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making my first hammerden

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by cowtestickles, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. cowtestickles

    cowtestickles IncGamers Member

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    making my first hammerden

    hey ok i know the general skill maxing hammer/blessed aim/vigor/and consentration but that don't take up that much so i was thinking holy shield is that worth maxing or wut?or the skills better suited els where and if so wehre :scratch:
     
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    yes holy shield is worth putting points into. perhaps maxing even. depends on your dexterity and shield you're using.

    make sure you have just a point into redemption. it's a great one-point-wonder.

    also salvation may help you out in some cases when resists are needed. i.e. conviction enchanted monsters.
     
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    You might want to take note of Meditation and it's Prayer synergy. If you max prayer, and put one point into Meditation, you get a substantial amount of healing every two seconds, and a very sweet mana regen bonus. Worth looking into.

    Holy Shield's also a nice investment, because not only does it improve your blocking, but it increases your defense.

    I suppose it depends on your playstyle. I'm rebuilding my hammerdin to invest into prayer as we speak, though.
     
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    i maxed concentration, vigor, holy aim, hammers and about to max holy sheild.

    works well for my play style.. and keeps me alive
     
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    Order I maxed my skills in:

    Blessed Hammer-20
    Concentratioin-20
    Vigor-20
    Holy Shield-20
    Blessed Aim-15 right now, 20 in 5 lvls

    I mastered holy shield before aim for two reasons: more block, more def. helps vs annyoing melee people who are BM, and for wind druids.

    And yes, holy shield is always worth maxing, if it applies to your build.
     
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    cowtestickles IncGamers Member

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    well my gear as is right now
    shako
    hoto 35%
    hoz p dimond
    uped magi fists
    aracnids mesh
    not sure about boots either war travs or silk weaves
    trying to get a maras
    and i was thinking go with a gaurdian angel since i will get the 75%fcr so this way i will have like +13 combat skills +11 everything els and have 90%reists all and i might even upgrade it to become a major tank wut u guys think of that?

    edit:forgot my rings um.... well a perfect raven for one not sure of the other i can't afford a soj(playing ladder) so i was thinking mabey a dwarf star for the fire absorb +life but i dunno maby a 100+mana ring wut u guys think should go there?
     
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    well since your on ladder, and sojs are "expenisve", id go with some good FCR rings if you have them. If not, get a bul-kathos, raven, dwarf.

    Ga is always a good choice for armor, 90% resist? :uhhuh:
     
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    cowtestickles IncGamers Member

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    ya but the 10%fcr is pointless casue i would not hit the 125%bp.

    oh and does anyone know wut the dex is required for a max holy shield with a hoz tohave max block
     
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    Total Blocking % = [Blocking x (Dexterity – 15)] / (Character Level x 2)

    depends on your shield blocking % and level.
     
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    Thats for the suggestions, im making my first hammerden tommrow.
     
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    Question about block%:

    Is the shield's block chance in the formula like 75% (zaka) + 20% (guardian angel) resulting in little dex needed?

    And also what is meant by successful blocking in holy shield?
     
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    Holy Shield adds to your blocking %, so thats what hes talking about.

    If you max HS, then dont pour points into dex. 100 is fine id say, my hammerdin has 115 i think, and blocks extremely well.

    Note: Im not sure on base dex, my gear adds alot tho (+13 from boots +5 from maras +2 from harley crest, and combat charms with +6 dex=18)

    So my base dex is around 70-80 or so, too lazy to calculate.
     

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