The Barbarian

race logoThe Barbarian starts off in the City of Halas and moves to Everfrost for his or her formative years. Barbarians are considered a good race. What is the best strategy for playing a Barbarian? What zones and cities should you take him to and which ones should you avoid? Which factions should you work on improving, and which factions should you be wary of decreasing? What are the best quests in Halas for the beginning barbarian? Where are the best shops in Halas? How should you role play your barbarian?

Post your strategies on how to best play a Barbarian, and read, rate and comment on those posted by others.
« Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Post Comment
money to be made
# Jul 21 2007 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
for easy money for low lvl toons go get swirlingshadowsoff of the skellies north of the book when you zone from PoK to the Vahlshar stone, you can sell in bazaar for around 50pp each. if you donr have luclen expantion, i agree with getting the Hides off of every mob you kill, you can also hit Blackburrow and sell the armor you get there along with Bows for around 1 plat each
RE: need experience
# May 06 2006 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
51 posts
RE: need experience
# Jan 31 2007 at 5:23 PM Rating: Decent
[i][/i][b][/b] what
RE: need experience
# Jan 31 2007 at 5:23 PM Rating: Decent
[i][/i][b][/b] what
lvl 15 bst
# Jan 09 2006 at 8:16 AM Rating: Decent
I was wondering where to go for good leveling w/ my 15 beastlord. i went to paludal caverns lastnight and everything was green and blue. got some decent stuff to selll put crap for experience. I generally do alot of soloing. any help would be great. thanks all..
RE: lvl 15 bst
# Feb 23 2006 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
80 posts
i think your on the wrong side of PC

enter PC from shadowhaven, and you'll fly to 20 in no time, can stay there till 24 or so.
Crem de la crem
# Dec 16 2005 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
Barbarians make one of teh best warriors for sure. Shamans i would choose to ne iksar's though. Rgoue's should definetly be barb's, BST's i can see as Barb's and Ogre's. But persoally i want a Barbarian Wizard, lol.
what class should a bar play
# Jul 23 2005 at 11:26 PM Rating: Decent
im thinking of a berserker but i need some magic back up
babarian warrior is awsome :)
# Oct 17 2004 at 12:12 PM Rating: Default
i have a barbarian warrior and he is awme i havent died once since lvl 9 a barbarian warrior just has great over all stats in everything cept mana if your a warrior but mine is awsome im currently in the process of completing the stell warrior quest for the west freeprt malitia
barbarians and what there good for...
# Oct 07 2004 at 7:03 AM Rating: Decent
i would have to believe that a barbarian makes a VERY diverser warrior indeed. realisticaly we get a pretty good beginning stat range for a warrior and not to mention we look as awesome as can be in a full suit of platemail.

i play with a 51 warrior currently and i have a barbarian shammy as well, its only lvl 39 but those are the classes i think barbarians are best suited for, now if you want a very diverse beastlord, go with an ogre, having an ogre melee alongside his pet with a wide array of spells, including shaman type spells, makes an ogre beastlord quite formidable indeed. of course this all depends on your game experience and knowlage, not too mention what you are equipped with ;)
races classes
# Feb 29 2004 at 8:06 PM Rating: Decent
Does anybody know what is the best race and class?
RE: races classes
# Jul 18 2004 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
Barbarians make the best Beastlords
RE: races classes
# Apr 05 2004 at 3:55 PM Rating: Excellent
346 posts
There can really only be one answer to this question. Trial and error.
Everyone is suited to different classes and the one you eventually choose will be the one you will always think is the best, but as always many will disagree.
As far as race goes it's does not matter at the later stages, however if you want a melee don't make the fatal mistake that many have done, including me. Thats putting your starting quota into STR, put it into STA it is a far harder thing to come by in the game, i'm sure many will back me up on that.
Fact is if one race and class was the best in the game we'd all be it and that would make for a terrible game. All classes are needed and i have not a bad word to say about any. What makes a bad character is the player not the class.
Good luck all have fun.
RE: races classes
# Mar 02 2004 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
Geez mate, choose a broad enough subject!:)

In my opinion (And this is the opinion of a guy who hasn't been able to get online since they did the major upgrade way back when) I'd be sticking with A Barb Warrior if you want to go out headkicking, A Barb Shammy or Half Elf Druid for the healer in you, or A good old Wiz for tactical nuking...
Well, that's my piece of the class/race puzzle, so good luck for whatever you choose and where-ever you take 'em.

Cheers from Down Under
RE: races classes
# Apr 05 2004 at 4:00 PM Rating: Good
346 posts
Geez mate! lol you gotta luv the aussie phrases, great how one game can bring a world together.

Throw another shrimp on the barbie!
RE: races classes
# Sep 01 2004 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
I love shrimp! but seriously, there really is no best race/class combination, the only thing that makes it the best is YOU. Thats right. Depending on how you play your toon will make it the best race/class combo. I'm tired of seeing all these best race/class discusions. Some races have advantages over other races and some have disadvantages. You have 7 character slots, so best thing to do is make lots of cominations and see which one you like best.
# Feb 29 2004 at 7:36 PM Rating: Decent
What are some of the best swords and axes?
rogue armor
# Feb 18 2004 at 6:59 AM Rating: Decent
I just hit lvl 13 on the FV server and started taking out the mammoth calves. Is the Black Wolf Armor(I think that is the name) that you get for turning in the hides better than the rogue newbie armor? It has better AC but no stat buffs. Is there some sort of formula for armor similar to weapon ratio?
# Jan 28 2004 at 10:24 PM Rating: Default
does black smithing give plate amour barbarian rogues

from Geary Slim

Rogues do it from behind

RE: help
# Feb 13 2004 at 11:28 PM Rating: Decent

Not really. Barby rogues share cultural ringmail with Shammies. I'd say it's meant for a Shammy then for a Rogue. You could use Freeport Human Rogue ringmale it's a little better IMHO
# Oct 19 2003 at 6:10 PM Rating: Excellent
How can I get my faction up with the Barbarian Beastlords, I know they are in the field priest of the Tribunal, but I see no listing of it on the faction list at this web site. If anyone knows,please tell me, I need that faction.

Also,if you like this quuestion, vote it up, some jerk voted some of my posts down, and I am scared that I wouldn't get to post with my main character name, :), thanks.
# Aug 06 2003 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
hey can anyone help me i am looking for a map how to get from everfrost to freeport
RE: Barbarian
# Aug 06 2003 at 5:27 PM Rating: Good
RE: Barbarian
# Aug 06 2003 at 7:44 PM Rating: Decent
yea i go there but wwhere would i look?
RE: Barbarian
# Feb 04 2004 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
26 posts
You can look at the east and west antonica maps to see what zones you have to pass through and you can look at each zone that you pass through if you need help getting through it.
RE: Barbarian
# Aug 19 2003 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
# Jul 28 2003 at 4:11 PM Rating: Good
Do barbs get an experience penalty?

And do humans get normal experience or actually get an experience bonus?
RE: Exp
# Aug 01 2003 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
Actually Barbs receive a size and race penalty.
RE: Exp
# Jul 28 2003 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
Humans get an even XP modifier (no bonus/no penalty)

I believe Barbarians get the same, or maybe a very small penalty.
RE: Exp
# Aug 19 2003 at 9:51 PM Rating: Excellent
nope no modifier. only races with exp changes are iksar, trolls, and halflings. Halflings get +5% and the iksar and trolls get -10% (not sure about the negatives but the rest is right) everyone else get common advantages and disadvantages. Humans advantage is the can be anything they want, they can worship anyone, they are accepted almost everywhere and suffer no real disadvantages. Though their average stats and limited sight might be seen as a disadvantage in the end game none of that matters. though iksars and trolls are going to feel every bit of that -10% exp penalty

Edited, Tue Aug 19 22:55:38 2003
RE: Exp
# Feb 15 2004 at 3:27 PM Rating: Default
u 4got about ogers.
# Jun 18 2003 at 6:31 PM Rating: Default
Does this have anything to do with eqoa?
starting guild
# May 25 2003 at 4:27 PM Rating: Default
hey im new to eqoa and i need some help i want to start my own guild i have the cash im just waiting for some people, but does any one have any suggestions or any info on running guilds and what happens when i finally get mine, any info would be greatfull, thanks
RE: starting guild
# Jul 20 2003 at 10:23 AM Rating: Default
Okay, first off I would like to let you know that starting a guild is really deficult, keeping it going is even harder. With that said here is a link that i think will add you in keeping track of your guild. Yeah I know it's for the PC version of EQ, but i see no reason why you shouldn't be albe to use it with a EQOA guild.

Enjoy and good luck.
# May 25 2003 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
dude i know this is a dumb qs, but what is pp, im new to this site so if anyone has a chance please reply thanks
RE: pp
# May 25 2003 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
Platinum Pieces

The standard form of payment when buying/selling to PCs.

1 platinum piece = 10 gold pieces = 100 silver pieces = 1000 copper pieces.
Newbie Armour
# Mar 27 2003 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
Hey, what's the deal here? Most every other race in Norrath gets newbie armour, wy not the barbarians? It's hard enough as is just to find armour big enough to fit them.
RE: Newbie Armour
# Feb 04 2004 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
26 posts
Barbarians do get newb armor. You just have to talk to the right person in your guild to get the quest.
RE: Newbie Armour
# Feb 19 2005 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
yea, but I tried to get Rollian Gallithar to train me so I can get newbee armor, but he doesn't seem to respond to his key word - training. Tried "i am here for training", I am a young warrior here for training", etc. What is the proper phrase to use to get him to train me?
RE: Newbie Armour
# Mar 27 2003 at 3:26 PM Rating: Excellent
It's not THAT hard to find armor that fits, Barbarians can wear Medium sized armor as well as large.

I do notice that Everfrost is a beginning tailor's paradise. Lots of pelts dropping, lots of spiderlings, etc. When I started out (with my Warrior) I made myself patchwork armor from pelts I got off bears I killed with my BARE HANDS! (I could have used my lame sword, but somehow it seemed more satisfying that way).

Later on I took up blacksmithing and made banded armor in Qenyos, and eventually was making imbued northman ringmail. I got a great sense of pride from wearing armor I had made myself.
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 21 2003 at 4:36 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) your spelling sucks. but anyway there is a fast way to get money. you murder your party and collect the insurance glad i could help
RE: hey dragoon master
# Apr 12 2003 at 1:26 PM Rating: Good
Hay Bro if that is the way you think in real world you need to get help. Hang in there, there is always hope don't give up.
# Mar 10 2003 at 11:04 PM Rating: Default
since i am bored any am startign a new barb. worrior and i need to find a good weapon any ideas? also is there a fast way to gain lots o money? also can u join up wit some one who is way highter lv say 45?
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 25 2003 at 11:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) HI
Come Join Me
# Feb 25 2003 at 1:29 AM Rating: Decent
Let me tell you about an idea i had one day. I was running through Grater faydark and i had accedently attacked a nexus at the wizzy spires. Needless to say that i was killed Instantly. I was extreamly mad because i lost my exp. Through my hatered i studied the creature and i devised the most extravagant scheme ever. I was wondering if my fellow Citizens of norrath would aid me. Darkies and Lighties come together in a mass horde to take one down. "What's in it for me" a person might ask. Well i think that not only the feeling you get from uniting with all of the inhabitants of norrath to squash a common evil but a great possibilty of an uber pay off and Extream exp or maybe nothing just a cold hard defeat.I am not really sure if they drop anything or if they even give exp.They are most likely the least killed Npc in the game. I have heard of one or two being killed but to my knowlage no loot has ever been identified. There are only a couple of reasons why i have not been able to find the loot items either 1. The uber guild who took one down came up with an awsome item that they dont want to get nerfed because of 1000000 crying lowbies saying its too powerfull so they did not add it to new item lists 2. None of them have ever been killed 3. Normal Loot for lvl of mob 4. No loot :( Now i am not really sure yet of the master plan but i am thinking along the lines of a massive head on attack group attack at random with no aperant stratagey.A person could even make a mule char and lvl to 5 or 6 toe just for this battle.Toe to Toe with the Unchecked Evil of the world. Or i have got a more methodical aproach. Either way i could be just stupid or really tired but that is my idea and i am willing to set up shop on any server. e-mail me at massive_nexus_strike@YHAOO.COM if you have any ideas, you want to join (( lvl is of no importance 1-65 doesnt matter Class either warriors clerics shaman monks i am in need of warm bodies :) )) or you just want to flame about how stupid i am either way i will welcome your emails and i will try my very best to email you back .No matter what it says. More information on nexus is always welcome. E-mail me and give it a chance.

Happy hunting and good luck.

"When the horde comes there will be no escape" Ode to Nexus
RE: Come Join Me
# Jun 26 2003 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
I'm down if you are still having it.
RE: Come Join Me
# May 25 2003 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
Dude that sounds cool. I mean just imagine some one cruizing on a qst or just xping, and all of a sudden seeing this rediculous mob of like 40-60 heads just rolling through headed to kill a lexus, or what ever, have u already did that? if not hit me up, im in!!!!
RE: Come Join Me
# Feb 25 2003 at 11:52 PM Rating: Default
Im For It :)
Race or Class issue? Or Bugged?
# Feb 10 2003 at 8:51 AM Rating: Decent
118 posts
was answered...thanks

Edited, Tue Feb 11 08:13:42 2003
Race Issues-Rogue related
# Dec 31 2002 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
Want to know why my Barb Rogue has such weak abilitys and poor stats. Sure I hit hard, but not often. My AC at lvl 32 is still under 500, while I have a lvl 22 ranger in newbie quest armor over 550, unbuffed. I have discovered that adding INT gear has increased my ability to learn and advance skills at a more noticeable rate, yet Backstabb skill has just finally past 100, and that was gained at lvl 13. Does being a large race character cause me to take a penalty on AC?

Luden McGinnis <Castle Darkeskye> - Mithaniel
RE: Race Issues-Rogue related
# Feb 10 2003 at 1:23 PM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
Check your DEFENSE. Since the rogue is trying NOT to get hit, and your other character IS being hit, he probably has higher defense. Defense= more ac.
RE: Race Issues-Rogue related
# Jan 19 2003 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
The one main stat that will help all your rogue abilities, is by far Dex.
RE: Race Issues-Rogue related
# Dec 31 2002 at 7:26 PM Rating: Good
Does being a large race character cause me to take a penalty on AC?

No. It just makes you eat food faster.
« Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Post Comment

Free account required to post

You must log in or create an account to post messages.