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

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**Combat Masteries [#a56c80d3]

-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).

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||Sword&br;Mastery|Axe&br;Masrey|Mace&br;Mastery|Polearm&br;Mastery|Spear&br;Mastery|h
|Sword & Axe Setup|Many|1||||
|Axe & Mace Setup||Many|1|||
|Mace & Sword Setup|1||Many|||
|Polearm & Spear Setup||||Many|1|
|Spear & Axe Setup||1|||Many|


***Sword Mastery [#t72f596c]
:Difference from the LoD version|Improved damage, AR and Critical Strike bonus.
:Notes|Daggars are not affected by Sword Mastery.
:Pros|
:Cons|

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

:Synergies|'''Mace Mastery:''' works like 1 point in Sword Mastery

***Axe Mastery [#k75fddb3]
: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|

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|Damage% (ES)|30|>|>|>|>|+6|
|Damage% (LoD)|28|>|>|>|>|+5|
|Attack Rating% (ES)|30|>|>|>|>|+12|
|Attack Rating% (LoD)|28|>|>|>|>|+8|
|Critical Strike% (ES)|>|>|>|>|>|[[diminishing return>Glossary#diminishing_return]] (0-30)|
|Critical Strike% (LoD)|>|>|>|>|>|[[diminishing return>Glossary#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 [#c29c2203]
: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|

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

:Synergies|'''Axe Mastery:''' works like 1 point in Mace Mastery

***Pole Arm Mastery [#y84bc84b]
:Difference from the LoD version|Improved damage, AR and Critical Strike bonus.
:Pros|
:Cons|

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


***Spear Mastery [#tc2c14c9]
:Difference from the LoD version|Improved damage, AR and Critical Strike bonus.
:Notes|Javelins are affected by Spear Mastery %%%only when used in melee%%%.
:Pros|
:Cons|

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

:Synergies|'''Pole Arm Mastery:''' works like 1 point in Spear Mastery

***Throwing Mastery [#vf7a9b17]
:Difference from the LoD version|Improved damage, AR and Critical Strike bonus.
:Notes|Javelins and Throwing Weapons are not affected by Throwing Mastery %%%when used in melee%%%.
:Pros|
:Cons|

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

:Synergies|
'''Sword Mastery:''' +2% Damage Per Level
'''Sword Mastery:''' +4% Attack Rating Per Level
'''Axe Mastery:''' +2% Damage Per Level
'''Axe Mastery:''' +4% Attack Rating Per Level
'''Mace Mastery:''' +2% Damage Per Level
'''Mace Mastery:''' +4% Attack Rating Per Level
'''Pole Arm Mastery:''' +2% Damage Per Level
'''Pole Arm Mastery:''' +4% Attack Rating Per Level
'''Spear Mastery:''' +2% Damage Per Level
'''Spear Mastery:''' +4% Attack Rating Per Level


***Vigor of the Ancients [#h851d51e]
:Difference from the LoD version|Increases the max life in addiition to the Run/Walk speed.
:Pros|
:Cons|

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|Vitality|3|>|>|>|>|+3|
|Faster Run/Walk%|>|>|>|>|>|[[diminishing return>Glossary#diminishing_return]] (0-40)|

***Strength of the Ancients [#y9e67f4e]
:A new ES skill|Grants Strength and Increases the chance of Crushing Blow.
:Pros|
:Cons|

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|slvl|1|2-8|9-16|17-22|23-28|29+|h
|Strength|3|>|>|>|>|+3|
|Crushing Blow%|>|>|>|>|>|[[diminishing return>Glossary#diminishing_return]] (0-25)|


***Luck of the Ancients [#e537b9e6]
: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|

***Nova [#t47c9ff3]
: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)|1-50|+10|+15|+20|+25|+25|
|Lightning Damage (LoD)|1-20|+7|+8|+9|+10|+11|
|Missile Range (yards)|>|>|>|>|>|8.6|
|Mana Cost (ES)|7|>|>|>|>|+0.5|
|Mana Cost (LoD)|15|>|>|>|>|+1|

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

***Iron Skin [#icc1dfb8]
: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]
: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)|1-160|+16|+18|+20|+24|+24|
|Lightning Damage (LoD)|1-100|+10|+10|+11|+11|+11|
|Interval (seconds) (ES)|>|>|>|>|>|2.64 (at slvl 1) - 0.48 (at slvl 60)|
|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|
|Mana Cost (LoD)|19|>|>|>|>|+0|

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

***Natural Resistance [#j1ff16a4]
: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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