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Patriarch Odric - Fanazealot

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  1. necrolemming

    necrolemming Diabloii.Net Member

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    I haven't made one of these threads in a while. I actually have a bunch of them written up waiting to be posted, but I haven't been playing much D2 lately.

    Zealots of any variety are pretty high up on my list of favorite builds. The combination of high damage, fast attack speed, and incredible durability between Holy Shield/Life Tap/Defiance makes them relaxing.

    The last fanazealot I built used a Stormlash on the main hand, which was a bit of a waste as far as physical damage goes. Going from vanilla to RWM gave access to some superior options for this build.

    LCS

    Stats
    Strength 115/130
    Dexterity 127/147
    Vitality 263/263
    Energy 15/15

    Skills
    Zeal 20/22
    Sacrifice 20
    Fanaticism 20/24
    Holy Shield 20/27
    Defiance 9
    Vigor (1)/7
    Redemption (1)/7

    Equipment
    Weapon: Grief Phase Blade
    Offhand: Exile Sacred Targe
    Armor: Fortitude Dusk Shroud
    Helm: Guillaume's Face + [email protected] jewel
    Gloves: Laying of Hands
    Belt: String of Ears
    Boots: Gore Rider
    Amulet: Highlord's Wrath
    Rings: Raven Frost + dual leech rare
    Switch: beta Call to Arms (+1 Holy Shield/Vigor/Redemption) + Spirit Sacred Targe
    Charms: 2x cold resist/FHR sc, 1x +max/AR/FHR LC, 5x cold resist/life sc, 1x light resist/life sc, 24 slots +max/AR/life

    Mercenary (A2 Might)
    Weapon: ethereal Reaper's Toll + Shael
    Armor: Fortitude ethereal Archon Plate
    Helm: ethereal Andariel's Visage + fire resist jewel
    Code:
    Grief
    Phase Blade
    EthTirLoMalRal
    One Hand Damage: 31 - 35
    Indestructible
    Required Level: 59
    Required Strength: 25
    Required Dexterity: 136
    Fingerprint: 0x83a872bb
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    35% Chance to cast level 15 Venom on striking
    +37% Increased Attack Speed
    Damage +393
    Ignore Target's Defense
    -25% Target Defense
    +159% Damage to Demons (Based on Character Level)
    Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
    -22% to Enemy Poison Resistance
    20% Deadly Strike
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +2 to Mana after each Kill
    +13 Life after each Kill
    5 Sockets (5 used)
    
    Exile
    Sacred Targe
    VexOhmIstDol
    Defense: 1217
    Chance to Block: 0
    Durability: 23 of 23
    Required Level: 57
    Required Strength: 76
    Fingerprint: 0x82efe9da
    Item Level: 79
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    15% Chance to cast level 5 Life Tap on striking
    Level 16 Defiance Aura When Equipped
    +2 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)
    +30% Faster Block Rate
    Freezes target +1
    +255% Enhanced Defense
    Replenish Life +7
    +5% to Maximum Cold Resist
    +5% to Maximum Fire Resist
    All Resistances +40
    25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Repairs 1 Durability in 4 Seconds
    Ethereal
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    
    Fortitude
    Dusk Shroud
    ElSolDolLo
    Defense: 1392
    Durability: 14 of 20
    Required Level: 59
    Required Strength: 77
    Fingerprint: 0xc682d66e
    Item Level: 85
    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
    +127 to Life (Based on Character Level)
    Replenish Life +7
    +5% to Maximum Lightning Resist
    All Resistances +28
    Damage Reduced by 7
    12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    +1 to Light Radius
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    
    Guillaume's Face
    Winged Helm
    Defense: 217
    Durability: 37 of 40
    Required Level: 34
    Required Strength: 115
    Fingerprint: 0x2a870e82
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +30% Faster Hit Recovery
    35% Chance of Crushing Blow
    15% Deadly Strike
    +120% Enhanced Defense
    +15 to Strength
    All Resistances +15
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Scintillating Jewel
    
    Scintillating Jewel
    Jewel
    Required Level: 26
    Fingerprint: 0xd53e0c6d
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Cold Resist +15%
    Lightning Resist +15%
    Fire Resist +15%
    Poison Resist +15%
    
    Laying of Hands
    Bramble Mitts
    Defense: 87
    Durability: 10 of 12
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 50
    Fingerprint: 0xc3efb390
    Item Level: 75
    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%
    
    String of Ears
    Demonhide Sash
    Defense: 103
    Durability: 22 of 22
    Required Level: 29
    Required Strength: 20
    Fingerprint: 0x1699844b
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    8% Life stolen per hit
    +154% Enhanced Defense
    +15 Defense
    Damage Reduced by 15%
    Magic Damage Reduced by 12
    +10 Maximum Durability
    
    Gore Rider
    War Boots
    Defense: 159
    Durability: 32 of 34
    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 94
    Fingerprint: 0x44f1d09c
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +30% Faster Run/Walk
    15% Chance of Crushing Blow
    15% Deadly Strike
    10% Chance of Open Wounds
    +195% Enhanced Defense
    +20 Maximum Stamina
    Requirements -25%
    +10 Maximum Durability
    
    Raven Frost
    Ring
    Required Level: 45
    Fingerprint: 0xc70a192
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +245 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
    
    Skull Band
    Ring
    Required Level: 65
    Fingerprint: 0x77a36b84
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +111 to Attack Rating
    4% Mana stolen per hit
    7% Life stolen per hit
    Lightning Resist +29%
    Fire Resist +30%
    +3 to Light Radius
    
    Highlord's Wrath
    Amulet
    Required Level: 65
    Fingerprint: 0xec79050
    Item Level: 75
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    Adds 1 - 30 Lightning Damage
    31% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15
    
    Call to Arms
    Divine Scepter
    AmnRalMalIstOhm
    One Hand Damage: 59 - 142
    Durability: 69 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
    Sacred Targe
    TalThulOrtAmn
    Defense: 152
    Chance to Block: 0
    Durability: 45 of 45
    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 86
    Fingerprint: 0x73e25610
    Item Level: 79
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +34% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    +22 to Vitality
    +93 to Mana
    Cold Resist +35%
    All Resistances +45
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Poison Resist +35%
    +6 Magic Absorb
    Attacker Takes Damage of 14
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Code:
    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 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
    
    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
    
    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 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 Large Charm of Vita
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 66
    Fingerprint: 0xce9939d2
    Item Level: 83
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +4 to Maximum Damage
    +47 to Attack Rating
    +31 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
    
    Sharp Large Charm of Balance
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0x1568ade7
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +8% Faster Hit Recovery
    +6 to Maximum Damage
    +38 to Attack Rating
    
    Cobalt Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 29
    Fingerprint: 0x72d994ea
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    Cold Resist +9%
    
    Sapphire Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0xefecf777
    Item Level: 82
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    Cold Resist +10%
    
    Ocher Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x65659afc
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +19 to Life
    Lightning Resist +6%
    
    Sapphire Small Charm of Life
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0xc6c98571
    Item Level: 75
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +7 to Life
    Cold Resist +11%
    
    Sapphire Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0x3e920490
    Item Level: 69
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +12 to Life
    Cold Resist +10%
    
    Cobalt Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 20
    Fingerprint: 0x6a8f7bf4
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +14 to Life
    Cold Resist +8%
    
    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%
    
    Cobalt Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 20
    Fingerprint: 0x76b86103
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +15 to Life
    Cold Resist +8%
    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
    
    Chains of Honor
    Superior Kraken Shell
    DolUmBerIst
    Defense: 969
    Durability: 31 of 48
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 174
    Fingerprint: 0x88d2ea67
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +200% Damage to Demons
    +100% Damage to Undead
    8% Life stolen per hit
    +85% 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)
    
    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 most important gearing concern was the weapon of choice, which came down to either a Grief PB or a Death BA. The rest of the physical character equipment was pretty much fixed from the onset.

    One advantage of Death would have been freeing up the leech ring slot for something else like BKWB or a second Raven (which also would have made not running those cold resist charms safer).

    Being able to save some skill points with auras on the CtA base was worth the 8000+ rack runs it took to find it. I'd still like to have a +3 HS/+x/+x base, but I'd rather not subject myself to any more of that.

    Synergy points in Defiance aren't really that useful, but big numbers on the LCS look nice.

    Gameplay
    The downside to zealots being relaxingly simple to play is that there's also not much interesting to say about playing them. The basic gameplan kicks in even before Raven Claw is obsolete, which makes leveling just more of the same thing.

    Physical damage output was very good, but having to rely on Decrepify to deal with physical immunes when Life Tap procs similarly frequently wasn't the best of plans. Despite Grief's superlative status among melee weapons, though, I wasn't really that excited by it playing on p8 - I feel like having no crushing blow from the weapon slot was a serious loss of DPS. I'll have to rig one up with a mainhand Death at some point; I'm not going to be Baaling to suffer from slow attacks under Decrepify, for which Grief would probably shine.
     
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    Kitteh Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    I always love seeing zealots of all kinds - they are, as with yourself, among my favourite builds. I believe that Zaph had quite a nice Death based fanazealot some time ago, I can't remember what base though. I've never run with Exile before, because I've never had one, how does it feel compared to the typical HoZ? Is it one of those 'Never go back' scenarios?
     
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    Same here - every Zealot is cool, general D2 rule.

    I'd also be interested in the shield question. For some reason, I still didn't manage to eth bug a good enough Exile base. Actually almost funny how it seems to elude me.. Though the experience described here is exactly what I would imagine as well, namely the Life Tap overriding Merc's Decrepify (and back and forth). Apart from the issue with PIs, I would have thought this generally lowers damage output quite a bit. Never tried though, same as with Phoenix. I do have it in a Monarch for other builds, but never made it in Pally shield because so many people said for a Zealot in the end it just doesn't provide a noticeable improvement over good ol' HoZ. Oh and Zealot using a Death one-hander is also on my agenda as I've recently found a couple of suitable bases. Last Zealot I made was 2h with Death CS and was good fun.
     
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    Kitteh Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    Personally, I've never felt that I needed life tap on software, but on hardcore I think that I would appreciate it more. Also, I've never been entirely comfortable with Dracul's Grasp, which is perhaps a factor in why I've always shied away from life tap a bit.
     
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    Kitteh Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    I think that Zaph's was actually a 2H - it was a Travincal runner. I played a similar Travincal build, but with BotD CB.
     
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    The times I had software with Life Tap, sitting behind my pc really drained my energy ... ;).
     
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    Kitteh Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    There is a reason I like you, lemme remember what it is :p
     
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    I once used life tap wand on an untwinked 2H zealot. I felt it was needed :p
     
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    The tradeoff you're looking at is ~25-30 resist all and ~60-70 extra vitality compared to permanent life tap and a ton of additional defense for both you and your merc. It's not to say that HoZ is bad, but Exile offers unique survivability buffs that you can't make up with better charms or anything.

    If HoZ were better (like, if there were a shield that increased offensive output for melee paladins the same way that Spirit breaks casters), I'd probably say that Exile is overkill, but as it stands, I like the safety it offers.
     
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    grats on your pat lemmeh!
     

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