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My first Smiter/Charger - help needed

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by sahlakh, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. sahlakh

    sahlakh IncGamers Member

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    My first Smiter/Charger - help needed

    All right guys, this will my first real char for PvP purposes. I've played some PvP with my MF sorc (bliz) and I like it a lot more than PvM (though I don't like playing with casters that much), and I want to build a melee char which has quite good chances to beat most builds.

    The first problem is that I don't know wether to max charge dmg or use it just an utility skill to crush weaker opponents. Thinking about the gear I've gathered, this is my plan so far:

    Smite - 20 pts.
    Holy shield - 20 pts.
    Charge - 20 pts.
    Fanaticism - 20 pts.
    Vigor - the remaining points for extra dmg

    plus pre-req's, redemption and zeal for leveling purposes.

    I've seen people suggesting for investing at least a few points into Holy freeze, isn't that considered BM in PvP? How you're using it... charging in, switching to Smite/HF, wait till your opponent is on Ice and put on the main aura?

    Gear, need suggestions (on ladder):

    Helm - Crown of ages
    Armor - Leviathan / GA 'um'
    Shield - Upg. HoZ / 4 ptopaz monarch / 4 psaphire monarch
    Belt - Verdungo's / Tgod's
    Boots - Goreriders
    Gloves - Bloodfists
    Weapon - Kingslayer zerker
    Rings - Raven / Angelic / Dwarf star
    Ammy - Hlord's / Angelic

    I'll calculate the exact stats later when I know my end gear equip. Also, it would be great if you could post some strategies against all types of builds, and tell what to watch out and run away! :)
     
  2. ch33s3 m4st3r

    ch33s3 m4st3r IncGamers Member

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    sounds good :winner: if you can afford to use chains of honor runeword, id go for that instead though.
     
  3. DarKAzNKiD

    DarKAzNKiD IncGamers Member

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    yea i was also thinkin of buildin a v/c...this is wut i had in mind..

    10 smite
    20 holyshield
    20 fana
    15-20 charge
    10-15 defiance
    rest into synergies or smite or charge...

    equip:

    shako
    up hoz
    redeemer/schaeffers
    up guardian angel
    gore riders
    verdungos
    rare pally ammy +1 28 fr 18 all other resists 52 life 28 str 9 dex
    bk ring
    ravenfrost
    bloodfists

    well basically i think the defiance aura would be useful against enigma usin WW barbs and other melee....im not really sure though :-/

    make any suggestions..
     
  4. LovelyGods

    LovelyGods Banned

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    Mr Jay,

    You should write a pvp guide on the V/c..

    since u already have one.

    :lol:
     
  5. breez

    breez IncGamers Member

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    Uhmm, why monarchs? Since you are a pally, you might as well as use paladin shields for better resistance (up to 45 all res).
     
  6. sahlakh

    sahlakh IncGamers Member

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    Good question. I just have those monarchs already and didn't think of pally shields :p

    I need more information of using Holy freeze. Is it considered BM? Is it efficent?
     
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    Holy freeze isn't that good anymore due to not being able to aura flash in 1.10.

    I don't really see a viable use of it at all, actually. I suppose some hugely high levels of holy freeze with charge would be decent, but then its hard to hit. But then again the opponent's are very chilled.

    I don't know, I can only think of using charge/hf vs. zons and since zons were nerfed heavily, charge alone can take them out now.
     
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    Diminished-Soul IncGamers Member

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    Yes rofl and Maybe he should finally take my month old advice and get a Kingslayer Zerker :rolleyes:
     
  9. sahlakh

    sahlakh IncGamers Member

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    I was thinking should I pump up Charge only at slvl 10 or so, and dump those skill points into Defiance to add some extra defence. Is it needed when using Smite or should it stick to my masterplan and max out Charge? :p
     

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