After all this time

Kefir-Tribe

Diabloii.Net Member
After all this time

Well, this is kind of a Patriarch thread. I’ve played a lot of zealots through the years of d2 and in the beginning of 1.10 I built a classic fana/zeal paladin based on Schaefer’s Hammer. He did pretty well, I recall, but was very fragile. I therefore abandoned him and took all his gear away, a long time ago. Recently though, I decided to use him to test some gear for a build idea dwelling in the more undiscovered parts of my right front lobe. So once again, Windel-Poons walk the earth:

Equipment
Andariel’s Visage (ias-jewel)
Highlord’s Wrath
Schaefer’s Hammer (Sheal)
Duriel’s Shell (upgr. Ias-jewel)
Herald of Zakarum (Pdimond)
Laying of Hands
Raven Frost
Thundergod’s Vigor
Rare ring (dual leech, 15 dex…)
Gore Rider (upgr.)
Passion Ettin Axe on switch

So what’s special about it then? The thing is that I discovered that this character really, well… owned. I must say that I’m mighty impressed because the eq isn’t even optimised yet. He make p8 baalruns at a satisfying speed on don’t seem to so fragile as I remembered. And 1,4k smite really work well against Baal. I must admit I’ve underestimated the Zealot.
 
Well done! a long time coming indeed!
Can you remember what your original setup was, or is that lost in the abyss of you memory now?
And on a sort of highjacking, despite my never liking pally's, i have found that the zealot is quite fun. Wouldnt mind making a powerful one with all the right gear, see just how hard he does hit.
 

Kaptain_Insano

Diabloii.Net Member
Nice! I need to make myself a zealot. So many good chars to make. I've got most of that equip. i'll be waiting for more info.

Cheers K
 
necrolemming said:
I'd say that 44 res is pretty good, no?
Err, unless me, arreat summit and diabloii.net are all mistaken, Exil does not give any resistances except +5 to max cold and fire. Your probably looking at a basic 44 res on the shield before the word was added.
*points at lemming* j00 n00b! ! pwn j00! :p
 
farting bob said:
Err, unless me, arreat summit and diabloii.net are all mistaken, Exil does not give any resistances except +5 to max cold and fire. Your probably looking at a basic 44 res on the shield before the word was added.
*points at lemming* j00 n00b! ! pwn j00! :p
You will find that many Exile runewords are placed into ethereal shield with inherant +Resists.

To the original poster, are you going to attempt to reach the 4fps Zeal with Schaefer's Hammer?
 

Gohanman

Diabloii.Net Member
Um, he has 4fpa. Legendary Mallet + lvl 20 Fanat needs 120 IAS.

20 (Highlord's)
20 (LoH)
35 (IAS jewl visage)
15 (IAS jewel duriel's)
40 (shael shaeffer's)
= 130, by my math.

He actually has room to drop the shael if he finds a sweet xxx jewel of Fervor.
 
Gohanman said:
Um, he has 4fpa. Legendary Mallet + lvl 20 Fanat needs 120 IAS.

20 (Highlord's)
20 (LoH)
35 (IAS jewl visage)
15 (IAS jewel duriel's)
40 (shael shaeffer's)
= 130, by my math.

He actually has room to drop the shael if he finds a sweet xxx jewel of Fervor.
Ah yes. Thanks for pulling me up on that. I simply didn't read the equipment setup properly. I think I need more coffee.
 

Reborn2k

Diabloii.Net Member
Hehe... That is too cool, congratulations! It seems that you really like melee chars. You wanted to reach lvl 99 and have tried much melee builds. Over the time I have become a real melee lover, too. I just lack good weapons, but it slowly gets better. My real dream would be a char just like this, but I haven't found Schaefer's hammer yet (or stormlash). Luckily my pindle maps drops legendary mallets quite often, I already found a stone crusher on it. With some dedication Schaefer's will drop and if not, I'll have a found a stormlash in the mean time, because Scourges drop often too! Yeah! Then I may finally be able to make the char I have planned for so long... See? I'm REALLY jealous! :) Good to know that that weapon owns. Static field must be really great for p8 games, I only know it from sorcs and on melee chars it must be godly! :) Ah well, I talk too much and I have mentioned this at least 10000 times, but whew! Congratulations! :thumbsup:
 

Kefir-Tribe

Diabloii.Net Member
Reborn2k said:
Hehe... That is too cool, congratulations! It seems that you really like melee chars. You wanted to reach lvl 99 and have tried much melee builds. Over the time I have become a real melee lover, too. I just lack good weapons, but it slowly gets better. My real dream would be a char just like this, but I haven't found Schaefer's hammer yet (or stormlash). Luckily my pindle maps drops legendary mallets quite often, I already found a stone crusher on it. With some dedication Schaefer's will drop and if not, I'll have a found a stormlash in the mean time, because Scourges drop often too! Yeah! Then I may finally be able to make the char I have planned for so long... See? I'm REALLY jealous! :) Good to know that that weapon owns. Static field must be really great for p8 games, I only know it from sorcs and on melee chars it must be godly! :) Ah well, I talk too much and I have mentioned this at least 10000 times, but whew! Congratulations! :thumbsup:
Yes I do. Mainly because casters are (or at least were in 1.09) too easy to play. No challange. I've seen your item find thread in the other place... I'm the jealous one :) . My dream build btw, is a DTalon assassin with stormlash.

I can post stats and such when I come home, but they aren't to special.
 

Reborn2k

Diabloii.Net Member
Kefir-Tribe said:
I've seen your item find thread in the other place... I'm the jealous one :) . My dream build btw, is a DTalon assassin with stormlash.

I can post stats and such when I come home, but they aren't to special.
Yeah post the stats!!! :) I totally agree on the melee thing, but I don't know much about DTalon sins. I have seen a thread of you where you tried to make a DTalon sin with an upped ribcracker. I think DTalon can get to 2 fpa and if the staticfield of stormlash works... Pwn! :lol: Nice to know that you're jealous, but I'm still jealous! Look, I'm noob that I have found the mentioned items, but not a schaefer's/lash yet! That's some strange luck! :lol:
 

Kefir-Tribe

Diabloii.Net Member
Okay, some stats:
strength: 199
Dexterity: 143
Vitality: 332
Energy: 15

Damage: 1583 - 5398
Chance of DS: 47%
Attack Rating: 12548
Defense: 18642
Life: 1364
Mana: 196
Resistances: 75/75/85/85

Mercenary:
Eth Reaper's Toll (Amn)
Kira's Guardian (ias-jewel)
Shaftstop (upgr. ias-jewel)

If I continue playing with him I'll probably change armor to Shaftstop, Guardian Angel or Arkaine's Valor. It would also be nice to change the helm to Guillaume's Face but I'm afraid that's not possible, because of ias problems. The original setup was pretty much like this one IIRC. But I used Stormshield and some other armor I think.
 

Reborn2k

Diabloii.Net Member
Nice. The normal setup is something like this:

Helm 15
Armor (griswold's, nat's, black hades) 3 x 15 = 45
Amulet 20
Gloves 20

Then you can socket a good jewel in the schaefer's. Of course you couldn't wear such a sweet armor, but no one has complained that this wouldn't work. If you would leave the shael in schaefer's hammer you could also equip dracul's for ultimate safety... And I think Guillaume's wouldn't hurt because of the CB/DS...

:thumbsup:

What happened to TheLastHero, MissTalon and Tilak btw? Didn't they turn out well? Why?
 

Kefir-Tribe

Diabloii.Net Member
Reborn2k said:
Nice. The normal setup is something like this:

Helm 15
Armor (griswold's, nat's, black hades) 3 x 15 = 45
Amulet 20
Gloves 20

Then you can socket a good jewel in the schaefer's. Of course you couldn't wear such a sweet armor, but no one has complained that this wouldn't work. If you would leave the shael in schaefer's hammer you could also equip dracul's for ultimate safety... And I think Guillaume's wouldn't hurt because of the CB/DS...

:thumbsup:

What happened to TheLastHero, MissTalon and Tilak btw? Didn't they turn out well? Why?
They're alive but not equipped, resting among around 20 other retired heroes. All of them more or a less successful. I've realized that it's the testing of new tactics that is the thrill for me in this game. I'll test some gear twinking later maybe (I do actually have a very nice Black Hades). But right now I'm making a new MF character.
 
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