Paladin auras and Faster Caster Rate

Jude

Diabloii.Net Member
Paladin auras and Faster Caster Rate

I found a 10% Faster Cast Rate amulet with my Paladin, Jackhammer, and I was wondering if it would give him any benefits with any Paladin skills. I was particularly wondering about Holy Fire, Holy Freeze, Cleansing, Zeal, and Blessed Hammer, but would appreciate any info concerning FCR and any Paladin skills.

Jude
 

Hrus

Diabloii.Net Member
FCR speeds up casting animations - so it only benefits spells that are casted. Auras - no benefit, attack based skills - no effect.
Paladin spells that are affected - Blessed Hammer, Holy Bolt, Fist of Haevens (though it has casting delay...), Holy shield (casting only, no benefit to blocking)... did I forget something?
 

DrLove

Banned
Courtesy of the Paladin FAQ by Ragnarod:

The Fast Cast Rate breakpoints are the following:

0% fcr - 15 frames
9% fcr - 14 frames
18% fcr - 13 frames
30% fcr - 12 frames
48% fcr - 11 frames
75% fcr - 10 frames
125% fcr - 9 frames

AFAIK, FCR only effects Blessed Hammer and Holy Bolt. FoH is timered and I'm not sure about Holy Shield but maybe.

Zeal is based on IAS and with this (http://www.diabloii.net/characters/paladin/ias-zeal.shtml) calc you can work out how fast you're hitting.

Edit: Pwnt.
 

Jude

Diabloii.Net Member
Thanks a lot! I was especially confused about Holy Fire and Holy Freeze, since they seem to be casted at intervals when the aura is active.

Jude
 

nebux

Diabloii.Net Member
holy fire, freeze and shock are pulse auras. once every second they damage all monsters in area of effect.
 
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