My smiter build (for ubers): come in and comment !

DarthLeader

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My smiter build (for ubers): come in and comment !

Hi all,

I might remake my old uber smiter, so I want your opinions on my this uber smiter build that I will only use for miniubers and ubers. Is 50% CB enough ?

My uber smiter

Equipment :
Helm : guillaume’s face What to socket in this? Guillaume’s pretty good, 30 FHR, 15 DS (however DS doesn’t work with smite), 35 CB !
Weapon : grief phase blade: As far as I know, it's the best weapon for
Armor: Fortitude or coh or guardian angel or duress ?
Shield: Hoz or up’d Hoz ? or sanctuary in a nice res pally shield ? (Is there something better than an um to put in here ??? hoz = 89 str and 20-28 smite dmg, up’d hoz = 142 str, 46-46 smite dmg)
Gloves: Drakul
Belt: Is thundergod the best one ? Maybe verdungo ?
Boots: gore (10 OW, 15CB, requires 94 str, up’d gore = 156 ?)
Amy: mara ?
Ring 1: raven frost
Ring 2: dwaft star or something else ?

My idea for now is to go guillaume’s face / grief/ fort / up’d hoz/ drakul/ thundergod/ gore/ mara/ raven frost/ dwaft star

On switch: cta/ a random pally spirit to BO

No torch or anni, because I want to be able to pick them up

Skills :
20 sacrifice
20 zeal
1-20 smite (max this one last? Still hesitating between maxed smite and some passive max resists)
1 charge
20 holy shield

1 might
1 blessed aim
1 concentration
20 fanatism
1 thorn
1 sanctuary
1 conviction (to counter meph’s conviction ?)

Total: 107/110, I’ll max smite last, if I choose to do so. Or maybe I shouldn’t max smite and go for some passive resistances ? If so, which ones ?

Stats :
Str : just enough for equipment
Dex : just enough for 75% (max) with my equipment and Holy shield
Vit : all the rest
Energy : none

Merc
Think a merc could survive a bit ?
Type: might
Helm: gaze
Armor: duriel
Weapon: pride polearm

Got any idea of armor/helm that would increase his tankability ?

*** Imagine: my fanatism + his might + concentration (pride) = HUGE damage ? (I hope so…) *** Maybe I already do enough damage and I should go for some kind of holy freeze ?


Technique
*** I am new to paladin *** (I usually play sorcs)
Please tell me if I am wrong or if I should use other skills. Two general question:

1) when the boss have few life left, should I continue smite/fanatism or go for zeal/fanatism or zeal/conviction ?
2) For general pvm (like the way to miniubers), is zeal/fanatism the best thing ?

I open all portals, I enter sand: smite/fanatism for uber dury.

Matron: I zeal/fanatism my way to the boss. I smite/fanatism uber andy.

The third one (can’t remember the name at the moment): I zeal/fanatism (or smite/fanatism ?) my way to uber Izzy, smite/fanatism him to death.

Uber trist: I take mephisto alone: smite/conviction (I heard that this was to negate his aura ?) than I smite/fanatism baal and Diablo.

Thanks for your help,
DarthLeader
 

ProfessionalBerg

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: My smiter build (for ubers): come in and comment !

Helm : Guillaume’s Face 'Um'
Weapon : Grief phase blade
Armor: Fortitude or CoH
Shield: Hoz 'Pdiamond' or 'Um'
Gloves: Dracul's
Belt: Thundergod's
Boots: Gore Riders
Amy: Mara or Metalgrid
Ring 1: Raven Frost
Ring 2: @Resist ring

Switch:

Weapon: Life Tap charges wand
Shield: Some good blocking shield (Storm has same base block as HoZ for pala, but you will have to 'Hel' it)

Inventory:

LOTS of Cold/Light res charms (@res are ok too). Especially light res.

Skills :
20 sacrifice
20 zeal
1 smite
1 charge
20 holy shield

1 might
1 blessed aim
1 concentration
20 fanatism

1 prayer
1 cleansing
1 vigor
rest defiance
1 salvation

Drop Conviction - you need lvl 21+ to counter Meph's. You don't have enough +skills. Just use Salvation if you have resist problems.

Merc:

NONE! They are useless and stupid in UT. They will just mess you up.

Technique

1) When the boss has little life left, continue smite/fanatism.

2) For general pvm, zeal/fanatism is THE way to go. Smite KB is annoying.

Open all portals, enter.

Forgotten Sands: smite/fanatism for uber duriel.

Matron Den: zeal/fanatism your way to the boss. Smite/fanatism uber andy. Clear out succubi around her - uber andy + amp curse = you dead.

Furnace of Pain: zeal/fanatism your way to uber Izzy, BEWARE OF IRON MAIDEN, smite/fanatism him to death.

Uber trist: take mephisto alone - smite/salvation. Then smite/fanatism baal and diablo. Clear out minions after each boss kill - use Azurewrath vs Baal's PI wraiths and Ghouls. I suggest you kill Dia last.
 

DarthLeader

Banned
Re: My smiter build (for ubers): come in and comment !

Wouldn't it be better to have some passive resists (with light, cold or fire resistance skills) than to pump defiance ?

I didn't know you needed to have a higher lvl conviction than meph to bug it ! I hope that 1 pt in salvation will do the job

True, mercs aren't very smart in UT...

From what I understood: zeal/fanatism everything exept the boss. For the boss exept meph: smite/fanatism. For meph: smite/salvation

What can I do to counter iron maiden ? I read about gimmer axes

How do you do to travel fast through uber andy's and uber izual's places with a smiter ?

Is there any other way than Azurewrath to counter PI ?

DarthLeader
 

Rawness

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: My smiter build (for ubers): come in and comment !

Wouldn't it be better to have some passive resists (with light, cold or fire resistance skills) than to pump defiance ?

I didn't know you needed to have a higher lvl conviction than meph to bug it ! I hope that 1 pt in salvation will do the job

True, mercs aren't very smart in UT...

From what I understood: zeal/fanatism everything exept the boss. For the boss exept meph: smite/fanatism. For meph: smite/salvation

What can I do to counter iron maiden ? I read about gimmer axes

How do you do to travel fast through uber andy's and uber izual's places with a smiter ?


Is there any other way than Azurewrath to counter PI ?

DarthLeader
Elemental damage isn't affected by PI, amplify damage and decep lowers pi status. IM, take out the gimmershreds and use conviction, or get a good bow.
A quiet unsafe, but fast way to get through Andys and izuals place is to use charged on right click.

20points in one of the resistance gives you 10+ in one of them, now the only real place you'll face any severe lightning threats is from mephi, who'll probably drop your lres down, rendering the extra res useless.



 

ThomasJohnsen

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Re: My smiter build (for ubers): come in and comment !

Wouldn't it be better to have some passive resists (with light, cold or fire resistance skills) than to pump defiance ?
A Treachery armor for prebuff is a dirtcheap way to boost your res. Just stand in some fire until the fade triggers, and you're set to go. Level 15 fade lasts 288 secs, gives @60 and 15%dr.



 

UberB

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Re: My smiter build (for ubers): come in and comment !

When doing furnace of pain, OK's spawn there which can be a pain if you don't know how to deal with it properly. They'll cast iron maiden which will waste you in one hit, 'specially with Grief.

Simply run through everything until you see Izual, then fall back out of OK range (out of range is when they stop shooting their projectiles at you and don't fire any curses either). Smite away. This works surprisingly well except when lots of champion monsters spawn. Then you will have to CAREFULLY kill off the oblivion knights.
 
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