PvM Hammerdin Question

Baalslayerrr

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PvM Hammerdin Question

Hey folks! Since ya'll have a hammerdin or have played one in the past, I'm sure you will be able to answer my question. The question is: Is it mandatory to have max block on a PvM hammerdin? I mean if it wasn't, you could save an easy 50-70 stat points for vitality which is kinda useful. Lemme Know what you think....
 

Unscene

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Baalslayerrr said:
Hey folks! Since ya'll have a hammerdin or have played one in the past, I'm sure you will be able to answer my question. The question is: Is it mandatory to have max block on a PvM hammerdin? I mean if it wasn't, you could save an easy 50-70 stat points for vitality which is kinda useful. Lemme Know what you think....
Well, it's not mandatory... but if you're planning on doing it correctly (with the right gear) it's definately useful to have max block. I haven't played my hammerdin in a while (or D2 for that matter) however, I believe my hammerdin had max block and still had over 2000 life. If you have a decent merc, the max block helps. Especially on those tele-baal runs.
 

Anticrombie

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Unscene said:
Well, it's not mandatory... but if you're planning on doing it correctly (with the right gear) it's definately useful to have max block. I haven't played my hammerdin in a while (or D2 for that matter) however, I believe my hammerdin had max block and still had over 2000 life. If you have a decent merc, the max block helps. Especially on those tele-baal runs.

Call me an idiot, but what is max block :confused: lol. Im makin a hammerdin, and its my first pally (been playin D2 for 3 years, just never like pallys) So im just curious what max block is and how u get it.
 

Baalslayerrr

Diabloii.Net Member
Anticrombie said:
Call me an idiot, but what is max block :confused: lol. Im makin a hammerdin, and its my first pally (been playin D2 for 3 years, just never like pallys) So im just curious what max block is and how u get it.
Max Block is shown over the defense box in the char screen. Holy shield helps it out and so does dex. 75% is max


**** Also, i had max holy shield with 2k life, would max block be neccessary? The reason why im wondering this is b/c i dont have an annilius on non-lad right now but i might get one when the season ends (which could be next month or next year). Once i had one, id get a next boost of 20 which would help for max block.... H E L P M E ! ! ! ;)
 

hulla-hop

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well, the playing style of a hammerdin pretty much dictates max block. you want to get in the middle of the battle, and get pound on alot so max block will help alot
 

Leohappy

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If you want to solo 8pl Hell games, it's max block all the way. You WILL be taking a lot of hits, and block will make sure only a few will actually result in damage to your chara. Can't imagine a good Hammerdin without 75% block at any level.
 

sorcyone

Banned
Baalslayerrr said:
Hey folks! Since ya'll have a hammerdin or have played one in the past, I'm sure you will be able to answer my question. The question is: Is it mandatory to have max block on a PvM hammerdin? I mean if it wasn't, you could save an easy 50-70 stat points for vitality which is kinda useful. Lemme Know what you think....
It's so cheap you would be mad not to. HoZ with decent Holy Shield gives 118% block. Even at level ** you only need 127 dex to get 75% block. You should get :
25 starting (is this right ? anyway about 25)
20 raven
5 Mara
2 Shako
10 Hoto
20 Annihilis
---
82

which means you only need to put 45 points into dex.
 

Baalslayerrr

Diabloii.Net Member
sorcyone said:
It's so cheap you would be mad not to. HoZ with decent Holy Shield gives 118% block. Even at level ** you only need 127 dex to get 75% block. You should get :
25 starting (is this right ? anyway about 25)
20 raven
5 Mara
2 Shako
10 Hoto
20 Annihilis
---
82

which means you only need to put 45 points into dex.
I have all those Items Except Anni. I CANT get one w/o getting scammed!!!!
 

MoonUnit

Diabloii.Net Member
My hammerdin has about 1.8K life w/o bo, maxed block, 75 75 85 75 res and 11K hammers; he does pretty well except vs those damned dolls :eek:
 

sorcyone

Banned
Baalslayerrr said:
I have all those Items Except Anni. I CANT get one w/o getting scammed!!!!
Get one. It's worth it even if you have to overpay. Trade from the trade forums or someone who is well known as a trader. I did the latter and gave my stuff (451pdsc) before receiving the anni.
 

sorcyone

Banned
MoonUnit said:
My hammerdin has about 1.8K life w/o bo, maxed block, 75 75 85 75 res and 11K hammers; he does pretty well except vs those damned dolls :eek:
Resistance under conviction is important too. I like to stack resists PvM.

The dolls are the worst - only time I ever died. More life helps. I you can spot them then Holy Bolt + Redemption is good (even with base Holy bolt).
 
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