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DC: Smiter vs Zealot?

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by vinctong, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. vinctong

    vinctong IncGamers Member

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    DC: Smiter vs Zealot?

    Just killed DC for 1st time but needs some pots.
    Looking for help to finish up char to kill DC.
    Here are my questions:

    1. Is smiter better than zealot vs DC?
    2. Do I have enough pts. left to make
    an effective switch?
    3. Any thoughts on Cresecent runeword weapon vs DC?

    Currently:
    L79, 38 pts
    1 pt: Prayer, Defiance, Cleansing, Vigor Redemption,
    Charge, Might, BA, Conc, BH, Holy Bolt, Smite

    2 pts: Sacrifice
    4 pts: Holy Shield
    14 pts: Zeal
    20 pts: Fanaticism

    Mid-low range eq: Dracul, Razoredge, PD Mosers, Gore,
    Blackhorn, Duriel, Angelic Ammy + 2 Rings, 1K belt

    Thanks for your advice
     
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    inkanddagger Banned

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    put on all crushing blow gear and smite him to death. takes about 30 seconds max.
     
  3. TheKbob

    TheKbob IncGamers Member

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    CB + Fire Res + Light Res + Fireabsorb and of course + Life Tap...

    What death? Oh, just yours :D

    ~Kbob
     
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    CoRRuPt-OnE IncGamers Member

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    i would think that being a zealot is much more effective in terms of you surviving more beacuse u can leech, and being a smiter u wont have that capability.
     
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    Life Tap... Life Tap...

    When you smite a life tapped anything, you still "leech" life.

    ~Kbob
     
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    Ill-Anubis IncGamers Member

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    I'm pretty sure that either would work fine as long as you have plenty of crushing blow.
     
  7. Jackson

    Jackson IncGamers Member

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    If you've got the speed and the damage with Zeal and crushing blow, along with excellent AR, I think that Zeal would > smite because of the speed. Zeal can also cast Life Tap also, which will add to the life leech (even though that might be enough leech already).
     
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    Æ’enris Banned

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    Dclone is unleechable. I'd go for smite just for the always hits.
     
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    Fearoth IncGamers Member

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    Remember that dclone has a pretty high chance to block causing zeal not to hit quite a lot while smite ALWAYS hits regardless of his defense or blocking.
    I would definitely pick smite over zeal for this fight.
     
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    SgtPPS IncGamers Member

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    I dropped DC for my first time yesterday also in about 30-45 secs and used zeal. Also you can leach off of him with life tap. I used no posts at all.

    set up:
    Hoz
    rockstopper
    prismatic ammy 30 all resist
    ga
    stormlash
    drac's
    soe
    gore riders
    dual leech ring /w resists
    raven frost

    with skills of maxed zeal / maxed hs / maxed syn

    so i say zeal>smite
     
  11. vinctong

    vinctong IncGamers Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Here's what I ended up doing and the results:

    Maxed HS, leaving smite still at 1. Switched
    out Blackhorns for Guillames.

    What I found was that smite would quickly
    reduce DC's life until the last 10% (in less than 15s).
    After that it was slow, at which point I switched to zeal
    to finish the job. Prob. needed more dam on
    smite.

    Still got 18 skill pts to play with. :)
     

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