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    The Mad Multiclasser Failedlegend's Avatar
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    Default Need help making a Barb tougher

    Hey all as part of a Static Duo group (the other is a Halfling Mech/DWS) we need to beef up this guys survivability somewhat were open to multi-classing were willing to go as low as 11Levels of Barb (for greater rage) but preferably a light splash. Also no S&B as the player (my gamer girl) wants to "hit things with a big sword" and already has 2 S&B types anyway.

    So that said here's the current build...any suggestions? (currently im thinking Barb12/Fighter6/Rogue2)

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    Human Barbarian20
    Str 18 (Lvl-ups here)
    Con 18
    
    H Stunning Blow
    1 Power Attack
    3 Cleave
    6 Greater Cleave
    9 IC: Slashing
    12 Improved Sunder
    15 THF
    18 ITHF
    ED Fury of the Wild
    21 Overwhelming Critical
    24 GTHF
    
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    I would take 1 point out of STR and CON (17 each) and put the points in to INT for skills (all my toons have at least 12 starting INT for this reason), speaking of skills add in some Jump too (up to about rank 10) pots are dirt cheap to buy for a boost plus if you get somebody with the spell they will cap out your jump skill and you will have it boosts anyway by your STR score.

    My current Barb life is 11 Barb, 7 Bard and 2 Rogue now yes this is an odd mixture since you can't cast spells while Raged but 7 levels of Bard grants Blur and Displacement which I use constantly for big fights and that alone makes me last a lot longer, now it only lasts 42 seconds but that is a long time in a frantic fight . You could go 12 Barb, 7 Bard and 1 Rogue but your trapping skills would lose out.

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    PS - The above is probably far from optimal but I have found it a rather fun life.

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    I do love me some Bardbarian but unfortunately thats not the goal of this build..the goal is a tougher barbarian w/o losing the feel of a big brute smashing things with a big club (or sword, etc.)
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    If there's any way you can get an item to give you some SP, and possibly some +Devotion spellpower, then try twisting in Rejuvenation Cocoon. It is enormously useful, and it's a tier 1 ability and thus easy to unlock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qaliya View Post
    If there's any way you can get an item to give you some SP, and possibly some +Devotion spellpower, then try twisting in Rejuvenation Cocoon. It is enormously useful, and it's a tier 1 ability and thus easy to unlock.
    I'm sure there is but that isn't until Epic I'm looking for a build that will be relatively survivable from Lvl 7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Failedlegend View Post
    I'm sure there is but that isn't until Epic I'm looking for a build that will be relatively survivable from Lvl 7
    Have you considered changing races to use the dragonmarks?
    Also, now i'm wondering if you can use dragonmarks while raged?

    but halfing dragonmark would give plenty of healing at the cost of 2 strength, 16/10/18/8/8/8
    also, halfing splashing 3/6 ranger with twf would be really good, 16/16/16/8/8/8, giving tempest and deepwood sniper trees (twf and self healing synergies). Instead of beating things up with one big sword, they can use two bigswords? which look extra big on a halfling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Failedlegend View Post
    I'm sure there is but that isn't until Epic I'm looking for a build that will be relatively survivable from Lvl 7
    Cove trinket that gives the stoneskin guard. Craft life shield and invulnerability onto armor. Craft Body feeder of vengence onto Falchion. Get a shield spell clickie. Use uncanny dodge as often as possible.

    That is it for my two cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoner81 View Post
    ...
    My current Barb life is 11 Barb, 7 Bard and 2 Rogue now yes this is an odd mixture since you can't cast spells while Raged but 7 levels of Bard grants Blur and Displacement which I use constantly for big fights and that alone makes me last a lot longer, now it only lasts 42 seconds but that is a long time in a frantic fight . You could go 12 Barb, 7 Bard and 1 Rogue but your trapping skills would lose out...
    Displacement clickies from greensteel, perma blur.

    Twist in as much dodge as you can for raids or quests with a lot of adds, also get a nice high dodge item +8% or more.

    Ghostly
    Blur
    Displacement
    At least 14 Dodge

    Will make you a lot harder to kill
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