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 Spoiler: equipment 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) Spoiler: charms 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 Spoiler: merc 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.