Barbarian Common Stat Builds

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There are essentially only two effective barbarian builds before endgame (endgame being level 100).


Tank/Vitality Build

This is the traditional, and honestly the most effective barbarian build, both PvP and PvE wise. The high Hit Points (HP) will give you more survivability in general, which is much more effective than a couple extra Strength points, which is considered the "PvP" build, but since you have a 75% damage reduction in PvP, Strength is essentially useless.

Recommended stat point allocation:

Strength (Str):

You want 3 Strength per level. This is a must. Every single level you add 3 Strength, no more, no less.

Dexterity (Dex):

Most people go for a base of 49 for the most common endgame weapon: Calloused Lionheart Hatchets (found at South Archosaur forges). At level 100, depending on how you play, with all of your endgame gear, you can choose to go with either 60 Dexterity (recommended for the little extra critical hit rate and accuracy/evasion) or 80 (depends on your play style, this is more viable with higher refined gears, since you can afford a few less Hit Points). There is no real need to add a certain amount of Dexterity per level.

Vitality (Vit):

Your most important stat point as a tank barbarian. Every extra attribute point you have, you dump here. Once your Dexterity is at where you want, you will be adding 2 Vitality and 3 Strength every level.

Pros:

  1. High Hit Points (HP).
  2. Extremely high spike damage with Armageddon (one of the 2 spark ultimate skills).
  3. High survivability in PvP and PvE.
  4. Solo AoEing becomes very easy.

Cons:
There are none really. You're a barbarian and will never hit as hard as any other class except with your Armageddon, no matter how many points you pour into Strength.

Strength Build

Recommended stat point allocation:

Dexterity (Dex):

No matter your level, this you want capped at 80 as Strength build. The added Accuracy, Evasion, and Critical Hit Rate are essential to a Strength built barbarian.

Vitality (Vit):

Some Strength barbarians go with 5 base Vitality, some go with 50 (recommended).

Strength (Str):

Whatever is not in Vitality or Dexterity, goes in here. This will maximize your damage output in both PvP and PvE.


Pros:

  1. Higher damage with your skills.
  2. You miss a lot less (if 80 Dexterity; recommended).
  3. You kill quicker than Vitality built barbarian.

Cons:

  1. You have gimped the main thing you have going for you as a barbarian, your Hit Points.
  2. You have gimped your most powerful skill Armageddon which is possibly the highest hitting skill in Perfect World.
  3. You have extremely low survivability.
  4. You will not be on the top of the list for Twilight Temple or Rebirth runs, nor will you be asked to help tank World Bosses.