Need help with new paladin

xSammael

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Need help with new paladin

So I was going to make this zeal/auradin and wanted to ask here before starting to lvl him up ^^
My plans so far:

Stats
Str: Enough for gear
Dex:Enough for max block
And rest to vita

Skills

20 fana
20 holy shield
20 resist lightning
1+ zeal
1+ sacrifice
1 smite

Gear

Dream Helm
Dream Shield
Enigma Breastplate
Grief pb
Arach for fcr and skill
Gore riders
Draculs
Highlord
Raven frost+dual leech/resists ring
On switch wizzy spike+liddless for long teles

So my questions are:
Would it kick ass? :D
How much zeal and how much sacrifice?
Could it do ubers?
Does gear look good?

I'm planning to use him for rushing my friends, keyruns and possibly ubers.

Thnx for reading

Sammael
 
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Copilot

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Re: Need help with new paladin

Where is conviction? You aren't going to do any damage without it. You don't need fanat just get conviction.

It looks like you are just trying to build a smiter but want to be an auradin too, but you can't do that because they use different auras.
Enigma is worthless for a zealer, get fort or coh, only wear enigma when you are teleing far but else just run/charge

It wouldn't kick ***, atleast not with conviction
1 point zeal and no sacrifice because half of your damage is from the lightning damage.
Any paladin with a point in smite can do ubers
Its ok gear but I don't know why you are wearing arach for the +skill when +skill as a zealer isn't going to do much at all. Throw a good dungos on, it beats arach for a melee character any day.

Take a look at the auradin guides in the sticky and you will find gear to use.
 

xSammael

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Re: Need help with new paladin

hmm okay think I need to change auras then :)
thnx for the belt correction, this one would be the first melee char I have ever made.
which aura I should use with ubers then? I remember reading at some guide that auradins aura would be better than the mephs one and ignore it or something?
 

Copilot

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Re: Need help with new paladin

Yes if its higher you can cancel it out, but its better to just throw on normal uber smiter gear and use smite and fanat and take them down.

Switch shield to griswold's with 3 pdiamonds or sanctuary and helm to guill's face and you are good to go.
 

canudig

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Re: Need help with new paladin

and just so you know if you use auradin gear in uber trist you might be more liable to get dropped from the game I am pretty sure, or that could've been just the people trying uber leveling with auradins.....
 

UberB

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Re: Need help with new paladin

Actually, from what I hear, you should still stick with Conviction in Uber Trist. Heck, you should be able to play as you normally do. Your conviction > Uber Meph, so no need to stack resists. Switch some gear around to get some Crushing Blow, and you're set.

Remember conviction lowers defense as well as resists so AR is not an issue.
 

xSammael

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Re: Need help with new paladin

Okay thanks to everyone, really looking forward for playing with my paladin now ^^
 

canudig

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Re: Need help with new paladin

You can go either way actually....Since the only point of having a high conviction is building a pure foher/auradin/torchadin whatever so not sure if you want to dump the points into there unless you are making a character that needs to have those 12-18 points (since you only want lvl 21+ conviction to cancel out meph's, but those characters tend to require a lvl 25 conviction)
 

Copilot

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Re: Need help with new paladin

Actually, from what I hear, you should still stick with Conviction in Uber Trist. Heck, you should be able to play as you normally do. Your conviction > Uber Meph, so no need to stack resists. Switch some gear around to get some Crushing Blow, and you're set.

Remember conviction lowers defense as well as resists so AR is not an issue.
AR isn't an issue because smite always hits. You will be pretty slow without fanat. But I guess conviction can work.


 

UberB

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Re: Need help with new paladin

Except that elemental damage doesn't transfer onto smite, so you'll need some good crushing blow when smiting (obviously). You can Zeal the minions with the aura damage is what I meant, and their defense will be nicely lowered so you'll always hit.

Heck, you can even Zeal the bosses if you want, but a lot of it will be blocked.
 

xSammael

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Re: Need help with new paladin

Except that elemental damage doesn't transfer onto smite, so you'll need some good crushing blow when smiting (obviously). You can Zeal the minions with the aura damage is what I meant, and their defense will be nicely lowered so you'll always hit.

Heck, you can even Zeal the bosses if you want, but a lot of it will be blocked.
Yea thats quite close to what I was thinking. But I'm not sure about the auras, seems like a waste to get 2 different "main" auras. I think I should just max conviction since it helps more overall even if the ubers would be harder without fana.


 
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