That's pretty much it.from retrostar and others.........
pub set up:
helm: shako ber
weapon: grief ba
ring: frost &your choice
shield: upped hoz ber
boots: gore, tri resist
Combat skills :
1 into every skill
1+ Holy Shield
20 Fist of the Heavens
Offensive Auras :
1 into every skill -
1+ Conviction (add 1 point, then put points into it after everything to keep it at level 25 no matter the gear switch)
20 Holy Shock
Deffensive Auras :
That is not the case with Grief. Holy Shield only adds a set +damage to Smite, whereas Smite multiplies that +damage by a percentage. With Grief, you already have a huge +damage, so you should rather go for a higher percentage, as it will yield more damage. Kinda like 10*200%>10+520 holy shield is a better investment than 20 in smite in most cases. a split between them both would probably yield the best option.
I need a nap............Retro you keep promising a guide, your flight to Toronto wasnt as productive as you hoped, how about it?That is not the case with Grief. Holy Shield only adds a set +damage to Smite, whereas Smite multiplies that +damage by a percentage. With Grief, you already have a huge +damage, so you should rather go for a higher percentage, as it will yield more damage. Kinda like 10*200%>10+5
With an upgraded HoZ, you have the base damage of 46-46, this is with the setup mentioned and a 375 Grief
20 pts in Holy Shield and 1pt in smite yield a damage of 5075.91 with 0 str
20 pts in Smite and 1pt in Holy Shield yield a damage of 5829.165 with 0 str
Now, with as low STR as possible (no points to STR) and as high +str as possible with the mentioned setup, you have 173 STR at lvl 91. Now the damages look like this:
20 pts in Holy Shield and 1pt in Smite yields a damage of 6071.525
20 pts in Smite and 1pt in Holy Shield yields a damage of 6693.3
Here we see that the more +ED% we have, the closer the 20 holy shield setup is to the smite setup.
Not unless there are some reasonably thorough strategies in there.haha. i'll get around to it. if you guys don't mind i can easily post a simple straight forward guide by.. friday.
The only reason why you would use PB would probably be without sacrificing for IAS gear or slow.[exile];5000787 said:Not unless there are some reasonably thorough strategies in there.
Camden and others advocate Grief PB at all times when coupled with TeleSmite, have you tried that yet?
It's really up to you.. I always find life tap useful in pubs but if you duel private and they don't allow it. Those gloves would also work.why should i use dracs and hl? wouldnt 20 ias str/dex gloves and maras be better?
edit: i also have to ask about charms.. should i get 9 pcombats or like 5 and rest 20 lifers (+ torch and anni ofc)
T/V popularity and viablility has been boosted with the release of grief. Since a one pt smite with grief is extremely powerful. Therefore, this allows the remaining points to be invested into FoH. Making T/V a very viable build. Compared to before, where every pt into smite is needed to make smite powerful.I'm just getting back into diablo2. I want to make a v/t again but when I used to play we didn't have grief. I see the major advantages of the +dmg grief gives but is it still not beneficial to max holyshield if you're making a smite oriented v/t? Whenever I think of a v/t, I think of someone who uses weaker foh with convic to force opponets with max fcr to use some res eq, not someone trying to get higher foh damage at the expense of lower smite dmg. I'm curious to see your new guide retro, when are you putting that out?