Patriarch Zealalittle, 2 Handed Zealot with No Points in Zeal When I made Patior I figured I was done with the Passion Thunder Maul, but when lionheartthebrave asked if I had any future plans for it, a build popped into my mind. The character you will meet in this thread is the fruition of that thought, so I guess he gets the biggest thanks of all, even a first paragraph mention, for sparking the idea. The Character Name: Zealalittle Class: Paladin Level: 84 Naked/Gear Strength: 273/328 Dexterity: 20/40 Vitality: 207/207 Energy: 15/15 HP: 827/1080 (2046) Mana: 139/179 (355) AR: 85/75225 Fire: 156/116/56 Cold: 126/86/26 Lightning: 190/150/90 Poison: 126/86/26 FR/W: 45 FHR: 30 (6 frames) IAS: 85 (6/6/6/6/10 frames Zeal; 10 frames Berserk) Skills: Sacrifice, Blessed Aim, Fanaticism, Resist Lightning: 20 (23) Redemption, Charge, Prayer, Defiance, Vigor, Cleansing, Smite, Might, Concentration: 1 (4) Zeal, Berserk: 0 (4) 6 Saved skill points. Blessed Aim and Resist Lightning were for the passive bonuses. Rest should be obvious choices. Zeal damage, counting Fana and Might: 1558-9203 Berserk damage, counting Fana and Might: 1516-8953 Gear: Code: Shion's Passion Thunder Maul DolOrtEldLem Two Hand Damage: 94 - 513 Durability: 56 of 60 Required Level: 65 Required Strength: 253 Fingerprint: 0x25124bad Item Level: 85 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +25% Increased Attack Speed 185% Enhanced Damage 74% Bonus to Attack Rating +225% Damage to Undead +50 to Attack Rating against Undead Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage +1 to Zeal +1 to Berserk Hit Blinds Target +10 Hit Causes Monster to Flee 25% 75% Extra Gold from Monsters Level 3 Heart of Wolverine (12/12 Charges) 4 Sockets (4 used) bassano's Crown of Ages Corona Defense: 395 Durability: 26 of 50 Required Level: 82 Required Strength: 174 Fingerprint: 0xbd7d4a0f Item Level: 87 Version: Expansion 1.10+ Indestructible +1 to All Skills +30% Increased Attack Speed +30% Faster Hit Recovery +26 to Maximum Damage +50% Enhanced Defense +146 Defense All Resistances +22 Damage Reduced by 13% 2 Sockets (2 used) Socketed: Vermilion Jewel of Fervor Socketed: Vermilion Jewel of Fervor Vermilion Jewel of Fervor Jewel Required Level: 50 Fingerprint: 0x439ebc42 Item Level: 80 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +15% Increased Attack Speed +13 to Maximum Damage Vermilion Jewel of Fervor Jewel Required Level: 50 Fingerprint: 0xdeb0b6b1 Item Level: 85 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +15% Increased Attack Speed +13 to Maximum Damage Highlord's Wrath Amulet Required Level: 65 Fingerprint: 0x985e18e0 Item Level: 87 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 Fortitude Archon Plate ElSolDolLo Defense: 1572 Durability: 57 of 60 Required Level: 63 Required Strength: 103 Fingerprint: 0x41bc1e52 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 +94 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 4 Sockets (4 used) Raven Frost Ring Required Level: 45 Fingerprint: 0x7672ccb4 Item Level: 60 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +249 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 Doom Touch Ring Required Level: 66 Fingerprint: 0x301ff760 Item Level: 97 Version: Expansion 1.10+ 8% Chance to cast level 5 Chain Lightning on attack +95 to Attack Rating 5% Mana stolen per hit +20 to Strength Lightning Resist +29% 6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items Nosferatu's Coil Vampirefang Belt Defense: 58 Durability: 14 of 14 Required Level: 51 Required Strength: 50 Fingerprint: 0xb720e068 Item Level: 86 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 Gore Rider War Boots Defense: 153 Durability: 33 of 34 Required Level: 47 Required Strength: 94 Fingerprint: 0xf3d11272 Item Level: ** Version: Expansion 1.10+ +30% Faster Run/Walk 15% Chance of Crushing Blow 15% Deadly Strike 10% Chance of Open Wounds +185% Enhanced Defense +20 Maximum Stamina Requirements -25% +10 Maximum Durability Dracul's Grasp Vampirebone Gloves Defense: 143 Durability: 13 of 14 Required Level: 76 Required Strength: 50 Fingerprint: 0x6d371647 Item Level: ** Version: Expansion 1.10+ 5% Chance to cast level 10 Life Tap on striking 10% Life stolen per hit 25% Chance of Open Wounds +117% Enhanced Defense +12 to Strength +9 Life after each Kill Call to Arms Superior Flail AmnRalMalIstOhm One Hand Damage: 3 - 85 Durability: 30 of 30 Required Level: 57 Required Strength: 41 Required Dexterity: 35 Fingerprint: 0x5a8e2440 GUID: 0xe9054427 0x98f19e0b 0x0 Item Level: 90 Version: Expansion +2 to All Skills +40% Increased Attack Speed 258% Enhanced Damage +1 to Attack Rating +150% Damage to Undead Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage 7% Life stolen per hit Prevent Monster Heal +11 to Battle Cry +15 to Battle Orders +6 to Battle Command Replenish Life +12 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items 5 Sockets (5 used) Spirit Monarch TalThulOrtAmn Defense: 147 Chance to Block: 0 Durability: 86 of 86 Required Level: 54 Required Strength: 156 Fingerprint: 0x9f0912fc Item Level: 86 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +2 to All Skills +30% Faster Cast Rate +55% Faster Hit Recovery +250 Defense vs. Missile +22 to Vitality +98 to Mana Cold Resist +35% Lightning Resist +35% Poison Resist +35% +5 Magic Absorb Attacker Takes Damage of 14 4 Sockets (4 used) Charms: Code: Fine Small Charm of Inertia Small Charm Required Level: 27 Fingerprint: 0x44cbb0a6 Item Level: 80 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +3% Faster Run/Walk +2 to Maximum Damage +19 to Attack Rating Fine Small Charm of Inertia Small Charm Required Level: 27 Fingerprint: 0xce13a645 Item Level: 64 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +3% Faster Run/Walk +2 to Maximum Damage +18 to Attack Rating Shimmering Small Charm of Inertia Small Charm Required Level: 27 Fingerprint: 0xd321b4a2 Item Level: 62 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +3% Faster Run/Walk All Resistances +5 Shimmering Small Charm of Inertia Small Charm Required Level: 27 Fingerprint: 0x35a4cae7 Item Level: 85 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +3% Faster Run/Walk All Resistances +4 Shimmering Small Charm of Inertia Small Charm Required Level: 27 Fingerprint: 0x41688368 Item Level: 74 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +3% Faster Run/Walk All Resistances +3 Steel Small Charm of Vita Small Charm Required Level: 49 Fingerprint: 0x4b9eb3b9 Item Level: 80 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +32 to Attack Rating +17 to Life Fine Small Charm of Strength Small Charm Required Level: 21 Fingerprint: 0x69216ba8 Item Level: ** Version: Expansion 1.10+ +2 to Maximum Damage +18 to Attack Rating +2 to Strength Shimmering Grand Charm of Life Grand Charm Required Level: 27 Fingerprint: 0xc4210775 Item Level: 80 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +16 to Life All Resistances +14 Steel Grand Charm of Vita Grand Charm Required Level: 69 Fingerprint: 0x4c5c68db Item Level: 85 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +130 to Attack Rating +40 to Life Shimmering Small Charm of Life Small Charm Required Level: 25 Fingerprint: 0x7bf2f81b Item Level: 80 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +5 to Life All Resistances +4 Shimmering Small Charm of Incineration Small Charm Required Level: 37 Fingerprint: 0x56281d48 Item Level: 82 Version: Expansion 1.10+ Adds 6 - 10 Fire Damage All Resistances +4 Steel Grand Charm of Sustenance Grand Charm Required Level: 53 Fingerprint: 0xa1a1be8c Item Level: 86 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +124 to Attack Rating +34 to Life Steel Small Charm of Life Small Charm Required Level: 49 Fingerprint: 0x41ecf12f Item Level: 80 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +36 to Attack Rating +5 to Life Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance Grand Charm Required Level: 23 Fingerprint: 0xfd50aaa3 Item Level: 85 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +10 to Maximum Damage +68 to Attack Rating +25 to Life Ruby Grand Charm of Strength Grand Charm Required Level: 22 Fingerprint: 0x16b1099c Item Level: 86 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +6 to Strength Fire Resist +30% Steel Small Charm of Vita Small Charm Required Level: 49 Fingerprint: 0x9e37a324 Item Level: ** Version: Expansion 1.10+ +29 to Attack Rating +17 to Life Shimmering Grand Charm Grand Charm Required Level: 27 Fingerprint: 0x5aab5607 Item Level: 80 Version: Expansion 1.10+ All Resistances +15 Vikhyat, Might merc Code: Duriel's Shell Cuirass Defense: 709 Durability: 150 of 150 Required Level: 41 Required Strength: 65 Fingerprint: 0x80c2b5dd Item Level: 75 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +15% Increased Attack Speed +198% Enhanced Defense +105 Defense (Based on Character Level) +15 to Strength +84 to Life (Based on Character Level) Cold Resist +30% All Resistances +20 Cannot Be Frozen +100 Maximum Durability 1 Sockets (1 used) Socketed: Jewel of Fervor Jewel of Fervor Jewel Required Level: 31 Fingerprint: 0xdeb1dcaf Item Level: 58 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +15% Increased Attack Speed Guillaume's Face Winged Helm Defense: 217 Durability: 40 of 40 Required Level: 34 Required Strength: 115 Fingerprint: 0xecb07227 Item Level: 87 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +15% Increased Attack Speed +30% Faster Hit Recovery 35% Chance of Crushing Blow 15% Deadly Strike +120% Enhanced Defense +15 to Strength 1 Sockets (1 used) Socketed: Jewel of Fervor Jewel of Fervor Jewel Required Level: 31 Fingerprint: 0xf215fd57 Item Level: 62 Version: Expansion 1.10+ +15% Increased Attack Speed The Reaper's Toll Thresher Two Hand Damage: 52 - 614 Durability: 33 of 33 Required Level: 75 Required Strength: 107 Required Dexterity: 81 Fingerprint: 0x8447276 Item Level: 87 Version: Expansion 1.10+ 33% Chance to cast level 1 Decrepify on striking 191% Enhanced Damage Ignore Target's Defense Adds 4 - 44 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (18 Frames) 18% Life stolen per hit 33% Deadly Strike Requirements -25% Ethereal 1 Sockets (1 used) Socketed: Amn Rune Q&A With the overview out of the way, I'll be taking carefully constructed questions about the build. -Q: Why would you even make this char? A: L_E says all that needs to be said about that near the middle of this post. -Q: Why are your resistances so crappy? A: Because I have 2k life. -Q: Then why do you have so many resistance charms? A: Cause even with 2k life, I'm a pansy. -Q: Thoughts on Iron Maiden and Physical Immunes? A: The first is an awesome band, the second a highly annoying monster mod; both made this guy go Berserk. -Q: But wasn't the CtC Terror a big problem, what with monsters running away? A: Dead critters turn no tail. -Q: Would you suggest this build to others? A: Absolutely, as long as they go with a big weapon that does enough damage to not have problems with monsters running away all the time. This would be completely viable without the CtA if you play intelligently; it just gave me the third skill point I needed for the extra swing from Zeal. It also let me play as recklessly as I wanted ... which was really, really, really reckless. Really. -Q: Any deaths from that recklessness? A: Five, maybe six. Three of those to IM before I had the Passion. Others from being slow on my potion finger while not being able to leech. Being able to drink a pot while attacking is one of the few things I prefer compared to Whirlwind. -Q: Obviously you got to 90 light res to counter gloams, so since you went to such lengths would I be right in guessing that no gloams spawned? A: Actually, they did spawn in the throne, so I took the chance to just stand around in gloam fire for awhile. Each bolt took down about 20 life. I laughed. Then they died. -Q: What kind of twinking gear did you use? A: Spoiler Normal: Envy setup -> partial Sigon's -> 1.09 RC + Iratha's + Twitchthroe + Treads's. Put a Strength War Scepter with +2 Zeal and a Spirit Crown Shield on switch at 25. Killed Baal at 37 then swapped in a +3 Zeal Honor War Scepter, Mahim-Oak Curio, Fervored Stealskull, Bloodfist, SoE, and IK boots. Leveled to 50, switching in Duress, Lava Gout, Ravenfrost and Gore Riders, then moved on to Nightmare. Nightmare: Brought in the beta CtA at 57. Hit 65 in the Arreat Plateau and in came the Passion, Highlord's and the Fortitude. Ran Baal until 76, to get the merc to 75 for Reaper's. Hell: Leveled to 82 in the Pits, then swapped in the CoA, Nosferatu's and Dracul's. -Q: Did he find anything along the way? A: Spoiler -NM Forge: Lem -Hell Forge: Lem -Death's Hand in Normal Barracks -plain Fungal skiller in NM Flayer Dungeon -38%MF Chancies from NM Council -ethereal Spellsteel -+3 ES Staff -+2 FO, +2 ES Staff -Leviathan, in the Pits -Q: So what's next in your D2 plans? A: Well, I'll probably get to work on my Certain Death Tournament char. Past that, I have a very vague idea for an Assassin. That'll leave me with just an Amazon left to make, though I have to admit I'm pretty clueless with what to do there. And, of course, I have that incredible Death's Fathom I paid through the nose for (which I still think I got for cheap) but I already have a plan or twelve for that... -Q: Anyone you'd like to thank? A: Of course. I'd like to thank Nagisafurukawa for the Passion and several charms, Paradigmshift for the Scepter I made Honor in, Pyrohemia (and Ray Patean, who owned it originally ) for the CtA, Gahzban for the Lo in the Fort, sirpoopsalot for the eth Reaper's and bassano for the CoA. -Q: One last question, if you had to name this type of build, what would you call it? A: Hmm, I dunno. Maybe a Zealazerkadin? Or a maareekadin? Hmm ... Yeah, a maareekadin. Thanks for your time. May your good luck be so zealous it makes others jealous.