How to make a godly pvp Death Zealot

chocolate31s

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How to make a godly pvp Death Zealot

Hi all,

I've never played zealot b4 so I'm not too sure where emphasis are placed for zealots in terms of equipment and stat. Here's the options I have avaliable, but could all you kind people out there give me advice/inputs please. Thankyou.

Equipment
Helm: 2s CoA (what to socket? ed/ias jewels?)
Armor: CoH/Fortitude
Weapon: Ettin Death (The range 2 wouldnt matter too much since i'll mainly be dueling other zealots, true?)
Shield: upp'ed HOZ/+ed:ar Peonix/ +res Pheonix/Exile +ed:ar or res
Belt: Verdungo
Glove: Dracula/20ias Blood glove/Steelrends
Boot: Gore Rider/others?
Amulet: Highlord/Mara's/Angelic
Rings: Angelic/Raven/Others? what mods should I be looking for?

Stat
Str: Base str? Or should I pump it for dmg?
Dex: Enough for max block? Or pump it for ar?
Vit: As much as I can offer?
Erg: Base

Here's some questions reguarding pvp zealots.
1. What's the ias I need to reach the last bp for ettin axe?
2. Is reaching the last bp essential when dueling other zealots? Becoz its kinda hard to reach the last bp with ettin ax. Or should I go berzerker ax all together?
2. Ar/Def, how important are they? If I dont use angelic combo, am I deadmeat against Exile weilding Zealots? If I have moderate def ie. using CoH and non exile shield what are my chances againt the zealot that use angelic combo?
3. Dueling strategies? I am a newb with zealots, so all I can think of is go up to opponent and zeal them to death........

So yea.... all help appreciated
 

Rane-

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Without angelic combo you will have no chance at hitting other Zealots/barbs. Even with them you won't have a chance. Death is not a good PvP weapon becuase it lacks any '-targets def%'. Without that attribute you will be unable to hit any character with decent defence.
 

cheesypotatoes

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Rane- said:
Without angelic combo you will have no chance at hitting other Zealots/barbs. Even with them you won't have a chance. Death is not a good PvP weapon becuase it lacks any '-targets def%'. Without that attribute you will be unable to hit any character with decent defence.


Unless im wrong -target defense doesnt go off of total defense. So a pally with a holy shield that adds 1000% defense with -25% defense would add 975% so its not that big of a difference, and i know alot of people who use ravens and highlords and do just fine.
 

nolan16

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-percent target defense goes off total and there is a 1/2 penalty so -25% would really be -12.5 in pvp
 

Rane-

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There's been arguments on how exactly '-target def%' works all over the place and the end result is always the same; "whatever it does, it does it very very well".

You can easily build melee characters that don't use it and they don't really need high AR either (take my WWsin.) These characters however will have close to 0 chance against high def characters though. Zealots are built for pretty much Zeal vs Zeal or on a wider scale Melee vs Melee. Most of the people you duel as a Zealot will have high def, too high to combat feasibly unless you use a weapon with '-targets def%'.

If you want to really use Death then it tears stuff up in PvM just fine.
 

GodObelisk

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U dun need an Upp Hoz for zealot!! Upp Hoz for Smiter/VT/TV only

Also against zealot, the one with more AR/Def will win
 

koeraokse

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for pvp Zealot you should read Stoutwood's guide and for Crusader (chargedin) the best weapon choise would be eth Botd tm I think...


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