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Patriarch Gawain - 2H Avenger

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by necrolemming, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. necrolemming

    necrolemming Diabloii.Net Member

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    I didn't find playing a 1H avenger very engaging back in 1.10, but since I made the biggest 2H weapon around recently, I figured I might as well try it with Vengeance, if only for the meme value.

    LCS

    Stats
    Strength 85/174
    Dexterity 50/100
    Vitality 375/415
    Energy 15/45

    Skills
    Vengeance 20/25
    Conviction 20/25
    Resist Fire 20
    Resist Lightning 20
    Resist Cold 10
    Vigor (1)/9
    Redemption (1)/9

    Equipment
    Weapon: Breath of the Dying 1.07 ethereal Great Poleaxe
    Armor: Chains of Honor Archon Plate
    Helm: Crown of Ages + 2x resist all/IAS jewel
    Gloves: Laying of Hands
    Belt: Nosferatu's Coil
    Boots: War Travelers
    Amulet: Highlord's Wrath
    Rings: Raven Frost + dual leech rare
    Switch: beta Call to Arms (+1 Holy Shield/Vigor/Redemption) + Spirit Sacred Targe
    Charms: Gheed's Fortune, 7x max/AR/life GC, 2x resist/life SC, 2x max/AR/life SC, 5x 1.07 +max charms

    Mercenary (A2 Might)
    Weapon: ethereal Reaper's Toll + Shael
    Armor: ethereal Fortitude Archon Plate
    Helm: ethereal Andariel's Visage + fire resist jewel
    Code:
    Breath of the Dying
    Superior Great Poleaxe
    VexHelElEldZodEth
    Two Hand Damage: 384 - 1058
    Durability: 28 of 30
    Required Level: 69
    Required Strength: 136
    Required Dexterity: 72
    Fingerprint: 0x7a113ba8
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion
    50% Chance to cast level 20 Poison Nova when you Kill an Enemy
    Indestructible
    +60% Increased Attack Speed
    457% Enhanced Damage
    -25% Target Defense
    +50 to Attack Rating
    +200% Damage to Undead
    +50 to Attack Rating against Undead
    7% Mana stolen per hit
    14% Life stolen per hit
    Prevent Monster Heal
    All Stats +30
    +1 to Light Radius
    Increase Maximum Durability 10%
    Requirements -20%
    Ethereal
    6 Sockets (6 used)
    
    Chains of Honor
    Archon Plate
    DolUmBerIst
    Defense: 885
    Durability: 50 of 60
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 103
    Fingerprint: 0x73b210fe
    Item Level: 82
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +200% Damage to Demons
    +100% Damage to Undead
    8% Life stolen per hit
    +70% Enhanced Defense
    +20 to Strength
    Replenish Life +7
    All Resistances +65
    Damage Reduced by 8%
    25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    
    Crown of Ages
    Corona
    Defense: 357
    Durability: 44 of 50
    Required Level: 82
    Required Strength: 174
    Fingerprint: 0x431d5b0e
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Indestructible
    +1 to All Skills
    +30% Increased Attack Speed
    +30% Faster Hit Recovery
    +50% Enhanced Defense
    +108 Defense
    All Resistances +58
    Damage Reduced by 14%
    2 Sockets (2 used)
    Socketed: Scintillating Jewel of Fervor
    Socketed: Scintillating Jewel of Fervor
    
    Scintillating Jewel of Fervor
    Jewel
    Required Level: 31
    Fingerprint: 0x74f39e3
    Item Level: 79
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +15% Increased Attack Speed
    Cold Resist +15%
    Lightning Resist +15%
    Fire Resist +15%
    Poison Resist +15%
    
    Scintillating Jewel of Fervor
    Jewel
    Required Level: 31
    Fingerprint: 0x5956e55b
    Item Level: 83
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +15% Increased Attack Speed
    Cold Resist +13%
    Lightning Resist +13%
    Fire Resist +13%
    Poison Resist +13%
    
    Laying of Hands
    Bramble Mitts
    Defense: 87
    Durability: 8 of 12
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 50
    Fingerprint: 0xbc6f0012
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    10% Chance to cast level 3 Holy Bolt on striking
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    +350% Damage to Demons
    +25 Defense
    Fire Resist +50%
    
    
    Nosferatu's Coil
    Vampirefang Belt
    Defense: 58
    Durability: 12 of 14
    Required Level: 51
    Required Strength: 50
    Fingerprint: 0x356dd6bc
    Item Level: 99
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10% Increased Attack Speed
    7% Life stolen per hit
    Slows Target by 10%
    +15 to Strength
    +2 to Mana after each Kill
    -3 to Light Radius
    
    War Traveler
    Battle Boots
    Defense: 138
    Durability: 46 of 48
    Required Level: 42
    Required Strength: 95
    Fingerprint: 0x61a7a993
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +25% Faster Run/Walk
    Adds 15 - 25 Damage
    +188% Enhanced Defense
    +10 to Strength
    +10 to Vitality
    40% Slower Stamina Drain
    Attacker Takes Damage of 7
    50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +30 Maximum Durability
    
    Highlord's Wrath
    Amulet
    Required Level: 65
    Fingerprint: 0xbc53f972
    Item Level: 83
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    Adds 1 - 30 Lightning Damage
    32% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15
    
    Raven Frost
    Ring
    Required Level: 45
    Fingerprint: 0x218128ae
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +247 to Attack Rating
    Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    +20 to Dexterity
    +40 to Mana
    Cold Absorb 20%
    Cannot Be Frozen
    
    Storm Band
    Ring
    Required Level: 47
    Fingerprint: 0x9519df86
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    4% Mana stolen per hit
    6% Life stolen per hit
    +14 to Strength
    Cold Resist +21%
    Lightning Resist +29%
    8% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Call to Arms
    Divine Scepter
    AmnRalMalIstOhm
    One Hand Damage: 59 - 142
    Durability: 70 of 70
    Required Level: 57
    Required Strength: 103
    Fingerprint: 0x55369879
    GUID: 0x49a4399f 0x7398e0cb 0x0
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion
    +2 to All Skills
    +40% Increased Attack Speed
    274% Enhanced Damage
    +150% Damage to Undead
    Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
    7% Life stolen per hit
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +2 to Redemption (Paladin Only)
    +1 to Holy Shield (Paladin Only)
    +1 to Vigor (Paladin Only)
    +11 to Battle Command
    +13 to Battle Orders
    +13 to Battle Cry
    Replenish Life +12
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    5 Sockets (5 used)
    
    Spirit
    Superior Sacred Targe
    TalThulOrtAmn
    Defense: 179
    Chance to Block: 0
    Durability: 48 of 49
    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xb5fb9540
    Item Level: 79
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +35% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    +13% Enhanced Defense
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    +22 to Vitality
    +99 to Mana
    Cold Resist +35%
    All Resistances +45
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Poison Resist +35%
    +6 Magic Absorb
    Attacker Takes Damage of 14
    Increase Maximum Durability 11%
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Code:
    Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 53
    Fingerprint: 0x363f2daf
    Item Level: 75
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10 to Maximum Damage
    +74 to Attack Rating
    +31 to Life
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 53
    Fingerprint: 0xcfdc65f2
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +8 to Maximum Damage
    +56 to Attack Rating
    +32 to Life
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 53
    Fingerprint: 0x9f50d7f7
    Item Level: 72
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10 to Maximum Damage
    +53 to Attack Rating
    +31 to Life
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Vita
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 69
    Fingerprint: 0x50c4d5e0
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +9 to Maximum Damage
    +60 to Attack Rating
    +36 to Life
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 37
    Fingerprint: 0x7f4f57b2
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +7 to Maximum Damage
    +73 to Attack Rating
    +29 to Life
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Vita
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 69
    Fingerprint: 0x29e6cdd2
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10 to Maximum Damage
    +73 to Attack Rating
    +37 to Life
    
    Small Charm of Maiming
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 43
    Fingerprint: 0x5b0b6127
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion
    +6 to Maximum Damage
    
    Small Charm of Maiming
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 43
    Fingerprint: 0x795c9cf5
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion
    +6 to Maximum Damage
    
    Small Charm of Maiming
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 43
    Fingerprint: 0x51445c06
    Item Level: 70
    Version: Expansion
    +5 to Maximum Damage
    
    Small Charm of Maiming
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 43
    Fingerprint: 0x93fb041
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion
    +5 to Maximum Damage
    
    Fine Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0x5c1677c1
    Item Level: 43
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    +20 to Attack Rating
    +13 to Life
    
    Fine Grand Charm of Vita
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 69
    Fingerprint: 0x49fbee9a
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +6 to Maximum Damage
    +36 to Attack Rating
    +37 to Life
    
    Fine Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0xa5a0e2c
    Item Level: 68
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Maximum Damage
    +17 to Attack Rating
    +18 to Life
    
    Shimmering Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 25
    Fingerprint: 0x5c626f63
    Item Level: 78
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +11 to Life
    All Resistances +5
    
    Sapphire Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x1d0f7244
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +19 to Life
    Cold Resist +11%
    
    Forked Large Charm of Maiming
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 40
    Fingerprint: 0x5f0e9eb3
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion
    +19 to Maximum Damage
    
    Gheed's Fortune
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 62
    Fingerprint: 0x525b9812
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    116% Extra Gold from Monsters
    Reduces all Vendor Prices 10%
    40% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Code:
    The Reaper's Toll
    Thresher
    Two Hand Damage: 58 - 683
    Durability: 55 of 65
    Required Level: 75
    Required Strength: 107
    Required Dexterity: 81
    Fingerprint: 0x286c187a
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    33% Chance to cast level 1 Decrepify on striking
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    224% Enhanced Damage
    Ignore Target's Defense
    Adds 4 - 44 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (36 Frames)
    12% Life stolen per hit
    33% Deadly Strike
    Requirements -25%
    Ethereal
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Shael Rune
    
    Fortitude
    Archon Plate
    ElSolDolLo
    Defense: 3501
    Durability: 31 of 31
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 93
    Fingerprint: 0x5cec98b1
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    20% Chance to cast level 15 Chilling Armor when struck
    +25% Faster Cast Rate
    300% Enhanced Damage
    +200% Enhanced Defense
    +15 Defense
    +129 to Life (Based on Character Level)
    Replenish Life +7
    +5% to Maximum Lightning Resist
    All Resistances +25
    Damage Reduced by 7
    12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    +1 to Light Radius
    Ethereal
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    
    Andariel's Visage
    Demonhead
    Defense: 540
    Durability: 11 of 11
    Required Level: 83
    Required Strength: 92
    Fingerprint: 0xd50310fd
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    15% Chance to cast level 15 Poison Nova when struck
    +2 to All Skills
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    29% Enhanced Damage
    +4 to Maximum Damage
    10% Life stolen per hit
    +133% Enhanced Defense
    +29 to Strength
    +10% to Maximum Poison Resist
    Fire Resist +0%
    Poison Resist +70%
    Level 3 Venom (14/20 Charges)
    Ethereal
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Storm Heart
    
    Storm Heart
    Jewel
    Required Level: 37
    Fingerprint: 0xd65a72ef
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    29% Enhanced Damage
    +4 to Maximum Damage
    Fire Resist +30%

    Planning
    The skill build's very straightforward - max Vengeance, get 25 Conviction after skills, and everything else in Resist Element synergies. CtA on switch covers utility auras, and without a shield out normally, there's no need for Holy Shield or Smite.

    The fastest a GPA swings is 10fpa, which requires 80 IAS past BotD's 60. Given that the opportunity cost of IAS from the chest slot is way too high, this means that I'd need to gear for it on all the other slots. Even if the build's not focused on physical damage, Highlord's Wrath and Laying of Hands both help with leeching and contribute resists towards the increased cap from synergies.

    Not having a shield forces either a lot of charms dedicated to resists or a lot of it covered by the remaining two slots, and Vengeance scaling with physical damage puts damage charms at a premium. 1.07 Valkyrie Wing with an IAS jewel could have covered the remaining IAS by itself, but there'd be no way to make up resists with the freed up belt slot. The decked out Crown of Ages fills far more gearing holes in comparison, between +1 towards the Conviction hard cap and huge resists. (The Valkyrie Wing did see usage during leveling, though.) Nosferatu's Coil covers the remaining 10 IAS and also offsets CoA's strength requirement.

    Fortitude would have been nice for the gaudier LCS number and extra leech, but this was one of the few times that Chains of Honor's hodgepodge of bonuses all came into use.

    Gameplay
    The same problem I had with my previous avenger build a decade back was still present - Vengeance is a slow single target attack that doesn't even come with the convenience of being mappable to RMB to prevent having to click on every target. The payoff isn't that great, either - the enhanced damage on it is the best that I can think of for a single button, but it's also coming at the cost of 72 skill points.

    That part aside, the experience wasn't especially interesting. The LCS number looked impressive, but the DPS output was nothing special and the lack of survivability with no accompanying crowd control tools made things dicey.

    I'd like to try another one with a 1h + Exile loadout at some point, but since I don't think I'll be either making a second BotD or finding a 400%+ ED ethereal Crystal Sword anytime soon, that's on the backburner.
     
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    Nibiru- Diabloii.Net Member

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    Congrats. I know the pain of single targets. I ran a conc-barb to the mid 50s and finished a frenzybarb a few years ago. It's certainly not for the faint of heart but a sweet weapon like that probably makes it a lot more enjoyable.
     
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    NamelessPenguin Diabloii.Net Member

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    That gear, all those sweet rolls. Good job, very sweet char :) Like @Nibiru- said, single click is not for the faint of heart (or lazy)
     
  4. mir

    mir Diabloii.Net Member

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    Very impressive char and congrats on the patriarch!

    Did you tried the act3 merc? The cold one can provide good crowd control with some management.



    on the other hand, you probably don't make BOTD to take it slow :)
     
  5. Dezrok

    Dezrok Diabloii.Net Member

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    Always good to see a 2-hander. Congrats!
     

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