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A question about my Hammerdin's Gear.

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by Starseed, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. Starseed

    Starseed IncGamers Member

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    A question about my Hammerdin's Gear.

    Hey, I currently have a lvl 81 Hammerdin in A5 Hell.. I can solo pretty easily, have a bit of a hard time when in larger group games, so handling myself really isn't the problem.

    The main problem is my gear. I'm moreso an MFer than anything, don't really have any "Godly" items to trade for an Enigma or anything like that, but I know at this stage in the game I should be looking at more than my current 1.7k def.

    Gear:

    Helm: Ptopazed Shako
    Armor: Ptopazed Tal's
    Weapon: Wizspike
    Shield: HoZ (upgrading soon as I get another Ko rune)
    Gloves: Upped Chance Guards (Heavy Bracers)
    Ammy: Seraph's Hymn
    Ring1: 24% Nagel
    Ring2: Rez/MF
    Belt: Tal's
    Boots: Nat's

    My current rig serves me quite well with MFing and with the +rez on the gear & charms (incl. Anni) all my rez in hell is 75+, I also have around +10 to all skills currently (doing around 7k-8k BH damage)

    I was just wondering what gear I might want to be on the lookout for that will help maintain my rez/mf while raising my def to something more considerable for my lvl and possibly if I would be able to trade any of my current equipment for it.

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. DrizzitT

    DrizzitT IncGamers Member

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    Do you have any pts in Holy shield? Cuz for me, that bumps me up a few thousand defense pts... With HS and my Defiance merc i have about 10k def and im using worse armor than you are....
    Shako
    Skulders
    HOTO
    Hoz (169? ed)
    regular chance
    WT
    Goldwrap....
    If your REALLY having a problem, get a def merc instead of a HF one...
     
  3. Starseed

    Starseed IncGamers Member

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    Yeah, I have about 10 pts in HS.. no merc though.

    I may have to go shopping for one tomorrow. :)
     
  4. Sephiroth[TR]

    Sephiroth[TR] IncGamers Member

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    hmmm wel cos theres already a topic i might as wel ask it here

    got the following gear ready for my pala :

    shako
    HOTO
    GA/Shaft
    Acrahnid mesh
    Slikweave/Waterwalk
    Magefist/Frostburns
    HOZ (157 ED )

    Im stil not sure of wich Gloves i use and wich boots or armor. I can afford a enigma or COH so wich would be best armor for hammerdin ? shaft or GA ? I was thinking of SHAFT and i just hate how dumb a pala looks wearing a GA

    And does a hammerdin needs max block ?
    cos if they do how much dex needed for max block. Cos even with holy shield i wont get max block witout spending much points in dex.

    btw rings and amu would a raven and a crafted one with mana do ?
     
  5. SgtPPS

    SgtPPS IncGamers Member

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    ok sounds like you want to know a great set up here it goes:

    shako
    HoTo
    enigma
    HoZ
    mage fist or good caster gloves
    arach belt
    mara's ammy
    silk weaves/water walks / aldurs (your choice)
    soj or raven frost (depending if you want the dex)
    a 5% or better faster cast ring with resist would be good also

    the reason I say the mage fist and caster ring it will make you break the fcr that is needed with hoto and arach.

    as far as mana leech you can not leech mana or life all you need is 1 point into redemption flash it and your bubbles are full.

    also around 125 dex base would be all you need for block the rest from gear.

    But you should check the guides at the top of the page they will help you out greatly. Also you want more damage make or buy +1 combat charms.
     
  6. Snake-Byte

    Snake-Byte IncGamers Member

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    an "Ultimate" hammerdin setup would look something like this (bare in mind im not going for total damage, instead I want to go for survivability)

    HoTO - 40% preferably
    Enigma
    Shako - I Um'ed mine.
    Stormshield - you lose out on damage, and some resists but you gain damage reduced. I Um'ed mine, since I decided to use Thundergod's.
    Waterwalks - there are some duped boots floating around better than these, Soul Spurs strike me on USEast. Use these if you dont mind using dupes.
    Thundergod's - At this point you guys are saying "WTF?! NOOB!" or something to that extent. However, I dont know about you guys, but I don't like being massacred by charged bolts off of monsters. The 20 vita and 20 strength help quite a bit, and not so long ago in 1.09 this was considered the ultimate pala belt.
    Magefists/Trangs - 20% fcr, nuf said.
    2x SoJs

    And now for the grand finalle. a Crafted +2 pally 15%+ fcr amulet. Preferably with resists.

    Not all of that stuff is easily obtainable, infact mine uses a wizard spike, and a rare +2 pala 10% fcr amulet right now.

    This build doesn't really give you the most damage, but it does give you quite a bit of damage reduced, nice resists (especially against lightning) and general survivability.

    If you wanted an "ULTIMATE!!1 00ber build" I'd have to go into detail what gear to keep in your stash against what, blah blah blah, all that crap, and I dont like having to go to my stash for every duel just to change something out, so I go with this.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  7. Sephiroth[TR]

    Sephiroth[TR] IncGamers Member

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    wel as i stated i cant afford a enigma or COH so would the SS be the best armor than ? Cos of the 30 DR and the 60 life

    and i was aiming for 450 vit should be posible on lv 85 i hope
    and il c wich to use when i get high lv if i need extra mana or not for gloves
    and boots think waterwalk for the dex and life bonus.
     
  8. LovelyGods

    LovelyGods Banned

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    arn't there two guides for a Hammedin? :scratch:
     
  9. Sephiroth[TR]

    Sephiroth[TR] IncGamers Member

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    i saw them both. The first one seemd kinda outdated as it was proly start of ladder.
    second one.. wel i cant imagine why using a wizy with a IST and gloom as belt. And with 2 soj and a mara as jewelry he didnt seem poor or whatsoever. And he didnt even had a item that gives cannot be frozen. Unle si missed thet. But all by all i didnt like some things of the guide.
     
  10. fatmantan

    fatmantan IncGamers Member

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    Here is my gear

    38 HOTO
    ptop Shako
    GA
    193 HOZ
    40 Chances
    Arach mesh
    Silkweave
    Nats peace
    RAvenfrost
    rare +2 pally, 5%ml 46cold and 20 res for rest, 7% mf

    I find this setup perfect

    90% resists in hell
    maybe not as much mf....but i find lots of socketables with this amount. Around 140 mf

    Does 9k min damage so its all good
     
  11. Zkin

    Zkin IncGamers Member

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    my hammerdin uses

    Pt Shako
    Seraphs hymn (or a 19% fcr craft amu with some minor mods.)
    199 % edef ga not upgraded
    Wartravelers 44 %
    hoz regular sock w pdiamond.
    magic ring 33 % mf, and a magic with 13 % all res 20 % mf. (always..)
    Wiz spike.

    90 % res all.
    1300 hp iirc
    max block

    Mf gear
    Gull dagger and a Rhyme shield
    35 % mf amu
    skullders pt

    low res but not negative values.
    1200 -1300 hp iirc
    max block
    i have no problem mfing solo in 8 player games.
     
  12. memememe173

    memememe173 IncGamers Member

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    A caster dosn't always need CBF. He's cast rate won't change. I say Mage>Frost for gloves then you reach the 75%FCR break.

    IMO Zak>Storm
     

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