**Daishi_GD [#g23ebb11]
[[Daishi_GD - Barbarian>Hall_Daishi_GD]] : Battle Leader/Titan

**Character Intro and Overview [#ld8a62ab]
Daishi_GD is my original "Daishi" Sword Barbarian build from R5E/F/G ladder, with minor skill changes then previous. 
Main attacks are Wirlwind/Berzerk/Frenzy. My main idea was to be a heavy hitting "Destroyer" build. But I end up being a good tank from my item setup. 
Can do just about anything you would want to do!: 
- 1 shot enemies in Hell
- Tank the bosses
(The Assassin is his sexy Shadow lady!)
**Stats and Attributes [#qa4b669a]
- first shot is without my holding my shield, with below
This is my Stats Naked and Charmless: I probably could have done with alot less Dex. Also a Shot of my stats with shield.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/Daishi_GD/Naked.jpg http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/Daishi_GD/Stats1handed.jpg
**Skills [#a4a62522]
Max Wirlwind, Berzerk, Sword Mastery, thats 70 levels worth of skills, the rest of my skills went into Frenzy. Quest skill points pretty much went into "getting" everything, War Cry is a pretty important skill for tanking "herds". Great for Caster support. If I found a Large Charm, I obviously could have saved some skill points..
Even if I didn't put points into it, Concentrate would do about 110k 1-handed and boost me up to 130k defense.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/Daishi_GD/Combat.jpg http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/Daishi_GD/Combat2.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/Daishi_GD/Masteries.jpg http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/Daishi_GD/Masteries1.jpg
1 Point into Warcries 
- This is after I switch to buff weapons and "Battle Commanded" myself
**Equipment [#l8b262c1]
Now that part that you've all been waiting for! What makes this guy so crazy?! This does!

If you look through my gear you will notice I tried to split up between Strength-Vitality jewels. (Jewels that add 0.75 Strength or Vitality per character level, Level 60 jewel) If you want to be all damage- by all means just go all Strength. 5 More jewels - about 360 more strength.(-360 from current Vitality.)
All my Items(except for sword) is Dragon Stoned with Tyranuim Ore(Increase Max Life 4%) (see http://homepage3.nifty.com/miyoshino/es/es3cube_n.htm#dst for details). I believe that Life>Defence when it comes to Dragon Stoning.
The armor is an obvious choice for any character really. Not much to say about the armor, it speaks for itself! If you don't have a Wo Rune but everything else, you CAN run around WITHOUT ANY armor!, I do that in Naraku sometimes for fun. "Leoric's Plate" unique Royal Armor is a good one. Runeword "Indomitable" in Ethereal elite armor if you are just starting out is great.
My helmet(Arreat's Face) is an LoD Coupon Unique  giving it 2 sockets and making it what it is. 
Same with the Shield(Stormshield) Knowing I would only use the shield for "Tanking" I put vitality jewels inside- because life and tanking go hand in hand. The shield is also "U rune" forged for 7% Increased Chance of Blocking because the shield would normally only have 72%  Chance to Block for a Barbarian. Also the jewels in the shield are forged iwth Tsu's for 15% Faster Hit Recovery- adding 30% FHR onto the shield. 
Heel of Blood are very important for tanking, because of the obvious Life Tap Casting. When up against heavy hitting bosses, I would stand my ground and "Concentrate" till Life Tap casts followed by either Wirlwind or Berzerk depending on the strength of the enemy. 
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/Daishi_GD/Helmet.jpg http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/Daishi_GD/Shield-2.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/Daishi_GD/Armor.jpg http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/Daishi_GD/Gloves-1.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/Daishi_GD/Boots.jpg http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/Daishi_GD/Belt-1.jpg
Strength jewels inside both rings, a Vitality jewel inside the Amulet.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/Daishi_GD/Ring1-1.jpg http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/Daishi_GD/Ring2.jpg
Realistically- The Best Melee Item in Diablo 2. You would never need or want anything but then this weapon. Yes there are people out there with sword that do 9XX-2XXX damage, but all your going to get from that weapon is damage. Which to be is dumb because I feel it very important for the weapon to be more well rounded than to just deal a bit more damage.  My second weapon of choice is "Death", Another LoD runeword made from Decal's. I'll duel these together and run and and frenzy if I am feeling to lazy to Wirlwind. (It's a lot easier to hold down right click with Frenzy and just move the mouse around then to Zig-Zag  your mouse with Wirlwind!)
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/Daishi_GD/Sword.jpg http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/Daishi_GD/Sword2.jpg
To help give you an idea where the some Stats come from.
These would be my secondary-weapons (My buff sticks)I realise now I am missing an All Skill jewel in the  Secret of Ooze and that the +1 Barbarian jewel isnt even Tab Forged with +1 WarCries. Venoms just like 3k damage? China's Enchant is only like 175 fire damage but it adds +272% Attack rating.
The Wand is for Venom and the Tekko is for Eagle Eye. China for Enchant(only used dueling PvP for Attack Rating Bonus(rarely do this, don't need to!) Eagle Eye adds about 400% enchanted damage, and 27 Crushing blow. 
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/Daishi_GD/Buff.jpg http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/Daishi_GD/China.jpg
**Merc and Merc Equipment [#gacbbb93]
Desert Mercenary (Nightmare - Combat)- Might aura!
Merc Gear:
Weapon : LoD Runeword- Pride (lvl 20 Concentration Aura)
Armor : Runeword- Envy (lvl 15 Defiance Aura)
Helmet : Gemword- ArchDimeron (For +10 Might)
Gloves : Unique Elite- Death Grip (24% Life Leech, to keep him alive)
Boots : Uniq Elite- Heel of Blood ( Ctc Life Tap)
Belt : Rare Elite- Ctc Chilling Armor when struck (Defence bonus + cold)
Jewelery : Iron Thimble/Zodiac Band/ Spellcasters Aid
**Comments [#hcca435d]
- Very mediocre items. This isn't LoD, there can be some variation. -- [[vz]] &new{01-29-2008 (Tue) 02:29:41};
- bring it on --  &new{01-28-2008 (Mon) 01:57:43};
- i dont really like your barb. he kindah stinks..... i could make better.. your weps suck -- [[Dking]] &new{01-28-2008 (Mon) 01:28:38};
- vit/clvl is not multiplied with bo and the like... just in case you didn't notice yet. I see you got some high-vit jewels on your gear. +50 life jewels would probably have the same effect... -- [[Phillip]] &new{01-25-2008 (Fri) 02:46:02};
- Aura forging gives too low of aura's -- [[Daishi]] &new{01-25-2008 (Fri) 00:51:46};
- Very nice job.  I love to see this barb in action. -- [[Dking]] &new{01-24-2008 (Thu) 20:55:12};
- Aura forging gives too low of aura's -- [[Daishi]] &new{01-24-2008 (Thu) 14:21:36};
- The merc will only get +3 to might and the +1 to all skills from Arch Dimeron. I am wondering why you did not aura forged your amulet. -- [[Hans]] &new{01-24-2008 (Thu) 14:02:04};

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