Patriarch FluffyKitten - A PvP Barb

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Patriarch FluffyKitten - A PvP Barb

Whats in a name?

Well, in PvP the name of your character shows how tough, aggressive and cool you are in order to intimidate the shorts off of your opponent before they even make it onto the moor. FluffyKitten. Need I say more?
You moor dwellers had better start looking for your shorts now. :crazyeyes:

I recommend special precautions with duct tape or crazy glue before we actually meet as no one wants to see your shorts fluttering across your neighbor's porch.

Character - FluffyKitten
Level 94
Build: BvC

Skills:
Whirlwind - 20
Leap - 20
Axe Mastery - 20
Battle Orders - 20
Natural Resistance - 10
Increased Speed - 5
Berserk - 1
Pre-req's - Rest

Stats:
Strength - 48 (138) (Required strength charms until level 94 where Enigma gives 70 strength)
Dexterity - 20 (80)
Vitality - 487
Energy - Say what?!

LCS


Life total in Baal running mode: ~5.4->6.1k (varying as I gained levels and replaced strength charms with life charms)
Base life in PvP gear: 2923
After BO: 6737 (Missed my target of 7k, but I have a number of charms that I could improve so 7k is not unreachable)
Life after prebuff.
Life after proper prebuff.
Is that not enough for you? Then look no further than here:
Life after hax.
Still not enough? Man, you're insatiable.
Life after double hax.
Do you really think there's more?
My one druid only had level 1 oak sage, but luckily I had a leftover 1.07 hell-forge mule that had happened to have done Normal and Nightmare ancients in 1.07 and was level 42. This was the perfect level for equiping 10 trainer charms and some other low level +skill gear although I could have done a fair bit better with a high level druid. I spent 20 skill points in oak sage and enough strength to equip the plus to skill gear so if he ever becomes a character his build will need to have 20 oak sage and at least 58 strength. :D

End result:
Level 52 BO (cast using wolfhowl so only +3 to BO there. Needed to stick in a -requirements jewel in order to equip it and needed the dexterity from this and a warcry charm to keep using HoTO. Sill looking for a +6 BO helm for 55 BO)
Level 39 Oak sage (could have been higher with a druid above level 42 :p)
Level 18 werewolf and 19 lycanthopy via wolfhowl. (I forgot to take off my +3 warcry amulet while casting this so it could have been higher too)

18182 life. Sick.
Notice how 18181.8 rounds to 18182. :D

Gear:
Mostly a standard BvC but with an unusual duel Grief's as I don't yet have the benefit of a Beast.
With my stats favoring vitality so heavily I have mostly geared myself into a corner. No possibility of Widowmaker or BerBer CoA. :tongue:
Code:
Arreat's Face
Slayer Guard
'Um'
Defense: 329
Durability: 51 of 55
(Barbarian Only)
Required Strength: 118
Required Level: 47
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0xaa297e6
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
+172% Enhanced Defense
All Resistances +45
6% Life stolen per hit
+2 to Barbarian Skill Levels
30% Faster Hit Recovery
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
+2 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
Socketed (1: 1 used)

Highlord's Wrath
Amulet
Required Level: 65
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 97
Fingerprint: 0xdb67dd58
Lightning Resist +35%
Adds 1-30 lightning damage
20% Increased Attack Speed
+1 to All Skill Levels
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15
35% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)

Grief
Berserker Axe
'EthTirLoMalRal'
One-Hand Damage: 36 to 159
Required Dexterity: 49
Required Strength: 128
Required Level: 64
Axe Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
Indestructible
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x6221abae
Adds 5-30 fire damage
+14 Life after each Kill
40% Increased Attack Speed
Adds +390 Damage
Ignore Target Defense
-25% Target Defense
Prevent Monster Heal
+2 to Mana After Each Kill
20% Deadly Strike
35% Chance to cast Level 15 Venom on striking
176% Damage to Demons (Based on Character Level)
-24% to Enemy Poison Resistance
Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (5: 5 used)

Grief
Superior Berserker Axe
'EthTirLoMalRal'
One-Hand Damage: 36 to 159
Required Dexterity: 49
Required Strength: 128
Required Level: 64
Axe Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
Indestructible
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x6da99ad3
+2 to Attack Rating
Adds 5-30 fire damage
+13 Life after each Kill
40% Increased Attack Speed
Adds +353 Damage
Ignore Target Defense
-25% Target Defense
Prevent Monster Heal
+2 to Mana After Each Kill
20% Deadly Strike
35% Chance to cast Level 15 Venom on striking
176% Damage to Demons (Based on Character Level)
-21% to Enemy Poison Resistance
Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (5: 5 used)

Call to Arms
War Scepter
'AmnRalMalIstOhm'
One-Hand Damage: 35 to 60
Durability: 70 of 70
Required Strength: 55
Required Level: 57
Mace Class - Fastest Attack Speed
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 54
Fingerprint: 0x114754ae
GUID: 0xbca52e2e 0x76495a2a 0x0
+253% Enhanced Damage
Adds 5-30 fire damage
7% Life stolen per hit
Replenish Life +12
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
40% Increased Attack Speed
+11 to Battle Cry
+15 to Battle Orders
+16 to Battle Command
+2 to Vengeance (Paladin Only)
+2 to Holy Shock (Paladin Only)
+1 to Holy Shield (Paladin Only)
Prevent Monster Heal
150% Damage to Undead
+2 to All Skill Levels
Socketed (5: 5 used)

Heart of the Oak
Flail
'KoVexPulThul'
One-Hand Damage: 1 to 24
Durability: 30 of 30
Required Dexterity: 35
Required Strength: 41
Required Level: 55
Mace Class - Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xae9e378a
+10 to Dexterity
All Resistances +30
Adds 3-14 cold damage over 3 seconds
7% Mana stolen per hit
Replenish Life +20
Increase Maximum Mana 15%
40% Faster Cast Rate
75% Damage to Demons
150% Damage to Undead
+100 to Attack Rating against Demons
+3 to All Skill Levels
Level 4 Oak Sage (25/25 Charges)
Level 14 Raven (60/60 Charges)
Socketed (4: 4 used)

Enigma
Light Plate
'JahIthBer'
Defense: 857
Durability: 52 of 60
Required Strength: 41
Required Level: 65
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xcc8725f5
+750 Defense
Damage Reduced by 8%
Increase Maximum Life 5%
+14 Life after each Kill
45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 to Teleport
15% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
+2 to All Skill Levels
+70 to Strength (Based on Character Level)
94% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
Socketed (3: 3 used)

Trang-Oul's Claws
Heavy Bracers
Defense: 74
Durability: 8 of 16
Required Strength: 58
Required Level: 45
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 75
Fingerprint: 0x5d1da035
+30 Defense
Cold Resist +30%
20% Faster Cast Rate
+2 to Curses (Necromancer Only)
+25% to Poison Skill Damage

Arachnid Mesh
Spiderweb Sash
Defense: 124
Durability: 9 of 12
Required Strength: 50
Required Level: 80
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0xf737d1b8
+97% Enhanced Defense
Increase Maximum Mana 5%
20% Faster Cast Rate
+1 to All Skill Levels
Slows Target by 10%
Level 3 Venom (7/11 Charges)

Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 90
Fingerprint: 0xda64e942
+20 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
+243 to Attack Rating
Adds 15-45 cold damage over 4 seconds
20% Cold Absorb
Cannot Be Frozen

Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 88
Fingerprint: 0x632b5c3d
+20 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
+238 to Attack Rating
Adds 15-45 cold damage over 4 seconds
20% Cold Absorb
Cannot Be Frozen

Wraith Stalker
Chain Boots
Defense: 14
Durability: 12 of 16
Required Strength: 30
Required Level: 29
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 80
Fingerprint: 0x93a118f5
+49% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +36%
Lightning Resist +14%
18% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
30% Faster Run/Walk
10% Faster Hit Recovery

If this looks to you like it has no mana leach you are correct. For questing and leveling I used a 1.07 M'avina's Tenet for its 40% faster run/walk and 14% mana leach and gore riders for more deadly strike, open wounds and the all important crushing blow instead of Arach and rare boots respectively.

Low life leach was also a problem when facing high damage monsters such as Llister as I could survive for a long time with my high life but the red would slowly but surely slip away. Halfway through level 93 I came up with the idea of swapping in Dracul's while Baal running by myself (I needed the FCR on trang's while teleporting for MP Baals) and with the extra leach everything that didn't have mana-burn became a chump.

For Baal running Emilio, a might merc, used Vampire Gaze, Fortitude and switched between Reapers (became eth Reapers after I traded for one) while running Baal myself, and insight while teleporting for MP Baals.

PvP Charms:
Life: 625
AR: 623
+Max Damage: +14
Resist all: 28%
Resist Fire: 31%
Resist Lightning: 20%
Resist Cold: 21%
Mana: 32
FHR: 5%

PvM charms were significantly less as I kept 2x4 open and carried two tomes.

His life story:

Normal went by quickly with khalims flail + envy equipment to 1.09 raven claw to perfect Bloodletters. Nightmare became somewhat annoying as my base strength was 48 so I needed an inventory full of strength charms to even equip an eth Oath small crescent and a butchers cleaver.
At level 65 I could finally equip all of my end game gear (save arachnid mesh which wasn't used for questing or leveling), albeit still with a large number of strength charms.

Hell was a breeze. I had over 5k life and growing and the damage and speed of my attack were ridiculous. Even the dreaded chaos sanctuary was a piece of cake. With maxed leap my knock back radius covered the entire screen. Combined with teleport I was able to position myself and my mercenary freely while keeping monsters in constant hit recovery from leap and I could quietly segregate and assassinate all oblivion knights before raping everything else.

This strategy also worked extremely well during Baal runs such that in my journey to 94 I died exactly twice to IM. The first time was on WSK 3 where I whirled through a group of demon sprites and then was suddenly cursed with IM from off the screen. The first sign that the map had spawned with oblivion knights was that I was dead. The second time was due to Achmel or one of his minions resurrecting an oblivion knight while I was whirling. After this I became more careful around mummies while there were oblivion knight corpses on the floor. Sadly while Berserk does wonders while under threat of IM mummies are immune to magic.

My two saviors for the long journey to 94 and no longer using any strength charms were these as they provided solid benefits at the later stages ie. levels 89+:
Code:
Shimmering Small Charm of Strength
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 25
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 80
Fingerprint: 0x52e9301e
+2 to Strength
All Resistances +5

Steel Grand Charm of Strength
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 41
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 80
Fingerprint: 0x501f67fa
+4 to Strength
+129 to Attack Rating

Notable finds:
Ghostflame (today on second last Baal run)
Halaberd's Reign (dropped for Zylo who must have been snoozing :sleep:)

Notable finds that dropped for others during MP Baals:
Darkforce Spawn
Horizon's Tornado

Lastly, to everyone who asked in MP Baals where Anya was: She gave me the cold shoulder so I dumped her.
(Rather I never went near the frozen river in any difficulty in order to avoid confusion due to the Anya Bug.)

Next project:
Finish off some other characters that deserve a group Pat thread.
Remake my Javazon who currently has 256 strength. :whistling:

It looks like I need more attitude and greater verbosity before my Pat threads become [highlight]liq[/highlight]uacious.
And no, there is no pyro-mobile to run off to.
 
Re: Patriarch FluffyKitten - A PvP Barb

Pretty gg guy, doesn't look like a whole lot of room for gear improvement. Did you hit 94 on your own? Or did you host some MP Baals without me... :wink:

Notable finds:
Ghostflame (today on second last Baal run)
Halaberd's Reign (dropped for Zylo who must have been snoozing :sleep:)

Sleeping?!? Your ninja skills amaze me.

I look forward to getting pwned by him in the future. :thumbup:



 
Re: Patriarch FluffyKitten - A PvP Barb

Sweet mercy, that's one broken character. Congratulations for getting him to 94.

Do you have the capability of swapping from 40% FCR to something a little better when need be? You've probably thought about it, but I was just wondering since some of your strength is built in.
 
Re: Patriarch FluffyKitten - A PvP Barb

Masterfully done hero! Those are definitely some impressive hit point numbers and quite the benchmark for anyone trying to set some character life records. Kudos for that and I look forward to seeing you on the duel scene now that your beast is complete. May your ping be low and your ear stash full.

(You can't call this pat thread complete without the obvious/lame lolcatz joke. Pyrokitty is not amused. ;) )
 
Re: Patriarch FluffyKitten - A PvP Barb

I hurt.

But srsly, no 'Ber' cracked cap? Your hax is weak. Submit your enigma for confiscation!

*And mail your axels beer blood and brains* ;)
 
Re: Patriarch FluffyKitten - A PvP Barb

Meow!!!11 :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

That's sick... I know I must keep myself away from those axes.
Any idea of REAL dmg? Not those that LCS displays.

Do you have and source of DR for physical dmg characters? ( other then 8% DR from nigma )

Gratz on sick barb, but life pool is low. I've seen sorceress with higher life :p
 
Re: Patriarch FluffyKitten - A PvP Barb

Looks like a decent build. I wouldn't have sacrificed so much versatility for a few hundred extra life, you might have a hard time getting decent DR levels whilst still having good FCR, especially considering you went with base dex. I hope you're ready for a very steep learning curve :badteeth:.
 
Re: Patriarch FluffyKitten - A PvP Barb

I love those axes. I have been on the receiving end of a certain bvc also many times (I'm looking at you colony) to say that they are pretty awesome.

Also why can't people name their pvp chars correctly? :p
 
Re: Patriarch FluffyKitten - A PvP Barb

Did you hit 94 on your own? Or did you host some MP Baals without me... :wink:
After the last MP Baals I had only 8 Million remaining so I just did two WSK/Baal runs by myself to finish.

Sleeping?!? Your ninja skills amaze me.
You certainly were snoozing as you picked up a pair of rare antlers and left the game leaving me with the golden chicken. :girly:

Do you have the capability of swapping from 40% FCR to something a little better when need be? You've probably thought about it, but I was just wondering since some of your strength is built in.

If I want to catch someone who is super speedy I can weapon swap to CTA/HoTO for an extra 40% and then swap back for WWing. Otherwise the barbarians cast rate tables are amazing and 40% is enough for most things.

That's sick... I know I must keep myself away from those axes.
Any idea of REAL dmg? Not those that LCS displays.

Do you have and source of DR for physical dmg characters? ( other then 8% DR from nigma )

Real damage I calculated a while back but I don't remember. With might merc I believe it was about 8k. (probably including venom from Griefs too)

As for DR. :tongue:

Looks like a decent build. I wouldn't have sacrificed so much versatility for a few hundred extra life, you might have a hard time getting decent DR levels whilst still having good FCR, especially considering you went with base dex. I hope you're ready for a very steep learning curve :badteeth:.

I analyzed things before choosing this build and I determined that DR% wasn't really going to work with my available gear. I decided that rather than having this barbarian cower in the shadow of yours while retaining the ability to equip other DR% gear that I would try and take the build in a new direction whether for better or for worse. As for practice, I need to host or find some PvP games in this part of the world because it was entirely hopeless playing across the pond.


 
Re: Patriarch FluffyKitten - A PvP Barb

Glad I took this picture of the cat in action when I got a chance!

And I don't presume that I could get a shot this good again :)
 
Re: Patriarch FluffyKitten - A PvP Barb

Gratz on the Pat.

Are you sure it's safe to step on to the moore with him? With that many hp's the gravitational field he generates may cause a black hole!
 
Re: Patriarch FluffyKitten - A PvP Barb

If I want to catch someone who is super speedy I can weapon swap to CTA/HoTO for an extra 40% and then swap back for WWing. Otherwise the barbarians cast rate tables are amazing and 40% is enough for most things.
I've never liked swapping weapons before attacking, there's just too much of a chance for it to not work, adding an extra step to what's already relatively complicated makes things much more difficult. 40 FCR is enough for practically everything anyway though, except 200 FCR sorcs and a few 105 FCR sorcs that use ES/max block/high FHR (where you can swap in Griffon's/1.07 Valk if necessary).

I analyzed things before choosing this build and I determined that DR% wasn't really going to work with my available gear. I decided that rather than having this barbarian cower in the shadow of yours while retaining the ability to equip other DR% gear that I would try and take the build in a new direction whether for better or for worse. As for practice, I need to host or find some PvP games in this part of the world because it was entirely hopeless playing across the pond.
Verdungo's, Enigma, and CoA gives a good amount of DR, but getting 40 FCR with that setup, and not losing too much AR relies on having some very good FCR rings with significant AR.

As for practice, I know Bassono's over in the US at the moment, and Liq/Zhao are still around, so there are some people available.



 
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