With an aura only pally you don't attack at all.Liliel said:Aura only Paladin is easy due to holy shock/freeze. You can punch your way through hell with those auras. Weapons are for wusses. :lol: Now if you limit yourself to one aura tree, and not allow any points in others even for synergy, then that can be a challenge (defensive auras much more so).
Blaze is actually quite viable, damage wise. Might go well on a ranged Enchantress.
Charged Strike zons are easy. What's tough about that? I have a Charged Striker without a shield, and without a desert or barb merc. She's had few deaths (normal Duriel, and some bits in Act 3 and 4 Hell where I got my stupid self surrounded. Never get surrounded!) and a relatively easy time.
On a side note, Valkyrie >>> shield. She saves me so many times it's not funny. Recently Diablo, meanie that he is, bone prisoned me twice, one right after the other. If I didn't distract him with a shiny female, I'd have gotten lightning hosed!
He asked for unlikely builds and blaze and charged strike fit into that category. Besides I play hc and viable is determined whether or not you live or die. If someone made an untwinked guardian out of a charged strike zon I may consider it easy.