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Introducing Patriarch Basher

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Crazy Runner Guy, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. Crazy Runner Guy

    Crazy Runner Guy IncGamers Member

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    Introducing Patriarch Basher

    My Smiter (to be v/t PvP pally) just killed hell baal. As usual, down and dirty stats first, then my story.

    Basher
    clvl 81
    Life: 1464
    Mana: 307
    Resistances: 80/75/75/75 (80/75/85/75 with T-God's)
    Defense /w Defiance: just over 11k

    Smite: 1617-1935
    Vengence: 763-815

    Fanat: 20 (29)
    1 in res of Offensive

    Smite: 20 (30)
    HS: 20 (30)
    FoH: 10 (20)

    Vigor: 1 (9)

    Base (equipped)
    STR: 97 (129/149 /w T-God's)
    DEX: 99 (136)
    Vita: 289 (333)
    NRG: 15 (22)

    Harlequin Crest
    Mara's Kaleidescope

    Drac's Grasp (Bloodfist for PvP)
    Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band
    Raven Frost
    Verdungo's Hearty Cord/Thundergod's Vigor
    Waterwalks


    And my Three Babies:
    Kingslayer
    Phase Blade

    'MalUmGulFal'
    One-Hand Damage: 114 to 128
    Required Dexterity: 136
    Required Strength: 25
    Required Level: 54
    Sword Class - Fastest Attack Speed
    Indestructible
    Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xa16c299c
    +10 to Strength
    +268% Enhanced Damage
    40% Extra Gold from Monsters
    30% Increased Attack Speed
    +1 to Vengeance
    -25% Target Defense
    Prevent Monster Heal
    20% Bonus to Attack Rating
    50% Chance of Open Wounds
    33% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Socketed (4: 4 used)

    Chains of Honor
    Archon Plate

    'DolUmBerIst'
    Defense: 810
    Durability: 54 of 60
    Required Strength: 103
    Required Level: 63
    Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
    Item Level: 81
    Fingerprint: 0xde432f8b
    +20 to Strength
    +70% Enhanced Defense
    Damage Reduced by 8%
    All Resistances +65
    8% Life stolen per hit
    Replenish Life +7
    25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    200% Damage to Demons
    100% Damage to Undead
    +2 to All Skill Levels
    Socketed (4: 4 used)

    Bone Shell
    Sacred Rondache

    Defense: 138
    Chance to Block: 78%
    Smite Damage: 35 to 58
    Durability: 66 of 68
    (Paladin Only)
    Required Strength: 109
    Required Level: 52
    Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
    Item Level: 48
    Fingerprint: 0xcf60a13c
    +20% Increased Chance of Blocking
    Magic Damage Reduced by 3
    Fire Resist +64%
    Lightning Resist +75%
    Cold Resist +64%
    Poison Resist +64%
    +1 to Paladin Skill Levels
    Required Level +12
    30% Faster Block Rate
    Socketed (2: 2 used)

    Merc:
    Kelpie Snare
    Atma's Wail

    Tal's Horadric Crest

    OK, so a HUGE thanks goes out to NSXdreamer and Wildjinn for MP'ing with me in an unofficial MP group. Together, the three of us (some other people were in the games too) cleared most of Hell together, along with the latter part of NM.

    I solo'd Hell act 4 and 5, with no problems except my LONE (Grrrrrrr...) death. I was in the Chaos Sanc, and I was on the last seal. I had the last Oblivion knight stunned (slvl 30 Smite stuns for about 6 seconds), and I just had stunned everything else when I go back to the ON, who as still stunned. Right as (of slightly before) I begin my swing of my Smite, the ON becomes unstunned, and casts, guess what, Iron Maiden. I got rocked in one hit. So much for my perfect record.

    Gloams/burning souls were not a problem with 85% LR and T-God's. I ran into a conviction enchanted boss pack of gloams caused me a *slight* problem, but I seperated the boss from the pack and I was fine.

    I did the ancients in one shot. None of the mods were particularly difficult on them. Talic was Mana Burn/Lightning enchanted, Mawdawc was Cursed and something, and Korlic ireally don't know, he died really quick. CB, along with the slow on my merc's Kelpie Snare just rocked them hard.

    Baal's minions and Baal himself were really easy. It just took a while to kill them all.

    Overall, this is a viable build. PI's are a slight problem, but the vengence and conviction took care of them. The only real trouble you come into is in act 2 with all the ghost thingies because they are fast/MB/PI.

    The only problem with this build is the weapon and shield. Obviously you could use your imbues on a elite pally shield, or you could upgrade an HoZ. IMO, those are the two most crucial pieces of gear.

    Lastly, I would like to mention two pieces of gear that this build would NOT be possible without. Dracul's Grasp and T-God's. Drac's (life tap)allows me to leech (and very effiectively i might add) and T-God's for the immunity to gloams. It's really interesting how much of a drastic change wearing T-God's makes on your character vs gloams.

    Anyway, I'm going to level this character up to clvl 90 at least, for PvP purposes. I need to put more points in FoH and Holy Shock (synergy).

    See you in the WSK,

    crg
     
  2. Icebird

    Icebird IncGamers Member

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    Congrats on the Patriarch! And a Smiter too. Very cool! I had a Smite/Blessed Hammer pally in 1.09, and its such an underrated skill. One on one, it renders most monsters in the game helpless.

    If you're rune rich, an Exile shield would be great for this build (chance to cast life tap again). In 1.09 I used charges on a throwing axe to achieve the same effect. I hope he has a successful PvP career!

    Chris
     
  3. BeatMaster

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    Congratulations on a job well done! :clap:

    I´ve never played a smiter myself, but the build looks viable indeed.
    Have one on me; :drink:


    -BeatMaster
     
  4. Dacar92

    Dacar92 Community, Amazon, DH Moderator & Inc Clan Officer

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    Congratulations! A feat well done! I have not played a smiter either. But it sounds like it was fun!
     
  5. CrazyChihuahua

    CrazyChihuahua IncGamers Member

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    Congrats on the Pat. Always good to see more mats/pats around here.

    :jig: The Smiter Jig! :jig:
     
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    congrats CRG! and with one one death as well... sweet. :winner:
     
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    Awesome. I love to hear of Pallys making Pat. One day I'll have to get one of my own. Congrats, crg! :clap:

    ~Wolfgang
     
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    congrats CRG, a smiter pat is a great achievement
    :clap:
    well done! :winner:
     
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    Congrats! Very nice, a smiter! :clap:

    Is the FoH just for dualing, or did you use that against the monsters?

    Awesome! Have a :drink:
     
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    Congrats CRG, I just got to see him briefly in that last MP Game but he sounds like a really fun build!
     
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    Great work on the Smiter! :clap:
     
  12. Liquid_Evil

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    Masterfully done Hero!

    I think I've seen him in a duel game, yes?
     
  13. Crazy Runner Guy

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    It is just going to be used for PvP. For PI's, I used vengence as my kill skill. Go read the V/T Pally PvP guide in the strat comp if you're interested in the PvP aspects of FoH. There is also a Pure FoH dueler (Templar) guide in progress in the pally forum.

    You have for little while, but I kept dropping and I had other things to do.

    crg
     

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