Fanazealot tips please!

Reborn2k

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Fanazealot tips please!

Hey buddies!

I finally found this damn beautiful item:

Stormlash
Scourge
One-Hand Damage: 11 to 313
Durability: 37 of 65
Required Dexterity: 77
Required Strength: 125
Required Level: 82
Mace Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x121f2e6f
+292% Enhanced Damage
Adds 1-473 lightning damage
30% Increased Attack Speed
150% Damage to Undead
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 30
33% Chance of Crushing Blow
+7 Lightning Absorb
20% Chance to cast Level 18 Tornado on striking
15% Chance to cast Level 10 Static Field on striking

Alright, a stormlash. I have wanted one for a damn long time now (or schaefer's) and finally pindle gave me one. YAY!!!!

Now I want to make Fana zealot! My goal is to make him effective on /players8. I think that could be possible with static field, if it's true what the lash promises. I could use some in depth tips here! :) Ok, my plans for now:

Stats:

This is pretty much standard:

Strength - for items (with +str)
Dexterity - for maxblock (with +dex)
Vitality - everything else
Energy - Poop! Rien!

Skills:

Fanatism 20
Zeal 20
Sacrifice 20
Holy Shield 20
Defiance rest

That's my basical plan. Also pretty standard. What about Vigor/Redemption? Are they really worth their points?

Equipment:

Weapon:

Ok this is obvious: Stormlash!

Helm:

Guillaume's Face. Standard zealot helm and really nice because of the DS/CB.

Amulet:

Highlord's Wrath, for sure.

Shield:

Since I don't have Exile and aren't likely to get it soon, I'll have to use Herold of Zakarum. Socketed with a PD, eh?

Boots:

Gore riders, also pretty sure.

And now onto the items where I ain't sure which to wear:

Armor:

What armor would be best? I have access to all armors except Steel Carapace/CoH/Enigma. I don't use a patch for the new runewords.

-Shaftstop/Leviathan? They pretty much only have DR that is useful, but it's overrated in pvm
-Duriel's Shell? Nice resists, cbf, life, str, ok def. But I really don't want to use it, because it looks so crappy imho
-Guardian Angel? 90 resists is nice, but not really necessary and also hard to come by. I don't want to use much resist charms, rather max dam charms
-Tyrael's Might? It has nice def and nice resists, frw and some other useful stuff. It isn't worthy for the rarity, but why not?
-Runewords? The germans always praise Lionheart, but it has no def bonus, I don't like it. Stone? Low res... What about Gloom? I always thought it was a bnet runeword, but it isn't and has a nice def bonus + impressive 45 allres.

Gloves:

-Laying of Hands? Ias isn't necessary, but +350% d2d can be nice, not to mention the fire resist. But actually I want to wear:
-Dracul's Grasp! I love these gloves! Life tap kinda makes you invincible and when it isn't activated, there are still 10% lifeleech onboard. The only thing I would really miss over the LoH is the 50 fire res.

Rings:

-Ravenfrost? Nice AR bonus, dex, cbf. This is pretty much standard, but if I'd use Tyrael's/Duriel's, I could maybe do without this one.
-Rare dual leecher. Like those:

Eagle Finger
Ring
Required Level: 65
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0xd75cc15e
+10 to Strength
+115 to Attack Rating
Lightning Resist +13%
8% Life stolen per hit
3% Mana stolen per hit
10% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Blood Coil
Ring
Required Level: 35
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x714d2752
+9 to Mana
+108 to Attack Rating
Lightning Resist +29%
6% Life stolen per hit
10% Faster Cast Rate

Skull Finger
Ring
Required Level: 60
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0xb39b64fd
+40 to Life
+69 to Attack Rating
+2 to Minimum Damage
Lightning Resist +20%
6% Life stolen per hit

Skull Loop
Ring
Required Level: 37
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 62
Fingerprint: 0x19e799a3
+17 to Life
+18 to Attack Rating
Magic Damage Reduced by 1
All Resistances +4
6% Life stolen per hit

Viper Spiral
Ring
Required Level: 65
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x8e259fc8
+2 to Strength
+12 to Dexterity
+13 to Mana
+13 to Attack Rating
All Resistances +7
8% Life stolen per hit

Are they any good?

Belt:

-Since I want to use Dracul's Grasp, I don't need leech here. I could equip a tgods, which would be very useful against gloams. Or don't I need it because Stormlash has lightning absorb too? If so, I could also use a Verdungo's Hearty Cord.

Like I said, I don't want to use too much resist charms. Milamber illustrated how effective damage charms are... But I don't have that good ones, I guess I'll have to visit Lower Kurast and cube some charms:

Fine Small Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 21
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x5b2596cf
+14 to Attack Rating
+3 to Maximum Damage

Fine Small Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 21
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x140d7096
+14 to Attack Rating
+3 to Maximum Damage

Sharp Grand Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 21
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0xb7b33af4
+54 to Attack Rating
+8 to Maximum Damage

Sharp Grand Charm of Incineration
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 21
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0xaf7309f7
+62 to Attack Rating
+10 to Maximum Damage
Adds 7-11 fire damage

Sharp Large Charm of Life
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 21
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0xae0b6097
+15 to Life
+30 to Attack Rating
+6 to Maximum Damage

Sharp Large Charm of Quality
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 48
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 79
Fingerprint: 0xea9c7d70
+40 to Attack Rating
+7 to Maximum Damage

Also, what to socket? I think my stormlash will get a 39% ed jewel. In helm/armor max damage jewels are more effective (except if I use a runeword as my armor). I have these:

Carbuncle Jewel of Carnage
Required Level: 18
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0x9a3f5037
+18 to Maximum Damage

Carbuncle Jewel of Carnage
Required Level: 18
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0x68b4edc7
+14 to Maximum Damage

Jewel of Carnage
Required Level: 18
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xcc98202c
+15 to Maximum Damage

Ok, what do you think of this? I want ot fine tune this paladin. Any suggestions/tips/comments are welcome! :D
 

Chimaira

Diabloii.Net Member
I'd get Vigor and Redemption...Vigor is just very useful when moving in town and such, also nice for sticky situations. Redemption is really cool, and will save some pots...utility skills but very useful none the less.

Out of the ones you mention I'd take Guardian Angel, Tyrael's or Gloom...Tyrael's being my favourite of the three. If you're not going for maxed out resists with GA then it's a bit "wasted", and since Tyrael's is "free" cause you already got one, don't spend the runes on Gloom when you've already got a kickass armor. The lack of defence on Lionheart is a bummer, it's always irritated me.

I'd wear Dracul's gloves for cool invincibility mode:) I'd also keep the raven since it's such an allround useful ring...AR, dex for blocking and more AR, CBF, and cold absorb...sweet package.

For belt I'd take Thundergods since more lightning absorb is good, and it's an overall nice belt. You could also wear the Credendum for extra resists...

A 39% enhanced damage jewel sounds pretty sweet to me. I'd socket my armor/helm slots with resist jewels/Um and use Guardian Angel for max resists...but that's just me. With those max damage jewels he's going to do crazy damage.

Good luck.
 

Reborn2k

Diabloii.Net Member
necrolemming said:
I went for a little defiance and a little res fire for the +res cap with my extra skill pts, but i regret that now. Sincere's idea of putting extra pts into Conv + Vengeance for PIs is much better, as it frees up switch for like Alibaba.
I forgot to mention that: My idea for PI's is a passion zerker axe. That would be a means against IM, too. My defense goes to 0, but I still have my blocking and I thought of stormshield on switch for the DR.
I went for CoA for helm. I find that my fanazealot can do p8 baal without too much trouble, even without that extra DS and CB. And I like the res.
Unfortunately I don't have a CoA. Rockstopper is almost the same except for the 2 sockets, but I'd rather use Guillaume's I think.
Armor - I went Lionheart, because it's like a mini-CoH. Of your choices, I'd say GA - lots of dex saved = more life.
I won't be able to achieve 90 res without much charms and elemental damage isn't a real problem with max res + tgods anyway.
Gloves - Drac's definately if you don't have Exile.
Ok!
Ring - Raven definately, it's also a fat AR boost.
Ok!
Belt - Tgods.
Yeah!
Charms - indeed, Sharp GCs are the way to go.
I think I'll have to cube some more of them... :-/
Sockets - I prefer res in armor and helm. For the Lash, try get an ed + min jewel.
I got this one but it's unworthy!

Rusty Jewel of Bliss
Required Level: 37
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xce8f00ef
+13% Enhanced Damage
+10 to Minimum Damage

I don't trade, so it could take time, but I could try to cube something!

@Chimaira: Let's see:

30 Anya
69 Herold
22 Tyrael's

That's 21 resists in hell. I get the 35% lit res from highlord's and maybe some resists of a dual leecher. Maybe I should socket UMs in Guillaume's Face and Tyrael's Might... Although I have only 3 UMs, but wait I have nice allres jewels! Even 2 perfect ones.
 

Crazy Runner Guy

Diabloii.Net Member
Go with the Lionheart over Tyreal's. Here's the stats:

+20% Enhanced Damage <--More damage
Requirements -15%
+25 To Strength <--More life
+10 To Energy
+20 To Vitality <--More life
+15 To Dexterity <--More life
+50 To Life <--More life
All Resistances +30 <--You're going to need resistances.

Like lemming, I really like the armor. And if you don't have CoH, it's definately the way to go.

I'm not sure on how much IAS you need to hit 4 fpa with the Lash, but make sure you get there. There is a link to those tables in the Pally FAQ, which is in the pally forum and the Strat Compendium. I'd imagine it wouldn't take much.

crg
 

Kaptain_Insano

Diabloii.Net Member
Reborn what do u mean u don't have a CoA? I swear u must MF 23 hours a day with all those find item threads. Good luck with the zealot. I'll eventually get around to one. With all the MFing u have been up to lately what char have u been using and where have u run? By the way what are u going to socket your helm with?

Cheers K
 

Reborn2k

Diabloii.Net Member
Kaptain_Insano said:
Reborn what do u mean u don't have a CoA? I swear u must MF 23 hours a day with all those find item threads. Good luck with the zealot. I'll eventually get around to one. With all the MFing u have been up to lately what char have u been using and where have u run? By the way what are u going to socket your helm with?

Cheers K
I don't have a CoA. I have found Griswold's Valor and some other Corona's but not CoA! :) I have run only pindle with my tal rasha sorc (PTopaz in armor and helm, chancies, wartraveler, rhyme heater, mf charms, about 450 mf). But I won't mf to find a CoA now. I'm so damn sick of MFing! :p

@CRG: I actually have a lionheart Archon-Plate and I understand what you say. With the stat boni the armor would give 230 to life (!!) and it has good resistances! I'd use it, but my concern is the defense. It isn't really good, I won't even get to 10k with that... :-/
 

Crazy Runner Guy

Diabloii.Net Member
Reborn2k said:
@CRG: I actually have a lionheart Archon-Plate and I understand what you say. With the stat boni the armor would give 230 to life (!!) and it has good resistances! I'd use it, but my concern is the defense. It isn't really good, I won't even get to 10k with that... :-/
Are you that worried about defense in PvM? You should get plenty of defense with that setup. You can always increase Holy Shield for more def.

crg
 

Reborn2k

Diabloii.Net Member
Crazy Runner Guy said:
Are you that worried about defense in PvM? You should get plenty of defense with that setup. You can always increase Holy Shield for more def.

crg
Do you think defense isn't important in PvM? I rather think that I don't need that much life with dracul's and about 18% LL. And with Tyrael's + resistance jewel I'd get even more resistances...
 

nobo

Diabloii.Net Member
best would be max. def + max. life - but i don't think both life and def are that important - because of maxblock and stunlock (not to mention draculs...)
a wise choice would be to use lionheart until L84, then give tyraels a try ;)
 

kabal

Diabloii.Net Member
Reborn2k said:
Do you think defense isn't important in PvM? I rather think that I don't need that much life with dracul's and about 18% LL. And with Tyrael's + resistance jewel I'd get even more resistances...
You still have to wear something until you're at a high enough level to use Tyrael's. For PvM, I think you'd get the most bang for your buck if you used a Gloom Archon plate. Great defense when made in an archon plate, 45 resist all, and a chance to blind those nasty archers...what more could you want?
 

Mankey

Diabloii.Net Member
Reborn2k said:
I don't have a CoA. I have found Griswold's Valor and some other Corona's but not CoA! :) I have run only pindle with my tal rasha sorc (PTopaz in armor and helm, chancies, wartraveler, rhyme heater, mf charms, about 450 mf). But I won't mf to find a CoA now. I'm so damn sick of MFing! :p

@CRG: I actually have a lionheart Archon-Plate and I understand what you say. With the stat boni the armor would give 230 to life (!!) and it has good resistances! I'd use it, but my concern is the defense. It isn't really good, I won't even get to 10k with that... :-/

Whats the ED on your HoZ? Mine @ 192 with a base of 20 to HS and the HoZ gave me 3113 Def. Thats not counting any other + skills (HS @ 24 due to the hoz btw)

I'll also say that I sugest using combat skillers. +points to HS and Zeal. I for one don't max out zeal... Unless I'm in dire need of the AR Just enough to get it to the 5 hit mark. Now you can max HS/Fana/Sacrifice/Defiance giving you some MASSIVE defence.

For pallies IMHO a bulk of your def is going to come from your sheild.
 

Crazy Runner Guy

Diabloii.Net Member
Mankey said:
For pallies IMHO a bulk of your def is going to come from your sheild.
Unless you can get shields with more than 1k defense, you're going to get more of your def from your armor. Holy Shield boosts your entire defense, not just your shield's defense. The only shield that I know of that gets more than 1k def is an eth elite Exile, which hits about 1k.

@lemming: how much def does your Exile get?

crg
 

NSXdreamer

Diabloii.Net Member
Stormlash needs 20 more ias for 4 frame zeal, assuming you got 20ish level fanat. So if you use highlord's, you are at 4 frame already.

Definately use dracul's, then stay away from FE/IM you are good to go. You will be able to do p8 hell, albeit a bit slow, and trips to repair shop will be quite often.
 

Derrick1001

Diabloii.Net Member
Hi. I was just wondering why sharp charms were desirable? I've tried searching, but I can't seem to find an explanation...
 

Reborn2k

Diabloii.Net Member
Derrick1001 said:
Hi. I was just wondering why sharp charms were desirable? I've tried searching, but I can't seem to find an explanation...
The damage on the charms gets the %ed bonus from skills and items! So if you'd have for example 7 perfect sharp grand charms of something, with +14 to max damage, that would be +98 to max damage. Add 7 +3 max damage small charms, so that's 119 to max damage. With a might merc a fana zealot will have AT LEAST +1000% ed, so that's +1309 to max damage. After DS it's 2618!! :thumbsup:
 

Hrus

Diabloii.Net Member
Hi reborn, this is the link to a thread I have started, when I found my first stormlash. I haven't started him yet, mainly because my MF/tournament addiction and because I still don't have HoZ and self-found GoreRiders.
I have 2 Crown of Ages though. Strange how the MF works...

Enjoy your stormlash.
 

FodderCannoned

Diabloii.Net Member
I like the delerium helm, I find that it helps with crowd control quite a bit, but it does usually override the draculs lifetap, which i don't care about, because I feel the delerium effects are better.
 

Mankey

Diabloii.Net Member
Crazy Runner Guy said:
Unless you can get shields with more than 1k defense, you're going to get more of your def from your armor. Holy Shield boosts your entire defense, not just your shield's defense. The only shield that I know of that gets more than 1k def is an eth elite Exile, which hits about 1k.

@lemming: how much def does your Exile get?

crg
Errr... I forgot to put HOLY shield... A bulk of your def is going to come from holy shield... With that being said defiance as a synergy and maxed holy sheild gives you some awesome Enhanced defence methinks... Enough to wear a lion heart archon anyways. Once again my 2 cents.
 

Hrus

Diabloii.Net Member
I just found my first HoZ!!!! The game wants me to start a zealer? OK, I will start a zealer.
 

Corrupted

Diabloii.Net Member
This is one hell of a beauty

Eagle Finger
Ring
Required Level: 65
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0xd75cc15e
+10 to Strength
+115 to Attack Rating
Lightning Resist +13%
8% Life stolen per hit
3% Mana stolen per hit
10% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

I think you should go with Tyraels

- Good defense
- No strength requirement
- +%Damage to demons (Lean mean killing machine)
- +20% Faster Run/Walk (Always welcome)
- +20-30 To Strength (varies) (More life)
- All Resistances +20-30 (varies) (Resistances aren't easy to come by as a Zealot)
- Cannot Be Frozen (Saves you a Ravenfrost)
- Slain Monsters Rest in Peace (Always useful in the WSK)
- Indestructable (No repair)
- Stylish!

As your second ring you could use a Wisp Projector, Lightning Absorb, Level 5 HoW (Can't hurt if it's in the back while you're bashing minions?)

Oh and, carry a Demon Limb in your cube to buff some Enchant on, for an AR boost.
 
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