I sometimes did that instead because I liked the speed.
never liked shields on barbarians... its a barbarian, they dont need shields.
prefer the 2h look though. nothing like a huge mass of muscle with an equally huge sword/axe/mace in his hands jumping down from a ledge to smash the poo out of some beasties while shouting some crazy warcrys.
2H Weapons , specially Mauls. In most RPGs, a character using a maul to fight looks strange and ackward, but not in Diablo's Barbarian. So i pick 2H because the barbarian looks more unique this way. But Axes and poliarms is also a good pick.
Duel for the win, sword and shield is for panzies.
assuming its worth it of course, if I find myself with two 1 handed weapons that do 50 damage, and a big pole arm that does 500 damage, il take the big one ^.^ and respec my barbarians duel wield skills.
- 10 points to everyone who said 2 handed weapons simply because of the look, never mind the sick damage you will be dealing XD
Depends on how well the animation are done in the final game.
Take Dragon Age. I like 2 handed weapons but the animations are so horrid I never use them. If it looks or feels bad, I won't use it even if its mile better than other options.
Also depends on the game mechanics... how useful is a shield? Is the difference in damage that huge?
How can anyone have their mind set on such a question at this time is beyond me, unless you -really- have a known preference for a style. And my only preference is one weapon (preferably a sword), alone, nothing in the other hand. You heard me.
hmmm will we have two different weapon sets like in d2?
I usually ended up with both a 2 hander and a dual wield set. leaning more towards the dual wielding tho
i like the sword and shield combo but not on a barb im hoping our fifth will have a build for that
2 handed is king imo. Dual wield is just too ridiculous for my taste, they never manage to make it look convincing (that's probably because it's also unrealistic, but I digress). And sword and shield is for pansies
However, that's just my preference. I'll probably just pick whatever works best. Since I'll be playing mostly hardcore, I reckon it's gonna be weapon and shield.
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