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smite or zeal?

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by googlemaster, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. googlemaster

    googlemaster IncGamers Member

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    smite or zeal?

    i havent seen a good ole smiter in forever. is smite just obsolete now and zeal has completely taken over for the melee side of the palidan class?
     
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    mephiztophelez IncGamers Member

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    Re: smite or zeal?

    you're kidding. smiters are everywhere.

    thanx to grief adding damage directly to the base shield damage for smiters, smite has overtaken Zeal in the PvP arena.
     
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    Re: smite or zeal?

    Just to add my two cents, while smiters aren't exactly the best pvm builds, they're about the only way I can take any of the ubers, particularly chaos tristram... Of course, I'm sure there are some zealots out there who could teach me a thing or two.:dopey:
     
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    Re: smite or zeal?

    zeal for crowd control, smite - on bosses. melee paladin must use both these skills according to situation.
     
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    Re: smite or zeal?

    In PvM, the point of smite is hitting all the time while applying CBs and leeching from Grief's +dmg via lifetap and that's only needed versus Baal and the übers. You just need the one point which you invested for being a HS prereq. Other enemies are fought with zeal, so that's the better attack skill in PvM.

    PIs are an issue on their own. Either ignore them (which my Enigma zealot does - he has Wizardspike + crap Spirit on the weapon switch for quicker teleportations) or have a weapon in the second slot which works well with Vengeance or deals lots of elemental damage. The bonus from Grief doesn't add to elemental damage from vengeance.
     

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