Bear Paladin

Calizzar

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Bear Paladin

4 fpa hopefully around 6-7k dmg

Skills:

20 Conviction
20 Resist Lightning
20 Holy Shield
20 Blessed Aim (I heard this gives passive bonus to AR even if your not utsing it as aura?)

Stats:

Str: enough for gear, without items. So then with items, i will have good strength so more ED.
Dex: Enough for max block
Vit: Everything Else

Equipment:

Weapon: Eth BotD Phase Blade
Armor: Fortitude AP
Shield: Dream
Helm: Dream Crown
gloves: Dracul's Grasp
Boots: Gore Riders
Ring: Raven
Ring: BK
Ammy: Highlords
switch:
6 BO CTA
Spirit shield
In inventory:
Anni, Ptorch, maybe DemonLimb and wisp if i need more AR

Merc:
Act 2
Pride GPA
Fort AP
Vamp

Questions:

1. Is werebear's +life% and Lyc's additive or multiplicative?
2. Holy Freeze or might merc?
3. What's best shield to put Dream in?
4. How can i figure out how many pts to put in dex for mack block? what is calculation for max block if i have 20+ hs and whatever? Is there a link someone could give me?
5. Maybe more questions later

what do you think?
 

psych

Diabloii.Net Member
Calizzar said:
Questions:

1. Is werebear's +life% and Lyc's additive or multiplicative?
2. Holy Freeze or might merc?
3. What's best shield to put Dream in?
4. How can i figure out how many pts to put in dex for mack block? what is calculation for max block if i have 20+ hs and whatever? Is there a link someone could give me?
5. Maybe more questions later
First: 6 sox phase blade can't be ethereal

1. additive
2. holy freeze, but might can also work
3. 45resist all 15%ed superior sacred targe
4. see FAQ in statistic forum
5. I don't know, sorry
 

Eilo Rytyj

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you mentioned your weapon as ETH BotD Phase Blade. Phase Blades can never spawn Ethereal. If you're adamant about using a Phase Blade, make something else in it, or choose a different weapon.
 

Calizzar

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ok, well phase blade gives 4 fpa, so ill just make a non eth one.

more questions:

5. lyc and bear's life bonus additve or multiplicative with bo?

6. should go coh for better resists, with tgods so lightning wont hurt?
 

Calizzar

Diabloii.Net Member
ok, i've got new questions.

so altogther:

5. is lyc and werebear's life bonus additive or multiplicative with bo.

6. should i go coh for better res instead of fort? tgods for lit absorb?

7. should i go with ebotd zerker? It will raise my dmg, and i can hit 5 fpa with 35% nonweapon ias, which means no dracul's life tap. will i be able to stay alive without it?

8. bear's 50% dmg inc additive or multiplicative with conc, str, other modifiers? is basically eveything additive except for synergies/masteries for sorc?

9. oh, and forgot to mention beast in my items category. Will it get too annoying with beast in inventory, boing with cta, then putting on beast, then turning werebear, then switching to main wep?
 

yiuman

Diabloii.Net Member
Calizzar said:
ok, i've got new questions.

6. should i go coh for better res instead of fort? tgods for lit absorb?

7. should i go with ebotd zerker? It will raise my dmg, and i can hit 5 fpa with 35% nonweapon ias, which means no dracul's life tap. will i be able to stay alive without it?
Don't know much about the others, but have you thought about wearing a HoJ Phase and Dragon armor and maxing resist fire? That'd give you a 6 frame attack (slightly slow I know) with 1.2k fire damage, 1-5.6k light damage (pulses 200 fire and 1-950 light) before the -resists from conviction is taken into account. If you max salvation too you get 1.5k fire and 1-7k light (pulses 250fire and 4-1.1k light).

As to question 7, you'd actually hit 6 frames with 45non weapon IAS (according to the Dragoon's calculator). I don't know if that makes any difference to your thinking.
 

Calizzar

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ahh your right. I was using dragoons calculator and putting in 10 (opposite of arreat summit value) instead of 10. Crapola...

hmmmm

I'm stuck between the 414 ebotdz that i have and finding a botd phase blade. botdz is much more dmg but 6 fpa, while pb gets 4 fpa.

as to hoj, thats an interesting choice... so many options.. one thing though is finding the item. getting a ebotdz was easy. Ive been searching for a botd pb for quite awhile and cant find one.


ok what i meant to say in my last post was i thought it was a -10 weapon but its a 0 weapon.

Kind of off-topic, but actually could be relevant:

does hydra prebuff? Like if i have a melee weapon and shield on 1 switch, and a hoto and dragonscale on the other, and i cast hydra, switch to melee and go in and fight, hydra stays at the higher level right? and with the +% fire skill dmg and -% res, will that stay at the higher level from dragonscale?


I think im going to switch blessed aim for defiance. this will boost holy shield's defense bonus. and AR wont be a problem with conviction

Now here's a question. Dream Helm gives a 5% max life boost. when does this apply? Is it after all +life items apply and before WB/Lyc/BO? Or is it additive with WB/Lyc/BO?


Never used conviction before. Is it supposed to be reflected in character screen? ie. will it show my chance to hit things as higher when a monster has my convitcion locked on it?
 

yiuman

Diabloii.Net Member
Calizzar said:
I think im going to switch blessed aim for defiance. this will boost holy shield's defense bonus. and AR wont be a problem with conviction

Now here's a question. Dream Helm gives a 5% max life boost. when does this apply? Is it after all +life items apply and before WB/Lyc/BO? Or is it additive with WB/Lyc/BO?
I'm fairly sure its additive. There comes a point with werebear (and wolf for that matter) where +life gives more life than +%life which is why many druids socket prubies in helms/armor.

I agree with you on the defiance over blessed aim too. If it turns out that AR is an issue, you can always put on the angelic rings/ammy combo.
 

Calizzar

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finally found runes to make botd and got 6os phase blade. Unfortuanetly, it ended up being 356/12... oh well. the difference between that and a 400% ed one is like 15 damage.

Finished act 1 hell without using a pot. Did all quests and got all wps. Andy died in a few swings. Lots of monsters throughout the act died in 1 or 2 of the random shocks holy shock gives.

And by the way, this character is amazing for cowing people in norm. I just run around and every cow dies in 1 shock. Ill run into a group of 20 cows and bam they all die at the same time.


Alright guys i'm level 73 and getting ready to start hell. Only pieces of puzzle i'm missing are ptorch, maras, and botd phase blade. I plan on updating you guys as to how i do.

and oh my god, ive spent days trying to trade for a botd phase blade on us east nonladder, and i can never find someone with it!

right now my setup is:

ebotdz // beastz // 6 bo cta
ap coh
dream bone visage
dream troll nest // spirit monarch
highlords
38/12 dungos
raven
4% bk
magnus gloves
gore riders

anni, 1 offensive with 12 fhr, a few 20 lifers and a few assorted resist charms.


finally found runes to make botd and got 6os phase blade. Unfortuanetly, it ended up being 356/12... oh well. the difference between that and a 400% ed one is like 15 damage.

Finished act 1 hell without using a pot. Did all quests and got all wps. Andy died in a few swings. Lots of monsters throughout the act died in 1 or 2 of the random shocks holy shock gives.

And by the way, this character is amazing for cowing people in norm. I just run around and every cow dies in 1 shock. Ill run into a group of 20 cows and bam they all die at the same time.



mowed down acts 2-3 this morning. Still haven't died at all. Merc died once.

hes using:

spire of honor
fort
Vamp

Im still working on getting him eth pride.

I'm level 79 and starting act 4 hell. When i started hell I was level 73.
 

Calizzar

Diabloii.Net Member
My gear as of now:

Daiman, level 82 Palabear on US East Nonladder

Weapon: BotD Phase Blade - made myself, rolled really low: 356% ed, 7% mana steal, 12% life steal
Armor: AP CoH - 929 def
Shield: Dream Troll Nest - 10 resists, 405 def
Helm: Dream Bone Visage - 18 res, 445 def
Gloves: Was using draculs but for some reason its gone (and i think i remember finding ti myself, so I dont know how it could have poofed... strange) so I did act 5 with no gloves
Boots: Gore Riders
Belt: Tgods - was using 38/12 verdungos but switched for the lit res and absorb
Ring: 4% BK
Ring: Raven - 156 ar, 16 dex
Ammy: Maras - 28 res, used highlords for acts 1-4, switch to maras so I could have maxed res
On Switch:
Weapon: Beast Zerker - 269% ed, 37 strength
Armor: Spirit Monarch - 32 FCR
In Inventory:
15/16 Ptorch, 17/13/7 Anni, 1 Offensive GC w/12 fhr, 6 SC's with various +5-7% res's, 8 20 life or close SC's, 6 BO CtA

NM Act 2 Holy Freeze Merc
Weapon: Spire of Honor Lance
Armor: AP Fort - 1476 def, 25 res
Helm: Vamp - 7/7 leech

Still trying to find ethpride for merc.

Stats:
Str: 119 base, 233 w/items
Dex: 80 base, 134 w/items
Vit: 281 base, 370 w/items
Energy: 15 base, 62 w/items

I put on cta with spirit, cast battle command then battle orders then holy shield, then put on beast, cast werebear, then switch to botd phase blade. After doing this my output reads as:

Damage: 655-6552 (at 4 fpa)
AR: 1061 (which gives me like a 40% chance to hit everything without conviction. With conviction I had no problem hitting.)
Defense: 19483
Life: 4227
Fire Res: 75
Cold Res: 75
Lit Res: 93
Psn Res: 75

Merc has has 3056 life and does 982-2485 damage, with 71 all res.

Skills:

Maxed resist lightning, holy shield, and have 15 in conviction (25 with items). Almost done maxing defiance.

I would make a screen shot but I can't seem to be able to do it on my mac.

And there you have it. Make a PvM palabear, its fun :smiley: And I can use this character for PvP if i get some more good 20 life charms and get ahold of some res all charms.


Question: What should I dump points into after I finish defiance? Salvation for more lightning damage? I dont need AR from blessed aim because hitting things is no problem.
 

TheBassman

Diabloii.Net Member
If I could afford the dreams I'd make one of these :grin:. Unfortunately ladder RWs cost a fortune on NL.

I'd definately go for more lightning damage.

~LesC
 
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