Smiter Exile vs Hoz

Arutha

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I have always like up'd hoz, nice consistant dmg, +skills, good blocking, resistances, and a socket. I tend to use up'd hoz on all my smiters and exile on my zealers. I just don't find the massive defense all that import on a smiter where as on a zealer high def is a must.
 

faceinthecrowd

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I never really liked the whole lifetap thing with the exile. It's too much of a crutch for all the palli builds out there. Also, you can pull more smite dmg with a upd hoz easily.
 

Eilo Rytyj

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Exile is usually made in a bugged ethereal Vortex Shield, with either 45 resist (for general duelling), or 121AR 65% ed for pure melee duelling. Vortex because it's got the highest base defence. I've heard it can get up to/more than 1.6k def on the shield alone, greatly boosted by the auto-defiance aura.

I use an upped HoZ on my uber killer, a zealot/1pt smite, and it works great, nice well-rounded mods.

I think it's really up to personal choice, and what you need out of your shield. If it's super high defence you need, then go with Exile.
 

hardnfast

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andrewexd said:
I also had this question but which would be better exile or non upped hoz?
I guess that would depend on the base shield, as long as the exile was made in an elite paly shield It should do more damage than a non upped hoz. (although you lose all the other great hoz mods)

I've always liked upp'd hoz for smiters, stormshield for zealots and exile for pvm.
 

Demonic Angel Rules

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Im going to sound like a really big newb, But what is a Hoz. Ive looked on Arreat Summit and cant find in. Is it a unige shield or set and what is the name of the shield it self. What i mean is like WF= Windforce.
 

Arutha

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Demonic Angel Rules said:
Im going to sound like a really big newb, But what is a Hoz. Ive looked on Arreat Summit and cant find in. Is it a unige shield or set and what is the name of the shield it self. What i mean is like WF= Windforce.
Herald Of Zakarum Unique gilded shield.
 

andrewexd

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hardnfast said:
I guess that would depend on the base shield, as long as the exile was made in an elite paly shield It should do more damage than a non upped hoz. (although you lose all the other great hoz mods)

I've always liked upp'd hoz for smiters, stormshield for zealots and exile for pvm.

ok thnx im not sure if i should switch it though my resits arnt even maxed and w/o hoz they will be low
 
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