Guardian No. 5 - Arthas - Hammerdin

Milb

Diabloii.Net Member
Guardian No. 5 - Arthas - Hammerdin

Not a massive fan of Paladins so I thought I would make a fast killing one to contribute towards my Sept. This is the 4th class i have taken to Guardian now, so only Necro, Druid and Assassin to go.

Well, I thought instead of trying to make a regular Hammerdin I would try and do it with zero points spent in strength, which isn't too easy without an Enigma, but it worked quite well. Also, if I ever find a Jah I will have a Hammerdin built around an Enigma ready to go :smiley:

Stats:

Lvl 81
Str Base / 120
Dex 105 / 150
Vit 355 / 435
Eng Base / 45

1759 life and 430 Mana
Resists are 80/75/85/75

Damage: 5.8k-5.9k

Gear:
Wizardspike
Peasant Crown - (still no bloody Shako yet!)
Seraph's Hymn
Lionheart Dusk Shroud
HoZ
Ravenfrost 15 Dex
Waterwalks 208ed / 65 life
Magefists
Thundergods Vigor
and:
Corruption Hold
Ring
Required Level: 66
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x4f137633
+20 to Strength
+19 to Mana
+79 to Attack Rating
Lightning Resist +30%
10% Faster Cast Rate
10% Chance to cast Level 3 Nova when struck
+a few charms with life and strength

Skills: Hammerdin with 1 point in Fanatacism and Redemption, 2 left over.

He has great stacked resistance so Conviction wasn't too scary for a change, and Gloams couldn't actually hurt him from the moment I put a Tgods on. My only problem with him is he is a caster which has to get into melee range which can be quite dangerous sometimes.

Had a couple of NDEs - First was the NM Council - FE Boss was in range of me and almost killed me, same happened at NM Ancients - but apart from that I didn't really have any problems.

I think Forges were Fal and Um, and I can't rememeber any nice items, I think the fact i was playing with 0 mf had something to contribute there :laugh:

I think I will carry on mfing now with my sorc and amazon and see what happens to drop before I pick another character to try for Guardian - I'm tempted by a Bone Necro but we shall see.

Thanks for reading!
Milb
 

Thyiad

Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian
Hearty congratulations on that Guardian. Nice hat by the way. :hide:
 

bill_n_opus

Diabloii.Net Member
Hammerdin? What's with the esoteric, rare Pally build huh?

Just kidding. :laugh:

Congrats. You'll find that Shako someday ... soon, I hope.
 

druidkid9

Diabloii.Net Member
congrats Milb but try and do it all Untwinked and HC (but you do that anyways) like i am doing :). It is alot more harder and funner in my view because it opens up a whole new door of weapons and you begin to use runewords/items that you wouldn't even dream of using.

one the other hand nice guardian hopefully next one i see has (Guardin 6 Untwinked blah blah)
 

Milb

Diabloii.Net Member
Thanks on the grats everyone :smiley:

nebux said:
die nub die
Never!!

nebux said:
that ring is so sweet
I know, it was the main inspiration to making this character, if I died it would be the one item which I would be gutted to lose - I have multiples of the rest of the equipment except the Seraph's Hymn but that wouldn't bother me too much.

@druidkid: I have made an untwinked Guardian before, I enjoy it but it is a lot slower - I currently have an untwinked Trapper somewhere in NM which I might start playing again - I haven't played her for a few months but it might be worth carrying on, seeing as I still need a 'sin for my Sept.
 

druidkid9

Diabloii.Net Member
i see wat you mean about "it alot slower" but that is the challange in finding the right build which is not so item dependent that can take the game on HC Untwinked :)
 

DeathMaster

Diabloii.Net Member
druidkid9 said:
i see wat you mean about "it alot slower" but that is the challange in finding the right build which is not so item dependent that can take the game on HC Untwinked :)
Yes, but not a barb. Pretty much all require decent weapon in order to be effective on fast killing. Singer requires some decent +skills which is not easy to go by untwinked.
 

RIP

Diabloii.Net Member
Congratulations on that Guardian, Milb.

I am currently trying to do my first Vanilla untwincked Guardian - ES/FO/FW sorc - with Your and FrostBurns advice i can be succesfull...I hope so.

RIP
 

Milb

Diabloii.Net Member
RIP said:
Congratulations on that Guardian, Milb.

I am currently trying to do my first Vanilla untwincked Guardian - ES/FO/FW sorc - with Your and FrostBurns advice i can be succesfull...I hope so.

RIP
Good luck with that, I will be watching to see how you do as I am still interested in that build.

I have now carried on with my Trapper, she's now in NM LK, and I have made her an Insight and a Spirit which is helping immensely, and I've also found a Lum which will be very nice for a Smoke when I find the right armor.

I found when playing my Frenzy Barb that a Lowish damage weapon wasn't too bad, as long as it was coupled with some CB. I was actually glad as I got Iron Maidened while swinging once and it put me to half health rather that giving me deeds :smiley:
 

RIP

Diabloii.Net Member
Milb said:
Good luck with that, I will be watching to see how you do as I am still interested in that build.

I have now carried on with my Trapper, she's now in NM LK, and I have made her an Insight and a Spirit which is helping immensely, and I've also found a Lum which will be very nice for a Smoke when I find the right armor.

I found when playing my Frenzy Barb that a Lowish damage weapon wasn't too bad, as long as it was coupled with some CB. I was actually glad as I got Iron Maidened while swinging once and it put me to half health rather that giving me deeds :smiley:
OT:I can just say good luck to Your characters, specially to Your suicide Barb:wink3: , my sorc is now at first Act Nightmare, lvl 50 i think, FW (now maxed) helps me a lot with my tryings (Normal - players 8).

Btw:I am playing Vanilla, so RW like Insight and Spirit are forbiden for me, this already means, that my sorc is all the time without mana :cry:
 

zarfen

Diabloii.Net Member
Corruption Hold
Ring
Required Level: 66
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x4f137633
+20 to Strength
+19 to Mana
+79 to Attack Rating
Lightning Resist +30%
10% Faster Cast Rate
10% Chance to cast Level 3 Nova when struck
:soapbox:
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