my opinion on this goes with fist/claw barbs. they're absolutely useless. i always build a pure archer. the only claws i use on my archer on PWI is the level 70 ones, just because he can wear them. i stated his strength to 106 to wear the aqua vicious helm. and even then i look at him and say to myself "why?". you have no skills with fist/claw weapons except wingspan, and even then its drastically weakened
The point im trying to make is, barbs have many unique, or rare buffs and debuffs that can make them a very tactical class, and they arent really to be underestimated, especially if someone knows how to use them right. But either way, cata or claw barb, its a very good class that can be a heavy hitting/tanking class in pvp. The choice is up to the player and his/her playing style
I am pretty much pve only. But the bold part still applies. I've learned to hate barbs because very few can play one good enough. So far, I've had to deal with (on pwi and here) several barbs who can't catch on a veno pull, barbs who ask for some one else to tank and then keep PURPOSELY taking aggro, barbs who stupidly push the mob AWAY from me, barbs who can't round up mobs... List can go on. Or maybe the problem is they all can't follow simple directions.
any boss here can be killed by any class solo, barbs don't really need to tank for the party in pve. Just solo everything that don't require you to make a party of 6 O.o
There are two types of barbs.Ones who are terrible, and ones who are amazing. There is no inbetween.
i built my sage barb for the sole purpose of being a catapuller.. TWs have been a blast. 1vs1's are a bit tricky for me. i know what to do to survive.. however when i try to KILL thats where i have not been as successful. recently i've tried going FULL STR.. but the damage is still meehh..