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Hammerdin with Maxblock?

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by PheonixLeader, May 18, 2008.

  1. PheonixLeader

    PheonixLeader IncGamers Member

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    Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    Hi,

    Before I put all my 300 stats points into vita (eh..), I was wondering if having max block on a pvm hdin is very important. If so, how much dext would I need at lv 80 to have max block with a HoZ (and what lv should be my Holy shield)?

    ThX
     
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    Re: Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    No, in PvM max block is not so important, only in PvP. In PvM extra life will protect you better against unblockable (elemental) attacks. Think Gloams.

    Look in the statistics section for the block formula (if you need it), but expect to spend about 2 pts per level.
     
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    Re: Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    I would disagree.

    MaxBlock is definitely worth getting with any paladin due to holy shield.

    I can't tell you exactly how much dexterity you would need without the rest of your gear, but I would say probably around 120 =)
     
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    Re: Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    Thx alot for tips.

    Yeah, i just putted my stats and with gear, i have 73%block with 116dext, so with around 125, i'll be maxed.
    And I have 2.6k life atm (lv 80, no quests done..) so it's all good!
     
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    Re: Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    For future reference, a Paladin over the level of 24 should always have max block. There's really no excuse not to.
     
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    Re: Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    Even for those using Spirit?
     
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    Re: Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    of course. Sacred targe spirits are a better choice than HoZ for a hammerdin, and though they require more DEX (165 at level 99) to get max block, it's still relatively low requirement compared to other chars.
     
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    Re: Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    If you get fcr/fhr breakpoints and max block with HoZ, i don't see why spirit targe are that better.
     
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    Re: Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    more skills for your bo so more life, and more res and no fcr ammy/rings so even more skills for bo
     
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    Re: Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    How do you get 125 without sacrificing a lot of equipment with a HoZ?



     
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    Re: Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    I guess it is possible with this setup:

    HotO 40
    Arach 20
    Magefists 20
    Nice 2/20 circlet 20
    Crafted 2/15+ amulet 15+
    1 FCR ring 10

    This makes for a total of 125 FCR. However, you lose +4 to BO this way, having to abandon Shako and Mara's, not to mention the huge mana/life boost on the Shako and resists on Maras (unless his amulet is absolutely godly).



     
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    Re: Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    I have the breakpoint just before the 125 one, and for pvm, it's enough imo.
     
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    Re: Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    To each his own. I tried both 75 and 125 FCR. I won't ever go back to 75.
     
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    Re: Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    Whats your items setup/dmg with the 125 breakpoint?
     
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    Re: Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    Hoto, spirit, magefists, arach, 1 fcr ring. Those provide 125.
     
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    Re: Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    My PvP setup, if you're interested, is as follows:

    CoA (Ber, 15/-15)
    2/20/18 Str Ammy
    Wizzy
    Enigma
    35 Spirit
    Trang's
    Dungo
    Ravenfrost/SoJ
    Waterwalks
    37x Life/Res SCs

    The numbers:

    ~4500 Life (after self-bo)
    340 All Res (approximately)
    10k Hammers
    125 FCR, 86 FHR
    46 DR

    The only thing you don't have is high hammer damage. Still, with a HoZ and a few pcombs, you might expect to hit 14-15k hammer damage. 5k hammer damage isn't really a big deal compared to what you gain.
     
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    Re: Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    I like how you fit in the waterwalks, but wouldn't tri-res boots or tracks be a better choice so you don't lose the 4%dr?
     
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    Treks are mainly for FHR, he already hits the 86 FHR breakpoint. Don't think he needs res either with Coa, spirit and wizzy. Waterwalks give huge dex and life bonus as well some extra fire resist which may come in handy every once in a while. Also I dunno what you mean by the 4% DR as Treks don't give DR.


     
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    Re: Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    without treks you lose the str needed to wear CoA and had to socket it with -15% instead of ber ber.
     
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    Re: Hammerdin with Maxblock?

    4% DR isn't really a big deal compared to the 30-odd points I saved with the jewel.

    Also, I get 15 dex (and 65life) that more than cancels out the str bonus from the treks.

    In total, I gain ~30 points to vitality (180 life after BO) + 65 life, which I think is a fair trade for 4% DR.
     

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