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
Masrey
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 (R3D change). 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)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
Axe Mastery: works like 1 point in Mace Mastery

Pole Arm Mastery

Difference from the LoD version
Improved damage, AR and Critical Strike bonus.
Pros
Cons
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
Damage% (ES)30+6
Damage% (LoD)28+5
Attack Rating% (ES)30+12
Attack Rating% (LoD)30+8
Critical Strike% (ES)diminishing return (0-30)
Critical Strike% (LoD)diminishing return (0-25)

Spear Mastery

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
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
Damage% (ES)30+6
Damage% (LoD)28+5
Attack Rating% (ES)30+12
Attack Rating% (LoD)30+8
Critical Strike% (ES)diminishing return (0-30)
Critical Strike% (LoD)diminishing return (0-25)
Synergies
Pole Arm Mastery: works like 1 point in Spear Mastery

Throwing Mastery

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
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
Damage% (ES)30+8
Damage% (LoD)28+5
Attack Rating% (ES)30+12
Attack Rating% (LoD)30+8
Critical Strike% (ES)diminishing return (0-40)
Critical Strike% (LoD)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

Difference from Increased Speed
Increases the max life in addiition to the Run/Walk speed.
Pros
Cons
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
Vitality3+3
Faster Run/Walk%diminishing return (0-40)

Strength of the Ancients

A new ES skill
Grants Strength and Increases the chance of Crushing Blow.
Pros
Cons
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
Strength3+3
Crushing Blow%diminishing return (0-25)

Luck of the Ancients

A new ES skill
Increases the chance of finding magic items and extra gold.
Pros
Cons
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
Magic Find%10+5
Extra Gold%5+2.5

Nova

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.
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
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

Difference from the LoD version
Also grants Damage Reduction by number.
Pros
Cons
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
Defense%30+10
Damage Reduced by (ES)1+1 per 5 levels

Thunder Storm

Difference from the LoD version
Improved damage. Shorter interval.
Pros
Handsfree.
Cons
Random target. Single target.
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
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

Difference from the LoD version
Also grants Magic Resist.
Pros
Cons
slvl12-89-1617-2223-2829+
F/C/L/P Resist%diminishing return (0-80)
Magic Resist% (ES)1/4 of F/C/L/P Resist%

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