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Hammerdin or Hammerdin

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by [iNsoMniaC], Jun 27, 2005.

  1. [iNsoMniaC]

    [iNsoMniaC] IncGamers Member

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    Hammerdin or Hammerdin

    I am about to rebuild my hammerdin (after i got myself an Enigma BP, i realised i have waaaaay too much strenght)

    Now, my question is pretty simple..

    Should i go 10 Resist Lightning / 10 Holy Shield, or 20 holy shield..
    Its really a question if i will be able to survive a soul boss in hell baals.. But then again, an extra strong fanatic minotaur(can't remember name in hell baals) isn't much fun either..

    So its more defense/life vs. super light res..

    So.. For overall survivability what should i choose (this is for heel baals only)

    Btw. for those who are questioned by the 10 pts. in resist lightning, it adds 5% to max lightres..
     
  2. Bert

    Bert IncGamers Member

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    I do not think that a fully equiped hammerdin needs the 5 % extra light res.

    Mine does a hell baal run very fast with no problem and all spare points in Holy Shield.

    Bert
     
  3. shade449

    shade449 IncGamers Member

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    Just put on a tgods and maybe a whisp and you shouldnt have a problem with lightning dmg.
     
  4. Bullet-Tooth Tony

    Bullet-Tooth Tony IncGamers Member

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    Indeed, more lightning protection than 75% light res is really needed only vs Souls. Have T-god with you. If you encounter them, put it on. And that'll be enough.
    Other lightning attackers in WSK - skeleton mages, scarabs, LEB's are not that dangerous - 75% light res is OK for them.
     
  5. sorcyone

    sorcyone Banned

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    I pondered the same question Resist Lightning vs Holy Shield.
    I found the real danger was conviction + Souls, for which the extra max lightning resist did not help, but % absorb does. I found the better overall solution was to stack fire cold and lightning resists. This is quite easy to do on a hammerdin :
    -100 Hell resists
    30 Anya quest
    30 Mara
    72 HoZ (Um)
    36 Hoto
    20 Anni
    14 resist all GC with FHR
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    102 total

    Plus various life + resist small charms to bring this to about 120. PvM there is no value in stacking poison resistance. Conviction subtracts something like 100% to fire cold and light.

    Apart from defense (15% per point which is great value) holy shield also gives more duration and better block which means less dex and more life. Here are the stats at higher levels :

    Code:
    Level   16      20      23      27      36      45
    secs    405     505     585     680     905     1130
    def+%   265     325     370     430     565     700
    block   34      35      36      37      38      39
    
     
  6. fishsticks

    fishsticks Banned

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    hammerdins usually have no problem wit souls, imo
    my guy has 65 defence for all resists, he's fine
    he only drinks bout 1 rev potion when in throne full of soulls (ok maybe 2 ;0)
    so yea juss go wit the holy shield
    u'll need it

    have fun
    cheers
    -fishsticks
     

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