Barbarian - Warcries - Combat Masteries - Combat Skills


Combat Masteries

  • Recommended Combat Mastery Skill Point Assignment for Dual Wieldnig
    • In ES, each Mastery has a strong synergy to another Mastery. For example, 20 points in Sword Mastery and 1 point in Axe Mastery boosts Axes as much as 20 points in Axe Mastery. This is to encourage dual wielding different class weapons.
    • This is the table which Mastery you should invest in when you equip a specific combination of weapons. The first three will cover most 1H Melee Weapon combo. Polearm & Spear combo will be good for Pole WW Barbs and Spear WW Barbs (broader choise of weapons). Spear & Axe combo supposes a Melee/Throw Barb with a Javelin and a Throwing Axe (Note: To boost the throwing damage, you need Throwing Mastery).
Sword
Mastery
Axe
Mastery
Mace
Mastery
Polearm
Mastery
Spear
Mastery
Sword & Axe SetupMany1
Axe & Mace SetupMany1
Mace & Sword Setup1Many
Polearm & Spear SetupMany1
Spear & Axe Setup1Many
  • Barbarian's Weapon Masteries don't stack with Assassin's Melee Mastery. The higher level one takes effect.

Sword Mastery

Difference from the LoD version
Improved damage, AR and Critical Strike bonus.
Notes
Daggars are not affected by Sword Mastery.
Pros
Cons
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
Damage% (ES)30+6
Damage% (LoD)28+5
Attack Rating% (ES)30+12
Attack Rating% (LoD)28+8
Critical Strike% (ES)diminishing return (0-30)
Critical Strike% (LoD)diminishing return (0-25)
Synergies
Mace Mastery: works like 1 point in Sword Mastery

Axe Mastery

Difference from the LoD version
Improved damage, AR and Critical Strike bonus.
Notes
Throwing Axes are affected by Axe Mastery only when used in melee.
Pros
Cons
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
Damage% (ES)30+6
Damage% (LoD)28+5
Attack Rating% (ES)30+12
Attack Rating% (LoD)28+8
Critical Strike% (ES)diminishing return (0-30)
Critical Strike% (LoD)diminishing return (0-25)
Synergies
Sword Mastery: works like 1 point in Axe Mastery
Spear Mastery: works like 1 point in Axe Mastery

Mace Mastery

Difference from the LoD version
Improved damage, AR and Critical Strike bonus.
Notes
All other blunt weapons (namely Scepters, Staves and Wands) are also affected by Mace Mastery.
Pros
Cons
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
Damage% (ES)