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Diablo II Heroes: Barbarian Guide

Skills: War Cries | Combat Skills | Combat Masteries

Diablo 2 Barbarian Guides
The Barbarian has 3 skill trees: War Cries, Combat Skills and Combat Masteries.

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Barbarian History
The Barbarian is the toughest fighter in Diablo II. Period. Besides his strength, the Barbarian can wield two weapons - one in each hand.

Diablo II Heroes: Barbarian Analysis

Obviously, this increases the damage he delivers and the speed of his attacks. By wielding two powerful magic weapons, the Barbarian can devise quite deadly attack combinations, for example, a freezing ax and a vampire scimitar.

Skill development
His skill trees, War Cries, Combat Actions, and Masteries, focus exclusively on improving melee combat. For example, the double-attack skill makes him take quick swings at adjacent enemies and the bash skill lets him deal great damage and knock monsters back. The various weapon masteries give him bonuses to sword-, ax-, and mace-class weapons.

Conclusion

I've played the demo first and then the open beta and I always played Barbarian. The Barbarian is probably the most straight-forward character in Diablo 2. He hits fast, hard, and often, and he can survive a real beating. At present, the Barbarian seems too simplistic but we expect Blizzard to adjust the high-level skills to make him more interesting to play.

Diablo II Sets Updated

All sets have been updated with the latest stats. There's a dedicated section for LoD sets as well.

Angelic Raiment
Arcanna's Tricks
Arctic Gear
Berserker's Garb
Cathan's Traps
Civerb's Vestments
Cleglaw's Brace
Death's Disguise
 

Hsarus' Trim
Infernal Tools
Iratha's Finery
Isenhart's Armory
Milabrega's Regalia
Sigon's Complete Steel
Tancred's Battlegear
Vidala's Rig

All Diablo 2 LoD Sets (Expansion Sets)

All sets contain full description of all items as well as the cumulative bonus when the complete set is worn.

Aldur's Watchtower - Druid Set
Bul-Kathos' Children - Barbarian Set
Cow King's Leathers
The Disciple
Griswold's Legacy - Paladin Set
Heaven's Brethren
Hwanin's Majesty
Immortal King - Barbarian Set
M'avina's Battle Hymn - Amazon Set
Natalya's Odium - Assassin Set
Naj's Ancient Vestige - Sorceress Set
Orphan's Call
Sander's Folly
Sazabi's Grand Tribute
Tal Rasha's Wrappings - Sorceress Set
Trang-Oul's Avatar - Necromancer Set

Bonus:

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