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[CLASS BUILD] The Golden Dragon (barbarian tank)

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Thanks guys for the nice feedback. :)

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Thanks guys for the nice feedback. :)

 

This was a very fun build. Do you think this build will translate to POE2? I did a build very similar with this but with variant weapons that focused on CC or Debuffs but i know in POE2 the on hit effects for carnage were removed. That alone seemed to kill my build being moved to POE2.


Edited by draego, 15 May 2018 - 05:54 AM.


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I would have to check if there are any bashing shields that are worthwhile - and because Heart of Fury is PL 8 I would maybe use a single class barb. Or multiclass with Unbroken and substitute HoF with Cleaving Stance and Blood Thirst.
Or maybe Barb/Paladin.

Edited by Boeroer, 15 May 2018 - 08:24 AM.

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I would have to check if there are any bashing shields that are worthwhile - and because Heart of Fury is PL 8 I would maybe use a single class barb. Or multiclass with Unbroken and substitute HoF with Cleaving Stance and Blood Thirst.
Or maybe Barb/Paladin.

 

I'm going with Barbarian/Unbroken (level 8 at the moment) and it's fine but the lower constitution feels more of a liability than it did in the first game (first run for me so I don't have any of the blessings of Berath enabled and some of my choices may not be optimal plus I'm still looking for a really nice shield). With hindsight I'd probably keep constitution around 5 at the start of the game (I got my hand on an item with +2 in constitution and it does make a difference). 



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Why is Badgradr's Barricade better offensively than Dragon's Maw? Less crush damage and Thrust of Tattered Veils is only once per encounter. 



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Thrust of Tattered Veils is unlimited per encounter. It procs on every crit you do with the bash. Since Carnage has a +1 ACC bonus per level and bash has as well, you end up with +32 bonus accuracy on carnage-bashs (+37 with Accurate Carnage) at lvl 16 which lets you crit a lot and trigger Thrust of Tattered Veils a lot. Now imagine Heart of Fury with its exponentially rising number of attacks the more enemies you can reach...

Edited by Boeroer, 20 June 2018 - 10:15 AM.


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I registered here just to let you know this build works awsome.

 

It's squishy at first, but around level 8 it becomes all around great. You can take a punch, do damage and due to high intelligence and resolve you pass all conversation checks.

 

Also, it looks cool.


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Thank you. :)

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Is this build still viable in the current game? But maybe put con and res up a little bit early game? Might b my MC to go alongside dragon thrasher chanter(or paladin) depending on what u suggest. With wizard, Cipher, priest and either a ranger or druid

Edited by Stonebridge809, 02 August 2018 - 08:35 AM.


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This build works like on day one. No changes to mechanics or so.

 

For not so experienced players I would recommend to lift CON a bit in the early game, yes. Although a barb with 3 CON has about the same endurance as a fighter with 10, his lower deflection makes it harder in the first few levels.  Raising RES is difficult because it's already at max (18). Maybe you meant DEX? 

 

Paladin or Chanter do both work. What you like better. 


Edited by Boeroer, 02 August 2018 - 02:14 PM.


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Yea think I meant dex. But mainly con I'd lift a bit for few lvls. Do you have a ranged Cipher build? Or a tank ish frontline monk? Seen few builds but none that jump out at me. Thanks for reply. Love your guides
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Thank you. :)

Nope, I only have offensive monks - one can be used as a sort of punchbag-tank later on. He's pretty powerful after some levels: The Monksterlasher.

Tanky monks are the Juggernaut and the Anvil. Both are in the build list here.

I don't have a ranged cipher either, sorry.

Edited by Boeroer, 02 August 2018 - 03:18 PM.


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Is it certain abilities or the weapons listed in post tht help with the golden dragons dps?

Edited by Stonebridge809, 09 August 2018 - 02:55 AM.


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Err... both. :)





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