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    Default Dwarven Occult Slayer - Pure Barbarian Build

    This is not a particularly complicated build, but I decided to post it for inquisitor's convenience. I must duly credit Eth for the inspiration behind the concept: This build takes full advantage of the Occult Slayer capstone, which grants your CON score as Spell Resistance.



    Please note - This was taken with all buffs available to me, cookies, Primal Scream and Serenity. A more realistic high-end SR would be 68 to 74.




    STATS w/ +5 Tomes
    STR 17 +1 Lvl-up for Overwhelming Critical STR23
    DEX 13 So you can take iTWF @ Lvl15
    CON 20 +6 Lvl-ups
    INT 08
    WIS 08
    CHA 08


    FEATS
    1. Power Attack
    3. Cleave
    6. Great Cleave
    9. IC: Bludgeoning
    12. Two Weapon Fighting
    15. Improved Two Weapon Fighting
    18. Greater Two Weapon Fighting


    21. Overwhelming Critical
    24. Essentially a free feat. I take Great Constitution.
    26. Perfect TWF
    27. Blinding Speed
    28. Forced Escape


    Enhancements





    ED & Twists
    I like to stay in Legendary Dreadnought, even in raids. My twists tend to vary quite a bit depending on the task:
    Fall of Truth - 1. Grim's Precision 2. Primal Scream 3. Brace for Impact
    CITW - 1. Purity of Essence 2. Primal Scream 3. Brace for Impact
    EEWGU - 1. Purity of Essence 2. Serenity 3. Brace for Impact

    And this is how I make up my Legendary Dreadnought tree: http://gyazo.com/672b4798d92cd26a5154b685a6d4dd1a.png


    Gear
    Dual-wield Mornh, Hammer of the Mountain.
    Gear make up is usually so personal player-to-player I won't give a specific gear list unless requested. Though I will say that most of the build's DPS comes from crits, so Flawless Black Dragon armour is very beneficial.


    Build in practice
    EE FOT video - http://youtu.be/zH3nM022dYc
    EE WGU solo & video - https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...Barbarian-Solo - http://youtu.be/mxldMqPG9ew

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    I was just thinking about a CON-based dwarven OS the other day; nice to see someone put it in action. Since you're using dual Mornhs, can you get your DCs high enough to make Stunning Blow effective? What're your final stats?
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    Quote Originally Posted by unbongwah View Post
    can you get your DCs high enough to make Stunning Blow effective?
    he does not have the feat

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    Yeah, I don't bother with Stunning Blow. STR doesn't get anywhere near high enough for EE and Anvil of Thunder/Ear Smash do the trick well enough that I can't really say I miss Stunning Blow.

    Here are my end stats: http://gyazo.com/6f080ca44ba31adee24aeb57b7fc13f1.png

    I did have a +2 ability pot and an Infernal Power cookie running in that screenshot. Along with Greater Heroism and full Ship Buffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imTonE View Post
    Yeah, I don't bother with Stunning Blow. STR doesn't get anywhere near high enough for EE and Anvil of Thunder/Ear Smash do the trick well enough that I can't really say I miss Stunning Blow.

    Here are my end stats: http://gyazo.com/6f080ca44ba31adee24aeb57b7fc13f1.png

    I did have a +2 ability pot and an Infernal Power cookie running in that screenshot. Along with Greater Heroism and full Ship Buffs.
    lol, all your stats are odd. Get a litany.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eth View Post
    lol, all your stats are odd. Get a litany.
    Nah, I'll just downgrade all of our ship buffs to the Minor +1 versions instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cru121 View Post
    he does not have the feat
    Sorry, incomplete thought - I was gonna suggest swapping Great CON for S.Blow if he could get DCs high enough.
    Quote Originally Posted by imTonE View Post
    Yeah, I don't bother with Stunning Blow. STR doesn't get anywhere near high enough for EE and Anvil of Thunder/Ear Smash do the trick well enough that I can't really say I miss Stunning Blow.
    In that case, I'm surprised you don't have Sense Weakness twisted in like so many other melee builds. Also, does Serenity (+9 SR) stack with what you've got?
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    I foresee lots of dead barbarians trying to make this work in near future.

    I was gonna ask you why no LW in that WGU video, guess that 1 crit multi doesn't provide enough dps to be worth it in rotation and you get more use of 1 con.

    Is Forced escape for those times when SR stops working like you said or is there any particular effect that it's needed for ?

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    Can you use forced escape while barbarian raged?
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    Quote Originally Posted by unbongwah View Post
    In that case, I'm surprised you don't have Sense Weakness twisted in like so many other melee builds. Also, does Serenity (+9 SR) stack with what you've got?
    Sense weakness is another good twist. I made the decision to twist it out recently... Healing amp and fortification bypass are two things which have very limited options when it comes to raising them. I do miss sense weakness, but the extra damage you get vs. helpless mobs while action boosting in LD makes the loss easier to justify.

    Serenity is a +9 stacking SR bonus. Conventional SR items do not stack with occult slayer capstone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Encair View Post
    I foresee lots of dead barbarians trying to make this work in near future.

    I was gonna ask you why no LW in that WGU video, guess that 1 crit multi doesn't provide enough dps to be worth it in rotation and you get more use of 1 con.

    Is Forced escape for those times when SR stops working like you said or is there any particular effect that it's needed for ?
    The +1 CON is mainly because of the needed points spent prerequisite (4 AP) for tier 2 LD abilities. I'd most likely take Lay Waste over +1 CON if it were possible. But yes, you're right, with 4 cleaves in rotation already my eyes are in hotbar overtime. Plus I'd never knock anything down with my STR score, and that's what gives Lay Waste its biggest appeal in my opinion, as it's a hard ability to spam, given its nature.

    Forced escape is there for the times my SR stops working, I get webbed for some reason, or if I get physically stunned etc.


    Quote Originally Posted by Aviya View Post
    Can you use forced escape while barbarian raged?
    Surprisingly, yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Encair View Post
    I foresee lots of dead barbarians trying to make this work in near future.
    Nah. People either want to build for umd or they won't bother. If they hate dealing with pots, they will never get past low levels.
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    What do you do for self healing? Silver Flame pots?
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    Quote Originally Posted by imTonE View Post
    Anvil of Thunder/Ear Smash do the trick well enough that I can't really say I miss Stunning Blow.
    Anvil of Thunder only stuns on a crit... It's much worse than Stunning Blow. Ear Smash doesn't stun at all (although very good against enemy casters, doesn't do anything against enemy melee)

    I'd love to get the Spell Resistance from Occult Slayer, but I just can't give up Stunning Blow and Trip and the 2 fighter splash...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrudh View Post
    Anvil of Thunder only stuns on a crit... It's much worse than Stunning Blow. Ear Smash doesn't stun at all (although very good against enemy casters, doesn't do anything against enemy melee)

    I'd love to get the Spell Resistance from Occult Slayer, but I just can't give up Stunning Blow and Trip and the 2 fighter splash...
    Seems to he with what he has listed with 24 as a free feat you can slot in Stunning Blow. And replace it with any of the TWF feats to get it earlier and just delay finishing up the TWF line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrudh View Post
    Ear Smash doesn't stun at all (although very good against enemy casters, doesn't do anything against enemy melee)
    I'll assume he means ear smash together with its upgrade, namely knockout. That works on everything that isn't red or purple named without allowing a safe and depending on the mob's going to sleep and waking up animations the duration can sometimes be compared to a stun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrudh View Post
    Anvil of Thunder only stuns on a crit... It's much worse than Stunning Blow. Ear Smash doesn't stun at all (although very good against enemy casters, doesn't do anything against enemy melee)

    I'd love to get the Spell Resistance from Occult Slayer, but I just can't give up Stunning Blow and Trip and the 2 fighter splash...
    Have you tried them?

    Anvil of Thunder gets offhand attacks - with Mornhs you get 30% chance to crit per hand, which is roughly a successful stun every 2nd time you use it.
    And it can stun absolutely EVERYTHING (e.g. living constructs, wood woads, elementals, golems, whisps) as long as it's not red named.

    Ears smash - see post above mine (it also makes mobs helpless).
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    Oh excellent you posted it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Encair View Post
    I foresee lots of dead barbarians trying to make this work in near future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imTonE View Post
    Nah, I'll just downgrade all of our ship buffs to the Minor +1 versions instead.
    lol

    In that other thread re gear someone said about a drow hammer or am I misremembering? My chances of getting and upgrading 2x Mornh's in the near future are slim although as least I have 1. Suggested alternatives?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeliCat View Post
    In that other thread re gear someone said about a drow hammer or am I misremembering? My chances of getting and upgrading 2x Mornh's in the near future are slim although as least I have 1. Suggested alternatives?
    Sadly warhammers are really limited in this game. If you only have 1xMornh, then the Drow hammer is the next best for offhand.
    After that it's already Cormyrian Warhammers and Alchemicals. I could also mention the Hammer of the leaden Clouds but that weapon is just bad.

    However if you don't want to use Mornh you can spec this build for picks (dual deathnips) or axes.

    (or spec for axes and use hammers without noticing until you cap, lol)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eth View Post
    Sadly warhammers are really limited in this game. If you only have 1xMornh, then the Drow hammer is the next best for offhand.
    After that it's already Cormyrian Warhammers and Alchemicals. I could also mention the Hammer of the leaden Clouds but that weapon is just bad.

    However if you don't want to use Mornh you can spec this build for picks (dual deathnips) or axes.

    (or spec for axes and use hammers without noticing until you cap, lol)
    Dual Deathnips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeliCat View Post
    >.>
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    The above is me joking around btw since I had a question on it. It's pretending to glance to the right, glance to the left then glance to the right again. It's meant to indicate that I don't want to meet your eyes to try to hide that, yes, I am going to be exactly what Encair suggested... one of those players dying a lot attempting this barbarian build Just me joking around. No rudeness intended. I was poking fun at myself. Great to watch imTonE's youtube in the achievements thread as to how to play this.

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