The Ultimate Hammerdin

The Scourge

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The Ultimate Hammerdin

After seeing my precious Tal Rasha Sorceress getting ripped apart but everything in act 5 hell, I have decided to get revenge upon the denizens of evil. I plan on building the ultimate hammerdin to be my first sp patrarch/matriarch (my sorc is a champion). I need suggestions for my gear setup:

Weapon 1:Heart Of The Oak Flail
Shield 1:Herald Of Zakarum
Amor:Enigma/Guardian Angel/?
Helm:Shako
Belt:Arachnid Mesh
Boots:Tearhaunch/?
Gloves:?
Amulet:Rare Pally +2Skills, All res, Str
Rings:Soj x2

The items w/? I need help on. For gloves, are there any other options besides magefists or frostburns? Also, I like tearhaunch and they give me vigor, but are there any other options?
 

ULTIMATER

Diabloii.Net Member
Weapon 1:Heart Of The Oak Flail
Shield 1:Herald Of Zakarum
Amor:Enigma
Helm:Shako
Belt:Arachnid Mesh
Boots:War Travs for Str, Vit, MF
Gloves:Frosties if you need mana, or Chancies for MF
Amulet:Rare Pally +2Skills, All res, Str / Maras
Rings:Soj x2, Soj-BK, BK-BK (BK for Skill, SOJ is MUCH better)

IMHO the "best" setup. There is really no best, but its very good :D

And you have ~250MF with end game gear too ;)

Edit: As Pyza said, Skin of the Viper is a good armor, and easier just a tad easier too get then Enigma. ;)
 

Pyza

Diabloii.Net Member
Skin of the vipermagi is also a nice armor for a hammerdin. All res, faster cast rate and skill :D But damn he looks ugly with that armor and a shako :p


But if I had the runes to make an Enigma :teeth: it would be my main choice.
 

Icebird

Diabloii.Net Member
Are you aiming for the last casting breakpoint or not? For an "ultimate" hammerdin you want to reach 125% fast cast.

"Heart of the Oak" 40%
Vipermagi 30%
Magefist or Trang-Oul's Gloves 20%
Arachnid Mesh 20%

That leaves 15% to come from headgear and amulet (since the ultimate hammerdin will be using SOJs).

Circlets can get +2 paladin skills and up to 20% fast cast.
Rare amulets can get +2 paladin skill and 10% faster cast.
Crafted amulets can get +2 paladin skills and up to 20% fast cast. (Level requirement of 89 however).

Then fill up the rest of your inventory with Combat charms, and watch stuff die.

Chris
 

Hythopian Shade

Diabloii.Net Member
Is there any way to get 125% faster cast without Skin of the Vipermagi? Also, would Griffon's Eye be a good helm for him, rather then Harlequin Crest?
 

Hadrian

Diabloii.Net Member
My lvl91 Hammerdin's gear:

Weapon: Wizardspike
Armor: Guardian Angel
Shield: HoZ w/P.Diamond
Headgear: Rockstopper
Belt: String of Ears
Boots: Wartravelers
Gloves: Chanceguards
Rings: SoJ, Nagelring
Amulet: Rear, +2 Paladin Skills, res, mf

He pretty much tears Hell Baal apart at players 3...

Merc: Eth. Reapers, Shaft Boneweave and Vampgaze...
 

Indemaijinj

Diabloii.Net Member
Hythopian Shade said:
Is there any way to get 125% faster cast without Skin of the Vipermagi? Also, would Griffon's Eye be a good helm for him, rather then Harlequin Crest?
You could use Suicide Branch, but that would be kind a of a downgrade from Wizardspike or Heart of the Oak.
 

Hadrian

Diabloii.Net Member
Indemaijinj said:
You could use Suicide Branch, but that would be kind a of a downgrade from Wizardspike or Heart of the Oak.
Suicide Branch is great until you can use Wizardspike at lvl 61(?)...
 

chaos

Diablo: IncGamers Member
Branch is not necessarily a downgrade from wiz spike. ;) Not considering armour, possible FCR would be:

20% headgear
50% weapon
20% shield
20% ammy
20% 2 rings
20% belt

for 150% fcr, so there are indeed options to explore for faster cast. Will probably give up some +skills, but i believe there are those who believe the faster hammer output will make up for the lack in dmg. :D
 

Spook_Cell

Diabloii.Net Member
I have this so called perfect setup but you still have to be careful cause FE monsters will kill you pretyy fast for some dumb reason. You won't be an invincible tank if that's what you think you are getting.
 
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