Hey everyone. I know this may be a strange time to ask for paladin help sine D3 is a little more than a week away, but I have never played any of the Diablo games before and wanted to so I could have more of an understanding and appreciation for D3. I have beat Diablo 1 and have a level 18 Paladin in D2. From what I understand, hammerdin is a good leveling build but I have a question. I am having trouble finding a hammerdin guide for the 1.13 version of the game and there is one think about the build that confuses me. I get that putting points in some skills provides synergy with others, and that putting points in conc, BA and vigor all increase the damage of BH. But...do I have to have the respective aura active to get the bonuses, or are the bonuses applied passively? If I could get this question answered and perhaps be directed to an up to date hammerdin guide I would appreciate it greatly.