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Hammerdin Heart of the Oak

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by Damon_Othello, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. Damon_Othello

    Damon_Othello IncGamers Member

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    Hammerdin Heart of the Oak

    I know a lot of people suggest using a wizardspike as the main Hammerdin weapon, also one of the wands is often suggested. How does anyone think having a heart of the oak would work?

    It has 40% faster cast, some resists, and it has a few other mods. I was just wondering what some more experienced hammerdin's might say.
     
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    Borlag IncGamers Member

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    I belive wizardspike is used by many simply because it's so common find, personally I use heart of the oak and it beats any other weapon hands down for a hammerdin.

    Advantages for wizzy are basically +10% fcr and more resists, but 3 skills in hoto makes up for that real well.
     
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    It's really a personal choice, if you can't hit 70FCR without wizardzpike, then go wizardspike because with a faster cast rate=more hammers=more damage. But really in the end its because hoto is so much more expensive and harder to find.
     
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    You mean 75%fcr
     
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    From personal experience i can say that Heart of Oak is the shiznit... I just switched from Wiz after FINALLY getting a vex rune (on ladder). My damage jumped from about 4500 per hammer to 7000 per hammer. I was also lucky enought to get +39 resists on my Heart, which is 1 off perfect. Obviously the switch from Wiz can leave your resists a bit low, so factor this into your build.

    Make sure you can still hit 75fcr, which I did with aracnid mesh (20%) + fcr rare ammy (10%). There are HEAPS of fcr options, like magefist, rare rings, ammys and circlets, lidless, so I'd definitely say go the Heart!!

    My build:
    Shako /p.topaz
    Skulders /p.topaz
    nagel for mf
    rare ring with good resists
    Rare ammy, +1 pally skillz, resists, fcr
    chance guards
    Rhyme (lidless if required) in an aerin shield that had +20 res base, now has +50 resists
    Heart of Oak
    Naj Puzzler on switch for teleport
     

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