Avenger weapon choice

Wolfedude

Diabloii.Net Member
Avenger weapon choice

I am building a hardcore avenger and have reached the time when I must make my weapon choice so that I may place my stat points into the correct spot (strength or dexterity). So tell me, if your only choices are Baranor's star, the unique lightsabre, the new 1 handed small axe or the new 1.10 weapon, Canebreak; which one would you choose?
Thanks in advance for your replies.
 

Sonic

Diabloii.Net Member
Wolfedude said:
I am building a hardcore avenger and have reached the time when I must make my weapon choice so that I may place my stat points into the correct spot (strength or dexterity). So tell me, if your only choices are Baranor's star, the unique lightsabre, the new 1 handed small axe or the new 1.10 weapon, Canebreak; which one would you choose?
Thanks in advance for your replies.

I suppose that by "Unique Lightsabre" you mean AzureWrath, I'd go for that.
else Baranar might be mildly effective
 

Ifrit18

Banned
Azurewrath is okay but I would not use it.

Cranebeak would be excellent choice because of its high speed and avg dmg. If you could get an etheral cranebeak and zod it your in heaven :king:.
 

Sonic

Diabloii.Net Member
u can't complain bout Azurewrath's speed, -30 wsm, 30 ias. ok, so physical damage isn't what one would like, bot the other mods, specially Magical Damage more than make up for it
 

Ifrit18

Banned
Avenger use veng which does dmg to a single target. Zeal hits targets quickly many times.

Its only 250-500 dmg magical per hit which is barely much in hell diffic. Now at 4 fps zeal attack, that adds up :surprise:.

You need good physical dmg and speed as avenger.

A high end cranebeak would be nice however, azurewrath has 10% ias more than cranebeak, +1 skills, +attru, and sant aura which allows you to leech from undead.

Also the min dmg from azurewrath is higher and a low end azurewrath would still be a nice weap compared to a low end cranebeak.

If you have low end cranebeak and azurewrath. Go with azurewrath.


Since this is HC, I'd think azurewrath holds the advantage in this.

Even though azurewrath has slightly lower dmg than cranebeak, azurewrath wins :worship:


Zealot in PvM= Azurewrath
Avenger in PvM= Nord's tenderizer :king:

I'd get a Nord's tenderizer. Shael it and use Laying of hands and your good to go.
 

Sonic

Diabloii.Net Member
u've managed to make me look bad... twice ;)

if other weapon options are available, i would also like Crescent Moon
 

Ifrit18

Banned
Yeah top avenger choices are:

Rich: Doom, beast, famine weapons.
Nice and less expensive weaps: Nord's tenderizer, bar star, azurewrath, cranebeak


My favorites are:

1.) Doom war spike
2.) Famine
3.) Nord's tenderizer
4.) Crescent moon
5.) Bar star


Those five weapons should get your through hell diffic easily :).
 

Wolfedude

Diabloii.Net Member
By unique lightsabre I mean the "lightsabre" elegant blade. Sorry for the confusion. I like the mods & speed of the lightsabre but if I am reading the replies here right, most of the folks are saying either the Baranors or canebreak would be best. Gonna have to go with thundergod's if I choose anything but the lightsabre to get the lightning absorb.

Thanks for your replies, if anything changes when you remove azurewrath from the equation please respond again. Also, I suppose I could trade for nord's; would that be a good alternative?
 

chubbypuppy

Diabloii.Net Member
crescent moon

I made a crescent moon phase blade for my tesladin, but I don't think it would work that well for a zealot because of the low dmg base. My blade's damage is 87-98.

For a tesladin though it rocked. Super fast, static, -35% lightning resist...
 

chubbypuppy

Diabloii.Net Member
brain fart

Sorry about the brain fart. There's no reason you can't put crescent moon in a better weapon than phase blade for zealing...
 
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