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Best weapon for an Avenger?

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by Decebal, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. Decebal

    Decebal IncGamers Member

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    Best weapon for an Avenger?

    Hi I'm wondering which is the best weapon for an Avenger? I know that the runewords weapons are topchoices but since i'm not in possesion of those good runes I'm wondering which to use from the below listed weapons

    Baranar
    Nord's
    Lightsabre
    Azurewrath
    Schaefer's hammer

    Any sugestions? :scratch:
     
  2. gzvernon

    gzvernon IncGamers Member

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    in order of usefullness

    (the higher the PHYSICAL DAMAGE the better,speed factor too)

    1-Schaefer's hammer
    2-Azurewrath
    3-Nord's
    4-Lightsabre
    Baranar (wouldnt even consider it)
     
  3. Decebal

    Decebal IncGamers Member

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    If I play a zealot which deals elemental damage schaefer's would have been best! Remember that avengers are dependent on elemental damagae...so the weapons physical damagae isn't so important! Or maybe it is? :scratch:
     
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    Schnorres IncGamers Member

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    did you test that?
    I tested a shaeffers and it was < Nords and < Stormlash
    But I didnt have much extra IAS.
    Consider this before you choose a shaeffers, you should have a good speed breakpoint
     
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    Have you ever consider the heaven's light? High damage, fast, crushing blow, +3skill and 2 sockets if you are lucky. Best avenger weapon.
     
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    YomoKimyata IncGamers Member

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    Since Vengeance generates elemental damage based on the base physical damage of your weapon, physical damage should be most important. However, speed is also very important (in order for a 10 fps attack to be better than a 8 fps attack, you need to be doing more than 25% more damage with the slow attack in order to break even). Elemental bonus on the weapon is another bonus, but remember that physical damage is 3 times as important as elemental.

    "Best" weapon in my opinion would be a good rare ethereal dimensional blade, upgraded to a phase blade, with high ED% and IAS, and some elemental damage to boot.

    In my opinion though, it is really hard to deal with anything less than 9 fps and even that feels REEEEEAAAAAALY slow compared to 8 fps. That takes Schaeffer's off my list, and also Baranar's. Lightsaber's damage is so poor that I would not consider it either. Everything else mentioned is a great weapon.
     
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    gzvernon IncGamers Member

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    i have a Nord's on my Avenger & made it all the way to mid-way through Hell difficulty, currenlt looking to replace it due to not enough damage on it
     
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    Im planning to use an upgraded Atlantean. Would it work? It would be a "cruel" 250% mithical sword, with good stat bonus and +2 to pala skills. Im wondering if that would be good enough for the low speed (plus shael, of course).
     
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    Spacko101 IncGamers Member

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    i currently have djinn slayer and horizon's tornado. I am choosing between the two but if anyone can give me an idea of what they think is the better of the two, please feel free to do so.

    Horizon's Tonado

    140.25-161.5 Avg Dmg 1H
    13.2-15.2 - 267.3-307.8
    65 Durability
    100 Str Required
    62 Dex Required
    Item Level: 72
    Clvl Req: 64
    +(230-280)% Enhanced Damage
    +50% Increased Attack Speed
    Slows Target by 20%
    20% Chance to cast level 15 Tornado on striking
    Requirements -20%

    Djinn Slayer

    Ladder Only
    107.3-125.8 Avg Dmg 1H
    78.3-91.8 - 136.3-159.8
    22 Durability
    95 Str Required
    138 Dex Required
    Item Level: 73
    Clvl Req: 65
    +(190-240)% Enhanced Damage
    +(100-150)% Damage to Demons
    +(200-300) to Attack Rating Against Demons
    +(3-7) Lightning Absorb
    (3-6)% Mana stolen per hit
    Socketed ((1-2))
    Adds 250-500 Fire Damage
     
  10. pesto81

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    When i had a Djinn Slayer, i couldn't hit crap and the range was really small... Also since Vengence relies on the base physical dmg of the weapon, that's another reason i'd recommend the Horizon's.
     
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    I have an avenger currently using a stormlash, but I'm wondering if either astreon's iron ward or heaven's light would be better overall .. any thoughts?
     
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    Schaffer's even with shael is slow as molasses if is not used with fanaticism (avengers use conviction on right click). Stormlash or bstar or nord's beat it easily.
     

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