hammerdin gear

kayt

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hammerdin gear

hey guys,
was wondering what would be a good set up for a hdin to solo hell diablo and baal? my current set up in

Str 167
Dex 84
Vit 392
Energy 17
These are after stats + gear stats

I am using griswold body, spirirt sword, spirit shield, harlenquin shako, waterwalk starkskin boots, Venomgrip deadhide gloves, dwarf star ring, raven frost ring, and not sure which amult to use : Nokozan Relic Amulet or a +3 combat skill +67 health amulet. I am basically just trying to solo hell pretty much but none of my set ups work. any help is apperciated thanks!
 

Koyen

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Re: hammerdin gear

Depends on your wealth really. If you can afford top-end gear, then follow my setup. If you can't afford it yet, try constantly killing NM Mef and trade up. What you need for fast MFing is one thing - Enigma armor.

I consider my gear to be almost perfect...maybe there are 1 or 2 places for improvement, but those would be really insugnificant:

Helm - Ber'd Shako
Body - Enigma archon plate
Weapon - HotO // CtA with 6 BO
Shield - Spirit sacred targe with 44% basic resist // random Spirit shield
Legs - War traveler
Gloves - Trang owl set gloves
Belt - Arachnid
Amulet - Mara
Rings - 1 BK for additional life and skill, 1 10% FCR ring with additional mods
Charms: Annihilus, Torch, Gheed, 3 PCombat/12 FHR, 1 PCombat with life

Merc walks with Um'd Gaze, Um'd Leviathan and Insight Colossus voulge

125% FCR, 86% FHR, 3500 life after BO, decent damage reduction, 13k hammers. My usuall MF run takes about 5-6 minutes and consists of Countess, Andy, Summoner, Mef and Baal. Besides that i can tele in 8 player Baal runs.

Hope that helps
 

kayt

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Re: hammerdin gear

I was watching this pally tonight killing the uber key bosses and it took 5mins top @[email protected] sorta annoyed me though he left everything else alive. alright thanks a ton for your help!
 

Scudstorm

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Re: hammerdin gear

I prefer Magefists over Trang gloves, because of the mana regen. Trang is better for cold res though.

He left everything else alive because there are very annoying physical immunes in them :)
 

kayt

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: hammerdin gear

ahh well then how the hell you get the keys without dying=/ anyways i was also wondering if i should put any points into dex, im @ base dex currently
 

Scudstorm

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Re: hammerdin gear

It depends on your shield. If you use Hoz or a high block Spirit (e.g. in a Sacred Targe), you can consider max block.

If you use a Spirit with low base block, I suggest full vita.
 

AnimeCraze

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: hammerdin gear

Any 1 handed paladin that is not going max block is a shame to its kin. You need so little dex to get max block anyways.
 

kayt

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: hammerdin gear

ok ill work on dex then, about how much dex do you think wuld be needed for max block?
 

AnimeCraze

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: hammerdin gear

Depends on shield and lvl. Usually around 100~150 or so, if you are using an HoZ or sacred targe spirit. Just add dex until your char screen shows 75% WITH holy shield.
 

kayt

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: hammerdin gear

Well..I was wondering what exactly is hoz and hoto I am new to diablo 2, let alone online also how hard would they be to farm Im so confused about everything sorry ._.
 

AnimeCraze

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Re: hammerdin gear

HotO = Heart of the Oak runeword, has +3 skills, resist, and FCR. It's the ideal weapon for a hammerdin. If you cannot afford that, a wizardspike (which is worth a few perfect gems) would also suffice.
HoZ = Herald of Zakarum, has +2 pally, +2 combat, high block, and resist. It's the ideal shield for a hammerdin, before the Spirit runeword came out. Spirit has resist and faster cast rate which makes it at least as good, if not better than HoZ.
 

Koyen

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: hammerdin gear

1) Here is a block calculator for everyone who wants to know about dex points (first - total block percentage, second - total dexterity, third - char level) http://diablo2.ingame.de/tips/calcs/block.php

2) Previous poster who asked about HotO and HoZ - if you play Europe hardcore, give me a whisper and i'll give you a spare Wizardspike to start with
 

kayt

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: hammerdin gear

sorry i am on us west; ; thanks so much for your help, so hoz do you think I should try and obtain one to test it out? and Do you think NM countess and baal/Diablo would drop the runes? currently they are the only ones i can solo ):
 

kayt

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: hammerdin gear

I know its not right to double post...but im sorta have a problem. I came accross magefist and trang oul gloves... which would be better over all? or should I keep them both
 

Scudstorm

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: hammerdin gear

Magefist is better for hammerdin. Trang gloves are more expensive and better for other builds, keep them for trading.
 

kayt

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: hammerdin gear

I came accross a wizspike finally, now is there anyway I wuld be able to socket it or anything? Because if I use that instead of my spirirt sword I lose +2 skills in return for +16% FCR
 

Scudstorm

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: hammerdin gear

And a ton of resists, yes. Wiz > Spirit sword.

If you want to socket it, grab your socketing quest.
 

kayt

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Re: hammerdin gear

Ok thanks, one last question for now. How much would a spirit sword trade for
 

AnimeCraze

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: hammerdin gear

If you are on ladder, make one yourself. Costs Tal + Thul + Ort + Amn + 4 socket broad sword (so a few pgems, but no one is going to trade for it as no one make extra ones for trade). If you are on NL, good luck, as almost no one make extra ones for trade, and you can't make one yourself.
 

kayt

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Re: hammerdin gear

well i have one, but i got a wizspike so should i keep my spirit? also my wizspike is 1 socket, what would be a good thing to socket it with for a hdin?
 
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