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PVP Smite Weapon advice, please

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by PiscesIscariot, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. PiscesIscariot

    PiscesIscariot Banned

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    PVP Smite Weapon advice, please

    Hey there.

    I'm planning on making a smiter on USW Ladder (who isn't) but thought I'd try something else a little different than the norm, a 5 ber phase blade. That's 100% crushing blow by my reckoning, which works with smite. I've seen people with one of those babies take down baal in 30 seconds and dclone in a minute so I thought they should be very effective vs players. The only thing is, what to put in the other socket? Um for open wounds? I'm not sure.

    Thoughts?

    This is my thoughts on equip so far.

    non sorcs:

    Shako/COA (the str on COA...is it worth it? I'm not sure on this one)
    Highlords
    archon Chains of Honor
    Verdungos
    Draculs? Souldrainers?
    Vortex Exile shield
    eth Sandstorms
    dual BK rings

    hows that look?

    and for the ever pesky sorc:

    Giant Skull with 2 of the applicable res rune? Shako with Um?
    30 Mara
    COH or Enigma? (COH has massive res, but Enigma helps to catch up with them. Although I do have charge...)
    Doom Zerker (to slow them down?)/5 Ber phase
    4 sock monarch with applicable resistance PGem
    rings with applicable resistance/abs
    eth Sandstorms/resistance boots (waterwalks etc)
    Souldrainers? Draculs?

    And lastly, what do you guys recommend for a charge weap? I realize a BOTD Thundermaul is optimal...but is the str worth it? Is there another weap as good with less str req?

    Thanks a lot for any help I can get :)
     
  2. YJP

    YJP IncGamers Member

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    why not make a hybrid of both of those equipments, using enigma for both non sorcs and sorcs, they can pop up in your pvp room anytime...
    draculs instead of souldrainers, unless u wanna lose that crazy life tap, you cannot die against 2~3 barbs with life tap... and why sandstorms? especially eth... well... i suppose its ok... personally i prefer mermans, but they be fking expensive, they dont drop nemore...
    but if you are gonna make 2 invs, grab absorb rings and ammys, so like rising sun for FB sorcs, that cold absorb thingy for blizz sorcs, and i dont think there are any good light sorcs, so leave em.. instead of monarch, i prefer(again) summat like blackoak upg(if u can :lol: ) for cold absorb, maybe a good zaka or storm.
    Doom zerker=good. use it
    keep the eth sandstorms, unless youre playing hell duelling, when u should use waterwalks.
    lastly, i think just a MASSIVE dmg weapon like a BotD eth... somehting something... your thunda maul is also a good option, you can get there easier if u apply the enigma str monds.

    thats my viewpoint neway.

    ~YJP~
     
  3. PiscesIscariot

    PiscesIscariot Banned

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    Thanks for the reply :)

    Firstly, I'm playing ladder and I don't think Sprockets even exist on ladder do they? And I plan on using Exile which has the life tap % anyways, so I thought Draculs might be a waste.

    Thanks for the input.
     
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    Halbreed7250 IncGamers Member

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    seriously, merman's sprocket is around? i thought it got disabled before patch came out, is there a few pairs that are actually up for trade?!
     
  5. Blade

    Blade IncGamers Member

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    This is what my character uses:

    Shako(Lo rune)
    Enigma
    Silence Phase/Topaz Herald
    Fury Zerker/Ber Herald
    TGods
    2+amu/Highlords
    Draculs
    Wedding Band/Ravenfrost
    Goreriders.

    10 x combat charms w/ life and i switch from 10 x20life/11%LR to 10 x 20life/5% resist all small charms ...depending on who I face though.

    I use this setup vs all builds/sublcass ...I don't bother changing equip.
     
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    memememe173 IncGamers Member

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    Merman's do not exist.
     
  7. PiscesIscariot

    PiscesIscariot Banned

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    Hmm I'd really not considered a Silence Phase..but having seen it's speed and awesome res I'm definately considering using that.

    Thanks guys :)
     
  8. Mr.Glasscock

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    I only had about 40% cb and i took down the clone in about 30-45 sec by just smiting, which is the same time you say you've seen done with a 100 %cb sword. So i dont think a 100% cb weap is worth it since you lose a lot of useful mods. A silence would be better in my opinion.
     

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