Question to you superb zealers

JoeDamned

Banned
Question to you superb zealers

I was wondering what kind of gear a zealer needs? I also wonder do they ACTUALLY need 20 zeal and 20 sacrafice?

Since after zeal gets the max number of hits (5) the damage only increases slightly per level so I really don't see the point in it while you could be spending those points on an aura..

So I need to know the following;

Zealer Gear;
Zealer Stat Distribution;
Zealer Aura;

Help if you can.
 

JoeDamned

Banned
Oh dear someone deleted like 20 posts, anyways, this will be all PVP low level.

Here is what I am thinking;

Zeal + Holy Freeze.

I am not a superb fan of holy freeze because it's damage won't do diddly to a person with good cold resists.

HOWEVER.

It freezes ANYBODY regardless of if they are wearing death sash or hawk, whatever it may be. By level 12 any enemy will be slowed by 50%.

So that means pesky running sorcs and even a few tough ww barbs will get so slowed that I just swoop in and wallop them with a few hits.

Basically I will need;

1 Might
1 Holy Fire
12 holy freeze

? Sacrafice
? Zeal

? Resist cold (Holy freeze prerequisit)

Gear;

30 IAS battlehammer
Sigon Shield
Sigon Boots
Death hand
Death sash
Angelics Rings
Angelic Ammy
Angelic Mantle

Taking this char to lvl 26.

=-EDIT-=

I will also be using a 3 sock mask with p ama (+30 str)

My max str will be 100 for the battlehammer.

I ALSO have the choice of a silks, 100 str requirements, +1 to skill like angelic mantle, HOWEVER with silks I do not get 50 fire res, and only gain about 200 defence from Angelics.
 

TheCerberus

Diabloii.Net Member
lvl 26 Zealot - LLD - Completed all quests in Normal only.
- Skills: 29
- Stats: 130, +20 life

Breakpoints
Zeal Attack Rate - 15% for 5 frame Zeal with -30 Base Weapon, 75% for 4 frame Zeal
Shield Block Rate - 2 frame block with Holy Shield
Hit Recovery Rate - 48% for 7 frame hit recovery

Equipment
- Weapon - The General's Tan Do Li Ga - (7-58 damage, -30 Weapon Speed) - Slows Target by 50%, +25 defense, 5% mana leech.
- Amulet - Angelic Wings - 20% Damage Taken Goes to Mana, +75 life.
- Rings - Angelic Halos - Replenish Life (+12), +40 life, +156 Attack Rating.
- Armor - Twitchthroe - (60 defense) - +20% IAS, +10 dexterity, 25% Increased Block, +10 Strength, +20% FHR.
- Belt - Death's Guard - (20 defense) - Cannot Be Frozen.
- Boots - Goblin Toe - (34 defense) - +25% for Crushing Blow, Physical Damage Reduced by 1, Magical Damage Reduced by 1.
- Gloves - Bloodfists - (18 defense) - +40 life, +30% FHR, +10% IAS.
- Shield - Steelclash - (58 defense, 60% block) - +1 Paladin Skills, Physical Damage Reduced by 3.
- Helm - 3-Perfect Ruby Superior Winged Helm - (40 defense) - +108 life

Skills
Sacrifice - 7+1
Zeal - 3+1
Holy Shield - 3+1
Holy Freeze - 9+1
Resist Cold - 1+1
Pre-Requisites - 6

Stats
Strength - 25 - Add 28, +10 from Twitchthroe = 63
Dexterity - 20 - Add 11, +10 from Twitchthroe = 41
Vitality - 25 - Add 91 = 116
Energy - 15 - Add 0 = 15

Character
Life - 105 - Add 273, +263 from gear = 641
Mana - 53 - Add 0 = 53
Physical Damage - (7-58) - Add 147% = 17-143
Cold Damage - 14-16 - Add 74-80 to your attack = 14-16/74-80

Just an idea I was throwing around. You'd have max slow, but the additional slow from Holy Freeze was just a bonus; I really like the amount of damage it gives. Of course, with a flail, you might as well just go for max damage all the way, and use Holy Shock. But the slow from the radius is nice, and something General's does not give.
 

Wyvern

Diabloii.Net Member
JoeDamned said:
Oh dear someone deleted like 20 posts, anyways, this will be all PVP low level.
A zealer with holy freeze low lvl is an interesting idea, and may work well vs other melee chars, but a sorc with blizz, necro with spear, paladin useing charge, and a barbarian useing leap attack to some extent will all give you trouble if not beat you out right.
 

JoeDamned

Banned
Cerebrus, do you mind if I completely copy that character guide? I have like all of those items except for steelclash which I can get soon.

It's a very intelligent idea, most thanks.
 

fredsta54

Diabloii.Net Member
I have a pretty effective lld zealer based on all physical damage

It is complete at lvl 17, or 18 if u want to get concentrate

skills:

4 to zeal
1 point might (or conc if u go w/ lvl 18 build)
rest sacrifice

gear:

Clegaws sword: (50% ds, bonus to ar)
Clegaws shield: (15 res all partial bonus, +1.75 max damage to clegs per clvl)
Twitchthroe: (bonuses that are too good on a low lvl)
Deaths sash and gloves: (30 ias, cbf, resists)
Treads of cthon: (only boots that give 30 r/w at that lvl(you will need to chase down ur opponents to zeal)
Angelic rings and ammy (big ar, life, dex, dtm)
Duskdeep full helm: (+max damage, resists, damage reduction)

This build usually kills most chars around its lvl in a zeal cycle or 2

go alll vita w/ nuff strngth/// dex 4 gear


Fred
 

TheCerberus

Diabloii.Net Member
JoeDamned said:
Cerebrus, do you mind if I completely copy that character guide? I have like all of those items except for steelclash which I can get soon.

It's a very intelligent idea, most thanks.
No problem, in fact I'd love to see if it works out. If you think the slow provided by General's isn't worth the minimum damage, you might want to try Cleglaw's Sword instead. That'd give you a lot more physical punch to it.
 
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