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Patriarch Acolon, Tesladin

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  1. Neksja

    Neksja IncGamers Member

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    Patriarch Acolon, Tesladin

    Hello :wave:

    Pat thread again, although last one before this was blizzballer's before MF Pentathalon, so a bit of break :smiley:

    Acolon, can't even remember where his name comes from. Started him about 6 months ago, played for 15 minutes and parked him until I continued playing him on Wednesday. It was quite fast playing, because I knew already what I'll be using, what skill layout, everything was crystal clear. Just fast questing/leveling all the way. Let's start with his skills.

    Skills and stats:
    20 Holy Shock
    20 Resist Lightning
    20 Salvation
    20 Zeal
    9 Sacrifice (rest going here)
    1 in Holy Freeze, Holy Fire and Might (yes, no hard points on Holy Shield)

    Strength 89 (119)
    Dexterity 116 (136)
    Vitality 280 (300)
    Energy 15 (15)

    Life 1158
    Mana 183
    Resists 90/90/95/90

    I wanted to fully synergize Holy Shock and I don't regret it. Most of the time I used Holy Shock, so why not pumping it to the max. I decided to get Zeal to 20 first, so it boosts my AR and a little my physical damage for leeching. Sacrifice is practically helping my leeching and my physical damage overall.

    Why not Holy Shield? I bought some time ago +3 HS Scepter from Jaedhann (or was it Darkoooo, can't remember anymore) and the best use of it for me, is to save some valuable skills. After all, I wouldn't have put more than 1 point in there, so +3 HS Scepter saved me 5 skill points (7 points, if put 3 Hard Points to HS). That's a lot in my eyes. But let's go to the damage numbers.

    Damage:
    450-8575 (Main Switch, Crescent Moon and Holy Shock aura active)
    1-1139 (Main Switch, Crescent Moon, Holy Shock Pulse damage)
    159-10k (Lightning+Physical Switch, Oath Cryptic and Holy Shock aura active)
    190-3041 (Physical Switch, Oath Cryptic and Might aura active)

    As you can see, Acolon's damage is higher with Oath than Crescent Moon, but CM's -35 lightning res was so powerful, it killed a lot easier. I shouldn't call them as Switches, because I had the other weapon in my inventory and swapped the weapon when needed. Other switch had that +3 HS Scepter and Hoz, and I didn't want to swap that, because I needed to cast HS quite often. So, what was his gear?

    Gear:
    Griffon's Eye +5/-4 Lightning Facet
    Crescent Moon Phase Blade/Oath Cryptic Sword
    Herald of Zakarum, perfect diamond
    Guardian Angel, 15 all res jewel
    Dracul's Grasp
    Arachnid Mesh
    Gore Rider
    Raven Frost
    Bul Kathos' Wedding Band
    Highlord's Wrath

    Switch:
    War Scepter, +3 Holy Shield
    Herald of Zakarum

    Charms:
    +77 all res
    +6 max damage
    +34 attack rating
    +3-27 lightning damage
    +18 life

    Code:
    Griffon's Eye
    Diadem
    Defense: 175
    Durability: 15 of 20
    Required Level: 76
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xf49540a2
    +125 Defense
    Adds 1-74 lightning damage
    25% Faster Cast Rate
    +1 to All Skill Levels
    100% Chance to cast Level 47 Chain Lightning When You Die
    +15% to Lightning Skill Damage
    -20% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
    Socketed (1: 1 used)
    
    Crescent Moon
    Phase Blade
    'ShaelUmTir'
    One-Hand Damage: 90 to 102
    Required Dexterity: 136
    Required Strength: 25
    Required Level: 54
    Sword Class - Fastest Attack Speed
    Indestructible
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0x18c4102d
    +193% Enhanced Damage
    20% Increased Attack Speed
    Ignore Target Defense
    25% Chance of Open Wounds
    +2 to Mana After Each Kill
    +10 Magic Absorb
    10% Chance to cast Level 17 Chain Lightning on striking
    7% Chance to cast Level 13 Static Field on striking
    Level 18 Summon Spirit Wolf (30/30 Charges)
    -35% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
    Socketed (3: 3 used)
    
    Herald of Zakarum
    Gilded Shield
    Defense: 488
    Chance to Block:  82%
    Smite Damage: 20 to 28
    Durability: 45 of 50
    (Paladin Only)
    Required Strength: 89
    Required Level: 42
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 99
    Fingerprint: 0xe8ed9ffe
    +20 to Strength
    +20 to Vitality
    +189% Enhanced Defense
    +30% Increased Chance of Blocking
    All Resistances +69
    +2 to Paladin Skill Levels
    30% Faster Block Rate
    20% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +2 to Combat Skills (Paladin Only)
    Socketed (1: 1 used)
    
    Guardian Angel
    Templar Coat
    Defense: 805
    Durability: 59 of 60
    Required Strength: 118
    Required Level: 45
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: **
    Fingerprint: 0xb05eceb9
    +193% Enhanced Defense
    +20% Increased Chance of Blocking
    Fire Resist +15%
    +15% to Maximum Fire Resist
    Lightning Resist +15%
    +15% to Maximum Lightning Resist
    Cold Resist +15%
    +15% to Maximum Cold Resist
    Poison Resist +15%
    +15% to Maximum Poison Resist
    +1 to Paladin Skill Levels
    +4 to Light Radius
    30% Faster Block Rate
    202% Bonus to Attack Rating Against Demons (Based on Character Level)
    Socketed (1: 1 used)
    
    Dracul's Grasp
    Vampirebone Gloves
    Defense: 130
    Durability: 13 of 14
    Required Strength: 50
    Required Level: 76
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x9f03abfe
    +10 to Strength
    +98% Enhanced Defense
    9% Life stolen per hit
    +6 Life after each Kill
    25% Chance of Open Wounds
    5% Chance to cast Level 10 Life Tap on striking
    
    Arachnid Mesh
    Spiderweb Sash
    Defense: 138
    Durability: 10 of 12
    Required Strength: 50
    Required Level: 80
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0xe9ec6142
    +120% Enhanced Defense
    Increase Maximum Mana 5%
    20% Faster Cast Rate
    +1 to All Skill Levels
    Slows Target by 10%
    Level 3 Venom (11/11 Charges)
    
    Gore Rider
    War Boots
    Defense: 159
    Durability: 33 of 34
    Required Strength: 94
    Required Level: 47
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: **
    Fingerprint: 0xa7a2495a
    +20 to Maximum Stamina
    +195% Enhanced Defense
    +10 Maximum Durability
    Requirements -25%
    30% Faster Run/Walk
    10% Chance of Open Wounds
    15% Chance of Crushing Blow
    15% Deadly Strike
    
    Raven Frost
    Ring
    Required Level: 45
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xa49a3f37
    +20 to Dexterity
    +40 to Mana
    +222 to Attack Rating
    Adds 15-45 cold damage over 4 seconds
    20% Cold Absorb
    Cannot Be Frozen
    
    Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band
    Ring
    Required Level: 58
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0x9f97dae4
    +50 to Maximum Stamina
    4% Life stolen per hit
    +1 to All Skill Levels
    +40 to Life (Based on Character Level)
    
    Highlord's Wrath
    Amulet
    Required Level: 65
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 99
    Fingerprint: 0xcb364ea0
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Adds 1-30 lightning damage
    20% Increased Attack Speed
    +1 to All Skill Levels
    Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15
    30% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
    
    War Scepter
    One-Hand Damage: 10 to 17
    Durability: 70 of 70
    Required Strength: 55
    Required Level: 24
    Mace Class - Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: Expansion
    Item Level: 54
    Fingerprint: 0x4fe7251e
    +3 to Holy Shield (Paladin Only)
    150% Damage to Undead
    
    Herald of Zakarum
    Gilded Shield
    Defense: 425
    Chance to Block:  82%
    Smite Damage: 20 to 28
    Durability: 50 of 50
    (Paladin Only)
    Required Strength: 89
    Required Level: 42
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x18e40ed
    +20 to Strength
    +20 to Vitality
    +152% Enhanced Defense
    +30% Increased Chance of Blocking
    All Resistances +50
    +2 to Paladin Skill Levels
    30% Faster Block Rate
    20% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +2 to Combat Skills (Paladin Only)
    Mercenary:
    Azrael, Act2 Blessed Aim
    Code:
    Obedience
    Cryptic Axe
    'HelKoThulEthFal'
    Two-Hand Damage: 230 to 1170
    Durability: 33 of 33
    Required Dexterity: 72
    Required Strength: 122
    Required Level: 59
    Polearm Class - Slow Attack Speed
    Item Version: Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x2cde3877
    +10 to Strength
    +10 to Dexterity
    +370% Enhanced Damage
    +281 Defense
    All Resistances +22
    Adds 3-14 cold damage over 3 seconds
    Requirements -20%
    40% Faster Hit Recovery
    -25% Target Defense
    40% Chance of Crushing Blow
    30% Chance to cast Level 21 Enchant When You Kill an Enemy
    -25% to Enemy Fire Resistance
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (5: 5 used)
    
    Vampire Gaze
    Grim Helm
    Defense: 252
    Durability: 40 of 40
    Required Strength: 58
    Required Level: 41
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0xc21218fd
    +100% Enhanced Defense
    Magic Damage Reduced by 12
    Damage Reduced by 17%
    Cold Resist +11%
    Adds 6-22 cold damage over 4 seconds
    7% Life stolen per hit
    7% Mana stolen per hit
    15% Increased Attack Speed
    15% Slower Stamina Drain
    Socketed (1: 1 used)
    
    Duriel's Shell
    Cuirass
    Defense: 967
    Durability: 126 of 126
    Required Strength: 55
    Required Level: 42
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x643b1775
    +23 to Strength
    +185% Enhanced Defense
    +29% Enhanced Damage
    Fire Resist +20%
    Lightning Resist +20%
    Cold Resist +50%
    Poison Resist +20%
    +100 Maximum Durability
    Cannot Be Frozen
    +101 to Defense (Based on Character Level)
    +81 to Life (Based on Character Level)
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (1: 1 used)
    Hellforges: Fal - Gul
    Other best drops: WSK gave me Stoneraven and Baal's quest drop gave Warshrike. Nothing fancy, but still decent with 0 mf.

    Thanks for everyone who read it. It was a blast and rewarding (see Gul above :rolleyes:) I have no idea, if I ever play him again, but at least that's another Pat (now I have 12 + 1 Guardian). Next projects, propably Blizzballer's Baal running and aside of that, Bone+Poison Hybrid (act1 hell now), Nat's Phoenix Striker (act2 hell now) and Fury druid levelling.

    Neksja
     
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    Re: Patriarch Acolon, Tesladin

    Nice :eek: I always love reading these threads.. cause I'm hoping I may get to make my first Guardian one in a couple weeks.. Just made it to act 3 normal :x
     
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    Re: Patriarch Acolon, Tesladin

    Congrats Neksja , that WS +3 would have a awesome beta CtA. It could still make a nice 1.11 CtA
     
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    Re: Patriarch Acolon, Tesladin

    Yeah, it would. 1.11b CTA was purpose when I bought it, but came to other thoughts and my cta to eth crystal sword :smiley: Maybe the next CTA I make :rolleyes:



     
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    Re: Patriarch Acolon, Tesladin

    Congrats! How much AR did you have? Doesn't seem like much.
     
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    Re: Patriarch Acolon, Tesladin

    Nagisa, you're completely right. His AR is about 3776 before merc's Blessed Aim. After that, it's 6815. But Crescent Moon has ITD, which seemed to help a lot against normal monsters. Didn't really notice that I missed a lot. Except, when Merc died. Instantly I started to lose health because I didn't hit anything and didn't leech :grin:

    I figured that I could boost ar a lot from charms, but instead of that, I chose the all res way (as you assume, 77 all res from charms is quite a lot :grin:)
     
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    Re: Patriarch Acolon, Tesladin

    Congrats on the pat :thumbsup:

    Acolon was one of the characters in "Mists of Avalon" movie - despite being low-budget piece, it is IMO very good and unconventional work-out of the king Arthur's legend.

    I usually opt for hard point in HS, since there's Charge along the way. Regardless of being bugged as hell, it is a very potent utility skill :cool:

    I'm a bit skeptical about your bone/poison necro, since bone skills hardly suffice even when maxed and twinked beyond any decency :sad2:
     
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    Re: Patriarch Acolon, Tesladin

    :grin:

    I was also, but it's actually pretty nice. Of course poison is the main killing method, but Bone Spear is not bad. If I'm fast enough, I might make another Pat thread today. He's in act3 and angry as hell. These freaking jungles, sewers, I hate those places. So freaking hard to find anything that it makes you want to quit trying after 15 minutes.

    But you'll see. He is "good" :smiley:

    edit.

    Hrus, that's everybody's own opinion. Of course that hybrid won't be as good as poisonmancer or bonemancer, but that's what hybrid's are all about. And everybody defines theirselves what is effective. I've been happy this far. That can change in act4-5, but at least I have fun playing him :smiley:



     
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    Re: Patriarch Acolon, Tesladin

    I have seen Mists of Avalon, but couldn't remember Acolon character (it's normal - I usually don't remember anything I don't need for a longer period...), anyways it was good movie...

    Congrats to your Pat, though I really can't get around those overpowered BNet runewords. ("So you have problems with immunities? - Get an Oath and Obedience fot your merc and use normal attack - they will vaporize in no time....")
    Anyways I realized I don't have twinked tesladin. What do you say Ugla? Another duo to go?

    Edit: I don't know about your hybrid, but you need 60 points in poison spells to be effective and 80 points in bone spells to be effective, in the end you will end with 60 points in poison and wasted points in bone spells.
     
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    Re: Patriarch Acolon, Tesladin

    I'm making a tesladin myself. My gear's worse than yours, and my numbers are bad on paper, but somehow the guy kills stuff pretty fast. On paper, I do about 1000 physical damage (that is WITH might) and I actually kill stuff.

    Your numbers are pretty good AND you have Gryphons. I can only imagine how much better your guy is than mine
     
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    Re: Patriarch Acolon, Tesladin

    GG on the pat Neksja. I have heard a lot of good stuff about tesladins. I have tried one before, and will probably try one again soon, I like it :p

    OT. If you like the movie mists of avalon, try reading the book by the same title from MArion Zimmer Bradley. I actually only know the book :) In that, Acolon is a love interest of Morgaine nearing the end of the story arc.
     
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    Re: Patriarch Acolon, Tesladin

    Ok, things need clarifications.

    Mists of Avalon, I have never heard of it. So, I don't know a thing what you are talking about. The name Acolon, I got it from some random name generator :grin: But, I think now I have to check what is that Mists of Avalon...

    reminds me about a day, when I found out that DarkChaos has/had a sorc called Kara. I found this out after I matted my enchantress Kara :smiley:
     

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