Rare? Are you kidding dude? LT goes off practically every duel I've ever had with a smiter.Phyrexial said:Smiter's generally won't beat a competent Windy in a tanking contest except in the rare cases where lifetap goes off and the minions become juvs.
You'd be surprised how many people believe Rends > Dracs for smiters. Then Exhile becomes their only source of ctc lifetap and that is a pretty low chance.SpeederlÃ¤nder said:Rare? Are you kidding dude? LT goes off practically every duel I've ever had with a smiter.
They hit you once with tap and they just refilled their globe. I'm not talking from a windy perspective so much as a general one. I rarely see ladder people with rends, so maybe it's just a matter of location. In any event, LT triggers constantly in my various duels with pallys. That is my most despised runeword. So many duels I've had come down to the wire for both me and the pally, only to watch LT trigger and their globe instantly jumps to full. It's not so much that I think that it's "cheap" or anything like that, it just makes me not want to duel pallys because it tends to be unfun and downright annoying when LT triggers and I'm reminded how little Blizz cares about balancing the PvP aspect of the game, which happens to drive most of the remaining core of Diablo players at this late stage of the game's life.Phyrexial said:You'd be surprised how many people believe Rends > Dracs for smiters. Then Exhile becomes their only source of ctc lifetap and that is a pretty low chance.
Still, they will most likely be dead or near dead by the time that happens and barely through your minions. Should LT trigger, tele away and recast. Rinse and repeat. If a smiter kills all 5 dogs and you still haven't killed him, you're most likely doing something wrong. I mean come on, the Windies can practically out tank a Hammerdin. What makes you think a Smiter is going to get through faster than a Hammerdin?
Minion Stacking = pointless against Hammers.lCE said:IMO, necros have always been considered as the paladin's bane. My vote goes for bonenec with revive minion stacking.
Btw, whats the point of rends on smiter? Dracs/bloodfist/blood crafted gloves >>>> rends.
And oh yeah, as I said, I'm not really talking just plain smiters here. It's the "big picture" pallys that have a hateful smite attack due to grief and exile w/o even investing anything in it. They have this in addition to their hammer or FoH attack, screaming high defense, desync uninterruptible charge, tele, high % LT cast, etc. etc. It's grief powered smite in addition to all the others that just makes it kinda ridiculous.Phyrexial said:What makes you think a Smiter is going to get through faster than a Hammerdin?