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Skill choice help plz

Discussion in 'Classic' started by Mirrislegend, May 11, 2008.

  1. Mirrislegend

    Mirrislegend IncGamers Member

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    Skill choice help plz

    I have a lvl 81 (as of writing this) hammerdin with a skill point to spare. Hammer, Conc, Vigor, and Blessed Aim have all been maxed. I've put a spare into Redemption to reduce my dependence on pots between sections of CS. And I may have put one into Holy Shield just to lengthen the enchantment. Where should I put my extra and my future extras?

    Also, I have something like 420 vit, but I'm having trouble getting rings that will allow for a gskin and a shard (cuz of my base str and dex). Is it worth it to keep sinking ability points into vit, or should i spare some for shardy goodness?
     
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    HegemonKhan IncGamers Member

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    hammerdin customization and finalization guide

    u might wanna sticky this warlock in the build guides, as many people have/use hammerdins.
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    1. depends if u wanna make perfect hammerdin or no.
    2. depends what type of hammerdin u want.
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    once u got your basic hammerdin (~lvl 80-84?):

    1. max concentration, blessed hamemrs, vigor, blessed aim
    2a. base str/dex (but requires good +str/dex from gear)(lets u have max life)
    2b. enough str/dex for gear/weapon (easier to manage with weapon/gear, but cost of more life)
    3. rest into vitality

    *having max or high life (vit) isn't that important unless u dueling. so if u just doing pvm, than u might wanna put pts into str/dex for gear/weapon to make it easier on u.
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    first, before u customize your hammerdin, u need to know the types of hammerdins u can have:

    1. high defense or not. if yes, this requires 170 str, for best def armor ornate, rest of points into holy shield and defiance.

    u could NOT max concentration and max defiance and/or holy shield and use defiance instead of concentration for your aura.

    or u could NOT put pts into blessed hammer's synergies, vigor and blessed aim, so u can put those pts into holy shield/defiance.

    2. high +skills or not. this requires only 100 str for silks.

    3. high FCR. requires 51? dex and 40? str for shard. magefists 45? str. wall of eyeless 40? str.

    4. high resists. NOT dependent on str/dex. u can get low str/dex req but low def gear with good resists or u can get high str/dex req but high def gear with good resists. so str/dex doesn't matter for resists but matters if u want high def gear or not.
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    than u customize your hammerdin with remaining/extra sk pts (from lvl 80-84? to lvl 99):

    1. holy shield/defiance. if u want more defense or higher block chance or longer duration of holy shield.

    this isn't very useful for def as def really only has two levels, NO def (low) or good def (VERY high). so if u don't have high def already, holy shield and defiance isn't gonna make any difference in your def rating.

    however, if u are using a shield that has low block chance than more into holy shield is good cuz it raises shield block chance and gives u more duration for hoyl shield.

    2. higher redemption. shouldn't need explanation. gives more *LIFE*/mana back and has higher chance of success on each corpse.

    3. skill pts into the 3 resist auras (resist lit, resist fire, resist cold). for 2 pts into them u get +1 to max resist of that resist. so if u put 20 pts into resist fire u get +10 to your max fire resist giving u over the 75% level up to the 95% cap.

    4. higher meditation. shouldn't need explanation.

    5. higher cleansing. shouldnt need explanation.

    6. higher salvation. shouldn't need explantion.

    7. whatever other skills u wanna put 1 pt or more into for like party help or whatever. for example, party wants some fanaticism or thorns or whatever..
     
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  3. barty

    barty IncGamers Member

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    Re: Skill choice help plz

    well i think if u are on SC, a few hard points to str/dex wont be too bad. If u are on HC I would say look for str/dex items. Full irathas set give s like 25 dex/res, twitch 10/10 str/dex aint bad and better than skins imo, boots can get some nice dex bout 9 or so i think, or there is always Tearhaunch [5/5 str/dex], Mahim oak [10 all attibutes] can help too. just a few cheap options for you :). if u decide to break from shard, u can get low base str +low str gear to use a decent scepter, removing dex from ur problems[using other fcr gear 20 gloves 10 ring x2 10 ammy = 50 fcr].

    For extra skill points, i would reccomend at least on point into salvation [res all aura, no pre required skills], with bc from a barb or + skills gear it will help with resists[ since ur usin shard, a partied scepter din will have higher lvl conc than you so u can use it as backup aura].
     
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    Mirrislegend IncGamers Member

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    Damage Calculator

    Are damages calculated very differently in LoD? Cuz this calculator, which is recommended by a lot of people seems way off for my hdin.

    http://diablo2.ingame.de/spiel/skills/calc/index.php?char=pal&lang=en

    According to random other stuff I've seen, it's way off on lightning sorc damages, but I know for a fact it's spot on with blizz sorc. what gives?
     
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    norvi11erogers IncGamers Member

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    Re: Skill choice help plz

    Just for some skills. As far as I can recall, conc only gives half its bonus in LoD and all of its bonus in classic or something like that.
     

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