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noob pally smite question

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  1. noneed

    noneed IncGamers Member

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    noob pally smite question

    ok this is my first pally ever since d2 came out
    I was following vanquesher guide and he said max smite if using grief so I max smite and see smite dmg only being 997........

    Someone told me dmg from grief doesn't show on char screen but it effects in game..... is that true?? then I guess there's no problem -_-

    Another question is where should I put my rest of the skill pts on vigor to increase hammer? or holy shield?

    my hammer is only around 7k.... so I guess I should put more into vigor..
    did I make mistake?? should I make new char? max holy shield instead of smite?
    maxing holy shield gives more defense I guess, but defense still matters when block is 75%??

    I really need help........

    thx
     
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    Re: noob pally smite question

    Yes. Your real damage is several times higher. Divide your Grief's +dmg by your shield's dmg (after Holy Shield) to see exactly how many times.

    I don't know a lot about vanquishers, though.
     
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    Re: noob pally smite question

    ok so ur saying I should multiply the number from division by the dmg on my char screen for real dmg?
     
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    Re: noob pally smite question

    wha...

    just use the smite damage formula:
    The top figures your minimum value, the bottom figures your max, the grief damage goes where it says (Damage+x)

    This thread covers the subject pretty well
     
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    Re: noob pally smite question

    :shocked: First pally?? Easy way to do it is add up all source of ed and strength then turn on holyshield now add the display dmg on shield to grief dmg. Finally take the dmg of shield+grief times by the total ed from skill/items/str for result.
     
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    Re: noob pally smite question

    Ok, I've done calculations and it came out too high........I've done exactly as thread says...
    here's my calculations.

    I use hoz and grief adds 387 dmg and 15%ED, holyshield dmg is 49-52, concentration and smite gives 555%ED, 540%ED, my current strength is 162
    (20+387+45)*(1+(162+(1095)/100))
    =452*(1+(162+10.95))
    =452*(173.95)=78625.4.........
    and thread says max dmg is 17k.....
    plz tell me what did I do wrong here?
     
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    Re: noob pally smite question

    You devided 1095 by 100, probably because the brackets are wrongly put.

    This seems to be the outcome for you:

    maxSmiteDamage= 452*1+((162+1095)/100)

    = 452 * (1 + 12,57)

    = 452 * 13,57

    = 6133,64

    ps. I didn't think you included on-weapon ED in your original calculation btw (162+1095+15)
     
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    Re: noob pally smite question

    oh thx
    and by the way does AR matter for smite?
     
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    Re: noob pally smite question

    Nope.

    10 chars.


     
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    Re: noob pally smite question

    +ED% should only come from:

    Fanaticism
    Fortitude
    ED% jewels not in weapon
    Eventual other auras
    Smite
    Strength
    (Phoenix, but it sucks)

    +damage should come from:

    Shield base damage
    Holy Shield +damage
    Grief/Redeemer/Astreon's Ward +damage
     

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