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Stone vs Um'ed GA on avenger..

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by nastyx, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. nastyx

    nastyx IncGamers Member

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    Stone vs Um'ed GA on avenger..

    Im making an avenger which sole purpose is to aid in mf runs for my sorc/hammerdin. That means it doesnt need mf at all since it wont really be doing the important killing. I'm now somewhat at a crossroad and cant decide what route to take armor-wise.

    The options:
    Stone in a archon/dusk
    Um'ed GA (perhaps upgraded to hellforge, high str req is a pain)

    My other gear:
    Azurewrath
    CoA 1 sock, 26 res
    P'diamond HoZ, 69 res
    WT's
    Draculs
    Thundergods (perhaps upgr nightsmoke but I love the lightning absorb)
    Rare ring: 6ml, 30 fire res, 20 light res
    Ravenfrost
    Amulet..well thats difficult. Either a 2/1 seraph or a no skill 29 res amu
    Possibly another annihilus

    In total on hell I'll have:
    26 + 69 + 30 (anya) = 125 - 100 = 25 all res

    If I go with GA: 25 + 15 (um) = 40 all
    If I go with Stone: 25 + 15 (runeword bonus) = 40 all

    So res doesnt matter either way in that setup. Since I'll be going for almost max resistance aura I will get somewhere between 8-9 passive max resist bonus.

    With the ring its:
    40 + 30 fire = 70
    40 + 20 light = 60
    Psn + Cold = 40

    If I use the amulet with res its: 84 (max) light / 84 fire / 69 cold/ 69 psn
    If I use seraph it stays 70/60/40/40
    If I use highlords 84 light/70fire/40/40

    Highlords will help with the slow fpa from vengeance. If I socket azure with sheal and the CoA with 15ias jewel I can reach 8fpa. Max for me I guess.

    With the highlord setup I would need 3 cold 3 psn 2 fire 11% sc's which would take up 8 slots. That seems ok since I dont need mf there.

    At the moment im thinking I'll go with stone for the massive defense + fhr and the stat point bonus which is rather big imo. I could pump vita even more to overcome the offset of less max res.

    What would you do?

    PS cheers if you read till here :)
     
  2. gedda-d-e

    gedda-d-e IncGamers Member

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    you sure do write alot :)

    I'd personally go with stone beacause of the other massive bonuses (defence, FHR) and since GA doesnt help you unless you have max res already. And Blocking isn't too hard to ger to 75% with a few points in HS and since you use Azure I guess you already have 135dex.

    Go with highlords also, kickass amulet and it'll be easier to get to 8fps.

    I think thats all I had to say..
     
  3. nastyx

    nastyx IncGamers Member

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    Decided to go with stone in a sup 14ed great hauberk. Turned out with 301ed, 201x total def, so 287% from runeword..doesnt get much better :)
     
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    jesus mine turned out 287% with 15%ed omg(1947)
     
  5. Evanta

    Evanta IncGamers Member

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    btw since you already runeworded, can u tell u how much it costs to repair one pt of durability? checking for feasibility in PvM situations. thanx.
     
  6. Ulric

    Ulric IncGamers Member

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    Personally, I would not spend the runes to make STONE. But if you have.. then for tanking it might be better than GA.

    Ulric
     

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