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Newbie :) I need help to improve my Paladin

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by aznricky, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. aznricky

    aznricky IncGamers Member

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    Newbie :) I need help to improve my Paladin

    Hi, I'm kinda new to Diablo 2 and need some help to have a good build for my Paladin, could you nice ppl:yes: give me some suggestions how I can improve?:nod:

    here's the current stats of my Paly:
    Base stats Lv85
    strength 132
    dexterity 141
    vitality 139
    energy 103

    Skills
    defensive auras
    prayer 1
    cleansing 1
    defiance 7
    vigor 3

    offensive auras
    might 1
    blessed aim 12
    concentration 1
    fanatism 17

    combat skills
    sacrifice 1
    smite 1
    holy bolt 1
    zeal 17
    charge 1
    blessed hammer 15
    holy shield 15

    available equipments
    Griswold full set
    Sandstorm Trek
    Steelrend
    Verdungo's Hearty Cord
    Seraph's Hymn
    Bul-Katho's wedding band x2
    Hellfire Torch

    Boosted stats
    Str 224
    Dex 192
    Vit 200
    Energy 116

    Def. Auras
    prayer 14
    defiance 20
    cleansing 14
    vigor 16

    Offensive auras
    might 13
    blessed aim 24
    concentration 13
    Fanatism 29

    Combat Skills
    Holy shield 27
    Zeal 29
    Blessed Hammer 27
    Sacrifice 13
    Smite 13
    Holy bolt 13
    Charge 13

    Plz help:cloud9: thanks
     
  2. Deathrock

    Deathrock IncGamers Member

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    Re: Newbie :) I need help to improve my Paladin

    u just cant be new tp diablo II in over level 30+^^ cuz then u are done with the normal part^^^i am a paladin level 12, and i need help with my builds, what i should put in
     
  3. aznricky

    aznricky IncGamers Member

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    Re: Newbie :) I need help to improve my Paladin

    hmm...paladin is a good shield, i would say concentrate on strength and vitality first then put points into dex, as for skills, concentration and blessed hammer=very good combo
     
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    Re: Newbie :) I need help to improve my Paladin

    aznricky: You seem to have divided your skills between zealing and casting hammers. This means that both attacks will be much weaker than they could be if you chose one and focused in it (this would require rebuilding of course). If you do want to have a hybrid build, then you should max zeal/hammer/conc/vigor and put about 10 points into each of Holy shield and sacrifice (there are other combinations that might work also). You could complete that at level 89.

    A few things to keep in mind:

    Only hard points give synergy bonuses. Having +10 to vigor from items does not improve your hammer damage.

    Concentration is the only aura that affects Blessed Hammer damage. It works at 50% effectiveness for BH and at 100% for physical attacks.

    The 6 points you put into Defiance (beyond the one needed to get the later skills) were wasted. 5 of those should have gone into Holy Shield.

    Pick one offensive aura and stick with it. A hammerdin only puts points into both Blessed Aim and Concentration because both of those improve Blessed Hammer damage at the same time. You can't use Blessed Aim and Fanaticism at the same time. (Well, BA does give a modest passive bonus to attack rating.)

    Vigor is great for getting around, and it is a synergy for BH.

    Read these pages to familiarize yourself with the skills better:
    http://www.battle.net/diablo2exp/skills/paladin-defense.shtml
    http://www.battle.net/diablo2exp/skills/paladin-offense.shtml
    http://www.battle.net/diablo2exp/skills/paladin-combat.shtml

    Griswold's Set is fairly good, especially since you're a hybrid, but there are more powerful options. Look in some of the guides stickied in this forum once you have a better idea of what type of paladin you want.


    Please make your own thread to ask your questions in. Thread hijacking is rude.


     
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