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Advice for Smiter

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by SmiteforLifeDude, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. SmiteforLifeDude

    SmiteforLifeDude IncGamers Member

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    Advice for Smiter

    Hey, I got a lvl 83 smiter. I want to know if items i use are good enough for solo or 2 person uber runs.
    - I use a P andys for my helm..havent socketed yet..What should i put inside
    - Fortitude GH
    - P 15 ed LW Zerker
    - 45+ all res Eth Exile Vortex
    - 2nd hand -> 5/5/4 Cta with 35% fcr spirit
    - Close to Perf Dracs
    - 180 ed Gores
    - 15/40 Verdungos
    - 240/ 20 raven, 4% Bk... Im getting a 5% soon
    - Highlords Ammy
    - 9 P combs... a few have 20+ life

    MY dmg is 2.7- 4k

    My merc uses:
    - Eth dream Spired
    - Eth Fort Wire Fleece
    - Eth Pride CA 20+ Concentration

    My problem in D2X is that i tend to put a lot of points on strength so i ussually dont have that much health on all my chars. This smiter i'd say has about 1700 with bo.. Its preety sad but its a habit im trying to break...
    Advice on my Gear and Pally is welcome.. Thank You
     
  2. Apophis

    Apophis Banned

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    andy: RAL
    FORTITUDE:GOOD
    LW:GOOOOOOOD
    EXILE:GOOOOOOOOOD
    CTA SPIRIT:GOZU :D
    dracs:goood
    gores:good
    dungo's :good
    rings:good
    ammy:NOT SO GOOD,use MARA
    P combs:good
    for ubers you don't need merc..
    you can solo ubers alone with this gear.but with that life..you need more,try get 20 life SCS or rebuild the char as i did.BTW..try get anni and change that andy's with a shako for life ,a jah'ed shako
     
  3. Bjam

    Bjam IncGamers Member

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    My only concern would be your strategy for combating Mephy's conviction aura. It will lower your fire/cold/light resists by 125%. You need to have your resists at least 100% beyond maxed to avoid a 1 hit K.O. Conviction or Salvation can counter the effect too. Otherwise, your gear is overkill good. It should be easy and verging on boring.
     
  4. Apophis

    Apophis Banned

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    neah..i don't die from mephisto's conviction and his punch,i use fana because fade helps my resists..and the exile :Dsalvation is rarely used...
     
  5. Uncle_Mike

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    Well, I would say that Highlord is THE amulet to use...

    Also, you might want to substitute some of the pc combats with res or life/res scs. Smiters do so well in tristram that combats are not really a must. Guardian angel is also good for resistances - uber boss killing is all about crushing blow so you do not need to focus on raw dmg so much.

    I would also prefer Um Shako to jah one - unless lifetap triggers you are dead anyway - more res > 5% more life in this case:wink3:

    Mike
     
  6. munchkins

    munchkins IncGamers Member

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    i have about 2k life woith bo and i solo ubers easily

    my setup is much more resist oriented

    helm: p umd maras
    shield: umd hoz
    armor:coh
    wep:grief pb

    i use hilords for the 20 ias... it help hit that last bp, but if u use andys then u can change to maras for the res

    i have no pcombs, but 280 res all means i take almost no dmg in ubers... i dont find DR to be an issue at all as most of the dmg there is elemental

    no point on a 5ll bk cause smite doesnt leech.. get a 3ll so less chance of poof, or go with a wisp for light absorb (my preference)

    go with grief instead of lw... u do more dmg, and gores for boots is all the CB you need... i kill all the ubers in under 2 mins with 15% CB and good dmg from grief.. having more then maybe 30 CB is useless IMO.. you sacrafice good dmg for maybe 10 seconds faster overall killing time
     
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    I would say Highlords if your resists are that good over maras. Only if your resits are that good.


    the rest of it looks good.
     
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    There is no point in using Dracul's Grasp if you equip Exile. Steelrends would be superior in every way.
     
  9. Apophis

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    "go with grief instead of lw"
    OMG,are you insane? LW is the king of ubers and dc clone,so much CB that every uber is DEAD in a few seconds..and i was thinking to take a 6 sox berseker axe to put 6 bers in it for 120 CB for my smiter.
     
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    Well, CB is good until they have no life, 50% CB is enough, which is retained from Guillaumes face + Gore rider, don't start this again aphophis.

    imo grief > LW, since you can get CB from other items, but +340-400dmg is not obtainable.
     
  11. Desi

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    The only thing needed for efficient ubers, is damage, life tap, life steal and atleast 75 res (if not stacked). if my v/t could solo uber taking on all three bosses, so can you.
     
  12. munchkins

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    ... max CB is 95%, so 6 bers would be wasted, and if you are gonna do that make it in a pb for the faster attack

    more then 50% CB doesnt change killing time at all, and 15% is plenty for me
    try it and see
     
  13. akatheeggman

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    Hey SmiteForLifeDude which mercenary did you choose? (from which act, difficulty, and was it defense combat or offensive?)

    If anyone has a preference of mercenary for either a smiter or 1pt smite zealdin, what is it?
     
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    i set a new personal record today with my 15% CB... under 2 mins for all 3 big ubers. Yes crushing blow is required, but waaaaay overrated
     

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