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Castle Age Barbarus

The chief of a war-seeking tribe of warriors, Barbarus leads by example. His skill in combat is undeniable and many claim he has the strength of three men.

 

 

 

Attack Defense Special Ability
Level 1 18 15 Increase Power Attacks by 2x (uses 10 stamina)
Level 2 19 16 Increase Power Attacks by 2x (uses 10 stamina)
Level 3 20 17 Increase Power Attacks by 2x (uses 10 stamina)
Level 4 21 18 Increase Power Attacks by 3x (uses 15 stamina)

At level 2 and 3 his ability does not change much from level 1. As on level 1, while equipped, Power Attacks now use 2 times the stamina and damage is increased by 2 times. But on level 4 you reach the strength of three men. And you might think this hero not worth it. That there is no real gain. You may be confused.

Making meaning

The stamina cost for your increased attack increasing by the same rate, may have you believe there is no real gain except that if you have high stamina you have to click less. Not true. There’s more to this General.

The big benefit of Barbarus that may be overlooked is that the monster attacks once for every one of your attacks. So while your attack gets doubles or tripled, the monster still attacks you and your party only once!

Assigning significance

Any monster with a fortification/mana shield/party health bar is going to be a lot easier to kill, thanks to that defense bar being much higher on average. Damage done to you, your ship, your party, by a monster retaliating in response to your attack is cut in half on his first three levels, and a third when Barbarus is on level 4.

Of course, some other heroes provide similar/other/more/better benefits, but if you didn’t get your hands on those (yet), Barbarus may actually be a good acquisition.

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4 responses to “Castle Age Barbarus

  1. steffy 28/06/2010 at 22:21

    can i ask something??
    where i can buy barbarus if the offer isn’t offer anymore

  2. Nynke Etk Fokma 02/07/2010 at 16:45

    Steffy, try this link (you have to be logged in to facebook):

    http://apps.facebook.com/castle_age/oracle.php?buychoice=56

    Let me know if it works?

  3. Necron99 08/10/2010 at 21:57

    It works. Just got mine today and was very disappointed. Didn’t know the cost of attacks increased, but after looking over a bunch of posts I realized the value in a duel bar situation.

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