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The Tankadin

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by Lostprophet, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. Lostprophet

    Lostprophet IncGamers Member

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    The Tankadin

    Idea crossed my mind recently to build a Paladin for max tanking capabilities. He'd be best suited for party play, like the Cleric. He'd have a crapload of life, enough str to wear good armor and enough dex for max block. And his skills....

    20 Defiance
    20 Holy Shield
    20 Smite
    20 Vigor
    20 Charge

    And whatever else I can put into Redemp.

    Fun, eh?

    Don't bother telling me I'm insane; I'm well aware of this.
     
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    *cough* Defiant *cough*

    It's not a bad idea. You might be tad short on AR on the Charge side of things. Use the usual tricks to increase it (i.e. Angelic set pieces, Raven Frost, Steel GCs, slvl 23 Enchant from Demon Limb, etc).
     
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    u can save up the 20 pts by using an act2 defiance merc...
     
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    He'll need the Defiance for the Holy Shield synergy.
     
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    is high defense all you're going for? what about resistances?
    I'm thinking

    20 defiance
    20 holy shield
    1 vengaence
    1 redemption
    1 salvation

    rest in the resist auras or conviction (they give a passive bonus to your max resist for each element except poison) Conviction will help for parties and boost damage. Need something incase somebody already has a defiance merc.

    then wear guardian angel. Sure you won't have much in the damage department, but a 3000 damage vengaence isn't that bad. Also you'll probably have 20K+ defense and 95% resist cold fire and lightning and high poison resist.
     
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    sJw_shan IncGamers Member

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    It'll be interesting to see if you can really get your defense high enough so that most hell monsters almost never hit you, and when surrounded in a pack you can survive. Maybe Drac's lifetap + your smite could help you leech in emergency. Good luck with your build.
     
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    I thought you could not leech with smite.
     
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    You can leech if monster is cursed with Life Tap.
     
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    I actually conceptualized this guy as having points into Salvation, but when I sat to type this post, I completely forgot. The real skillness should prolly have about 10 of those Vigor points into Salvation.

    If I really can't leech with Smite without using Life Tap, maybe Zeal is a better choice. Hrm.
     

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