A Tank

Wizard Sabin

Diabloii.Net Member
A Tank

Ok, with the defensive auras and holy shield and such. I have been thinking here lately that maybe it would work how making a pure Tank. 20 Holy Shield. 20 Defiance. Max Defence possible and damage we can work on. I just would liek to see how high his defence could get. Any suggestions. Not really worried about damage or wether its PvM or PvP. I would just like to try it out.

If you have any suggestions on equipment feel free also.
 

bobofuzzlymunky

Diabloii.Net Member
conc barb for a defense build, i made the build before, literally 1 million defense, its prolly wayyy back in the barb forum now, i called him the ghost barb cuz he was next to impossible to hit whilst concing.
 

bobofuzzlymunky

Diabloii.Net Member
conc barb for a defense build, i made the build before, literally 1 million defense, its prolly wayyy back in the barb forum now, i called him the ghost barb cuz he was next to impossible to hit whilst concing.
 

Yerba

Diabloii.Net Member
bobofuzzlymunky said:
conc barb for a defense build, i made the build before, literally 1 million defense, its prolly wayyy back in the barb forum now, i called him the ghost barb cuz he was next to impossible to hit whilst concing.
Proof please. I don't believe you.
 

safetypro

Diabloii.Net Member
Yerba, the tank you propose is a variant of the Abbott Paladin Build. The main points allocation on the Abbott are 20 prayer, 1 cleansing. The Abbott regenerates life as fast as the monsters can damage him. There is a build guide in this forum (try searching the term Abbott).
Holy Shield and Defiance can be used along with Vengence as one of the variants of the Abbott Build. I am presently working on such a build except I only put 20 into Holy Shield and am spreading the remaining points on resists to improve the damage done by Vengence. My goal was to have a balanced Tank if you wish...kinda like a Hummer...LOL
I just entered Hell and yes, this guy is a Tank.
 

safetypro

Diabloii.Net Member
I am presently using the Griswold set (armor, helm and shield all socketted with 2 Sol runes for 14PDR each), +3 combat/17 PDR ammy, ravenfrost, natures peace (11 PDR), goreriders, tgods and soul drainers. 4 defensive GCs (dirt cheap...hahah), 1 all res GC, a steel/lifer GC, a ptorch and an anni. I hope to add the second natures peace ring when my mana supply increases.
I'll have 80PDR, 80 cold and fire res. 90 lite res and 75 pois res. 11000k+ def so far (with holy shield). 20 lite absorb and 20ish cold absorb (based on clvl). With the addition of Hellmouths, I can also have 15 fire absorb, but I need the mana leach from soul drainers. I hit at max frame and block at max as well.
This has really been a fun build. Still levelling...act 2 hell now...haven't died once and it's fun standing in a pack of gloams and laughing at them while they try and zap you.
I plan on making a build guide when it's complete. I already uncovered a couple minor bugs like mana drain...but have solved them and am pressing forward.
 
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