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My Hammerdin (Input Requested)

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by hawky, May 3, 2008.

  1. hawky

    hawky IncGamers Member

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    My Hammerdin (Input Requested)

    Hey guys,

    I just completed my first ever hammerdin, and wanted wanted to show you guys my hammerdin's gear, and possibly get some input on it from you guys:

    Weapon: 39 Resist All Hoto
    Armor: Mage Plate Enigma
    Shield: Herald of Zakarum (Ber)
    Belt: Arachnid's Mesh
    Boots: War Travellers
    Gloves: Magefist
    Amulet: 25 Resist All Mara's
    Helmet: Raven Circlet Tiara* (Shael: 20% Faster Hit Recovery)
    Ring 1: Doom Gyre**
    Ring 2: Grim Gyre***
    Switch: 5 BO 6 BC +3 FoH +3 Conviction CtA Stick
    Switch Shield: Spirit Monarch
    Charms: 15/18/8 Anni, 16/15 Torch, 1x Pally Combat Charm, 4x Offensive Aura Charms

    * +2 Paladin Skill Levels, 20% Faster Cast Rate, 6 to Minimum Damage, 47% Enhanced Defense, 29 to mana, 77% More Gold From Monsters, 20% Faster Hit Recovery

    ** 10% Faster Cast Rate, 2 to Minimum Damage, 10 to Life, 67 to Mana, 11% Cold Resist, 11% Lightning Resist, 11% Fire Resist, 21% Poison Resist

    *** 10% Faster Cast Rate, 4% Life Stolen per Hit, 6% Cold Resist, 15% Lightning Resist, 29% Fire Resist, 6% Poison Resist, Poison Length Reduced by 25%


    - Maxed Resists in Hell
    - 13k Hammer Damage
    - 100% FCR
    - 20% Faster Hit Recovery


    Right now, Patriarch HeraldOfZakarum is easily able to solo hell Chaos & Baal. However, I have a gear-based question/idea I wanted to run by you intelligent Diabloii.net members:

    1. Right now, I am inbetween two FCR breakpoints (75 and 125). I can easily reach 125 by replacing the HoZ with my Pally Spirit with a 55% block rate. This will make me cast faster, although it will reduce my chance to block by a considerable amount. basically, what I want to know is if you guys think I should gear for faster cast rate or higher damage. if i decide to go higher damage, I think I will replace one of the FCR rings with a SoJ, or replace the Tiara with a Cham'd Shako. What do you guys think would be the best?
     
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    Re: My Hammerdin (Input Requested)

    I suggest you get the 125 FCR. Magefist, Arach, HotO and spirit will give 115 FCR. Including your sexy circlet, you don't need any FCR equipment, so you can use the Mara's + SOJ's/BK's for the +skills to BO.

    Also, try to get your hands on a Sacred Targe with 35+ resists. It has base block 60%, which is the best of all paladin shields (next closest is Sacred Rondache, with 58% base block).
     
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    Re: My Hammerdin (Input Requested)

    120fcr total? thats what i got craft a ammy with 2pal 5fcr? if you build around hoz then stick with it block is important. unless you're below lvl80 and can spend more points into dex for block
     
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    Re: My Hammerdin (Input Requested)

    Build 125 fcr. I had 75 fcr and am now rebuilding. 75 Is just too slow and you will regret not having gone 125. If it's pvm you're considering, don't worry about the damage. It will be more than enough.
     
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    Re: My Hammerdin (Input Requested)

    125% All the way dude!

    My hammerdin had 125% BP with HoZ.

    FCR:

    20 from helm
    +20 from rings
    +20 from belt
    +20 from gloves
    +40 from weapon
    +10 from ammy

    =130 FCR

    This means, you can even do it with 5 from amu.

    But anyways, the "best" hammerdins I've seen do like this:

    Sacre Targe spirit (35%)
    CoA 'BerBer'
    Enigma.. ofc
    Hoto (40%)
    Arach (20%)
    2x FCR (20%) rings with dex modifiers <--important due to lower block % on shield!!
    I'm not sure if they do 20 FCR from amu or gloves, but if you're on budget go gloves.

    Cheers,
    -Zelator
     
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    Re: My Hammerdin (Input Requested)

    Hard to find better gloves than Magefist/Trang gloves for a Hammerdin. Of course, Bloodfists for FHR, or something like this could be nice, but they lack FCR. However, with the 20 FCR from those 2, you only need 1 FCR ring or an FCR amulet.
     
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    Re: My Hammerdin (Input Requested)

    i like trang better couse i think it gives 30 cold res
    anyway i would go with 125 fcr couse in hell u dont really need more than 10k dmg to make it urself throw whole game
     
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    Re: My Hammerdin (Input Requested)

    Thats my set up (but 2 soj's) and it rocks, you lose hammer damage from hoz but get better bo as well and the damage is still more than enough. with skillers you can still hit 15k


     
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    Re: My Hammerdin (Input Requested)

    Where do you get another 10 FCR from, if you don't use a 10 FCR ring?



     
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    Re: My Hammerdin (Input Requested)

    I think he means using a FCR circlet.
     
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    Re: My Hammerdin (Input Requested)

    yep i have a circlet 2 pala 20 fcr. its not brilliant but im too lazy to find a better 1
     
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    Re: My Hammerdin (Input Requested)

    +20 from helm = 20% FCR Helm? (any mods i should get?)
    +20 from rings = 2x 10% ones with dex i think
    +20 from belt = Arachs
    +20 from gloves = Magefists
    +40 from weapon = Hoto
    +10 from ammy = Crafted Ammy

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    This is what i have right now.. Should i get the above items? in that order
    Armor = Enigma
    Shield = 34% Spirit Shield
     
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    Re: My Hammerdin (Input Requested)

    125 FCR is really important and improves gaming experience by a considerable margin
     
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    Re: My Hammerdin (Input Requested)

    what is the rest of your kit?


     
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    Re: My Hammerdin (Input Requested)

    Rule of thumb is always have max block on a hdin. Next (if you got the funds) hit the 125 fcr breakpoint. Max res, 9 pcombs, 5res scs, or 20 lifers. I have max block hdin, 130(125) fcr, doing 15k damage. With enough res you can do ubers with a hdin. Or what i like to do is put 1 point into fanat, use smite gear, and uber solo. Nice. Hope this is useful.
     

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