|1. Windbringers Immortal King Set ULTIMATE GUIDE | 12/14/2003 8:22:06 AM PST
Greetings, I will guide you to the max using 1.10 IK set
that would be "almost" godly in pvm or pvp.
This build is according to my own experience as a set collector
from the screwed up 1.09 patch to the ultimate 1.10 set's.
This build is generaly player vs monster but you might somehow
be able to go player vs player as you will become superior
This guide is not only for the honor of my fellow KING's
and set collector but also for concetrate build Barbarians.
Other guide might be the same in some cases but ill guide
you till the last points, item, level and other that might
affect your build.
Ik build advantages: (why use Immortal king set?)
* This set/guide is for set colloctors or someone that completed
the set and want to try if the costly set worth it.
* It is nice have the privillage to wear the item that the
past kings have worn ^^.
* You dont have to worry about other items since IK got
everything and all of it's item are usefull. (only need
ring and amulet)
* You will do great amount of damage both physical and elemental.
* You will notice that when you enter a public game, almost
all the time they will notice you that you are an Immortal
king. (Wow complete IK set or why are you glowing?)
* Nice looks, all black and glowy.
* It has all the things you need, from resist, damages,
speed and more
* One that you are proud with.
* Lovely and amazing
IK build disavantages: (Wow i got owned)
* This set doesnt allow you to wear your favorite item except
for ring and amulet
* The set is quite expensive. (Armor only)
* You wont be able to use shield which is your life vs archers
or with player vs player game.
* Like all barbs, they are screwed up with player vs player
againts "NEW" fire Sorceres, Hammerdins, Trap
Assasin and bone Necromanacer builds.
* Others that deal with player vs player range and elemental
ones (overpowered builds, All barbs are screwed)(some found
there way vs em but some are still seeking!!)
Lets do the skill distribution:
There's a lot of alternative skills, which is nice but you
might love this more than them.
Of course its the Concentrate Barb.
Your skill distribution are:(no +skill item bonus[base skill])
Combat masteries: (total points: 24 skills)
Mace mastery: 20
Increased speed: 1
Increased stamina: 1
Iron skin: 1
Natural resistance: 1
Combat skills: (total ponts: 45-49)
Bash attact: 1
Leap attact: 1
Berserk: 1-5 (you can swap your reserved skill points for
berserk to shout or vise versa depend on your taste)
War cries: (total skill points: 35-39)
Shout: 14-17 (rest)(see berserk)
Battle orders: 20
Battle command: 1
Why those skills?
Well... it is still depend on you, but in that IK consetrate
barb, you'll use the full/max effectiveness of it(concentrate)
In combat masteries:
Weapon mastery is the most important skill you should have
because it is passive. And since your weapon is mace class
you should master the mace mastery.
Increase speed, Increase stamina worth a point. It will
benifit you all the time.
Put only one point in iron skin and let the plus skill boost
it. You might want to boost your defence using shout insted
of iron skin since it boost the duration of your Cries,
add a lot of defence and so party friendly.
Put only one point in natural resistance and let the plus
skill items boost it. 1.10 IK set give's you just enough
resistnce so you dont have to worry about it.
In Combat skills:
Use bash attact and stun as prerequisutes for your main
Use leap and leap attack as perrequisites for your secondary
skill(usualy main) skill wirlwind.
Berserk, put 1-5 points on it depend on you. Use it to add
magic damage on your concentrate skill or to kill an immune
to physical boss, immune to physical monster with high life
or when you are cursed with iron maiden (only).
Max Concentrate skill as this would be your primary skill.
It will boost your defence and will add a lot of physical
damage which is essensial for fast leeching. You dont have
to worry about immune to physical monster since IK set provide
you just enough elemental damage to kill them using just
concentrate. But you might want to use berserk if you are
fighting immune to physical boss to make the fight shorter(solo
him or you're dead)
Max Wirlwind as this would be your croud control skill when
the battle gets bad, or the enemies attact faster than you,
or theres too many of them, or the enemies damages you a
lot that makes your life goes down with only few hits from
them. (E.g. cows, baals minions, and bloodlords). Wirlwind
will proveide you nice attact rate and amazing leech.
Use howl as prerequisite for shout, battle orders and battle
Shout, Well this thing is up to you. If you think you need
more deffence, then go it or you can just swap the skill
you are planin to put here (14-17 skills) to berserk(1-5)
to synergize the concentrate if you want. Its up to you.
Battle orders is the one skill that you shouldnt miss when
you are a barb. For basic reasons, life boost and mana boost
is just irresistable for your, for merc and for your party
Battle command worth a point. cast battle command first,
then cast shout and battle orders. This way, you just boost
your battle orders and shout by 1 point. (be smart)
Skill points alternatives:
There's a lot of alternative skills that you might want
to max-out insted of what i'd mentioned. Here are some skill
alternatives the are as effective as what i've mentioned:
1st: (swap skill points of Berserk to wirl wind
20 Bersker (insted of wirlwind)
2nd: Here is you 2nd best choise:
20 mace mastery
20 Battle order
19 Iron skin
20 wirlwind (or swap to concentrate)
1 consentrate (or swpa to Wirlwind)
1 increase speed
1 increase stamina
1 natural resist
1 Battle command
Total points are 110. You must max the Iron skin "last".
Use consentrate/berserk for the left click on your mouse.
They are still effective even with only 1 skill(+skill item).
Maxing berserk: This alternative skill will give
you the chance to boost your damage(both concentrate and
bersker it self but remember, 20ed[magic] is not that huge
damage). Only if you dont feel using the old fasoined wirlwind.
Stats points distribution: (no +stats bonus[base
strenght: 300 or swap with vitality points
dexterity: 30-50 dex will be enough
vitality: rest or swap with strenght points
Strenght, why so high? "It is depend on you,"
you can just put few points in strenght then put huge stats
on vitality or the other way round. Just remember that hammers
recieves 1.1 Enhance damage per strenght points. So if you
want 1 power blow that can kill enemies in 1-2 hits, then
you might want to boost this.
Dexterity, why so low? You dont have to have a lot
of dexterity since Ik boost your dex just enough to hit
a thing properly. If you experience a lot of miss attack,
then you might consider leveling or maybe add some more
Vitality, why it is..? Ohh well like i said, you
might put 350 or more points here then few in strenght or
200(just enought) points here and the rest in strenght.
"You might want to take advantage of this gift from
the KINGS," because 1 point in vitality gives 4 life
in you barbarian but since "strenght have a nice gift"
also (1.1ED per str), its up to you to choose from.
Energy, why so low? This one dont need to be boosted.
Battle orders, mana per level and mana leech gives you just
enough to survive your hellish journey. In some cases, its
annoying to fight a immune to physical with mana burn, But
that thing is about your game play, so i leave that thing
If you ganna go duel, beter to put just:
Strenght: Just enough to wear items
Vitality: All remaining points here
Helm: Immortal King's Will Avenger Guard
Armor: Immortal King's Soul Cage Sacred Armor
Weapon: Immortal King's Stone Crusher Ogre Maul
Belt: Immortal KIng's Detail War Belt
Boots: Immortal King's Pillar War Boots
Gloves: Immortal King's Forge War Guntlets
Rings: Could be Raven's Frost/BUlkath's Wedding Band/ Life
leech ring with Strenght and/or Life boost(crafted or rare).
NOTE: If you ganna go PVP, remember to remove/replace
your leech rings with absorb rings, LEECH DOESNT WORK IN
Amulet: Could be Mara Kalindoscope, Highlords Wrath, Creasent
moon(amazing one, refils life in one blow) or some +2Skills
amulets that adds some important mods(crafted or rare).
Items tips: If you want to be more powerfull and
need a challange, you might consider searching or making
craft/rare items, as this can make your build different
What to socket?
Maul: You can put 2 sheal rune to abtain the next frame
of your wirlwind attack or mal+amn for life leech and prevent
monster to heal. You can also put 2 ohm rune to boost the
damage or what ever your favorite gem is. Dont worry if
you put wrong jewel in your weapon since it is easy to obtain
or you can remove it using cube, just dont waste high runes
if it will not beifits you. But the best to put in it are
2*40 Enhance damage/15 Increase attct speed jewel. It will,
not only boost your damage but also meets your next frame
for wirlwind(need 30 IAS to meet next frame)
Helm: You can put what ever you want for it. ED/max jewel,
pul runes, IAS jewel, um rune. resist jewel, rainbow facet
("when you die," If you are dueling) or what ever
you want. For an instance you can put a cheap fal rune or
io rune for a basic reason. (increase damage or life) IO
rune will give you 20 vitality and that is equal to 80 life
for barb plus your Battle order, this just a simply godly
mind. If you are rich enough, try to find 40ED/9str as str
increase your damage considerably beter than +max if the
max is "outside" the wepaon.
Armor: You can put cham rune if you dont want to use raven's
frost, or same as reason as helm.
Your first aim using IK maul is to reach the fastest attack
speed you can get then after that, you may increase your
attack damage and character defences.
Your attack speed aim are:
13 frames per attack (fpa) @ 1.9 attack per second (aps)[min]
or 12fpa @ 2aps[max] using concentrate and bersker.
4 fpa @ 6.2 aps using wirlwind
To reach those speed you will need items/jewel that "increases
attack speed" (IAS). Your IAS aim are:
75% IAS[min] or 109% IAS[max] using concetrate/berserk
70% IAS using wirlwind
Now remember, you already have 40% in maul and 25% IAS in
gloves(IAS in gloves doesnt affect WW) so you only need
30-45% bonus IAS from other items/jewel!
Note: "Wirlwind is weapon IAS dependant, any IAS out-side
the weapon doesnt effect wirlwind attack speed" while
concetrate takes any IAS in any items! So if you want to
increase your Wirlwind attack speed, you will have to put
jewels/runes with IAS bonus in maul only. Putting 2*sheal
runes in maul will raech your wirlwind, concentrate and
berserk attack speed aim. (total speed will be 80% IAS for
WW and 105 for berserk and concentrate) There are still
other alternative jewels you can use while 2 sheal runes
are the cheapest one!
To reach the next attack speed using concentrate/berserk,
you have to put extra 5% IAS! You can get this buy putting
15%IAS in helm/armor or by using highlords amulet!
Here's a IAS calculator that might help you: http://diablo2.ingame.de/tips/calcs/weaponspeed.php?lang=english
Ill say that if you want a nice Barbarian. Use 3/20/20 small
charms but it is way too expensive. Or 100pd/2str small
charms, 100pd/20life small charms or just a plain 18-20
life small charm. You might consider having mastery grancharm
if you are short of resistance/speed /damage and deffence,
combat grand charms for damage or war cries grancharms for
life and deffence.
Leeching: You should'nt have problem with life leech
and mana leech, but in some cases, you might consider boosting
them up. The creasent moon amulet will provide you just
nice boost so you can add your favorite ring or vise versa.
Leech will be your Guardian together with deffence since
you dont have shield. Obtaining as much Leech as possible
will makes difference between life and death.
Resistance: Resistance should'nt be your problem.
A complete IK set gives you about 120-150+ all resist and
1 point+skill item in natural resisnce will provide you
just nice resistance for all. Below is your hell resistance
using IK set with complete quest and level 1(base) natural
As you can see you only need 11% cold resist and 1% poison
resist to max all of your resistnce in hell. The number
above uses only the IK set, so +barb skill charm, resist
charms, rings or ammy will/can provide you what your looking
Gameplay: Its up to you. Find something out your
self, find something that makes your character godly and/or
to gain knowledge not only in diablo game but also in life(if
you can apply it ^^[kill sadam using wirlwind]). The relaibility
of the IK build Barbarian is depend on your gameplay specially
when doing player vs player games ^^.
Tips for player vs player games:
Just some simple things; 1) Have a huge life 2) Have enough
damage 3) RUN FAST (as fast as you can) 4) Dont lag 5) Dont
bother having leech rings or items(leech dont work in PVP)
6) have some absorb(replce leech rings with absorb rings)
7) Dont forget to cast BC/BO/Shout 8) Dont use bersker(man,
you dont have a shield) 9) LOOK at tips 1-8 again and finally
10) BE PROUD to be the KING.
Well i guess thats it: Feedback? comments? recommendation?
Just post Here.
But dont flame, if you dont want my guide/build, then make
your own. But its nice to have flames if it is reasonable.
Special thanks for:
Call the wind
Call the fire
Call the water
Call the earth
comin comin here i go to your endless dream of DIABLO world!