[[Barbarian]] - [[Warcries]] - Combat Masteries - [[Combat Skills>Combat Skills_Bar]]

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**Combat Masteries [#a56c80d3]

-Closed Combat Mastery and Assassin's Melee Mastery are the same thing but don't stack with one another. The higher level one takes effect.


***Closed Combat Mastery [#t72f596c]
:Required Level|1
:Prerequisites|'''None'''
:Skill Description|A weapon mastery that works with any melee weapons. Former '''Sword Mastery''', which means Sword Mastery on LoD items turn into this skill. 
:Difference from Sword Mastery|Works with any melee weapons. Improved damage, AR and Critical Strike bonus.
:Notes|Doesn't stack with Assassin's Melee Mastery. (The higher level one works.)
:Pros|
:Cons|

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|Damage% (ES)|30|>|>|>|>|+6|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Damage% (LoD)|28|>|>|>|>|+5|
|Attack Rating% (ES)|30|>|>|>|>|+12|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Attack Rating% (LoD)|28|>|>|>|>|+8|
|Critical Strike% (ES)|>|>|>|>|>|[[diminishing return>Glossary#diminishing_return]] (0-30)|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Critical Strike% (LoD)|>|>|>|>|>|[[diminishing return>Glossary#diminishing_return]] (0-25)|

***Thunder Strike [#k75fddb3]
:Required Level|1
:Prerequisites|'''None'''
:Skill Description|Lightning version of Amazon's [[Fire Strike:http://miyoshino.la.coocan.jp/eswiki/?Spear%20and%20Javelin%20Skills#y224db6e]]. Former '''Axe Mastery'''
:Pros|Decent elemental damage is especially helpful for starters who don't have any good weapon.
:Cons|Single target attack.

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|Min Lightning Damage|>|>|>|>|>|1|
|Max Lightning Damage|+36|+24|+48|+96|+96|+192|
|Attack Rating%|20|>|>|>|>|+12|
|Mana Cost|2|>|>|>|>|+0.25|

:Synergies|'''Thunder Wave:''' 7% Lightning Damage per Level 
'''Nova:''' 7% Lightning Damage per Level 
'''Plasma Rain:''' 7% Lightning Damage per Level 
'''Thunder Storm:''' 7% Lightning Damage per Level 
'''Close Combat Mastery:''' 7% Lightning Damage per Level 
'''Bash:''' 7% Lightning Damage per Level


***Thunder Wave [#c29c2203]

:Required Level|12
:Prerequisites|'''Thunder Strike'''
:Skill Description|A Lightning version of Assassin's Cold Wave. Former '''Mace Mastery'''.
:Pros|
:Cons|

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|Min Lightning Damage|>|>|>|>|>|1|
|Max Lightning Damage|+18|+12|+24|+36|+48|+48|
|Cast Delay (seconds)|>|>|>|>|>|0.4|
|Mana Cost|18|>|>|>|>|+0.75|

:Synergies|'''Thunder Strike:''' 6% Lightning Damage per Level 
'''Nova:''' 6% Lightning Damage per Level 
'''Plasma Rain:''' 6% Lightning Damage per Level 
'''Thunder Storm:''' 6% Lightning Damage per Level 
'''Close Combat Mastery:''' 6% Lightning Damage per Level

***Plasma Rain [#y84bc84b]

:Required Level|24
:Prerequisites|'''Nova'''
:Skill Description|A Lightning version of Sorceress' Blizzard. Former '''Pole Arm Mastery'''.
:Pros|
:Cons|

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|Min Lightning Damage|>|>|>|>|>|1|
|Max Lightning Damage|117|+78|+104|+130|+156|+156|
|Cast Delay (seconds)|>|>|>|>|>|0.6|
|Mana Cost|23|>|>|>|>|+1|

:Synergies|'''Thunder Strike:''' 5% Lightning Damage per Level 
'''Thunder Wave:''' 5% Lightning Damage per Level 
'''Nova:''' 5% Lightning Damage per Level 
'''Thunder Storm:''' 5% Lightning Damage per Level 
'''Close Combat Mastery:''' 5% Lightning Damage per Level


***Throwing Mastery [#vf7a9b17]
:Required Level|1
:Prerequisites|'''None'''
:Difference from the LoD version|Improved damage, AR and Critical Strike bonus.
:Notes|You need Close Combat Mastery (or Melee Mastery) to improve the melee damage of Javelins and Throwing Weapons.
:Pros|
:Cons|

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|Damage% (ES)|30|>|>|>|>|+8|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Damage% (LoD)|28|>|>|>|>|+5|
|Attack Rating% (ES)|30|>|>|>|>|+12|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Attack Rating% (LoD)|30|>|>|>|>|+8|
|Critical Strike% (ES)|>|>|>|>|>|[[diminishing return>Glossary#diminishing_return]] (0-40)|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Critical Strike% (LoD)|>|>|>|>|>|[[diminishing return>Glossary#diminishing_return]] (0-25)|


***Luck of the Ancients [#e537b9e6]
:Required Level|1
:Prerequisites|'''None'''
:A new ES skill|Increases the chance of finding magic items and extra gold.
:Pros|
:Cons|

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|Magic Find%|10|>|>|>|>|+5|
|Extra Gold%|5|>|>|>|>|+2.5|


***Strength of the Ancients [#y9e67f4e]
:Required Level|6
:Prerequisites|'''Luck of the Ancients'''
:A new ES skill|Grants Strength.
:Notes|This skill requires at least 1 level of Luck of the Ancients. The assigned skill points don't take effect untill you enter a new game or you re-equip a skill+ item.
:Pros|
:Cons|

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|Strength|3|>|>|>|>|+3|

***Vigor of the Ancients [#h851d51e]
:Required Level|12
:Prerequisites|'''Strength of the Ancients'''
:Skill Description|Increases Vitality in addiition to Run/Walk speed. Former '''Increase Speed'''.
//:Notes|This skill requires at least 1 level of Luck of the Ancients. The assigned skill points don't take effect untill you enter a new game or you re-equip a skill+ item.
:Pros|
:Cons|

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|Vitality|5|>|>|>|>|+5|
|Faster Run/Walk%|>|>|>|>|>|[[diminishing return>Glossary#diminishing_return]] (0-40)|


***Nova [#t47c9ff3]
:Required Level|18
:Prerequisites|'''None'''
:Difference from the LoD version|Improved damage. Less mana consumption.
:Pros|Attacks the enemies in all directions. Spammable. Multiple missiles hit a large target. Works fine with War Cry and Ancient's Call.
:Cons|The missile range is rather short.

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|Lightning Damage (ES)|1-40|+8|+12|+16|+24|+24|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Lightning Damage (LoD)|1-20|+7|+8|+9|+10|+11|
|Missile Range (yards)|>|>|>|>|>|8.6|
|Mana Cost (ES)|7|>|>|>|>|+0.5|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Mana Cost (LoD)|15|>|>|>|>|+1|

:Synergies|'''Thunder Storm:''' +8% Lightning Damage Per Level
'''War Cry:''' +8% Lightning Damage Per Level

***Iron Skin [#icc1dfb8]
:Required Level|18
:Prerequisites|'''None'''
:Difference from the LoD version|Also grants Damage Reduction by number.
:Pros|
:Cons|

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|Defense%|30|>|>|>|>|+10|
|Damage Reduced by (ES)|1|>|>|>|>|+1 per 5 levels|


***Thunder Storm [#ofe976cd]
:Required Level|30
:Prerequisites|'''Nova (18)'''
:Difference from the LoD version|Improved damage. Shorter interval.
:Pros|Handsfree.
:Cons|Random target. Single target.

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|Lightning Damage (ES)|1-120|+12|+15|+18|+21|+21|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Lightning Damage (LoD)|1-100|+10|+10|+11|+11|+11|
|Interval (seconds) (ES)|>|>|>|>|>|2.64 (at slvl 1) - 0.48 (at slvl 60)|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Interval (seconds) (LoD)|>|>|>|>|>|4.4 (at slvl 1) - 1 (at slvl 60)|
|Duration (seconds)|32|>|>|>|>|+8|
|Radius (yards)|>|>|>|>|>|13.3|
|Mana Cost (ES)|19|>|>|>|>|+1|
|BGCOLOR(#FFAAAA):Mana Cost (LoD)|>|>|>|>|>|19|

:Synergies|'''Nova:''' +8% Lightning Damage Per Level

***Natural Resistance [#j1ff16a4]
:Required Level|30
:Prerequisites|'''Iron Skin (18)'''
:Difference from the LoD version|Also grants Magic Resist.
:Pros|
:Cons|

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|F/C/L/P Resist%|>|>|>|>|>|[[diminishing return>Glossary#diminishing_return]] (0-80)|
|Magic Resist% (ES)|>|>|>|>|>|1/4 of F/C/L/P Resist%|

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