Pure Tiger Barb guide PvE

Furries - Dreamweaver
Furries - Dreamweaver Posts: 966 Arc User
edited September 2010 in Barbarian
Guide to pure tiger barb

I have yet seen a decent guide to how to play a tiger barb, so I decided to make one.

The skills u will be using won't really change considering different pure tiger builds, but your stats will.

How to put stats:

As a barb your job is to be the tank so (with certain exceptions like your own FB's)

Your going to want a lots of health, but keeping that in mind this isn't Diablo II. So we arn't going to stick every point in vit.


The best weapon in the game for barbs is the new Rank 9 **Overlord Battleaxe at lvl 101
with a str req of 300 and a dex of 60 its the highest req of any barb item.

Lets start with the easy stats..
Stats
Magic: 5
don't put any points into this, end of story.

Dexterity: 60 (max)
dex will give u better accuracy and damage
and every 20 dex u will get +1% crit hit chance.
and 60 is the dex needed for your rank 9 lvl 101 wep

when to add dex is a tough question, my suggestion is to aim to hit 20 as soon as possible then sink some into vit. then aim for 40 and then 60. keep in mind that extra dex from gear may aloow you to hit the next breakpoint without adding dex at that time


Strength
add 3 str per lvl, every lvl, until you hit 300
no more no less

this will add damage and will allow u to equip any Wep you want that can be used with tiger skills,
any less than 3 per lvl you wont be able to equip the weapons u need at the level they are available

Vitality should be the rest. So unless ur putting point into dex thats 2 per lvl.

If you have already started and u need to find out what str you should have. U can solve that with the following formula:
((your level-1)*3)+5= str you should have

Aggro:
As a barb your have the most heath so your the tank. That mean u want monsters attack you and not squishy players like wizards or clerics with low max health.
You main aggro skill is flesh ream, the more u use flesh ream the more a monster will hate you and want to attack you and not someone else. That hate is called aggro. Devour will also casue a monster to hate u more IF ur are already its target. Devour will NOT steal aggro if the most isn't attacking you. Roar will aggro all monsters within a 12 meter radius and changes aggro to a set lvl based on the lvl of roar. (higher lvl is more aggro)
Note: because roar changes a to a set lvl if u have a moster your attacking at with lots of flesh ream and devour his aggro will most likely go down. Be wary of that

ok now to skills

Skills

keeping in mind that u are pure tiger u don't want to waste points in human skill.
However tiger isn't available till lvl 9, so u can bring stomp of the beast king and Garrotte to lvl 2 if u want just to lvl faster this spirit at these lvls wont make a difference.
But past level 9 don't ever learn any human skills or level up the ones you have any further.

lvl 6
learn feral regen



Once u hit lvl 9 and and finish you cultivation, u can morph to tiger from now on u will only ever use human to buff (this will be explained later).

At lvl 9 u learn:
swimming mastry
true form (tiger)
and Flesh Ream

learn all 3

Attacking with flesh ream (player lvl 9-28)

As this is the only attack u have that takes chi u wont have to worry about wasting chi. This will be your main attack until lvl 29 when u get devour.
Flesh ream is damage over time and will stack if you use it multiple times. And since u dont have any other skills that use chi. you can use this as much as u want.
So spam this every time you can. Non stop. This is also your main aggro skill (see Aggro section above for more info)

U dont learn any new skills until lvl 19

lvl 13
shapeshifting intensity (SS intensity)
lvl this skill up before adding points to any skill other than BKI, axe/polearm mastry, and learning new skills

learn another feral regen at lvl 11 and 16
and another ream at lvl 14

lvl 19
now u get 3 new skills
learn them, at this lvl you still should have plenty of spirit
Beast kings inspiration (which will henceforth be known as BKI)
bestial rage
and alacrity of beast

Using: bestial rage:
the chi gain protion of this skill last 15 seconds during which every time your hit u will gain 5 chi
until lvl 29 u don't really have a shortage of chi so u will be using its second effect
the damage absorb portion of this skill last only 10 seconds
during which if you are below half health this will absorb up to 2k damage from direct magic attacks.
NOTE: this will NOT stop damage over time, (fire from pyrogoths and poison from spiders/ghouls)
NOTE: this skill only has 1 lvl so u wont need to ever lvl it up.

Alacrity of beast:

this is a great skill, but u will find it use at much later lvls when more mobs have skills.

This skill will cancel any enemy channeling, since u wont find many mobs with skills for a while u wont be using it that often. But if u see any pretty lights on an enemy try to cancel the skill.
This skill also has a 50% chance to freeze for 3 seconds. So u can use it to stop those running enemies.

Tip on running enemies: if you see mob behind an enemy that likes to run run past it before u attcck.
This way when u attack your will be facing the screen and the enemy will run the direction your now facing. (which should be away from those other enemies)

Beast kings inspiration (BKI)
this skill is EXTREMLY important. It will raise ur max health ( any any party members near u) for 30 min by a 12% at lvl 1 at +2% every skill lvl after that maxing this skill is high priorty
this skill and only be cast in human form so if ur tiger (which u should normally be) u will need to unmorph to do that, (be sure to remorph again you use it)

Note: other things require you to unmorph as well, such as equipping or unequipping items, (including the bless boxes you get in instances) and the skill strength of the titans which u will learn at lvl 49.

at around now you will start to run low on spirit, and u will be to prioritize skills to lvl, which to chose will be explained as we go on.

Lvl 26

poison fang:
this buff adds wood damage to your attack for 15 min, 12% at lvl 1 and +2% at each skill lvl past that
learning lvl 1 of this skill is a high priority but after lvl 1u will need to lvl this sparingly
this buff is used in tiger form. So u dont need to unmorph to recast

lvl 29
after cultivation u will get a spark u can fill up along with your chi bar (a spark =100 chi (1 full bar))

you also learn have access to 3 new skills along with a effectively free spark eruption learn spark first as it cost like nothing

Devour, Blood Bath, and axe/polearm mastery

axe/polearm mastry should be maxed before anything but BKI and a

prioritize:
1st learn devour then axe polearm, max BKI, SS intensity, and learn true form (lvl 2)
2nd after that max ream (lvl 5)
3rd max alacrity (lvl 3)
4th feral regen lvl 5
5th bloodbath

you will need bloodbath to unlock strength of titans (which will now be known as Titans) at lvl 49
but you wont actually be using this skill.

Using Devour:
This is your second chi using skill, it will lower the targets defense for 10 seconds and does high damage on its own. Make sure u always have the targets defense lowered which u have then chi
it will also lower the targets attack level by 1 (attack damage by 1% )per skill level , however this effect is only for 4 seconds, so u wont really use it for that this skill will increase aggro towards u if u already have it but will not take aggro if you are not the target

modifying old skill use
with devour taking up most of your chi u wont be able to flesh ream as much, use ream when u have chi to spare, but make sure u have enough to you devour when u need it, bestial rage now is useful for getting chi, and so in alacrity. Make sure you cancel channeling with alacrity too.

Lvl 34

now u get to learn roar

Roar:
this skill is very handy in the right situations, but those only arise in a party.
This skill will make every enemy withing a 12 meter radius stop whatever it is doing and attack you.
It is used when squishy squad members are attack and u need to get the monsters off of them. This skill will rest the aggro of every affected monster to a set lvl determined by the level of this skill. So if that means if u have been reaming another monster for the past 20 seconds his aggro with go down.


Lvl 39

surf impact
ur first aoe (area of effect) attack skill as a tiger barb
after completing your lvl 39 cultivation and getting ur second spark u will be able to learn surf impact
this handy skill will deal damage to all enemies within a 4.2 meter radius +.2 per skill lvl
and will slow the down by 50% for 4.4 seconds +.4 every skill lvl
Learning this skill lvl 1 is a high priority. Sadly past lvl 1 you wont really have the spirit you need to lvl this skill for a long while as u wil have many more important skill to level

39 skill priority
1st learn surf impact
2nd max beast kings inspiration (lvl5) then SS intensity
3rd max posion fang/flesh ream/alacrity/blood bath lvl 1 if u haven't learned it yet
4th roar

lvl 44
Frighten
like surf impact u wont be able to lvl this as much as u would like.
Learn lvl 1 as soon as u can. But past that its low priority
slows enemies by 23% +3% every skill lvl and lowers their attack by 12% of your weapon attack +2% every skill lvl. 12 meter radius
Note: this skill will cause monsters with no target to attack u if they are in the radius
if u haven't learned bloodbath yet do so b4 adding points into anything else

lvl 49

strength of titans
this skill raises attack by 12% +2% every skill lvl
affects all party member within radius
Note:this skill, like bki, is cast in human form so cast them both before morphing back to tiger
this skill is high prioity

So now u realize why we cant go both human and tiger..

Priorities
if u still have learned bloodbath yet.. do it first as u cant learn titans without it

1st learn Titans
2nd max BKI
3rd max axe/polerm mastry
4th SS intenisty/ then feral regen
5th flesh ream/devour/alacrity/ check next lvl*
6th roar
7th surf impact/frighten (you wont ever have spirit for these)
8th bloodbath lvl2+(let alone this)

*if u dont have enough sprit to lvl ream, devour or alacrity, but u do have enough for roar, learn roar.


Lvl 59

you finally made it to the next step

u get another spark (along with advanced spark eruption)and...

INVOKE and SUNDER!!!!! MUAAHHAHAHAA

learn these 2

Note: to get invoke u will need SS intensity lvl 10 if for some reason I have dont this my now. Get that done.

Sunder requires (requires 2 sparks)
110% weapon damage (all at once) plus 4993.7 (why the .7???, idk) over 30 seconds PLUS gain 2100 health over 30 seconds PLUS really cool spinney tiger graphic 12 meter raduis
THATS FREAKING AWESOME

Invoke the spirit (requires 2 sparks)
for 20 seconds 90% damage reduction, speed is reduced by half for those 20 seconds
but honestly who cares unless the guy is running away 90 freaking percent damage reduction

skill priory is now:

1st Sunder/invoke
2nd BKI/ (Axe/polearm mastery)
3rd titans
4th feral regen if not already at lvl 10
5th flesh ream to lvl 10
6th alacrity
7th devour
8th roar
9th surf impact/frighten (you STILL wont ever have spirit for these)
10th bloodbath (so u can forget about this)

lvl those skills until u hit 79

and im not at 79 yet so that it for now.

I will add pretty text colors and other updates later.
Post edited by Furries - Dreamweaver on
Killing level 80's with a lvl 60 is a lot more fun than killing level 90's with a level 100.

Comments

  • Furries - Dreamweaver
    Furries - Dreamweaver Posts: 966 Arc User
    edited September 2010
    U dont learn any new skills until lvl 19

    lvl 13
    shapeshifting intensity (SS intensity)
    lvl this skill up before adding points to any skill other than BKI, axe/polearm mastry, and learning new skills

    learn another feral regen at lvl 11 and 16
    and another ream at lvl 14

    lvl 19
    now u get 3 new skills
    learn them, at this lvl you still should have plenty of spirit
    Beast kings inspiration (which will henceforth be known as Aggro section above for more info)

    U dont learn any new skills until lvl 19

    lvl 13
    shapeshifting intensity (SS intensity)
    lvl this skill up before adding points to any skill other than BKI, axe/polearm mastry, and learning new skills

    learn another feral regen at lvl 11 and 16
    and another ream at lvl 14

    lvl 19
    now u get 3 new skills
    learn them, at this lvl you still should have plenty of spirit
    Beast kings inspiration (which will henceforth be known as BKI)
    bestial rage
    and alacrity of beast

    Using: bestial rage:
    the chi gain protion of this skill last 15 seconds during which every time your hit u will gain 5 chi
    until lvl 29 u don't really have a shortage of chi so u will be using its second effect
    the damage absorb portion of this skill last only 10 seconds
    during which if you are below half health this will absorb up to 2k damage from direct magic attacks.
    NOTE: this will NOT stop damage over time, (fire from pyrogoths and poison from spiders/ghouls)
    NOTE: this skill only has 1 lvl so u wont need to ever lvl it up.

    Alacrity of beast:

    this is a great skill, but u will find it use at much later lvls when more mobs have skills.

    This skill will cancel any enemy channeling, since u wont find many mobs with skills for a while u wont be using it that often. But if u see any pretty lights on an enemy try to cancel the skill.
    This skill also has a 50% chance to freeze for 3 seconds. So u can use it to stop those running enemies.

    Tip on running enemies: if you see mob behind an enemy that likes to run run past it before u attcck.
    This way when u attack your will be facing the screen and the enemy will run the direction your now facing. (which should be away from those other enemies)

    Beast kings inspiration (BKI)
    this skill is EXTREMLY important. It will raise ur max health ( any any party members near u) for 30 min by a 12% at lvl 1 at +2% every skill lvl after that maxing this skill is high priorty
    this skill and only be cast in human form so if ur tiger (which u should normally be) u will need to unmorph to do that, (be sure to remorph again you use it)

    Note: other things require you to unmorph as well, such as equipping or unequipping items, (including the bless boxes you get in instances) and the skill
    Killing level 80's with a lvl 60 is a lot more fun than killing level 90's with a level 100.
  • Furries - Dreamweaver
    Furries - Dreamweaver Posts: 966 Arc User
    edited September 2010
    hmm ok.. appearntly... it doens't like that.. let me try something
    Killing level 80's with a lvl 60 is a lot more fun than killing level 90's with a level 100.
  • Furries - Dreamweaver
    Furries - Dreamweaver Posts: 966 Arc User
    edited September 2010
    Guide to pure tiger barb

    I have yet seen a decent guide to how to play a tiger barb, so I decided to make one.

    The skills u will be using won't really change considering different pure tiger builds, but your stats will.

    How to put stats:

    As a barb your job is to be the tank so (with certain exceptions like your own FB's)

    Your going to want a lots of health, but keeping that in mind this isn't Diablo II. So we arn't going to stick every point in vit.


    The best weapon in the game for barbs is the new Rank 9 ☆☆Overlord Battleaxe at lvl 101
    with a str req of 300 and a dex of 60 its the highest req of any barb item.

    Lets start with the easy stats..
    Stats
    Magic: 5
    don't put any points into this, end of story.

    Dexterity: 60 (max)
    dex will give u better accuracy and damage
    and every 20 dex u will get +1% crit hit chance.
    and 60 is the dex needed for your rank 9 lvl 101 wep

    when to add dex is a tough question, my sijjestion is to aim to hit 20 as soon as possible then sink some into vit. then aim for 40 and then 60. keep in mind that extra dex from gear may aloow you to hit the next breakpoint without adding dex at that time


    Strength
    add 3 str per lvl, every lvl, until you hit 300
    no more no less

    this will add damage and will allow u to equip any Wep you want that can be used with tiger skills,
    any less than 3 per lvl you wont be able to equip the weapons u need at the level they are available

    Vitality should be the rest. So unless ur putting point into dex thats 2 per lvl.

    If you have already started and u need to find out what str you should have. U can solve that with the following formula:
    ((your level-1)*3)+5= str you should have

    Aggro:
    As a barb your have the most heath so your the tank. That mean u want monsters attack you and not squishy players like wizards or clerics with low max health.
    You main aggro skill is flesh ream, the more u use flesh ream the more a monster will hate you and want to attack you and not someone else. That hate is called aggro. Devour will also casue a monster to hate u more IF ur are already its target. Devour will NOT steal aggro if the most isn't attacking you. Roar will aggro all monsters within a 12 meter radius and changes aggro to a set lvl based on the lvl of roar. (higher lvl is more aggro)
    Note: because roar changes a to a set lvl if u have a moster your attacking at with lots of flesh ream and devour his aggro will most likely go down. Be wary of that

    ok now to skills

    Skills

    keeping in mind that u are pure tiger u don't want to waste points in human skill.
    However tiger isn't available till lvl 9, so u can bring stomp of the beast king and Garrotte to lvl 2 if u want just to lvl faster this spirit at these lvls wont make a difference.
    But past level 9 don't ever learn any human skills or level up the ones you have any further.

    lvl 6
    learn feral regen



    Once u hit lvl 9 and and finish you cultivation, u can morph to tiger from now on u will only ever use human to buff (this will be explained later).

    At lvl 9 u learn:
    swimming mastry
    true form (tiger)
    and Flesh Ream

    learn all 3

    Attacking with flesh ream (player lvl 9-28)

    As this is the only attack u have that takes chi u wont have to worry about wasting chi. This will be your main attack until lvl 29 when u get devour.
    Flesh ream is damage over time and will stack if you use it multiple times. And since u dont have any other skills that use chi. you can use this as much as u want.
    So spam this every time you can. Non stop. This is also your main aggro skill (see
    Killing level 80's with a lvl 60 is a lot more fun than killing level 90's with a level 100.
  • Furries - Dreamweaver
    Furries - Dreamweaver Posts: 966 Arc User
    edited September 2010
    yeah for some reason it really doesnt putting the entire post there
    Killing level 80's with a lvl 60 is a lot more fun than killing level 90's with a level 100.
  • Furries - Dreamweaver
    Furries - Dreamweaver Posts: 966 Arc User
    edited September 2010
    oh well dont know what the issue is atm i have the post back up on my comp though so hopefully i can get it fixed someday
    Killing level 80's with a lvl 60 is a lot more fun than killing level 90's with a level 100.
  • Pint - Dreamweaver
    Pint - Dreamweaver Posts: 68 Arc User
    edited September 2010
    Maybe host the entire post some where and just put in a link to here?
  • Furries - Dreamweaver
    Furries - Dreamweaver Posts: 966 Arc User
    edited September 2010
    Maybe host the entire post some where and just put in a link to here?

    where else could i put it? i have all the code and colors set for BB code for this forum already.

    and i actully HAD it posted here. it just get all cut off when i tried to edit it to update some old data.

    i assumed to was a new text limit rule they added to shorten our posts, but it always cuts off at the same place no matter how far down i start.

    the weird part is when i copy and paste the full thing and do "preview" it looks fine but once i hit "post" it gets cut off again.
    Killing level 80's with a lvl 60 is a lot more fun than killing level 90's with a level 100.
  • AshCat - Lost City
    AshCat - Lost City Posts: 16 Arc User
    edited September 2010
    Try posting a reply starting where it got cut off at and if that gets cut off make a new reply and continue from where the last one cut off and so on and so forth?
    "I'm a tank. Chicks dig tanks." - Ah-Dol
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Rawrgh - Raging Tide
    Rawrgh - Raging Tide Posts: 6,790 Arc User
    edited September 2010
    Well this is an abysmal failure.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    "My understanding of women only goes as far as the pleasure. When it comes to the pain, I'm like any other bloke - I don't want to know."
  • Furries - Dreamweaver
    Furries - Dreamweaver Posts: 966 Arc User
    edited September 2010
    HA i found it..

    "test"

    requtesting this enitre thread to be deleted

    the original thread has been fixed

    and can be found HERE

    http://pwi-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?t=542641
    Killing level 80's with a lvl 60 is a lot more fun than killing level 90's with a level 100.