Latest Diablo 3 News
DiabloWiki Updates
Support the site! Become a Diablo: IncGamers PAL - Remove ads and more!

Possibly new paladin idea?

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by Sgraffite, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. Sgraffite

    Sgraffite IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Possibly new paladin idea?

    Has anyone tried some type of paladin with a phoenix weapon and phoenix shield and running a conviction aura? This would give you 80% chance to cast level 22 firestorm on attack. Also 700-800% enhanced damage, throw in a Fortitude and you'd have 1000-1100% enhanced damage. What do you think would be the best attack to use with this build? What are your thoughts on this? Has it been done?
     
  2. Eilo Rytyj

    Eilo Rytyj IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    120
    About the enhanced damage: there's on-weapon and off-weapon enhanced damage.

    off-weapon is added together with Str/Dex ed% bonus, skill ed% etc.
    on-weapon is what affect's the weapon damage. It's multiplied by the total off-weapon ed% to get the final damage output.

    dual Phoenix + Fort would make 650-700% off-weapon ed, and the 350-400% ed on-weapon separate.

    Zeal would be the best attack, you'd want a fast attack to set off as many firestorms as possible.
     
  3. LorveN

    LorveN D3 Off Topic Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2003
    Messages:
    7,026
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    256
    The firestorm casting will interrupt your attack. This means every time you cast a firestorm (=often) your character will stop attacking for a second while it casts. This makes it not worth it.
     
  4. English Muffin

    English Muffin IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5

    I thought Zeal was uninteruptable, and that's why a frozen orb pally works so well in hell.

    EDIT: Nevermind. Sorry.



     
  5. Bladewind

    Bladewind IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Messages:
    1,855
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    120
    Zeal is indeed uninterruptable. So you will not not during mid zeal, the only trouble you will get is when the FS is launched from the last zeal after that you will stop for 0.8 seconds, not a big deal.
     
  6. Sgraffite

    Sgraffite IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Is there a timer on the firestorm or is it basically spammable?
     
  7. LorveN

    LorveN D3 Off Topic Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2003
    Messages:
    7,026
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    256
  8. Sgraffite

    Sgraffite IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Hmmm... will firestorm interrupt smite? I know it doesn't interrupt assassin kicks so I'm being hopeful :smiley:



     

Share This Page