Quoted from your other thread with the same topic.Littlewoodenboy said:Im looking for the best exile to add for my pally where i still have high smite dmdg but ALSO dont want to add that much dex for max block. i rather have as much vita as possible. which one Kurast zak sacred ronache i know vortex aint cause thats what i used last and i ended up using a crap load of dex. thanks
Bladewind said:Kurast. Best of both, in between blocking rates and str reqs of the Sacred Targe and Vortex. The smite damage is highly consistent as well plus i look unique.
It takes 6 slots instead of 4. :/
Ohms, Vexes, and Ists are almost as easy to get as Dols. Make it now if you need it, then trade it when you make another. If you don't need it, hold off spending the runes.Zanpaktou said:Well, I have an eth Vortex shield, socketed with cube and defence on that is 423, but the resistances are only 6. So my question is, should I make Exile on that or sould I look for elite pally shield with 40+ resistances?
I see what you mean. I'm currently using Sanctuary, which has 100 all res, but I think I can cover it with CoH (currently wearing Fortitude 30 all res), maybe metalgrid and some all res sc's.Ohms, Vexes, and Ists are almost as easy to get as Dols. Make it now if you need it, then trade it when you make another. If you don't need it, hold off spending the runes.
When using lower elites, you want blocking more than defense, which means you're usually not mixing it up with the enemy. You can still get max block with higher shields, but it requires more strength to wear it and more dexterity to reach it. The benefit is higher defense and less chance you'll get hit at all, but as for resistances or damage, it's clear Exile is an offensively-geared runeword. Go for damage if you can acheive max resists elsewhere, which splits the two (Spirit and Exile) right down the middle.
LRSAIA said:Also remember, since we are talking "high cost" items here....if you find that eth elite pally shield (w' no sockets) and socket it with the cube yourself there is a bug that ups defense higher than should normally be possible. Then when Exile's defiance/holy shield kick in you get even naughtier defense.... Yeah it uses runes but there are some benefits to consider.
Hope this helps...