Any Pally Besides Hammderdin That Can Do Solo Hell Baal Runs??? Help!


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Any Pally Besides Hammderdin That Can Do Solo Hell Baal Runs??? Help!

I've made a zealot and I don't know what else to do! Here he is (in Hell):

Lvl: **

STR: 266 (I need this much for all my gear)
DEX: 86
VIT: 313 (Not too bad, in my book)
ENG: 35

His Zeal is 24th level, Sacrifice (Zeal Synergy) Lvl 24, his Holy Shield 20th, Defiance (Holy Shield synergy) 20th and Fana is 30th lvl.

Using them: Zeal Damage = 3436-4669/hit
Attack Rating= 6360
Defense= 26k+ (with 20 Def and 20 Holy Shield)
Stamina= 500
Life= 1460
Mana= 215

Fire Res= 80
Cold Res= 80
Light Res= 75
Poison Res= 75

Weapon: "Famine" (Legendary Mallet)
+30% Increased Attack Speed
+270-320% Enhanced Damage (varies)
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 180-200 Magic Damage
Adds 50-200 Fire Damage
Adds 51-250 Lightning Damage
Adds 50-200 Cold Damage
12% Life Stolen Per Hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+10 To Strength

Helm: Crown of Ages (with 2 jewels, 31% ED, +15 to all res, and +30% IAS

Ammy: Metal Grid (+439 AR, +329 Def, +34 All Res)

Shield: Superior Royal "Exile" (560 Def)
15% Chance To Cast Level 5 Life Tap On Striking
Level 16 Defiance Aura When Equipped
+2 To Offensive Auras (Paladin Only)
+30% Faster Block Rate
Freezes Target
+220-260% Enhanced Defense (varies)
Replenish Life +7
+5% To Maximum Cold Resist
+5% To Maximum Fire Resist
25% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items

Armor: Boneweave "Enigma" (1260 Def)
+2 To All Skills
+45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 To Teleport
+757 Defense
+ 66 STR
Increase Maximum Life 5%
Damage Reduced By 8%
+14 Life After Each Kill
15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+**% Better Chance of getting magic items

Gloves: Drac's Grasp
+100% Enhanced Defense
9% Life stolen per hit
25% Chance of Open Wounds
5% Chance to cast level 10 Life Tap on striking
+5 Life After Each Kill
+12 to Strength

Ring1: Viper Spiral (+98 AR, 6% Mana Stolen/hit, 8% Life stolen/hit)

Ring2: Raven Frost
Adds 15-45 Cold Damage, 4 seconds cold length
Cannot be Frozen
Absorbs 20% Cold Damage
+19 to Dexterity
+241 to Attack Rating
5% Chance of casting Slvl 5 Frost Nova When Struck

Belt: Almost Perfect Upgraded (Spiderweb) String of Ears
185 Defense
Magical Damage Taken Reduced by 15
Physical Damage Taken Reduced by 15%
+8% Life Stolen Per Hit
+179% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
+10 Increased Durability

Boots: Perfect Upgraded (Myrmidon Greaves) Gore Riders
202 Defense
-25% Item Requirements
+15% Chance of Deadly Strike
30% Faster Run/Walk
+15% Chance of Crushing Blow
+10% Chance of Open Wounds
+198% Enhanced Defense
+10 Increased Durability
+20 Stamina

Charms: Annhilus
+1 to All Skills
+12 to All Attributes
+17 to All Res
+8% Experience Gained

x20 Life Charms each/+20 Life

I'm still dying. What more can I do?!?!


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Artegal said:
I've made a zealot and I don't know what else to do! Here he is (in Hell):

Lvl: **

STR: 266 (I need this much for all my gear)
DEX: 86
VIT: 313 (Not too bad, in my book)
ENG: 35

With only 86 dex...what is your block percentage?

You may need to get more dex to max block at 75%


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Sheesh, I have alot worse equipment than that, although I run a BOTD war spike instead of the Famine, and an Enigma Archon. Ive only got like:

281 strength mostly plus stuff
250 dex again plus crap
205 vit+1070
60 mana +stuff 252

17K total defense with Holy Shield
3.5K max damage.

Of course my Mercs a defiance with a Doom Cryptic Axe and a Delirioum Basinet so that really helps.

Santuary Vortex with 99 resist all and 550 defense,

Ive got all low end crap (Infernostride, Venom grip, rare belt, Angelic ring and Amulet some other rare ring) , and I can solo Hell Baal with 4 player setting no problem, although it takes awhile. Maybe its your tactics, Ive found I cant just charge right in as much, have to pick some of the bastards of with my bow sometimes.


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I had a zealot too with ubergear.
First of all, how are your resistances is it maxed ?
Second Your defense will often mean the difference between life and death, how much is yours ?
I don't see how you could be dying with these gear ..
My palla could handle baals minions solo in 8 player game like a breeze.

hmm also it seems like your dex is on the low end ..
How is your chance to hit?
Hitting means the difference between life and death as it is what makes the pally so strong, his leeching effect, for that to kick in decently under extreme circumstances you need high Ar en most of all Highest Attackspeed.


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hmm... mabbe u need to actually play the game thru normal/nm and see if practice will make improve ur playing?


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It's the dexterity. With low ar and low def/block rate you're simply getting pounded. Many consider what I say blasphemy, but get at least 150 dex. All the health in the world won't save you if you're being hit constantly in hell.


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First of all, what is killing you? Is it the IM in WSK? Is it the gloams lightning? Just simply saying that you're still dying doesn't really say anything.

If it's the gloams, you might want to try Wisp Projector as your other ring, maybe Thundergod's Vigor as a swap for gloam/black soul areas also. If it's melee attackers, like others said, get max block if it's not already (I assume it is though, considering the HS level).

As for the rest of your equipment, you don't really need Lifetap from gloves also as you get it from your shield already, you could try Laying of Hands for this. Also why Metalgrid? Sure the resistances are nice and all but the IM is next to useless for you considering that your lifetap negates it pretty often. I'd suggest trying Highlord's Wrath for your amulet, or even Mara's Kaleidoscope if you need the resists from it.

Also, is there anything else you have problems with other than dying? Are you missing alot, do you swing too slow? Problems with PI's? Simply put, what causes the deaths...